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Yes! A Minster for Taunton
22nd February 2022
At special service led by Bishop Ruth St Mary Magdalene church in Taunton will officially be confirmed as Taunton Minster
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‘Called to be all sorts of things’ – hundreds mark the end of #God Calls
12th February 2022
“We are called to be all sorts of things but God is much less bothered about the role we have, the key is that whatever we do we do it in the name of the Lord Jesus,” said Archdeacon Adrian in the first of three Zoom gatherings today (12 February) to mark the end of our ‘God calls… everyone, everywhere week.
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New team of chaplains to support the elderly is commissioned
10th February 2022
The Anna Chaplains will be present with people, offering spiritual care, in Care Homes and across the community.
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Call to Worship: 100s join our Archdeaconry Days opening service
7th February 2022
More than 200 come together to worship online and reflect on how God calls everyone, everywhere at the start of our Archdeaconry Days. Find out how you can join us.
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Diocesan Ambassador for The Children's Society
4th February 2022
Nicky King from Wincanton begins her new voluntary role working for the charity in Bath and Wells.
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Resources for Racial Justice Sunday
1st February 2022
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland has produced a resource for Racial Justice Sunday 2022 which reflects on the importance of everyone recognising themselves, their race, their culture and their history in the life of the Church.
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Latest on the new Bishop of Bath and Wells
27th January 2022
The Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) to discern a new Bishop of Bath and Wells meets on 31 January. A second meeting to interview candidates will be on 28 February and 1 March. 
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Lifting of Coronavirus restrictions: A message from Bishop Ruth
27th January 2022
Bishop Ruth shares a reflection on the Covid pandemic as restrictions are lifted in England.
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Moving into the time of light
27th January 2022
A countryside view from our Hedgerow Chaplain.
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All 'Go' for new Growing Faith and Everyday Faith Advisers
24th January 2022
Tony Cook, Cheryl Govier and Andy Levett have taken on the roles of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith Advisers, with the responsibility of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith, two key elements in the diocesan strategy.
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Funding step forward for flood church
13th January 2022
St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church Muchelney, near Langport on the Somerset Levels, has moved one step closer towards its plans to become a community hub after receiving a £12,500 grant from South Somerset District Council.
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Meet the new Lay Chair
13th January 2022
At the last Synod on 2021, Caroline Mason was elected as the new Lay Chair of Diocesan Synod, replacing Mary Masters.
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Manna interview: A pioneering journey
11th January 2022
Trevor James became a pioneer in Keynsham in November 2019. Read more about his journey.
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Join with us this Lent
11th January 2022
Join with us this Lent as we explore ‘Knowing You, Knowing Me, Knowing God’. There’ll be a range of resources focusing on the themes of offering and receiving welcome, hospitality, inclusion, and generosity as a way of better knowing and understanding others, ourselves, and God during Lent 22 and beyond.
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Meet the presenters of our new Archdeaconry Day podcast
7th January 2022
Millie and Sam introduce themselves ahead of the launch of The Calling Podcast.
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Bishop Ruth's Christmas message
22nd December 2021
Reflecting on what is at the heart of Christmas.
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Digital resources for churches this Christmas
22nd December 2021
With some churches making changes to their plans in the run up to Christmas, The Church of England Digital Team has pulled together a reminder of some resources that churches may want to share with their communities to compliment what's planned locally, whether online or onsite.
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A Festive Friday Night Experience
21st December 2021
Responding to the 'need for young people to receive the love of God in a practical way'.
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Manna interview: A safe space to think, discuss, pray and reflect
27th December 2021
Assistant Curate and Chaplain Ruth Motion shares her thoughts on the LLF course.
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A new year message from Bishop Ruth
1st January 2022
The light of a star to guide us. Bishop Ruth reflects on what 2022 may bring us and what we have to look forward to.
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