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An outdoor service and churchyard exploration on Environment Sunday
10th June 2021
"The earth is the Lord's and everything in it." Psalm 24:1
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Climate relay to COP26 to go through diocese
10th June 2021
Join the Young Christians Climate Network as they travel through Bath and Wells on their way from Cornwall to Glasgow to highlight the need to care for God's creation.
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Changing lightbulbs to help schools reduce energy consumption
10th June 2021
Ten schools have a lighting system upgrade which will cut CO2 emissions and save money.
Open Changing lightbulbs to help schools reduce energy consumption

Chair of Safeguarding Panel steps down after seven years
10th June 2021
Ted Allen, the independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel has officially stepped down, chairing his last meeting of the diocesan Safeguarding Panel after seven years in the role.
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New Chair for the Diocesan Board of Education as Tony Blackshaw steps down
8th June 2021
Tony Blackshaw, who has been Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education for the last three years, is stepping down today (8 June 2021). He will be replaced by Tracey Khodabandehloo, who recently retired from school leadership after 25 years as a head teacher in church schools.
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Caring for creation - join us on the pathway to Net Zero this June
3rd June 2021
In June it is hoped that Covid restrictions will be lifted and most activities can return to normal. June is also the month in which we celebrate Environment Sunday (6 June) and when the G7 nations meet in Cornwall for their climate conference, so it is an appropriate time to consider how we can take steps to care for our planet.
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Bath Abbey exhibition to tell story of colonialism and slave trade
26th May 2021
Bath Abbey is to hold an exhibition revealing its links to colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade through the history of its monuments and ledgerstones. The 'Monuments, Empire and Slavery' exhibition will run from 24 May to 4 September 2021, with a panel discussion on 25 June.
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St Mary's, East Brent to receive £50,000 grant aid
25th May 2021
The community of St Mary’s in East Brent are celebrating following confirmation they’re to receive a grant of £50,000 from Viridor Credits through the Landfill Communities Fund, which means they can begin much needed roof repairs on the Grade 1 listed building.
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Service of Thanksgiving for God’s Faithfulness
25th May 2021
‘A beautiful balance of witness, thanksgiving, sharing and prayer.’ celebrating the completion of the set-up phase of the Pioneer Project.
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People from across the diocese come together to say farewell to Bishop Peter
22nd May 2021
Bishop Peter's laid down his crozier in the service from Wells Cathedral.
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Join us in our farewell to Bishop Peter
19th May 2021
Join us and watch Bishop Peter's farewell service followed by his farewell tea.
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Bishop Peter dedicates chapel wall art in one of last official engagements
18th May 2021
Bishop Peter dedicated a textile artwork in the Bishop's Palace chapel in one of his last official engagements before he retires on Saturday.
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Ascension Day ascent with a difference
18th May 2021
Since 1883, students at the Kings of Wessex Academy in Cheddar have been ascending the church tower at St. Andrew's church on ascension day, to look out over the magnificent views and mark their moving on from the school to pastures new. Unfortunately for the second year in a row, they have been unable to due to Covid. Despite this however the tradition continued this year in virtual form.
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Young people get planting for community project
18th May 2021
The Saturday Club children from St. Dubricius Church have done an amazing job planting 120 plants along the church railings.
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Bishop Peter to say farewell after seven years
14th May 2021
Bishop Peter is to retire as Bishop of Bath and Wells following an online service from Wells Cathedral on 22 May
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Seven years of serving Bath & Wells
14th May 2021
Take a look back at seven years of Bishop Peter's time in the Diocese of Bath and Wells
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Recognised as one of Somerset's unsung coronavirus heroes
11th May 2021
Revd Alison Waters receives a Somerset Medal for her work supporting the local community during lockdown
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Guidance to help churches and cathedrals address questions of contested heritage
11th May 2021
The Church of England has published new guidance for parishes and cathedrals addressing concerns over memorials with links to slavery and other contested heritage.
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Could you be a school governor?
10th May 2021
Can you offer your support our schools?
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Providing a floating support to boating community
6th May 2021
Members of St Michael's Without, in Bath, volunteer their narrow boat for use as a food hub and a Covid-19 vaccine clinic during the pandemic
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