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Community creates ‘joyful and colourful’ Easter display
6th April 2021
The benefice of Creech St. Michael, Ruishton and Thornfalcon had an egg-sellent time in the in the run up to Easter, in a community-wide Easter egg decoration project. As well as decorating eggs, members of church and wider community and church community also knitted and crocheted eggs and flowers and over 120 metres of ‘vine’.
Open Community creates ‘joyful and colourful’ Easter display

The Queen pays tribute to Bath and Wells Maundy Money recipients
1st April 2021
Two people from Bath and Wells are among 95 people who’ve received special thanks from the Queen today in recognition of the contribution they have made to their community and their church.
Open The Queen pays tribute to Bath and Wells Maundy Money recipients

Exploring Peacebuilding
31st March 2021
We are developing a Peacebuilding Network and are offering training to people who want to explore the possibility of working with parishes who find themselves having to confront uncomfortable differences or disagreement which threaten the harmony of the congregation or community.
Open Exploring Peacebuilding

Welcome to our new website
30th March 2021
Part of a collaboration with 20 other dioceses to create a standardized website that will serve dioceses across the Church of England.
Open Welcome to our new website

Sharing Easter joy
29th March 2021
Watch Bishop Peter’s Easter Sunday message and find out how Christians across Somerset are sharing joy and hope this Easter.
Open Sharing Easter joy

Bishop Peter announces retirement
29th March 2021
Rt Revd Peter Hancock, is to take early retirement on medical grounds as he continues his recovery from treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia.
Open Bishop Peter announces retirement

Outdoor congregational singing allowed from Palm Sunday
29th March 2021
New guidance on singing in churches before and after Palm Sunday.
Open Outdoor congregational singing allowed from Palm Sunday

Prayers for climate change protestors
29th March 2021
Dr Ben Buse, a lay worship assistant in the Benefice of Cheddar, Draycott and Rodney Stoke, is serving two weeks in Wandsworth prison for contempt of court for his climate activism.
Open Prayers for climate change protestors

Art installations for Holy Week
29th March 2021
A series of art installations created almost entirely with resources that would have otherwise gone to landfill is to be displayed in the churchyard of St John’s church Glastonbury during Holy Week.
Open Art installations for Holy Week

Angels of Joy proclaim the good news that Christ is risen!
29th March 2021
This Easter, the Wellington team of churches have been working together to share hope and joy with the community through the angels of joy project.
Open Angels of Joy proclaim the good news that Christ is risen!

Share in the journey of Christ this Holy Week
29th March 2021
Watch our Holy Week reflections
Open Share in the journey of Christ this Holy Week

'Twin my Vaccine' campaign raises more than £100,000
15th February 2021
Revd Scott Patterson and his wife Rowan's Just Giving campaign to help the world's poorest get the coronavirus vaccine
Open 'Twin my Vaccine' campaign raises more than £100,000

Fishing for donations to maintain church
15th February 2021
Margaret uses her grandson’s telescopic fishing net to visit homes of regular church goers on the estate and collect their regular donations each month
Open Fishing for donations to maintain church

Hon Assistant Bishop Rob Martin shares a reflection for Sunday 14 February
15th February 2021
This week’s reflection for use in online services is shared by Hon Assistant Bishop Rob Martin, a retired Bishop in our diocese.
Open Hon Assistant Bishop Rob Martin shares a reflection for Sunday 14 February

Live prayer service for those who mourn
15th February 2021
Join Bishop Ruth for an hour of prayer live on Facebook for those who have died, and those who loved them.
Open Live prayer service for those who mourn

Review into past safeguarding cases underway by diocese
5th February 2021
All Church of England clergy in the Diocese of Bath and Wells have been asked to check their records to ensure that all safeguarding concerns have been reported to appropriate authorities.
Open Review into past safeguarding cases underway by diocese

Prayer card for people at home due to coronavirus
5th February 2021
We have produced a prayer card which parishes are welcome to use to put through the doors of those who are self isolating.
Open Prayer card for people at home due to coronavirus

Bishop Ruth reflects on the challenges faced by Covid-19
5th February 2021
Encouragement from the Bishop
Open Bishop Ruth reflects on the challenges faced by Covid-19

St Michael’s Without offers charity space to expand PPE production
5th February 2021
Although churches in the UK are closed at the current time, St Michael’s Without in Bath has permission to open its doors following a call for help from their community.
Open St Michael’s Without offers charity space to expand PPE production

Bishop Peter’s coronavirus prayer pilgrimage
5th February 2021
Bishop Peter is to undertake a series of pilgrimages on foot around the diocese, as churches begin to reopen, praying for the communities he passes through.
Open Bishop Peter’s coronavirus prayer pilgrimage

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