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Eco-Arts Festival to Celebrate and Protect Nature

19th July 2024

New Christian worshiping community Combines art and care for God’s earth at a new festival in Shepton Mallet

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Empowering the next generation

19th July 2024

Diocese of Bath and Wells in partnership with Movement launch the Young Leaders Learning Hub

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July Safeguarding newsletter

15th July 2024

In this month's Safeguarding Newsletter, read about the upcoming Parish Safeguarding Officer Forum, updates on child-to-parent domestic abuse policies, the importance of completing Parish Dashboards, and details for Safeguarding Sunday 2024. Additionally, the newsletter includes contact information for the Safeguarding team.

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Diocesan Synod July 2024 – ‘Facts are favourable’

12th July 2024

Read the latest from Diocesan Synod and the AGM of the Diocesan Board of Finance, including an update from General Synod, the proposed new methodology for the Common Fund and a financial update from the DBF.

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I feel I’m an accidental author: Meet our amazing friend Jesus by Kate A White

12th July 2024

Kate, a mother and accidental author, never intended to write a book. It all began with a New Year’s conversation with God.


Churches can now apply for free portrait of the King

9th July 2024

Churches have until 15 August to apply for the free, framed portrait of HRH King Charles.

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Education award for Bath and Wells MAT CEO

8th July 2024

Andrea Arlidge, chief executive of Futura, a school multi-academy trust (MAT) in Bath and Wells, has been honoured with a Silver Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Pearson National Teaching Awards.

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New church buildings adviser appointed

5th July 2024

Mark Lidster will be joining us as Church Buildings Adviser on Monday, 5 August 2024, replacing Emma Brown who left earlier this year.

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Bishop officially opens Two Rivers School

5th July 2024

Bishop Michael joined local dignitaries at Two Rivers Church of England Primary, Keynsham for the official opening of our newest church academy.

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Sir David Attenborough thanks pupils for helping the environment

5th July 2024

Over 10,000 pupils from 26 primary and secondary schools participated in the Futura Eco Summit and took positive action to improve biodiversity in their schools' outdoor spaces. 


St. Peter's Church hosted a Teddy Bears' Picnic

5th July 2024

The churchyard was bustling with excitement as children discovered teddy bears hidden among the trees and participated in fun games like flying teddies, a relay race around the church, and a challenging obstacle course.


Jonathan joins the Giving and Funding team

5th July 2024

Jonathan Philpott has been appointed as the Local Giving Adviser for Taunton and Wells archdeaconries.

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Bath and Wells joins new national network of worshipping communities in schools

2nd July 2024

The Church of England has launched a new network of 40 worshipping communities today, furthering its vision of becoming younger and more diverse. The new FLOURISH network will establish partnerships between schools or Further Education colleges and their local churches, aiming to engage a large number of children, young people, and their families.

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'Good afternoon Glastonbury!' Bishop Michael addresses festival crowd

30th June 2024

Bishop Michael asked the crowd at Glastonbury Festival to contemplate a different reality when he took to the Pyramid Stage at 3pm on Sunday, 30 July.

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A weekend of celebrations as our new priests and deacons are ordained

30th June 2024

We pray for all those who were ordained at Wells Cathedral

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Junior park run helps build community

26th June 2024

Designed to be positive, welcoming, and inclusive, the Nailsea junior parkrun has swiftly become a popular community event.

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Celebrating Lay Ministries in Bath and Wells

26th June 2024

Coming together to give thanks for all that lay people give to the life of the church and to their community

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Moving Up celebrations

26th June 2024

"It had a great impact on our pupils, who all reflected positively on the time spent together.” 

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A life dedicated to serving others

26th June 2024

"My heart is for those on the edge of church, for those who want to explore faith but would rarely walk through the doors of a church building."

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Listening to God's call - embracing the path to ordination

26th June 2024

“God was active in my life and present daily.”

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