Manna feature: Making space for nature

2nd February 2024

Across Bath and Wells our churches are working with local communities and schools to care for the environment, with more than a third of churches in the diocese engaged with the Wilder Churches project.

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Common Fund consultations underway

1st February 2024

Over 70 people attended the first Common Fund consultation at St James, Taunton on Tuesday, 30 January, to discuss the proposed changes to the way we calculate what parishes are requested to contribute into our Common Fund.

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Natalie Wainwright appointed Lead Giving and Funding Adviser

1st February 2024

We are delighted to announce that Natalie Wainwright has been appointed as the new Lead Giving and Funding Adviser.


Safeguarding Newsletter - January 2024

1st February 2024

Read this month's newsletter from our safeguarding team.


New missional community planned for Frome

1st February 2024

Work is underway at former vicarage at St Mary’s Church in Frome to prepare the house for a new Christian community for four self-supporting adults

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2024 audit of children, youth and families work across the diocese Now Live

1st February 2024

During the first quarter of 2024 the Go Team are auditing work with children, young people and families across the Diocese of Bath and Wells

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Anna Chaplain to the Bishop's Palace and gardens is commissioned

26th January 2024

Fran Wood joins a growing team of Anna Chaplains and Anna Friends in the diocese.

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Bishop Michael visits patients and staff at Musgrove Park Hospital

25th January 2024

He spoke to those in the Intensive Care and Accident and Emergency units, the Chaplaincy Team and representatives of the various colleague networks throughout the hospital.

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National Director of Safeguarding visits Bath and Wells

24th January 2024

"A great opportunity to share the progress we have been making as a diocese and discuss how the National Safeguarding Team and the diocese can work collaboratively together."

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Distinguished educator key speaker at School Leaders Parish Partners' Conference

19th January 2024

Paul Rusby is one of two guest speakers at the Conference focusing on the importance of and value of spiritual leadership for schools, churches and communities in the 21st century, to be held in Wells in March this year.

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Opening up a flexible path to lay ministry

18th January 2024

Releasing the gifts of all in Bath and Wells will become a lot easier thanks to the introduction of the lay ministry pathway, a more flexible and adaptable approach for those training in different lay ministries, such as Lay Worship Assistant (LWA) and Lay Pastoral Assistant (LPA).

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Creative arts in ministry day

17th January 2024

An opportunity to learn how we to use creativity in our everyday faith, as well as in our work with others.

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Revd Deborah Perreau receives award from Somerset Council

15th January 2024

Deborah, Deanery Mission Priest for Somerset South, received the Community Resilience Award from Somerset Council in acknowledgment of her exceptional efforts following severe flooding. 

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The next Dean of Wells announced

15th January 2024

The King has approved the appointment of the Reverend Canon Toby Wright, Team Rector of Witney and Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, to be appointed as Dean of Wells, in succession to the Very Reverend Dr John Davies.


The latest Bible Chat Mats are launched.

10th January 2024

Series 4 in the Bible Chat Mats collection have been designed to inspire everyday faith and discipleship

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Welcome Cesca, our new Growing Faith Adviser

9th January 2024

Welcome Cesca, our new Growing Faith Adviser


South Petherton churchwarden recognised in New Year honours list

2nd January 2024

Steve Harrison, Churchwarden at St Peter and St Paul Church in South Petherton has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of his service to the local community

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Chaplains provide support to overseas sailors

2nd January 2024

More than 400 gift boxes filled by church communities in Bath and Wells were shared with every sailor who came to Royal Portbury and Avonmouth Docks near Bristol

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More than 200 people enjoy Experience Narnia at St Barnabas Church, Bath

2nd January 2024

People from all parts of the local community took part in the experience based on the book "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", by C.S Lewis

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Farewell to the Deputy Diocesan Registrar

21st December 2023

Janet Saxon, Deputy Diocesan Registrar, is retiring this Christmas

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