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Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset visits Hinkley Point C to meet the Chaplaincy team

20th October 2023

'A new Christian Worshipping Community being born though the ministry of a Chaplaincy.'

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Highlighting the plight of modern slaves on Anti Slavery Day

20th October 2023

Slavery is happening in every town, city and in rural communities. It is the most vulnerable of our society that are at risk of exploitation. 

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St. John's Church - unique art exhibitions inside the church

16th October 2023

Bringing beautiful, thought-provoking creativity to Highbridge, which can come into conversation with the beauty and depth of the Christian faith.

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Eco Advent – A Journey to Christmas

11th October 2023

This December, we’re inviting families and households across our diocese to join us on a special Advent journey that combines the spirit of the season with our commitment to caring for God’s creation.

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Celebrating Reader ministry

10th October 2023

Readers from all corners of the Diocese gather in Wells for Annual Readers' Day

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More than 130 people join the Rural Forum

5th October 2023

"An inspiring day"

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DAC support for parishes strengthened

5th October 2023

Support arrangements for the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC), the body that advises parishes wishing to undertake work on the fabric or furnishings of their churches or churchyards, are changing.

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Bath Spa University welcomes its first full-time University Chaplain

4th October 2023

"Katy’s chaplaincy offers the students and staff at Bath Spa a spiritual paradigm though which to explore and understand life."

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Welcoming our new Readers

3rd October 2023

”It is that sense of determination that pervades Reader ministry across the diocese, that determination to serve Jesus Christ as trained and licensed theologians in the wide variety of different ways that Readers are called to do.”

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Pupil chaplains help St Andrew’s Church achieve bronze eco-award

3rd October 2023

Earlier this year, the Pupil Chaplain team at Backwell Junior School took part in a discussion about caring for the environment with Bishop Michael Beasley. Following this discussion, the chaplains decided to get involved in St Andrew’s Church’s application for the Eco Church award.

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Caring for God's creation

29th September 2023

St James's Church in Taunton use ancient, more biodiversity friendly, methods to cut the grass in the churchyard

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Safeguarding Newsletter September 2023

28th September 2023

The latest news from the Safeguarding team

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Manna interview: God's representative

28th September 2023

The Revd Katy Garner, former Rector of Backwell with Chelvey and Brockley, talks chaplaincy ahead of her licensing as Chaplain at Bath Spa University. 

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Bishops' letter: What an opportunity

28th September 2023

In her October message for parishes, Bishop Ruth reflects on chaplaincy.

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Manna article: Growing chaplaincy

28th September 2023

At a time when we are hearing about the growing secular nature of our society, it may be surprising to hear that, in Bath and Wells, almost every month there is a call from an organisation enquiring about getting a chaplain. Find out more about how chaplaincy is growing in Bath and Wells

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Interfaith Adviser commissioned

25th September 2023

Bishop Ruth commissioned the Revd Narinder Tegally as the new diocesan Interfaith Adviser in a service at the Bishop's Palace Chapel on 13 September

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New Chair for safeguarding advisory panel

21st September 2023

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP) has a new chair. David Niven, who also carries out the role for the Diocese of Bristol, is an experienced social worker and former national chair of the British Association of Social Workers.

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Treasurer training sessions return

21st September 2023

The diocesan Finance team are hosting a series of training sessions for treasurers later in the year. There will be three sessions in total, two face-to-face and one online session.

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Giving and funding support for all churches

21st September 2023

All three archdeaconries now have their own dedicated Local Giving Adviser. Natalie Wainwright, who already supports Taunton Archdeaconry has taken on the role for Wells Archdeaconry.


Clergy teens live Life to the Max

20th September 2023

In mid-September 'Life to the Max' returned for another year. Life to the Max is an outdoor activity holiday for young people from clergy families in the Diocese of Bath and Wells and the Diocese of Bristol

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