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Bishop leads pop-up Ashing Service in Wells

13th February 2024

The Bishop of Bath and Wells led a pop-up Ashing Service in the centre of Wells on Ash Wednesday.

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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.

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Bishop's letter: Hope in deed

18th December 2023

Bishop Michael talks about hope and practical Christian action in his message to the diocese at the start of 2024

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Bishop Michael's Christmas Message

15th December 2023

A Christmas message from Bishop Michael.

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Diocesan Synod November 2023: reflecting on the past and planning for the future

28th November 2023

From Lament to Action, domestic violence, care for creation and financial matters were just some of the items on the agenda for members of Diocesan Synod gathered at Canalside in Bridgwater on Saturday, 25 November.

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Bishop Michael talks of inspiration and challenges in his address to Synod

28th November 2023

In his presidential address to Diocesan Synod on Saturday, 25 November, Bishop Michael shared his gratitude for the inspirational stories from parishes shared at the autumn deaneries. He also reflected on the challenges that he has heard during those visits, including the impact of the Covid pandemic, faculties, finance and living in love and faith (LLF).

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Bishop's letter: Time to re-member

1st November 2023

Bishop Ruth reflects on re-membering ahead of Rembrance Sunday and her departure to the Diocese of Coventry this month.

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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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Bishop Ruth seconded to the role of Acting Bishop of Coventry

13th September 2023

It has been announced that Bishop Ruth has been invited to be the Acting Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Coventry following the retirement of the Bishop of Warwick, the Rt Revd John Stroyan and the appointment of the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, as the Dean of Windsor. 

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Chew Magna hosts first of Bishops’ Autumn Deanery Visits

8th September 2023

People from across Chew Magna Deanery gathered at St John’s Church Hall, Keynsham on 7 September for the first in a series of autumn visits from our bishops.

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Bishop's letter: Learn from the Master

31st August 2023

Bishop Michael shares his thoughts on discipleship in the September Manna mailing.

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Bishop's letter: What a joy!

28th June 2023

In his letter to parishes this month, Bishop Michael talks of the joy of supporting and nurturing our young people.


Independent Safeguarding Board: Bishop Michael response

22nd June 2023

Bishop Michael has responded to the announcement from the Church of England regarding the Independent Safeguarding Board.


Tackling climate change together

21st June 2023

This week we welcomed Kelvin Munsongo, Head of Programmes for the Zambia Anglican Council to Bath and Wells who is in the UK to attend USPGs annual conference, which this year focused on the theme of justice – for climate, gender and race. Kelvin came across to Bath and Wells to meet with Bishop Michael and Sara Emmett, our Adviser for Climate Justice and Environment.


Supporting our young people in challenging times

19th June 2023

As we continue to pray for all those affected by the stabbings in Bath and Nottingham, Bishop Ruth spoke to BBC Radio Somerset on Sunday, reflecting on how we can support one another, especially our young people, especially in the light of such tragic incidents.


Refreshing our vision feedback

15th June 2023

Earlier this year Bishop Michael asked people across our diocese to consider how we are living out our vision of living and telling the story of Jesus in response to God’s immense love for us, and to consider how we might best do that in the next season of our diocesan life together.


Facing our financial challenges together in 2023

10th June 2023

Bishop Michael has written to all parishes in the diocese to share the latest financial position of the diocese and to stress the vital role that parishes play in enabling mission and ministry across the diocese, through all the work done including meeting their parish share contributions to our Common Fund.


Bishop of Bath and Wells shares his experience of the Coronation

9th May 2023

As the Bishop of Bath and Wells Bishop Michael was one of two Bishop Assistants to His Majesty King Charles III.


Bishop of Bath and Wells to play historic role at Coronation

11th April 2023

The Cabinet Office has announced which individuals will play historic roles at the heart of the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort on 6 May. Among the 13 individuals named was the Bishop of Bath and Wells.


Diocese comes together for Chrism Service

4th April 2023

Wells Cathedral was packed on 4 April, when clergy and lay people came together for the diocesan Chrism Service with the Blessing of the Oils and Renewal of Commitment to Ministry.

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