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 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.
Bishop Michael talks about hope and practical Christian action in his message to the diocese at the start of 2024
A Christmas message from Bishop Michael.
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.
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).
Bishop Ruth reflects on re-membering ahead of Rembrance Sunday and her departure to the Diocese of Coventry this month.
In her October message for parishes, Bishop Ruth reflects on chaplaincy.
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.
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.
Bishop Michael shares his thoughts on discipleship in the September Manna mailing.
In his letter to parishes this month, Bishop Michael talks of the joy of supporting and nurturing our young people.
Bishop Michael has responded to the announcement from the Church of England regarding the Independent Safeguarding Board.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the Bishop of Bath and Wells Bishop Michael was one of two Bishop Assistants to His Majesty King Charles III.
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.
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.