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.

Bishop's letter: The joy of Easter

4th April 2023

Bishop Ruth shares a message for Easter

Diocesan Synod: March 2023

22nd March 2023

Diocesan Synod met at the Canalside Centre on Saturday, 18 March. Find out more about proceedings.

How are we living and telling the story of Jesus?

26th January 2023

People from right across Bath and Wells are being asked to share how we are living and telling the story of Jesus. This will help us see how we are living out our diocesan vision, wherever we are and whatever our context.

Bishop's Letter: February 2023

25th January 2023

Bishop Michael shares his thoughts on ministry in the February issue of the Manna mailing.

Christmas Day Sermon from Bishop Michael

28th December 2022

Bishop Michael's sermon from the Eucharist at Wells Cathedral.

Bishop Michael welcomes Ukrainian and local host families

22nd December 2022

Bishop Michael, and his wife, Lizzie, welcomed Ukrainian and local host families to the Palace Chapel in Wells on Monday 19 December, to mark the Orthodox festival of St Nicholas.

Bishop Michael's Christmas message 2022

15th December 2022

Reflecting on the message sent by the angels to the shepherds

‘Let’s step into a world of faith and trust’

29th November 2022

Bishop Michael addressed his first Diocesan Synod on Saturday, 26 November, saying, after his “extraordinary” installation, “he has finally, lockstock and barrel arrived as Bishop of Bath & Wells”.

Mission grants now available for churches serving their community this winter

23rd November 2022

Churches are encouraged to apply for funding for one of the 59 grants available for any project or activity that qualifies.

Bishop Michael appoints Missional Priest for Youth and Young Adults

22nd November 2022

In one of his first acts as the new Bishop of Bath and Wells, Bishop Michael licensed the Revd Rich Miles as a Missional Priest for Youth and Young Adults to work across the whole of Bath and Wells with the aim of supporting the church's vision of growing the church younger and more diverse. 

A service marked with tradition and symbolism

17th November 2022

Find out more about the historic elements of the Service of Installation and Welcome.

Out and about from Bath and Wells

13th November 2022

In a special service at Wells Cathedral on Saturday, 12 November the Right Reverend Michael Beasley became the 80th Bishop of Bath and Wells, but before the service he had a busy morning, out and about meeting people as he travelled from Bath back to Wells, using different modes of transport along the way.

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