Maundy Money honour for two people from Bath and Wells

22nd April 2022

'It was truly one of the highlights of my life and something that will remain with me all the rest of my life.'

Chrism service at Wells Cathedral

14th April 2022

Hundreds came together at Wells Cathedral on Tuesday, 12 April for a Chrism service to affirm the ministry of all God's people.

Bishop Ruth's Easter Message

13th April 2022

....'may we discover the hope of the one who suffered death but who opened a gate to new life and love.'

Ukraine crisis: how we can help

15th March 2022

The Church of England has published a 'toolkit' of resources for parishes seeking to help refugees and evacuees from Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion of the country as diocese sets up online donation page for those wishing to help.

Taunton has a Minster

13th March 2022

Following an inauguration Service led by Bishop Ruth, St Mary Magdalene's Church in Taunton is now a Minster.

Bishop Ruth talks 'Breaking the Bias' on International Women's Day

8th March 2022

"... as I look at some of our female ministers both clergy and lay leaders, I see talented, intelligent, energetic, innovative, courageous, deeply prayerful, and fabulous women!"

Prayers and support for Ukraine

4th March 2022

Churches across Bath and Wells respond to the situation in Ukraine.

How do you talk to children about war?

2nd March 2022

As the Ukraine crisis continues, the education team has pulled together some useful links and resources to help explain the situation to children.

A message from Bishop Ruth on Shrove Tuesday

2nd March 2022

Today is Shrove Tuesday, a day which traditionally was one of reflection and preparation as the season of Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. It allows us to reflect on our own personal reality, to 'shrive' ourselves of sin, and to identify our need to change.

Latest on the new Bishop of Bath and Wells

27th January 2022

The Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) to discern a new Bishop of Bath and Wells meets on 31 January. A second meeting to interview candidates will be on 28 February and 1 March. 

Lifting of Coronavirus restrictions: A message from Bishop Ruth

27th January 2022

Bishop Ruth shares a reflection on the Covid pandemic as restrictions are lifted in England.

Meet the new Lay Chair

13th January 2022

At the last Synod on 2021, Caroline Mason was elected as the new Lay Chair of Diocesan Synod, replacing Mary Masters.

Bishop Ruth's Christmas sermon 2021

24th December 2021

Bishop Ruth preached at Bath Abbey's Christmas Eve service and at Wells Cathedral on Christmas morning.

Bishop Ruth's Christmas message 2021

22nd December 2021

Reflecting on what is at the heart of Christmas.

Interim Diocesan Secretary for the diocese

23rd November 2021

Rosemary Pearce has joined the diocese as interim Diocesan Secretary.

Facing the financial challenges together

22nd November 2021

Bishop Ruth's letter to PCCs and treasurers outlining how we addressing the financial hurdles we face.

New housing guide for clergy

16th September 2021

A new A-Z guide for those living in clergy housing is now available on the diocesan website. The guide contains the information needed to clarify the responsibilities of living in a clergy home and to help clergy and their family enjoy their home.

Stepping down as Lay Chair of Diocesan Synod

30th July 2021

Bishop Ruth thanks Mary Masters for her 'wisdom, knowledge, listening ear and willingness to speak for and on behalf of others', as she steps down after six years as Lay Chair

Bishop Ruth asks us to 'Fix our eyes on Jesus' in her address to Synod

30th July 2021

'Jesus, the one in whom all we need can be found, and the one who holds out his hand to lift us from the fear'

New bishop: have your say!

20th July 2021

As part of the process of finding our new bishop, people across the diocese are being asked to share their views

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