Releasing the gifts of all in Bath and Wells will become a lot easier thanks to the introduction of the lay ministry pathway, a more flexible and adaptable approach for those training in different lay ministries, such as Lay Worship Assistant (LWA) and Lay Pastoral Assistant (LPA).
- Children and young people
- Church buildings
- Everyday Faith
- From our parishes
- From the bishops
- Giving and funding
- Inclusion and diversity
- Mental health
- Other organisations
- People news
- Prayer and spirituality
- Social Justice
An chance to come together, to pause, reflect and stand in solidarity with the parts of the world where there is conflict, injustice, and unrest.
Readers from all corners of the Diocese gather in Wells for Annual Readers' Day
”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.”
Giving thanks and celebrating all those who have given their time, talents and gifts to their churches and their communities.
From the outdoors to the church door.
Emma is passionate about community and is looking forward to working at the heart of the community in All Saints, Weston, Bath with North Stoke and Langridge where she will serve her curacy.
Harry will serve his curacy in the Benefice of Christ Church and St Mary’s, Frome and will continue to run his bookshop alongside his role as a self-supporting minister.
13 new Deacons will be ordained at Wells Cathedral.
Bishop Michael shares his thoughts on ministry in the February issue of the Manna mailing.
What does ministry look like where you are? Does it look the same as it did five years ago? In Bath and Wells we have been encouraging the bubbling up of a variety of ministries – lay and ordained – as we seek to release the gifts of all and, in the process, help to give life to the Church.
Julian Spicer is one of nine Lay Worship Assistants licensed in Quantock Towers benefice last year. Find out more about their ministry
Café Church on Sunday 2 October at St Mary's, Bridgewater was a little different to the usual service. Three girls, aged 8 to 11, were baptised in a hot tub by Revd Suse Osmond, vicar of St Mary's.
Celebrating Readers and their ministry at Wells Cathedral
Meet Simon and Lindsay two of our #NewRevs who share their journey to ordination.
Nicola Butcher is one of Bath and Wells #NewRevs. She will be ordained deacon at Wells Cathedral 2 October.
Meet some of our #NewRevs who will be ordained deacon at Wells Cathedral 2 October.
Kieron Rowley is one Bath and Wells #NewRevs to be ordained deacon at Wells Cathedral 2 October.
Mark McKnight is one of Bath and Wells #NewRevs to be ordained deacon 2 October 2022
11 new deacons were ordained at a service in Wells Cathedral Sunday 2 October.