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Opening up a flexible path to lay ministry

18th January 2024

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).

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Silent Vigil for Peace in Bath

21st November 2023

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.

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Celebrating Reader ministry

10th October 2023

Readers from all corners of the Diocese gather in Wells for Annual Readers' Day

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Welcoming our new Readers

3rd October 2023

”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.”

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The Celebration of Lay Ministries

16th July 2023

Giving thanks and celebrating all those who have given their time, talents and gifts to their churches and their communities.

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#NewRevs 2023 Nathanael Worsley

15th June 2023

From the outdoors to the church door.


#NewRevs 2023 Emma King

15th June 2023

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.


#NewRevs 2023 Harry Wainwright

13th June 2023

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.


Meet Bath and Wells #NewRevs

9th June 2023

13 new Deacons will be ordained at Wells Cathedral.


Bishop's Letter: February 2023

25th January 2023

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


Manna feature: Giving life to our churches

25th January 2023

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. 


Manna interview: We can do it!

25th January 2023

Julian Spicer is one of nine Lay Worship Assistants licensed in Quantock Towers benefice last year. Find out more about their ministry


Three young people baptised during Café Church

12th October 2022

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.


"Be teachers and explorers of the faith, with and for others...."

1st October 2022

Celebrating Readers and their ministry at Wells Cathedral


A faith 'rooted and grounded in creation' & following where God is calling

29th September 2022

Meet Simon and Lindsay two of our #NewRevs who share their journey to ordination.


'Once the soul awakens, the search begins..'

29th September 2022

Nicola Butcher is one of Bath and Wells #NewRevs. She will be ordained deacon at Wells Cathedral 2 October.


A former Headteacher, Environment Lawyer and Baptist Pastor

29th September 2022

Meet some of our #NewRevs who will be ordained deacon at Wells Cathedral 2 October.


Ordained in the Cathedral where he spent time as a Verger

29th September 2022

Kieron Rowley is one Bath and Wells #NewRevs to be ordained deacon at Wells Cathedral 2 October.


From the Far East to Somerset

29th September 2022

Mark McKnight is one of Bath and Wells #NewRevs to be ordained deacon 2 October 2022


The Ordination of Deacons in Bath and Wells

27th September 2022

11 new deacons were ordained at a service in Wells Cathedral Sunday 2 October.

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