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2024 audit of children, youth and families work across the diocese Now Live

1st February 2024

During the first quarter of 2024 the Go Team are auditing work with children, young people and families across the Diocese of Bath and Wells

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Anna Chaplain to the Bishop's Palace and gardens is commissioned

26th January 2024

Fran Wood joins a growing team of Anna Chaplains and Anna Friends in the diocese.

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Bishop Michael visits patients and staff at Musgrove Park Hospital

25th January 2024

He spoke to those in the Intensive Care and Accident and Emergency units, the Chaplaincy Team and representatives of the various colleague networks throughout the hospital.

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Chaplains provide support to overseas sailors

2nd January 2024

More than 400 gift boxes filled by church communities in Bath and Wells were shared with every sailor who came to Royal Portbury and Avonmouth Docks near Bristol

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Chaplaincy at Bath Christmas Market

7th December 2023

"A great joy and privilege to offer a welcoming presence, a listening ear, to discern where the Holy Spirit is at work, and to join in"

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Pupil Chaplain Pilgrimage

17th November 2023

Pupil chaplains come together for a special day at Taunton Minster

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Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset visits Hinkley Point C to meet the Chaplaincy team

20th October 2023

'A new Christian Worshipping Community being born though the ministry of a Chaplaincy.'

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Bath Spa University welcomes its first full-time University Chaplain

4th October 2023

"Katy’s chaplaincy offers the students and staff at Bath Spa a spiritual paradigm though which to explore and understand life."

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Manna interview: God's representative

28th September 2023

The Revd Katy Garner, former Rector of Backwell with Chelvey and Brockley, talks chaplaincy ahead of her licensing as Chaplain at Bath Spa University. 

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Bishops' letter: What an opportunity

28th September 2023

In her October message for parishes, Bishop Ruth reflects on chaplaincy.

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Manna article: Growing chaplaincy

28th September 2023

At a time when we are hearing about the growing secular nature of our society, it may be surprising to hear that, in Bath and Wells, almost every month there is a call from an organisation enquiring about getting a chaplain. Find out more about how chaplaincy is growing in Bath and Wells

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A new chaplaincy for St Dunstan's

30th August 2023

At the start of a new term Fr Kieron Rowley reflects on the relatively new chaplaincy at St Dunstan's Secondary School in Glastonbury

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School Chaplain Wendy Hester give us an insight into her role

25th August 2023

"I am so thankful to God for the unique role chaplains have and what I personally have as a chaplain. It has been a great privilege to be the link between school and the church outside".

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Senior Force Chaplain receives a Lifetime Service Award

18th July 2023

Andy Paget, Senior Force Chaplain with Avon and Somerset Police, is recognised for his 27 years service

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More than 1,700 children from 55 schools attended Pilgrim services

16th July 2023

The services were held at Wells Cathedral, Bath Abbey and Taunton Minster

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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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We welcome two new Anna Chaplains

30th June 2023

Pam Southam and Rachel Moore Anna Friend join a growing network of Anna Chaplains in Bath and Wells.

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Dropping 29 meters down the church tower

31st March 2023

Abseilers over come their fears to raise funds for school chaplaincy which provides pastoral support for students and staff.


Bath and Wells first chaplain to a golf club is appointed

15th November 2022

Keen golfer Mary Dolman offers support to everyone at her local club in Satford.


Commissioned as an Anna Chaplain at Wells Cathedral

5th August 2022

Enabling and inspiring ministry with older people, within and beyond the churches.

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