Outdoor sketching group encourages members to explore faith more deeply

21st May 2024

Drawing On meets in Collett Pak, Shepton Mallet every week to connect with nature and express their creativity through drawing.

Drawing On sketch group organised by Pioneer Gill Sakakini

Exploring creativity in Christian ministry

29th February 2024

Using the arts to share faith and connecting to communities by creating together.

Creative arts in ministry day

New missional community planned for Frome

1st February 2024

Work is underway at former vicarage at St Mary’s Church in Frome to prepare the house for a new Christian community for four self-supporting adults

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More than 200 people enjoy Experience Narnia at St Barnabas Church, Bath

2nd January 2024

People from all parts of the local community took part in the experience based on the book "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", by C.S Lewis

Cair Paravel Narnia

Manna interview: Let’s take it outside!

1st December 2023

Julie Perry is the Children’s and Family’s Worker for the Parish of Minehead and runs a weekly outdoor Toddler Church.

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Football success thanks to the support of local church and lay pioneer

10th November 2023

Sharing in the positive things that are happening in their community

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Pioneer Minister organises village fundraising event

15th September 2023

"A great opportunity to take the church out of the building."

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Bishop Michael visits the Giant's Garden in Frome

15th September 2023

"A place that’s restoring people, helping the environment and showing our love and care for each other."

Giant's Garden Frome

A transformative garden project takes root.

15th September 2023

A community garden with growing space for young adults is being established on land neglected and forgotten for more than ten years

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Pioneer Mission students come together to study, share ideas and explore faith

10th August 2023

'The start of an exciting shared journey into all God has for the students as they venture deeper into their pioneer vocation.'

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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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Exploring God’s story through the arts

13th July 2023

"What a wonderful course ... full of encouragement, ideas, awe and wonder.''

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Celebrating St Aldhelm at Sherborne Abbey

28th June 2023

Every school and church dedicated to St Aldhelm was invited to Sherborne Abbey for a mini festival on the green followed by a service in the Abbey.

Mission and ministry in new housing areas

31st March 2023

Conference attracts more than fifty people interested in learning from those who are pioneering in new housing areas in different parts of the county and country.

"An exciting journey with God and his people"

31st March 2023

Students complete the CMS Certificate in Pioneer Mission run in partnership with the Dioceses of Truro and Salisbury.

Inspiring exhibition at Shepton Mallet church

21st October 2022

‘The Gleaning’ exhibition and installation at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Shepton Mallet, was an inclusive and co-operative community arts project.

Bath and Wells pioneer co-curates community arts project

7th September 2022

The exhibition in Shepton Mallet which celebrates diversity, connectivity and the environment will be held in St Peter and St Paul's church.

Working together to create an outdoor space everyone can enjoy

2nd September 2022

A local park formerly used by drug dealers and addicts is transformed by volunteers.

Chard Scoot and Skate Jam raises money for local skate park

31st August 2022

Young people come up with the idea following local Pioneer team's local youth sessions at the skatepark lead.

New Christian Communities Development Leads

31st March 2022

Mandy and Richard Priestley take on new role

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