How to: Filling out the Energy Footprint Tool (EFT)

16th February 2024

Dan Wills, Bath and Wells Net Zero Enabler, offers a step-by-step guide to filling in the EFT

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DAC support for parishes strengthened

5th October 2023

Support arrangements for the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC), the body that advises parishes wishing to undertake work on the fabric or furnishings of their churches or churchyards, are changing.

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Bath Abbey launches a new website containing details of its memorials

3rd August 2023

The new memorial website is the result of 8 years of research by Bath Abbey’s archive team of staff and volunteers which was carried out as part of the Footprint Project, funded largely by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Elizabethan chalices found in four neighbouring parishes

21st March 2023

All four chalices, created during the reign of Elizabeth I, were discovered in churches in Allerton, Badgworth, Mark and Weare.

Jonathan Foyle joins as Church Buildings Adviser

14th February 2023

This week we welcome Jonathan Foyle who takes over as the Bath and Wells Church Buildings Adviser whilst Emma Brown is on maternity leave.

A new space to offer a warm welcome

5th January 2023

Decades of planning comes to fruition as new hospitality space is opened for everyone to use.

Saving the heritage and sustaining the Community

14th December 2022

Celebrations as community hub inside the church reaches fruition.

St Julian's Church Wellow celebrates its 650th anniversary

19th October 2022

The church has been serving its community since 1372 when Edward III was on the throne of England.

Local community raises £150,000 to recast church bells

12th October 2022

The local community, both church members and non-members, raised £150,000 for the bells at The Church of St Peter and St Paul in North Curry to be recast.

Support and guidance for parishes on the current energy crisis

14th September 2022

While we await clarity from the Government on its energy plan, our Buildings and Environment teams have put together some general guidance in a Energy Crisis Advice for Parishes guide.

Revd Claire blesses the restored spire at St Thomas', Wells

5th September 2022

A time-lapse recording captures the restoration of the spire and the Revd Claire conducts a blessing at height!

Lottery funding helps church provide community hub

2nd September 2022

Grade I Listed St Peter and All Hallows in West Huntspill uses the funding to repair the building and provide support for the whole community.

Restoration underway at St Thomas', Wells

24th August 2022

The six-month restoration project to replace a St Thomas' church spire, that came down during Storm Eunice, will be completed this week.

Generous donation helps church become greener

1st July 2022

The anonymous gift paid for the installation of solar panels on the church roof.

The Old Deanery latest

10th March 2022

The Old Deanery formerly the base of central offices of the Diocese of Bath and Wells is to be marketed by global real estate agents Savills, from 11 March 2022.

DAC welcomes new faces and new way of working

10th March 2022

The makeup of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC), the body which makes the recommendation to the Diocesan Chancellor for approval for churches to make changes to consecrated buildings, is changing following approval by Synod.

View from the top

4th March 2022

A steeplejack climbs to the top of St Thomas's Church in Wells to see the damage caused after the top of the spire came off during high winds.

Funding step forward for flood church

13th January 2022

St. Peter and St. Paul's Church Muchelney, near Langport on the Somerset Levels, has moved one step closer towards its plans to become a community hub after receiving a £12,500 grant from South Somerset District Council.

Bells ring out again at St Edward's in Goathurst

10th November 2021

Thousands are raised by the church community to pay for the repair and restoration of the bells and bell tower

Village church receives lifeline funding

14th April 2021

"It's not been without its setbacks, but every time we've had a setback God's hand has been on it, he has been watching over us."

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