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Common Fund consultation continues

16th February 2024

More than 250 people have now attended sessions for the Common Fund consultation which is currently underway.

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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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Bishop leads pop-up Ashing Service in Wells

13th February 2024

The Bishop of Bath and Wells led a pop-up Ashing Service in the centre of Wells on Ash Wednesday.

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Her Majesty, The Queen attends a Service of Celebration at Bath Abbey

2nd February 2024

The service was held to mark the 850th anniversary of St John’s Foundation which provides shelter and support for older adults in the city and works with children locally to make sure they have the best start in life

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Common Fund consultations underway

1st February 2024

Over 70 people attended the first Common Fund consultation at St James, Taunton on Tuesday, 30 January, to discuss the proposed changes to the way we calculate what parishes are requested to contribute into our Common Fund.

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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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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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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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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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The next Dean of Wells announced

15th January 2024

The King has approved the appointment of the Reverend Canon Toby Wright, Team Rector of Witney and Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, to be appointed as Dean of Wells, in succession to the Very Reverend Dr John Davies.

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The latest Bible Chat Mats are launched.

10th January 2024

Series 4 in the Bible Chat Mats collection have been designed to inspire everyday faith and discipleship

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South Petherton churchwarden recognised in New Year honours list

2nd January 2024

Steve Harrison, Churchwarden at St Peter and St Paul Church in South Petherton has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of his service to the local community

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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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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

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Bringing the Christmas story to life

14th December 2023

From the minute the primary school pupils arrived on the farm they encountered a world similar to the one Mary and Joseph experienced as they travelled to Bethlehem and sought somewhere to stay.

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School is recognised for its work tackling global poverty

29th November 2023

Pupils at St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School have been presented with a Bronze Award from Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours Scheme for their global citizenship work.

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Bishop Michael talks of inspiration and challenges in his address to Synod

28th November 2023

In his presidential address to Diocesan Synod on Saturday, 25 November, Bishop Michael shared his gratitude for the inspirational stories from parishes shared at the autumn deaneries. He also reflected on the challenges that he has heard during those visits, including the impact of the Covid pandemic, faculties, finance and living in love and faith (LLF).

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Hundreds join Christmas lights switch on at St John’s Church Milborne Port

28th November 2023

An opportunity to put the church at the centre of the community and put the community at the centre of the church

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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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Pupil Chaplain Pilgrimage

17th November 2023

Pupil chaplains come together for a special day at Taunton Minster

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