News


Natalie Wainwright appointed Lead Giving and Funding Adviser

1st February 2024

We are delighted to announce that Natalie Wainwright has been appointed as the new Lead Giving and Funding Adviser.

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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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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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New bell-ringing training centre opens at Holy Trinity Church in Street

20th October 2023

Learners can now develop their skills without disturbing the peace of neighbouring residents and schools.

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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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Interfaith Adviser commissioned

25th September 2023

Bishop Ruth commissioned the Revd Narinder Tegally as the new diocesan Interfaith Adviser in a service at the Bishop's Palace Chapel on 13 September

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New Chair for safeguarding advisory panel

21st September 2023

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP) has a new chair. David Niven, who also carries out the role for the Diocese of Bristol, is an experienced social worker and former national chair of the British Association of Social Workers.

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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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#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.


New vocations team leader for Bath and Wells

20th February 2023

The Revd Matthew Frankum will be taking on the role of Vocations Team Leader when the Revd Sue Rose retires from the post at the end of June 2023. Matthew is currently the vicar at St Luke’s, Bath and has also been an Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands for Bath and Wells for three years.


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.


New Diocesan Secretary appointed

30th September 2022

Jenny Hollingsworth is to become Bath and Wells' new Diocesan Secretary


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


First local giving adviser appointed

18th August 2022

To support churches and individuals in exploring how giving and generosity plays an important role in our discipleship and mission, the diocese has just appointed Kate Mayo as Local Giving Adviser for Bath Archdeaconry.

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