Manna interview: Amplifying young voices

30th April 2024

Cesca Priestley, Growing Faith Adviser, tells us why it’s important to listen to young people.

Manna mailing: Bishop's letter

30th April 2024

A challenge offered by Michael Beasley, Bishop of Bath & Wells


Manna Mailing: Empowering young people

30th April 2024

We are all called to live and tell the story of Jesus. For young adults this calling can sometimes be challenging, they often encounter indifference or even hostility. In Bath and Wells we strive to support our young people and encourage them to trust in the power of the Holy Spirit to guide and empower them.

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Quantock Foodbank drives innovation with a fully electric mobile pantry

5th April 2024

The Quantock Foodbank, a vital lifeline for families in need, now has a fully electric vehicle to take groceries to outlying villages.

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Manna interview: A time to reflect

28th February 2024

Grant Swarbrooke, Head of Swainswick School in Bath, shares their Easter plans.

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Manna mailing: Bishop's letter

28th February 2024

Bishop Michael shares an Easter message in this month's Manna mailing.

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Manna feature: Sharing the Easter story

28th February 2024

With Easter falling at the end of March this year, preparations are well underway for some creative celebrations across Bath and Wells during Holy Week – in our churches, in our schools, as well as in our homes and outdoor spaces.

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Manna interview: Making a difference

2nd February 2024

Pippa Rayner, Wilder Projects Coordinator for Somerset Wildlife Trust, talks about our partnership.


Bishop's letter: Our precious gift

2nd February 2024

As Christians, while we may look to reduce our own carbon footprint, we are called to be stewards and witnesses of a much more radical resource. The clue is in the word ‘ecology’.

Manna feature: Making space for nature

2nd February 2024

Across Bath and Wells our churches are working with local communities and schools to care for the environment, with more than a third of churches in the diocese engaged with the Wilder Churches project.

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Manna feature: Taking action for good

18th December 2023

Christian communities across Bath and Wells support the neighbourhoods they serve in a host of different ways – from the more traditional support for initiatives such as community fridges and foodbanks that address food poverty, to walking alongside their community and fostering community growth in more unexpected places like football clubs and workplaces.

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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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Bishop's letter: Time to re-member

1st November 2023

Bishop Ruth reflects on re-membering ahead of Rembrance Sunday and her departure to the Diocese of Coventry this month.

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Manna feature: Transforming conflict

1st November 2023

Christians are called to be peacemakers. ‘Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples’ John 13:35. At their best Christian communities can reflect the Kingdom of God, demonstrating how people from diverse backgrounds and with different gifts can work together. In reality, things are not always harmonious.

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Manna interview: A symbol of reconciliation

1st November 2023

The Revd Martin, who served in the Royal Navy for 16 years and served in the Falklands Conflict, talks peace and reconcilation.

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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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Bishop's letter: Learn from the Master

31st August 2023

Bishop Michael shares his thoughts on discipleship in the September Manna mailing.

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Manna interview: Encouraged in faith

31st August 2023

Dr Marjay Pallant, All Saints, Trull talks about growing as a Christian thanks to her membership of Small Groups.

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Manna feature: A lifelong journey

31st August 2023

As Christians we’re not called to attend church, we’re called to follow Christ, to be His disciples. But how do we respond to that call? And how is your relationship with Christ?

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