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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.

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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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An exciting and transformative opportunity for our youth

8th August 2023

Young people from churches across the diocese took the chance to attend the Satellites Christian festival at the Bath and West Showground, near Shepton Mallet over the weekend.

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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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Bishop's letter: What a joy!

28th June 2023

In his letter to parishes this month, Bishop Michael talks of the joy of supporting and nurturing our young people.


Manna feature: Supporting our schools

28th June 2023

In Bath and Wells we are blessed to have 182 Church of England schools. While they each support their children in their own unique way, their values are underpinned by the Church of England’s values of wisdom, hope, community and dignity. Supporting our schools with their own unique talents are our school governors.


Manna feature: Celebrating our links

31st May 2023

Churches across Bath and Wells and in Zambia are invited to celebrate the links between the dioceses on Sunday, 2 July on the renamed ‘Zambia - Bath and Wells Sunday’.


Bishop's letter: A commitment to serve

31st May 2023

Bishop Michael reflects on the Coronation and its focus on service in his June letter to parishes.


Manna interview: Growing together in faith

31st May 2023

Rachel Shaw is Zambia Link Coordinator in Keynsham Parish, which has a link with Chipata South in Eastern Zambia. In the June 2023 issue of Manna she talks about how the link was created and continues to be nourished.

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