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.


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.

Bishop's letter: Remember Jesus too

2nd May 2023

Bishop Michael reminds us of the spiritual significance of the Coronation.

Manna feature: Celebrating the Coronation

2nd May 2023

Church communities across Bath and Wells will be coming together to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty the Queen Consort.

Manna interview: A big help!

2nd May 2023

St John’s, Peasedown PCC member, Joy Fraser is Chair of the Hive Community Centre Committee which is hoping to benefit from the Big Help Out.

Manna interview: Going greener

4th April 2023

Sue Carpenter explains how St James, Taunton is caring for creation in its church grounds for the benefit of the wildlife, the church and the local community.

Bishop's letter: The joy of Easter

4th April 2023

Bishop Ruth shares a message for Easter

Manna feature: Coming together to care for creation

4th April 2023

It’s been three years since Bath and Wells declared a climate emergency and committed to Net Zero by 2030. During that time church communities have been making changes in a host of ways, all doing their bit to care for creation and help us achieve our goals, and in November we achieved A Rocha’s Bronze Eco Diocese status.

Bishop's Letter: February 2023

25th January 2023

Bishop Michael shares his thoughts on ministry in the February issue of the Manna mailing.

Manna feature: Giving life to our churches

25th January 2023

What does ministry look like where you are? Does it look the same as it did five years ago? In Bath and Wells we have been encouraging the bubbling up of a variety of ministries – lay and ordained – as we seek to release the gifts of all and, in the process, help to give life to the Church. 

Manna interview: We can do it!

25th January 2023

Julian Spicer is one of nine Lay Worship Assistants licensed in Quantock Towers benefice last year. Find out more about their ministry

Manna interview: Inspiring Faith

13th December 2022

Mark Felstead, who attends St James’ Church, Preston Plucknett, talks about his faith and the 2023 Everyday Faith event he has helped to organise.

You are invited!

5th December 2022

Everyone is invited to follow the star and join us at church services and other ways this Christmas. Why not invite a friend to come along to your church this year?

Offering a warm welcome

27th November 2022

The community in and around Wiveliscombe has come together to offer support to their Ukrainian guests, which will be vital over Christmas. 

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