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Our common direction

12th April 2024

Bishop Michael shares his thoughts on how we can move forward together to achieve our aim of growing church and transforming communities.

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Chrism Eucharist: A time of renewal, blessing and reflection

26th March 2024

Affirming the ministry of all God's people: bishops, clergy, deacons, readers, and all those in lay ministries across the diocese; and the whole people of God. 

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Diocesan Synod gathers in Weston-super-Mare

18th March 2024

Synod discussed the vision for the diocese, the Common Fund methodology proposals and heard from Sharon Prentis Deputy Director of the Racial Justice Unit.

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Bishop Michael to visit Zambia

14th March 2024

Bishop Michael will undertake his first visit to Zambia as Bishop of Bath and Wells next month.

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Bishop Michael visits Bath University

29th February 2024

Bishop Michael spent time meeting and praying with staff and students as he toured the campus with the University Chaplain, Nigel Rawlinson.

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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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Archdeacon of Bath to leave and take on new charity sector role

26th February 2024

Adrian Youings will be leaving his role as Archdeacon of Bath in June this year to become the Head of Supporter Relations for Christian charity, Care for the Family.

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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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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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Bishop's letter: Hope in deed

18th December 2023

Bishop Michael talks about hope and practical Christian action in his message to the diocese at the start of 2024

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Bishop Michael's Christmas Message

15th December 2023

A Christmas message from Bishop Michael.

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Diocesan Synod November 2023: reflecting on the past and planning for the future

28th November 2023

From Lament to Action, domestic violence, care for creation and financial matters were just some of the items on the agenda for members of Diocesan Synod gathered at Canalside in Bridgwater on Saturday, 25 November.

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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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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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Bishops' letter: What an opportunity

28th September 2023

In her October message for parishes, Bishop Ruth reflects on chaplaincy.

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Bishop Ruth seconded to the role of Acting Bishop of Coventry

13th September 2023

It has been announced that Bishop Ruth has been invited to be the Acting Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Coventry following the retirement of the Bishop of Warwick, the Rt Revd John Stroyan and the appointment of the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, as the Dean of Windsor. 

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Chew Magna hosts first of Bishops’ Autumn Deanery Visits

8th September 2023

People from across Chew Magna Deanery gathered at St John’s Church Hall, Keynsham on 7 September for the first in a series of autumn visits from our bishops.

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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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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.


Independent Safeguarding Board: Bishop Michael response

22nd June 2023

Bishop Michael has responded to the announcement from the Church of England regarding the Independent Safeguarding Board.

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