Jonathan joins the Giving and Funding team

5th July 2024

Jonathan Philpott has been appointed as the Local Giving Adviser for Taunton and Wells archdeaconries.

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Common Fund consultation continues

16th February 2024

More than 250 people have now attended sessions for the Common Fund consultation which is currently underway.

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Introducing…Ways to Give!

12th May 2023

The diocesan Giving and Funding Team has created ‘Ways to Give’ – a simple and effective way to promote all the possible ways in which someone can give to their chosen church.

Local Giving Advisor for Taunton Archdeaconry

3rd January 2023

Natalie Wainwright takes on the new role supporting parishes.

Mission grants now available for churches serving their community this winter

23rd November 2022

Churches are encouraged to apply for funding for one of the 59 grants available for any project or activity that qualifies.

Local community raises £150,000 to recast church bells

12th October 2022

The local community, both church members and non-members, raised £150,000 for the bells at The Church of St Peter and St Paul in North Curry to be recast.

Fuel cost help for churches

12th October 2022

The Church of England has announced today (12 October) that it is to provide £15 million for dioceses to help churches struggling to pay energy costs.

Lottery funding helps church provide community hub

2nd September 2022

Grade I Listed St Peter and All Hallows in West Huntspill uses the funding to repair the building and provide support for the whole community.

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.

Generous donation helps church become greener

1st July 2022

The anonymous gift paid for the installation of solar panels on the church roof.

Facing the financial challenges together

31st May 2022

A Diocesan Day of Prayer planned for Thursday 30 June.

A decision to voluntarily increase parish share

22nd April 2022

'We followed God's guidance to be generous, to be a witness and not to stand by, but to act.'

Diocesan Synod approves a five year projection

19th March 2022

Hearing the stark realities of the financial challenges, Synod is reminded 'We are not in this alone... we are in this together.'

Ukraine crisis: how we can help

15th March 2022

The Church of England has published a 'toolkit' of resources for parishes seeking to help refugees and evacuees from Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion of the country as diocese sets up online donation page for those wishing to help.

The Old Deanery latest

10th March 2022

The Old Deanery formerly the base of central offices of the Diocese of Bath and Wells is to be marketed by global real estate agents Savills, from 11 March 2022.

Funding step forward for flood church

13th January 2022

St. Peter and St. Paul's Church Muchelney, near Langport on the Somerset Levels, has moved one step closer towards its plans to become a community hub after receiving a £12,500 grant from South Somerset District Council.

Celebrating four years of the Pioneer Project in Bath and Wells

10th December 2021

'So many of the things we hoped for have already started happening.'

Facing the financial challenges together

22nd November 2021

Bishop Ruth's letter to PCCs and treasurers outlining how we addressing the financial hurdles we face.

Bells ring out again at St Edward's in Goathurst

10th November 2021

Thousands are raised by the church community to pay for the repair and restoration of the bells and bell tower

Twin my Vaccine campaign raises more than £120,000

20th April 2021

Hundreds give generously to Revd Scott and Rowan Patterson's JustGiving page set up to help the world's poorest get the coronavirus vaccine.

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