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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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Join us for phase two of the Common Fund consultations

10th April 2024

Phase two of the Common Fund Consultation takes place from 15 to 25 April 2024. An in-person event is taking place in each archdeaconry, and two on Zoom.

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Knife Angel comes to Taunton

5th April 2024

The sculpture, aimed at raising awareness of the effects of violence and aggression, has gone on display in the centre of Taunton.

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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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Maundy Money 2024 recipients

24th March 2024

Philip Andrews and Jenny Jeffery have been honoured for their ministry and service to the Church and their communities

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Holy Week Experience at St Paul’s Church in Weston-super-Mare

21st March 2024

St Paul’s Church is running a free, thought-provoking Holy Week Experience with an immersive walk-through prayer event

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More than 180 attend 'Inspirational' schools conference in Wells

19th March 2024

Participants say they left School Leaders and Parish Partners Conference 2024 inspired about how to embrace spirituality, with the very young as well as with older children.

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Chrism Service at Wells Cathedral Tuesday 26 March

15th March 2024

People from across the diocese, lay and ordained, are invited to join the Holy Week service.

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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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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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How to: Filling out the Energy Footprint Tool (EFT)

16th February 2024

Dan Wills, Bath and Wells Net Zero Enabler, offers a step-by-step guide to filling in the EFT

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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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Her Majesty, The Queen attends a Service of Celebration at Bath Abbey

2nd February 2024

The service was held to mark the 850th anniversary of St John’s Foundation which provides shelter and support for older adults in the city and works with children locally to make sure they have the best start in life

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Common Fund consultations underway

1st February 2024

Over 70 people attended the first Common Fund consultation at St James, Taunton on Tuesday, 30 January, to discuss the proposed changes to the way we calculate what parishes are requested to contribute into our Common Fund.

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New missional community planned for Frome

1st February 2024

Work is underway at former vicarage at St Mary’s Church in Frome to prepare the house for a new Christian community for four self-supporting adults

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2024 audit of children, youth and families work across the diocese Now Live

1st February 2024

During the first quarter of 2024 the Go Team are auditing work with children, young people and families across the Diocese of Bath and Wells

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Bishop Michael visits patients and staff at Musgrove Park Hospital

25th January 2024

He spoke to those in the Intensive Care and Accident and Emergency units, the Chaplaincy Team and representatives of the various colleague networks throughout the hospital.

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Opening up a flexible path to lay ministry

18th January 2024

Releasing the gifts of all in Bath and Wells will become a lot easier thanks to the introduction of the lay ministry pathway, a more flexible and adaptable approach for those training in different lay ministries, such as Lay Worship Assistant (LWA) and Lay Pastoral Assistant (LPA).

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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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The latest Bible Chat Mats are launched.

10th January 2024

Series 4 in the Bible Chat Mats collection have been designed to inspire everyday faith and discipleship

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