A Vicar's Life Legacy

Published on: 1st March 2019

The broadcast of A Vicar's Life made a remarkable impact in this part of the world. Maybe it's no surprise that our clergy, should be stopped in the street by random strangers wanting to talk about the previous week's episode...

Praying for North Korea

Published on: 1st March 2019

1,500 people were gathered in the main arena at Spring Harvest in Minehead in April - they were there on this particular evening to hear from Hea Woo who came to faith after her husband, who was a Christian, died in a prison in North Korea...

A Christian Community for all

Published on: 1st March 2019

In December last year 18-year-old Lydia Cole died unexpectedly. At her funeral the newly in post Christine Cattanach heard two of her friends discussing how the church felt like theirs because they have all of their family weddings and funerals there but they didn't come at any other time...

Supporting Refugees

Published on: 1st March 2019

A bunch of friends shocked and upset by the image of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi lying dead on a beach in Turkey, met after church to work out what they could do to help children like Alan who are fleeing war and persecution...

Weddings - a wonderful opportunity

Published on: 1st March 2019

Why weddings matter...

Pizza and Praise

Published on: 1st March 2019

"Everyone loves pizza" enthused curate, Revd Paul Roberts, as he unpacked the homemade pizza dough, cheese and tomato paste in the village hall kitchen, "we make them together and then while they're in the oven we discuss a topic or look at a bible story and draw out some questions they might have about it."

Open the Book Together

Published on: 1st March 2019

Over 60 Open the Book teams across our diocese are telling Bible stories in assemblies at local schools. Through Open the Book together we are reaching more than 6000 children...

Churches to get more flexibility on services

Published on: 27th February 2019

The Church of England's General Synod has approved measures to make it easier to reduce the number of services in a multi-parish benefice. Once approved by parliament the new legislation will mean that Morning and Evening Prayer will not need to be held in each church, and Holy Communion will not need to take place in each church every week. Under the new legislation, the same services only need to take place in a single church within a benefice, at the same regularity.

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