Sunday 7th July: at 5.30pm we were joined by bishop Robert to dedicate our new ring of eight bells. We were also joined by a number of our sponsors as well as many of those who have worked on the bells. After the dedication service, the bells were rung for about an hour, with all the ringers present having a go on the new bells. A huge thanks to everyone involved.
June 29th: Congratulations to Joe Knight on his ordination as priest in Gloucester Cathedral. We look forward to his continuing ministry among us for the next two to three years.
It has been announced that the Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Jackie Searle, Archdeacon of Gloucester, as the suffragan Bishop of Crediton in the Diocese of Exeter. Whilst this news is bittersweet for the Diocese of Gloucester, it is wonderful news for the Diocese of Exeter and for the Church. I know that today will be one of much rejoicing.
Jackie came to the Diocese in 2012 and over the past six years many people have appreciated and benefitted from her pastoral care, wisdom, practical advice and support, theological reflection and teaching, always rooted in her deep commitment to Jesus Christ. Thus, in our sadness at saying farewell there is much thanksgiving for Jackie and all she has enabled and supported.
Jackie’s consecration will take place at Southwark Cathedral in London on September 27th and there will be more information in due course.
For now, please pray for Jackie and her husband David Runcorn in this time of transition. David will continue his ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester until the end of the year.
Please visit the diocesan website to read statements from Archdeacon Jackie, the Dean and the Bishop of Exeter.
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