June 2024

Over the past couple of weeks, a number of churches across the diocese have hosted community fun days, collectively welcoming over 1000 people from their parishes for a day of fun with bouncy castles, music, activities, stalls and free food. St John’s with St Mary’s Mansfield St John’s with St Mary’s in Mansfield hosted a Family Fun Day to celebrate a new name for the parish, ‘Christ the Light’. They had bouncy castles, crafts, games, music, a barbecue, cream teams - and

The Diocesan communications team recently began filming an exciting new video series, ‘Living Hope Stories’, capturing inspiring stories of faith from across our diocese, showcasing the tangible ways in which God is at work among us. We aim for these stories to not only inspire, but also be a resource which individuals and churches can share as stories of hope and lives transformed by Jesus. Please join us in prayer ahead of the release of these stories, asking that God

Monday was such a joyful day as female clergy and ordinands came together to celebrate 30 years of women’s ordinations as priests. The time together began with a wonderful afternoon tea, followed by Festal Evensong in Southwell Minster.  We've shared some of the story of the day below. There was a palpable sense of celebration in the air as women began to arrive at the garden party hosted by Bishop Paul and Sarah. Some of those travelled in from around our

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