Applications are open for the School of Worship leadership programme run by Trinity Church Nottingham. Originally launched in 2023, the course invites contemporary worship leaders and teams from across the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham and beyond to deepen their skills in leading worship and guiding others to encounter God. Hannah, a participant of the School of Worship 2023 programme, shared: “Sometimes we rush the process of worship, make it something that it's not, and we forget the heart of worship,

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

Please join us in praying for the candidates who will be ordained as Deacons and Priests on the 29th and 30th June. PRIEST CANDIDATES   DAN BISHOP grew up in Cheshire in a Christian family. At the age of 18, he went to the University of Chester to train as a youth worker, where he met his wife, Anna. They got married in 2016. After university, he served as a lay chaplain in two schools: St. Michael's High School in Chorley, in

Sometimes described as the 'birthday of the Church' Pentecost is a special time where we celebrate the Holy Spirit poured out on all believers. With 10 days of prayer between Acension and Pentecost, there's been some great stories of baptisms, prayer and 'pentecost parties' across our Diocese. Courageous Baptisms at The Orchard, a new worshipping community in Chilwell The Orchard is a new worshipping community that launched in June 2023, in Inham Nook, Chilwell to the west of Nottingham. Their prayer

In the House of Lords on Tuesday 21st May Bishop Paul asked a question of the Foreign Secretary on the support and links between our country and South Africa, including supporting NGOs and important strategic church partnerships. This holds particular significance for Southwell and Nottingham as our diocese has been linked with the Diocese of Natal, South Africa for over 20 years. You can watch the question and answer below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPQujk_uN_c

There are 4 exciting pathways for 18-30s to deepen their faith, grow in community and develop as a leader in 2024-2025. Scroll below to read some incredible stories and further details on how to apply. Charis' Story God took my tentative yes two years ago and has used it to completely transform my life. He is that good that he took what was half-hearted to take me on a journey of growing closer to the Father’s heart and deeper into my

In the House of Lords yesterday Bishop Paul spoke in the debate on the number of children being committed into the care of local authorities. Drawing from his own experience as a foster carer, Bishop Paul highlighted the increasing financial challenges facing local authorities, the importance of funding services which provide early intervention, and the need to support existing foster carers. https://youtu.be/WTWhLZqo0jA

We’re so pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 24/25 year of The Apprentice Track. There are 4 exciting pathways for 18-30s to deepen their faith, grow in community and develop as a leader. Scroll down to read some incredible stories and further details on how to apply. Dan's Story I did the internship as a leap of faith. I had no end goal but knew I wanted to follow God and this was the first step in doing

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