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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.

You may have already received the sad news that George Cassidy, Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham from 1999-09, died peacefully on the 29th March following a serious stroke three weeks ago. Bishop Paul writes: ‘During his ten years as diocesan bishop, along with his wife, Jane, George touched the lives of many across the diocese through his kind and wise leadership. He inspired and encouraged many to enter into ordained and lay ministries, giving tremendous support and confidence to people to take

We're pleased to share some more great stories from across our Diocese this Easter! Wiverton in the Vale There's been a wonderful series of services and events in the churches of Wiverton in the Vale. One of which included a reenactment of the Last Supper and the trail and crucifixion of Jesus. This took the form of a passion play and pilgrimage, as church congregations travelled across the surrounding area as the scenes unfolded. Many people attended services on Easter Sunday, Sue

It's been such an incredible Holy Week and Easter across our Diocese. Scroll below for part 1 of some short stories from across our churches. St. Stephens, Nottingham Holy week was a big week in the life of St Stephens. Children from St Stephens C of E School put together a Holy Week Pilgrimage and came to live it out in church at their Easter Service. Each class (year group) shared different aspects of the Easter Story. The whole school filled every

In Bishop Paul's Easter sermon in the cathedral, he said, “because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, there is always hope.” “With all that is happening in our world at the moment, and maybe in our lives too, we need the Easter story as much as ever. Here is the true story of hope over despair, light over darkness, and the power of love over hatred, because of Jesus.” "Our Easter faith is about the love of God

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

Bishop Paul spoke in a debate in General Synod today supporting a Motion to prioritise estates evangelism. He shared the story of his mother’s journey to ordained ministry and went on to speak about “the importance of seeing the value of estate ministry as an integrated part of a diocesan vision that brings blessing and strength to the whole church, serving in very diverse contexts.”  Bishop Paul’s Full Speech In supporting this Motion, I speak with some passion and reason for deep

On Monday 8th January, the Revd Canon Dr Richard Kellett was commissioned as Associate Archdeacon for the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham as part of a Service of Evening Prayer at Southwell Minster. Richard is well known in the diocese and the service was attended (amongst others) by several of his past ordinands and curates, as well as a number of those currently training for Licensed Lay Ministry and members of the Discipleship and Ministry Team.  Bishop Paul paid tribute to Richard’s

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