Southwell and Nottingham Diocese

The Parish of Wiverton in the Vale is in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, which is one of the 12 dioceses in the Province of York (the other Province in the Church of England being the Province of Canterbury, which comprises 30 dioceses).

Each diocese in the Church of England is headed by a bishop and each province is headed by an archbishop.

The diocesan bishop is the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Right Reverend Paul Williams and the suffragan bishop is the Bishop of Sherwood designate, the Reverend Dr Andrew Emerton.

The archbishop of York is the Most Reverend John Sentamu.

The Diocesan Synod considers matters sent to it from General Synod, deanery synods, PCCs and from individual Diocesan Synod members. It formulates diocesan policy on a wide range of issues, advises the bishop as appropriate, and votes on the funding of stipends, central administration costs, and contributions to the National Church, to be raised from the deaneries. Its role is primarily advisory and consultative. In some ways it is comparable with the House of Commons, as elected representatives engage in public debate.

Documents published by the Diocese can be listed and viewed by clicking here.

Consecration of the new Bishop of Sherwood – Monday 21 September in York Minster

We are delighted to welcome Bishop Andy to the diocese and hope that you might be able to join us ...
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Bishop Paul says ‘Thank you’

On Monday, Bishop Paul sent this message of thanks and invitation to prayer to clergy and church leaders ...
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Ride and Stride 2020 – 12 September

Support Ride+Stride 2020 by Nick Perry The annual Ride+Stride for Churches event takes place between 10 am and 6 pm ...
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Bishop Paul talks on Giving

Buoyed by the generous response to the appeal by Reverend Peter Shaw in a recent Pause for Prayer and Reflection ...
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A Message from Bishop Paul to East Bingham Deanery

Steve Gelsthorpe, the Lay Chair of East Bingham Deanery, writes: Last week I received the attached letter from the Bishop ...
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Andy Emerton licensed as the Bishop of Sherwood (designate)

The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham welcomed the new Bishop of Sherwood (designate), the Revd Dr Andrew Emerton in a ...
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Near Neighbours and Transforming Notts Together Coordinator role

Near Neighbours & Transforming Notts Together Near Neighbours is a response to the Government’s desire to provide resources to strengthen ...
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George Floyd – A Call to Prayer from the Diocese

The Minneapolis mural in memory of George Floyd, who died whilst being arrested by police at 9.25 pm on Monday ...
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Bishop Paul speaks of confronting racism

Following on from Bishop Paul and Sarah's Start the Day video this morning, Bishop Paul has spoken about confronting racism ...
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Pentecost Service from Southwell Minster

If you were not able to join live with the diocesan online Service for the Day of Pentecost, please click ...
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