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.

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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Ascension Day video message from Revd Dr Andrew Emerton

As you will be aware, on this Ascension Day many people would have been gathering in York Minster for the ...
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75th Anniversary of VE Day – Events and Services

The 75th annniversary of VE Day falls on Friday 8th May and, despite the ongoing lockdown, a number of events ...
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Bishop Paul’s Address to the first Online Diocesan Synod

In his address to Diocesan Synod, Bishop Paul Williams expresses heartfelt gratitude to all responding to the coronavirus across the ...
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COVID-19 Response