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.

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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Holy Week at Home – Streamed services from the Diocese

The Diocese and Southwell Minster are offering a programme of meditations and services for ‘Holy Week at Home’. Please see ...
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Start the Day with Bishop Paul and Sarah

Bishop Paul and his wife Sarah have recorded the first in a series of daily reflections called Start the Day ...
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Video message from Bishop Paul about our response to COVID-19

In a video message recorded in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Paul says there are difficult days ahead but ...
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Farewell interview with Bishop Tony and Lucille

Click below to watch the interview with Bishop Tony and Lucille on their last day in the diocese ...
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A Loving Response to the COVID-19 outbreak – by Reverend Rachel

In the light of Government guidance around avoiding non-essential social contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice ...
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Next Bishop of Sherwood announced

Downing Street has announced that the Revd Dr Andrew Emerton, Dean of St Mellitus College, has been appointed to replace ...
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Bishop Paul’s Deanery Days of Prayer during Lent

Bishop Paul will be visiting every deanery in the diocese during Lent to spend a day praying with people whom ...
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COVID-19 Response