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.

A special message to the Clergy and Congregations of the Diocese from Bishop Paul on the Feast of the Epiphany, 6th January 2021

Dear Friends, This message comes to you as we are still processing the thoughts and feelings of entering a further ...
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The Right Reverend Patrick Harris, 1934 – 2020

Those of you who have lived and worshipped in the area for a long while may remember Bishop Patrick as ...
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Bishop Paul’s Christmas message

In his Advent & Christmas video for 2020, the Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, Paul Williams, offers a message of ...
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Bishop Paul’s ‘Thank you’ to congregations across the diocese

As we journey towards Advent and Christmas, please do take a few minutes to view Bishop Paul’s ‘thank you’ video ...
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Setting God’s People Free – Saturday 21 November

Setting God's People Free - Lay Conference (via Zoom)Date: Saturday 21st November, 9.30-11.30am This year has been a time of ...
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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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