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, the Right Reverend Tony Porter.

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.

Setting God’s People Free – 17 November 2018

A day conference at the Minster School, Southwell. ‘Setting God’s People Free...for Monday to Saturday’ is a national programme of ...
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Mission and Money Matters Meetings – Report

Meetings to explain the new Parish Share calculation, explore Ministry Costs as a benchmark for giving and examine our response ...
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Bishop Paul on Discipleship, Gospel and Giving

On Tuesday 30 January 2018, Bishop Paul gave a talk at St Nic's Church, Nottingham on "Discipleship, Gospel and Giving", ...
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Chosen – 6 October 2018

Saltmine Theatre Company presents the inspiring life of Mary Sumner and Mothers' Union. Navigating motherhood has never been easy, and ...
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Southwell Music Festival: 22-27 August 2018

Southwell Music Festival is an annual, top-quality classical music festival, created to celebrate classical music, raise the profile of the ...
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Mission and Money Matters – September 2018

Meetings to explain the new Parish Share calculation, explore Ministry Costs as a benchmark for giving and examine our response ...
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Diocese agrees new formula for funding deaneries

After a process lasting two years, Diocesan Synod has approved a new methodology to inform the allocation of the Diocesan ...
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Generate – Nov/Feb/May

GENERATE is a new diocesan event for young people to gather, pray, and worship together. Generate starts at 6 pm ...
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Open Churches Weekend: 7-8 and 21-22 July 2018

Churches across the diocese will be offering an extra welcome to visitors in July as part of the Open Churches ...
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Lunchtime at the Cathedral, Southwell – 22 June 2018

Voice Versa Friday 22 June • 12.15pm • Southwell Minster Linked to the Lowdham Book Festival, Voice Versa, the well-known ...
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