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.

A Christian response to Brexit

from the Diocese of Oxford We may be about to exit the European Union and begin a new relationship with ...
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Advent Procession, Southwell – 1 December 2019

Advent Procession, Southwell Minster December 1, 2019 6:30pm – 8:00pm This atmospheric service in Southwell Minster begins in darkness, building ...
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What does freedom mean to you?, Woodthorpe – 12 October 2019

Prisons Week event - Nottingham by Prison Fellowship England and Wales What does FREEDOM mean to you? Come to this ...
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Hope for the Earth, Southwell – 12 October 2019

You are invited to learn more about the state of our planet, and how churches and individual Christians can respond ...
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OneLIFE Barbecue – Colston Bassett

On the Saturday evening of the One Life Mission 70 villagers and friends came together for a BBQ at the ...
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Ride and Stride 2019 – A Pilgrim’s Progress

A personal reflection by Nick Perry The day dawned bright and sunny with no more than a gentle breeze - ...
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‘OneLIFE Thank you’ – A message from Bishops Paul and Tony

The past four days of the oneLIFE mission have been filled with so many inspiring stories of people being touched ...
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‘Prayer not despair’ – A message from Bishop Paul

‘Prayer not despair, this is how the people of God respond in times like this.’ Those simple words have been ...
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OneLIFE – Harvest Celebration – 15 September 2019

Guest speaker Rev’d David Tyler. Assistant Archdeacon of Dorchester, Area Dean Woodstock. Bring a friend! Bring and share lunch to ...
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Real LIFE – Autumn 2019

Real LIFE is a discipleship course designed to envision, empower and equip God’s people in making the life-long journey of ...
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