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.

Easter JOY! – Cropwell Bishop

Bishop Paul to visit on Easter Sunday A few months ago Bishop Paul expressed a desire to visit the parishes ...
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Ride and Stride 2019 – 14 September

Support Ride+Stride The annual Ride+Stride for Churches event takes place on 14th September when people raise sponsorship by walking, cycling, ...
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Letter from the Bishop

Letter from the Bishop A printable PDF file of this letter is available by clicking here. Ash Wednesday, 6 March ...
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Lent with St John

This resource from St John's College, Nottingham will be available from Ash Wednesday (March 6) through the St John's website ...
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The Bishops are Coming – September 2019

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, in his final year in the role, is leading a team of around 17 ...
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Lifted Conference for Women – 16 February 2019

Lifted (hosted by Riverside Church Southwell) is all about encouraging and inspiring you on your journey with God. Rachel Hickson and Helen ...
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Archdeacon Sarah Clark to be new Bishop of Jarrow

Downing Street announced today: Queen approves nomination of Suffragan Bishop of Jarrow The Queen has approved the nomination of the ...
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Big E Day – 30 March 2019

Big E Day 2019 This is the largest regional day for children and youth ministry training, and includes a huge ...
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School of Discipleship – CALLING – 25 January 2019

Do you wish to explore a calling to licensed lay or ordained ministry in our diocese? You may like to ...
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Good news! Wiverton in the Vale applied to be one of 21 Parishes in the Diocese to be taken onto ...
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