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.

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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Southwell Confirmation Service – 25 November 2018

Fifteen confirmed at Minster Fifteen people, including our own Gareth, were confirmed into the Church of England by Bishop Nigel ...
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Bishop Paul’s Christmas Message

This year the diocesan communications department has again produced a Christmas video message from Bishop Paul. It broadly follows the ...
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Autumn Diocesan Synod, Nottingham – 20 October 2018

Diocesan Synod was held on Saturday morning (Oct 20th) in the newly-opened upstairs worship space at Trinity Church Nottingham where ...
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Bronwen’s Licensing, East Markham – 22 October 2018

The Revd Bronwen Gamble was licensed at St John the Baptist, East Markham on Monday evening, as Rector Designate in ...
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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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