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 – Postponed

With very great regret it has been decided to postpone the conference for the laity on February 1st. Too few ...
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Thank you for supporting Ride & Stride 2019

I would like to thank everyone who supported me, both through giving and encouragement, on the Ride & Stride 2019 ...
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Setting God’s People Free – 1 February 2020

A day conference of of talks and workshops at the Minster School, Southwell. ‘Setting God’s People Free...for Monday to Saturday’ ...
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Bishop Paul’s Christmas Message 2019

Bishop Paul encourages Christians to connect with and distribute God’s power, hope and light of Christmas, and as our nation ...
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Advent with St John

This resource from St John's College, Nottingham is now available through the St John's website. It is a multimedia mix ...
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Reverend Rachel Mitchell inducted as new rector

Following the service of Institution, Induction and Installation on 12 November 2019, the following article was published on the diocese ...
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Institution, Induction and Installation Service – 12 November 2019

A new era for our parish begins on 12 November with the Institution, Induction and Installation of our new rector, ...
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Archdeacon of Newark – A message from Bishop Paul

Following my recent announcement that the Venerable David Picken will be moving on in mid-January 2020 to take up his ...
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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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