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.

Pentecost Family Festival 2019

Pentecost Family Festival When Bishop Paul came to our JOY! service on Easter Sunday he invited us all to a ...
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Pentecost Family Festival – 8 June 2019

Bishops Manor, Bishop's Dr, Southwell NG25 0JP, UK (map) Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM For families ...
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Jeff Lucas – 12 May 2019

Ground Level Midlands Connection evening hosted by Riverside Church Southwell with special guest speaker Jeff Lucas. Jeff is a longstanding ...
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Vacancy goes live

The advertisement for our new incumbent has been approved by the diocese and is now 'live'. You can see a ...
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Appointment of new Archdeacon of Nottingham

The Revd Canon Phil Williams has been appointed as the new Archdeacon of Nottingham. The position was left vacant when ...
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Bishop Paul’s Easter Sermon 2019

In his Easter sermon, Bishop Paul spoke about how hope in the risen Jesus has power to transform every moment ...
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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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