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.

Mission and Money Matters – September 2018

Meetings to explain the new Parish Share calculation, explore Ministry Costs as a benchmark for giving and examine our response ...
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Diocese agrees new formula for funding deaneries

After a process lasting two years, Diocesan Synod has approved a new methodology to inform the allocation of the Diocesan ...
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Generate – Nov/Feb/May

GENERATE is a new diocesan event for young people to gather, pray, and worship together. Generate starts at 6 pm ...
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Open Churches Weekend: 7-8 and 21-22 July 2018

Churches across the diocese will be offering an extra welcome to visitors in July as part of the Open Churches ...
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Lunchtime at the Cathedral, Southwell – 22 June 2018

Voice Versa Friday 22 June • 12.15pm • Southwell Minster Linked to the Lowdham Book Festival, Voice Versa, the well-known ...
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Organ Recital, Southwell – 20 June 2018

Organ Recital by David Bednall Wednesday 20 June, 7.30pm, Southwell Minster The next performer in our 2018 Organ Recital Series ...
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Ride and Stride 2018 – 8 September

The Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust Ride+Stride takes place every year on the second Saturday in September, when churches and chapels ...
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St John the Divine – 125 Years of Worship

On Sunday 15 October 2017, a special service was held at St John the Divine to celebrate 125 years of ...
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