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 designate, the Reverend Dr Andrew Emerton.

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.

Documents published by the Diocese can be listed and viewed by clicking here.

Prayer Diary for January 2022

Prayer January 2022 Diary "Peace I leave with you; my peace Igive you. I do not give to you as ...
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Bishop Paul’s Advent & Christmas message 2021 – Hope is Born

In Bishop Paul’s Advent & Christmas message for 2021, against the backdrop of so much fear in our world, he ...
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Evensong at the Minster – 21 November 2021

Please join us for Evensong at Southwell Minster, 3.30pm on Sunday 21 November. Celebrate Christ the King with East Bingham ...
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Ride and Stride 2021 – Back in the Saddle

A personal reflection by Nick Perry Having spent most of the early summer recuperating from a broken collar bone, I ...
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Ride and Stride 2021 – Saturday 11 September

Latest update on Ride+Stride 2021 by Nick Perry The annual Ride+Stride for Churches event takes place between 10 am and ...
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Welcoming the Stranger

From Nottingham Post - Faith on Saturday for 4th September 2021 by Paul Williams, Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham Welcoming ...
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Ride and Stride 2021 – Saturday 11 September

Support Ride+Stride 2021 by Nick Perry The annual Ride+Stride for Churches event takes place between 10 am and 6 pm ...
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C of E Safeguarding: Past Cases Review 2 – A Message from Bishop Paul

In a previous post, we explained how The Church of England is undertaking a second review of files held in ...
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Installation of two New Canons on Sunday 16 May

On Sunday 16 May The Revd Dr Stephen Hippisley-Cox (Area Dean of East Bingham and Rector of the 3Ws benefice) ...
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Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip

Following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh earlier today, the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham issued the following tribute ...
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