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 Reverend Dr Andrew Emerton.

The archbishop of York is the Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell.

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 June 2024

Prayer Diary June 2024 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father ...

Prayer Diary for May 2024

Prayer Diary May 2024 “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your ...

Easter Stories from the Diocese

The article posted on our website last week has been reposted on the Diocese website as part of their Easter ...

Prayer Diary for April 2024

Prayer Diary April 2024 ‘‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? ...

Prayer Diary for March 2024

Prayer Diary March 2024 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and ...

Southwell Minster – Cathedral 140

Celebrating 140 years as a cathedral This year, Southwell Minster celebrates 140 years as a cathedral. To mark the occasion, ...

Reflections on faith and ministry – Dean Nicola

February 29th 7.30pm Reflections on faith and ministry - Dean Nicola ST MARY’S, RADCLIFFE NG12 2FD Refreshments from 7pm Come ...

Prayer Diary for February 2024

Prayer Diary February 2024 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.When can I go and meet with God?Psalm ...

Prayer Diary for January 2024

Prayer Diary January 2024 “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star ...

Bishop Paul’s Christmas message 2023 – O Holy Night

‘A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.’ In his Christmas message, ...