Shaping Church to disciple young people

During 2016 James Vaughton spent time researching what a church that effectively disciples young people does, looks and feels like. There are some big challenges in this area for organisations like YFC and local churches. Working in partnership with Bath Deanery we published our report, Shaping Church to Disciple Young People. When asked what a […]

A vision and practice of making disciples

It was so great to gather at St Michael’s in Twerton in January, to discuss and think through more about discipleship and disciple-making.  The day was an interactive exploration of discipleship and disciple-making and we looked at questions like: If making and growing disciples is our goal as churches on mission, what can we learn […]

Safeguarding Checklist

As a deanery we are really determined that we hold the highest possible standards in the area of Safeguarding and I am grateful to Glenys Armstrong, the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, for the following checklist for every parish. It can be quite difficult to state exactly what each church will need to do in order to […]

Synod+ with Bishop Ruth

It was wonderful to have Bishop Ruth, Charlie Peer and Tony Cook join us at our Synod+ meeting last night where we heard back from her about the Diocesan vision and strategy that is developing here in Bath and Wells.  Reflecting together about the Deanery Plan we have been working on and take steps towards […]

Chapter notes and powerpoint

It was so great to have such a great turn out on Thursday for the first chapter meeting of the new (academic) year. My apologies for the amount of information there was to share and download. Some of us have asked for the odd quote and the slides from the meeting and so here is […]

New Deanery Plan

It was over five years ago that in our last Deanery Plan that we determined in a very explicit and intentional way to place discipleship – making and growing Christians with a holistic and wholehearted vision of their life in Christ – at the centre of our journey together. The impact of this on our […]

Incumbents’ meeting March 2017

It was a great time together.  An important time.  For us as leaders and as disciples and disciple-makers.  We gathered in The Rec House in Twerton to plan and discuss how to implement our vision to see hundreds of disciples made over the next few years. David Lawrence from LICC came to help us and […]

10,000 prayers in Lent

It is so exciting to see the way that God is calling us all together in prayer in cities and neighbourhoods right across the nation.  A remarkable sign of God’s grace on all this here in Bath is the way that the city-wide church has been offered a space right in the heart of the city […]

2017 DEANERY DATES (updated!)

So excited about all that God is going to be leading us into together in the new year.  Here are some of the key dates for your diaries coming up in 2017 New Year Prayer Morning     Thursday 12th January 9.30am St Andrew’s, Fox Hill       Chapter     Monday 30th January […]