Bishop Rachel talks with the Reverend Canon Dr Sandra Millar about living life as a single person, particularly during lockdown.
Aaaaand ... rest. It's harder than it sounds, isn't it? In this episode, Bishop Robert talks with Archdeacon Hilary Dawson about rest, about letting go, and finding a rhythm of life which serves us, so that we may serve others.
How are young people dealing with change and uncertainty during lockdown? Bishop Rachel talks to five teenagers from our worshipping communities, along with Barrie Voyce (Leader of Illuminate Stroud and the key lead on future plans for youth ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester).
How are we doing?! No, really. How are we doing. In this episode, The Ven Hilary Dawson talks with The Ven Phil Andrew about managing, or failing to manage, the emotional rollercoasters of life and leadership during lockdown.
In this episode Bishop Rachel enters into conversation with four black Christians in the Diocese of Gloucester – Rumbi, Ade, Simi and Suki – two adults and two young people, about the impact of Covid-19 on the BAME community, the murder of George Floyd and our failures as a Church regarding racial justice
With the impact of Covid-19 prisons across the country are facing many different challenges, so what does ‘lockdown’ look like for one particular woman’s prison? Bishop Rachel (who is the Church of England Bishop for Women’s Prisons), talks to Suzy Diamond-White, Governor of HMP Eastwood Park, based in the Diocese of Gloucester, to discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on the staff, women and the running of the prison. They also talk about the need for society to think differently about sending women to prison and the importance of community rehabilitation. This recording was made a month ago, and since it was made, women in prison have still not had face-to-face contact with their children.
In this episode, Bishop Robert Springett is joined by Dean Stephen Lake, to discuss being present and visiting people in a time when we can neither be present ... nor visit people!
Engagement: Living out Christ’s love and hope. As those who have experienced the love of God in Jesus Christ we are called to join in with the work of the kingdom of God as we pray for the Holy Spirit to be at work within us, between us and around us bringing transformative healing, justice, peace and new life. This is the backdrop for these conversations with Bishop Rachel which reveal not only the devastation of broken relationship but also the restorative power of love and care. In this fourth podcast episode, Bishop Rachel talks to members of the Nelson Trust about domestic abuse.
In these strange days of a viral pandemic when we are all living with the unknown and wondering what the future looks like and the part we might play in shaping it, perhaps this conversation may take on a new significance.
NB. Bishop Rachel is President of The Nelson Trust
In this third podcast episode, Archdeacon Phil talks with Bishop Rachel, about how our faith can be affected by troubled times. The two discuss life, hope and struggles, detailing the past few months and how it has affected them personally.