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Doves released in celebration of teenagers life

Hundreds of mourners have said their final goodbyes to a teenager from Gloucester who died in a speed boat accident.

Emily Gardner was with friends on a boat in Brixham in Devon earlier this month. She was killed when her life jacket became caught when the boat overturned.

Her funeral was held at Gloucester Cathedral earlier today.

Briohny Williams reports

Funeral of teenage speedboat crash victim takes place today

Emily Gardner died in a speedboat crash earlier this month Credit: ITV News

The funeral of a teenager from Gloucester who died in a speedboat crash in Devon takes place today.

14-year-old Emily Gardner was killed when the boat she was in capsized in Brixham harbour on Saturday May 2nd.

A police investigation found Emily Gardner's life jacket became caught when she was thrown overboard in Brixham harbour.

A private service will take place at Gloucester Cathedral at 11am.

Church of England's most senior woman bishop says Easter is "message of hope"

The Venerable Rachel Treweek is due to become the new Bishop of Gloucester Credit: ITV News

The Church of England's most senior woman bishop has given her Easter message.

The Venerable Rachel Treweek is due to become the new Bishop of Gloucester.

She takes over the role from The Right Reverend Michael Perham, who retired in November.

She says celebrating the resurrection of Christ is a time for reflection and hope.

"That is at the core of the Christian message which is that Jesus died for all of us out of love, but Jesus rose again, and therefore the Christian message is one of enormous hope - so that's the key message of Easter Day and one I hope we'll be sharing across the diocese all year round."

– The Venerable Rachel Treweek


First female Diocesan Bishop chosen for Gloucester

The first female diocesan bishop has been appointed by the Church of England.

Archdeacon Treweek gives a press conference as the announcement is made Credit: ITV News

The new Bishop of Gloucester will be Rachel Treweek, who is currently the Archdeacon of Hackney in the London Diocese.

She takes on the role after The Right Reverend Michael Perham retired in November.

Rachel Treweek is the Church of England's third female bishop Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

Archdeacon Treweek becomes the third female bishop. The 52-year-old has been given a more senior position than the junior, or suffragan, posts two women have so far been given. Her role means she is the first female bishop to sit in the House of Lords.

Archdeacon Treweek gives a press conference as the announcement is made Credit: ITV News

After the announcement Archdeacon Treweek said:

It is an immense joy and privilege to be appointed as the Bishop of Gloucester. I am surprised and, I have to admit, even a little daunted by the prospect, but my overwhelming feeling is one of excitement to be coming to join with others in sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the people of this diocese.

I am looking forward to encouraging Christians to speak out with confidence about their faith and the good news that the Gospel brings. It will be my privilege to work with churches as we connect with people, wherever they are and whatever their concerns.

My calling to the role of bishop has been shaped by human encounter. I believe profoundly that relationship is at the heart of who God is. I have been with people through the joys and pains of their lives and it is these experiences that I will reflect upon as I take up this new role.

– Rachel Treweek

The Church of England's first woman bishop is the Rt Rev Libby Lane, who was consecrated as the eighth Bishop of Stockport at York Minster in January.

Rachel Treweek will be the new Bishop of Gloucester Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Designs released for proposed Gloucester Cathedral revamp

New design for the Cathedral green Credit: Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral are asking for the public's views after releasing designs for their major £6million development project.

The revamp, dubbed Project Pilgrim, include plans for a new glass entrance, an exhibition area, and removing the car park to create a public space in the Cathedral grounds.

The Cathedral was able to create the plans after being awarded a Heritage Grant of £320,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Gloucester Cathedral is a place for everyone so it is important that the people of the City and County have an opportunity to let us know what they think of the changes we are proposing to make to their Cathedral. We invite everyone to help to shape the project by taking part in this important consultation.

– The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester
The Lady Chapel Credit: Gloucester Cathedral
Tribune Gallery exhibition design Credit: Gloucester Cathedral
Credit: Gloucester Cathedral
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