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Easter Experience- Shaftesbury

A foundation governor of Abbey CE VA Primary set up an Easter Experience in St James Church, with the help of the congregation. The seven stations, each manned by a volunteer, each told a different aspect of the Easter story through practical, hands on activities. Over the course of several days, 120 children visited each station in groups of 5 or 6. The children were enthralled and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, whilst also gaining a deeper insight into the Easter story.

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Bishops on Bikes

Bishops in Lycra and hi-vis jackets were a regular sighting around Wiltshire’s roads at the weekend as the Rt Revd Ed Condry and the Rt Revd Lee Rayfield completed a mammoth 172-mile bike ride in support of Christian Aid.

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Headteachers Conference 2013

Headteachers and school staff gathered in Salisbury to hear Keith Lamdin speak on 'Leadership', to reflect on practice and share ideas. The event was organised by Diocesan Board of Education staff. Photos by Michael Ford unless credited otherwise

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Bishop's Pictures From Malakal, South Sudan

Selected images from a visit to Malakal by the Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, in February 2013. All images by Graham Kings.

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New Female Archdeacon Arrives

The Archdeacon of Wilts, Ruth Worsley, was collated on Monday 28 January 2013 at St John's Devizes. Pictures by Michael Ford unless credited.

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Mission Trade Fair 2012

The 'Mission Trade Fair' took place at St Nicholas Corfe Mullen on 24 November 2012 and featured the Revd Paul Cowley, Executive Director of Alpha for Prisons, and the Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings. The Fair was billed as a stimulating opportunity to share tried, tested and proven ideas, to inspire Christians to develop new connections with their communities, families, and people in need. The 45 display stands and twelve workshops included topics such as ‘Credit Action’, ‘FoodBanks’, ‘Eco Church’ and ‘Poole Missional Communities'.

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Music in Worship Day 2012

Delegates enjoyed a keynote talk, workshops and a chance to learn from each other during the Diocesan Music in Worship Day at the Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, on Saturday (10 November).

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Diocesan Synod November 2012

The Bishop of Salisbury set the scene for the future development of the Diocese of Salisbury at a meeting of the Diocesan Synod on Saturday 3 November 2012. Synod also heard the Archdeacon of Sarum’s proposals for his new additional role in identifying and encouraging new forms of ministry and mission, as well as details of Christian Aid’s international Tax Justice Campaign and the Annual report from the Dean of Salisbury.

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Tim and Jim in Sudan

Photos (with original captions) posted on Facebook by the Revd Tim Storey during a trip with the Revd Jim Findlay in South Sudan.

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Churches Follow Up Olympics

Leaders from Weymouth churches hosted a national tour, ‘The Time of our Lives’, as a follow-up to the Great British Summer, on Wednesday (17 October, 7pm) at the Prayerhouse, Weymouth.

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Competition Winner Opens New Centre

Amelia French, a Year 8 pupil from South Wilts Grammar School, opened the new Diocesan Education Centre in Wilton, together with the Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, and the Earl of Pembroke. Local choirs sang. and dignitaries helped pupils to plant trees around the grounds.

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Lay Ministers 2012

Five new ministers were licensed and others were transferred in. Photos by Michael Ford

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Archbishop and New Bishop Visit Bromham

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, preached a sermon at a service led by the new Bishop of Ramsbury, Dr Edward Condry, at St Nicholas Parish Church Bromham on Sunday 30 September 2012. The Holy Communion service celebrated the 45th Anniversary of Bishop Bill Ind’s Ordination as a Priest and the 25th Anniversary of his Consecration as a Bishop. Photos courtesy Michael Armstrong

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Deacons 2012

Photos taken at Salisbury Cathedral, 29 September 2012, by the Revd Tina Draycott

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New Bishop Arrives

The new Bishop of Ramsbury, Dr Edward Condry, is welcomed during Evensong at Salisbury Cathedral on Sunday 23 September 2012. Photos by Ash Mills.

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New Bishop for Ramsbury

First pictures from Westminster Abbey

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Refresh2012 Festival - Weymouth

Thousands attended the 'Refresh2012' Festival organised by churches in Weymouth and Portland, 24-27 August 2012. The dates were chosen to fit between the Olympic sailing events and the Paralympics. More pictures will be added as they come in.

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New Education Centre

Pictures as our new Centre is built in the Avenue, Wilton, Wiltshire

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Seeking Gold - those completing the Trail

Seeking Gold is a ten-church Pilgrimage route in Dorset devised by Lavender Buckland. Collect one badge per church to quality for your free Super-Gold-Pilgrim badge! Send in a photo to be added to this Gallery. Visit http://bit.ly/seekinggold for more details.

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Olympics - Parish Gallery

Photos from our parishes, credited where possible!

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Seeking Gold

The Launch of 'Seeking Gold', a Pilgrimage in Dorset devised by Lavender Buckland and championed by the Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings. The Revd James Stephenson, a world-class athlete, spent his first day as a priest swimming, cycling and running almost 100 miles, visiting all ten churches en route.

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Y6 Leavers 2012 - a selection

Y6 Leavers met at Salisbury Cathedral over four days in June 2012. Here is a sample of what they got up to.

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Living Water - Day 5

The Bishop of Sherborne and team led a week of activities in Gillingham and Milton-on-Stour entitled 'Living Water'. We join them on Thursday 28 June 2012.

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Big Thank You Card

The Bishop of Salisbury commissioned a Thank You Card to HM the Queen as part of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, 2012. Here are images of the card and some of its artwork.

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Olympic Torch Relay

A selection of photos from the Torch Relay as it passes through our parishes. More to come!

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Sixpenny Handley Consecration of Extension to Churchyard

Bishop of Sherborne consecrated an extension to the church yard at St Mary's Sixpenny Handley on a beautiful sunny afternoon 24 March 2012.

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Olympics Training Day in Weymouth, March 2012

Gathering at All Saints to train with with More Than Gold, Fusion Youth & Community, Share Jesus International and others. Photos by Michael Ford unless credited

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New Diocesan Education Centre

On Tuesday 31 January 2012, dignitaries, diocesan staff and members of Woodford school gathered in the Avenue, Wilton, for the blessing of the foundations of a new Diocesan Education Centre. The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, performed the ceremony. Attendees included the Mayors of Wilton and Salisbury, the Chairman of the Board of Education, the Director of Education, the Diocesan Secretary and representatives from Hammonds, the Building contractors.

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All Saints Weymouth - Olympic Art

Celebrations for this year’s Olympic Games include public art exhibited by Year 7 and Year 8 students from All Saints Church of England School, Weymouth as part of the ‘Giant Wall project’. Weymouth and Portland will host the 2012 Olympic Sailing Events.

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A Day in Sherborne with Peter Kosminsky

300 sixth-formers in Sherborne, Dorset, tackled Israel-Palestine issues in a study day on 28 November 2011, based on an acclaimed Channel 4 series filmed by Peter Kosminsky.

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Bishop and Dean of Salisbury in Sudan

The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, and the Dean of Salisbury, June Osbourne, visit the Episcopal Church of Sudan together for the first time.

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Bishop Nicholas Enthroned

Selected pictures from the day of Bishop Nicholas' official arrival in the Diocese.

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Bishop Nicholas Consecrated

Nicholas Holtam was consecrated as Bishop of Salisbury on Friday 22 July by the Archbishop of Canterbury at St Paul's Cathedral, London. Bishop Nicholas was ordained alongside the new Suffragan Bishop of Stepney Adrian Newman, the former Dean of Rochester. The sermon was preached by the Dean of Salisbury, the Very Revd June Osborne. Pictures supplied by kind permission of St Paul's Cathedral.

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South Sudan Independence 2011

The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, travelled to South Sudan for their first-ever Independence Day.

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Year 6 Leavers' Service at Salisbury Cathedral June 2011

Hundreds of Year 6 pupils from schools across Wiltshire and Dorset gathered at Salisbury Cathedral on Wednesday 29 June for a service entitled 'On This Rock'. The service also commemorated 200 years of the National Society.

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Bridport Pilgrimage 2011

Two Galleries of photos from the mission week, including the spectacular beach service at West Bay.

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West Bay Sea Baptism and Confirmations June 2011

The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, baptised four candidates in the sea during a service at West Beach, West Bay, Bridport on Thursday 30 June (7.30pm). He confirmed eight candidates. The service is a highlight of a week spent in the Bridport area by a team of parishioners and clergy from across Dorset.

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Diocesan Synod June 2011

Pictures from the Synod debating Women Bishops legislation.

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Bishop-designate of Salisbury, the Revd Nicholas Holtam

Official photos from the Press Conference and walkabout, Tuesday 12 April 2011

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Inspired to Welcome - Mission Training 2011

Gathering at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester, to learn how to put on events and provide services in local communities.

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Diocesan Synod

Synod met at Market Lavington on Saturday 6 November 2010. The agenda included women bishops, children's and schools work, Clergy Terms of Service and a showstopping presentation from Mothers' Union.

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