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by Michael Ford last modified 04 Dec, 2017 05:52 PM

The e-Bulletin is a weekly update from around the Diocese on Tuesdays. The items below are from its 'Announcements' section.

The Church of England’s Christmas campaign went live on 1 December, following last year’s award-winning run. Reflections via social media, texts, emails and booklets are available to share. Full details here

Hymn Books On Offer
St Lawrence Stratford sub Castle has two boxes - about 60 books - of Hymns Ancient and Modern which are looking for a new home. If anyone would like them, please contact Mike Beisly on 01722 325241.


Advent resources:

  • Our Mothers’ Union has issued new Advent prayers
  • HOPE invites Christians to take a glossy Christmas magazine to every home in their area and sing carols on the streets. To find out more, visit the website.
  • Bible Society has launched a new short film with spoken words, poetry and an original song, re-imagining Luke 1:46-55 in a 21st-century setting. View ‘Mary’s Song’ here
  • You can pray for the Middle East and North Africa during Advent, thanks to Sat-7’s prayer email. Info and sign-up here
  • Mary’s Meals has launched free Advent resources, in support of the world’s poorest children, here
  • Coming soon: Next Steps for Christmas. The CofE’s Church Support Hub is developing a great way to help families connect with their local church, pray and worship over the festive season. More here

Advent Appeals

  • Alabaré
    Bishop Edward said at the Advent Appeal Launch “I am pleased to be here today to support the launch of this vital appeal and the amazing work that Alabaré does for the homeless in Wiltshire.” Please help support 100s of needy people. Donate here
  • Church Urban Fund
    This winter, the number of bed spaces at CUF supported night shelters has increased to more than 4,300-
    because of all the amazing people who slept out for the Advent Sleepout Challenge 2016! Could you do it? Take the challenge >>
  • WaterAid
    The UK Government is matching all donations made to the WaterAid appeal between 1 November and 31 January! Please consider supporting this life-saving cause. Film, info, resources and donations here

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