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

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Latest announcements

Harvest
There are over 500 events listed on www.aharvestnearyou.com. Click the link to see what is happening near you, or visit to add your events.

Burger Church, Text-a-Toastie, prayer ideas, church space ideas, baptisms, weddings, Christmas and more can be found on the CofE’s Pinterest account. A growing resource of ideas for churches at www.pinterest.com/churchofengland
Email the national Comms team comms@churchofengland.org if your church has something to contribute.

The Church of England Youth Council is celebrating 10 years with a party at York Minster! It's free and open to all aged 14-25. To book your ticket, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceyc10-tickets-12296371779?ref=estw

September deals for parishes from Parish Buying!
Click here to have a look

Life & Soul
Show your church in action via the Churchcare and Church Times photography competition!
Activities and people, not just places.
Full details here

Helping with Harvest Festivals
The Farming Community Network (FCN) offers support material and other resources to help with the preparations.
 www.fcn.org.uk/resources

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a call for evidence on the contested issue of religion or belief in the workplace and service delivery, covering all faiths, beliefs and experiences in England, Scotland and Wales. This is part of a 3-year programme aimed to ‘increase understanding of religion or belief in public life, improve knowledge about what happens in practice and ensure that the laws that protect everyone’s right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect are effective’. An online survey will receive submissions until mid-October.
Click here

Autumn funding available for local charities
The Community Foundation is keen to hear from community groups and local charities in need of an extra funding boost this Autumn. The main grant round takes place in early November; the closing date is 17 October. Grants of up to £5k are available. Apply via the Expression of Interest Form on the WSCF website.
http://www.wscf.org.uk

Salisbury Cathedral seeks more copies of the Book of Common Prayer for Morning and Evening Prayer congregations to use. Donation of Common Prayer books in a reasonable condition would be most welcome.
Email Andrew Baker, Verger
vestry@salcath.co.uk
Or ring 01722 555150.

Church Welfare Association
Funding for those working with disadvantaged, vulnerable women and children.
www.churchwelfareassociation.org.uk
Other useful fundraising links here

Children's Commission on Poverty seeks real-life stories!
CCP is looking into the cost of school life on children and families across the country. Do you have great stories, case studies or practical suggestions?
Get in touch: http://childrenscommission.org.uk/inquiry

Eco-Bishops want to hear from you!
Eighteen bishops from around the Anglican Communion will be meeting to discuss the best response to climate change and environmental damage.
Click here for their brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/73TSXN5 

Erskine Muton Trust Fund
The closing date for applications from Dorset parishes wishing to apply for grants from the next distribution from the Erskine Muton Trust Fund is Friday 3 October 2014. Grants are available towards the cost of works to church buildings located in Dorset.
Email Liz Wallis
elizabeth.wallis@salisbury.anglican.org
Or call 01722 438665

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