Ready for 2011 Challenges

by Michael Ford last modified 04 Jan, 2011 06:25 PM

Church volunteers are ready to brave the elements across Wiltshire and Dorset to provide cheer and support in 2011.

Ready for 2011 Challenges

Volunteers help with building work in Rossmore

Community Angels, a project near Portland (Preston with Sutton Poyntz, Littlemoore and Osmington with Poxwell), is run by the Revd Daile Wilshere. It consists of a team of volunteers working alongside local area provision, including community visiting and befriending.

Rural officers will be working alongside farmers and those in rural areas facing rural and agricultural issues, under the leadership of Canon Jean Coates.

Businessmen in Poole can benefit from work:space, an initiative run by Paul Bradbury, a pioneer minister. The initiative looks to explore ethics and spirituality in changing times, and provide a temporary haven from busy schedules.

Diocesan Secretary, Lucinda Herklots, said today: “There are thousands of unsung heroes in our parishes helping with clubs, doing youth work, running coffee mornings and mums and tots groups, helping the elderly and infirm and reaching out to the community in many different ways. We salute our many volunteers, who will take on the challenges of next year in a spirit of love and friendship.”

She added, “Plans are in place, and we will be doing our bit. We are committed to helping those who will find things tough in 2011.”


Download a Community Angels leaflet
More on rural and agricultural issues
More on work:space

Further information
Contact Michael Ford, Communications Co-ordinator:
01722 438651,

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