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by gord — last modified 26 Mar, 2019 01:17 PM
Call of the sea

Call of the sea

by Michael Ford 15 October 2021

Our Diocesan Director of Communications and co-editor of Grapevine is leaving us after three busy years that included overseeing our communications during the pandemic.

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Take part in Songs of Praise in Salisbury Cathedral!

Take part in Songs of Praise in Salisbury Cathedral!

by Michael Ford 15 October 2021

The BBC will be filming and recording the Young Chorister of the Year competition for BBC TV and Radio 2, and congregational singing for an Advent episode of Songs of Praise.

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Ride and Stride 2021

Ride and Stride 2021

by Michael Ford 7 October 2021

In our parishes, as we gear up to be generous in our giving, an annual classic is Ride and Stride, as parishioners enjoy the blessings of the countryside and characterful churches as they fundraise for the upkeep of their historic buildings.

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The fête of the local church

The fête of the local church

by Michael Ford 7 October 2021

There’s a growing buzz about the monthly Village Pump sessions run by Rural Field Officer Richard Hancock, and one small church has more than doubled its revenue from the annual fête.

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Transforming our Giving

Transforming our Giving

by Michael Ford 8 October 2021

As our Generous Giving Campaign draws to a close, we are asked to consider how we respond to God's own generosity to us, thankful for what we have, and our parishes are prayerfully considering stepping up to fund our mission and ministry in Wiltshire, Dorset and other places. An extra £2 a week could make all the difference, and some may be able to afford more.

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The Women's Shed

The Women's Shed

by Michael Ford 7 October 2021

Ever-resourceful, our parishes keep in touch with their local communities, and outreach continues to develop fresh forms as a result. You may have heard of the Men's Shed movement - this has been joined by a new venture from the north of our Diocese.

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Tom's Teddies

Tom's Teddies

by Michael Ford 7 October 2021

As our parishes adapt to changing times, Renewing Hope continues to take many forms: some prayed, some displayed, some acted upon - and some knitted.

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Remembering... Bishop Francis Loyo

Remembering... Bishop Francis Loyo

by Michael Ford 7 October 2021

Bishop Francis, of the Diocese of Rokon in South Sudan, sadly died on Sunday 3rd October in Kampala, Uganda. He was widely known across our Diocese of Salisbury, visited us many times and made innumerable friends.

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Our Response

Our Response

by Michael Ford 12 October 2021

Our Diocesan Generous Giving campaign is in its final stages and, after focusing on Thanksgiving, Week Four - starting on Sunday 3rd October - sees us focus on Our Response as we give thanks for all we have received ourselves and for all the generosity that has come before which has made our churches what they are today.

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9000 new church services

9000 new church services

by Michael Ford 1 October 2021

Thousands of churches adapted ‘at a moment’s notice’ to providing worship at home from the start of the first lockdown, according to a new report published today.

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