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Unlocking our churches: only if you are able and it is safe to do so

Unlocking our churches: only if you are able and it is safe to do so

by Michael Ford 3 July 2020

"Proceed with caution: risk assessment, strict social distancing, restrained liturgy and an emphasis on safety."

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Prayerful simplicity

Prayerful simplicity

by Michael Ford 3 July 2020

Our churches have now been open for private prayer since 13th June, and across the Diocese many have taken advantage of this.

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They're here!

They're here!

by Michael Ford 3 July 2020

Last Sunday, 13 of our soon-to-be curates were licensed online as lay workers.

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Still Zooming

Still Zooming

by Michael Ford 3 July 2020

The changes in guidelines that will allow many of our churches to unlock doesn't mean our new ways of 'doing church' online will stop.

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Local Prayer Spaces

Local Prayer Spaces

by Michael Ford 3 July 2020

Prayer is at the centre of our Diocesan vision of Renewing Hope Pray Serve Grow, and our new Local Prayer Spaces allow people to both pray and enjoy the solitude and quiet of our churchyards.

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Celebrating Our NHS

Celebrating Our NHS

by Michael Ford 3 July 2020

This weekend we are all being asked to celebrate and remember the NHS.

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Volunteer drivers needed in Wiltshire

Volunteer drivers needed in Wiltshire

by Michael Ford 3 July 2020

The global pandemic has had a very real effect on the work carried out by Wiltshire's 43 Link Schemes.

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Bishop Nicholas joins call for environment-focused economic recovery

Bishop Nicholas joins call for environment-focused economic recovery

by Michael Ford 3 July 2020

Our Bishop has added his signature to a letter from UK faith leaders that calls on the Government to ensure its economic recovery plan does not bypass care for the environment.

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Prayer Spaces in our Churchyards

Prayer Spaces in our Churchyards

by Michael Ford 3 July 2020

The Cley Hill Churches Ministry Team in Wiltshire is taking a creative approach to Local Prayer Spaces.

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We want your videos!

We want your videos!

by Michael Ford 3 July 2020

The past months have seen how we 'do church' change dramatically and, as we finally start to unlock our buildings for worship and occasional offices, we want to record the Diocese as it is in the Summer of 2020.

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