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A First Visit to South Sudan

A First Visit to South Sudan

by Michael Ford 14 February 2013

A team from Purbeck Deanery visited South Sudan recently. Canon John Wood wrote about the trip and produced some photos- see below.

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St Aldhelm's Academy Celebrates Success

St Aldhelm's Academy Celebrates Success

by Michael Ford 31 January 2013

St Aldhelm’s Academy are delighted to have achieved an 800-percentage-point increase from 2011 on their 2012 headline GCSE results, achieving 28% 5 A* to C including English and mathematics.

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New Female Archdeacon Arrives

New Female Archdeacon Arrives

by Michael Ford 6 October 2017

The Revd Ruth Worsley, until recently Parish Development Officer for the Diocese of Southwark, was collated as the first-ever female Archdeacon of Wilts last night. The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, led the service at St John’s Devizes.

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Bishop Commends Pioneering Community Work

Bishop Commends Pioneering Community Work

by Michael Ford 8 March 2018

The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, has praised the work of Poole Missional Communities for their collaborative approach to church and community work.

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Church Schools’ Success *Updated

Church Schools’ Success *Updated

by Michael Ford 1 July 2015

Church Schools in Wiltshire and Dorset have scored success in this year’s Primary school league tables, with Milldown CE Primary and Durweston CE VA Primary School coming joint top in the Key Stage 2 tables for Dorset.

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Bishop of Salisbury "deeply regrets" General Synod Result *Updated

Bishop of Salisbury "deeply regrets" General Synod Result *Updated

by Michael Ford 28 November 2012

20 November 2012: The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, has expressed his regret tonight following the decision of the General Synod to vote against going ahead with the ordination of women as bishops.

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Vote on Women Bishops Legislation ***Updated

Vote on Women Bishops Legislation ***Updated

by Michael Ford 11 May 2018

Synod voted 'no' to the current legislation by a narrow margin.

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Mission Trade Fair for Dorset

Mission Trade Fair for Dorset

by Michael Ford 6 October 2017

Huge numbers of Christians from many denominations across Dorset will gather at St Nicholas’ Church, Corfe Mullen on Saturday 24 November (9.30am-4pm) to celebrate outreach projects in the community.

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Making the Most of Music

Making the Most of Music

by Michael Ford 23 January 2020

Church musicians have been challenged to learn from contemporary music styles, as well as employing greater use of young people’s skills and talents. They tackled a theme of ‘Developing Music and Worship in a Changing Culture’ during the Diocesan Music in Worship Day at the Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, on Saturday (10 November).

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'Let Us Talk' says Bishop

'Let Us Talk' says Bishop

by Michael Ford 6 October 2017

The Bishop of Salisbury has issued a challenge to parishes across Dorset and Wiltshire. 'Let Us Talk' was launched at Diocesan Synod on Saturday 3 November 2012.

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