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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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New Archdeacon of Wilts Appointed

New Archdeacon of Wilts Appointed

by Michael Ford 6 October 2017

To Wiltshire from Bermondsey: the Revd Ruth Worsley, Parish Development Officer for the Diocese of Southwark, is to be the next Archdeacon of Wilts.

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Competition Winner Opens New Education Centre *Updated

Competition Winner Opens New Education Centre *Updated

by Michael Ford 1 July 2015

Amelia French, a Year 8 pupil from South Wilts Grammar School, opened the new Diocesan Education Centre in Wilton today (16 October), together with the Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, and the Earl of Pembroke.

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8000 Churches Open Their Doors

8000 Churches Open Their Doors

by Michael Ford 8 June 2018

The history and architecture of some of England’s most beautiful churches will be on show during the annual ‘Ride+Stride’ on Saturday, 8 September 2012, an open day for churches of all Christian denominations to raise money for their upkeep.

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Neil MacGregor and Bishops: Salisbury video

Neil MacGregor and Bishops: Salisbury video

by Michael Ford 6 October 2017

The Diocese of Salisbury has released a set of YouTube resources with a theme of ‘Citizenship’, featuring discussions between the Bishop of Salisbury, the Bishop of Sherborne and the Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor.

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