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Stepping down after 46 years in lay ministry

Stepping down after 46 years in lay ministry

by Michael Ford 27 November 2019

After 46 years in lay ministry, one of the first women Readers in our Diocese is stepping down from ministry.

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The Sound of Success

The Sound of Success

by Michael Ford 27 November 2019

Hamworthy Church, which was part of a grant supported by the Diocese last year, has successfully fundraised this year for a brand new audio-visual (AV) system in the church.

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Devizes Choristers win Wiltshire Choir of the Year

Devizes Choristers win Wiltshire Choir of the Year

by Michael Ford 27 November 2019

The children from the choir of St John’s Church Devizes have been crowned winners of the Wiltshire Senior Choir of the Year competition for 2019. The event, adjudicated by Benjamin Costello, took place as part of the Devizes Eisteddfod on Thursday 21st November.

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Renewing Hope for our Bishop

Renewing Hope for our Bishop

by Michael Ford 21 November 2019

Bishop Nicholas has been sharing the things that renew his hope.

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Time to ‘leave our echo chambers’ and listen to others

Time to ‘leave our echo chambers’ and listen to others

by Michael Ford 20 November 2019

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are urging voters to “honour the gift of truth” as they engage in political debate in the run-up to the General Election.

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Enough room for the God of Surprises

Enough room for the God of Surprises

by Michael Ford 20 November 2019

"In going forward there also needs to be enough room for the God of surprises to do new things."

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We unanimously welcome the Channel Islands

We unanimously welcome the Channel Islands

by Michael Ford 20 November 2019

Our Diocesan Synod has unanimously welcomed the recommendation that the Channel Islands should join with the Diocese of Salisbury.

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From skydiving to BSL: the work of our Chaplain to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

From skydiving to BSL: the work of our Chaplain to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

by Michael Ford 20 November 2019

Our Minster to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has been looking back over the past 12 months of his ministry – it includes a sponsored tandem skydive, a trip to Bolivia and Texas, and the icing on the cake, his licensing as full time Chaplain.

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'Real Lives' makes an impact

'Real Lives' makes an impact

by Michael Ford 20 November 2019

The 'Real Lives' week in Wimborne has proved a huge success with hundreds of people coming along to the special mission-orientated event.

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Take a Journey for the Soul and help Poole Hospital

Take a Journey for the Soul and help Poole Hospital

by Michael Ford 20 November 2019

Fancy the challenge of walking part of the historic Camino in Spain whilst supporting Poole Hospital?

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