Diocesan News

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Moving Closer

Moving Closer

by Michael Ford 9 July 2019

General Synod has given its backing to further steps towards bringing the Church of England and the Methodist Church in Great Britain into communion with each other.

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Contactless Giving

Contactless Giving

by Michael Ford 9 July 2019

Contactless collection plates have been used in York Minster for the first time, as the Church of England General Synod met for a Sunday service delivered by both the Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop of York.

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We can't "rely on others"

We can't "rely on others"

by Michael Ford 9 July 2019

The Archbishop of York has told General Synod that the Church of England has lost the habit of reading the Bible consistently and relies on others to do its "serious thinking for it."

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Extras added to A Church Near You

Extras added to A Church Near You

by Michael Ford 9 July 2019

A Church Near You has launched a series of extra features that work as well for Benefices as Parishes.

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Are you Safeguarding Compliant?

Are you Safeguarding Compliant?

by Michael Ford 9 July 2019

Parishes are being urged to make sure all their websites and noticeboards are safeguarding compliant as soon as possible.

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...And meet our new Deacons

...And meet our new Deacons

by Michael Ford 8 July 2019

On Sunday, Bishop Nicholas ordained our 8 new Deacons and this week they begin their first year of ministry as Assistant Curates in the Diocese of Salisbury.

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Meet our new Priests...

Meet our new Priests...

by Michael Ford 4 July 2019

7 new priests who are serving in urban parishes and rural benefices across the Diocese from Royal Wootton Bassett in the north to Poole in the South have been ordained by Bishop Nicholas.

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Next Steps

Next Steps

by Michael Ford 3 July 2019

Bishop Karen and David Pain briefed Synod on the next steps in our Renewing Hope Review, and started Synod thinking about key priorities for the future.

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Ability Sunday

Ability Sunday

by Michael Ford 3 July 2019

The Livability Charity is inviting churches in our Diocese to join the whole Church in making Sunday 8th September 2019 'Ability Sunday', and help to make it a very special day in their community.

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Enabling One Another

Enabling One Another

by Michael Ford 3 July 2019

"As we face the challenges of our journey ahead, instead of asking the question 'How can we?', may we affirm the statement instead and say 'We will, ordained and lay together, enable one another to live out the Good News of Jesus.'"

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