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Make Space

Make Space

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

A former mental health nurse who is now a Weymouth priest has stressed how important wellbeing will be in the weeks ahead.

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Prayer Diary for Weymouth

Prayer Diary for Weymouth

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

Prayer has become a very important part of our outreach admist the coronavirus and over in Weymouth local churches are encouraging the whole community to get involved.

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Numbers are up

Numbers are up

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

Online services are engaging new worshippers - that was the message from Sarum College's Director of Contextual Learning.

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Our bells fall silent

Our bells fall silent

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

Among the activities curtailed by coronavirus is bellringing. Many in our communities have contacted us to say they miss the sound of the bells and the knowledge that they are calling the faithful to worship.

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Ride+Stride funding and trophy not stopped by coronavirus

Ride+Stride funding and trophy not stopped by coronavirus

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

Over £84,000 was raised for Dorset’s historic churches in the 2019 annual Ride+Stride and Dorset Historic Churches Trust has promised over £106,000 in grants for restoration projects as a result.

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Wedding couple say 'I do' just in time!

Wedding couple say 'I do' just in time!

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

One of our priests managed to marry a couple just hours before the Government's 'no weddings in church' rule came into force.

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The light always overcomes the darkness

The light always overcomes the darkness

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

"Be strong, my friends. Take good care. Keep well, Keep safe and Keep smiling!"

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"We know this is tough"

"We know this is tough"

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

Bishop Nicholas has said he is encouraged "to see how Churches are seeking to live out our calling in such strange circumstances”.

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Dorset Update

Dorset Update

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

Archdeacon Penny is in daily contact with Dorset County Council. Here’s this week’s update.

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Wiltshire Update

Wiltshire Update

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

Archdeacon Sue is speaking regularly with Wiltshire County Council.

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