Diocesan News

by gord — last modified 26 Mar, 2019 01:17 PM
At home with the Archbishop of York

At home with the Archbishop of York

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

Dr John Sentamu has led a national worship service from the front room of his home this Sunday as Christians across the country - and around the world - adapted to restrictions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Churches stay closed

Churches stay closed

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

Meanwhile the Archbishops and Bishops have written to clergy reaffirming their guidance on the closure of church buildings to help reduce the spread of the virus.

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New mental health reflections

New mental health reflections

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

A series of reflections on how to cope with anxiety and loneliness in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, including simple Christian meditation techniques and tips, have been published by the Church of England.

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New reflection for people who cannot attend a funeral

New reflection for people who cannot attend a funeral

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

People who cannot attend a funeral because of the coronavirus restrictions are being provided with prayers and suggestions on how to pay their own tribute at home to the person who has died, in a simple guide published by the Church of England.

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The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion

by Michael Ford 2 April 2020

Continuing our online tour of the Cathedral's 800th anniversary exhibition, this week we are looking at different representations of the Crucifixion in the cathedral exhibition.

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What's Going On

What's Going On

by Michael Ford 26 March 2020

As churches we are simply called to be faithful. Some of us have the resources and ability to do stuff with live-streaming, while some of us can spend all day on the landline to elderly people who need a call. Some of us can simply pray for those in need.

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Renewing Hope

Renewing Hope

by Michael Ford 26 March 2020

The virtual lockdown has affected communities across the Diocese, but clergy who minister to large multi-parish benefices are seeing first-hand how communities and villages are renewing hope through supporting one another at this time.

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Sleepsafe says thank-you

Sleepsafe says thank-you

by Michael Ford 26 March 2020

The organisers of Sleepsafe in Dorset have thanked the churches and volunteers who helped provide temporary accommodation for the county's rough sleepers.

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Routes to Roots closes - but will re-open!

Routes to Roots closes - but will re-open!

by Michael Ford 26 March 2020

The rough sleeper outreach team, St Mungo’s, has sourced temporary accommodation for Poole’s rough sleepers and they are being provided with food, medical support and 3 times daily contact.

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New audiences thanks to live streams

New audiences thanks to live streams

by Michael Ford 26 March 2020

St Paul's in Salisbury is certainly learning on the road when it comes to the best way to live-stream.

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