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Vicar’s birthday plunge to tackle global poverty

Vicar’s birthday plunge to tackle global poverty

by Michael Ford 18 December 2019

A Dorset vicar's plans to celebrate his 60th birthday in whizzing style has raised over £300 for Christian Aid's Christmas Appeal.

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Filling Christmas stockings for those in need

Filling Christmas stockings for those in need

by Michael Ford 18 December 2019

Our churches in Weymouth and Portland have been donating generously to fill Christmas stockings for those in need in their area.

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Can you help with our Ethical Shopping Map?

Can you help with our Ethical Shopping Map?

by Michael Ford 18 December 2019

Our new Adviser for work with Children and Young People is setting up a map that shows where we can shop ethically, and he needs your help to make it comprehensive.

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Cathedral invests £25,000 in solar

Cathedral invests £25,000 in solar

by Michael Ford 18 December 2019

The Dean and Chapter, Salisbury Cathedral’s governing body, are participating in a renewable energy project by investing £25K in a local community energy share offer.

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SOMA Mission to Wau

SOMA Mission to Wau

by Michael Ford 18 December 2019

The most recent SOMA Mission to South Sudan has returned to the UK. The trip saw the team visit some of the area devastated by the civil war, open a youth leaders conference, and thankfully miss a plane crash.

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An iconic MU calendar

An iconic MU calendar

by Michael Ford 18 December 2019

A Mothers' Union Advent Calendar has been developed for the South Aisle in Sherborne Abbey, with a style all its own.

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Skating into Christmas

Skating into Christmas

by Michael Ford 18 December 2019

There may be no snow forecast for Christmas this year in Dorset, but residents of Wimborne will still be able to ice skate outside, thanks to the Minster.

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'Lucky 13' for a Christmas Tree Festival that's turning trees away

'Lucky 13' for a Christmas Tree Festival that's turning trees away

by Michael Ford 18 December 2019

All Saints’ Church in Westbury fitted in over 50 trees in to the Church for their Christmas Tree Festival, which celebrated its 13th anniversary this year.

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Bishop for the day

Bishop for the day

by Michael Ford 18 December 2019

On the feast of St Nicholas, it is traditional that one of the Cathedral choristers gets to be Bishop for a Day.

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Listening to their voices

Listening to their voices

by Michael Ford 18 December 2019

Christmas is often a time where children get celebrated. Whether it be through gathering together as family, or carol singing at events, or through being able to visit schools for festive celebrations, this time of year gives churches and schools many opportunities for children to take centre stage.

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