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Sudan Fete returns to The South Canonry

Last Sunday the long-running Sudan Fete returned to the home of Bishop Stephen and Carol and hundreds came to enjoy the traditional fundraising for the Sudan Medical Link.

School Celebrates 'Healthy Eating Week' With Multi-Cultural Menus!

This week, Westbury Leigh Church of England Primary School has been learning about the importance of healthy eating as part of a national 'Healthy Schools week' initiative to promote healthy eating. The school has embraced the theme of ‘everyone together’ by devising a menu featuring favourite dishes from across the world, showcasing the many cultures within the school. 

The Energy Footprint Tool – support in entering your data

The deadline for entering your parish data in the national Energy Footprint Tool (EFT) is approaching fast. Parishes have until 31 July to enter their energy data from 2022. 

The journey to priestly ministry

12 deacons to be priested for the diocese this Petertide. We spoke to the current deacons to find out what they learnt during their curacy, what surprised them the most, and if they had any advice for those looking into ordained ministry.

Former King’s Singer returns with Laudemus Choir to Dorset 

Former King’s Singer, choral director and composer, Jeremy Jackman, returns to Dorset this August to lead the choir Laudemus, showcasing music for the service of Evensong between 15–19 August 2023.

Aquadeacon swims again!

The Ven Dr Sue Groom, Archdeacon of Wilts, dubbed Aquadeacon by Grapevine because of her passion for swimming, is using her love for the sport to raise more funds for Aspire, the spinal injuries charity.

Volunteer Hospital Chaplaincy Visitors Your local Hospital needs you!

Do you have a heart for spiritual and emotional care for people in hospital? Called to journey with others from any faith or walk of life? A few hours to spare? Then why not join in this rewarding ministry!

70 year's of Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust

The Trust has a vibrant programme of church tours, lectures and events for its membership. The 70th Anniversary Year will be celebrated in three spectacular events that will contribute to the funds required to continue to support Wiltshire churches.

New cross unveiled at St Peter’s, Parkstone after lightning strike

Twelve months after the thunderous lightning strike damaged St Peter’s, a new cross was cut, carved and blessed this week.

Devizes vicar to cycle 1,000 km in 4 days

In the month that sees the 110th edition of the Tour de France, a Devizes vicar is attempting to cycle 1,000 km in 4 days to raise funds and awareness around human trafficking and modern slavery.

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