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Clergy from Harnham, Blackmore Vale and Parkstone to be non-residentiary canons

During Evensong on Thursday 4 May, three non-residentiary canons will be installed into the College of Canons at the same service, at the invitation of the Right Revd Stephen Lake, Bishop of Salisbury.

LPA/LWS Commissioning

Revd Jonathan Plows, Rector of Wylye and Till Valley and Assistant Rural Dean of Stonehenge Deanery said: “Commissioning services are so important to encouraging others in the Church.” 

Are you ready for this weekend's Coronation gatherings and celebrations?

Churches and congregations from around the diocese have been hard at work preparing to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, who is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Resources for The Coronation of King Charles III

On 6 May 2023, the coronation of King Charles III will take place at Westminster Abbey in London. We know that many churches are planning to celebrate this occasion with services, prayers, and events. This page will share all the resources and news available to help you in the lead-up to the Coronation Weekend

Exciting new project for clergy and parishes to work with the Mothers’ Union 

After a Mothers’ Union Re-imagining Conference in Liverpool last year one of the three actions taken away by the Mothers’ Union Diocese of Salisbury was to improve the visibility and understanding of Mothers’ Union within the Church and to achieve a more effective functioning of Mothers’ Union as a recognised part of the shared mission of the local church. 

Update on the conflict in our link diocese of Sudan 

Ian Woodward, Chair of the Salisbury Sudans partnership writes this update on the second Thursday of the continuing crisis in Sudan. "We are on the brink of the American brokered 72 hour ceasefire collapsing or, if the joining of the African Union in these talks works, there just might be a chance of finding common ground to work towards a sustainable peace.

Clergy from the Diocese of Salisbury attend climate protest

Last weekend saw clergy from the Diocese of Salisbury, amongst many others at a large, peaceful, climate protest in London. Parliament Square was filled with people who want the government to do more to address the clima.

The Friends of Salisbury Cathedral - Secret Gardens of the Close

There will be nine gardens open around Salisbury Cathedral Close, showcasing a host of beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees. These are private gardens, so this is a rare opportunity to step beyond the garden gate, said Friends’ Chairman, Duncan Glass.

Chalke Deanery - South Sudan link Easter update

The Chalke Deanery has been linked to the remote Diocese of Cueibet in South Sudan through the Chalke-Cueibet Partnership since 2012. The link has allowed for many joined activities over the years including annual visits by groups from the Deanery to run clergy conferences and monitor developments, the sponsoring of students pastors at college, the building of a church primary school and assistance with a range of agricultural projects.  

The Pachamama Project in Dilton Marsh

On Saturday 25 March, twenty-five ladies and one young lad arrived at the Memorial Hall, Dilton Marsh, equipped with sewing machines and scissors to help at Sewing Day number four.   The event, organised in joint with the Holy Trinity Church & Eco Church, was aimed at sewing reusable sanitary pads in support of the Pachamama Project charity, a Bristol-based, volunteer-run organisation that fights to end period poverty. 

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