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Archbishop Justin's mission: A run-down of events all are welcome to attend

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is coming to encourage and support people across the Diocese of Salisbury from 9 – 11 June. Here is everything you need to know - including a Celebratory service in the Cathedral Close, SP1 2EJ on Sunday 11 June, 3.30 - 5 that all are welcome to attend.

Celebrating St Aldhelm

On 20 May, Sherborne Abbey was buzzing with celebrations as many gathered to celebrate St Aldhelm, the first Bishop of Sherborne, ahead of his feast day on 25 May. 

Hundreds gather in Sherborne to celebrate St Aldhelm

Hundreds of people from  around the UK, including school children, are to gather this weekend to celebrate St Aldhelm, who became the first bishop of Dorset more than 1300 years ago.

Ukrainian refugee to run first Alpha course in Ukrainian in Dorset

A Ukrainian refugee who came to the Dorset after the outbreak of war in Ukraine last year is to run her Church’s first Alpha course in Ukrainian.

Monument to slave owner moved to museum

Following years of consultation and research, a memorial to a slave owner has finally been removed from St Peter’s Church, Dorchester, and sent to a local museum. 

Diocesan Annual Review 2022

The Diocesan Annual Review 2022 is out now and available to read as a FlipBook here. As we look forward to the rest of this year, we pray we may all continue sharing the life of Christ locally  through  mission work, chaplaincy, work in our schools and with children and young people, and with the same hospitality and generosity to stranger and neighbour as witnessed throughout last year. 

A message from Archbishop Justin ahead of his missional visit to the diocese

We are looking forward to welcoming Archbishop Justin Welby to the diocese between 9-11 June, who will lead us in a diocese-wide evangelistic mission to make Christ known , that we all may flourish and grow.  

Wiltshire Living Churchyards Project, could you be their next committee member?

The Wiltshire Living Churchyards project encourages parishes to manage their churchyards to benefit and increase its natural history.  

Silton Parish Recognised as the Historic Church Fundraiser of the Year

The Dorset Historic Churches Trust has awarded the Morshead Trophy for this year to St Nicholas Church, Silton. The Trophy is named after Sir Owen Morshead, one of the founders of the Trust in 1960. 

Dorchester school to make a splash in Parliament

Staff and students at St Osmund’s CE Middle School, Dorchester, have recently completed a challenge to ‘twin’ all 49 toilets in the school through the charity 'Toilet Twinning', which helps provide safe toilets overseas. 

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