News and Media

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. 

The Revd Jo Neary to be Sarum Colleges Tutor in Rural Ministry and Mission

The Revd Jo Neary has been announced as Sarum Colleges Tutor in Rural Ministry and Mission in the Centre for Formation in Ministry with immediate effect.  

Praying for the Archbishop of Canterbury's mission to the diocese

Across the Diocese of Salisbury, local churches faithfully share the good news of Jesus every week through their worship, through acts of loving service, and through creative outreach.  In June, Archbishop Justin joins us for a weekend to lead us in a diocese-wide evangelistic mission. 

Sudan conflict update, and how do we support Sudan as a diocese?

Canon Ian Woodward, chair of the Salisbury-Sudans Link, offers an update on the conflict in Sudan and encourages us to continue praying for all involved in this tragic power struggle.  Learn more about how we support Sudan practically as a diocese.

Picnics and tree planting among the highlights of King's Coronation weekend

Over the weekend, communities around the diocese came together to celebrate the King's Coronation. A variety of events where held, from picnics and a good ol' fashioned sing-song to a spot of gardening and tree planting!

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