The Ramsbury Area Rural Day was held at Warminster School last Saturday. The day attracted nearly 80 stallholders and members from the Ramsbury area. There was something for everyone who attended, from talks on 'lego church' to creating space for informal reflection. Many left inspired and encouraged for rural mission.
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Having won the A Rocha Gold Eco Church Award in 2020, St Mary's Church in Beaminster was inspired by the Archbishop of Canterbury's request that all church buildings should aim to be carbon zero by 2030. So, during the height of the Covid Crisis, the team set about thinking about how to achieve this lofty goal!
Bishop Stephen spoke to Matthew Price on BBC Jersey this past Sunday where he shared his thoughts about the Deanery of Jersey formally becoming part of the Diocese, with the Deanery of Guernsey closely following suit.
Seven new canons were admitted to Salisbury Cathedral’s College of Canons at the invitation of Bishop Stephen on 4 October, during Evensong. The canons were the first to be installed since Bishop Stephen began his work in the diocese.
Over 60 lay and ordained members of rural churches gathered at Kingston Maurward College to share ideas and network during the Sherborne’s Rural Day last Saturday.
Urchfont Church embarked on their mission to re-wild a section if their churchyard as part of the Living Churchyard Project; a community-led response to the issues of loss and biodiversity, habitat and species in Britain’s churchyards.
If your church is thinking of restoring its church bells, this one is for you. After five years of planning and fundraising, work has finally started on the Calne St Mary, Clock and Bells. The project costs an estimated £260,000.
Wine, cheese, and a healthy portion of Christianity was served at St John’s Church in Wimborne in September.
Today the Diocese received the publication of the Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) national report on the Church of England, along with feedback from our local PCR2 inspection.