Anna Spear, of St Peter’s Church Great Cheverell used her talent from the inauguration to make a difference to lonely individuals in her village. Anna has written about how she put her plan into action.
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The Ark at St Mark's Church in Salisbury was officially opened on 28 July, to be a symbol of hope for the community.
Taking up the challenge set by Bishop Stephen at his inauguration address to use our talents to bless others the Revd Matt Renyard, Curate of Radipole and Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, recently undertook a 24-hour gaming marathon. He was raising money, and sharing the love of God at the same time.
A group of three churches in Bradford Deanery, called Faith in our Village, has raised £680 for Kadugli Diocese in Sudan, after the Revd Andrew Evans made use of his £10 talent from Bishop Stephen's Inauguration.
Over 40 Sudanese bishops and their spouses were welcomed to Salisbury yesterday (8 August), to begin their week being hosted in the diocese. Under the glorious sunshine, new friendships were made, old friendships reunited, and there was a sense of celebration as the 50-year strong partnership was marked.
As you go into this summer holiday may you know just how much you are valued by your friends at the Diocesan Board of Education, but more, may you know throughout the summer and beyond, how much God holds you in the palm of His hand.
Each year, Rural Hope provides young people (18-30 years) with an opportunity to experience rural ministry in all its variety through a rural version of the Ministry Experience Scheme. Over the past year, Bethany Kinderman, has been spending time with the teams in Devizes and Wellsprings as she explores her call to ministry.
This autumn we are running a course for Eco Champions in the diocese designed to equip and encourage ministry in the local church and community. This course will resource and inspire participants to help their church on a journey towards greater care and concern for God’s wonderful creation.
On Saturday 17 September four new lay ministers will be licensed in Salisbury Cathedral by Bishop Karen as Warden of Readers, and many more will renew their promises, as they do each year in a service that celebrates this essential ministry.
Dan Hunwick, Headteacher of Puddletown First School, was present at the inauguration of Bishop Stephen, meaning he was gifted £10 as part of #SalisburysGotTalent. In fact, he got his whole school to join with him in multiplying his talent.