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Local mission initiatives shared at the Ramsbury Area Rural Day

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. 

'What is a vocation and do I have one?'

God calls each of us by name (Isaiah 43.1), and at the heart of responding to our vocation is to be the unique person that God calls on us to be. 

St Mary's, Beaminster works towards carbon zero

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! 

Feelings of Belonging in the Channel Islands

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 admitted to Salisbury Cathedral’s College of Canons

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.  

Sherborne’s Rural Day

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. 

A Community Effort: Urchfont’s new ‘Living Churchyard'

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.  

Calne St Mary, Clock and Bells restoration project

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 Tasting at St John’s, Wimborne

Wine, cheese, and a healthy portion of Christianity was served at St John’s Church in Wimborne in September.  

Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) Publication

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.   

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