News and Media

“Life changing and life enhancing” lay pioneers course

“Challenging and transforming.” “Enlightening.” “Life changing and life enhancing.” “Inspiring.” These are just a few of the comments made by students who just completed the first cohort of the Diocese’s course to train lay pioneers.

New Director of Education appointed

Katie Fitzsimmons has been appointed to succeed Canon Joy Tubbs, who is retiring. Katie will move from the Diocese of Truro to take up the new post from September.

Archdeacon of Dorset to be Director of Finance and Asset Management for one year

The Ven Antony MacRow-Wood is to take over the role of Director of Finance and Asset Management for one year, following the resignation of Nigel Jenner.

Mothers' Union visit to South Sudan: Sheila Soper's Reflections

"It was here that they told me about their work with the grinders, a laborious and physical job that made little money or progress for those in the community. When asked what their ongoing priorities were, they said that they wanted to be able to buy essentials for some of their children to be able to go to school."

St Andrew’s Laverstock Celebrates Double Awards!

Congratulations to St Andrew’s Church, Laverstock, as they celebrate both an Eco Church Silver award and Animal-Friendly Church award this week. 

DAC Awards

The DAC Committee is reviving their awards scheme after a 5-year break as a way of recognizing and honouring the work and dedication of those responsible for the great applications they receive.

General Synod: Report from diocesan members

General Synod took place last week in Westminster. Among topics including the cost of living crisis, members approved proposals which would enable same-sex couples to come to church after a civil marriage or civil partnership to give thanks, dedicate their relationship to God and receive God’s blessing. 

Syria and Turkey Earthquake

Bishop Karen has urged those of us who are able to donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for the victims of the powerful earthquake which struck Syria and Turkey last week.  

Bishop Stephen's letter following General Synod vote

The Bishop of Salisbury, Stephen Lake, has written to all clergy in the Diocese of Salisbury, following yesterday's vote in General Synod to approve prayers for God's blessing on same sex couples.

Bishop Stephen tours Wimborne Deanery

Last week, Bishop Stephen was welcomed to Wimborne Deanery for a tour. The first stop was  Wimborne St Giles CofE First School, where he shared in worship, talked to Spiderman, heard the story of Goldilocks and received letters from the pupils.  

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