Over 4,000 people attended three spectacular Advent Processions, titled ‘From Darkness to Light’, at Salisbury Cathedral last weekend. You can read Bishop Stephen and Dean Nick's addresses here.
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For the first time ever, the town of Devizes in Wiltshire will be hosting the ‘Devizes Adventure’ - a community event set to bring the town together through a giant interactive Advent Calendar that starts on 1 December.
Joy Tubbs MBE, Director of Education, has shared the news that she will be retiring at the end of April 2023.
When Bishop Stephen gave away £10 shares of £10,000 during his welcome service earlier this year, he gave it away with a mission “that we can invest what we have for the good of God's Kingdom.” From our early estimates, this original gift has more than doubled, growing by a further £11,740 and being shared with good causes around the diocese and the world. Thank you for your generosity and faithfulness!
This Advent, Bishop Stephen has asked everyone in the diocese to pray together a simple prayer, suitable for homes and church congregations. A version has also been written for use in collective worship in schools.
Beechcroft, St Paul’s CE Primary School, started their Prayer Club this time last year when Project Touchline, an organisation that works at promoting Christian values through sport, finished at the school and a group of children still wanted to continue.
Christ Church in Bradford-on-Avon has been rejoicing this month after being awarded a £239,761 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the exploration, restoration, and celebration of the heritage of this nationally recognised Victorian church.
The Diocese of Salisbury Mothers’ Union and Soroptimist International of Salisbury have teamed up as part of the UN’s annual #Orangetheworld 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women.
The last archdeaconry day was a chance for clergy to hear from Bishop Stephen about his hopes for the diocese..
The two Deans of the Channel Islands are walking from Winchester Cathedral to Salisbury Cathedral, where they will be made canons.