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The St Aldhelm Cross Awards 2022 - 30 October

Five people from different churches across the diocese are to be awarded the Aldhelm Cross Award this weekend (30 October) for going far beyond what is expected in their contribution to life of the diocese. 


Ukrainians find refuge in Wyke Regis

This week we sat down with Brother Alasdair Kay, Rector of Wyke Regis, to find out more about his role in helping Ukrainian refugees settle into their new lives in the parish. 


Amesbury Parish Church wins Gold Award

Amesbury Parish Church is celebrating after its major nave roof works were recognised with the King of Prussia Gold Award for conservation by the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association, and a conservation award by the Salisbury Civic Society. 


Warm Spaces funding for churches – applications open now

The National Church has made £15m available to help churches across the country that are struggling with their rising energy bills. The Diocese of Salisbury will receive £300,000. 


Walking Church

In 2020, Revd Nick Webb, curate of the Purbeck Hills Benefice, pioneered 'Walking Church,' an initiative that encouraged the congregation to explore their spirituality by hiking through the Dorset countryside. 


In conversation with The Revd Canon Professor James Woodward from Sarum College

Sarum College has strong connections to the diocese, and is for all to enjoy. It's situated in the heart of Salisbury Cathedral grounds, and hosts our Mission and Ministry team's office. The diocese also has close relationships with the staff of the college.  


Harvest Festival Galore

This October, local churches have been celebrating Harvest in colourful and abundant ways.


New podcast on Rural Ministry

One of the constant repeated cries whenever rural church members at deanery or diocesan level gather is how can sessions can be effectively communicated to share good practice, experiences and resources. This was strongly fed back to the diocese rural ministry team at the recent Rural Days in both the north and south of the diocese. 


Bishop Cannings community lunch

Bishop Canning's Primary School in Devizes had a positively 'souper' time on Saturday 8 October,  holding the Big Soup Share Lunch for their local community. Pupils and staff from the whole school were involved in harvesting vegetables from the school garden and local allotments before turning them into delicious soup. 


Anti-Slavery Day 2022 – Make the Pledge

Every year on 18 October, people around the world mark Anti-Slavery Day; a campaign set-up to help spread awareness of this heinous crime.

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