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New cross unveiled at St Peter’s, Parkstone after lightning strike

Twelve months after the thunderous lightning strike damaged St Peter’s, a new cross was cut, carved and blessed this week.

Devizes vicar to cycle 1,000 km in 4 days

In the month that sees the 110th edition of the Tour de France, a Devizes vicar is attempting to cycle 1,000 km in 4 days to raise funds and awareness around human trafficking and modern slavery.

Our vision: Making Jesus known  

Making Jesus Known is the new vision for the Diocese of Salisbury. It was affirmed by diocesan synod in June 2023. 

Meet our 2023 ordinands

The ordination of deacons took place in Salisbury Cathedral on Sunday, 2 July. Please continue to pray for all the candidates to be ordained deacon this Petertide, their training incumbents (TI) and the parishes they will serve.

A update on the Sudan crisis by Canon Ian Woodward

If there were as many agreements to allow humanitarian aid into Sudan as there have been broken ceasefires, many lives would have been saved and people fed. The unwillingness of both sides to keep to ceasefires brokered by Saudi Arabia and the United States at talks in Jeddah is an international disgrace and example of a lust for power by the leaders of the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Force that is destroying Sudan.

Celebrating four baptisms at Pitton CE Primary

Yesterday (14 June) four baptisms took place at Pitton CE Primary. Read more here

Is God calling you to be a Lay Pastoral Assistant?

Lay Pastoral Assistants are people who use their unique gifts and talents to support the pastoral ministry of their local church. They work alongside clergy and other ministers to care for the spiritual and practical needs of the congregation and wider community. Could this be you? ? If yes, read on...

10 Deacons to be ordained

A former submariner, a professor of epigenetics, and costume designer are among the 10 new Deacons that will be ordained in the Diocese of Salisbury on Sunday 2 July by the Bishop of Salisbury. All will enter parish life as Assistant Curates. 

College of Evangelists joined mission weekend with Archbishop of Canterbury

A small team from the College of Evangelists have partaken in events across the Diocese to share their own stories of faith and transformation.

Extraordinary mission weekend with Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishop Justin spoke of extraordinary weekend he has spent in Wiltshire and Dorset,

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