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by Michael Ford last modified 16 Jul, 2018 05:43 PM

The e-Bulletin is a weekly update from around the Diocese on Tuesdays. The items below are from its 'Announcements' section.

A Church Near You
Exciting plans for phase two of A Church Near You have been announced.
This summer, churches will have the opportunity to use their page as their website, using their existing domain name. Extra functionality will be rolled out to ensure churches have the features needed to use the secure platform as their site, such as a gallery, news blogs and analytic information. This could save some parishes up to £500 a year. 
'A Church Near You' editors will be the first to hear when phase two goes live. If you haven’t yet claimed your A Church Near You page, visit www.AChurchNearYou.com, find your church’s page and click ‘Edit this church’!

Vice Chancellor Needed
The management board of the new Episcopal University in Juba needs to appoint a Vice Chancellor as soon as possible, to help establish the University and to mentor a South Sudanese successor. It is envisaged the person would be appointed for two or three years. The person would need to have experience of University Governance at a senior level, and be in sympathy with the Christian foundation of the University. More information about how the university is evolving can be found on the website.
Ron Hart is happy to talk to anyone who might be interested. Email him here.

National Churches Trust – PLEASE VOTE!
St Andrew Donhead is in the running for £10,000 of much-needed funding for a major repair project. Please vote online in support! Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 10 August.
Details, including their charming video clip, here.

Almshouse Flats in Salisbury
St Nicholas’ Hospital, Salisbury is an almshouse with an ancient Christian foundation situated on the southern side of Salisbury, within walking distance of the city centre. It offers flats to “persons of good character in need of assistance” - who are able to live independently. Three flats are available. 
More info here

‘why on earth…?’ is a new Church Army resource – a lively collection of sessions for small groups. Each session gives an easy way into one of the hard questions of faith and includes a short, animated video. It takes seriously the group members’ own ideas and questions on the subject, and asks what difference these big questions make in the real world. Sounds good!
More here

Starting to consider your autumn services?
A variety of liturgical resources for Creationtide is now available, on such matters as plastic pollution, climate change, and the animal kingdom. Start here; and sign up for regular emails here.

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Harvest Appeals

Send A Cow 
asks your church, youth group or school to help provide seeds, tools and training to some of Africa’s poorest families. In return, you receive updates of the family’s progress throughout the year.
A Harvest gift of £300 will buy seeds, tools and training for 10 families so that they can all reap bountiful harvests for life. 
There are free resources for church services, youth groups or schools.
Sign up here!

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