Jean Garrard, Lay Pastoral Assistant in the benefice of Charminster Stinsford and the Chalk Stream Villages, has become the first Anna Chaplain to be commissioned under a licence agreement between the Diocese of Salisbury and the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF).
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In their quest to improve the immediate environment of the church, Winterslow Eco Church have sought innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint. They have done this by using sustainable products within the church and reviewing their heating plan. Recently, they have looked at ways in which they can increase the biodiversity of the churchyard.
Many parish churches are full of beauty and history, attracting visitors from near and far. A large number include stunning stained glass windows, often depicting characters and stories from the Bible. To encourage people to visit your local church building, whether they are churchgoers or not, we invite you to share a picture or video of one of your stained glass windows, with some text to explain it, on your preferred social media channel(s).
Church House items available for sale and collection.
Children from across the diocese gather for their Year 6 leavers services at the Cathedral.
A wonderful weekend ordaining deacons and priests to serve God across Wiltshire and Dorset
Canon Tony Monds has served as Bishop’s Chaplain to Bishop Nick for seven years and seen Bishop Stephen through his first twelve months. Tony retires this coming week after the ordinations. The Revd Sarah Wood Roe has been appointed Bishop’s Chaplain from 4 September.
Over in the seaside town of Weymouth, Neil Biles serves as the Town Centre Chaplain for St Mary’s Church, and Making Jesus Known is at the very heart of what he does there.
By the end of this week, the Diocesan Board of Finance will have moved out of Church House. We have had many years of successful working from Church House, and Bishop Stephen blessed it in April as we prepared for the move with some current and past employees in attendance.
Last Sunday the long-running Sudan Fete returned to the home of Bishop Stephen and Carol and hundreds came to enjoy the traditional fundraising for the Sudan Medical Link.