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125 years of the Forces Welfare Fund

After 125 years, the Forces Welfare Fund is still supporting military personnel and their families today in the Diocese of Salisbury


Four new licensed lay ministers

Read about our four new Licensed Lay Ministers, to be licensed on 30 September.

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Radipole parish achieving two Rocha Awards!

This parish has achieved both Bronze and Silver Rocha Eco Church Awards!

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Service remembering Roma Holocaust

Remembrance service to commemorate the 2,897 Roma and Sinti people murdered in one night by the Nazi regime


Children's exploration of the Eucharist

A new School and parish initiative was recently set up for children in year 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to learn more about the church's understanding of the Eucharist. 


Journey to building a sustainable church: All Saints, Harnham

As part of the diocese's commitment to climate justice, we are sharing stories of parishes and communities seeking to live and worship more sustainably. Today Joanna Woodd describes her five-year experience in developing All Saints, Harnham as an environmentally friendly church. Joanna thought it would be easy, but she discovered that the journey would be a process of "discovery, frustration and enrichment". frustration and enrichment". 


More than 50 children awarded for their leadership skills 

A Dorset primary school is encouraging children to be the change they want to see, with more than 50 awards being presented by Bishop Karen for their leadership skills. 

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At Home with God- Retreat and Relaxation

Exploring the themes of Sanctuary, Vocation, Belonging at St James Church Poole. Covering Worship, Silent Reflection, Interacting with the themes with clay.

Island wide Pilgrimage honouring Jersey saint

An island wide event that re-launched after a two-year pause saw a pilgrimage to St Hellier in Jersey. Among those who trekked from Town Church to the Hermitage where St. Helier lived and died were Bishop Stephen and his wife, Carol, Dean Mike Kerl and The Lieutenant Governor of Jersey. 


Stained glass turned churches into the IMAX cinemas of mediaeval England

Last Sunday Bishop Andrew spoke with BBC Wilts about #StainedGlassSummer. Listen to it here. Talking about the history of stained glass windows, Bishop Andrew explained: "Stained glass turned churches into the IMAX cinemas of mediaeval England. Cascades of kaleidoscopic colour and light onto the people gathered inside"  

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