On 6 May 2023, the coronation of King Charles III will take place at Westminster Abbey in London. We know that many churches are planning to celebrate this occasion with services, prayers, and events. This page will share all the resources and news available to help you in the lead-up to the Coronation Weekend
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After a Mothers’ Union Re-imagining Conference in Liverpool last year one of the three actions taken away by the Mothers’ Union Diocese of Salisbury was to improve the visibility and understanding of Mothers’ Union within the Church and to achieve a more effective functioning of Mothers’ Union as a recognised part of the shared mission of the local church.
Ian Woodward, Chair of the Salisbury Sudans partnership writes this update on the second Thursday of the continuing crisis in Sudan. "We are on the brink of the American brokered 72 hour ceasefire collapsing or, if the joining of the African Union in these talks works, there just might be a chance of finding common ground to work towards a sustainable peace.
Last weekend saw clergy from the Diocese of Salisbury, amongst many others at a large, peaceful, climate protest in London. Parliament Square was filled with people who want the government to do more to address the clima.
There will be nine gardens open around Salisbury Cathedral Close, showcasing a host of beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees. These are private gardens, so this is a rare opportunity to step beyond the garden gate, said Friends’ Chairman, Duncan Glass.
The Chalke Deanery has been linked to the remote Diocese of Cueibet in South Sudan through the Chalke-Cueibet Partnership since 2012. The link has allowed for many joined activities over the years including annual visits by groups from the Deanery to run clergy conferences and monitor developments, the sponsoring of students pastors at college, the building of a church primary school and assistance with a range of agricultural projects.
On Saturday 25 March, twenty-five ladies and one young lad arrived at the Memorial Hall, Dilton Marsh, equipped with sewing machines and scissors to help at Sewing Day number four. The event, organised in joint with the Holy Trinity Church & Eco Church, was aimed at sewing reusable sanitary pads in support of the Pachamama Project charity, a Bristol-based, volunteer-run organisation that fights to end period poverty.
‘Our churchyards are wonderful places. This project encourages all ages to engage with the places of peace they are, and the wildlife contained within them. There are some great resources and I would encourage churches, to perhaps explore their churchyard afresh on a Sunday morning, have a treasure hunt, or maybe add up how many different species thrive there.’ Bishop Karen said. Read more here.
Through prayer and discernment, as Thy Kingdom Come goes into its 8th year, the initiative is introducing several significant changes, to bring new life and in response to the current context we live in. Download 23 ideas for 2023, aimed at children, young people and families, to get planning for your church here.
Archbishop mission weekend 9-11 June.