Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, we remember that he is the light who brings us out of darkness. As it says in Isaiah: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined” (Isaiah 9:2).
Love Southampton, an initiative of the churches in the city, will be hosting a Christmas Street Party on Saturday 13 December, from 4pm ‘til 7pm in Guildhall Square, Southampton.
Over 2,700 volunteers supporting children, young people and families through churches across Hampshire and East Dorset
Official statistics released by the Church of England show that 2,736 volunteers are supporting communities across the Diocese of Winchester. Activities supported include parent and toddler groups, youth clubs and school-based clubs. This figure represents nearly 1,000 more volunteers than the national average.
Applications to the Government’s £15million grant scheme for Listed Places of Worship urgent work to roofs and rainwater goods must be submitted by noon on 30 January 2015.
The Archdeacon of Bournemouth has paid tribute to Rita Hortin, Secretary to the Clerical Registry, who sadly passed away in the morning of the 5th of December.
The Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, has accepted an invitation to become the new President of the YMCA Fairthorne Group.