Eleven men and women joined the Diocese of Winchester’s team of clergy on Sunday 2 July as they were ordained deacons at Winchester Cathedral by the Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Tim Dakin.
One thousand six hundred children (and almost 50 sheep!) flock to Winchester Cathedral for Leavers’ Services
More than one 1,600 year six pupils from 60 Church of England schools across Hampshire attended three leavers’ services at Winchester Cathedral last week as they prepared to move on to secondary school. The services also marked the culmination of the Ewe Matter project, an inter-generational initiative that has run across Hampshire church schools over the past six months, with the aim of fostering closer links between schools and the parishes in which they sit.
Over one hundred teenagers from across Hampshire and East Dorset, have gathered together to think about their future careers and what it means to be an effective Christian presence in both the workplace and the community.
A major Christian initiative has launched in Hampshire, with churches working together to listen to the needs of local people and offer compassion and hope.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of the Rt Revd Dr Geoffrey Rowell over the weekend.
Following the February General Synod meeting, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York wrote to members of the General Synod to set out the next steps following the vote on General Synod not to take note of the paper on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations.