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One thousand six hundred children (and almost 50 sheep!) flock to Winchester Cathedral for Leavers’ Services

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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.

Diocesan update regarding Shared Conversations

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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.