News Stories

  • Church hosts ‘Pop-up Pub’ for community without a pub!

    While Woodgreen’s village pub is closed, the church opposite is popping-up to refresh the community, not just spiritually but with festive tipples sourced from local suppliers. Read more

  • Bishop of Southampton to become Dean of York

    26 November 2018: Downing Street has today announced that Her Majesty the Queen has accepted the nomination of the Right Reverend Dr Jonathan Frost, the Suffragan Bishop of Southampton, as the next Dean of York. Read more

  • ST Lawrence CofE Primary School is Awarded Fairachiever Status

    Children and staff are celebrating at St Lawrence CE Primary School after having just received its Level 3 Fair Achiever award. Over the last three years, the school has been working towards getting their third and final school award. Read more

  • On a Mission: Church and University join forces to engage with millennials

    A partnership between the Diocese of Winchester and the University of Winchester has led to the creation of a new role that will bring the study of mission to the heart of the Diocese and as an integrated part of the University’s academic life. Read more

  • A Waterfall of Poppies

    One day last year, thinking ahead to the Armistice commemorations in November 2018, Gill Donnelly, a Winchfield resident, had the bright idea that a waterfall of poppies tumbling over St Mary’s Church, Winchfield, could look wonderful and would properly commemorate the fallen from the First World War and subsequent conflicts. Read more

  • Grave Talk

    Grave Talk was launched through the Church of England and builds on the work done for centuries by them, in helping people to think about these big questions. The discussion is helped by conversation cards which are on the table and contain 52 questions covering five key areas. Read more

  • Ringing Remembers

    When the country's bells rang out on 11th November 1918 they announced the end of the most catastrophic war the world had seen yet. Bells were at the heart of the community, marking events of great significance and communicating to the people. Read more

  • Bishop of Winchester’s Christmas Appeal 2018

    This Christmas the Bishop of Winchester is asking for donations to Winchester Hospice, as part of the effort to raise over £2.5 million to renovate Burrell House in the grounds of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital and turn it into a hospice. Read more

  • Saint Mary’s Southampton Resource Church

    Over 400 people packed into Saint Mary's Southampton to see the revitalisation of this historic church, which has been a site of worship since AD 634. Jon and Hannah Finch, who are leading the revitalisation, were supported by the Bishop of Southampton and church leaders across the city and Diocese of Winchester to celebrate this new city centre resource church in the heart of Southampton. Read more

  • Over one hundred lay people take on new roles in the Diocese of Winchester

    The Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, licensed 10 new Licensed Lay Ministers and Workers (LLMs and LLWs), and commissioned 102 new members of the Bishop’s Commission for Mission (BCM) this weekend at Winchester Cathedral. Read more

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