Celebrating 30 years together
By Carol Wolstenholme from Newcastle Diocese
Our link with Winchester Diocese began in 1988 as a result of Faith in the City report when Bishop John V. Taylor challenged the Diocese of Winchester to raise an equivelant amount to its parish share for needy dioceses. Newcastle was one of the beneficiaries of this very generaous gesture.
For thirty years Winchester has generaously provided funding to our diocese, and in more recent times the link has evolved to develop relationships and provide opportunities to share and learn from each other.
At General Synod this year we decided to celebrate this thriving relationship with a surprise cake for our Winchester colleagues. It was a joyful time together giving thanks for what has been, remembering those who have nurtured the link and looking forward to our future relationships.