13 May 2019in Blog
This blog appears on Reframing Ministries website.
Learning to provide comfort and encouragement for those who are experiencing dark days can be challenging. We are told that the “ministry of presence” (just being there) for others is what they need . . . but how does that work, practically? Read more
12 May 2019in Blog
One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any year. Mental
health problems like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia can
affect anyone at any time, and it’s likely that many people in your congregation have
been affected. Read more
9 May 2019
Our understanding of the English nation is about to be transformed by an enthralling new National Lottery funded exhibition at Winchester Cathedral.
After almost ten years of planning, Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation, will open to the public on Tuesday 21 May. This spectacular new three-level exhibition will take visitors on a journey through over 1,000 years of history, highlighting some of the nation’s greatest treasures and revealing Winchester’s unique role in shaping early English history.
A Scribe’s Tale will showcase all four volumes of the magnificent 12th-century Winchester Bible whilst Decoding the Stones will unlock the mysteries of the Cathedral’s unique architectural heritage. Finally, The Birth of a Nation takes visitors on an intriguing journey of discovery to unearth the secrets concealed within the Cathedral’s unique mortuary chests, believed to contain the remains of pre-Conquest kings and bishops. Read more
9 May 2019
Bells of a different sort will ring at Winchester Cathedral on Saturday 11th May when cyclists from across the region are invited to pedal against poverty in the launch of Christian Aid Week (May 12-18). Read more
9 May 2019
Last April saw the first ever Service of Remembrance in the South for those whose lives were cut short by murder, manslaughter, or similar. Some 50 people came together to remember those who had cruelly been taken from them. Thankfully, the pain of losing someone dear to you through murder is experienced only by a few. In this Service, we, Churches, reach out to those in such pain. Read more
9 May 2019
Muslims and Jews will join in a service of Lamentation for the Nakba (Catastrophe) in a Christian church next month (May).
It is 71 years since over 700,000 Palestinians fled their homes – never to return – in the wake of the establishment of the State of Israel.
Now there are around seven million Palestinians worldwide, one and a half million of whom are living in refugee camps, according to the United Nations.
Associate Priest Rev Nicky Davies said: “We think it’s important to remember what happened all those years ago because people are still suffering and the tragedy is still playing out today.
“Until this issue is resolved there can be no just peace in Israel-Palestine.”
Ms Davies who completed part of her training for the priesthood in Bethlehem added: “The service will be a solemn affair with music, prayers and reflections.
“We are so thrilled that a Muslim family from Bournemouth will take part and a Dorset Jew will read a prayer especially written for the Nakba by Rabbi Brant Rosen.”
Teresa Parker of Quaker Peace and Social Witness who has run a human rights programme in the Middle East will give the address and the service will be followed by Palestinian refreshments.
Lamentation for the Nakba takes place in St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge, on May 15, beginning at 7.30pm. All are welcome. Read more
8 May 2019
Winchester and Portsmouth Anglican Cathedrals will be hosting special services to give thanks for all people lost in World War One and to acknowledge the role of bell ringers during that conflict and in all our communities. Read more
8 May 2019
St Luke’s Church of England Primary School in Sway has become only the second school in the country – and the first in Hampshire - to achieve Gold Award status in Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours scheme in recognition of its wide-ranging steps to love their global neighbour. Read more
3 May 2019
A major new report, launched on 1 May 2019, has concluded that three quarters of university chaplains have found that their work has had an impact on individual students. Read more
21 April 2019
“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10 NRSV) Read more