News Stories

  • The Problem of Loneliness

    Last January, Ms. Tracy Crouch, the British Minister for sport and civil society, received a new brief from her government: to tackle the growing problem of human loneliness in her country. Her appointment followed a report that found nine million residents of the United Kingdom feel lonely always or often. Read more

  • Loneliness Awareness Week

    This week is Loneliness Awareness Week and Winchester Cathedral has a number of ways in which we can help people who are lonely. Read more

  • Augusta Park's First Community Event a Hit!

    Around 400 people came to Augusta Park’s first big community event this bank holiday weekend. Read more


    Trafalgar Square is being turned into #TrafalgarPrayer on 9 June as thousands of Christians from across London unite in prayer and worship.  Read more

  • Festivals of prayer to be held at Winchester Cathedral and across the Diocese

    Major events are due to be held at Winchester Cathedral and in churches in Southampton, Basingstoke and across Hampshire as part of a nationwide festival of prayer. Read more


    After an absence of five years, all four volumes of the magnificent Winchester Bible have returned to Winchester Cathedral as part of Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation, a spectacular new National Lottery Funded exhibition which opened to the public on 21 May. Read more

  • ‘WHO, ME?’

    At St Columba House, Woking, 3 -5 May, the ‘Who, me?’ minority ethnic vocations conference brought people together from a range of backgrounds to explore God’s calling on their lives. Read more

  • Celebrating the birth of a Nation at Winchester Cathedral

    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

  • Ringing the Bells for Change as Cyclists converge on Winchester Cathedral this Christian Aid Week

    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

  • Remembering those lost to murder and manslaughter

    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

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