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  • Holocaust Memorial Day Workshops for Schools

    Some 150 Year 6 and 6 pupils from 19 schools across Portsmouth and Winchester dioceses
    took part in workshops at Old Alresford Place and on the Isle of Wight, to mark Holocaust
    Memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

  • Holocaust Memorial Day

    “We’re all created at the same Mint – but are created as different coins” : this was a
    comment by Rabbi Daniel Goldberg during... Read more

  • Bishop Debbie Reflects - Day 3

    My Ugandan nativity set at home has 3 regal wise men each wearing a crown. They are often seen with a camel and of course, each carry a gift. Read more

  • Bishop Debbie Reflects - Day 2

    I have a beautiful nativity scene at home which was made by women in Uganda from banana leaves. Each year as I set it up, I wonder about all the characters there and what the reality was for them that night in a stable in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. Read more

  • Bishop Debbie Reflects - Day 1

    Each Christmas I enjoy setting up our nativity scene at home. It’s a small one, made of banana leaves and I bought it several years ago from a woman’s co-operative in Kampala, Uganda. It brings back memories of a group of women working hard to sustain a living and to provide a better future for their children. Read more

  • A Christmas Message from the Bishop of Winchester

    Christmas can be a wonderful time of year for families and friends to gather and celebrate together. Sadly, for some families in this country, Christmas is not always a peaceful and happy time but one of tension and conflict. Read more

  • Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market short-listed for Best Christmas Market in Europe 2020!

    Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market has been short-listed as one of Europe’s top 20 Christmas Markets by European Best Destinations and is now in the running to be crowned the best Christmas Market in Europe 2020. Read more

  • Election Message from the Archbishops

    Time to ‘leave our echo chambers’ and listen to others, say Archbishops in General Election message
    Stand up for the truth and ‘challenge falsehoods when we hear them’, say Archbishops Welby and Sentamu in election message for age of social media. Read more

  • Bishop of Winchester launches Christmas appeal

    Church-goers from across Hampshire and East Dorset have been invited to donate their time and money as part of the Bishop of Winchester’s Christmas Appeal in aid of Yellow Door. Read more

  • The General Election - A letter from our Bishops

    The General Election campaign season commenced this week with Parliament now dissolved. Public prayer is important now more than ever. As Bishops, we continue to pray for peace and reconciliation over the division and unrest in our society. We encourage you all to continue praying for wisdom for our national and local leaders. We are particularly concerned that all parties will promote policies and programmes based on practical compassion, especially for those who are marginalised or struggling with daily life. Read more

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