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St John’s Church provides space for local charity to help vulnerable members of the community
26th Aug 2020 / 2 Minute Read

St John’s Church provides space for local charity to help vulnerable members of the community

St John’s Church Storehouse has been providing a lifeline to ex-rough sleepers and the most vulnerable in the Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole communities after the space was turned into...

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Bishop of Winchester appoints new modern slavery lead to tackle human trafficking and exploitation
24th Aug 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Bishop of Winchester appoints new modern slavery lead to tackle human trafficking and exploitation

The Bishop of Winchester, Tim Dakin, has appointed the Reverend Edwina Fennemore as the Diocese of Winchester’s adviser on Modern Slavery. Edwina will support the local Church’s efforts to...

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Second-hand furniture shop helps revive Alton community during COVID pandemic.
4th Aug 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Second-hand furniture shop helps revive Alton community during COVID pandemic.

The Resurrection Furniture shop, a social enterprise established by the Parish of the Resurrection, has reopened on Alton High Street as it continues to serve the community through the...

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GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR MAINTENANCE WORK
4th Aug 2020 / 2 Minute Read

GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR MAINTENANCE WORK

Now that churches, chapels and meeting houses are once again able to be open for worship and visitors, we’d like to remind you of the availability of grant funding...

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New resources published to encourage debate and action on clergy wellbeing
27th Jul 2020 / 2 Minute Read

New resources published to encourage debate and action on clergy wellbeing

Churches and clergy across the country are being invited to take part in discussion about a new partnership aimed at improving the care and wellbeing of ministers, in a...

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Bishop of Southampton praises food parcel volunteers
23rd Jul 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Bishop of Southampton praises food parcel volunteers

The Bishop of Southampton visited a food hub centre where thousands of meals and food parcels have been prepared through the lockdown period. The volunteers at Above Bar Church...

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Racism and equality in the Church
20th Jul 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Racism and equality in the Church

Racism and equality in the Church – Bishop Tim in conversation with the Reverend Canon Yemi Adedeji, Director of the One People Commission at the Evangelical Alliance. Following the...

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Over £3m awarded to spread Christian mission across Hampshire and Dorset
8th Jul 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Over £3m awarded to spread Christian mission across Hampshire and Dorset

The Diocese of Winchester has been awarded £3.19m by the Church of England as part of a national £24 million funding package to help spread the Christian message and...

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Construction starts on Southampton’s first all-through school
30th Jun 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Construction starts on Southampton’s first all-through school

Work on the expansion of St Mark’s Church of England Primary School to create the city’s first all-through school – combining primary and secondary education on one site –...

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