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The Diocese of Winchester to plant thousands of trees, starting in Lent
26th Feb 2020 / 2 Minute Read

The Diocese of Winchester to plant thousands of trees, starting in Lent

The Bishop of Winchester has called on Christians from churches across Hampshire and East Dorset to plant trees during the next 40 days of Lent, and to continue afterwards....

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Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation
26th Feb 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation

#LiveLent information and resources: https://www.winchester.anglican.org/livelent/ ‘Switch off the floodlights’, ‘turn down the heating’, and ‘plant a tree’ all calls to action as part of the Church of England’s first ever Green...

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Plans approved to expand St Mark’s CE Primary to become Southampton’s first All-Through school
19th Feb 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Plans approved to expand St Mark’s CE Primary to become Southampton’s first All-Through school

Ambitious plans to create Southampton’s first All-Through school have been given the go-ahead at a meeting of Southampton City Council’s planning committee. The expansion of St Mark’s Church of...

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The Children’s Society releases resources for Mothering Sunday
17th Feb 2020 / 2 Minute Read

The Children’s Society releases resources for Mothering Sunday

The Children’s Society releases resource for Mothering Sunday focused on their work supporting families affected by substance misuse The Children’s Society has released a FREE Mothering Sunday resource for...

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Vicar to dress as Fairtrade banana at special Fairtrade celebration
17th Feb 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Vicar to dress as Fairtrade banana at special Fairtrade celebration

As part of a weekend of celebrations at the start of Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February – 8 March) AVC Associate Priest Nicky Davies will dress as a giant banana...

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Guidance for parishes on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
14th Feb 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Guidance for parishes on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs division has published advice to parishes on practical steps to reduce the risk of infection from Coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance, written...

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Holocaust Memorial Day
10th Feb 2020 / 2 Minute Read

Holocaust Memorial Day

Dear GodWe thank you that we live in a safe country where we can be ourselves without being hurt by others.Today we especially remember people who suffered in the...

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Holocaust Memorial Day Workshops for Schools
10th Feb 2020 / 2 Minute Read

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,...

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Bishop Debbie Reflects
19th Dec 2019 / 2 Minute Read

Bishop Debbie Reflects

17 December 2019 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...

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