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Father and Son cycle across the world for Christian Aid!

Geoff and Will Sherwood from St Luke's Church, Parkstone, are setting off in May on a 3,700-mile ‘reverse pilgrimage’ from Cyprus to Canterbury, in support of Christian Aid. The determined cyclists are taking on a mammoth challenge to help people recovering from the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

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Update on crisis in Sudan

Update on crisis in Sudan from Ian Woodward


Annual Review 2023

Across our diocese we saw the development in our Chaplaincy network, with the launch of Anna Chaplaincy, we covered nine locations (and events) in three days meeting more than 2000 people in the Archbishop of Canterbury's impactful mission and continued to develop the Growing Faith Network.

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'Safeguarding embedded into parish culture' external audit finds

Bishop Stephen thanks parish safeguarding volunteers and the safeguarding team for their commitment as a new external audit reported that safeguarding is embedded in the culture of parishes across the diocese. 


An Easter Pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the West Bank

Revd Jonathan Herbert, Chaplain to the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community, reflects on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land this Easter

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Easter Day 2024

"Whether it is washing feet, or welcoming the refugee, or visiting the sick or caring for the oppressed, our calling to spring forward today is to live the resurrection life Jesus has given us."

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Remembering HMS Stonehenge, 80 years on

Representatives from across the military and civilian communities came together at Stonehenge World Heritage Site today for a service of prayer and remembrance to mark 80 years since the loss of HMS Stonehenge at sea


Husband and wife from diocese to receive Maundy Money from Queen

Rev Jean and Dudley Coates nominated for their years of service in the diocese

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Bishop Stephen's Easter Message

Watch Bishop Stephen's Easter message

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Farewell to Archdeacon Sue

The Ven Sue Groom steps down in May to spend time travelling the waterways of the UK. She reflects on her ministry in the diocese.

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