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Anna Chaplaincy to Older People

It was a priviledge at the Diocese of Winchester Synod Conference in my table group to be sitting next to Debbie Thrower who nationally co-ordinates Anna Chaplaincy. Anna Chaplaincy came about through a local willingness among Christians in the Hampshire market town of Alton.  Working together, they recognised that more should be done for older people. A […]

Diocese of Winchester launches dual appeal to support refugees from Syria and victims of flooding in Myanmar

The Diocese of Winchester has launched an appeal to raise money to support refugees from Syria and in Myanmar. Following the growing refugee crisis in Syria, the Diocese of Winchester is calling on people to support the fundraising efforts of Refugee Action, one of the UK’s leading refugee resettlement charities. Refugee Action has been working in […]

Diocese of Winchester General Synod Hustings

As I wrote last week, I am standing to be a member of General Synod.  Rather than doing a physical hustings, the Diocese of Winchester gave members of the Deanery Synods a chance to ask written questions to all the candidates.  The responses from the candidates for the Houses of Laity and House of Clergy, […]

I’m standing for General Synod

I am standing for the Church of England General Synod, as a member of the laity, in the Diocese of Winchester.  You can find out information about the other Laity and Clergy candidates in the Diocese of Winchester here.  Find out more about the General Synod here. Here’s my election address:   The Diocese of […]

Diocese of Winchester appoints new Diocesan Youth Adviser

It’s great to hear that Sarah has been appointed to be the new Diocesan Youth Adviser – I’m looking forward to working with her over the coming months and years: We’re pleased to confirm that Sarah Long has been appointed Youth Adviser in the School of Mission, and will start work on 7 September 2015. Sarah […]

Did you get confirmed in the last 12 months in the Winchester diocese?

If so, then you should have received an invitation to the Diocese of Winchester Confirmation Celebration! Saturday 27 September, 10.15am for worship and activities, finishing with a BBQ, Ice Cream van and Bouncy Castle. It’s an event for all ages, so bring family and friends for a brilliant opportunity to celebrate being confirmed, to chat […]

Appointment in Winchester Diocese of the Archdeacon for Mission Development

Dear Friends I am delighted to be able to announce that the Reverend Canon Dr Paul Moore has been appointed as the first Archdeacon for Mission Development in this Diocese. In this innovative new role, the first of its kind in the Church of England, Paul will be leading a newly formed Mission Development Team […]

Lent Course: Living the Mission of Jesus – 11-18 year olds

Here’s my adapted version of session 6 from the Winchester Lent course on Living the Mission of Jesus (Matthew 21:1-11) for 11-18 year olds: Mission Outcome We commit to living the mission of Jesus, working with him to reveal the kingdom. Activity Ideas Treasure hunt Set up a treasure hunt for your group, but don’t tell them […]

Lent Course: The Kingdom of God – 6-11 year olds

Here’s my adapted version of session 1 from the Winchester Lent course on The Kingdom of God (Matthew 4:1-11) for 6-11 year olds: Mission Outcome: We commit to living the mission of Jesus, working with him to reveal the kingdom. Introduction We are going to spend the next few weeks discovering and learning more about […]