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Essential reading for PCCs: new Church of England guidance on reporting serious safeguarding incidents.

2019 APCM

Guidance specific to the 2019 Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and meeting for election of churchwardens is now available.

Flourishing in ministry

Our new Flourishing in Ministry resources provide advice and support for lay and ordained ministers, including real-life case studies from around the diocese.

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Bishop Steven’s Blog

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    • Come to the waters: preaching between Epiphany and Lent
      Happy New Year! There are eight Sundays this year between Epiphany and Lent. As we continue our journey of renewing catechesis across the Diocese, may I offer you some suggestions for your preaching and notices and pastoral conversations? It was good to share five study days in November with over 450 clergy and LLM’s across […]
    • Do not be afraid
      There is a refrain which runs through Luke’s story of the birth of Jesus: “Do not be afraid!” How we need to hear it. The angel speaks with Zechariah: “Do not be afraid”. The angel visits Mary: “Do not be afraid”. The angel stands before the shepherds: “Do not be afraid; for see I am […]
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    • Prayer for: Wednesday 16th January 2019 16th January 2019
      Lenborough: Ros Roberts. For new opportunities that are opening up in all the villages that are encouraging and enabling the four churches to be a central part of their communities. For Padbury School, its new headteacher and the preparations for and the day of the SIAMS inspection this year; for Roundwood school and developing new […]
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