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Archbishop of York releases oneLIFE video

Archbishop releases oneLIFE video
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has released a video encouraging people to get involved in the oneLIFE mission, which takes place in Southwell & Nottingham this September.
He urges people to explore life and to  discover “one life in Jesus Christ”.
The mission will see more than 15 visiting Bishops and their teams supporting a whole range of outreach events organised by churches across the diocese.
Click here to watch the video and to access resources to support the mission.


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Weaving Dreams

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Last Friday the Henley Hall was perfumed with the sweet scent of willow as 12 people wove garden ornaments under the watchful eye of  inspirational Yeoman Basketmaker, Eddie Glew.   You might have seen Eddie on the television in programmes such as Kirstie’s Handmade Home or Garden Rescue.   He’s a great teacher, clear and simple in his instructions and always ready to sensitively offer encouragement and support if you’re struggling.

We had a great time and at the end of the day we glowed with pride, forgetting our aching thumbs, as we admired our finished obelisks, dragonflies, bird feeders and other garden decorations.

You can see some of Eddie’s own baskets and willow sculptures if you visit his website https://blithfieldwillowcrafts.co.uk

Alternatively look out for his wicker snowdrops at Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire or Wallington Hall in Northumberland.   If you go to Warwick Castle mind you don’t get lost in his ‘Horrible Histories-style’ willow maze!