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Diocesan Communications Updates
Parish Buying have released a video of Church Warden Jacqueline Brown talking about the benefits of joining the Buying Service, which focuses on quality, and ethically sound products, at competitive rates. Watch the video here
Cycling actors bring Shakespeare to Southwell
Southwell Minster is staging its first outdoor theatre event in collaboration with Handlebards Theatre Company on Thursday 22nd June in the beautiful setting of the education garden, next to the Archbishop’s Palace. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being brought to the cathedral by the four-strong troupe of cycling actors who carry with them on their bicycles all of the necessary set, props and costumes.
The garden opens at 6pm and people are welcome to take their own picnics. The production starts at 6.45pm. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the evening. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and tickets
Bishop meets Torvill and Dean
Bishop Tony Porter was a guest when Torvill and Dean visited Nottingham School of Boxing, St Ann’s, to support Marcellus Baz, a former gang member who set up the club to keep young people off the streets. Read story here.
250 events for Thy Kingdom Come
More than 250 prayer events were held in Southwell & Nottingham as part of the global prayer campaign Thy Kingdom Come, which started on Ascension Day and culminated with two major gatherings – at Trent Vineyard, Nottingham, on Friday (June 2nd) and Southwell Minster on Saturday.
Churches across the diocese held prayer picnics, prayer breakfasts, prayer walks, and organised sunrise services, days of creative prayer, and times of reflection.
Many of these events were caught on film – click here for our photo gallery
Training NEW COURSE MODULE AVAILABLE – IN CHURCHES TOO – RAISING AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE (S3) Course Aim: To enable participants to gain insight into the nature of domestic abuse, the churches response, how it impacts on children and what we can do about it. This is required training for:
• Anyone holding the Bishop’s Licence or Permission to Officiate • Spiritual Directors • Bishops Visitors • Pastoral Visitors • Leaders of children/adults activities • Diocesan/Parish/Cathedral Safeguarding Officers
Thursday 8th June – St Leonards Community Centre. Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, NG8 2ND
1pm-4pm To book a place please email: email@example.com
Grants for Places of Worship Scheme to close
Heritage Lottery Fund have confirmed that the dedicated Grants for Places of Worship Scheme (previously administered by English Heritage) will run for two more terms and then close. Places of worship will then be encouraged to apply under the existing ‘ Heritage’ and ‘Our Heritage’ schemes along with all other heritage buildings. This will affect many of our churches currently looking at funding significant repair works. Please ensure this information is shared as widely as possible.
There are two more opportunities this year to apply under the GPOW scheme, May 15th for a decision in September, and August 14th for a decision in Nov/Dec 2017. There is likely to be a spike in demand for GPOW funding in the run up to the last deadline in September and ChurchCare are working on how this demand can best be handled.
For further information, please click on the link below to read the full ChurchCare briefing document, including important advice for potential applicants. http://www.churchcare.co.uk/images/GPOW_Diocesan_Briefing_-_6_April_2017.pdf
Safeguarding update New dates have been added to the list of Safeguarding training sessions. Click here
http://southwell.anglican.org/mission-ministry/safeguarding/ to find out more.
Also, Donna Bernard-Carlin, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, has organised a meeting at Jubilee House, on Thursday 18th May from 7-9pm, for Parish Safeguarding Coordinators. This will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss some of the changes that are currently happening and to share ideas.
If you are able to go please let Jane Weir know: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 0115 960 3010.
Click on the link to download the Spring 2017 Safeguarding Training dates safeguarding-training-dates-spring-term-2017
Diocesan Synod adopts latest Safeguarding policies http://southwell.anglican.org/synod-adopts-latest-safeguarding-
Safeguarding information and courses on the Diocesan website http://southwell.anglican.org/mission-ministry/safeguarding/
Visit of Fr Fadi Diab and five ambassadors from the Diocese of Jerusalem – Would you like one of the ambassadors from the Diocese of Jerusalem to be present for your morning service on either 8th Oct or 15th Oct 2017 and take part in any discussion after the service over lunch or otherwise. Each will have a presentation but the subjects are not known as yet. There are three ambassadors to be placed on 8th Oct and one on 15th Oct. Please be in touch with David Lane, Partnership Officer Holy Lands, on email@example.com
Men in Sheds on Songs of Praise
The Men in Sheds project at Kirkby-in-Ashfield was featured on Songs of Praise. BBC presenter Claire McCollum visited the ‘shed’ at St Thomas’s Church, Kirkby-in Ashfield, in reality a workshop created in a room off the church hall. Watch the video here Men in Sheds starts at 19 minutes, 35 seconds.
What Churches need to know about Pokémon Go http://southwell.anglican.org/churches-need-know-pokemon-go/