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Diocesan Nifty Notes
Diocesan Communications Updates
Ambassadors highlighting challenges to Christians
Five ambassadors from the Diocese of Jerusalem – a priest, a film producer, a dentist, a nutritionist and an advisor to the Palestinian Prime Minister – are in Southwell & Nottingham on a ten-day visit. They are travelling across the diocese giving an insight into the challenges facing Christians living in Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
The ambassadors have already visited several of our churches, taken part in the Diocesan Conference, visited the Minster school, Southwell, and given a lecture at the University of Nottingham. Full story and pictures
Challenges facing Christians
Five ambassadors from the Diocese of Jerusalem – a priest, a film producer, a dentist, a nutritionist and an advisor to the Palestinian Prime Minister – are visiting Southwell & Nottingham in October.
They will be travelling across the county to give an insight into the challenges facing Christians living in Israel, Palestine and Jordan. The will meet MPs, conduct a workshop, give a lecture at the University of Nottingham, and speak in churches. Click here for details of times and venues.
Thank your vicar…
Want to celebrate Thank Your Vicar Week, 15-22 October? Go to www.stlukeshealthcare.org.uk/events to download your resources today – all you need to help your school or parish thank your vicar for everything they do for the community. You’ll find great ideas to run a special school assembly or Sunday service.
Radio 4 live broadcast
Radio 4 broadcast its Sunday Service (8th October 2017) live from Trinity Church Nottingham. The service was led by Frances Finn, and Bishop Paul preached. The Revd Will Foulger from Trinity Church led the prayers, while Revd Lydia Cartwright, Assistant Curate at Stapleford, and Emilie Rathbone, a trustee of the Potting Shed Church, read the bible readings.
Listen to the service. Read Bishop Paul’s sermon.
Additional C1 Introductory Safeguarding course
Due to high demand for places we are now offering an additional C1 Introductory Safeguarding course on Thursday 5th October 2017. 9.30am-12.30pm at Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell.
To book a place on the course please contact: email@example.com
Please note that there is no parking for attendees at Jubilee House for this course so please use surrounding car parks or on street parking.
This course replaces the Domestic Abuse session previously advertised for this date.
Mental Health Awareness Sunday
This year Opening Minds has had a focus on Children and Young People and churches are encouraged to make this their own focus on Mental Health Awareness Sunday – 15th October 2017.
It is thought that around one in ten children and young people have a mental health difficulty, and the stresses and challenges that young people face are being recognised. Click here for information and resources
New diocesan appointment to support parishes
The Revd Canon Philip Williams was licensed as the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham’s first Associate Archdeacon for Transition Ministry, during Choral Evensong in Southwell Minster on Monday 18th September.
This is a new post that will support the diocesan vision for Growing Disciples Wider, Younger Deeper. Bishop Paul Williams said: “I am thrilled that we have been able to make a strong appointment to this new position….Philip’s leadership has combined theological insight and practical wisdom in a way that has been a source of great blessing to new Christians as much as to seasoned clergy. Click here for more.
Worksop community project welcomes visitor
A special visitor ‘dropped in’ to 7 Project Community Drop In at Worksop during the summer.
The Rt Revd Tony Porter Bishop of Sherwood is pictured with Joel Hatfield, right, Senior Support Worker, and Shaun Cummings, 7 Project Leader. Bishop Tony interacted with clients – who are men and women trapped in life-controlling addictions, resulting in homelessness and poor mental health. Click here for more.
The Meaningful Treat Box : A Halloween resource for 5-11 year olds
A new resource designed to help with mission work on, and leading up to, the eve of All Saints (Halloween) has been produced by the Meaningful Chocolate Company. It is suitable for Light Parties, outreach events, schools or for children who call to trick or treat on 31st October.
Inside each pack there is a bag of Fairtrade chocolate buttons and a Challenge Activity Poster. The poster has eight challenges including a quiz, maze, word game, a call to buy Fairtrade, a prayer suggestion, a national competition with a prize, and a challenge to treat someone less well off by donating to a children’s charity.
Each box costs £30 (there are 30 packs per box – £1 per pack). Each box also includes an ideas sheet for leaders. There is free delivery if ordered by September 30th. Visit www.realhalloween.org
C0 ‘Introduction to Safeguarding’
‘Two Information sessions have been arranged to cascade the materials for the C0 ‘Introduction to Safeguarding’ to Parish Safeguarding Coordinators who would like the facility to deliver the C0 themselves in their own Parishes.
Tuesday 3rd October – 7pm-9pm at Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell
Wednesday 4th October- 10am-12pm at Family Care, 28 Magdala Road, Nottingham NG3 5DF
Places on these sessions must be booked in the usual way please, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
For anyone happy to complete the C0 online the link is:
Please make sure that people register the fact that they belong to the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham when they create their accounts, and put in the full name of the Church and where it is and then we can check that they have completed it and let you know if necessary. They can also print off their own certificates to show you as proof that they have done the course.
Note re- training for PCC members – The C0 is the minimum training required for everyone on your PCC. If they have any additional responsibilities such as work with children or adults, prayer ministry etc, or are Safeguarding coordinator or lead for the PCC, or Church Warden then they also need to do C1 and C2. It is best practice to work towards everyone on the PCC completing C1 as well, but this can be a longer term aim.
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/