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Diocesan Nifty Notes
Diocesan Communications Updates Click here for the Southwell & Nottingham news pages http://southwell.anglican.org/category/news/
Visitation Services 2018
Nottingham: Nottingham North & South – 14 May 2018 St Mary’s Lace Market
East Bingham, West Bingham & Gedling – 16 May 2018 St Wilfrid’s, Wilford
Newark – 8 May 2018 St Nicholas, Tuxford
Bassetlaw & Bawtry – 3 May 2018 All Saints, Mattersey
Newark & Southwell – 8 May 2018 St Nicholas’ Tuxford
Mansfield & Newstead – 23 May 2018 St. Mary’s Church, Eastwood
All services will start at 7.30pm
Bishop Paul’s Easter Sermon
In his Easter Sermon Bishop Paul unpacked the topical idea of ‘plausible deniability’ in relation to the cross and resurrection of Jesus. Click here to read the sermon.
»Open Churches Weekends 2018«
How can we turn visitors to our church buildings into pilgrims? Once again, the Diocese would like to encourage and support parishes to open their churches over two weekends in July. This is a great opportunity to open up new ways for visitors to encounter God and explore the Christian faith. We hope parishes will have innovative ideas that will connect with our vision of growing disciples, younger, wider and deeper – perhaps by having literature available or dvd’s playing and people on hand to talk to. Further resources will be made available to those taking part in the two weekends.
The weekends for opening:
7th/8th July 2018: Bassetlaw & Bawtry and Newark & Southwell Deaneries
21st/22nd July 2018 for: Mansfield, Newstead, Gedling, Nottingham North, Nottingham South, and East & West Bingham Deaneries.
For further information and a registration form please contact Kate Hurst email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01636 817211. Completed registration forms must be received by Friday 26th January 2018.
St Mark’s win national gardening accolade A community gardening project which began in 2011 in a wild meadow at St Mark’s Church in Mansfield has culminated in an ‘outstanding’ award from the Royal Horticultural Society.
The Green and Wild Group were presented with the award in the East Midlands in Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ competition for the fourth time. See picture
**Safeguarding training dates**
New dates have been added for Safeguarding training for next term. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. Click here for more information.
**Link to Safeguarding downloads** Safeguarding Training dates – Spring term 2018
**Safeguarding guidance** For more information on Church of England safeguarding policies and practice guidance please follow this link , clicking firstly on ‘Policy and Practice Guidance’ and then on ‘Access Policy and Guidance’. There is also a leaflet which provides advice and signposting for victims and survivors by listing local support services that are available. To download a copy of the latest version, click on one of the following links: nottinghamcity Nottsgov
Ambassadors’ ‘faith shone out’
Five ambassadors from the Diocese of Jerusalem – a priest, a film producer, a dentist, a nutritionist and an advisor to the Palestinian Prime Minister – spent ten days travelling across Southwell & Nottingham to give an insight into the challenges facing Christians in Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
David Lane, Holy Lands Partnership Officer, who organized the visit, said: “What shone out was the centrality of their faith lived out in the most difficult of circumstances and the contribution that faith made to their sense of identity.”
Full story and pictures here
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.
What Churches need to know about Pokémon Go http://southwell.anglican.org/churches-need-know-pokemon-go/