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Diocesan Nifty Notes
Diocesan Communications Updates Click here http://southwell.anglican.org/category/news/ for the Southwell & Nottingham news pages
To see the latest Diocesan Safeguarding Training dates please click https://southwell.anglican.org/safeguarding-training/
Parish Safeguarding Handbook
The Parish Safeguarding Handbook has been updated to reflect the Training and Development Framework 2019. For those in possession of original printed copies of the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, an addendum may be downloaded and printed off to replace the information found on pages 16 and 17.
Safer Working Practice
The companion to the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, Safer Environments and Activities, has now been published on the Policy and Practice Guidance section of the website. This guidance provides highly practical advice for parishes, helping them to run their day-to-day activities as safely as possible.
Archdeacon David taking up new role in Diocese of Blackburn
After nearly eight years as Archdeacon of Newark, The Venerable David Picken is moving on following his appointment as the Archdeacon of Lancaster in the Diocese of Blackburn.
David, who leaves in mid-January next year, said: “I will miss Southwell & Nottingham enormously. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and met some wonderful people who it has been a privilege to serve as part of God’s ministry. Read full story here.
The Revd Dr Caroline Phillips has been licensed as vicar of St Peter and St Paul and St Mark’s Mansfield by the Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, the Rt Revd Paul Williams. The service took place on 24th September at St Peter & St Paul.
She said: “Mansfield is a great town to serve God with great people, and hope to build on my past experience as I minister on the town centre and across the parishes of St Peter’s and St Mark’s. God is definitely on the move here, and I’m very much looking forward to discovering where God will lead the churches as we worship, serve and reach out with his love.” Click here for more.
Four amazing days of oneLIFE
Churches across Southwell & Nottingham shared the good news of Jesus with the people in their communities during the oneLIFE mission that was headed up by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and supported by a dozen bishops from the Northern Province.
Churches organised more than 450 events and activities as part of the mission and invited people along, and they came – some of the venues were packed out. In the city of Nottingham, in towns and in villages, new contacts and friendships were made and new steps in faith taken.
Events included film shows, picnics, barbecues, school visits, fashion shows, Messy Church, prayer walks, storytelling, concerts featuring Christian rappers, a magic show and sports events. Click here to watch videos of oneLIFE and to view our photo gallery
It’s worth taking a few minutes to watch the amazing testimonies video that was shown at the launch of the oneLIFE mission – powerful witness to the way that God is working in people’s lives. Watch the video here.
Bishop Tony announces plans to retire in 2020 The Bishop of Sherwood, the Rt Revd Tony Porter, has announced that he will retire on 22nd March 2020, after 42 years in ordained ministry. Bishop Tony, who will be… More
Lead thieves alert
Churches are being urged to be vigilant, especially in the Bassetlaw area of the diocese where a gang of lead thieves is thought to be at work. They have struck in Retford, Hayton, Bawtry and Misterton. For advice on this issue contact DAC Secretary Jonathan Pickett.
What Churches need to know about Pokémon Go http://southwell.anglican.org/churches-need-know-pokemon-go/