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Diocesan Communications Updates Click here http://southwell.anglican.org/category/news/ for the Southwell & Nottingham news pages
Bishop Toy 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
Encounter the Living God
The second of the ‘Encounter’ services being held as part of the OneLIFE mission takes place at All Saints Clipstone on Monday 15th July at 7.30pm.
The service, being led by the Archdeacon of Newark, David Picken, offers refreshment and encouragement to those who have been Christians a long time, and for those taking their first steps to faith.
It will be a blend of the liturgical and informal, with the focus on the Word and Sacrament, and is an opportunity to invite a friend or neighbour to church. More details on the service and oneLIFE
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.
The YoungLIFE initiative to celebrate and revitalise children’s ministry across the diocese was recently launched by Bishop Paul at the Diocesan Conference. Churches and benefices are invited to apply as soon as possible to become one of 21 churches committed to making step changes in their ministry with children and to be part of a learning community. There is more information and an on-line application process at: www.growingdisciples.co.uk/younglife
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/