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Diocesan Nifty Notes
Diocesan Communications Updates Click here for the Southwell & Nottingham news pages http://southwell.anglican.org/category/news/
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
Time Travelling 2019
Bookings are now being taken for Time Travelling 2019 RE days at Southwell Minster in March and June. All primary schools are welcome to join in the fun!! Meet your own personal guide and enjoy interactive, fun activities to help children learn about the incredible building and Christianity. Booking form for Key Stage 2 here: https://bit.ly/2If0mhW and for Key Stage 1 here: https://bit.ly/2xPLLVw
The Church of England has launched new worship and prayer resources to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. A variety of ideas for worship, prayer, and remembrance are available to help communities to remember those who were lost, and to pray for peace.
These resources include a prayer for families to say while visiting a war grave or memorial, an Act of Commitment to work together for peace, a Vigil Service to mark the centenary, and a monologue interspersed with suggested words and music, entitled Steps towards Reconciliation. There are also resources for schools.
Click here for more information and resources.
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.
Bishop meets team who kept county’s roads open
Bishop Tony Porter visited Nottinghamshire County Council’s highways maintenance team to thank them for keeping the roads open during the winter and for the thousands of repairs carried out to roads damaged by the severe weather.
He met the gritting teams who helped keep the county moving during the cold snap and the highway maintenance crews and inspectors who have been busy repairing potholes and road surfaces. Click here for more.
What Churches need to know about Pokémon Go http://southwell.anglican.org/churches-need-know-pokemon-go/