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Catch up with what's going on in the Diocese of Salisbury. Stories, news and information from the Jurassic coast, through the Wiltshire Downs to the M4.  Click here to view this email in your browser
Living out the vision of Renewing Hope: Pray Serve Grow, 
inspiring mission and transforming lives,
Sharing that vision through the stories and the history that makes us the Diocese of Salisbury.

Generosity and Giving

Transforming our Giving

As our Generous Giving Campaign draws to a close, we are asked to consider how we respond to God's own generosity to us, thankful for what we have, and our parishes are prayerfully considering stepping up to fund our mission and ministry in Wiltshire, Dorset and other places. An extra £2 a week could make all the difference, and some may be able to afford more. Read More…

Did you know that many of the news stories in Grapevine are on our website? Feel free to copy the text and selected pictures and use them in your parish magazines, crediting the source. Follow the 'read more' links in each case - it's all part of the service.
Video of the Week
Harvest: Worship at Home
Join Rev Jo Neary and the Beaminster Team for a Worship at Home video service to celebrate Harvest Sunday 3rd October 2021. Watch the 22-minute service here.
Latest News
Admission of Canons 2021
The five new canons, each a pioneer of new ways to share and nurture Christian faith, have been installed as members of Salisbury Cathedral’s College of Canons during Evensong on Tuesday 5th October. Last week's story here; 86 new photos by Ash Mills here.
Have you got a story to share from your parish, school or church group? Feel free to email us:
Rural Hope
Finding, enthusing and equipping rural leaders of the future and resourcing all those involved right now in ministry and mission in our rural communities.

The fête of the local church

There’s a growing buzz about the monthly Village Pump sessions run by Rural Field Officer Richard Hancock, and one small church has more than doubled its revenue from the annual fête. Read More…

Renewing Hope in Action
Through our mission and ministry and working together, we pray, serve and grow, to sustain a thriving Christian presence in every one of our parishes.

Ride and Stride 2021

In our parishes, as we gear up to be generous in our giving, an annual classic is Ride and Stride, as parishioners enjoy the blessings of the countryside and characterful churches as they fundraise for the upkeep of their historic buildings. Read More…

The Women's Shed

Ever-resourceful, our parishes keep in touch with their local communities, and outreach continues to develop fresh forms as a result. You may have heard of the Men's Shed movement - this has been joined by a new venture from the north of our Diocese. Read More…

This month's Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery Newssheet (thanks, Penny!) has news of impending meetings and events, helping Afghan refugees Poole Faith Trail, October Light Parties, and the welcome return of the Poole Passion. Read more...
Eco Church
Preaching and practising care for God’s creation - striving to be Net Zero by 2030.
Call to Climate Action
Revd Br Alasdair Kay from Wyke Regis says: "COP26 Glasgow is a critical moment in human History. Our beautiful Earth is in a Climate Crisis. It is a known fact that coastal areas such as Weymouth and Portland will be directly affected by rising sea levels due to Climate Change.
"30 years of campaigning, reports and conferences have yielded little action. On 6th November we have a day globally to raise our voices as one to demand change and action soon, if our common home is to be saved from disaster. Please join me, to pray and protest with others to demand action both locally, nationally and internationally. If you live in Dorset, and want to join me and others, then please come to Weymouth Pavillion on Saturday 6th of November at 12.00 midday." Facebook event link here.
Climate Sunday: taking action
The collective action and commitments from local churches across Great Britain & Ireland was presented to the UK Government at a Nations' Climate Sunday Service in Glasgow on Sunday 5th September. Find out more.
What is Climate Sunday?
The Climate Sunday initiative is calling on all local churches across Great Britain & Ireland to hold a climate-focused service on any Sunday before COP26 (November 2021). So far over 1,000 churches have joined in - could your church add its voice? More here...

The Wild Church Toolkit
Mission Enablers in the Diocese of Norwich have produced a guide to support others in growing their own form of outdoor worship. The Wild Church Toolkit covers practical issues and answers a variety of questions. Access it here.

From our Schools
Living out God’s transforming presence in every aspect of our work: schools, classrooms and staff rooms, Sunday schools and youth groups, finance and buildings, parishes and communities.
Thought for the Week: 'See, hear, speak'
We've all seen those three wise monkeys or apes, but how can we seek to see, hear and speak God’s love in action? More from SDBE's Nicola Coupe here...
Families, Children and Young People
Exploring ways we can help young people deepen, develop and live out their faith.
Call for Evidence
The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households is launching its public engagement phase, and this is your opportunity to have your say about how the Church and society can support families and households to flourish.
For the next six weeks, the Commission is inviting responses about family and household life from individuals, organisations and churches through its Call for Evidence, beginning on Monday 11th October. The Commission, chaired by Professor Janet Walker, hopes to hear from a wide range of voices and would be very grateful for your involvement. To contribute to the Call for Evidence using the online form, please visit the website.
From our Bishops
Sermons, articles and speeches from Bishop Karen and Bishop Andrew, along with access to our Monthly Message.
Click here for Bishop Karen and here for Bishop Andrew. 
Read the monthly message here.
Bishop Andrew's 'Going to Ground' series is on YouTube, and his weekly blog is usually posted on Saturday or Sunday. He is also on Twitter and Instagram. Bishop Karen is on Twitter, and invites you to join her on Facebook - search our Diocesan page for her latest content. Our Bishops are contactable via email.
Appointments and Departures
The parish Appointments page has been updated, here.
From our Diocesan Support Teams
The latest news and information from the teams that support work in our parishes and worshipping communities.
FREE items on offer
Staff at our Diocesan Education Centre in Wilton are offering various items to parishes for FREE. Centre Administrator Chelsea Sowden says: "We have cups and saucers and five round tables, all free to first takers - collection for both items from the DEC, no delivery available." Email Chelsea if you are interested.
Cycle of Prayer
The November to December Cycle of Prayer has been added to our Diocesan website: PDF hereWord here.
From the Church of England
Stories from the National Church, our Archbishops, and the wider world.
International Advisory Panel to Support New Global Tailings Management Institute 

'There is a real, tangible sense of God's presence' - the rural parish that has deepened its prayer life through online services 

The church that broadcasts worship on community radio
National Award for Dorchester
Many congratulations to Dorchester Benefice for scooping a national church magazine award. Tony Kennett, who has assisted Editor Margaret Morrissey for five years, tells us: "Margaret, for a long time, has been a member of The Association of Church Editors, and on Saturday at The Methodist Central Hall they held their AGM and annual awards ceremony.
"I was delighted to collect, on Margaret's behalf, one of the top eight awards for 2021, A Certificate of Excellence. This is a national award and the only one in Salisbury Diocese."

Tom's Teddies

As our parishes adapt to changing times, Renewing Hope continues to take many forms: some prayed, some displayed, some acted upon - and some knitted. Read More…

Notes from a 40th and a 50th
The Annual meeting and striking competition of the Channel Island District of Church Bell Ringers took place on Guernsey between 17th – 19th September, joined by holidaying ringers from England. Celebrations included a special 40th anniversary cake by local man Duncan Loweth, and September also marked the 50th anniversary of Vale parishioner Nicky David's first quarter peal. Nicky says: "How time flies when you’re enjoying yourself!"

Bishop Francis Loyo

Bishop Francis, of the Diocese of Rokon in South Sudan, sadly died on Sunday 3rd October in Kampala, Uganda. He was widely known across our Diocese of Salisbury, visited us many times and made innumerable friends. Read More…

What's On
Anti-Slavery Day
18th October
With two weeks to go, news is coming in about how different dioceses and cathedrals intend to mark the day – and there is a National Church service on the 17th.

‘Fragile Churches’: Christians on Ageing Conference Calls
19th October
With the Revd Canon Professor Leslie Francis and colleagues, looking at the survival and future of church communities.

PCC Tonight Training Evening: CPAS
4th November, online, £4
Is your PCC focused, fun and fruitful? Or a little different to that? Clarify the purpose and place of PCCs, explore common dysfunctions, and be introduced to material you can use to shape its life.

‘Grandparents’: Christians on Ageing Conference Calls
16th November
With Dr Sarah Holmes, a lecturer at Liverpool Hope University specialising in the nurturing of children and young people, looking at the active contributions of grandparents to the culture of families.
From our Cathedral
For the latest Cathedral news, click here. Events and services are here.
From Sarum College
Sarum College News
Recent posts on our new-look website include a ministry student's interfaith experience, a retreat bursary scheme for NHS staff and care workers this autumn and why James H.Cone is Visiting Scholar Prof Anthony Reddie's Black History Month hero.
Latest courses newsletter here.
There are many CMD courses on offer via Sarum College, both in person and online; you can view these and the entire programme on our website. The course calendar is here; safety measures for students and guests are here; and you can keep up to date with enews here.
A Longer Read
The end of an era
For over 160 years, Diocesan Choral Festivals have been run in Salisbury Cathedral and other churches in the Diocese by the Salisbury Diocesan Choral Festival Group (SDCFG), an organisation that has recently ceased. With the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 Festivals due to Covid-19, the last to take place was in September 2019. The baton is being handed to the Royal School of Church Music, which has restructured and is now in a position to take this work on. The SDCFG was one of the last such diocesan organisations in the Church of England: Hon Treasurer David King takes us through the years. Read more...
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