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First steps in Faith

Published on: 1st March 2019

So many of the people who come to our churches asking for an infant or child baptism are not a regular part of our church community...


Working with your local School

Published on: 1st March 2019

If you were in the vicinity of Lord Scudamore Academy during Holy Week you may have caught a glimpse of 90 school children processing down the street, led by two donkeys, singing Hosanna and waving paper palm leaves. They were attending an Easter themed afternoon at St Nicholas church in Hereford. Reader, Malcom Robertson described what the children got up to:


Welcoming the whole family

Published on: 1st March 2019

"By inviting families we found that children came with their mum, but by starting a group specifically for dads they also started to come along too? That's the experience of St George's Church in Pontesbury. They have been focusing on intentional activities involving the children who already attend the parents and toddler group, Little Dragons and the families they are in touch with through schools work...


A Vicar's Life Legacy

Published on: 1st March 2019

The broadcast of A Vicar's Life made a remarkable impact in this part of the world. Maybe it's no surprise that our clergy, should be stopped in the street by random strangers wanting to talk about the previous week's episode...


Praying for North Korea

Published on: 1st March 2019

1,500 people were gathered in the main arena at Spring Harvest in Minehead in April - they were there on this particular evening to hear from Hea Woo who came to faith after her husband, who was a Christian, died in a prison in North Korea...


A Christian Community for all

Published on: 1st March 2019

In December last year 18-year-old Lydia Cole died unexpectedly. At her funeral the newly in post Christine Cattanach heard two of her friends discussing how the church felt like theirs because they have all of their family weddings and funerals there but they didn't come at any other time...


Supporting Refugees

Published on: 1st March 2019

A bunch of friends shocked and upset by the image of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi lying dead on a beach in Turkey, met after church to work out what they could do to help children like Alan who are fleeing war and persecution...


Weddings - a wonderful opportunity

Published on: 1st March 2019

Why weddings matter...


Pizza and Praise

Published on: 1st March 2019

"Everyone loves pizza" enthused curate, Revd Paul Roberts, as he unpacked the homemade pizza dough, cheese and tomato paste in the village hall kitchen, "we make them together and then while they're in the oven we discuss a topic or look at a bible story and draw out some questions they might have about it."


Open the Book Together

Published on: 1st March 2019

Over 60 Open the Book teams across our diocese are telling Bible stories in assemblies at local schools. Through Open the Book together we are reaching more than 6000 children...


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