Six candidates have been ordained as deacons and six as priests this weekend. One of them, Amy Webb, was inspired to follow God's call after a horrific car crash in France. You can read Amy's story here and see photos from the ordination of deacons here.
A Vicar has spoken of his excitement at being appointed as the first Dean of Pioneer Ministry in our Diocese. The Rev Peter Hall, Priest in Charge of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn, will develop, encourage and support pioneer ministry across the diocese. Click here to read the full story.
From September, we'll be training clergy and lay ministers in Portsmouth for the first time -at the Portsmouth Pathway, based at St Luke's Church in the city centre. We've also now appointed the first director for the Pathway, the Rev Dr James Grenfell. Read more here.
Clergy, churchwardens and parish officers came to three archdeaconry consultations to hear more about what our diocese does at the moment, and our vision for the future. Click here to read all about it and here to see photos taken at the events.
Find out how we're planning to bring together all those who work voluntarily in our C of E schools, read the stories behind those called for ordination, hear how the cast of Havant Passion Play were inspired in rehearsals and discover how you could stand for election to General Synod and influence the future of the C of E in this month's Pompey Chimes here.
A church in Sarisbury Green is growing so much that it needs to build an extension. Worshippers at St Paul’s Church, in Barnes Lane, are welcoming so many young families each week that they need to create new meeting rooms, toilets and a kitchen. Read all about it here.
Our cathedral was the venue for the national launch of GraveTalk, a Church of England project to help people talk more openly about death, dying and funerals. Dozens of visitors were given the chance to use a pack of GraveTalk conversation starters at a giant free cafe, serving tea and cake throughout the afternoon and evening. To see the photos, click here and to watch the video, click here. For more details, click here
Bishop Christopher joined forces with satirical comedian Hugh Dennis to relaunch one of our diocese's schools. St George's C of E Primary School was re-opening after a £1.2m project to transform the building. The day-long celebration happened, appropriately enough, on St George's Day. Read more about it here.
A pioneering partnership between a church and school will see them share a new children’s and families’ worker. Debbie Boyt will start working with children and families at St Paul’s Church, Sarisbury Green, and Sarisbury C of E Junior School in May. Click here to read the full story.
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