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Our diocese is a great place to be a Christian. It’s made up of 142 Church of England parishes in south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You’ll find lots of information about our diocese, the Church and the Christian faith on these pages.



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The safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance for us. Click here if you have any concerns you would like to report.

Fairtrade Diocese



We are a Fairtrade diocese. Click here for details, including a list of all our Fairtrade churches.

 
 

ORDINATIONS 2015: Car crash helped Amy to respond to God's call

IT was  car crash in France that prompted Amy Webb to respond to God's call. She realised God was calling her to ordination as a clergy person. Now she's preparing to be ordained in our cathedral as deacon alongside five other candidates. You can read her story and see who else is being ordained here.

NEWS: Catch the vision for our diocese


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.


POMPEY CHIMES: July edition out now

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.

NEWS: Growing church needs to expand


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.

NEWS: Cathedral launch for GraveTalk project


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

NEWS: St George's Day relaunch for St George's School


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.

NEWS: Pioneering partnership between church and school


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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There are amazing stories from Christians across our diocese of how faith in God has helped them, inspired them and given their lives meaning. Click here to read about dramatic healings, unlikely conversions and real answers to prayer.