Around 300 children and families enjoyed outdoor activities as part of our Messy Great Outdoors day. It was designed to be a Messy Church-style day, but with the chance to experience den-building, fire-lighting and campfire storytelling. Click here for photos and read all about it here.
A vicar and some of her congregation trained as volunteer baristas ahead of the opening of a coffee shop in their village. The Rev Claire Towns and worshippers at St Barnabas Church, Swanmore, led a special launch weekend for Barnaby's, the coffee shop located in their church hall. Click here for details and click here for photos of the launch.
YOU can read October's edition of our diocesan newspaper here. It includes amazing stories of how God heals people, as we prepare for our special Diocesan Healing Day on October 18, one woman's story of how the church rescued her from a nightmare, and joy as students at our church schools celebrate excellent exam results.
There are to be three new Canons installed in our Cathedral. The Rev Simon Sayers, Rector of Warblington with Emsworth, will be also an honorary canon and David Bennison and Stuart Forster will both be Lay Canons. The service of installation will be on Sunday 12 October at 6pm. All welcome.
Lottery funding is to pave the way for a Portsmouth church to realise ambitious plans to serve their local community. St George's Church in Portsea is celebrating the award of a £158,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out how that will make a difference to the congregation here.
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