For Lent 2015, curates from across our diocese have put together a series of reflections, based on their recent trip to the Holy Land. You can read a different reflection each day by clicking here. Find out more about which good causes we're raising money for this Lent via our Bishop's Lent Appeal here.
Find out more about plans to revolutionise parish life on the Isle of Wight, read about the C of E school praised by a government minister and discover how the Mothers' Union in our diocese are leading the way in social justice here. You can also read about the ex-nurse gathering tools to tackle poverty and how our cathedral has embraced Messy Church.
Bishop Christopher visited one of the C of E academies in our diocese, to lead two assemblies and meet pupils, staff and governors. He spent the morning at Hook-with-Warsash Academy. For more details, click here. For more photos, click here.
A GRANDFATHER who uses his love of chess to connect with young people in Portsmouth has scooped a top award at the Christian Youth Work Awards. David Stemp, 75, was named joint winner of the Volunteer of the Year award at the ceremony held in London. Click here to read the full story.
Does your church need help with publicity? Do you know the best ways to create effective posters, must-read parish magazines, interactive websites and thriving social media outlets? A new book can help you to make the most of all the possibilities for publicity in today's modern world. Click here for details of '100 Ways To Get Your Church Noticed' and here to watch the accompanying video.
DECEMBER's edition of our diocesan newspaper explains how you can offer practical help to children in West Africa who have survived ebola, introduces our gap-year interns who are working with parishes this year, and explains what's happening in our churches for Christmas. Read all about it here.
Culture secretary Sajid Javid announced a grant of almost £600,000 for repairs as he visited our cathedral. He was given the chance to look at where the repairs will be carried out as he climbed the steps to the top of its 17th century bell tower. The cash will be spent on the tower, cupola and south transept. For details, click here.
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