Did you get confirmed in the last 12 months?

If so, then you should have received an invitation to the Diocese of Winchester Confirmation Celebration! Saturday 27 September, 10.15am for worship and activities, finishing with a BBQ, Ice Cream van and Bouncy Castle.

It’s an event for all ages, so bring family and friends for a brilliant opportunity to celebrate being confirmed, to chat to the Bishops (and others) and to have a whole lot of fun!

For catering purposes we really need to know attendance, so please make sure you email helen.gunner@winchester.anglican.org to let us know you’re coming.

Bishops Invitation 2014 4-page-001

The Table, Curated Conversations for Pioneer Youth and Community Workers

If you consider yourself to be a pioneer youth and community worker then this new series of events from FYTCYM and CMS might be right up your street:

“The Table is a space for pioneering youth and community workers to gather together for conversation, sustenance and learning. It’s being curated by CYM (Institute for Children, Youth and Mission), FYT (Frontier Youth Trust)’s StreetSpace community and CMS (Church Mission Society).

Using creative and participative processes, we want to learn from each other, dream new dreams and explore some of the specific issues related to working in pioneering contexts. We hope it will be a place where theory and practice collide, where ideas can be discussed openly and rooted back into the every day.

We’ll be running a series of events throughout the year, kicking off with ‘Tensions Around the Table’ on Monday 13th October, 10am – 4pm at Bristol CYM. Tickets are £15 (plus a small booking fee) which includes lunch, and are available to buy here – thetableevent.eventbrite.co.uk.”


13 family things to do that don’t cost money

picnicUnderstand money is not everything and that there are lots of things to do that money can’t buy. Time with your family is precious as it builds ever lasting memories and builds relationships.

Dr. Rodger Duncan stated that no one on his deathbed ever said“I wish I’d spent more time at the office.” There are lots of things that you can do with your family that do not cost money and below are just a few enjoyable ideas. 

Mike Lewis of HOPE4Families has written 10 top family outings that you can do for free.  Click here to see his suggestions.