Plans are underway for a one-day conference in February, hosted by Moorlands College, and run in partnership with us to get lay and salaried workers together for a day of resourcing and encouragement! We are hoping for a good selection of external agencies involved in children and family ministry to join us to share the resources they offer.
The day will be crammed with guest speakers, topical seminars and practical resources to help anyone working with families and children in the local church. Save the date for you and your team.
SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018
Moorlands College, Sopley, BH23 7AT
More details to follow soon
We are really looking forward to all that God has for us as Winchester Diocese in 2018, and a big part of that is our commitment to pray and be expectant over Pentecost. We have had a great time over the past couple of years engaging with Novena (nine days of prayer leading up to Pentecost) and the service at Winchester Cathedral. We have had hundreds of prayer sessions happening across the diocese and have been amazed and encouraged by our collective call and engagement in prayer.
In 2018 we want to step it up a gear in terms of prayer and mission, and have several ways for you to get involved.
Novena – We want to pray!! We want every parish praying, and we want to engage teenagers and children in prayer too. For ideas on how to engage your churches and young people in this you can visit this website – Prayer Resources
Saturday 19th May
There is a royal wedding, FA cup final and our event on the green. More information on this day will be out soon.
This year we are excited to announce new Lent Resources for both Adults, Inter-Generational Church and Young People. These resources are available free from:
We are looking forward to running a number of Prayer Spaces training events over the coming months.
These are aimed at those looking to start a Prayer Space for the first time in their local school, or have new team member(s) who would value hearing more about the ministry of Prayer Spaces. We are pleased to have Ian Hayes-Anderson joining us at these event, and his knowledge as a trainer and practioner in this area will be great to be part of whatever event you come to.
So whatever event you come to you will find resources, and an opportunity to get involved and be inspired to offer this to your local school, or church group.
Saturday 3rd March 2018, Wolvesey, Winchester, SO23 9ND – 10.00am – 3.00pm
Thursday 22nd March 2018, Wolvesey, Winchester, SO23 9ND – 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 10th March 2018, Prayer Spaces Training, St Peter’s Church, Boyatt Wood, 10.00 – 3.00pm
Please contact Andy Saunders for more information / booking on email@example.com, or call him on 07703 186693
Welcome to Lauren Cheshire and her lovely family to the Parish of St. Faith, Winchester. It was great to be there seeing the Church family welcome you at the Hospital of St Cross Church this morning. The Diocese celebrates with every new Youth Leader appointment as we invest in reaching out to young people. Pray for Lauren and their family as they settle in and carry on the incredible work going on in the Parish.
Hello, my name is Paul Smith and I am the new Youth Advisor in the Diocese. I am married to Sarah and have 2 beautiful daughters Kayla and Edie. I live in Chandler’s Ford and was the Youth Minister in the Parish there for just over 3 years. I am really excited about this new role and all that God has for us as a Diocese. I look forward to meeting lots of you and getting to know you as I support you in your ministry to the amazing young people across this Diocese. If you need to contact me you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on: 07841517519.
The proliferation of Apps offers a remarkable range of opportunities to connect, share, learn and build community on-line. But what are Omegle, Dubsmash and Tango? And what do young people (and parents) need to know about privacy settings when using them?
The following sites offer helpful advice:
• Internet Matters
• SnapChat Maps
• The Icebreaker email series