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Lavender ladies

Lavender ladies

Blackburn: ON A recent visit, the Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt Revd Julian Henderson, took the opportunity to thank the group of volunteer gardeners for their dedication in looking after the gardens of Whalley Abbey, in the Ribble Valley

Adventure holiday

Adventure holiday

London: FOR the first time since the start of the recession, the young people of St George's, Hanworth Park, were able to go on a holiday to Adventure International, in Bude, Cornwall, thanks to a Lottery grant

Twinning it

Twinning it

Salisbury:  Amanda Williams has started a twice-monthly Twins Club for parents of twins, triplets, and other multiple siblings, with the help of an NSM at St Denys's, Warminster, the Revd Carole Owen

Steeplechase singing

Steeplechase singing

Chelmsford: TWENTY-FIVE singers sang their way round 28 churches in Chelmsford diocese, all in one day, in a Choral Steeplechase, to raise funds for historic churches in north Essex

Ten this year

Ten this year

St Edmundsbury & Ipswich:  ALREADY this year, the Archdeacon of Sudbury, the Ven. Dr David Jenkins, has completed ten sponsored races - each of them 10k - to raise awareness and thousands of pounds to help families cope with autism

Now the village

Now the village

St Albans: WE HAVE had lamps and fences wrapped in mufflers, seven miles of pink scarf as a nuclear protest, knitted angels and knitted Easter eggs, and now we have a knitted church sitting in its own knitted village

Sea-going memory

Sea-going memory

Bristol: And so a new altar to celebrate Bristol's maritime heritage has been specially designed for St John's Chapel in the great medieval Church of St Mary Redcliffe

In the City

In the City

London: Members of the congregation of St Andrew's-by-the-Wardrobe recently marked the legacy of its abolitionist past with a service and a charity fête

Vintage ride

Vintage ride

Chelmsford: Taking part in the Ride and Stride event last Saturday, David and Mel Robarts (at the time of writing) were planning not to walk or cycle like everyone else, but to drive their vintage tractor

Archdeacon on call

Archdeacon on call

Southwell & Nottingham:  SO NOW he knows what it is like to be answering 999 calls. The Archdeacon of Newark, the Ven. David Picken, recently spent a day in a fast-response vehicle with a paramedic, Carl Keeble, from the East Midlands Ambulance Service

MP's accolade

MP

Durham: Shildon Alive, run by St John's, Shildon, has a community hub in the centre of the town, plus two community gardens, a credit union, a food-aid project, an alcoholics' support group, carries out adult literacy work, and runs various other activities

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