Winchester: AT THE time of their patronal
festival at All Saints', Long Sutton, saints are to be found
lurking round the village. After the family communion service, the
congregation is sent out on a treasure - or saint - hunt.
Southwell: HER hair is growing again, but she
still feels the cold, especially around her ears. Canon Barbara
Holbrook had her head shaved immediately after her installation as
an Honorary Canon in Southwell Minster. "I realise this
is a stupid thing to do," she said when she had committed herself,
"but it's too late to back out now".
Ely: IN JUNE last year, the Revd Sylvia Kinder
gave £10 of her own money to each member of her congregation who
was prepared to join in a fund-raising scheme to raise money for a
new church building and community centre to serve the new town of
Chichester: THE Canons
of Chichester Cathedral will be regularly remembering at
least some of the parishes in the diocese as they kneel on them.
The Seffrid Guild, the cathedral's embroidery group, have just
designed and produced 36 new kneelers, each depicting churches from
across the diocese
Exeter: WHEN the villagers of Poltimore learned
that the two long-time churchwardens at St Mary's Church were
retiring, they sprang into action. Their ancient church is one of a
group of eight in a united parish just outside Exeter, and its list
of rectors goes back to 1259.
Bradford: FOR ten years, the Anchor
Project at St Clement's has been challenging local poverty,
encouraging relationships between communities, and bringing older
people, young families, and minority groups together.
St Edmundsbury & Ipswich: THE
Archdeacon of Sudbury, the Ven. Dr David Jenkins, will be clocking
up the miles next year. He intends to enter ten ten-kilometre races
in his home diocese, as well as in Norwich
and Essex, to raise awareness and funds for families with an
Portsmouth: OLIVIA MILNE, aged ten, took
delight in getting her own back on the Bishop of Portsmouth,
the Rt Revd Christopher Foster, after he had sprinkled her and the
rest of the congregation with holy water. She sprinkled him in
Bath & Wells: DURING the St Jude's
Day storm, the magnificent Tree of Heaven that stood in the centre
of the south lawn of the palace, crashed to the earth. It had been
planted as long ago as 1885, and had been the backdrop to many
outdoor theatre events, and a favourite picnic spot for the hosts
of visitors to the Bishop's Palace.
Worcester: A BIG DRAW was held again at
Worcester Cathedral, and, as last year, 40 people of all ages took
part. Some of them had signed up in advance, but most were visitors
from all over the country on their half-term holiday.
Dromore and Connor: THE
Church of Ireland Cathedral of St Anne, Belfast, has launched an
ambitious ecumenical scheme that has been warmly welcomed across