Diocesan News

  • Safeguarding training dates
    New dates have been added for Safeguarding training for next term. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.  Click here for more information.


  • Data protection changes
    The National Church has published online resources to help you to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
    GDPR will take effect in the UK in May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection in how their personal data is used. Parishes must comply with its requirements, like any other charity or organisation.
    There are a number of actions that the PCC should take before the new regulations take effect –  click here to find out more.


  • Candles campaign launched
    Last year the diocesan Communications department launched a Christmas campaign called A Light Came out of Darkness, which offered people a simple and charming way of inviting friends or neighbours to a Christmas service. It was well received so we are going to run the campaign again this year.
    We have a quantity of red candles in attractive presentation boxes which are free to churches that want to take part in the campaign. Each candle comes with a simple Christmas message and it is hoped that congregations will distribute the candles to friends and neighbours as a way of inviting them to church at Christmas.
    Order your candles here.