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David Pain iDiocesan Secretary and Chief Executive of the Diocese of Salisbury from 1st Jan 2019s the new Diocesan Secretary and Chief Executive.
The Diocesan Secretary and his team assist with strategy, policy, oversee finances, and ensure effective management, administration, resourcing and support for the whole diocese. 
See here for more details.


 Read a personal message from the Bishops of Salisbury and Sherborne   here  21/12/18


 grapevine logoGrapevine is the monthly  publication for all church members in the Diocese. 
To see all previous editions or to sign up to receive them directly by email, please click
the Grapevine logo above. 

Individual editions are:-

11th April 2019  Encouragement, prayer & inspiration (April/May)
21 Mar 2019  Liberated, Passion-ate and on the Streets
15th Feb 2019 Special 'Rural Hope' Edition 

18th Jan 2019
 New Year, new Grapevine!  

1st Dec  The Renewing Hope Advent Calendar
16th Nov  Out of the Boat and Into the Marketplace
18th Oct  The local Church is best
20th Sept Warm stories for the darker evenings
16th Aug  Using gifts to help others
14th June Ministry and motherhood
17th May  The weather is getting hotter - and so is Grapevine

19th April  Helping Churches be Alive ...
15th March  Singing Internationally ...
15th February   As Lent begins ...
18th January 2018  A bit of a resurrection

  • 2017 and 2016 Grapevine editions here 

     heading for e-bulletinsMost Tuesdays, an e-bulletin is produced for Clergy, Lay ministers, Church Wardens and all others who may be interested. 
    Click the date below for individual bulletins.

    17th April  Four royal Maundy Money recipients are from Dorset and Wiltshire 
    9th April  Prayers needed for Sudan
    2nd April  Holding Brexit conversations

    26th March  Room to Grow
    19th March A bishop, a breakfast and lives changed
    12th March Exploring a Rural Future

    5th March
      Celebrating every life

    27th Feb  Matching resources to reality
    19th Feb  A 'comprehensive and historical' safeguarding review

    12th Feb  Reviewing Hope: 'How is it for you?'
    5th Feb
      Praying together in Lent 2019

    29th Jan  "People will be my first priority"
    22nd Jan
      Raising the Roof by Just Giving
    15th Jan   Ploughing On
    8th Jan  Make migrant channel crossings tales of hope

    18th Dec  Merry Christ-mas, Everyone
    11th Dec 'Surviving Winter' is vital for Dorset and Wiltshire
    4th Dec  Bishop issues a Declaration of Hope

    27th Nov  16 Days of Activism against domestic violence 
    20th Nov  Attendance at local churches rises
    13th Nov  Responding to local needs
    6th Nov  The first-ever Eco Diocese.

    30th Oct   Stories from around the diocese
    23rd Oct  New Bishop of Ramsbury announced
    17th Oct  New Diocesan Secretary appointed
    9th Oct  Bishop calls for 'net zero' emissions by 2050
    2nd Oct   Renewing Hope 

    25th Sept  Passionate about rural placements
    18th Sept  A new era in education
    11th Sept  New Dean is installed
    4th Sept  New system to support Safeguarding.

    31st July  Think Eco, Go Eco
    24th July  New Archdeacon of Sherborne
    17th July  Church buildings matter
    10th July  New Diocesan Director of Ordinands announced
    3rd July  Nineteen new Revs

    26th June
    19th June  National figure to take rural post at Sarum College
    12th June  Help others at the ultimate English day out
    5th June  Farewell to Archdeacon Paul

    29th May Diocesan Secretary to Move On
    22nd May  Pentecost Prayers for the coming of the Holy Spirit.
    15th May  Churches pray "Thy Kingdom Come"
    8th May   Big Visions
    1st May  Dorset Rector receives award from Archbishop

    24th April  New South Sudan Primate Installed 
    17th April  Bishop welcomes Queen's climate comments
    10th April   New Dean announced

    25th March   On violation and forgiveness
    20th March  Courting Awards
    13th March A space for prayer in Salisbury
    6th March  Snow laughing matter

    27th Feb Riding to the rescue of Historic Churches
    20th Feb  Green, bronze and silver
    13th Feb  Confirmations making a comeback
    6th Feb  Praying together again in Lent

    30th Jan  Remembering lives cut short
    23rd Jan  Bishop congratulates the new South Sudan primate
    16th Jan  Help someone survive winter
    9th Jan 2018  Happy New Year

    17th Dec  Congratulations Bishop Sarah
    12th Dec   16 Days  to stop violence
    5th Dec Finding a Church just got easier

    e-Bulletins from 2017 (Jan -Dec) and 2016 (June -Dec) here

    updated 19/4/19