As part of his visit to all the Deaneries across the Salisbury Diocese, the Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam, visited the Wimborne Deanery meeting at St John’s Church, Wimborne on Thursday 19 February. The Bishop gave a presentation entitled ‘Renewing Hope’ followed by a discussion on the theme pray, serve and grow.
He also presented the Eco-congregation Award to Wimborne Minster, the second time the Minster has received this. It was received by Alison Francis and the environmental working group. Working towards the award helps churches to address environmental issues in all that they do. They are encouraged to look at three main areas of church life:
- worship and teaching
- practical – things to do with buildings, land and church management
- mission – reaching out to the local and global community
The Award is held for three years.