A Frightening New Epidemic

Students are betting an average of £1,600 each a year as a gambling epidemic sweeps Britain’s campuses, according to research. A study has found the situation has become so serious that one in three students are turning to borrowed money…. Read more

Safeguarding Training

We had a report from our Safeguarding Officer, Allan Brown, at PCC on Monday. If you are in one of the designated categories of volunteers you will receive an email from the parish office asking you to undertake online diocesan… Read more

Month of Prayer for Afghanistan

Today the intercessions at the 11:00 service are based on part of the Open Doors Month of Prayer for Afghanistan. Sadly, Afghanistan has moved into the number one place on the Open Doors World Watch List of countries where it… Read more

Help for Gambling Addicts

Following last week’s theme , “When the fun stops”, focusing on Paul Merson and thousands of others whose lives have been ruined by gambling, Heather has sent this very helpful summary of sources of help for addicts and their families…. Read more

Warden on the War Path

We discussed the question, “Are you a hoarder?” on Christmas Day. Sharon is planning to clear out the church loft in February. To be fair, it is starting to look like Harry Potter’s Room of Requirement in there now. Any… Read more

New Area Dean of Swindon

Parts of this Item are taken from the Diocesan Website The Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce the appointment of Revd Sally Robertson as Area Dean for Swindon. Sally follows Revd Trudie Wigley who… Read more