March 2023

Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing their homelands to escape violence and persecution, as the world continues to be an unsafe place for many. In the past couple of years there have been increased numbers of people arriving in the UK from Afghanistan and Ukraine as well as many other countries. This year’s Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2023 will replenish the Welcome Fund which supports churches and projects in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham working with new arrivals.  Find out

In Start the Day for the first Friday in March, Bishop Paul and Sarah read from Psalm 62 and speak about how to find rest for your soul when life is full of pressure and stress. ‘My soul finds rest in God; my hope comes from him.’ Psalm 62 Check out the special feature in Start the Day this month with the guest appearance of a litter of puppies!

The Church of England is funding 50 contactless giving stations for parishes in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham. In addition to the weekly congregational giving, the devices enable churches to have cashless payment options for events including weddings, christenings, church fetes and concerts, as well for making one-off donations and the booking of churches and halls. Applications for contactless devices opened on Monday, 6 March 2023 and can only be made through the Parish Buying website, where more information on the

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