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Serving Jesus

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Serving Our World

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Special Occasions

Mission in the Parish

People

Profile of the parish of Salisbury St. Mark and Laverstock St. Andrew

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Our Parish We are looking for

Strengths & Weaknesses

Vision

PCC focus

Serving Jesus

Serving Each Other

Serving Our World

Buildings

Finance

Special Occasions

Mission in the Parish

People

What it’s like Deanery info round here & next step

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APPENDIX 3

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Appointment of Vicar for Salisbury St.Mark and Laverstock St.Andrew Who and what we are Our Parish

Contact Us

Hampton Park Pavilion

Salisbury St. Mark and Laverstock St. Andrew is a Church of England parish offering an evangelical ministry to the North and East of the city. Our parish varies widely, containing areas of social housing and many owneroccupied homes.

Barrington Centre and Vicarage

St Mark’s is in Salisbury itself, serving the rapidly growing estates. 500 new homes are just in the process of being added.It has been used for a variety of activities over the past few years. We have up-to-date audio visual equipment and resources, and an adjacent hall.

St Andrews Church

St Andrew’s serves the neighbouring village of Laverstock which also has a growing population and new housing. Laverstock people like the feeling of belonging to a small community between the countryside and the city. St Andrew’s is a more traditional, historic church building.

St Marks Church

Across the two churches we offer traditional Anglican services as well as worship with a more contemporary feel.

Parish Map

Within the parish we have 11 schools, primary, secondary, state and independent. There are three care homes and two sheltered housing complexes in the parish. Although we are two churches, we are one parish, and share a mission and ministry to the whole area. We also work with other Christians mainly through Churches Together in Salisbury.

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We are looking for Our Parish

Strengths & Weaknesses

Vision

PCC focus

Serving Jesus

Serving Each Other

Serving Our World

Buildings

Finance

Special Occasions

Mission in the Parish

People

What it’s like Deanery info round here & next step

We are looking for someone who is a Leader who • • • • •

leads and encourages shows clear direction listens is approachable recognizes our gifts and uses them

Teacher who • loves the Bible • is enthusiastic about applying scripture • is an effective Bible teacher

Ministry team leader who • can sustain a ministry in both churches • is at home with both traditional and modern patterns • respects and maintains different styles of worship.

Mission advocate • developing growth • building and developing mission opportunities

What we offer • • • •

People trying to grow as disciples and share their faith A committed team of volunteers, A community open to change. A loving community, supporting you as a person, along with any family you may have.

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Our Parish

We are looking for

Strengths & Weaknesses Vision

PCC focus

St. Mark’s

Serving Jesus

Serving Each Other

Serving Our World

Buildings

Finance

Special Occasions

Mission in the Parish

People

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What we think we are good at and where we need to improve. STRENGTHS • A warm welcome to all • Good sermons/teaching which is Biblically based across all age groups • Variety of worship services and styles

WEAKNESSES • Depth of pastoral care needs improvement • Demands of coping / living with two churches within a joint parish • Home group provision needs improvement

• Links to schools, Moorlands Bible college, The Bridge, South West Youth Ministries

OPPORTUNITIES • Further development of the church’s distinctiveness and its place within the range of churches in the city • Potential gifts in the congregation could be explored • Potential use of other buildings within the parish for mission purposes

• Growing community / mission activities • Good provision for young people and children

St. Andrew’s

STRENGTHS • St Andrew’s church is one of the focal points in village life • Friendly congregation • Variety of views, beliefs and traditions within one worshipping community • Recent introduction of fresh expressions service Breakfast@9

WEAKNESSES • Commitment and attendance is variable • Separate services within our church can lead to a feeling of disconnection • Physical limitations of the building

OPPORTUNITIES • To equip and encourage each style of worship service to be the best it can be • To build on drawing in the village community to see the relevance of God and His church • To encourage discipleship, community life, prayer and Bible study within our congregations

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Vision Our Parish

We are looking for

Strengths & Weaknesses

PCC focus

Serving Jesus

Serving Each Other

Serving Our World

Buildings

Finance

Special Occasions

Mission in the Parish

People

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Vision for the whole parish: ‘Making disciples of Jesus, committed to serve.’ Mission • To see our church grow and our “neighbours” transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and equipped by His Spirit to serve. • To see our church grow in depth as mature disciples of Jesus (praying, worshipping, informed, witnessing, evangelising, social action, world mission) • To see our church grow in number

Values • We adore Him : Inspired to worship • We listen to Him : Biblical teaching • We talk with Him : Abiding prayer • We live for Him : Discipline about discipleship • We work for Him : Ambassadorial mission • We are united in Him : A diverse body • We love like Him : Loving one another

Baptism in River Bourne behind St. Andrew’s Church

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PCC focus Our Parish

We are looking for

Strengths & Weaknesses

Vision

Serving Jesus

Serving Each Other

Serving Our World

Buildings

Finance

Special Occasions

Mission in the Parish

People

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The current focus for our PCC groups As a PCC we are passionately committed to the following areas of our shared life: Serving Jesus As Christians, we are called first to serve Jesus Christ. This affects what our services look like, but also how we grow as disciples, including our prayer-lives. Serving Each Other Jesus commanded us to love each other, and said that it would be by this love that the world would come to know him. But we know that this does not happen automatically, it needs work. So we arrange a number of different events throughout the year, such as shared lunches, parish walks and special interest groups. They are all designed to help us get to know each other better, welcome newcomers into our community, and build that love. Serving Our World We are not just interested in ourselves. We are actively engaged in mission, at home and abroad, from the very youngest to those in care homes. We want to share God’s love for others through word and deed. Each of these areas has a team of volunteers who bring enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to helping us grow. Our mission is ably supported by a Resources group which ensures the best use of the resources to support these goals. Resources This group is concerned with holding the parish to account over responsible stewardship of the resources of people, buildings and money. It is also considering our environmental footprint to see if we can become a more “green” church. The groups make recommendations to the PCC where decisions are made. In the past few years, the PCC have met to pray and make a Mission Action Plan which forms the work of the PCC Groups. This Plan can be found on our website: Shared lunch at St. Mark’s

Street Pastors in action

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Serving Each Other

Serving Our World

Buildings

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Mission in the Parish

People

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Serving Jesus The way we are doing it This year the group has been looking at new service patterns, Together@Ten Saturdays, building a discipleship and prayer culture and resourcing the Youth and Children’s ministry. Some of this work has been completed, but there’s more to do.

St Mark’s Day and time

Service

Sundays 10.30 am (except first Sundays)

Holy Communion or Morning Worship

Third Sundays 5.00 pm First Sundays 9.00 am

Typical attendance

Details

Modern

80 all age

We start the service together as a whole church family to worship and take part in an All Age Starter that introduces the topic for the morning. After this, young people and children leave to engage with the weekly topic in an age appropriate manner before returning to join in the final song

Holy Communion with hymns

Traditional

14 adults

Organ led traditional service using CW Order 2

Holy Communion

Traditional

15 adults

The service is followed by an opportunity to meet with members of the arriving Together@ten congregation

Together@ten

Modern

60 all age

An informal service which includes worship, a talk and crafts. Coffee and croissants are served from 10.00 am, the service starting at 10.30 am

Day and time

Service

Music style

Typical attendance

Details

Sundays 9.00 am

Breakfast@9

Modern

30 all age

Launched in May 2016, this all age interactive service is led by both lay and clergy members. In a relaxed atmosphere we have fellowship over bacon butties and coffee, with talks that are thought provoking and back to basics

Sundays 10.30 am

Holy Communion

Traditional

40 adults

An organ led Sung Eucharist service following the CW Order 1 with robed clergy and choir. This traditional village church service is made up of mainly ageing congregation of parishioners many of whom have lived in Laverstock for years. We have a mix of lay and clerical preachers and fellowship is continued after the service with coffee

Wednesdays 9.30 am

Holy Communion

Traditional

15 adults

Organ led traditional service using CW Order 2

10.00 am

Music style

St Andrew’s

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Buildings

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Mission in the Parish

People

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Serving Each Other The group has organized Shared lunches These are held periodically at St Mark’s where both congregations gather. About 80 people attend. Special Events Events are held throughout the year – quiz nights, fish and chip supper. We are hoping to introduce more youth events over the next year. Website This is regularly updated and holds copies of the documentation of the parish along with notices. Communication A Communication Officer is being appointed so that our communications have a clear ‘brand’ identity. Inclusion A small group is working towards achieving the Mission Action Plan item “to review and implement how well we are serving and facilitating the involvement of different groups of people in the fellowship life of the church”. The PCC Groups have shared work on this issue. Church family awaydays/weekends We held a weekend away in 2015 and at the end of June 2017 we held a very successful camping weekend away. Mothers Union The monthly programme, with approximately 20 members, includes a Bible reading, prayers, various visiting speakers whilst being pro-active in supporting various MU projects. Members of the group also serve coffee at the local Laverstock toddler group whilst others help run the annual holiday for disadvantaged families. Singles Group A group made up of people from both our churches enjoy fellowship over Sunday lunch together once a month at different venues around the area.

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Mission in the Parish

People

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Serving Our World This year the group has divided the parish into four areas for mission purposes – St. Andrew’s area, St. Mark’s area, Old Bishopdown and the new estates – Bishopdown Farm, Hampton Park and Riverdown. Teams of people meet to pray and plan for each area. Welcomers / Sidespeople Teams in both churches play an important part in welcoming everyone in a friendly, relaxed manner and in helping services to run smoothly. There is a Welcome Group that plans events and ensures that ‘Welcome’ cards are available. Once these are completed, information regarding the churches and activities available is passed on. This process is in its infancy and is being reviewed. Flipside Our Youth club, has recently moved to be at the Pavilion on Bishopdown Farm every week. We have overhauled our approach to serve both secondary and primary age young people. We’re very relaxed, using the Pavilion hall for sports, games, computer games, cards and a tuck shop, and (weather permitting) the green for outdoors sports. The team is deeply committed to reaching young people, for Christ! Mini Marks The Parent and Toddler group held on Bishopdown each week, opens its doors to carers and their children to come in, play, make things, have coffee and chat. Numbers are limited, due to the size of the Barrington Centre, but we regularly “fill” up! A similar new group is starting in the Annexe from September 2017. Schools There is easy access to most schools in the parish with regular invitations to go in. Many schools visit our churches as part of their curriculum and to hold special services. There is an ex-officio governor role at St Andrew’s Primary School presently being fulfilled by Diane Roberts. The Vicar is ex-officio governor of St. Mark’s. There is plenty of scope for being a governor at both primary and secondary schools in the parish. We engage with the schools in the parish through: • Collective worship (Lay and clergy led) • Lessons/class worship • Lunch Clubs: OutBreak (St. Mark’s Junior school) Pilgrims Party and the “God Squad” (St. Andrew’s Primary School) • St. Edmund’s Christian Union • Jesus and Doughnuts (Leehurst Swan) • School visits to our church buildings • Easter, Christmas and leaver services in our Church Buildings • Offering staff support on school trips • ‘Open the Book’ collective worship at St Andrew’s • Members of the congregations are Governors at the schools in the parish and others go in to help with reading. Alpha runs throughout the parish as needed. Currently, enquirers are meeting with experienced Christians to work through the Alpha course. We will also be running Youth Alphas for the young people contacted through schools and Flipside. Easter / Christmas cards to the parish are delivered to the parish twice a year Mission Home and Overseas We support the following missions – Yei Diocese (South Sudan), David and Shelley Stokes (CMS, Argentina), Alabaré Christian Care and Support (www.alabare.co.uk) The Bridge Youth Project www.the-bridge.org.uk and Street Pastors www.streetpastors.org Each year we give a tenth of our income to these missions.

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Buildings

Vicarage in Barrington Road

The Vicarage Set right in the heart of Old Bishopdown with nearby amenity of a One Stop shop and large play area. It has a garage, study (separate from the rest of the house), dining room, sitting room, kitchen, four bedrooms and a good sized garden Salisbury St Mark’s Church was built in 1890 as an offshoot of St Martin’s Church. It is a spacious late Victorian building which has an efficient heating system, good sound system (with loop) and good visual technology. Part of the church was re ordered in 2013 which provided a dais and new cupboards. The garden is lovingly maintained and events are held eg BBQs Young people’s groups meet in the crypt. The Annexe is attached to the church and built in 1969. The building requires updating and we have DAC approval for a new entrance from the church together with new kitchen and toilets. Children up to year 6 meet in here.

Barrington Centre

Barrington Centre is a 1960 wooden structure recently refurbished as a focal point for the community. It is situated in the centre of a 1960s housing estate, it is used as a venue for our 2 youth house groups (SNY and INC.) and “Crossbarr cafe” due to its centrality in the parish, and proximity to Bishopdown Green, Aldi and One Stop.

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St. Andrew’s Church

St. Mark’s Church

Pavilion on Bishopdown Farm/Hampton Park is used by the community. The parish runs an expanding Friday evening youth club and works with other churches to hold events for people living in the neighbourhood. Laverstock St Andrew’s Church Built in 1858 and replacing the medieval church which was demolished, it holds about 150 – more at a squeeze. The church has a nave and chancel, with a side aisle to the south of the nave. The vestry was later extended to become the Curtis Room. There are various items of historical interest including the Rood Screen and stained glass removed from Salisbury Cathedral in 1788. We have a tiny kitchen and one toilet. The beautiful and well-kept churchyard draws many favourable and appreciative comments, and the archaeological work on the old churchyard provides more historical interest. It is still being used for both burials and cremated remains. The church owns a 3.5acre field which is leased to the Sports Club on a long lease.

Hampton Park Pavilion

Village Hall Owned by the church but leased to a hall committee on a 35year lease. The church has the right of ‘first refusal’ to hire the hall, and this is where we hold our St Andrew’s Day supper.

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Finance Financial overview of the Parish 2017 Page 9 of 22

Finance

The pie charts show the proportionate amounts of our income and expenditure and the level of funds held in reserve. The PCC approved the 2017 budget notwithstanding the potential annual deficit noting the level of funds in hand and the Financial overview of opportunity for church growth and mission arising from the recent employment of a Youth & Children’s Minister. the Parish 2017 The pie charts show the Finance proportionate amounts of Financial overview our income and of the Parish 2017 expenditure and the level of funds in the reserve. The pie chartsheld show

Planned Giving £18,500

proportionate amounts of The PCC approved the our income and 2017 budget expenditure and the level notwithstanding the of funds held in reserve. potential annual deficit noting the levelthe of funds The PCC approved hand and the 2017inbudget opportunity for church notwithstanding the growth and mission potential annual deficit arising from recent noting the level ofthe funds employment Page 10 ofof 22a Youth & in hand and the Page 10 of 22 Children’s Minister. opportunity for church

Collections Planned Giving

£21,425 £18,500 £9,000 £21,425

Gift Aid Collections £87,400

£9,000

Other Gift Aid

growth and mission Expenditure arising from theBudgeted recent Budgeted ExpenditureParish Share employment of a Youth & Children’s Minister.

£17,367

£13,873

£17,367 £13,873

£24,500

£68,927

£24,500 £23,054

£87,400

£23,054

Buildings

Parish Share

Other

Buildings

£68,927 Direct Employment £113,905 Direct Employment

£73,176 £113,905

Unrestricted Funds Restricted Funds £73,176

Unrestricted Funds Restricted Funds

Mission Tithe (Home Mission Tithe (Home and Overseas) and Overseas) Other

Other

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Mission in the Parish

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Special Occasions Although the number varies from year to year, in the past 12 months we have had 14 baptisms, 9 funerals and 3 weddings.

Special Services Both churches hold special services at Christmas and Easter and occasional offices throughout the year. The uniformed organisations join both church congregations from time to time throughout the year. Occasionally, the two church families come together to worship or pray together. A few times a year the two services at St Andrew’s combine for a 10am Family Service containing a shortened communion service with both groups taking part in the readings and prayers.

Prayer A monthly parish prayer meeting is attended by about 15 at St Mark’s church on the first Sunday of the month with a variety of approaches, using Taize, prayer stations etc.

Homegroups Meet weekly in homes around the parish. Seven groups meet and often at Lent we gather together to study. Alongside these adult homegroups, two youth homegroups meet each week.

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Mission in the Parish St Andrew’s Area • CommuniTea – runs weekly at St Andrew’s Church where there’s a chance for the “church” in the village to open its doors and extend a welcome to parents and children, or anyone else passing by, for tea, chat, games and biscuits • Schools – St Andrew’s Primary, St Edmunds Girls Secondary School, Wyvern Boys Secondary School. Members of the clergy and the congregation go into the schools to lead collective worship, run clubs and help with reading • Fun Day – a joint event with the Laverstock Sports Club which has been running for the past three years • Mini Marathon – we support the schools in the area by serving oranges for all who participate • Open the Book – a national initiative supported by the Bible Society where a team of volunteers in the parish go into St Andrew’s school every week to present Bible stories in lively and informative ways • Baptisms take place regularly within the service and in the summer of 2017 full immersion baptisms took place in the river near the church St Mark’s area • Schools – St Mark’s Primary, Exeter House Special Needs, Wyndham Park, Leehurst Swan Independent school, Chafyn Grove Prep school. Members of the clergy and the congregation go into the schools to lead collective worship and run clubs • Care Homes and Residential Homes – Tower House, Maristow and Abbeyfield– our Lay Pastoral Assistants visit these homes regularly to give communion and any kind of support that is needed • Baptisms take place regularly within the service and there is provision for full immersion baptism in the church building • Prayer for people living around the church • Use of garden for events Old Bishopdown area • CrossBarr Community Café – opened September 2016 and is a place where the community meets every Thursday. Opportunities are given to share the hope we have in Jesus through conversations and special services • Reindorp Lodge Sheltered Housing – our Lay Pastoral Assistants regularly visit the home to give communion and any kind of support that is needed • Mini Marks – Our Parent and Toddler group which each week opens its doors to parents and their children to come in, to play, make things, have coffee and chat. • INC – Bible study group for young people. North End Estates The North of the parish is home to many new households. As well as making this area a focus for youth work we have joined with other Christians to make an impact at Christmas and Easter. We meet here regularly for prayer looking for the next step.

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People The Ministry Team The Incumbent leads a collaborative Ministry which includes two ‘Permission to Officiate’ Priests, The Reverends Jill Offer and Diane Roberts. At the time of writing our stipendiary curate Rev. Matthew Earwicker is in his fourth year. Some retired clergy and missionaries in the congregation also offer their help. Worship and Preaching We have a team of lay-people who lead worship and preach.

Ed Haycock

Youth and Children’s Minister For the past 2 years the Parish has employed a Youth & Children’s Minister - Ed Haycock who has overseen and been directly involved in the Youth & Children’s work that goes on throughout the Parish. He has supported and developed the volunteer team, engaged with the wider church and has been an advocate for young people’s work in PCC and leadership meetings. Ed is moving into ordained ministry and we are looking to re-appoint in the near future. Youth and Schools Ministry Student Jacinta Harris will be working in partnership with The Bridge, building relationships with young people in the schools and then developing those in church based activities. She is on placement with us through South West Youth Ministries (SWYM) and is studying for a degree in Applied Theology and Youthwork at Moorlands. Jacinta reports to our Youth and Children’s Minister. Youth and Children’s Team The volunteer team makes all of what we do possible in this area! We have chosen to keep a smaller, but well supported and energetic team, to ensure that genuine relationships are built with the young people. We are blessed to have so many people willing to regularly give up their time to disciple and engage with the young people in our parish. Churchwardens There are four churchwardens, currently Charles Dew-Jones and Jo King at St Mark’s, and Sue Gallagher and Mary Terry at St Andrew’s. The St. Mark’s wardens are assisted by Sunday wardens, and we have an Honorary Verger at St. Andrew’s.

Jacinta Harris

Lay Pastoral Assistants Salisbury St. Mark and Laverstock St. Andrew currently has a team of eleven trained and commissioned LPAs. They are facilitated by Mary Fisher and Diane Roberts and enable home visits and communion to be taken to member’s homes as well as care and residential homes. Our LPAs visit those in hospital, regularly respond to situations of illness and crisis, as well as visiting families requesting baptism. The Parish Office Administrator This role has become vacant recently ; the new incumbent will be invited to have significant input into the assessment and appointment process for a replacement.

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What it’s like round here People

Deanery info & next step

What it’s like round here Salisbury is a beautiful city founded in 1220 when the Norman Cathedral on the fortified hill of Old Sarum was abandoned and the building of the new Cathedral began a mile to the south. The City is an attractive mix of old and new, from the Cathedral’s spacious ‘Close’ to the medieval chequers [grid pattern] of its streets today. www. visitwiltshire.co.uk A short walk, about a mile from the city centre, is Laverstock, a village between Salisbury and the Clarendon Estate’s open farmland. It still maintains its own identity with a CofE Aided primary school, pub, community farm, a small shop and a Sports Club. (A cycle path runs almost directly from the vicarage, into Laverstock making it nearly as quick to walk or cycle as to drive!) Unusually there are three secondary schools in the village drawing children from across South Wiltshire. Laverstock is bordered by open countryside www.laverstock-ford.co.uk The majority of people work in or around the City, although some commute further afield. Salisbury is on the main railway line from London’s Waterloo Station to Exeter with easy connection to Southampton, Bristol and South Wales. The population of just over 41,000 is served by a good range of facilities with a fair mixture of shops. Larger shopping malls and department stores are available in Southampton (22 miles south) and Bath (32 miles north-west). Bournemouth with its excellent beaches is only 25 miles away and London is only an 90 minutes by train (72miles) There are several excellent cultural centres, including Salisbury Playhouse, www.laverstock-ford.co.uk the Arts Centre and a five screen Odeon Cinema. The City Hall hosts varied popular events and there is a strong classical music presence in the City and surrounding areas. The Salisbury International Arts Festival is a bi annual twoweek event in June. The Five Rivers Leisure Centre has recently been expanded and offers sporting, fitness and community facilities. www. wiltshire.gov.uk Salisbury has a diversity of well-regarded state and independent schools as well as Colleges offering FE and HE courses. Sarum College offers ecumenical education, ministry training, conference resources and also good facilities for bed and breakfast. Salisbury District Hospital, a mile to the south-west, is connected by regular bus services. It has been substantially rebuilt in recent years and features specialist burns and spinal injuries units, accident and emergency and a palliative care unit.

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Deanery info & next step

The Deanery Chapter, Salisbury Deanery and Churches Together in Salisbury The churches of Salisbury work closely together in mission. To enable this the Bishop has encouraged the Deanery Synod and Churches Together to merge except when specifically Anglican issues need to be addressed. Salisbury has ‘birthed’ Trussell Trust Foodbanks (started in a garden shed but now national), Alabare (a homelessness charity now covering the south and beyond), Salisbury Trust for the Homeless and The Bridge Project Schools ministry. We also have active Street Pastors, a CAP Debt Counselling Centre and the Listening Place. The Clergy Chapter is so large it only meets socially a few times a year. However, the eight Incumbents make it a priority to meet every six weeks for support and prayer. A well attended prayer meeting for ministers from across the churches meets monthly.   The main challenge for the Deanery is the growth of significant new housing estates. We are fully engaged with the Diocesan ‘new housing strategy’ and keen to develop missional communities in these new areas and other estates. We will welcome a mission focussed colleague joining us in our mission.

The next step If there are things that we haven’t covered and you still have questions our Archdeacon, Ven. Alan Jeans is available for informal contact at 07891 651211 Whether or not you feel that this might be the next step for you, we hope that you have found this picture of our Parish useful, informative and a help in discovering what good things God has got in store next for you and yours.

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Parish profile of St.Mark's and St.Andrew's Salisbury UK.

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Parish profile of St.Mark's and St.Andrew's Salisbury UK.

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