Key features of the diocese
About the diocese of Winchester
Our diocesan vision is to ‘Live the Mission of Jesus’, part of this means that we challenge violence and injustice of all kinds. He teaches us to love one another, to care for our neighbours who are suffering and in need, and to speak up for the voiceless.
The Diocese of Winchester is made up of people from all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds. We are widely rural with bustling cultural hubs geographically spread throughout Hampshire and East Dorset. Modern slavery does not discriminate. It is only by working together that we can hope to achieve the aims of making Hampshire and East Dorset a supportive place for victims and hostile place for perpetrators.
Working with Hampshire Slavery Partnership
The Diocese of Winchester is a member of the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership. We support their vision to make Hampshire "a supportive place for victims and a hostile place for perpetrators of modern slavery”. We support them by raising awareness of modern slavery, identifying and supporting victims and pursuing perpetrators of modern slavery, all enabled through working in partnership.
Get in touch with Edwina Fennemore, Liaison Lead against Modern Slavery for the Diocese of Winchester to find out more information.
"As a faith community we have a concern for anyone who is used as a commodity, is dehumanised and has their dignity removed. We recognise that all people have value and worth in God's sight and we need to ensure this is reflected in the Church's commitment to assist in ending this exploitative crime. This crime is happening within and across our communities. It is important that we understand how to see and respond to what is hidden in plain sight."
Anti-Modern Slavery Liaison Lead for the Diocese.