Bishop Sarah met hospital patients, school children and farmers during three day visit to Sidmouth area
Bishop Sarah spent three days in and around Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth, her stay was part of nine months the three Anglican bishops in Devon are spending going around the county, listening to people’s views, and sharing their vision for the Church of England. The new vision and its priorities to pray, grow and serve the people of Devon with joy was outlined last year and is being shared and discussed as they go round the county.
Bishop Sarah began her stay on Friday 10 March with a visit to Sidmouth Church of England Primary School before heading to the Donkey Sanctuary to meet staff and volunteers. In the afternoon, she visited Sidmouth Hospital where the staff gave her a tour of the building and it’s facilities. The staff also took her around some of the wards where she spent time with patients, listening to their needs and concerns. On Saturday, Bishop Sarah visited Otter Nurseries and then joined local youngsters for a BBQ. In the afternoon she visited a local farm and opened Payhembury Bulb Show.
Bishop Sarah said: “It has been a great three days. I met many people whilst in the Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary area and was able to listen to their needs and concerns and share the vision for the Church of England.”