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As part of the Devon Living Churchyard’s project, Exeter Eco Diocese is running a series of workshops on developing these pockets of church land as a key part of our ministry. Last week at Buckfast, Clare Densley from the Buckfast Abbey Beekeeping Department, talked about the huge benefit of encouraging bees in churchyards – including the siting of hives in appropriately hidden areas. Bees are such amazing creatures and play such an important role in…Read More »
The process for the election of the Chairs of the Houses of Diocesan Synod has been completed and we are pleased to announce that Mrs Annie Jefferies of Tavistock Deanery has been elected as the Chair of the House of Laity. Annie has been a member of Diocesan Synod and the Bishop’s Diocesan Council for some years and said, “I am delighted to represent and Chair the House of Laity of Exeter Diocese in this…Read More »
Over 70 people from across the Diocese of Exeter attended the ‘In Churches Too: Church Responses to Domestic Abuse’ seminar held in Crediton on Friday 7 September, hosted by Kathy Roberts, Dean of Women’s Ministry, and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. #inchurchestoo The keynote speaker, Dr Rebecca Barnes from the University of Leicester, presented the key findings from her In Churches Too report, a ground-breaking study commissioned by Christian charity Restored to examine awareness, attitudes and…Read More »
TEN people are to be ordained as deacons in Exeter Cathedral this month. The new deacons will serve in parishes across Devon. Later in the month, last year’s deacons will be ordained as priests in services held in Exeter and Plymouth. Please pray for those to be ordained by Bishop Robert in Exeter Cathedral on 15 September and the communities they will serve. All stipendiary unless otherwise stated: Timothy Paul Collins Benefice of Dawlish, Cofton…Read More »
Okehampton’s new primary school has welcomed its first reception pupils just nine months after getting the green light from the Department for Education. Established to cater for the increasing demand for pupil places, St James Church of England Primary and Nursery School will offer a distinctive Christian ethos and a focus on outdoor learning and education. The school opened its doors on Tuesday 4th September. The founding class of twelve pupils marked the occasion with…Read More »
Watch our video of just some of the events which have taken place across Devon to mark this year’s Thy Kingdom Come. Bishop Robert began TKC with songs from Sidmouth primary school’s infant choir and Bishop Nick visited Costa in Plymstock to offer prayers before taking a lesson at Plymstock school. The video will be shown at a celebration event at Exeter Cathedral this Pentecost Sunday (20 May) at 6.30pm, to which everyone is invited…Read More »
THE global Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement begins next week and there will be launch events in Devon with Bishop Robert and Bishop Nick. Bishop Robert will be in Sidmouth to listen to people and pray with them on Tuesday and Bishop Nick will be visiting Costa in Plymstock to offer prayers for people he meets, before visiting Plymstock school. Bishop Robert has made this video explaining his hopes for the ten days of prayer. More…Read More »