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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Posted: 22nd January, 2018

At the beginning of the New Year a group of 37 pilgrims – of whom nine were from Exeter Diocese – left from Heathrow for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Come and See : looking for Jesus in the Holy Land today, was a subsidised pilgrimage to encourage us to lead pilgrimages in the future.  It was a whistle stop tour of the Holy Land, staying in Galilee, Bethlehem and Hebron on the West…

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General Synod election results

General Synod election results

Posted: 17th January, 2018

The results of the recent casual election for two members of the clergy to General Synod have been released. The Revd. Prebendary Cate Edmonds and the Revd. Prebendary Karl Freeman have been elected to serve until 2020, taking over from Canon Anna Norman-Walker and Canon Andrew Godsall, who resigned last summer. The new ‘Proctors in Convocation’, as clergy representatives are known, will be able to attend their first Group of Sessions of General Synod in…

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Announcements January 2018

Announcements January 2018

Posted: 17th January, 2018

Appointments The Revd Cate Edmonds has been appointed as Assistant Priest in the Axe Valley Mission Community with effect from the 19th October 2017. The Revd Mary Harding has been appointed as Associate Priest in the Axe Valley Mission Community with effect from the 19th December 2017. The Revd Nigel Guthrie has been appointed as Vicar of St David’s, Exeter with effect from the 16th January 2018. The Revd Matthew Rowland has been appointed as…

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Villagers to turn out for ‘Plough Sunday’ to honour farming community

Villagers to turn out for ‘Plough Sunday’ to honour farming community

Posted: 15th January, 2018

VILLAGERS in Winkleigh turned out in force to bless the plough at the beginning of the agricultural year, marking an age old tradition for the first time in many years. The whole village was  invited to the celebrations in the village square ,  led by the Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Rev Robert Atwell, and attended by David Fursdon, the Lord Lieutenant of Devon. A procession of villagers followed an old horse plough into the…

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Unique Epiphany pilgrimage raises vital funds

Unique Epiphany pilgrimage raises vital funds

Posted: 10th January, 2018

Around £7,000 has so far been raised through an Epiphany pilgrimage around the churches of the Totnes Mission Community led by two ‘wise’ men. Rev John Luscombe and curate Steve Jones were joined by 15 other ‘wise’ men and women for the trek around all nine churches last weekend, 5 and 6 January. They are raising funds for their ‘Windows of Opportunity’ project at St John’s Church, Bridgetown, to replace 10 windows and to install…

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Bishop of Exeter to preach at Epiphany service at Sandringham

Bishop of Exeter to preach at Epiphany service at Sandringham

Posted: 3rd January, 2018

Bishop Robert has been invited to Sandringham to lead the Epiphany service on Sunday, for a congregation which will include the Queen and other members of the Royal family. Bishop Robert has also been invited to stay at Sandringham as a guest for the weekend. He said: “I am delighted – and not a little intimidated – to have been asked by the Queen to stay with the Royal Family at Sandringham for the weekend…

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