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Two new Prebendaries installed at Exeter Cathedral

Two new Prebendaries installed at Exeter Cathedral

Posted: 15th November, 2017

Two more Prebendaries (honourary canons) were installed in Exeter Cathedral at Choral Evensong on 14th November 2017. Hilary Dawson, Rector of the Holyford Mission Community, and Will Hazelwood, Priest-in-Charge of the United Benefice of Dartmouth and Dittisham, were commissioned by Bishop Robert and installed by members of the Cathedral Chapter. There are 26 Prebendaries in total, each of whom is a member of the College of Canons of the Cathedral, with their own stall in…

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Tributes for diocesan colleague

Tributes for diocesan colleague

Posted: 14th November, 2017

Rev John Mapson, a much-loved member of clergy and diocesan staff, has died. His commitment and love for the Diocese of Exeter is evident in all he was involved in, including producing the monthly Prayer Diary, the paper version of the Diocesan Directory and the monthly magazine. He was also a member of the Diocesan Board of Finance and the Parsonage Committee. He was made a Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral in September 1991. John retired…

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Cutting Exeter’s Food Waste

Cutting Exeter’s Food Waste

Posted: 13th November, 2017

Exeter Food Action (EFA) is a local charity which rescues surplus, in-date food and redistributes it to vulnerable people through charities and community organisations in Exeter. Based in Blackboy Road, it takes over 2 tonnes of produce each month from retailers, farms and food companies. It not only decreases food waste but also addresses food poverty, which is affecting so many people in Devon at this time. Since its inception, Exeter Food Action has benefitted…

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Tipton St John church primary ‘outstanding’ in church school inspection

Tipton St John church primary ‘outstanding’ in church school inspection

Posted: 9th November, 2017

Tipton St John CofE primary have retained their ‘outstanding’ status in their recent Church School Inspection (SIAMS – National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). Tipton St John is a smaller than average sized primary school with 98 children on roll. The school federated in September 2013 with another voluntary aided church primary school and they share one governing body. The school was rated as outstanding in their distinctiveness and effectiveness as a…

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Church hears of mental health challenges facing young people

Church hears of mental health challenges facing young people

Posted: 8th November, 2017

Some of the mental health challenges facing young people were discussed at a conference in Exeter. Over 130 people attended the conference organised by YCWSW (Youth & Children’s Work South West), an ecumenical group of people which promotes church activity with young people in the region. The day explored the pressures affecting mental health in children and young people and how Christian ministry can better understand and respond to these issues. Psychologist Kate Middleton highlighted…

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Reflect & Refresh Quiet Day

Reflect & Refresh Quiet Day

Posted: 2nd November, 2017

Church officials were invited to take part in a quiet day at the Old Deanery  to contemplate their sense of vocation in light of God’s awesome generosity. The day itself consisted of Bible study, fellowship and the celebration of Holy Eucharist in Exeter Cathedral.  It was an opportunity to thank treasurers, wardens and secretaries for devoting time and commitment in their voluntary roles. Delegates received a free copy of ‘Beyond the Collection Plate’ by guest…

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