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Event focusses on modern slavery

Event focusses on modern slavery

Posted: 25th April, 2017

Around 30 people gathered in St James’ Church to find out more about modern slavery and human trafficking which is the fastest growing global crime. It affects an estimated 50 million people across the world, with people exploiting others for financial gain. Following a presentation from the Devon and Cornwall co-ordinator for Stop the Traffik, Robert Alexander, there was a lively question and answer session. Topics ranged from the abuse of children and others working…

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Pray for forthcoming Election

Pray for forthcoming Election

Posted: 24th April, 2017

Christians are being urged to pray for the recently announced General Election on 8 June. The industrial christian fellowship offers this prayer: God of every time and season, Whose reign and rule extends beyond any earthly realm; In the midst of the uncertainty, The debate and expectancy of a forthcoming General Election, Help us to centre ourselves afresh on you… See the full prayer and other resources here.

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Tavistock’s first Passion Play

Tavistock’s first Passion Play

Posted: 24th April, 2017

On Good Friday around 2000 people gathered in Tavistock town centre to watch the first Tavistock Passion play. Billey Allen, a gap year student from Mount Kelly College, played Jesus and led a cast of over 100 actors and musicians. Following a service of blessing in St Eustachius’ Church, the audience followed the open air scenes as they progressed from Bedford Square to the town’s historic Guildhall then to the Churchyard. The action was accompanied…

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Bishop Robert encourages everyone to ‘get going’ in his Easter sermon

Bishop Robert encourages everyone to ‘get going’ in his Easter sermon

Posted: 18th April, 2017

In his Easter Sunday sermon Bishop Robert encouraged everyone to ‘get going’ and not waste their lives. He illustrated his talk using the Italian fresco The Resurrection of Christ painted by Piero della Francesca. He said: “Piero’s Christ summons us to life. He looks at us and says, ‘Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Get up. You have a life to live and I am here to empower you to live it to the full. There is no time…

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Palm crosses from Cyprus and the Gulf distributed across Devon

Palm crosses from Cyprus and the Gulf distributed across Devon

Posted: 10th April, 2017

Bishop Robert traveled to Exmouth to help a team of volunteers count and distribute palm crosses that were then sent out across Devon. The palm leaves are gathered and collected together from across Cyprus and the Gulf by volunteers. They are crafted into palm crosses in time for their Synod in February, before being sent over to Exmouth. Mark Perry who oversees the distribution of the palm crosses throughout Devon said: “We take orders from…

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Church bells restored after 100 years

Church bells restored after 100 years

Posted: 4th April, 2017

The parish church of St Michael the Archangel in Chagford have been raising money since September 2015 to have their historic church bells refurbished and re-hung. The bells were last recast in 1914. The money raised to restore the bells was aided by grants from Brownsword Charitable Trust, Chagford Parish Council, Chagford Show, the Devon Church Bell Restoration Fund, Devon County Council, Locality Budget Fund, Friends of St Michael’s and the Lottery Heritage Fund. Generous…

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