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Mid Devon Show celebrates all that is good about rural life

Mid Devon Show celebrates all that is good about rural life

Posted: 22nd June, 2017

The 24th Mid Devon Show is taking place on the 22 July 2017 at Knightshayes, Tiverton. Bishop Sarah, the events president, said: “I am delighted to be president of the Mid Devon Show this year. It brings together the farming community with the wider population and it is an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about rural life, as well as an opportunity to experience it. I am very conscious of the hard work…

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Chardstock primary is ‘outstanding’ say Church School inspectors

Chardstock primary is ‘outstanding’ say Church School inspectors

Posted: 21st June, 2017

  St Andrew’s CofE primary academy has been awarded ‘outstanding’ in its recent Church School Inspection. St Andrew’s is a village school in a rural location situated between the towns of Chard and Axminster on the Somerset and Devon border. The school was rated as outstanding in its distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school by SIAMS Inspectors from the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.  They were also rated…

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Colyton choristers undertake a choral Three Peaks Challenge

Colyton choristers undertake a choral Three Peaks Challenge

Posted: 19th June, 2017

A group of choristers from St Andrew’s Church, Colyton, are to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity, Young Minds. The aim is to climb Ben Nevis, Sca Fell Pike and Snowdon on three consecutive days (25-27 July). The traditional challenge is to do it in 24 hours, but the team will be taking on an extra challenge in singing a service in addition to the climb at a church near each Peak….

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Bishop Robert opens new church Primary School

Bishop Robert opens new church Primary School

Posted: 19th June, 2017

Bishop Robert officially opened the new school site for South Molton United CofE Primary School last week. Having previously been a Junior School, the relocation to its new site has meant the school can now serve all children from the ages of 5 to 11. This has enabled the school to offer the community a local church school for the full primary age. The school, which will initially accommodate 210 children will eventually expand to…

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Transforming Plymouth Together invests in Credit Union

Transforming Plymouth Together invests in Credit Union

Posted: 13th June, 2017

Bishop Nick spent the day in Plymouth last week with Transforming Plymouth Together (TPT). They discussed social issues and visited local projects that TPT are involved in including the Plymouth Foodbank in the Oasis Project. TPT was established to encourage local churches engaging actively in addressing issues of inequality and poverty across the city. They respond to issues such as family well-being, loneliness, debt, wage levels, food poverty and discrimination. As part of the visit…

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Hundreds get messy in the Cathedral

Hundreds get messy in the Cathedral

Posted: 13th June, 2017

Hundreds of people from Messy Church groups around our diocese gathered together in Exeter Cathedral for a celebration of Pentecost last Saturday. Adults and children together enjoyed hearing stories, playing games, taking part in activities and  having lots of fun. Diocesan Children’s Work Adviser Katherine Lyddon said: “It was amazing to see all ages excitedly exploring Pentecost, the birthday of the church, including sharing the birthday cake. “I was really encouraged to see our diocese taking…

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