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The launch of the Chagford District Memory Café

The launch of the Chagford District Memory Café

Posted: 16th April, 2018

More than 40 people attended the launch of the Chagford District Memory Café last Thursday at St Michael the Archangel church. The café was set up by local people to offer stimulating social sessions in a safe environment for those living with dementia. It also provides an opportunity for peer group support and information for their carers.     For the launch this month, the theme was Spring and a local shepherd brought along some…

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The Cross looks over South Brent

The Cross looks over South Brent

Posted: 11th April, 2018

A large wooden cross was carried to the top of Brent Hill on Good Friday and will stay there for the next few weeks, looking out over South Brent and local area. 62 people processed from the village centre to the top of Brent Hill with many others joining in along the way, as the cross stopped at various stations, to allow retired priest Derek Hamblin to lead prayers and hymns. The heavy wooden cross…

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Archdeacon of Barnstaple records his April letter

Posted: 6th April, 2018

The Ven Dr Mark Butchers, Archdeacon of Barnstaple records his April letter to the diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the April 2018 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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Get ready to UPLOAD!

Posted: 5th April, 2018

Upload is a free festival for young people aged 13-18 in Devon, which is taking over Exeter Cathedral on 12 May. The Cathedral will play host live music and entertainment as well as different zones to relax, create and debate. The event is supported by local churches and youth organisations that exist to help young people explore faith in ways that are relevant to them. The first Upload festival two years ago attracted 1500 young…

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Shirwell tells the Easter Story

Shirwell tells the Easter Story

Posted: 4th April, 2018

On Palm Sunday people from the parishes of the Shirwell Mission Community in North Devon gathered at Arlington Court, the local National Trust property, to stage ‘The Easter Experience.’ Churchwarden of St Peter’s, Bratton Fleming, Terry Squire explained: “The drama was led by members of the three Open the Book teams who regularly visit the three primary schools in the Mission Community, assisted by other members of the congregations. Others were on hand to help and…

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Donated books arrive in the Solomon Islands

Donated books arrive in the Solomon Islands

Posted: 4th April, 2018

School children in the Solomon Islands have just taken delivery of books donated from the Diocese of Exeter. The Norman Palmer School located just outside of Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, is linked with Feniton and Tipton Church of England Primary Schools. Twice a year books collected by pupils at Feniton and Tipton, along with other books donated from across our diocese, are sent to the Norman Palmer School. Since the partnership began in…

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