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Making a splash for Jesus!

Making a splash for Jesus!

Posted: 21st June, 2018

Nine people from the Yealm and Erme Mission Community were baptised in the River Yealm in Newton Creek, Newton Ferrers on Saturday 9 June, supported by 200 people. The service was conducted by Revd Anne Legge, assisted by Curate, Revd Joe Lannon. Anne said: “There was a joyful party in Holy Cross Church afterwards. It was a wonderful event, right at the heart of the community, with the service held outside the River Yealm Yacht Club,…

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Rev Colin Hodgetts awarded MBE for services to refugees

Rev Colin Hodgetts awarded MBE for services to refugees

Posted: 21st June, 2018

The Rev Colin Hodgetts has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to refugees through his work with the charity Refugee Action in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Colin is the vicar for the Abbotsham Benefice in the Harland Deanery in North Devon. Colin set up the charity in 1981 having created 14 reception centres for Vietnamese refugees across the UK and was a trustee for the charity…

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Simon Friend elected to General Synod following casual lay election

Simon Friend elected to General Synod following casual lay election

Posted: 20th June, 2018

Mr Simon Friend has been elected to General Synod after the casual lay election. Simon said: “I think that my dear parents who were good Brethren stock would be mildly amused that I have been elected a member of the General Synod of the Church of England!  It is both humbling and a privilege – especially at this time of great change all around us.  Although I have been part of the Anglican church for…

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Melanesian Brothers visit Devon

Melanesian Brothers visit Devon

Posted: 20th June, 2018

This week two Melanesian Brothers are visiting our Diocese. There is a long association with the people of Melanesia, stretching back to their first bishop – John Coleridge Patteson, who came from Feniton and was curate at Alfington, in East Devon. Head Brother Nelson and Section Elder Brother Michael are visiting schools, supporters and friends. They will be leading assemblies, running a quiet day and Brother Nelson will be preaching at Choral Eucharist in the…

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Richard Frost awarded MBE for services to mental health

Richard Frost awarded MBE for services to mental health

Posted: 12th June, 2018

Richard Frost has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to mental health in his work for the NHS in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Richard is a Reader on the Totnes Team where his wife, Jane is a Curate. Richard leads a team that provides support for people whose mental health affects their ability to stay in work. He also leads the UK-wide Mindful Employer scheme, which…

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Announcements June 2018

Announcements June 2018

Posted: 7th June, 2018

Appointments The Revd Patrick Parkes has been appointed Rural Dean of Newton Abbot & Ipplepen Deanery and was commissioned on 30th April. The Revd Martin Jacques has been appointed to be Vicar of the Raleigh Mission Community and will be instituted at a service in St Peter’s, Budleigh Salterton on the 13th June at 7pm. The Revd Ben Lillie has been appointed to be Vicar of Holy Trinity, Barnstaple & Goodleigh United Church and will…

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