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Bishop Sarah’s farewell service

Bishop Sarah’s farewell service

Posted: 23rd April, 2018

HUNDREDS came to Exeter Catherdal to say farewell to Bishop Sarah, as she leaves Crediton to take up her new role as Bishop of London. The service had been postponed due to snow a month ago, and took place in glorious sunshine. In her farewell sermon, Bishop Sarah said:  “Since I have been in Devon I have seen much which has given me encouragement; The way in which the farming community protect and enhance our…

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Raise the Roof for Tavistock Parish Church and Make Your Mark for Heritage

Raise the Roof for Tavistock Parish Church and Make Your Mark for Heritage

Posted: 20th April, 2018

INDIVIDUALS, families and community groups are being invited to take part in Tavistock Parish Church’s new fund-raising campaign to Sponsor a Slate for the vestry roof. The roof has been leaking for some time and after a very wet winter restoration work is urgently needed to prevent further damage of items stored inside, which include choir robes, music and essential items for worship.  Scaffolding has already gone up at the East end of the church…

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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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