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Celebrate our inspiring earth at Creationtide

Celebrate our inspiring earth at Creationtide

Posted: 22nd August, 2017

A daily resource to help people in parishes engage prayerfully and practically with Creationtide is available for sign-up now and will begin on 1 September. ‘Creationtide’ or the ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in the annual church calendar (from 1st September to 4th October) dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life. As Christians, we acknowledge that the environment is our common home, and we need to tread more gently on the earth…

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Funding boost helps save historic Lundy church

Funding boost helps save historic Lundy church

Posted: 17th August, 2017

Work is underway at St Helen’s church on Lundy and it has just received a £20,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund some of the work including urgent roof repairs, structural repairs to walls and tower and internal repairs. The church is one of 70 churches and chapels in England, Wales and Scotland that are set to benefit from rescue funding of £522,241 from the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church support charity. The…

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Churches reach out offering fun activities and healthy food for families

Churches reach out offering fun activities and healthy food for families

Posted: 15th August, 2017

Churches across our diocese are reaching out to families offering great activities and healthy food for children during the summer holidays. In St Budeaux in Plymouth churches are working together to offer a programme of events for families. Hope4Summer is the name of the project that has brought together churches and community groups. Transforming Plymouth Together (TPT) Development Worker Chris Forster said: “Many people do not realise that child poverty is a real issue in Plymouth, with over 11,500…

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Bishop Sarah is the most tweeting Bishop

Bishop Sarah is the most tweeting Bishop

Posted: 15th August, 2017

Bishop Sarah, the Bishop of Crediton, has been named by Premier Research as the bishop who tweets the most. Premier is a multi-media organisation working across radio, magazines and interactive websites that exists to enable people to put their faith at the heart of daily life and bring Christ to their communities. The organisation carried out research to find the bishop that’s the most active on Twitter and discovered that Bishop Sarah tweets more often than any other…

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Survey of ash trees in Devon churchyards to monitor spread of disease

Survey of ash trees in Devon churchyards to monitor spread of disease

Posted: 9th August, 2017

A SURVEY of ash trees to monitor the level of the disease Ash Dieback in churchyards is underway in Devon. The Devon Living Churchyards Project is asking people to send them details of ash trees in their churchyards. They would like survey participants to email details of: Church name and address/postcode How many ash trees above 75mm in diameter? Please measure the girth of each tree at chest height. How many young ash trees below 75mm in diameter…

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14 new clergy to be ordained in Exeter Cathedral

14 new clergy to be ordained in Exeter Cathedral

Posted: 2nd August, 2017

FOURTEEN people are to be ordained as deacons in Exeter Cathedral in September. The new deacons will serve in parishes across Devon. Bishop Bob Evens, the former Bishop of Crediton, is to return to lead the retreat before the ordination and will preach at the service. Bishop Julius of our link diocese of Thika will also be present. Later in September, the three Anglican bishops in Devon will ordain last year’s deacons as priests in…

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