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New Dean of Exeter Cathedral announced

Posted: 19th September, 2017

The 71st Dean of Exeter Cathedral is to be the Very Reverend Jonathan Greener, currently the Dean of Wakefield Cathedral in the Diocese of Leeds, Downing Street has announced today. Jonathan will take up his new role at the end of November, on the Sunday before Advent. He succeeds the Very Rev Jonathan Draper, who resigned at the end of August. As Dean of Wakefield, Jonathan carried out the most complete makeover of any Cathedral…

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Ordination joy

Ordination joy

Posted: 12th September, 2017

FOURTEEN people were ordained as deacons in a packed Exeter Cathedral on 10 September. Bishop Bob the former Bishop of Crediton preached at the special service. See our Facebook page for more photos. The new deacons are now serving in parishes across Devon. Please pray for them:      Judith Blowey: Benefice of Tavistock, Gulworthy and Brent Tor with Very Revd Chris Hardwick Darryl Cree: Benefice of Plymouth Emmanuel, St  Paul Efford, and St  Augustine…

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‘Soul food’ at clergy conference

‘Soul food’ at clergy conference

Posted: 12th September, 2017

Over 250 clergy  from across our diocese spent four days at the ‘Alive to God’ clergy conference held at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. As well as worship, bible study and time to meet fellow clergy, those attending heard from keynote speakers and took part in workshops led by a variety of people from around the UK. The conference and its schedule focussed on our diocesan vision to Grow in Prayer, Make New Disciples and Serve with…

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Diocese of Exeter appoints new legal adviser

Diocese of Exeter appoints new legal adviser

Posted: 4th September, 2017

A partner at an Exeter law firm has become the first female Diocesan Registrar for the Diocese of Exeter. Alison Stock from Stephens Scown LLP has been appointed to the prestigious role and will be the legal adviser to the Bishop of Exeter on all matters that affect the Diocese. The Diocese of Exeter covers the County of Devon and includes over 600 churches and more than 200 clergy. The legal issues are many and varied,…

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Bishop Sarah’s September letter to the diocese

Posted: 31st August, 2017

Bishop Sarah records her September letter to the diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the September 2017 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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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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