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Anglican Communion Secretary-General visits Diocese of Exeter

Anglican Communion Secretary-General visits Diocese of Exeter

Posted: 18th July, 2018

Archbishop Josiah Idowu Fearon, Anglican Communion Secretary-General, addressed the theme; Renewing the church: lessons from global Anglicanism, at an event hosted by the Diocese of Exeter and the South West Ministry Training Scheme. Archbishop Josiah took the opportunity to speak of the nature of the Anglican Communion – noting that the Communion is a group of thirty-nine autonomous churches and six extra-provincial dioceses, acknowledging the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury as spiritual head. He…

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Bishop Nick visits Global Centre and St Sidwell’s to discuss racism and cultural diversity in Devon

Bishop Nick visits Global Centre and St Sidwell’s to discuss racism and cultural diversity in Devon

Posted: 12th July, 2018

Bishop Nick visited Devon’s Global Centre at the Exeter Community Centre earlier this week to find out more about local people’s experiences of racism and cultural diversity. He also visited St. Sidwell’s Centre in Exeter to discuss its work helping to improve English language skills, sharing cultural meals together and supporting vulnerable minorities in the city. He heard how the number of racist attacks on people in Devon has risen recently, but also how cultural diversity,…

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Church of England chooses Plymouth for major investment to revitalise church communities

Church of England chooses Plymouth for major investment to revitalise church communities

Posted: 12th July, 2018

THE Church of England has announced a major project planned to create new, vibrant church communities in three Plymouth estates. The Church Commissioners have agreed to a funding bid by the Diocese of Exeter and has agreed to contribute 75% of the total £2.24 million. The money will come over a five-year period and will mainly be used to fund the people who will be working in the local communities. The diocese will co-ordinate the…

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Next Bishop of Crediton announced today

Next Bishop of Crediton announced today

Posted: 11th July, 2018

THE next Bishop of Crediton will be the Venerable Jackie Searle, currently Archdeacon of Gloucester, 10 Downing Street has announced today. Archdeacon Jackie said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Bishop of Crediton and am excited to be joining the Church of England in Devon. I am very drawn to the Diocesan vision to deepen our prayer, make disciples and serve the people of Devon with joy. I look forward hugely to joining in,…

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Churches encouraged to apply for Coastal Revival Fund

Churches encouraged to apply for Coastal Revival Fund

Posted: 28th June, 2018

The Coastal Revival Fund is a government-sponsored fund that will award £1 million pounds to secure a new future for iconic coastal buildings and assets. Each application can bid for up to £50,000 to help fund either small capital works or feasibility studies that help identify a new role for these structures. Churches are eligible to apply and have been successful in previous rounds. The fund is seeking applications in advance of its 5 July…

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Display on Living Churchyards available for parishes

Display on Living Churchyards available for parishes

Posted: 25th June, 2018

As part of its Exeter Eco Diocese work our Church & Society team has produced a standing display on Living Churchyards which is available to parishes and Mission Communities. In partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust, we are encouraging our churchyards to recognise their importance as heritage sites and wildlife havens. As the urban landscape expands with new housing and other developments, land around churches can help maintain habitats and species. To request the display, please email ….

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