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Encouraging Generosity Celebration and Conference Day

Encouraging Generosity Celebration and Conference Day

Posted: 17th May, 2017

An exciting day of worship and resourcing on the theme of ‘Encouraging Generosity’ is taking place at St Andrew’s Church, Cullompton, on 17 June, 9:30am-3pm. The day will be introduced by Bishop Robert, and will include sessions from guest speakers with a wealth of experience on many aspects of generous giving in the Church context. Bishop Robert, said: “It can be quite difficult to communicate how essential financial generosity is in our call to be…

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Church puts people with dementia in focus

Church puts people with dementia in focus

Posted: 16th May, 2017

Bishop Robert is supporting the campaign to unite against dementia this week, as part of Dementia Awareness Week. The campaign is being run by the Alzheimer’s Society, which is urging people to ask their election candidates about their plans for supporting people with dementia. Bishop Robert introduced a major conference in Exeter last week for people involved with dementia. He said: “It was a wonderful event in which we explored the impact dementia has on…

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Bishop Robert’s May letter to the diocese

Posted: 12th May, 2017

Bishop Robert records his May letter to the diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the May 2017 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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Exeter Cathedral will be hosting a Beacon Prayer Event on Pentecost Sunday

Exeter Cathedral will be hosting a Beacon Prayer Event on Pentecost Sunday

Posted: 11th May, 2017

On Pentecost Sunday evening, June 4, Exeter Cathedral will be hosting an amazing ‘house of prayer’ event. It will be the culmination of Devon churches involvement in the 2017 global wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost as encouraged by the archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. We hope and pray that hundreds of people of all ages will make a prayer pilgrimage with prayer boxes (made from our prayer box template, which can be downloaded below)…

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Last stage of Bishops’ year long tour of county, learning how to pray, grow and serve with joy

Last stage of Bishops’ year long tour of county, learning how to pray, grow and serve with joy

Posted: 10th May, 2017

DEVON’s three bishops have finished the last stage of their year long in-depth tour of the county, ending with a stay in Torbay by Bishop Robert. The three Bishops have been out and about listening to people’s concerns and hopes, and talking about the vision for the Church of England in Devon. The diocese published its vision to grow in prayer, make new disciples, and serve the people of Devon with joy last year, before…

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Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

Posted: 6th May, 2017

Faith has a central role to play in politics and this general election, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York say today. In a pastoral letter to the Parishes and Chaplaincies of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu urge people to set aside “apathy and cynicism” and draw new inspiration from the ancient Christian virtues of “love, trust and hope”. The three-page letter, intended to be shared through the Church of England’s…

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