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St Helen’s Church on Lundy awarded National Lottery grant

St Helen’s Church on Lundy awarded National Lottery grant

Posted: 24th March, 2017

St Helen’s Church on Lundy has received a grant of £999,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the St. Helen’s Centre Appeal to repair and refurbish the Church for present and future generations. The planned restoration work will enable St Helen’s to become a centre for Lundy that will act as a refuge during periods of bad weather, it will also become a much needed base for study by educational groups to gain a…

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Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week

Posted: 22nd March, 2017

This May 14th to the 20th, churches, groups, and individuals all over Devon will be giving, acting and praying in Christian Aid Week for the sake of the world’s poorest. With the Christian Aid tagline of ‘Give, Act, Pray’, they hope to empower people to raise money, campaign, and intercede for God’s poor around the world. They will be doing this by various fundraising events such as; a sponsored walk in Hartland on 6 May,…

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Growing concern over loneliness in Devon

Growing concern over loneliness in Devon

Posted: 22nd March, 2017

The Diocese of Exeter is working in partnership with Healthwatch Devon to hold a conference for clergy and churches on loneliness at Coaver Conference Centre, County Hall, Exeter on Wednesday 28 June, 10.30am-3.00pm. For details please contact . Loneliness is a growing concern in our society and presents a significant challenge for our churches. A Royal Commission is currently gathering evidence to report later this year and a national Campaign to End Loneliness is encouraging faith…

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Support needed for our link Diocese in Thika

Support needed for our link Diocese in Thika

Posted: 20th March, 2017

Our link Diocese in Thika has been named as one of the famine affected areas throughout East Africa due to the extreme drought. Daniel Kitchener from Umlimited Church was part of the group from Exeter Diocese that visited Thika last autumn. He reported: “the lower region of Thika is the driest in the Diocese and water shortage is a huge issue. Water scarcity is not only due to lack of rain, but also because of…

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Archdeacon of Barnstaple March letter

Posted: 17th March, 2017

The Ven Dr Mark Butchers, Archdeacon of Barnstaple, records his March letter to the Diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the March 2017 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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Major dementia conference to take place in Exeter

Major dementia conference to take place in Exeter

Posted: 16th March, 2017

A ground breaking conference on dementia is to take place in Devon, hosted by the Diocese of Exeter. The conference, Exploring God in dementia: theology, spirituality and personhood, will address issues including where is God in dementia. One of the speakers, Dr Jennifer Bute, has herself been diagnosed with early onset dementia. Dr Jennifer Bute headed up a missions hospital in South Africa before becoming a GP in Southampton where she ran a large medical practice…

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