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Blessing, praying, listening: Bishop Robert’s stay in Plymouth as part of visit around Devon “massively encouraging”

Blessing, praying, listening: Bishop Robert’s stay in Plymouth as part of visit around Devon “massively encouraging”

Posted: 17th November, 2016

Bishop Robert has spent a “wonderful”  four days in Plymouth, listening to concerns, praying with people and spending time with some of the Christian projects which seek to help and transform the lives of those in need in the city. He spent time with families at a Messy Church celebration in St Francis Honicknowle, visited students at University of St Mark and St John, spoke with churches working to implement the recommendations of the Plymouth…

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Prayer Book Society aids clergy planning ahead for the Queen’s next big anniversary

Prayer Book Society aids clergy planning ahead for the Queen’s next big anniversary

Posted: 15th November, 2016

Assistance for clergy planning ahead for church services to mark the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s accession on February 6 next year is announced by the Prayer Book Society. It has produced a ready-made service sheet for Festal Evensong available to download from the society’s website at www.pbs.org.uk/accession and to be personalised by individual parishes. It is a form of service based on the Accession Service provision in The Book of Common Prayer and edited…

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Reaffirmation of Covenant between Thika, Cyprus and the Gulf and Exeter Dioceses

Reaffirmation of Covenant between Thika, Cyprus and the Gulf and Exeter Dioceses

Posted: 14th November, 2016

The tripartite link between Exeter Diocese, Thika Diocese and Cyprus and the Gulf Dioceses was reaffirmed during Bishop Robert’s recent visit to Thika. The reaffirmation of the covenant was signed by Bishop Robert, Bishop Julius of Thika and Bishop Michael of Cyprus and the Gulf in October 2016. The vision for this link between the three dioceses is one of enlivening and enriching our mutual experience of faith. Amongst many things in signing the document the three…

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Twenty One confirmed at deanery service

Twenty One confirmed at deanery service

Posted: 14th November, 2016

Bishop Sarah confirmed, 10 young people and 11 adults at a deanery service hosted by St Michael’s Church, West Hill, on Remembrance Sunday.  Friends and family  gathered together from Sidmouth, Feniton, Ottery St Mary, West Hill, Whimple, Talaton, Bradninch and Dawlish, filling the church to support their loved ones as they each continue on their Christian journey. Bishop Sarah Said “It is wonderful that twenty one people have decided that they want to affirm that they want to follow Jesus and the community…

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Bishop Robert to dedicate new crematorium chapel

Bishop Robert to dedicate new crematorium chapel

Posted: 11th November, 2016

The Bishop of Exeter, Robert Atwell, is to conduct a dedication service for a new 256 seat crematorium chapel which has been built for the communities of North Devon and Torridge. The project has been funded by the Joint Committee which comprises councillors from North Devon and Torridge Councils. In 1966 a crematorium chapel was built with 36 seats dedicated by the then Bishop of Exeter, Robert Mortimer. Simon Inch, the chairman of the North…

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Competition to find the most innovative church projects

Competition to find the most innovative church projects

Posted: 11th November, 2016

The National Churches Trust and the Marsh Christian Trust are inviting entries for the “Marsh Awards for Innovative Church Projects”, a competition to find the Christian congregations running the most innovative community activities in a church building which have been made possible by the installation of new facilities in the last five years such as meeting spaces, kitchens, toilets or improved access. Run with the support of the Marsh Christian Trust for the second year, the…

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