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Bishop Robert kicks off a year of visits to parishes to spread vision

Bishop Robert kicks off a year of visits to parishes to spread vision

Posted: 23rd June, 2016

The Bishop of Exeter, Robert Atwell, began a year of visits to parishes to talk about the new vision for the Church of England in Devon with three days in Tavistock. Bishop Robert met with people from across the town and rural community, sharing conversations and listening to some of the challenges people are facing. He visited a farm in Lamerton, where he met farmers, young and old, and discussed milk costs, TB, rural sustainability,…

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Bishop Robert’s prayer in run up to EU referendum

Bishop Robert’s prayer in run up to EU referendum

Posted: 20th June, 2016

The Church of England has invited churches and individuals to pray the following prayer in the lead-up to the EU Referendum, this Thursday 23 June. The Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Revd Robert Atwell, heads up the Liturgical Commission which writes prayers to mark special events. He said: “Given the significance of the decision before us, we pray not only for God’s guidance in our own discernment of the issues but also that as many people as possible…

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Prayers for Orlando

Prayers for Orlando

Posted: 16th June, 2016

A vigil to remember the victims of the attack on the gay nightclub in Orlando, arranged by the Intercom Trust with the support of the Dean and Chapter, will be held on Exeter Cathedral Green at 1830pm on Friday 17 June. Speakers will include the Dean of Exeter Cathedral, the Very Rev Jonathan Draper, Councillor Barry Parsons on behalf of Devon County Council, and representatives from the police.  The Church of England’s Liturgical Commission, under…

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Sharing the vision 2016

Posted: 16th June, 2016

Bishop Robert sets out the new vision for the diocese to pray, grow and serve with joy. Come and share the adventure!

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Two more Prebendaries at Cathedral

Two more Prebendaries at Cathedral

Posted: 14th June, 2016

Two more Prebendaries were installed in Exeter Cathedral at Choral Evensong on 13 June. These are the final two appointments needed to fill the four vacancies on the Cathedral College of Canons. Robin Eastoe, Team Rector of Heavitree Team Ministry, Exeter and Rural Dean of Christianity Deanery (i.e. City of Exeter) and Graham Cotter, Vicar of Buckland Monachorum were commissioned by Bishop Robert and installed by the Dean and Chapter. There are 26 Prebendaries in…

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Over 1,500 young people at Upload event

Over 1,500 young people at Upload event

Posted: 13th June, 2016

Over 1,500 young people attended Upload, held in Exeter Cathedral on 11 June to celebrate the Queen’s birthday and inspire young people to think about Christian faith. The event was billed as the biggest party of the year for young people, aged between 11 and 21, across the South West and included a skate park, football cage, pamper zone, giant inflatables, as well as big screen gaming, live bands and much more. Organiser, diocesan youth church…

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