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Hot Cross Bun cards for Easter

Hot Cross Bun cards for Easter

Posted: 20th February, 2018

The Hot Cross Bun cards, used by many parishes and schools in our diocese, are back by popular demand and have undergone a small redesign. They are great to use as hand outs with a delicious hot cross bun at Easter events or at end of term school assemblies. The card, available from 12 March, is free-of-charge to parishes and schools when collected directly from the diocesan office at The Old Deanery in Exeter. They will…

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Church at the heart of the community

Church at the heart of the community

Posted: 20th February, 2018

A vision for the Church to be at the heart of the emerging market town of Sherford, on the edge of Plymouth, has led to the licensing of Tom Brassil as the first priest there. The 20 year long project, is two years in, with 300 houses built so far and 100 of those occupied. The final number of homes is due to be over 5,000. A Bishop’s Mission Order (BMO) means that Sherford will…

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Vacancy in the See of Crediton

Vacancy in the See of Crediton

Posted: 20th February, 2018

Following the translation of Bishop Sarah to be Bishop of London, the See of Crediton will fall vacant on 8 March 2018. Anyone wishing to comment on the role or to propose candidates should write to the Bishop of Exeter, Rt Revd Robert Atwell, by 25 February at The Bishop’s Office, The Palace Gatehouse, Palace Gate, Exeter EX1 1HS.   You can download the  details which have been submitted to the Diocese Commission about the…

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Going Green for Lent

Going Green for Lent

Posted: 14th February, 2018

As Lent begins, Green Champion and diocesan environment officer, Martyn Goss is encouraging us to live carefully, kindly and counter-culturally – especially with regard to the world around us. In doing this we can enhance our spiritual awareness and deepen our relationship with God. The Diocese of Exeter is working towards becoming an Eco-diocese and is committed to the national Church of England’s Environment campaign (formerly ‘Shrinking the Footprint’) for a low carbon future, including support for Fairtrade and using…

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Diocese’s first completely solar lit church

Diocese’s first completely solar lit church

Posted: 13th February, 2018

Bishop Nick, the Bishop of Plymouth, has dedicated the new solar lighting system at St Michael’s Church on Brent Tor. It is the first fully off-grid PV lighting system in our diocese and means that the church dating back to 1130, will no longer be lit by gas lamps and that heavy Calor gas tanks will no longer need to be carried up the steep Tor to the church. The move follows the decommissioning of…

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Bishop Sarah to be installed as Bishop of London

Bishop Sarah to be installed as Bishop of London

Posted: 12th February, 2018

Bishop Sarah will be installed as the 133rd Bishop of London during the afternoon of the 12 May 2018 at St Pauls Cathedral. There are a limited number of tickets which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  If you would like a ticket would you send your name and address to the  by the 22 February 2018.

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