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Appeal launched to safeguard the future of Tavistock church

Appeal launched to safeguard the future of Tavistock church

Posted: 17th July, 2017

An appeal has been made to the community to help secure the future of Tavistock Parish Church as it prepares to celebrate its 700th anniversary next year. Vicar, the Very Rev Dr Christopher Hardwick, speaking at a buffet supper attended by 150 guests at the town hall on Friday night, said: “Moving forward we face a challenge. Last year it cost the church £174,000 to do all that we did, but with total income of…

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Bishop Robert announces appointment of Canon Dr Mike Williams as acting Dean of Exeter Cathedral

Bishop Robert announces appointment of Canon Dr Mike Williams as acting Dean of Exeter Cathedral

Posted: 14th July, 2017

The Bishop of Exeter has today announced the appointment of Canon Dr Mike Williams as acting Dean of Exeter Cathedral. Dr Williams has been the chair of Cathedral Chapter, since the Dean, Dr Jonathan Draper, went on sabbatical in advance of his retirement. Bishop Robert said the appointment was in recognition of the tireless work put in by Canon Mike over recent months to address difficulties and put the Cathedral on a stable financial footing….

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Galmpton primary is ‘outstanding’ say Church School inspectors

Galmpton primary is ‘outstanding’ say Church School inspectors

Posted: 12th July, 2017

CHILDREN, staff, parents and governors of Galmpton Church of England VA Primary School, Brixham, were delighted to welcome the Archdeacon of Totnes to their school worship recently. The Ven Douglas Dettmer came to present a SIAMS Certificate as the school had achieved its first ever ‘outstanding’ grade after consistently achieving ‘good’ grades. It was presented to a group of children with Claire Platt, Executive Head, Katy Burns, Head of School and the Rev Ian Blyde,…

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Eight town churches attacked in spate of burglaries

Eight town churches attacked in spate of burglaries

Posted: 11th July, 2017

CHURCHES in towns from Crediton to Newton Abbot have been broken into and ransacked in a spate of burglaries. The Diocese of Exeter is alerting all its churches to be on their guard after the break-ins, which have occurred overnight over the last two weeks. Huge damage estimated to run into tens of thousands of pounds has been done to stained glass windows and internal doors and cupboards, as the culprits seek computers and other…

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New vice-chancellor installed at Marjon University in Plymouth

New vice-chancellor installed at Marjon University in Plymouth

Posted: 4th July, 2017

Professor Rob Warner was installed as Vice-Chancellor of Marjon University in Plymouth in a special service at which University patron the Bishop of Exeter presided and preached, and students, staff and dignitaries were present. Bishop Robert said: “It is my pleasure and privilege to be here as we officially install Professor Rob Warner as Vice Chancellor and seek God’s blessing on him and on the university as it moves into the next chapter of its life.” He added: “A…

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‘Not Being Alone’ – Devon churches tackling loneliness

‘Not Being Alone’ – Devon churches tackling loneliness

Posted: 4th July, 2017

At the end of June, Healthwatch Devon, in cooperation with the Diocese of Exeter, held an initial conference at County Hall to explore how local churches can better address issues of loneliness in their communities and congregations. Devon County Council’s Public Health research suggests that as many as 50,000 people in the county experience some kind of loneliness, often brought about by social isolation in an increasingly mobile society. This has detrimental effects on human…

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