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Church tent hospitality at Devon Show

Church tent hospitality at Devon Show

Posted: 17th May, 2018

Free tea, coffee and cakes, live music, a children’s play zone, bouncy castle, information stands and prayer area, are just some of the things on offer by churches at this year’s Devon County Show, running today until Saturday.   The Show is an agricultural show held annually in the third week of May at the Westpoint Arena and Showground in Clyst St Mary near Exeter. It is one of a number of county shows in the…

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Bishop Robert hosts thankyou event for YMCA supporters

Bishop Robert hosts thankyou event for YMCA supporters

Posted: 16th May, 2018

YMCA Exeter’s President, The Right Revd Robert Atwell, Bishop of Exeter, hosted the annual supporters’ cream tea yesterday at Tuckers Hall in the city. The event was attended by regular donors and volunteers at YMCA Exeter who, during 2017/18, gave over £50,000 in donations and 8,000 hours of volunteering service. YMCA residents served a cream tea before listening to Bishop Robert speak about YMCA being a “light in the city, where young people can experience true community and develop their…

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Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement launched in Devon by Bishops Robert and Nick

Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement launched in Devon by Bishops Robert and Nick

Posted: 11th May, 2018

THE Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement was launched in Devon this week by Bishop Robert and Bishop Nick. Bishop Robert was in Sidmouth to listen to people and pray with them on Tuesday and Bishop Nick visited Costa in Plymstock on Thursday to offer prayers for people before visiting Plymstock school. Bishop Robert began TKC with songs from Sidmouth primary school’s infant choir, before exploring prayer spaces with older pupils, then praying for the town…

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Hope at Mission Shed

Hope at Mission Shed

Posted: 1st May, 2018

Around 80 people gathered at the Mission Shed central ‘Reasons for Hope’ event last Saturday in Cullompton organised by Barry Dugmore our Diocesan Mission Enabler. Barry said: “Rachel Jordan-Wolf (Church of England National Evangelism adviser) inspired us to be more confident in sharing our faith, citing encouraging findings from the Talking Jesus research on attitudes towards faith, Christians and the person of Jesus. Kim Brown shared the story of Upper Room, a fresh expression of…

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Bishop Sarah’s farewell service

Bishop Sarah’s farewell service

Posted: 23rd April, 2018

HUNDREDS came to Exeter Cathedral to say farewell to Bishop Sarah, as she leaves Crediton to take up her new role as Bishop of London. The service had been postponed due to snow a month ago, and took place in glorious sunshine. In her farewell sermon, Bishop Sarah said:  “Since I have been in Devon I have seen much which has given me encouragement; The way in which the farming community protect and enhance our…

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Raise the Roof for Tavistock Parish Church and Make Your Mark for Heritage

Raise the Roof for Tavistock Parish Church and Make Your Mark for Heritage

Posted: 20th April, 2018

INDIVIDUALS, families and community groups are being invited to take part in Tavistock Parish Church’s new fund-raising campaign to Sponsor a Slate for the vestry roof. The roof has been leaking for some time and after a very wet winter restoration work is urgently needed to prevent further damage of items stored inside, which include choir robes, music and essential items for worship.  Scaffolding has already gone up at the East end of the church…

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