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Encouraging Generosity Celebration and Conference Day

Encouraging Generosity Celebration and Conference Day

Posted: 17th May, 2017

An exciting day of worship and resourcing on the theme of ‘Encouraging Generosity’ is taking place at St Andrew’s Church, Cullompton, on 17 June, 9:30am-3pm. The day will be introduced by Bishop Robert, and will include sessions from guest speakers with a wealth of experience on many aspects of generous giving in the Church context. Bishop Robert, said: “It can be quite difficult to communicate how essential financial generosity is in our call to be…

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Church puts people with dementia in focus

Church puts people with dementia in focus

Posted: 16th May, 2017

Bishop Robert is supporting the campaign to unite against dementia this week, as part of Dementia Awareness Week. The campaign is being run by the Alzheimer’s Society, which is urging people to ask their election candidates about their plans for supporting people with dementia. Bishop Robert introduced a major conference in Exeter last week for people involved with dementia. He said: “It was a wonderful event in which we explored the impact dementia has on…

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Churches gear up for nine days of prayer as part of Thy Kingdom Come

Churches gear up for nine days of prayer as part of Thy Kingdom Come

Posted: 11th May, 2017

Churches across Devon are getting ready to play their part in the Archbishops’ global wave of prayer, Thy Kingdom Come, praying for more people to know God. The nine days of prayer begin on Ascension day, this Thursday 25 May, and culminate on Pentecost Sunday, 4 June.  Exeter Cathedral will host a ‘house of prayer’ event on 4 June at 6.30pm when Christians from all over the county are invited to come and bring their prayers boxes to be placed onto…

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Last stage of Bishops’ year long tour of county, learning how to pray, grow and serve with joy

Last stage of Bishops’ year long tour of county, learning how to pray, grow and serve with joy

Posted: 10th May, 2017

DEVON’s three bishops have finished the last stage of their year long in-depth tour of the county, ending with a stay in Torbay by Bishop Robert. The three Bishops have been out and about listening to people’s concerns and hopes, and talking about the vision for the Church of England in Devon. The diocese published its vision to grow in prayer, make new disciples, and serve the people of Devon with joy last year, before…

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Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

Posted: 6th May, 2017

Faith has a central role to play in politics and this general election, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York say today. In a pastoral letter to the Parishes and Chaplaincies of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu urge people to set aside “apathy and cynicism” and draw new inspiration from the ancient Christian virtues of “love, trust and hope”. The three-page letter, intended to be shared through the Church of England’s…

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Bishop Robert to support new Brixham sponsored ‘crawl’ for Christian Aid Week

Bishop Robert to support new Brixham sponsored ‘crawl’ for Christian Aid Week

Posted: 5th May, 2017

Young families will be joined by Bishop Robert at the end of Brixham’s inaugural sponsored ‘Church Crawl’ on Sunday 7 May. The Church Crawl is the brainchild of youth leaders from three different Brixham churches – Kim Grant of All Saints’ Church, Sharon Huxley of Brixham Community Church and Maria Orton of Brixham Baptist Church – who wanted to create a fun new fundraiser for young children and their families. While other sponsored walks might…

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