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Bishop Robert visits a community cafe on valentines day

Posted: 16th February, 2018

The Bishop of Exeter, Robert Atwell, visited a church community cafe in Totnes, Bridgetown on Valentine’s Day. It brings local people together every Wednesday morning and helps tackle the plight of loneliness.

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#wereyouthere

Posted: 14th February, 2018

The diocese has been running a week of short videos on Twitter and Facebook in the run up to Valentines Day using the words of the song ‘When I needed a neighbour’.  See the combined video above. We’re hoping to raise awareness of the many ways people in our churches reach out to those who may be isolated or lonely. Our churches are in many ways uniquely positioned to bring communities together. In many areas,…

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Archdeacon of Exeter February letter

Posted: 1st February, 2018

The Ven Christopher Futcher, Archdeacon of Exeter, records his February letter to the diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the February 2018 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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Dean of Exeter’s January Letter 2018

Posted: 3rd January, 2018

The Very Revd Jonathan Greener, Dean of Exeter, records his January letter to the diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the January 2018 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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Beating the curse of loneliness this Christmas

Posted: 15th December, 2017

AN epidemic of loneliness is making us all ill, says Bishop Robert, in his video message this Christmas. Figures showing that nearly a fifth of older people see family, friends or loved ones less than once a week, and some less than once a month are truly disturbing, he warns. And loneliness can affect people, whatever their age, with young adults and those in middle age just as likely to  be struggling with isolation. A…

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Growing the Rural Church Christmas

Posted: 11th December, 2017

We’ve had an exciting and inspiring first year. As we have got to know rural Mission Communities, we have seen how the people of our rural churches are often those with their finger on the pulse of their community. They are there when a lift to hospital is needed, when the cakes need baking or the grass cutting, to welcome people in to Messy Church, and when an offer of prayer makes all the difference….

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