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Exploring God in dementia

Exploring God in dementia

Posted: 9th March, 2017

In May there is to be an ecumenical study day that is designed to provide participants with a fresh understanding of dementia and a sense of the value of spirituality and faith for those living with the condition. Dr Peter Kevern, Associate Professor in Values in Care at Staffordshire University is one of the keynote speakers at the event aimed particularly, but not exclusively, for church leaders and ministers and he believes there is a good case to be made…

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St Mellitus opens new south-west centre

St Mellitus opens new south-west centre

Posted: 6th March, 2017

At the invitation of the Bishops of Truro and Exeter, St Mellitus College is launching a new centre in September. This will be based in Plymouth and will provide full-time, context-based incumbent level ordination training to complement the provision already in existence locally in the South West. They will also offer a BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission. SWMTC (South West Ministry Training Course) will continue to offer part-time training for ordinands as well as…

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Leading your church into growth: Plymouth

Leading your church into growth: Plymouth

Posted: 1st March, 2017

Clergy and lay team members representing 14 churches across the city of Plymouth city deanery came together last month at the chaplaincy centre in Marjons university over four days to learn more about how churches grow, and how to apply this learning in their own communities. The Leading your church into growth (LYCIG) course involves simple, practical teaching and workshops and was presented by church leaders who have led churches into growth and Robin Gamble (founder…

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Bishop Robert met with farmers, care home residents and pupils during three day visit to east Devon

Bishop Robert met with farmers, care home residents and pupils during three day visit to east Devon

Posted: 1st March, 2017

Bishop Robert has spent three days in and around Axminster and Honiton meeting young farmers, library staff and users, care home residents and pupils, listening to people’s views and sharing his vision for the Church. His stay is part of nine months the three Anglican bishops in Devon are spending going around the county, listening to people’s views, and sharing their vision for the Church of England. The new vision and its priorities to pray,…

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Statement from bishops following take note debate

Statement from bishops following take note debate

Posted: 27th February, 2017

Many of you will have seen coverage of the recent meeting of the General Synod and the House of Bishops’ paper Marriage and Same Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations. The report proposed that the Church of England should not change its doctrine of Christian marriage, but called for a ‘change of tone’. It proposed that canon law should be interpreted in a way that provides ‘maximum freedom’ for LGBTI+ people and that a new…

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