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Shirwell tells the Easter Story

Shirwell tells the Easter Story

Posted: 4th April, 2018

On Palm Sunday people from the parishes of the Shirwell Mission Community in North Devon gathered at Arlington Court, the local National Trust property, to stage ‘The Easter Experience.’ Churchwarden of St Peter’s, Bratton Fleming, Terry Squire explained: “The drama was led by members of the three Open the Book teams who regularly visit the three primary schools in the Mission Community, assisted by other members of the congregations. Others were on hand to help and…

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Donated books arrive in the Solomon Islands

Donated books arrive in the Solomon Islands

Posted: 4th April, 2018

School children in the Solomon Islands have just taken delivery of books donated from the Diocese of Exeter. The Norman Palmer School located just outside of Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, is linked with Feniton and Tipton Church of England Primary Schools. Twice a year books collected by pupils at Feniton and Tipton, along with other books donated from across our diocese, are sent to the Norman Palmer School. Since the partnership began in…

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Cakes, unreliable sat navs and wonderful people – Bishop Sarah’s memories of Devon

Posted: 28th March, 2018

Bishop Sarah finished in Devon on Easter Sunday, though she will return for her leaving service in Exeter Cathedral on 21 April at 4pm. Watch a farewell interview with her on what she will and won’t miss about her time here! She will be installed as the Bishop of London at St Paul’s Cathedral on 12 May.

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Letter from the Archbishops on IICSA

Letter from the Archbishops on IICSA

Posted: 26th March, 2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, “so, Jesus got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him…” (John ch. 13 v. 4) We are writing to you to ask for your prayers as Holy Week begins and as the Independent Inquiry on…

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Bishop Robert at sleep-out

Bishop Robert at sleep-out

Posted: 21st March, 2018

Local people helped to raise over £30,000 for YMCA Exeter at a local fundraising event on Saturday 10th March that saw them sleep out for the night in Barnfield Crescent. President of the YMCA, the Bishop of Exeter, Robert Atwell attended the event to encourage the participants. More than 40 people took part in the annual Sleep Easy event, helping to raise money but also awareness of the work of the local youth charity. Participants…

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Bishop Sarah’s farewell service postponed til April

Bishop Sarah’s farewell service postponed til April

Posted: 15th March, 2018

A NEW date has been fixed for the farewell service for Bishop Sarah, which had to be postponed due to snow and dangerous travelling conditions across Devon. The service for Sarah, and her husband Eamonn, will now be held on Saturday 21 April at 4pm at Exeter Cathedral. Sarah, who has been Bshop of Crediton for two and a half years, will take up her new role as Bishop of London – the third most senior…

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