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Churches unite to care for creation

Churches unite to care for creation

Posted: 4th April, 2017

A new initiative has been launched in Plymouth to inspire churches to care for God’s creation. ‘Plymouth Churches Green Action’ will act to encourage and resource local congregations across all churches in the city. The project will cover five key areas; worship and teaching, managing church buildings, managing the land, lifestyle, community and global engagement. Martyn Goss Director of Church and Society said: “There is an urgent need to wake up to the fact that…

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Bishop Sarah April 2017

Posted: 3rd April, 2017

The Rt Rev Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton records her April letter to the Diocese. The words from this message can be found in the April 2017 edition of the magazine.      

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Update on the drought affecting Thika

Update on the drought affecting Thika

Posted: 3rd April, 2017

The Bishop of Thika, the Rt. Revd. Julius Wanyoike,  has sent an update to us on the drought situation in the lower parts of our link Diocese. These are: Gatuanyaga, Thungururu, Ithanga, Mithi-ini and Kirimiri parishes, which are in the semi-arid and arid areas. Bishop Julius said: “The amount of rainfall received in these areas was not enough to yield enough food for domestic consumption for more than 95 percent of the population. This is especially…

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Bishops enjoy final visits

Bishops enjoy final visits

Posted: 3rd April, 2017

Bishop Nick spent three days around Okehampton over the weekend and Bishop Sarah was in the Shirwell area listening to people’s concerns and needs to see how the Church can respond. Their visits marked the end of nine months when the three Anglican bishops in Devon have been travelling around the county, listening to people’s views, and sharing their vision for the Church of England. Bishop Robert will be visiting Torbay on the last visit…

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St Helen’s Church on Lundy awarded National Lottery grant

St Helen’s Church on Lundy awarded National Lottery grant

Posted: 24th March, 2017

St Helen’s Church on Lundy has received a grant of £999,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the St. Helen’s Centre Appeal to repair and refurbish the Church for present and future generations. The planned restoration work will enable St Helen’s to become a centre for Lundy that will act as a refuge during periods of bad weather, it will also become a much needed base for study by educational groups to gain a…

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Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week

Posted: 22nd March, 2017

This May 14th to the 20th, churches, groups, and individuals all over Devon will be giving, acting and praying in Christian Aid Week for the sake of the world’s poorest. With the Christian Aid tagline of ‘Give, Act, Pray’, they hope to empower people to raise money, campaign, and intercede for God’s poor around the world. They will be doing this by various fundraising events such as; a sponsored walk in Hartland on 6 May,…

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