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Two ‘Wise Men’ on an Epiphany pilgrimage

Two ‘Wise Men’ on an Epiphany pilgrimage

Posted: 3rd January, 2018

Rev John Luscombe and curate Steve Jones, known as the Two Wise Men, are setting off on a sponsored Epiphany Pilgrimage to visit all nine churches of the Totnes Mission Community this Friday and Saturday, 5 and 6 January. They are raising funds for their ‘Windows of Opportunity’ project at St John’s Church, Bridgetown, to replace 10 windows and to install a new kitchen and toilets. Retired priest John explained: “The need to fix the…

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Nativity scene in community

Nativity scene in community

Posted: 2nd January, 2018

A large stable with nativity figures, set up on The Rydons housing estate in Exeter, has raised over £50 for charity and offered people the chance for a moment’s reflection during the busy, festive season. Tony Raven set up the nativity scene at the front of his house and offered free mince pies and biscuits at advertised times to passers-by. Pupils from Trinity School also came to visit the stable. Tony said: “The motivation came…

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White Christmas a guarantee this year in one Devon church

White Christmas a guarantee this year in one Devon church

Posted: 21st December, 2017

A FESTIVE flurry from the pulpit will guarantee at least the worshippers in one Devon church a white Christmas this year. Rev Nick Debney will fire out his snow machine from the pulpit of St Luke’s Milber, Newton Abbot over children and adults alike at services on Christmas Eve. “We are called as Christians to be joyful, especially at Christmas and seeing children dancing around in the snow can’t fail to bring a smile to…

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Bishop Sarah to be next Bishop of London

Bishop Sarah to be next Bishop of London

Posted: 18th December, 2017

The next Bishop of London is to be the Rt Rev Sarah Mullally DBE, currently Bishop of Crediton, 10 Downing Street has announced today. Bishop Sarah will succeed the Rt Rev and Right Hon Richard Chartres KCVO, who retired as Bishop of London earlier this year. Bishop Sarah said she was honoured to be nominated to the post, though she was sad to leave Devon after just two and half years as Bishop of Crediton, where…

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Over 100 Christmas Shoeboxes on their way

Over 100 Christmas Shoeboxes on their way

Posted: 17th December, 2017

Over 100 shoeboxes from Feniton full with Christmas goodies are on their way to families in need as part of Operation Christmas Child run by the Samaritan’s Purse charity. They were filled by the community and taken to the charity by St Andrew’s Church in Feniton. Churchwarden Cara Sanders said: “We are thrilled with our community response to our request for The Samaritan’s Purse shoebox appeal this year – managing to fill and pay the…

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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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