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Announcements March 2017

Announcements March 2017

Posted: 15th March, 2017

Appointments The Rev’d Sidney Mark Humphries has been appointed as Associate Priest in the White Cross Mission Community and was licensed on the 18th January 2017. The Rev’d Derek John Arnold has been appointed as Team Rector for Appledore, Northam and Westward Ho! Mission Community in the Deanery of Hartland and was licensed on the 12th March 2017. The Rev’d Nicholas Debney has been appointed as Team Vicar in the Newton Abbot Team Ministry and…

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Bishop Robert blesses Clovelly houses in lantern parade

Bishop Robert blesses Clovelly houses in lantern parade

Posted: 14th March, 2017

Bishop Robert has blessed people’s homes in Clovelly as part of his visit to the Hartland Peninsula. Following an evening service to rededicate All Saints Church after a renovation project, a group of people with Bishop Robert, walked with lanterns through the streets of Clovelly. Earlier, minister Kevin Beer had given ribbons to residents and asked them to tie them on their front doors to receive a blessing from the bishop. Some people came to their doors…

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Bishop Sarah met hospital patients, school children and farmers during three day visit to Sidmouth area

Bishop Sarah met hospital patients, school children and farmers during three day visit to Sidmouth area

Posted: 13th March, 2017

Bishop Sarah spent three days in and around Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth, her stay was 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, grow and serve the people of Devon with joy was outlined last year and is being shared and discussed as they go…

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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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