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#LiveLent – Let Your Light Shine

#LiveLent – Let Your Light Shine

Posted: 8th February, 2018

#LiveLent – Let Your Light Shine takes you on a six week discipleship journey in 2018 through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness. For each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day there is a short reading, a pause for reflection and prayer, and an idea for a simple action that will enable the light of Jesus to shine through our everyday lives. The booklet is written by John Kiddle…

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Funds help Devon communities make a difference

Funds help Devon communities make a difference

Posted: 7th February, 2018

Over 20 community projects across our diocese received grants from the £250K Growth and Mission Fund established in 2015. The funds have helped Devon communities to reach out and serve their local area through work in schools, work with children with special needs, support for refugees, administrative support for churches and training for visitors to nursing homes. Member of the fund scrutiny panel Annie Jefferies explained how the projects were approved. “A group of four…

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Resources available for Racial Justice Sunday

Resources available for Racial Justice Sunday

Posted: 7th February, 2018

‘Staying power’ is the theme for this year’s Racial Justice Sunday, 11 February 2018. Resources are available from the United Reformed Church (URC) and the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Please visit https://ctbi.org.uk/racial-justice-sunday-2018 A Prayer for Racial Justice Sunday: God of all peoples, we pray for all victims and targets of racial hatred, discrimination and injustice. We pray for your protection especially for those affected in our churches, our institutions and in our communities. Lord…

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New Church of England School to serve Okehampton

New Church of England School to serve Okehampton

Posted: 7th February, 2018

The Diocese of Exeter is delighted to announce that it has been confirmed as the sponsor for a new Church of England School to serve Okehampton. St James Church of England Primary and Nursery School will open September 2018 and is now offering places in reception. The school is now consulting on its plans. Please review and comment on the information at www.dartmooracademy.org

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When I needed a neighbour

When I needed a neighbour

Posted: 6th February, 2018

Loneliness is a chronic condition that can strike us, whatever our age, whatever our income, wherever we live. For some, it may last for only a short period of time, for others of us, it may last years. There have been many studies showing how it affects health, both mental and physical. It also erodes community, as people withdraw and the community loses their skills, resources and contributions. We are running a digital campaign in…

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Bishop Nick joins with Safe Passage to see plight of Calais refugees

Bishop Nick joins with Safe Passage to see plight of Calais refugees

Posted: 31st January, 2018

Bishop Nick, Bishop of Plymouth, writes about his recent visit to Calais with the charity Safe Passage Meeting at 5.45 am at St Pancras International was a challenge in itself but our small group gathered to board the Eurostar to Calais on a visit arranged by Safe Passage, a organisation helping migrants and refugees who have a legal right to enter the UK to reach safety. The plight of refugees had rather slipped off the…

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