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First act of worship for centuries held in ruins of ancient chapel

First act of worship for centuries held in ruins of ancient chapel

Posted: 3rd July, 2017

The first service for centuries is to be held in a ruined chapel on an Exeter housing estate. Situated on Rifford Road in Exeter St Loye’s chapel it is thought to be the only building in the country dedicated to the saint. Historians believe the chapel dates back to 1238. Although St Loye is not a well-known saint he is mentioned in the Canterbury Tales and is the patron saint of goldsmiths, metalworkers and coin…

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Harvest Appeal

Harvest Appeal

Posted: 29th June, 2017

What is the most important fact about food?  In Thungururu it is whether you have any.  That is why the Thungururu Conservation Farming and Water Catchment Project is so exciting. Thungururu is in the semi-arid area of our link Diocese of Thika in Kenya which has no permanent rivers.  Rainfall is increasingly unreliable and people are often dependent on food aid. In 2011, a drought in Thika led to an appeal for funds which raised money…

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ANNOUNCEMENTS JUNE 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS JUNE 2017

Posted: 26th June, 2017

Appointments The Revd Simon Croft has been appointed as an Assistant Curate in the Ashburton and Moorland Team for a period of 6 months with effect from 12th April 2017. The Revd Gareth Regan has been appointed as Team Vicar in the Newton Abbot Team Ministry with special responsibility for new housing areas and was licensed on the 12th June 2017. The Revd Alison Whiting was licensed as an Assistant Curate in the benefice of…

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Bishop Nick to dedicate life-sized sculpture at Plymouth church

Bishop Nick to dedicate life-sized sculpture at Plymouth church

Posted: 26th June, 2017

A sculpture of a life-size fisherman has been installed outside the historic church of St Andrew’s in the city centre of Plymouth. The huge sculpture is a figure in bronze resin of Andrew the Fisherman casting his net across the two pillars in front of St Andrew’s and Royal Parade. The idea was first dreamed up five years ago by artist Mr Munday who said he was tasked with creating something that would “link” the church and…

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South Molton church at heart of North Devon’s relief effort for Grenfell Tower victims

South Molton church at heart of North Devon’s relief effort for Grenfell Tower victims

Posted: 26th June, 2017

St Mary Magdalene church in South Molton was the centre of a local response to the fire disaster at Grenfell Tower in London. It organised the collection and delivery of a van-load of food, clothing, toys and toiletries to the emergency centre in Kensington, which the Red Cross were delighted to receive. Churchwarden John Tucker and PCC secretary Lyn Winter, launched an appeal in the town. Aided by publicity from the local schools and Facebook, within 48 hours…

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Art in the Aisles returned to All Saints’ Kenton

Art in the Aisles returned to All Saints’ Kenton

Posted: 23rd June, 2017

After an extremely successful event last year, Art in the Aisles returned to All Saint’ Kenton this year for a two day exhibition. The church became an Arts Centre and hosted exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and performances of work by local artists. The event raised money for Save the Children and other important projects. Over 400 people came into the church over the two days. Refreshments were served by the school Parent Association and the Church…

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