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Christians urged to sign up for daily emails to help them focus on the environment during Creationtide

Christians urged to sign up for daily emails to help them focus on the environment during Creationtide

Posted: 23rd August, 2018

Christians with an interest in the environment are being urged to sign up for daily mailings of resources, prayers and reflections during Creationtide. Creationtide runs from September 1 to St Francis Day, October 4. This year the mailings from EcoChurch South West will focus on ideas for action to help local churches work through the Eco Church award scheme. The Rt Revd Robert Atwell, Bishop of Exeter, said: “The psalmist reminds us that ‘the earth is the…

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Songs of Praise is coming to Exeter

Songs of Praise is coming to Exeter

Posted: 23rd August, 2018

The Songs of Praise team are recording at St David’s Church, Exeter on the evening of 6 September. The recording will be of worship songs and traditional hymns led by a renowned worship leader and band. The music will be filmed for BBC One’s Songs of Praise and will be broadcast in future editions of the programme; including the episode celebrating Harvest in the Exeter area. For more details, please contact the team at SOPcongregations@avantimedia.tv or call on 0161 873 7073. Songs…

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Exeter hosts groups of Anglicans from ‘twin’ dioceses in Africa and the Middle East

Exeter hosts groups of Anglicans from ‘twin’ dioceses in Africa and the Middle East

Posted: 25th July, 2018

A top-level delegation of 15 Anglicans from Kenya, Cyprus and the Middle East are visiting Exeter this week. They are being hosted by members of the Church of England in Devon. The visitors are being led by the Rt Revd Julius Wanyoike, Bishop of Thika, in Kenya, and The Rt Revd Michael Lewis, who is Bishop of Cyprus and The Gulf. The host delegation is being led by the Rt Revd Robert Atwell, Bishop of…

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Bishop Robert urges Christians to stand in solidarity with Jewish neighbours

Bishop Robert urges Christians to stand in solidarity with Jewish neighbours

Posted: 25th July, 2018

The Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Revd Robert Atwell, has issued a statement following the alleged attack on Exeter Synagogue on Saturday night. Bishop Robert said: “I was horrified to hear what happened at Exeter Synagogue at the weekend. “I cannot comment on the specific circumstances, because the incident is the subject of an ongoing police enquiry. However, it comes against a backdrop of the highest ever number of recorded anti-semitic incidents in the United…

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Anglican Communion Secretary-General visits Diocese of Exeter

Anglican Communion Secretary-General visits Diocese of Exeter

Posted: 18th July, 2018

Archbishop Josiah Idowu Fearon, Anglican Communion Secretary-General, addressed the theme; Renewing the church: lessons from global Anglicanism, at an event hosted by the Diocese of Exeter and the South West Ministry Training Scheme. Archbishop Josiah took the opportunity to speak of the nature of the Anglican Communion – noting that the Communion is a group of thirty-nine autonomous churches and six extra-provincial dioceses, acknowledging the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury as spiritual head. He…

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Bishop Nick visits Global Centre and St Sidwell’s to discuss racism and cultural diversity in Devon

Bishop Nick visits Global Centre and St Sidwell’s to discuss racism and cultural diversity in Devon

Posted: 12th July, 2018

Bishop Nick visited Devon’s Global Centre at the Exeter Community Centre earlier this week to find out more about local people’s experiences of racism and cultural diversity. He also visited St. Sidwell’s Centre in Exeter to discuss its work helping to improve English language skills, sharing cultural meals together and supporting vulnerable minorities in the city. He heard how the number of racist attacks on people in Devon has risen recently, but also how cultural diversity,…

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