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Announcements August 2016

Announcements August 2016

Posted: 10th August, 2016

Appointments The Rev’d Harry Jevons has been appointed as Associate Priest in the parish of Paignton with effect from 9th August 2016. Retiring The Rev’d Jane Ollier, Priest in Charge of St Mark’s, St Sidwell’s & St Matthew’s Exeter retires with effect from 31st August 2016. The Rev’d Paul Morrell, Team Vicar within the Heavitree Mission Community, retires with effect from 31st August 2016. Deaths The Rev’d Peter Nixson from Winkleigh died on 18th June…

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Archbishop’s message to faith communities in Devon

Archbishop’s message to faith communities in Devon

Posted: 3rd August, 2016

Devon’s churches and other belief communities are in an important position to continue building bridges with one another at a time of immense challenge and change. This was the key message from former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams at his address to the annual meeting of the Devon Faith and Belief Forum at County Hall, Exeter, on 27 July. Speaking to the hundred and forty attendants, Dr Williams referred to the painful timeliness of the meeting as…

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Motorbike challenge for vicar and undertaker

Motorbike challenge for vicar and undertaker

Posted: 2nd August, 2016

A Devon vicar and undertaker colleague are to embark on a motorcycle ride to the Four Cardinal Points of the United Kingdom to raise funds to assist with disabled access in their Mission Community Churches. Rev Ian Blyde of Brixham Mission Community and Mr Ian Loram of T & I Stockman Funeral Directors, are due to set off on their sponsored journey on September 1st with a blessing from the Bishop of Plymouth Nick McKinnel at the start of…

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Home Office announces bidding for grants under the Places of Worship: Security Funding Scheme

Home Office announces bidding for grants under the Places of Worship: Security Funding Scheme

Posted: 29th July, 2016

The Home Office has announced bidding for grants under the Places of Worship: Security Funding Scheme, to provide protective security measures for places of worship in England and Wales.  Bids for funding can be made for the next 8 weeks until 5pm on 20th September 2016.  A second round of bids will open in spring 2017. Bids may be made for the capital cost of security equipment, but not for the cost of recruiting security personnel….

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Bishops on the road

Bishops on the road

Posted: 26th July, 2016

The Bishop of Exeter Robert Atwell and the Bishop of Plymouth Nick McKinnel took to Devon’s roads last weekend as part of the Bishop’s in Mission initiative to visit every part of our diocese in a year. Bishop Robert spent three days in Aylesbeare and Exmouth visiting people and churches and began the visit with a walk to Sandy Bay. He also visited the Open Door Centre in Exmouth. The Christian social action charity, running five…

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