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Announcements July 2016

Announcements July 2016

Posted: 14th July, 2016

Appointments The Rev’d Peter March has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of All Saints’, Torre and of St Luke’s, Torquay with effect from 5th September 2016. The Rev’d John Roles has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of the Coast & Combe Mission Community with effect from 3rd August 2016. Retiring/Resigning The Rev’d Anne Mills retired from the 5 Alive Mission Community on 26th June. Deaths The Rev’d Jim Davies from Torquay died on 9th May 2016 Father…

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St Mellitus partnership to explore full time training

St Mellitus partnership to explore full time training

Posted: 14th July, 2016

At the invitation of the Bishops’ of Exeter and Truro, St Mellitus College is working in collaboration with those Dioceses and the Ministry Division of the Church of England in order to explore offering full-time context based training in the South West from September 2017. Philip Sourbut, Director of Mission and Ministry for the Diocese of Exeter, said: “Working with St Mellitus gives us an exciting opportunity to extend our local training for future ministers. It…

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Growing the rural church project awarded £1 million funding

Growing the rural church project awarded £1 million funding

Posted: 13th July, 2016

THE Diocese of Exeter has been awarded a grant from the Church Commissioners and Archbishops’ Council Strategic Development Funding stream for a project to help rural parishes develop mission and in particular develop the use of their buildings in a way which strengthens  mission and evangelism. The Growing the Rural Church programme has been awarded £1 million, in addition to money set aside by diocesan synod. The project aims to work with 100 churches over…

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New gargoyle created to mark Bishop Sarah’s appointment as first woman bishop

New gargoyle created to mark Bishop Sarah’s appointment as first woman bishop

Posted: 13th July, 2016

A NEW gargoyle in the shape of a Bishop’s mitre has been unveiled by Bishop Sarah, marking her appointment as the first woman bishop in Devon. The new gargoyle on the church of St Mary, Aylesbeare replaces one lost from the church decades ago, and joins the three remaining gargoyles on the 15th century tower. It was designed to mark the appointment of Bishop Sarah Mullally as the new bishop of Crediton in 2015. She…

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28 confirmed in Marldon

28 confirmed in Marldon

Posted: 7th July, 2016

Bishop Robert confirmed 28 people at a wonderful and moving service in St John Baptist Church, Marldon earlier this month. There were 19 candidates from the Totnes Team Ministry, 18 from St John’s (six adults, 12 children) and one adult from St Mary’s Totnes; six candidates (all adults) from the Britannia Royal Naval College (five of whom were also baptised); and three candidates from South Brent (one adult and two children) including a father and…

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Devon churches win government grants to carry out vital roof repairs

Devon churches win government grants to carry out vital roof repairs

Posted: 6th July, 2016

DEVON churches are celebrating today winning government grants of more than £800,000 to pay for vital roof repairs. 12 of the 16 churches in Devon which have been awarded money for urgent roof repairs under the government’s Listed Places of Worship Roof repair scheme are Church of England parish churches. One of the biggest beneficiaries is the church of St Mary Magdalene in South Molton  which has been awarded £100,000. Vicar Rev Dr Michael Grandey…

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