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The Dean of Exeter June letter

Posted: 2nd June, 2016

The Very Revd Jonathan Draper, Dean of Exeter, records his June letter to the diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the June 2016 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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Cherish your churchyard

Cherish your churchyard

Posted: 1st June, 2016

Churches in our diocese are being invited to join in with celebrations taking place next week across the country for National Cherishing Churchyards Week (4-12 June). Caring for God’s Acre, the charity dedicated to the conservation of burial sites of all kinds is promoting National Cherishing Churchyards Week and helping people to organise events which celebrate these special places at the heart of our communities. Diocesan Director of Church and Society Martyn Goss said: “As…

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Bishop Sarah presents safeguarding review recommendations to House of Bishops

Bishop Sarah presents safeguarding review recommendations to House of Bishops

Posted: 25th May, 2016

The House of Bishops this week  received and pledged support for the recommendations of the Elliott Review  – an independent report into alleged sexual abuse committed by senior figures in the Church of England. The Bishop of Crediton, Sarah Mullally, who originally received the report at the request of the survivor, presented key points on the recommendations to the House of Bishops. These include; improved training, particularly for senior staff, around receiving disclosures; working to ensure financial…

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Fairtrade shop wins award

Fairtrade shop wins award

Posted: 24th May, 2016

Fair’s Fair in Barnstaple has been announced as the winner of the Best Fairtrade Retailer in the South West 2016. Bishop Sarah visited the shop to congratulate Roger and Helen Durrant who started the enterprise 12 years ago. As well as stocking a huge range of items from developing countries, customers can enjoy a delicious cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee and biscuits made from Fairtrade ingredients. Helen said: “We hope the award will put…

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