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When I needed a neighbour

When I needed a neighbour

Posted: 6th February, 2018

Loneliness is a chronic condition that can strike us, whatever our age, whatever our income, wherever we live. For some, it may last for only a short period of time, for others of us, it may last years. There have been many studies showing how it affects health, both mental and physical. It also erodes community, as people withdraw and the community loses their skills, resources and contributions. We are running a digital campaign in…

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Archdeacon of Exeter February letter

Posted: 1st February, 2018

The Ven Christopher Futcher, Archdeacon of Exeter, records his February letter to the diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the February 2018 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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Bishop Nick joins with Safe Passage to see plight of Calais refugees

Bishop Nick joins with Safe Passage to see plight of Calais refugees

Posted: 31st January, 2018

Bishop Nick, Bishop of Plymouth, writes about his recent visit to Calais with the charity Safe Passage Meeting at 5.45 am at St Pancras International was a challenge in itself but our small group gathered to board the Eurostar to Calais on a visit arranged by Safe Passage, a organisation helping migrants and refugees who have a legal right to enter the UK to reach safety. The plight of refugees had rather slipped off the…

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Bishop introduces Fairtrade tea farmers in Fairtrade Fortnight

Bishop introduces Fairtrade tea farmers in Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted: 30th January, 2018

Bishop Nick is hosting a special event in Plymouth on Thursday 1 March to introduce Fairtrade Tea farmers who benefit from the Fairtrade Mark. “When we choose Fairtrade, we’re supporting families who grow many of the staples we enjoy every day like coffee, tea, bananas, rice. They may be far away in miles, but their hard work is in our shopping bags and in our kitchens,” said Bishop Nick. Thanks to Fairtrade Devon, Fairtrade Tea growers…

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Posted: 22nd January, 2018

At the beginning of the New Year a group of 37 pilgrims – of whom nine were from Exeter Diocese – left from Heathrow for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Come and See : looking for Jesus in the Holy Land today, was a subsidised pilgrimage to encourage us to lead pilgrimages in the future.  It was a whistle stop tour of the Holy Land, staying in Galilee, Bethlehem and Hebron on the West…

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General Synod election results

General Synod election results

Posted: 17th January, 2018

The results of the recent casual election for two members of the clergy to General Synod have been released. The Revd. Prebendary Cate Edmonds and the Revd. Prebendary Karl Freeman have been elected to serve until 2020, taking over from Canon Anna Norman-Walker and Canon Andrew Godsall, who resigned last summer. The new ‘Proctors in Convocation’, as clergy representatives are known, will be able to attend their first Group of Sessions of General Synod in…

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