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Growing concern over loneliness in Devon

Growing concern over loneliness in Devon

Posted: 22nd March, 2017

The Diocese of Exeter is working in partnership with Healthwatch Devon to hold a conference for clergy and churches on loneliness at Coaver Conference Centre, County Hall, Exeter on Wednesday 28 June, 10.30am-3.00pm. For details please contact . Loneliness is a growing concern in our society and presents a significant challenge for our churches. A Royal Commission is currently gathering evidence to report later this year and a national Campaign to End Loneliness is encouraging faith…

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Support needed for our link Diocese in Thika

Support needed for our link Diocese in Thika

Posted: 20th March, 2017

Our link Diocese in Thika has been named as one of the famine affected areas throughout East Africa due to the extreme drought. Daniel Kitchener from Umlimited Church was part of the group from Exeter Diocese that visited Thika last autumn. He reported: “the lower region of Thika is the driest in the Diocese and water shortage is a huge issue. Water scarcity is not only due to lack of rain, but also because of…

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Archdeacon of Barnstaple March letter

Posted: 17th March, 2017

The Ven Dr Mark Butchers, Archdeacon of Barnstaple, records his March letter to the Diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the March 2017 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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Major dementia conference to take place in Exeter

Major dementia conference to take place in Exeter

Posted: 16th March, 2017

A ground breaking conference on dementia is to take place in Devon, hosted by the Diocese of Exeter. The conference, Exploring God in dementia: theology, spirituality and personhood, will address issues including where is God in dementia. One of the speakers, Dr Jennifer Bute, has herself been diagnosed with early onset dementia. Dr Jennifer Bute headed up a missions hospital in South Africa before becoming a GP in Southampton where she ran a large medical practice…

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Announcements March 2017

Announcements March 2017

Posted: 15th March, 2017

Appointments The Rev’d Sidney Mark Humphries has been appointed as Associate Priest in the White Cross Mission Community and was licensed on the 18th January 2017. The Rev’d Derek John Arnold has been appointed as Team Rector for Appledore, Northam and Westward Ho! Mission Community in the Deanery of Hartland and was licensed on the 12th March 2017. The Rev’d Nicholas Debney has been appointed as Team Vicar in the Newton Abbot Team Ministry and…

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Bishop Robert blesses Clovelly houses in lantern parade

Bishop Robert blesses Clovelly houses in lantern parade

Posted: 14th March, 2017

Bishop Robert has blessed people’s homes in Clovelly as part of his visit to the Hartland Peninsula. Following an evening service to rededicate All Saints Church after a renovation project, a group of people with Bishop Robert, walked with lanterns through the streets of Clovelly. Earlier, minister Kevin Beer had given ribbons to residents and asked them to tie them on their front doors to receive a blessing from the bishop. Some people came to their doors…

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