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South Molton church at heart of North Devon’s relief effort for Grenfell Tower victims

South Molton church at heart of North Devon’s relief effort for Grenfell Tower victims

Posted: 26th June, 2017

St Mary Magdalene church in South Molton was the centre of a local response to the fire disaster at Grenfell Tower in London. It organised the collection and delivery of a van-load of food, clothing, toys and toiletries to the emergency centre in Kensington, which the Red Cross were delighted to receive. Churchwarden John Tucker and PCC secretary Lyn Winter, launched an appeal in the town. Aided by publicity from the local schools and Facebook, within 48 hours…

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Art in the Aisles returned to All Saints’ Kenton

Art in the Aisles returned to All Saints’ Kenton

Posted: 23rd June, 2017

After an extremely successful event last year, Art in the Aisles returned to All Saint’ Kenton this year for a two day exhibition. The church became an Arts Centre and hosted exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and performances of work by local artists. The event raised money for Save the Children and other important projects. Over 400 people came into the church over the two days. Refreshments were served by the school Parent Association and the Church…

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Mid Devon Show celebrates all that is good about rural life

Mid Devon Show celebrates all that is good about rural life

Posted: 22nd June, 2017

The 24th Mid Devon Show is taking place on the 22 July 2017 at Knightshayes, Tiverton. Bishop Sarah, the events president, said: “I am delighted to be president of the Mid Devon Show this year. It brings together the farming community with the wider population and it is an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about rural life, as well as an opportunity to experience it. I am very conscious of the hard work…

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Chardstock primary is ‘outstanding’ say Church School inspectors

Chardstock primary is ‘outstanding’ say Church School inspectors

Posted: 21st June, 2017

  St Andrew’s CofE primary academy has been awarded ‘outstanding’ in its recent Church School Inspection. St Andrew’s is a village school in a rural location situated between the towns of Chard and Axminster on the Somerset and Devon border. The school was rated as outstanding in its distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school by SIAMS Inspectors from the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.  They were also rated…

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Colyton choristers undertake a choral Three Peaks Challenge

Colyton choristers undertake a choral Three Peaks Challenge

Posted: 19th June, 2017

A group of choristers from St Andrew’s Church, Colyton, are to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity, Young Minds. The aim is to climb Ben Nevis, Sca Fell Pike and Snowdon on three consecutive days (25-27 July). The traditional challenge is to do it in 24 hours, but the team will be taking on an extra challenge in singing a service in addition to the climb at a church near each Peak….

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Bishop Robert opens new church Primary School

Bishop Robert opens new church Primary School

Posted: 19th June, 2017

Bishop Robert officially opened the new school site for South Molton United CofE Primary School last week. Having previously been a Junior School, the relocation to its new site has meant the school can now serve all children from the ages of 5 to 11. This has enabled the school to offer the community a local church school for the full primary age. The school, which will initially accommodate 210 children will eventually expand to…

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