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Hope at Mission Shed

Hope at Mission Shed

Posted: 1st May, 2018

Around 80 people gathered at the Mission Shed central ‘Reasons for Hope’ event last Saturday in Cullompton organised by Barry Dugmore our Diocesan Mission Enabler. Barry said: “Rachel Jordan-Wolf (Church of England National Evangelism adviser) inspired us to be more confident in sharing our faith, citing encouraging findings from the Talking Jesus research on attitudes towards faith, Christians and the person of Jesus. Kim Brown shared the story of Upper Room, a fresh expression of…

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Bishop Sarah’s farewell service

Bishop Sarah’s farewell service

Posted: 23rd April, 2018

HUNDREDS came to Exeter Cathedral to say farewell to Bishop Sarah, as she leaves Crediton to take up her new role as Bishop of London. The service had been postponed due to snow a month ago, and took place in glorious sunshine. In her farewell sermon, Bishop Sarah said:  “Since I have been in Devon I have seen much which has given me encouragement; The way in which the farming community protect and enhance our…

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Raise the Roof for Tavistock Parish Church and Make Your Mark for Heritage

Raise the Roof for Tavistock Parish Church and Make Your Mark for Heritage

Posted: 20th April, 2018

INDIVIDUALS, families and community groups are being invited to take part in Tavistock Parish Church’s new fund-raising campaign to Sponsor a Slate for the vestry roof. The roof has been leaking for some time and after a very wet winter restoration work is urgently needed to prevent further damage of items stored inside, which include choir robes, music and essential items for worship.  Scaffolding has already gone up at the East end of the church…

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The launch of the Chagford District Memory Café

The launch of the Chagford District Memory Café

Posted: 16th April, 2018

More than 40 people attended the launch of the Chagford District Memory Café last Thursday at St Michael the Archangel church. The café was set up by local people to offer stimulating social sessions in a safe environment for those living with dementia. It also provides an opportunity for peer group support and information for their carers.     For the launch this month, the theme was Spring and a local shepherd brought along some…

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The Cross looks over South Brent

The Cross looks over South Brent

Posted: 11th April, 2018

A large wooden cross was carried to the top of Brent Hill on Good Friday and will stay there for the next few weeks, looking out over South Brent and local area. 62 people processed from the village centre to the top of Brent Hill with many others joining in along the way, as the cross stopped at various stations, to allow retired priest Derek Hamblin to lead prayers and hymns. The heavy wooden cross…

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Archdeacon of Barnstaple records his April letter

Posted: 6th April, 2018

The Ven Dr Mark Butchers, Archdeacon of Barnstaple records his April letter to the diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the April 2018 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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