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Palm crosses from Cyprus and the Gulf distributed across Devon

Palm crosses from Cyprus and the Gulf distributed across Devon

Posted: 15th March, 2018

When Archdeacon Christopher Futcher and Sue Parks attended the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf Synod last month they were able to thank the chaplaincies across the diocese first-hand for the preparation of palm crosses for many parishes in Devon.  It is at Synod that the crosses are brought together for shipping. The boxes then arrive at Holy Trinity Exmouth where they are sorted and counted and distributed to almost 60 churches across the diocese. …

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Bishop Sarah March Letter

Posted: 12th March, 2018

Bishop Sarah records her final letter to the Diocese of Exeter before she becomes Bishop of London. The words of the letter can be found in the March 2018 issue of the Church of England Devon Magazine.

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Christ in the Concrete City performed for Easter

Christ in the Concrete City performed for Easter

Posted: 8th March, 2018

A Passion Play with a difference is being performed in St Mary’s Church, Whimple. The four performances of Christ in the Concrete City by Community Theatre 4All are taking place on 24-28 March, with all performances at 7.30pm, apart from Sunday when it’s at 3pm. Described by A. Edyvean in his book His Dramatic World as ‘the most significant passion play of our time,’  it was written in post Second World War Great Britain. Director…

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Tea growers visit Devon in Fairtrade Fortnight

Tea growers visit Devon in Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted: 8th March, 2018

7.30-9pm Thu 8 March Come and taste the difference Fairtrade makes… Join us for this new opportunity this week in St Jude’s Church Hall, Beaumont Road PL4 9BJ, postponed from last week due to extreme weather conditions. Come and meet Victor Biwot, Operations Manager of Sireet OEP (Sireet Outgrowers Empowerment Producers Cooperative), Nandi Hills, Western Kenya, thanks to Fairtrade Devon. There will be a Fairtrade Stall including products from Traidcraft and Fairtrade refreshments and prizes…

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Meet Fairtrade Tea Farmers in Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted: 7th March, 2018

There is still a chance to meet Kenyan tea farmers Esther Chepkwony and Victor Biwot who are in Devon for Fairtrade Fortnight (26 February – 11 March). You can hear their thoughts on Fairtrade in this film or go to the following events:   Thu 8 March What difference does buying Fairtrade Tea make? Esther Chepkwony at the International Women’s Day 12-3.30pm Thu 8 March, in The Guildhall, Exeter, thanks to #fairtradedevon Fri 9 March…

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A Holy Land for All?

A Holy Land for All?

Posted: 5th March, 2018

Twenty pilgrims from the Holyford Mission Community in East Devon enjoyed the experience of a lifetime over ten sunlit spring days in Jerusalem and Galilee. Having been thoroughly vetted by an enthusiastic team of trainee security staff at the El Al desk at Heathrow, we were warmly received in a community which depends almost entirely upon tourism for its livelihood. From the outset, we were in no doubt that this is a divided land; Jerusalem…

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