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Richard Frost awarded MBE for services to mental health

Richard Frost awarded MBE for services to mental health

Posted: 12th June, 2018

Richard Frost has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to mental health in his work for the NHS in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Richard is a Reader on the Totnes Team where his wife, Jane is a Curate. Richard leads a team that provides support for people whose mental health affects their ability to stay in work. He also leads the UK-wide Mindful Employer scheme, which…

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Announcements June 2018

Announcements June 2018

Posted: 7th June, 2018

Appointments The Revd Patrick Parkes has been appointed Rural Dean of Newton Abbot & Ipplepen Deanery and was commissioned on 30th April. The Revd Martin Jacques has been appointed to be Vicar of the Raleigh Mission Community and will be instituted at a service in St Peter’s, Budleigh Salterton on the 13th June at 7pm. The Revd Ben Lillie has been appointed to be Vicar of Holy Trinity, Barnstaple & Goodleigh United Church and will…

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Bishop appeals for Dementia Friends sessions in rural areas

Bishop appeals for Dementia Friends sessions in rural areas

Posted: 30th May, 2018

During this Dementia Action Week and following the launch of a Dementia Friendly Rural Communities Guide, the Bishop of Plymouth, the Rt Rev Nick McKinnel is calling for more Dementia Friends awareness sessions to help communities support those affected. “For people living in Devon’s rural communities, there’s a double impact of living with dementia and rural isolation, where specific services aren’t as accessible. While there’s often a strong sense of community, there’s also a tradition of self-reliance…

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Church tent hospitality at Devon Show

Church tent hospitality at Devon Show

Posted: 17th May, 2018

Free tea, coffee and cakes, live music, a children’s play zone, bouncy castle, information stands and prayer area, are just some of the things on offer by churches at this year’s Devon County Show, running today until Saturday.   The Show is an agricultural show held annually in the third week of May at the Westpoint Arena and Showground in Clyst St Mary near Exeter. It is one of a number of county shows in the…

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Bishop Robert hosts thankyou event for YMCA supporters

Bishop Robert hosts thankyou event for YMCA supporters

Posted: 16th May, 2018

YMCA Exeter’s President, The Right Revd Robert Atwell, Bishop of Exeter, hosted the annual supporters’ cream tea yesterday at Tuckers Hall in the city. The event was attended by regular donors and volunteers at YMCA Exeter who, during 2017/18, gave over £50,000 in donations and 8,000 hours of volunteering service. YMCA residents served a cream tea before listening to Bishop Robert speak about YMCA being a “light in the city, where young people can experience true community and develop their…

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Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement launched in Devon by Bishops Robert and Nick

Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement launched in Devon by Bishops Robert and Nick

Posted: 11th May, 2018

THE Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement was launched in Devon this week by Bishop Robert and Bishop Nick. Bishop Robert was in Sidmouth to listen to people and pray with them on Tuesday and Bishop Nick visited Costa in Plymstock on Thursday to offer prayers for people before visiting Plymstock school. Bishop Robert began TKC with songs from Sidmouth primary school’s infant choir, before exploring prayer spaces with older pupils, then praying for the town…

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