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Chudleigh Church Primary ‘Outstanding’ in church school inspection

Chudleigh Church Primary ‘Outstanding’ in church school inspection

Posted: 7th December, 2017

Chudleigh CofE primary have retained their ‘outstanding’ status in their recent Church School Inspection (SIAMS – National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). Chudleigh is a larger than average size primary school with 440 children on roll. It has grown rapidly over the last three years. The school was rated as outstanding in their distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school. Through the schools distinctive Christian character they were also rated…

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Community Larder launching in Paignton

Community Larder launching in Paignton

Posted: 5th December, 2017

An initiative in Paignton has galvanized churches, community groups, forums, businesses and schools to provide help for vulnerable families and individuals in the town. A Community Larder is being set-up by the Central Paignton Churches and will be launching next Monday 11 December. For over 10 years the charity ‘Anode’ had provided many services for people in need in the area, including a foodbank in Torbay, providing 144,000 meals. But since the organisation stopped operating a…

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Dementia services help people celebrate Christmas

Dementia services help people celebrate Christmas

Posted: 1st December, 2017

Following the success of last year’s dementia-friendly carol service in Plymouth, two events will take place in our diocese this month. Development Worker Chris Forster from Transforming Plymouth Together (TPT) organised and led the service attended by 80 adults and 30 young people. Bishop Nick and Archdeacon Ian Chandler also took part and readings were done by those involved in caring for, and those living with, dementia in Plymouth. Chris explains what made the dementia-friendly…

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New website for ‘A Church Near You’

New website for ‘A Church Near You’

Posted: 29th November, 2017

The first phase of the new ‘A Church Near You‘ website has been launched. Earlier this year the national Digital Communications team at Church House in London produced a report on how to get the most from the new ‘A Church Near You’. A Church Near You is the online information portal accessible to all churches across the country. Each church can own its own page and keep it updated with the latest information about…

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Announcements November 2017

Announcements November 2017

Posted: 29th November, 2017

Appointments The Revd Prebendary Mike Partridge has been appointed as Incumbent of the Benefice of Alphington, Shillingford St George and Ide and was licensed in St Michael and All Angels, Alphington on 23rd October. The Revd Tanya Hockley-Still has been appointed as Priest in Charge of the United Benefice of St Mark, St Sidwell and St Matthew and was licensed on 6th November. The Revd Elizabeth Burke has been appointed as Priest in Charge of…

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Installation of the 71st Dean of Exeter

Installation of the 71st Dean of Exeter

Posted: 27th November, 2017

The Very Revd Jonathan Greener was installed as the 71 st Dean of Exeter in a special service at the weekend. Jonathan had previously been Dean of Wakefield, where he oversaw the biggest makeover of any English Cathedral in recent years. Part of the service saw the new Dean being quizzed by the Cathedral’s most junior chorister, who (as part of the liturgy of the service) asked him: “Why have you come to this holy…

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