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Survey of ash trees in Devon churchyards to monitor spread of disease

Survey of ash trees in Devon churchyards to monitor spread of disease

Posted: 9th August, 2017

A SURVEY of ash trees to monitor the level of the disease Ash Dieback in churchyards is underway in Devon. The Devon Living Churchyards Project is asking people to send them details of ash trees in their churchyards. They would like survey participants to email details of: Church name and address/postcode How many ash trees above 75mm in diameter? Please measure the girth of each tree at chest height. How many young ash trees below 75mm in diameter…

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14 new clergy to be ordained in Exeter Cathedral

14 new clergy to be ordained in Exeter Cathedral

Posted: 2nd August, 2017

FOURTEEN people are to be ordained as deacons in Exeter Cathedral in September. The new deacons will serve in parishes across Devon. Bishop Bob Evens, the former Bishop of Crediton, is to return to lead the retreat before the ordination and will preach at the service. Bishop Julius of our link diocese of Thika will also be present. Later in September, the three Anglican bishops in Devon will ordain last year’s deacons as priests in…

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ANNOUNCEMENTS JULY 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS JULY 2017

Posted: 24th July, 2017

Appointments The Revd Robert Harris has been appointed a Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of St Peter, Exeter and will be installed during Evensong on the 18th July 2017. The Revd David Gill has been appointed a Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of St Peter, Exeter and will be installed during Evensong on the 18th July 2017. The Venerable Trevor Jones has been appointed as a Chapter Canon of the Cathedral Church of St Peter,…

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Appeal launched to safeguard the future of Tavistock church

Appeal launched to safeguard the future of Tavistock church

Posted: 17th July, 2017

An appeal has been made to the community to help secure the future of Tavistock Parish Church as it prepares to celebrate its 700th anniversary next year. Vicar, the Very Rev Dr Christopher Hardwick, speaking at a buffet supper attended by 150 guests at the town hall on Friday night, said: “Moving forward we face a challenge. Last year it cost the church £174,000 to do all that we did, but with total income of…

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Bishop Robert announces appointment of Canon Dr Mike Williams as acting Dean of Exeter Cathedral

Bishop Robert announces appointment of Canon Dr Mike Williams as acting Dean of Exeter Cathedral

Posted: 14th July, 2017

The Bishop of Exeter has today announced the appointment of Canon Dr Mike Williams as acting Dean of Exeter Cathedral. Dr Williams has been the chair of Cathedral Chapter, since the Dean, Dr Jonathan Draper, went on sabbatical in advance of his retirement. Bishop Robert said the appointment was in recognition of the tireless work put in by Canon Mike over recent months to address difficulties and put the Cathedral on a stable financial footing….

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Galmpton primary is ‘outstanding’ say Church School inspectors

Galmpton primary is ‘outstanding’ say Church School inspectors

Posted: 12th July, 2017

CHILDREN, staff, parents and governors of Galmpton Church of England VA Primary School, Brixham, were delighted to welcome the Archdeacon of Totnes to their school worship recently. The Ven Douglas Dettmer came to present a SIAMS Certificate as the school had achieved its first ever ‘outstanding’ grade after consistently achieving ‘good’ grades. It was presented to a group of children with Claire Platt, Executive Head, Katy Burns, Head of School and the Rev Ian Blyde,…

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