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Transforming Plymouth Together invests in Credit Union

Transforming Plymouth Together invests in Credit Union

Posted: 13th June, 2017

Bishop Nick spent the day in Plymouth last week with Transforming Plymouth Together (TPT). They discussed social issues and visited local projects that TPT are involved in including the Plymouth Foodbank in the Oasis Project. TPT was established to encourage local churches engaging actively in addressing issues of inequality and poverty across the city. They respond to issues such as family well-being, loneliness, debt, wage levels, food poverty and discrimination. As part of the visit…

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Hundreds get messy in the Cathedral

Hundreds get messy in the Cathedral

Posted: 13th June, 2017

Hundreds of people from Messy Church groups around our diocese gathered together in Exeter Cathedral for a celebration of Pentecost last Saturday. Adults and children together enjoyed hearing stories, playing games, taking part in activities and  having lots of fun. Diocesan Children’s Work Adviser Katherine Lyddon said: “It was amazing to see all ages excitedly exploring Pentecost, the birthday of the church, including sharing the birthday cake. “I was really encouraged to see our diocese taking…

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New head of Cathedral Council appointed

New head of Cathedral Council appointed

Posted: 12th June, 2017

THE Bishop of Exeter has appointed Barnabas Hurst-Bannister to be the new Chair of Exeter Cathedral Council from November. The Council provides oversight and support to the Cathedral Chapter, which is responsible for the daily life of the Cathedral. Mr Hurst-Bannister succeeds Geoffrey Bush CB DL, who has served three terms of office as Chair of the Council; nine years in total. His appointment was announced by the Bishop of Exeter. Bishop Robert said: “Barnabas…

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Bishop Robert re-dedicated stolen panels

Bishop Robert re-dedicated stolen panels

Posted: 12th June, 2017

Bishop Robert has re-dedicated historic panels stolen from Torbryan church four years ago after they were recovered by police. The panels have now been restored and replaced. The re-dedication service was led by Bishop Robert and Rev Peter Ashman, Rector of the Beacon Parishes Mission Community. The decorative rood screens were ripped out and stolen from Holy Trinity church in Torbryan, near Totnes, in August 2013. The panels, bearing paintings of St Victor of Marseilles and…

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Bishop Nick’s June letter to the diocese

Posted: 8th June, 2017

Bishop Nick records his June letter to the diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the June 2017 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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Cathedral full for prayer event for Thy Kingdom Come

Cathedral full for prayer event for Thy Kingdom Come

Posted: 5th June, 2017

A service gathering together prayers collected from all over Devon has been held in Exeter Cathedral, attended by hundreds of people. The event was the culmination of eleven days of prayer, as part of the initiative launched by the Archbishops’, Thy Kingdom Come. Churches have opened up prayer stations on the streets, inviting people to pray and share their concerns, and school pupils wrote hundreds of prayers, all of which were brought up to the Cathedral for…

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