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Last stage of Bishops’ year long tour of county, learning how to pray, grow and serve with joy

Last stage of Bishops’ year long tour of county, learning how to pray, grow and serve with joy

Posted: 10th May, 2017

DEVON’s three bishops have finished the last stage of their year long in-depth tour of the county, ending with a stay in Torbay by Bishop Robert. The three Bishops have been out and about listening to people’s concerns and hopes, and talking about the vision for the Church of England in Devon. The diocese published its vision to grow in prayer, make new disciples, and serve the people of Devon with joy last year, before…

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Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

Posted: 6th May, 2017

Faith has a central role to play in politics and this general election, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York say today. In a pastoral letter to the Parishes and Chaplaincies of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu urge people to set aside “apathy and cynicism” and draw new inspiration from the ancient Christian virtues of “love, trust and hope”. The three-page letter, intended to be shared through the Church of England’s…

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Bishop Robert to support new Brixham sponsored ‘crawl’ for Christian Aid Week

Bishop Robert to support new Brixham sponsored ‘crawl’ for Christian Aid Week

Posted: 5th May, 2017

Young families will be joined by Bishop Robert at the end of Brixham’s inaugural sponsored ‘Church Crawl’ on Sunday 7 May. The Church Crawl is the brainchild of youth leaders from three different Brixham churches – Kim Grant of All Saints’ Church, Sharon Huxley of Brixham Community Church and Maria Orton of Brixham Baptist Church – who wanted to create a fun new fundraiser for young children and their families. While other sponsored walks might…

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Rural Forum launches new website

Rural Forum launches new website

Posted: 2nd May, 2017

The Devon Churches Rural Forum has been set up to support the work of the rural church in Devon. It is an ecumenical body, chaired by the Archdeacon of Barnstaple, Mark Butchers, and meets three times a year. It brings people together from churches and wider community, including farmers, ministers, academics, community support groups and some public sector agencies. Although it is at the early stages of development, it is aiming to get groups working and…

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New Diocesan Secretary to head up staff team

New Diocesan Secretary to head up staff team

Posted: 27th April, 2017

Stephen Hancock has been appointed as the new diocesan secretary to lead the staff team at the Diocese of Exeter. Stephen is currently Area Commercial Director for HSBC Bank, covering Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.  The son of a priest – his father Paul is a Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral – Stephen is a committed Anglican and is passionate about growing the church. Married to Sandra, he has two children and lives in Ivybridge. Stephen…

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Event focusses on modern slavery

Event focusses on modern slavery

Posted: 25th April, 2017

Around 30 people gathered in St James’ Church to find out more about modern slavery and human trafficking which is the fastest growing global crime. It affects an estimated 50 million people across the world, with people exploiting others for financial gain. Following a presentation from the Devon and Cornwall co-ordinator for Stop the Traffik, Robert Alexander, there was a lively question and answer session. Topics ranged from the abuse of children and others working…

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