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Bishop Sarah met hospital patients, school children and farmers during three day visit to Sidmouth area

Bishop Sarah met hospital patients, school children and farmers during three day visit to Sidmouth area

Posted: 13th March, 2017

Bishop Sarah spent three days in and around Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth, her stay was part of nine months the three Anglican bishops in Devon are spending going around the county, listening to people’s views, and sharing their vision for the Church of England. The new vision and its priorities to pray, grow and serve the people of Devon with joy was outlined last year and is being shared and discussed as they go…

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Exploring God in dementia

Exploring God in dementia

Posted: 9th March, 2017

In May there is to be an ecumenical study day that is designed to provide participants with a fresh understanding of dementia and a sense of the value of spirituality and faith for those living with the condition. Dr Peter Kevern, Associate Professor in Values in Care at Staffordshire University is one of the keynote speakers at the event aimed particularly, but not exclusively, for church leaders and ministers and he believes there is a good case to be made…

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St Mellitus opens new south-west centre

St Mellitus opens new south-west centre

Posted: 6th March, 2017

At the invitation of the Bishops of Truro and Exeter, St Mellitus College is launching a new centre in September. This will be based in Plymouth and will provide full-time, context-based incumbent level ordination training to complement the provision already in existence locally in the South West. They will also offer a BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission. SWMTC (South West Ministry Training Course) will continue to offer part-time training for ordinands as well as…

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Leading your church into growth: Plymouth

Leading your church into growth: Plymouth

Posted: 1st March, 2017

Clergy and lay team members representing 14 churches across the city of Plymouth city deanery came together last month at the chaplaincy centre in Marjons university over four days to learn more about how churches grow, and how to apply this learning in their own communities. The Leading your church into growth (LYCIG) course involves simple, practical teaching and workshops and was presented by church leaders who have led churches into growth and Robin Gamble (founder…

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Bishop Robert met with farmers, care home residents and pupils during three day visit to east Devon

Bishop Robert met with farmers, care home residents and pupils during three day visit to east Devon

Posted: 1st March, 2017

Bishop Robert has spent three days in and around Axminster and Honiton meeting young farmers, library staff and users, care home residents and pupils, listening to people’s views and sharing his vision for the Church. His stay is part of nine months the three Anglican bishops in Devon are spending going around the county, listening to people’s views, and sharing their vision for the Church of England. The new vision and its priorities to pray,…

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Bishop Robert Thy Kingdom Come

Posted: 1st March, 2017

Between Ascension Day and Pentecost, the whole Church will be praying for Thy Kingdom Come, a prayer campaign led by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Watch the video by Bishop Robert to see how what we are doing in this diocese to grow in prayer, and how we can come together during these nine days to pray that more people may experience God’s love. Templates for the prayer boxes shown in the video will be available…

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