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Bishop of Exeter to preach at Epiphany service at Sandringham

Bishop of Exeter to preach at Epiphany service at Sandringham

Posted: 3rd January, 2018

Bishop Robert has been invited to Sandringham to lead the Epiphany service on Sunday, for a congregation which will include the Queen and other members of the Royal family. Bishop Robert has also been invited to stay at Sandringham as a guest for the weekend. He said: “I am delighted – and not a little intimidated – to have been asked by the Queen to stay with the Royal Family at Sandringham for the weekend…

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Two ‘Wise Men’ on an Epiphany pilgrimage

Two ‘Wise Men’ on an Epiphany pilgrimage

Posted: 3rd January, 2018

Rev John Luscombe and curate Steve Jones, known as the Two Wise Men, are setting off on a sponsored Epiphany Pilgrimage to visit all nine churches of the Totnes Mission Community this Friday and Saturday, 5 and 6 January. They are raising funds for their ‘Windows of Opportunity’ project at St John’s Church, Bridgetown, to replace 10 windows and to install a new kitchen and toilets. Retired priest John explained: “The need to fix the…

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Nativity scene in community

Nativity scene in community

Posted: 2nd January, 2018

A large stable with nativity figures, set up on The Rydons housing estate in Exeter, has raised over £50 for charity and offered people the chance for a moment’s reflection during the busy, festive season. Tony Raven set up the nativity scene at the front of his house and offered free mince pies and biscuits at advertised times to passers-by. Pupils from Trinity School also came to visit the stable. Tony said: “The motivation came…

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White Christmas a guarantee this year in one Devon church

White Christmas a guarantee this year in one Devon church

Posted: 21st December, 2017

A FESTIVE flurry from the pulpit will guarantee at least the worshippers in one Devon church a white Christmas this year. Rev Nick Debney will fire out his snow machine from the pulpit of St Luke’s Milber, Newton Abbot over children and adults alike at services on Christmas Eve. “We are called as Christians to be joyful, especially at Christmas and seeing children dancing around in the snow can’t fail to bring a smile to…

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Bishop Sarah to be next Bishop of London

Bishop Sarah to be next Bishop of London

Posted: 18th December, 2017

The next Bishop of London is to be the Rt Rev Sarah Mullally DBE, currently Bishop of Crediton, 10 Downing Street has announced today. Bishop Sarah will succeed the Rt Rev and Right Hon Richard Chartres KCVO, who retired as Bishop of London earlier this year. Bishop Sarah said she was honoured to be nominated to the post, though she was sad to leave Devon after just two and half years as Bishop of Crediton, where…

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Over 100 Christmas Shoeboxes on their way

Over 100 Christmas Shoeboxes on their way

Posted: 17th December, 2017

Over 100 shoeboxes from Feniton full with Christmas goodies are on their way to families in need as part of Operation Christmas Child run by the Samaritan’s Purse charity. They were filled by the community and taken to the charity by St Andrew’s Church in Feniton. Churchwarden Cara Sanders said: “We are thrilled with our community response to our request for The Samaritan’s Purse shoebox appeal this year – managing to fill and pay the…

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