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‘Soul food’ at clergy conference

‘Soul food’ at clergy conference

Posted: 12th September, 2017

Over 250 clergy  from across our diocese spent four days at the ‘Alive to God’ clergy conference held at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. As well as worship, bible study and time to meet fellow clergy, those attending heard from keynote speakers and took part in workshops led by a variety of people from around the UK. The conference and its schedule focussed on our diocesan vision to Grow in Prayer, Make New Disciples and Serve with…

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Diocese of Exeter appoints new legal adviser

Diocese of Exeter appoints new legal adviser

Posted: 4th September, 2017

A partner at an Exeter law firm has become the first female Diocesan Registrar for the Diocese of Exeter. Alison Stock from Stephens Scown LLP has been appointed to the prestigious role and will be the legal adviser to the Bishop of Exeter on all matters that affect the Diocese. The Diocese of Exeter covers the County of Devon and includes over 600 churches and more than 200 clergy. The legal issues are many and varied,…

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Celebrate our inspiring earth at Creationtide

Celebrate our inspiring earth at Creationtide

Posted: 22nd August, 2017

A daily resource to help people in parishes engage prayerfully and practically with Creationtide is available for sign-up now and will begin on 1 September. ‘Creationtide’ or the ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in the annual church calendar (from 1st September to 4th October) dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life. As Christians, we acknowledge that the environment is our common home, and we need to tread more gently on the earth…

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Funding boost helps save historic Lundy church

Funding boost helps save historic Lundy church

Posted: 17th August, 2017

Work is underway at St Helen’s church on Lundy and it has just received a £20,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund some of the work including urgent roof repairs, structural repairs to walls and tower and internal repairs. The church is one of 70 churches and chapels in England, Wales and Scotland that are set to benefit from rescue funding of £522,241 from the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church support charity. The…

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Churches reach out offering fun activities and healthy food for families

Churches reach out offering fun activities and healthy food for families

Posted: 15th August, 2017

Churches across our diocese are reaching out to families offering great activities and healthy food for children during the summer holidays. In St Budeaux in Plymouth churches are working together to offer a programme of events for families. Hope4Summer is the name of the project that has brought together churches and community groups. Transforming Plymouth Together (TPT) Development Worker Chris Forster said: “Many people do not realise that child poverty is a real issue in Plymouth, with over 11,500…

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Bishop Sarah gains tweeting crown

Bishop Sarah gains tweeting crown

Posted: 15th August, 2017

Bishop Sarah, the Bishop of Crediton, has been named by Premier Research as the bishop who tweets the most. Premier is a multi-media organisation working across radio, magazines and interactive websites that aims to enable people to put their faith at the heart of their daily life and bring Christ to their communities. The organisation analysed tweets to find the most active bishop on Twitter and discovered that Bishop Sarah tweets more often than any other bishop, with an…

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