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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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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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Sign up to be an eco-church on World Environment Day

Sign up to be an eco-church on World Environment Day

Posted: 5th June, 2017

On World Environment Day Devon’s churches are being encouraged to become eco-churches and to make caring for the environment a priority. Following the latest discussion at its Synod, Exeter is now registered as an Eco-Diocese and invites all Mission Communities and parishes to sign up to become Eco Churches. There are already 14 such initiatives in Devon, including St. Edward’s at Eggbuckland in Plymouth. Devon Eco Church is open to all Christian denominations, and others…

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Book records history of St Giles’ Church, Kilmington

Book records history of St Giles’ Church, Kilmington

Posted: 1st June, 2017

A new book recording the history of the Parish Church of Kilmington, near Axminster in East Devon, contains a detailed history of the church which has existed for over a 1,000 years. Sponsored by the Parochial Church Council, the book is written by Michael Tyler, the Church Historian, who has previously published books on Birds of Devon and British Oaks. This hard-back book, printed by Short Run Press in Exeter, includes a selection of wonderful…

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Disability Sunday – let’s get ready

Disability Sunday – let’s get ready

Posted: 30th May, 2017

“Disability Sunday on the first Sunday in July is a great opportunity to learn more about welcome as part of our mission”, says Stephen Macey, Chair of the Disability Steering Group. “I recommend two websites that equip parishes to get ready to welcome someone with additional needs: Urban Saints, and Livability.” “It only takes a little time and thought to prepare our church activities to make them welcoming and accessible to all – whether for…

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