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The Bishop of Exeter is to undergo surgery this week for a health condition. The Rt Rev’d Robert Atwell is expected to be away from work for several weeks as he recovers from the operation. During his convalescence, the Bishop of Crediton, the Rt Rev’d Jackie Searle, and other members of the Diocese of Exeter senior clergy team, will carry out his duties on his behalf. Bishop Robert looks forward to returning to work as…Read More »
The Lunch on the Go ministry at St George and St Paul’s Church in Tiverton aims to be a place where the community can be welcomed in and served. A team of volunteers provide homemade soups, fresh rolls, cakes and drinks in the Tiverton church grounds under a gazebo. The vision behind this was to be a listening ear for the community and to help in a physical, emotional and spiritual way where possible. Judith…Read More »
The lifelong faith and service of Queen Elizabeth was commemorated at church services across Devon on the eve of her funeral. Exeter Cathedral was packed for a service attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursden, the King’s representative in the county. The sermon was given by the Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Rev’d Robert Atwell, who shared his memories of the Queen: “The Queen was someone whom everyone felt they knew. She was…Read More »
Churches across Devon will be holding commemorative services on Sunday 18 September, ahead of the funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. There will also be 10 civic services, one for each local authority area, including one at Exeter Cathedral for the county of Devon, one at St Andrew’s Church in Plymouth and one at St Paul’s Church Paignton, for Torbay. Thousands of people are expected to pack the churches and these…Read More »
The regional Proclamations of King Charles III as the new monarch have taken place in Exeter, Plymouth and Torquay and in a number of towns and villages across Devon. Outside Exeter Cathedral, more than 3000 people gathered on the afternoon of 11 September to hear the official proclamation. The Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Rev’d Robert Atwell, was present to pray the Prayer of Accession. In Plymouth on the same afternoon, the Rev’d Prebendary James…Read More »