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The Archbishop of Canterbury will be spending Remembrance weekend on a tour of Devon. The Most Rev’d Justin Welby’s visit from 10 to 12 November is one of a series of church mission weekends he is taking part in across England this year and next. The aim of the Come and See ’23 weekend is to share the hope that Christian faith can bring. Archbishop Justin said “I’m so looking forward to visiting Devon in…Read More »
Tributes have been paid to the Bishop of Exeter in a moving farewell service at Exeter Cathedral. The Rt. Rev’d Robert Atwell is retiring at the end of September after nearly a decade leading the Church of England in Devon. Devon’s Lord Lieutenant, David Fursdon, thanked Bishop Robert for his presence during the Covid pandemic and the deaths of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen, as well as the Coronation of the King. He…Read More »
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a farewell service for the Bishop of Exeter at Exeter Cathedral on Sunday 17 September at 3pm. Representatives from organisations across Devon have also been invited. The Rt. Rev’d Robert Atwell is retiring after nearly a decade as Devon’s most senior bishop, after being installed at Exeter Cathedral in July 2014. During the service, Bishop Robert will hand back the Diocesan Crozier (the bishop’s ceremonial staff) to the…Read More »
Six people from the Diocese of Exeter have been elected to sit on the national commission responsible for selecting the next Bishop of Exeter. Tim Hamilton, the Very Rev’d Jonathan Greener, Annie Jefferies, the Rev’d Carl Robinson, Simon Friend and the Rev’d Karl Freeman are all members of the Diocese of Exeter’s Vacancy in See committee. They were elected to sit on the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) by their fellow committee members at a meeting…Read More »
Sharon Blyth, our Children’s and Families Mission Enabler, recently visited Devon Christian Youth Camps (DCYC) summer Junior Mixed Camp at DCYC’s campsite at Blackpool Sands in south Devon. Next year DCYC will be celebrating 50 years of running Christian youth camps in Devon. Each year DCYC runs five camps over the school summer holidays. These include boys and girls groups (both for 10-14 year olds), Junior Mixed (12-15 year olds), Senior Mixed (15-17 year olds)…Read More »