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The new Bishop of Plymouth has been consecrated in a service at Westminster Abbey led by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Rt. Rev’d James Grier made history shortly before the service when he became the first new bishop to swear an oath of allegiance to King Charles III. Speaking afterwards he said “It was profound and historic, to be the first bishop consecrated under the new king feels overwhelming, humbling and momentous in terms of…Read More »
The new Bishop of Plymouth is being consecrated at Westminster Abbey later this morning in a ceremony led by the Archbishop of Canterbury. It means the Reverend Prebendary James Grier will become the very first new bishop to swear an oath of allegiance to King Charles. James, who grew up in Plymouth, said it was an honour to become a bishop at the abbey but that his focus was on serving the people of Devon…Read More »
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 »