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Creation Fest Grateful to ‘Fling Doors Wide Open’ for Big Weekend in Cornwall

Creation Fest Grateful to ‘Fling Doors Wide Open’ for Big Weekend in Cornwall

Posted: 27th July, 2021

After closing for the lockdown in 2020, Creation Fest is back both online and in person at Cornwall’s Wadebridge showground for ‘The Big Weekend’ event from 31 July to 1 August. Creation Fest is one of the biggest Christian gatherings of music and entertainment in the South-West and will be one of the first UK summer festivals post-lockdown. Organiser Sarah Yardley said, “We are absolutely delighted to be one of the few gatherings able to…

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Dartmoor’s New Archangel’s Way Pilgrimage Route Offers A ‘Unique Walking Adventure’

Dartmoor’s New Archangel’s Way Pilgrimage Route Offers A ‘Unique Walking Adventure’

Posted: 27th July, 2021

Church bells will be ringing out across Dartmoor for the launch of  the brand-new Archangel’s Way pilgrimage route on Saturday 31 July. Groups of walkers will be setting off from either end of the route at Brentor and Chagford on Saturday morning and will meet halfway at Belstone, for a launch event on the village green which will include music, morris dancing and an outdoor church service. The Archangel’s Way is a part of a…

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Living in Love and Faith as Relevant in Devon’s Rural Parishes as Anywhere Else

Living in Love and Faith as Relevant in Devon’s Rural Parishes as Anywhere Else

Posted: 26th July, 2021

A Devon vicar says questions around human sexuality, gender and relationships covered by the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith course are as relevant in her rural parishes as anywhere else. Mother Elizabeth Burke is the Rector of Holsworthy Benefice in North Devon, which includes the small market town of Holsworthy and four villages. She said, “Rural might be stereotyped as backward or more traditional but the reality is, that this is a…

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New Portrait of the Bishop of Exeter Goes on Display at Exeter Cathedral

New Portrait of the Bishop of Exeter Goes on Display at Exeter Cathedral

Posted: 22nd July, 2021

A new portrait of the Bishop of Exeter has been put on display in Exeter Cathedral. The painting of the Right Reverend Robert Atwell is by Devon artist Rupert Brooks and shows the bishop dressed in clerical robes and seated on a chair. Commenting on his likeness, Bishop Robert said “It is a privilege to have my portrait painted. “A portrait goes deeper than a photograph and Rupert Brooks has done an amazing job. “Seeing…

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Bishop Jackie Shares The Beauty of a Church Wedding

Bishop Jackie Shares The Beauty of a Church Wedding

Posted: 19th July, 2021

The Bishop of Crediton, the Right Reverend Jackie Searle, shares why she loves marrying couples in church and why she believes a church wedding ceremony is a unique and special experience for those getting married: I love the beauty of a church wedding. The traditional moments and the personal touches, the familiar words with the individuality of each couple. There is a beautiful moment in the service that always moves me, after the bride and…

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Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Visit Exeter Cathedral in First Post-Lockdown Royal Visit

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Visit Exeter Cathedral in First Post-Lockdown Royal Visit

Posted: 19th July, 2021

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited Exeter Cathedral on the first stage of their summer tour of the South West. The Royal visit was the first since lockdown restrictions eased and the Prince and Duchess were shown around the Cathedral by the Bishop of Exeter, the Right Reverend Robert Atwell, and the Dean, the Very Reverend Jonathan Greener. Bishop Robert said, “It was a fantastic visit and special in all…

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