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New Devon Pilgrim Route Through Teign Valley Celebrates Creation

New Devon Pilgrim Route Through Teign Valley Celebrates Creation

Posted: 9th August, 2022

A new pilgrimage route through Devon’s Teign Valley has been launched with a weekend of walks. The Eden Way is based on the creation story and has been devised by the churches of the Teign Valley, supported by the Diocese of Exeter’s Devon Pilgrim project. The 18-mile circular route is designed to be walked over two days and the route guide suggests a number of churches, pubs and cafes to visit along the way, as…

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Transforming Plymouth Together and Torbay Deanery Share in £1.3m Faith New Deal Fund

Transforming Plymouth Together and Torbay Deanery Share in £1.3m Faith New Deal Fund

Posted: 3rd August, 2022

Two Diocese of Exeter social action projects, Transforming Plymouth Together and Torbay Deanery’s food security outreach have been successful in their bids for funding as part of the Government’s £1.3m  ‘Faith New Deal Fund’. The pilot project will fund faith-based groups to deliver innovative projects tackling issues affecting the most vulnerable in society. Just 16 projects nationally have been chosen for this first round of funding. Torbay Deanery has been awarded £120,000 for its Torbay…

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Bishop of Crediton Statement on Revised Lambeth Call for Human Dignity

Bishop of Crediton Statement on Revised Lambeth Call for Human Dignity

Posted: 27th July, 2022

The Bishop of Crediton, the Rt. Rev’d Jackie Searle, is the Diocese of Exeter advocate for the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith process and is currently at the Lambeth Conference. Here is her statement in response to the revised Lambeth Conference ‘Call’ for Human Dignity: “It is right that the Lambeth Call for Human Dignity has been revised to reflect accurately that the Anglican Communion is of a mind that all the…

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St Boniface Awards Highlight Work to Help People in Need in Devon

St Boniface Awards Highlight Work to Help People in Need in Devon

Posted: 26th July, 2022

Christians helping those in need during the cost-of-living crisis are among this year’s recipients of the Diocese of Exeter’s St Boniface Award. They include Scott McJohnston, who runs a homeless outreach charity after himself experiencing homelessness and Judith Taylor, who runs an initiative to help people learn to cook on a budget. The St Boniface awards aims to honour people in Devon who have gone above and beyond to serve their church, community or church…

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Tributes to Bishop Nick at Farewell Service

Tributes to Bishop Nick at Farewell Service

Posted: 24th July, 2022

Tributes have been paid to the Bishop of Plymouth at a farewell service to mark his retirement after 42 years in ministry. The Rt. Rev’d Nick McKinnel has been a bishop in the Diocese of Exeter since 2012 and was previously a parish vicar. Friends, family and colleagues gathered at Exeter Cathedral on Sunday 24 July for a Choral Evensong to say goodbye. During his sermon, Bishop Nick thanked them for their support and said…

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Bishop of Plymouth Says He Has Enjoyed “Being a Shepherd and an Encourager”

Bishop of Plymouth Says He Has Enjoyed “Being a Shepherd and an Encourager”

Posted: 19th July, 2022

The Bishop of Plymouth, who is to retire this summer after 42 years in ministry, said during his time as bishop he had most enjoyed seeing “God’s spirit changing people and renewing churches.” The Rt. Rev’d Nick McKinnel, 68, has been Bishop of Plymouth since 2015. He was previously Bishop of Crediton and acted in the role of diocesan bishop in the interregnum following the retirement of the previous Bishop of Exeter. Bishop Nick, who…

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