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Special Safeguarding Sunday Service on BBC Radio Devon on Christ the King Sunday

Special Safeguarding Sunday Service on BBC Radio Devon on Christ the King Sunday

Posted: 22nd November, 2018

Sunday 25 November is Christ the King Sunday and also the International Day for Ending Violence Against Women.  On this day, Rev’d Marisa Cockfield has recorded a special Sunday Service for broadcast on BBC Radio Devon at 6.30am. Rev’d Cockfield will call us to reflect on what it is to follow Christ, and on the model of his kingship, while also acknowledging that the 25th of November is an international day calling for the ending of…

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CPRE Devon announces winners of its first competition to find Devon’s Best Churchyard

CPRE Devon announces winners of its first competition to find Devon’s Best Churchyard

Posted: 14th November, 2018

The parish church of South Tawton, on the northern edge of Dartmoor, has taken the prize as Devon’s Best Churchyard of 2018, in a competition organised by the Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Kenn and East Budleigh were joint runners-up; Throwleigh, Ilfracombe, and Spreyton were all highly commended. The results were announced on Saturday 10 November at a ceremony in the historic Church House at South Tawton, beside the now award-winning…

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Diocesan Synod approves Domestic Abuse policy

Diocesan Synod approves Domestic Abuse policy

Posted: 9th November, 2018

Many people in our communities have or are experiencing domestic abuse. Research shows that abuse amongst those involved with the church is as prevalent as other parts of our communities and sadly, there is evidence of churches failing to respond well to victims and survivors. Synod has given a clear endorsement of our commitment to ensuring those experiencing abuse can turn to our churches and our people for support, and that we will respond well….

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Do something small – be part of something big

Do something small – be part of something big

Posted: 26th October, 2018

About two dozen Christians from across Devon gathered at St. Edward’s church, Eggbuckland, Plymouth on 24 October to share stories and experiences in becoming an Eco Church and an Eco Diocese. This is a national award promoted through conservation charity A Rocha, with 38 churches already registered in Devon and with 11 having received a bronze or silver award. Under five topics, congregations are encouraged to look at ways in which they use resources in…

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Bishop Jackie looks forward to serving the people of Devon with joy and with hope

Bishop Jackie looks forward to serving the people of Devon with joy and with hope

Posted: 15th October, 2018

Those who oppress and spread hatred cannot triumph over the souls of those who rejoice and celebrate, said the new Bishop of Crediton in her first sermon in the Diocese of Exeter. Speaking at her welcome service in Exeter Cathedral, the Rt Revd Jackie Searle said: “People need hope in our world. We need purpose, a sense of belonging, and belief in a greater power, that power we know as God. “Do not be put…

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Devon vicar to be new Archdeacon of Gloucester

Devon vicar to be new Archdeacon of Gloucester

Posted: 15th October, 2018

An “outstanding vicar” from the Diocese of Exeter has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Gloucester. The Revd Preb Hilary Dawson, Rector of Holyford Mission Community based in Colyford, is to take up the role made vacant when the former archdeacon, Jackie Searle, was made Bishop of Crediton. Hilary has also been appointed a residentiary canon of Gloucester Cathedral. The news was announced by the Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek.  Hilary…

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