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Church Offers Parents Baby Weighing Facility Thanks to Generous Donation

Church Offers Parents Baby Weighing Facility Thanks to Generous Donation

Posted: 23rd November, 2021

A Devon church is supporting parents of young children by offering a baby weighing facility at its weekly baby group. St Michael’s Church in Alphington, Exeter, had specialist baby scales donated to it by one of the mums at the toddler group after learning that local parents were finding it hard to get their children weighed. Lucy Williams, a former children’s worker who now volunteers at St Michael’s, said “You have to go into the…

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Bishop of Exeter Highlights Churches’ Action on Climate Change in House of Lords Maiden Speech

Bishop of Exeter Highlights Churches’ Action on Climate Change in House of Lords Maiden Speech

Posted: 18th November, 2021

The Bishop of Exeter has highlighted some of the changes parish churches are making to tackle climate change in his maiden speech in the House of Lords on 18 November. The Right Reverend Robert Atwell, who is the Church of England’s lead bishop on Rural Affairs, was speaking during a debate on Cop26 and the challenges of implementing climate change measures. He said “I am conscious of the immensity and urgency of the task confronting…

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People ‘Rediscover’ Church at Chagford’s Celebration of the Earth for COP26

People ‘Rediscover’ Church at Chagford’s Celebration of the Earth for COP26

Posted: 16th November, 2021

Over the last week at St Michael the Archangel, Chagford as all sorts of people and ages, gifts and backgrounds celebrated Creation in music, art, poetry and contemplative silence through the says of the Climate Change conference in Glasgow. Many people participated in the community vigil and in all sorts of ways: from local school pupils and their families bringing in and blessing items they’d gathered from their favourite natural places to help make a…

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Coco the Christian Parrot Raises Funds for Exmoor’s New Outdoor Church For Farming Community

Coco the Christian Parrot Raises Funds for Exmoor’s New Outdoor Church For Farming Community

Posted: 16th November, 2021

A new book written from the point of view of ‘Coco the Christian Parrot’ is being sold to raise funds for a new outdoor church on Exmoor aimed at members of the local farming community. The Random Thoughts of a Christian Parrot is full of every day reflections, humorous anecdotes and biblical references. The money raised will fund the work of the Edgemoor Mission Community in North Devon. Author Richard Holloway said, “All the proceeds…

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Bishop of Exeter Becomes a Member of the House of Lords

Bishop of Exeter Becomes a Member of the House of Lords

Posted: 15th November, 2021

The Bishop of Exeter, the Right Reverend Robert Atwell, has become a member of the House of Lords. Bishop Robert was introduced in a short ceremony on Monday 15 November. It involved him swearing an Oath of Allegiance to the Crown while holding a “sacred text”. Bishop Robert chose to hold a copy of the New Testament as became one of the Lords Spiritual in Parliament’s Upper House. He is the Church of England’s lead…

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King of Prussia Gold Medal for Repair and Conservation Architecture Awarded to North Devon Church

King of Prussia Gold Medal for Repair and Conservation Architecture Awarded to North Devon Church

Posted: 9th November, 2021

The best new UK’s church architecture projects were celebrated at the 2021 UK Church Architecture Awards. The King of Prussia Gold Medal for repair and conservation architecture was awarded to architect Alison Bunning and those involved with the work on St Peter’s Church, Knowstone, Devon. The project centred around the discovery and then the restoration of wall paintings during routine repairs to an area of plasterwork. Churchwarden of St Peter’s Church, Reg Howe, Architect Alison…

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