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Getting behind the No More 1 in 3 domestic abuse campaign

Getting behind the No More 1 in 3 domestic abuse campaign

Posted: 16th November, 2020

Churches in Devon are being encouraged to raise awareness of domestic abuse and take action against it during a 16-day campaign organised by the Mother’s Union. The No More 1 in 3 campaign will run from 25 November to 5 December. Globally, 1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime – a number rising yet further this year, in what the UN has called a “shadow pandemic” This year calls to…

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Living in Love and Faith is Launched

Living in Love and Faith is Launched

Posted: 9th November, 2020

Christians in Devon are being invited to “listen and learn together” after the Church of England published its new Living in Love and Faith resources looking at questions of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. They include a book, study guides, podcasts and a powerful series of real-life personal story films. The resources, which draw together the Bible, theology, science and history are part of a new process of discernment and decision-making on issues which many…

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Second lockdown is a moment to draw together in mutual support

Second lockdown is a moment to draw together in mutual support

Posted: 1st November, 2020

The Bishop of Exeter has said the Government’s announcement of a second lockdown is a “body blow” but that this is a moment for people to “draw together in mutual support and renew our trust in God.” A national lockdown, which will include the temporary suspension of public church services and weddings, is due to begin on Thursday 5 November. Speaking on All Saints Day, The Right Reverend Robert Atwell said, “For many of us,…

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Churches rally together to feed families in need

Churches rally together to feed families in need

Posted: 26th October, 2020

With October half-term upon us, Transforming Plymouth Together (TPT) is running a series of events for their Feast of Fun at Home initiative, providing food for families. Since the beginning of lockdown, TPT has been working with churches across the city to provide food parcels to families in need across the city. They are currently working with 19 churches in Plymouth to provide over 250 food parcels every week to local families. Last week, St…

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Crisp Bunting: An Innovative Harvest Giving Project

Crisp Bunting: An Innovative Harvest Giving Project

Posted: 22nd October, 2020

Two churches in south Devon have found an innovative way to encourage giving this harvest season. St George’s Church in Goodrington and St Mary the Virgin Church in Collaton St Mary have asked people to donate packets of crisps, which have now been strung up like bunting around the church. They packets will be given to a local charity, PATH: People Against Torbay Homelessness PATH is part of the local help-hub in Torbay and they…

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Devon churches’ antenatal courses are blooming

Devon churches’ antenatal courses are blooming

Posted: 19th October, 2020

While 2020 will go down in history as the year when everything from exams to festivals had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a parenting course being run at churches in Devon has been going from strength to strength. Begin Well is an antenatal course with a Christian ethos. It was developed by a health visitor and consultant obstetrician with nearly 40 years experience in the NHS between them. It was first piloted…

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