Championing Diversity

“I think it’s the duty of all Christians to want equality for people, no matter  their race or what country they come from. All of us are made in God’s image and I think that’s the unique perspective Christians can bring, that we all have equal value because we are all created in the image of God.”

Rev’d Tanya Hockley-Still, Diocese of Exeter UKME Champion

The Diocese of Exeter stands against racism in all its forms. We believe that God created us all equal and that his love and justice are for all creation.

We affirm the Anglican 4th Mark of Mission: “To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation.”

Rev’d Nathan Kiyaga, Torbay Area Dean,  leads a service in Paignton

We want our diocesan bodies and churches to be at the forefront of creating a more just society and we are actively working to achieve greater UK Minority Ethnic (UKME) representation within the Church of England in Devon.

We are keen to encourage and support those people who want to explore lay and ordained vocation who may not have been well represented in the Church of England in the past. This includes, amongst others, those who identify as UKME.

We also strongly encourage applications from UKME clergy who are considering applying for a job in the Diocese of Exeter.

The Rev’d Tanya Hockley-Still, is our UKME Champion and Priest-in-Charge of St Marks Church in Exeter.

If you would like to share your experiences with her, discuss vocation or a job vacancy, please email Tanya Hockley-Still.