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Precious treasure: Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Precious treasure: Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Posted: 15th May, 2019

There’s a treasure theme for Thy Kingdom Come 2019 in Devon. The 12 day prayer initiative between Ascension day (29 May) and Pentecost (6 June) is launching with a prayer breakfast at Lee Abbey on the north Devon coast followed by a family treasure hunt at the National Trust’s Arlington Court. Rt Revd Jackie Searle, Bishop of Crediton, will be on hand to help with the clues. She said: “Thy Kingdom Come is a global…

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Call for ‘Eco-churches’ and environmentally-friendly churchyards across Devon

Call for ‘Eco-churches’ and environmentally-friendly churchyards across Devon

Posted: 14th May, 2019

Churches in Devon are being encouraged to become ‘Eco Churches’ in a scheme run by the Christian charity A Rocha. It says the award scheme is for churches who: “want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.” Churches are assessed on their worship and teaching about the environment, how they manage their buildings and land and how churches engage with their local community and in global campaigns. The personal lifestyles of…

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New national role for head of £1.8m Devon rural churches project

New national role for head of £1.8m Devon rural churches project

Posted: 10th May, 2019

The head of the Growing the Rural Church project in Devon is to take up a new national role as Director of Operations with the Churches Conservation Trust. Marion Carson has worked for the Diocese of Exeter for the past two-and-a half years as project manager for Growing the Rural Church. The £1.8m seven year pilot project is funded by the Church of England and aims to work with 100 churches across Devon. It teams-up…

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Devon’s churches planning a warm welcome at Devon County Show

Devon’s churches planning a warm welcome at Devon County Show

Posted: 10th May, 2019

Devon’s church community is planning to show a warm welcome to visitors and exhibitors at the Devon County Show. The church marquee at the Westpoint showground will feature a children’s activity area, youth zone and entertainment in the form of Oddments Theatre Company and the Salvation Army band among others. Visitors will also be able to have a go at bell ringing and volunteers from churches around Devon will be serving free tea and coffee…

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Earl of Devon’s hopes for future of 15th Century church in Honiton

Earl of Devon’s hopes for future of 15th Century church in Honiton

Posted: 1st May, 2019

The Earl of Devon has said that he hopes a new community use can be found for an historic church in Honiton which has family connections. St Michael’s Church dates from the 15th Century but in the 19th Century a new parish church, St Paul’s, was built in the town to serve the growing population and St Michael’s was re-designated a “chapel of ease”. It was closed to the public earlier this year because of…

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Announcements April 2019

Announcements April 2019

Posted: 24th April, 2019

Appointments Revd Nick Debney has been appointed as Interim Priest-in-Charge of Bovey Tracey St John with Heathfield in the Deanery of Moreton for a term of two years. Revd Matthew Tregenza has been appointed as Rector of Crediton, Shobrooke and Sandford with Upton Hellions and took up his role on 4th March 2019. Revd Derek Arnold has been appointed as Rural Dean of Hartland and will be commissioned at a service on 22nd May 2019…

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