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Exeter Cathedral Girl’s Choir celebrates 25 years with specially commissioned canticles by Nico Muhly

Exeter Cathedral Girl’s Choir celebrates 25 years with specially commissioned canticles by Nico Muhly

Posted: 12th November, 2019

Exeter Cathedral Girls’ Choir is celebrating its 25th birthday this month by performing two new choral works specially commissioned for the anniversary. The new versions of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis are by the renowned American composer Nico Muhly. His previous works have included two operas for the New York Metropolitan Opera, film scores, pop collaborations and church music. He was a boy chorister in Rhode Island and says that when he wrote the pieces…

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Inspiring stories at special St Boniface Award service

Inspiring stories at special St Boniface Award service

Posted: 12th November, 2019

“Liz so deserves this medal, she’s helped hundreds like us. It’s just the little things that Liz does that touches the heart of people. She’s our driving force and without her we wouldn’t be where we are today, none of us.” Christine Hole says when she and her husband were in debt they were saved from taking their own lives by the advice and prayer offered to them by Liz Camp, one of the first…

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Interfaith Advisor reflects on Yoga, Remembrance Sunday and Interfaith week

Interfaith Advisor reflects on Yoga, Remembrance Sunday and Interfaith week

Posted: 8th November, 2019

The Reverend Deborah Parsons is the Interfaith Advisor for the Church of England in Devon. Here she responds to recent press coverage about church hall yoga bookings with a personal reflection on Interfaith week, Remembrance Sunday and where Christians stand on yoga: “The beauty of the Anglican Church is its breadth. It recognises that theology, how we speak, know and understand God is a life-long journey. We’re invited to be curious, to listen to difference…

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New online safeguarding tool for churches

New online safeguarding tool for churches

Posted: 4th November, 2019

The Church of England in Devon has signed up to a free online tool to make it easier for churches to manage their safeguarding requirements. The Parish Safeguarding Dashboard will also enable the Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding Team to make sure that each parish is up to date with its safeguarding administration and help those which may be struggling. Charlie Pitman, Safeguarding Advisor for Diocese of Exeter, said: “It should make life easier for churches….

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Celebrating the unsung heroes and heroines of Devon’s church communities

Celebrating the unsung heroes and heroines of Devon’s church communities

Posted: 1st November, 2019

The first people to be admitted to the new Company of St Boniface were presented with their medals during a special service at Exeter Cathedral on November 9. The award has been introduced by the Bishop of Exeter to honour volunteers who have made a substantial contribution to Devon’s churches, communities and schools. It also recognises those who have worked to support churches abroad. The nine winners were nominated by church members across Devon. “Liz…

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New book shows that ‘The Rule of St Benedict’ is more relevant than ever

New book shows that ‘The Rule of St Benedict’ is more relevant than ever

Posted: 24th October, 2019

In our modern age of fast paced living, the writings of a monk who lived 1,500 years ago offer the perfect anecdote to the busyness of life. In his new book, Life with St Benedict, Richard Frost uses the Rule of St Benedict as the basis for daily reflections. Through his new book Richard hopes to help people “relate their faith to ordinary day to day life”. He hopes that readers will see a relationship…

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