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Bishop Jackie looks forward to serving the people of Devon with joy and with hope

Bishop Jackie looks forward to serving the people of Devon with joy and with hope

Posted: 15th October, 2018

Those who oppress and spread hatred cannot triumph over the souls of those who rejoice and celebrate, said the new Bishop of Crediton in her first sermon in the Diocese of Exeter. Speaking at her welcome service in Exeter Cathedral, the Rt Revd Jackie Searle said: “People need hope in our world. We need purpose, a sense of belonging, and belief in a greater power, that power we know as God. “Do not be put…

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Devon vicar to be new Archdeacon of Gloucester

Devon vicar to be new Archdeacon of Gloucester

Posted: 15th October, 2018

An “outstanding vicar” from the Diocese of Exeter has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Gloucester. The Revd Preb Hilary Dawson, Rector of Holyford Mission Community based in Colyford, is to take up the role made vacant when the former archdeacon, Jackie Searle, was made Bishop of Crediton. Hilary has also been appointed a residentiary canon of Gloucester Cathedral. The news was announced by the Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek.  Hilary…

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Readers licensed at Cathedral service

Readers licensed at Cathedral service

Posted: 10th October, 2018

Please pray for our new Readers who were licensed by Bishop Robert to work across the Diocese of Exeter at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday. Bishop Robert licensed six new Readers who have completed their training in the diocese and five Readers who have transferred their licences.  The Revd John Lees, the Bishop’s Officer for Self-Supporting ministry preached, and encouraged Readers to build bridges between the church and the world, and to continue to grow in…

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Becky Totterdell to step down from her role as Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Becky Totterdell to step down from her role as Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Posted: 10th October, 2018

The Revd Canon Becky Totterdell has announced her intention to step down from her role as Diocesan Director of Ordinands on 31 December 2018. Becky has been DDO since 2010 and over the past eight years has conscientiously guided countless people through the discernment process. Many deacons and priests exercising ministry in the Diocese of Exeter and beyond will remember with thanksgiving Becky’s prayerful pastoral support. Becky will continue as a residentiary canon of Exeter Cathedral….

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Latest ordinations of priests and deacons

Latest ordinations of priests and deacons

Posted: 4th October, 2018

Congratulations to those ordained Priests by the Bishop of Exeter in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 29 September: Judith Blowey Benefice of Tavistock, Gulworthy and Brent Tor Darryl Cree Benefice of Plymouth Emmanuel, St Paul Efford, and St Augustine Simon Hitchcock Benefice of Seaton and Beer Marc Kerslake Benefice of Whimple, Talaton, Clyst Saint Lawrence and Clyst Hydon Kimberley Lovell Benefice of St Jude Plymouth Russell Morgan Benefice of Cullompton Huw Ryden Benefice of Littleham cum…

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Online survey and award scheme for ‘Eco Churches’

Online survey and award scheme for ‘Eco Churches’

Posted: 3rd October, 2018

As part of its work in becoming an ‘Eco-Diocese’, the Diocese of Exeter is encouraging local parishes and Mission Communities to become ‘Eco Churches’.  They can register online for an award from Christian congregation charity A Rocha – for details click here. The scheme invites congregations to think about their responsibility in caring for God’s whole Creation through asking question about their worship, their energy use, their churchyards and more.  By completing the survey you…

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