Latest Diocesan News

Share this page     

Bickington Lunch Club Brings Community Together with Hot Food and Puddings

Bickington Lunch Club Brings Community Together with Hot Food and Puddings

Posted: 31st January, 2023

A team of volunteers in the Devon village of Bickington are running a monthly ‘Soup and Pud Lunch Club’ at the village hall as a way of bringing the community together and raising money for the church and local charities. The menu includes warming soups, hearty mains, puddings and hot drinks. The Lunch Club, which launched in September 2022, was the vision of Michael Hext. Michael wanted to build a warm and relaxed atmosphere and…

Read More »
New Mobile Social Supermarket and Foodbank Launched in Torbay

New Mobile Social Supermarket and Foodbank Launched in Torbay

Posted: 31st January, 2023

A new mobile food project has been launched in Torbay to help people affected by the cost-of-living crisis. The YUM Project will run from a converted minibus, with a view to reaching people who might find it hard to access current food support schemes in a fixed location. YUM stands for YOU+US= MORE and will include a Social Supermarket and Food-bank provision on the minibus. It will operate five days a week across Torbay using…

Read More »
Exeter Cathedral Holocaust Memorial Day Event Calls Us to Bear Witness

Exeter Cathedral Holocaust Memorial Day Event Calls Us to Bear Witness

Posted: 27th January, 2023

More than 600 people gathered in Exeter Cathedral to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 and hear TV presenter Robert Rinder speak about the importance of bearing witness to the stories of both survivors and victims. The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day this year was Ordinary People. Rinder, a barrister who is known for his show Judge Rinder, is a third generation Holocaust Survivor. He was accompanied by Plymouth psychiatrist Bernie Graham, another descendent of Holocaust…

Read More »
Ukraine Refugee Support Update

Ukraine Refugee Support Update

Posted: 24th January, 2023

The Archdeacon of Plymouth, the Ven. Nick Shutt, shares this update on the Diocese of Exeter Ukraine Refugee Support Scheme: “When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, we as a Diocese, like so many others, were moved to respond by offering sanctuary to Ukrainian families fleeing the war. To that end, we teamed-up with Citizens UK to match refugee families with host families in Devon. “We were touched and overwhelmed by the number of people…

Read More »
Bishops Respond to Living in Love and Faith Proposals

Bishops Respond to Living in Love and Faith Proposals

Posted: 20th January, 2023

The Bishops of the Diocese of Exeter have written to clergy and church officers across Devon following the publication of the Living in Love and Faith proposals regarding same sex relationships. The pastoral letter from Bishop Robert, Bishop Jackie and Bishop James said “We are writing to you, following the publication of the proposals agreed by the College of Bishops in relation to Living in Love and Faith. “As bishops of the Church of England,…

Read More »
Wembury Parish Magazine Wins National Award

Wembury Parish Magazine Wins National Award

Posted: 10th January, 2023

A parish magazine from Devon has officially made it into the nation’s top ten. The Wembury Review was awarded 10th  place in the National Parish Magazine Awards, out of a total of 450 entries. The Review, published by St Werburgh’s church in Wembury, celebrated its 50th birthday in 2022 but had never entered the competition before. “I thought this would be the year to have a go,” said editor Nicholas Whitehead, a former print and…

Read More »