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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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Busy time ahead for Diocesan Synod with five elections starting this month

Busy time ahead for Diocesan Synod with five elections starting this month

Posted: 3rd October, 2018

There is a busy time ahead for the members of the new Diocesan Synod as this month sees the beginning of five elections for which they make up the electorate: the Bishop’s Diocesan Council, the Vacancy in See Committee, the Diocesan Board of Patronage, the Diocesan Board of Education and the Archidiaconal Mission and Pastoral Committees. Apart from the election to the Bishop’s Diocesan Council, candidates in the lay elections must be actual communicants, aged…

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Jackie Searle ordained as bishop today

Jackie Searle ordained as bishop today

Posted: 27th September, 2018

The future Bishop of Crediton was ordained as a bishop today, (Thursday, September 27). The Ven Jackie Searle was episcopally ordained in a service at Southwark Cathedral led by the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu. Jackie said: “I have been greatly looking forward to today’s service; I am really excited about all that lies ahead, both today and in my new role as Bishop of Crediton in Exeter…

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Keeping Devon’s churchyards buzzing!

Keeping Devon’s churchyards buzzing!

Posted: 20th September, 2018

As part of the Devon Living Churchyard’s project, Exeter Eco Diocese is running a series of workshops on developing these pockets of church land as a key part of our ministry. Last week at Buckfast, Clare Densley from the Buckfast Abbey Beekeeping Department, talked about the huge benefit of encouraging bees in churchyards – including the siting of hives in appropriately hidden areas. Bees are such amazing creatures and play such an important role in…

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Chairs for the House of Clergy and Laity

Chairs for the House of Clergy and Laity

Posted: 19th September, 2018

The process for the election of the Chairs of the Houses of Diocesan Synod has been completed and we are pleased to announce that Mrs Annie Jefferies of Tavistock Deanery has been elected as the Chair of the House of Laity.  Annie has been a member of Diocesan Synod and the Bishop’s Diocesan Council for some years and said, “I am delighted to represent and Chair the House of Laity of Exeter Diocese in this…

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Domestic abuse seminar attended by over 70 people

Domestic abuse seminar attended by over 70 people

Posted: 19th September, 2018

Over 70 people from across the Diocese of Exeter attended the ‘In Churches Too: Church Responses to Domestic Abuse’ seminar held in Crediton on Friday 7 September, hosted by Kathy Roberts, Dean of Women’s Ministry, and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. #inchurchestoo The keynote speaker, Dr Rebecca Barnes from the University of Leicester, presented the key findings from her In Churches Too report, a ground-breaking study commissioned by Christian charity Restored to examine awareness, attitudes and…

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