Rev’d Huw Riden served in the Paratroopers in Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002 before becoming a photographer. He was ordained in Exeter Diocese in 2017, serving as a curate in Exmouth before recently training as an army chaplain. He is currently Padre to 3 Division Signals Regiment. Here he shares his personal reflection on the Taliban’s sweep back to power and the British withdrawal from Afghanistan, two decades since he and his comrades first went…Read More »
Anne Foreman worships at Exeter Cathedral and St Michael’s church, Heavitree. She has represented Devon on the Church of England General Synod since 2015 and previously sat on it for Guildford Diocese.
This autumn there is an election for new members. The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 8 September. Anne is standing down.
Here she explains why she wants as many people as possible to consider standing for this important role…
Candles were lit and flowers laid during the service of ‘Prayer and Hope’ to bring Plymouth together, which was held in the minster church of St Andrew’s on Wednesday 18 April, six days after five people were killed by a gunman in the Keyham area of the city. The Bishop of Plymouth, the Right Reverend Nick McKinnel led the service…Read More »
A beach labyrinth artist from Cornwall is looking for seaside churches in Devon to collaborate with.
Andrew Nicholson has already created a number of beach labyrinths in Cornwall.
For him, creating them is an act of reflection, mission and prayer.
Andrew said, “Much of my labyrinth work on the beach involves an invitation to reflect on each individual’s journey and issues they may have been facing…”
The parish priest of Keyham has said he would like his church to do more to support mental health work in the community. Five people, including a three-year-old girl, were killed in a mass shooting in the Plymouth suburb on Thursday, before the 22-year-old gunman, Jake Davison, turned the gun on himself. Father David Way led prayers for the victims: Maxine Davison, Sophie Martyn, Lee Martyn, Stephen Washington and Kate Shepherd during the Sunday service…Read More »
The Bishop of Plymouth, the Right Reverend Nick McKinnel, has issued this statement in response to the mass shooting in Plymouth: “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been injured or bereaved by this terrible shooting in Plymouth. It is horrific to think of it happening in our own city. St Thomas Church in Keyham and St Marks Church in Ford are open for anyone who would like somewhere to pray and reflect…Read More »