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Bishop Robert rededicates St Nicholas Church bells

Bishop Robert rededicates St Nicholas Church bells

Posted: 1st November, 2017

The new bells of St Nicholas church in Combe Raleigh were rededicated by Bishop Robert in a special service last Sunday (29 October). The local community raised £110,000 to purchase the bells. The church previously had three bells in poor condition that had hardly been rung for fifty years. Following advice, the church set about devising a scheme for six bells and raising the necessary funds which has taken six years. Trevor Hitchcock one of…

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Bishop Nick November letter

Posted: 1st November, 2017

The Rt Rev Nick McKinnel, Bishop of Plymouth, records his November  letter to the diocese. The text of the letter is printed in the November 2017 issue of the Church of England Devon magazine.

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Green Champion Award goes to Martyn Goss

Green Champion Award goes to Martyn Goss

Posted: 25th October, 2017

Congratulations go to Martyn Goss our very own Director of Church and Society for sharing the Church Times Green Champion Award which was announced at a ceremony at Lambeth Palace last week. The ecumenical awards attracted 117 entries in five categories. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: “Responding to climate change is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God’s creation. Meanwhile, to love our neighbour — particularly, in this case, our neighbour…

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Churches re-connecting with communities in Devon through memory cafes and messy church

Churches re-connecting with communities in Devon through memory cafes and messy church

Posted: 19th October, 2017

THE latest figures showing the number of worshippers in Devon churches reveal a modest growth, demonstrating that churches are working hard to connect with people in their communities. Though nationally the number of people who regularly attend church services continues to decline, in Devon attendance figures grew by 200 people, to 25,700 regularly attending church in 2016. Bishop Sarah, the Bishop of Crediton, said: “The church continues to be at the heart of many communities…

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Revitalised theological training for South West unveiled

Revitalised theological training for South West unveiled

Posted: 18th October, 2017

The Dioceses of Exeter and Truro have unveiled new plans to revitalize theological training in the South West. The new plans include the reshaping of the South West Ministry Training Course to ensure it is more closely integrated with the two dioceses, and the opening of St Mellitus SW. SWMTC, which caters for non residential and part time ordinands, is to be led from this autumn by the directors of mission for the two dioceses,…

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