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Historic Devon church at Arlington Court to launch Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Historic Devon church at Arlington Court to launch Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Posted: 29th May, 2019

An historic Devon church which no longer holds regular Sunday services has been chosen to host one of the key events for the Thy Kingdom Come 2019 global wave of prayer between Ascension Day (29 May) and Pentecost (9 June) St James’ church on the National Trust’s Arlington Court Estate on Exmoor will be running a number of special treasure-themed activities on Sunday June 2. Events will include a special communion service at 1130 led…

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St Boniface set to become Patron Saint of Devon

St Boniface set to become Patron Saint of Devon

Posted: 24th May, 2019

Devon County Council has voted in favour of an amendment to adopt St Boniface as the Patron Saint of Devon. The decision was made at a full council meeting on 23 May with a majority of councillors voting in favour. St Boniface was born in Crediton and the Boniface Link Association has been campaigning to have him officially made the county’s Patron Saint. The campaign has been backed by the Anglican Bishop of Exeter, Rt…

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Precious treasure: Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Precious treasure: Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Posted: 15th May, 2019

There’s a treasure theme for Thy Kingdom Come 2019 in Devon. The 12 day prayer initiative between Ascension day (29 May) and Pentecost (6 June) is launching with a prayer breakfast at Lee Abbey on the north Devon coast followed by a family treasure hunt at the National Trust’s Arlington Court. Rt Revd Jackie Searle, Bishop of Crediton, will be on hand to help with the clues. She said: “Thy Kingdom Come is a global…

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Call for ‘Eco-churches’ and environmentally-friendly churchyards across Devon

Call for ‘Eco-churches’ and environmentally-friendly churchyards across Devon

Posted: 14th May, 2019

Churches in Devon are being encouraged to become ‘Eco Churches’ in a scheme run by the Christian charity A Rocha. It says the award scheme is for churches who: “want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.” Churches are assessed on their worship and teaching about the environment, how they manage their buildings and land and how churches engage with their local community and in global campaigns. The personal lifestyles of…

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New national role for head of £1.8m Devon rural churches project

New national role for head of £1.8m Devon rural churches project

Posted: 10th May, 2019

The head of the Growing the Rural Church project in Devon is to take up a new national role as Director of Operations with the Churches Conservation Trust. Marian Carson has worked for the Diocese of Exeter for the past two-and-a half years as project manager for Growing the Rural Church. The £1.8m seven year pilot project is funded by the Church of England and aims to work with 100 churches across Devon. It teams-up…

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Devon’s churches planning a warm welcome at Devon County Show

Devon’s churches planning a warm welcome at Devon County Show

Posted: 10th May, 2019

Devon’s church community is planning to show a warm welcome to visitors and exhibitors at the Devon County Show. The church marquee at the Westpoint showground will feature a children’s activity area, youth zone and entertainment in the form of Oddments Theatre Company and the Salvation Army band among others. Visitors will also be able to have a go at bell ringing and volunteers from churches around Devon will be serving free tea and coffee…

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