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Readers licensed at Cathedral service

Readers licensed at Cathedral service

Posted: 10th October, 2018

Please pray for our new Readers who were licensed by Bishop Robert to work across the Diocese of Exeter at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday. Bishop Robert licensed six new Readers who have completed their training in the diocese and five Readers who have transferred their licences.  The Revd John Lees, the Bishop’s Officer for Self-Supporting ministry preached, and encouraged Readers to build bridges between the church and the world, and to continue to grow in…

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Becky Totterdell to step down from her role as Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Becky Totterdell to step down from her role as Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Posted: 10th October, 2018

The Revd Canon Becky Totterdell has announced her intention to step down from her role as Diocesan Director of Ordinands on 31 December 2018. Becky has been DDO since 2010 and over the past eight years has conscientiously guided countless people through the discernment process. Many deacons and priests exercising ministry in the Diocese of Exeter and beyond will remember with thanksgiving Becky’s prayerful pastoral support. Becky will continue as a residentiary canon of Exeter Cathedral….

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Latest ordinations of priests and deacons

Latest ordinations of priests and deacons

Posted: 4th October, 2018

Congratulations to those ordained Priests by the Bishop of Exeter in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 29 September: Judith Blowey Benefice of Tavistock, Gulworthy and Brent Tor Darryl Cree Benefice of Plymouth Emmanuel, St Paul Efford, and St Augustine Simon Hitchcock Benefice of Seaton and Beer Marc Kerslake Benefice of Whimple, Talaton, Clyst Saint Lawrence and Clyst Hydon Kimberley Lovell Benefice of St Jude Plymouth Russell Morgan Benefice of Cullompton Huw Ryden Benefice of Littleham cum…

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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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