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Devon Church to Host Musical Evening to Support Ukraine

Devon Church to Host Musical Evening to Support Ukraine

Posted: 30th January, 2024

St Matthew’s Church in Torquay will be hosting an evening of music, filled with performances and heartfelt melodies, to support Ukraine. A range of talented musicians will be showcasing their skills, playing a variety of genres, including classical, jazz, pop, folk, and there will even be a performance by a 10 year old Elvis Impersonator! The event has been put on to support Ukraine and it’s people, helping to move families and vulnerable people to…

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18 Churches Get Green Light for Give 2 Go Green Scheme

18 Churches Get Green Light for Give 2 Go Green Scheme

Posted: 30th January, 2024

18 churches have been successful in their applications in a new Church of England project called Give 2 Go Green. Give 2 Go Green is a new grant fund which helps churches install measures that reduce their carbon emissions. It is a pilot project, currently being conducted in the Diocese of Exeter and the Diocese of Leeds, with funding from the Church of England’s Net Zero Carbon Programme. The project offers churches a 50% grant…

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Devon Churches Scam Emails Warning

Devon Churches Scam Emails Warning

Posted: 24th January, 2024

Churches in Devon are being warned to be on the alert for an email scam in which fake emails are being sent out which look like they are from a bishop or the local vicar. In fact they are a fraud, designed to trick recipients into doing the sender a ‘favour’ by buying online gift cards for them. Some people have lost thousands of pounds before realising their bishop or vicar has not really emailed…

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Pupil Chaplains help Students and Staff at Devon School to ‘Live Life in all it’s Fullness’

Pupil Chaplains help Students and Staff at Devon School to ‘Live Life in all it’s Fullness’

Posted: 3rd January, 2024

Eighteen year six pupils at the Torre Church of England Academy have been making a difference in their school by taking on the role of Pupil Chaplains. Each Pupil Chaplain is linked to a class at the school. Part of their role is to develop a relationship with the class, to ensure they can deliver engaging and age-appropriate opportunities for worship and reflection. The Journey to Becoming Pupil Chaplains To become Pupil Chaplains, the pupils…

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Bearers of Light and Hope: Bishop Jackie’s Christmas Message

Bearers of Light and Hope: Bishop Jackie’s Christmas Message

Posted: 19th December, 2023

The Rt. Rev’d Jackie Searle, Acting Bishop of Exeter, shares her Christmas 2023 message: “I was told once that even the smallest little tealight, if put in a window on a dark night and without obstructions in the way, can be seen up to two miles away. Just think of the effect of that small light shining out in the darkness, and even more so when we join that light with others.” Rt. Rev’d Jackie…

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Devon Primary School Students Voice ‘We Are the Ocean’ and Call for Change in Moving COP28 Film

Devon Primary School Students Voice ‘We Are the Ocean’ and Call for Change in Moving COP28 Film

Posted: 11th December, 2023

Pupils at The Beacon Church of England Primary School in Exmouth have starred in a film that was released at COP28 this year. The year six class at the primary school have been working with the Green Futures team at the University of Exeter on the Schools Across the Ocean Project. The project was jointly developed between the University of Exeter, the Emirates Literature Foundation, Khorfakken University, and other collaborators. The Schools Across the Ocean…

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