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Aqua Bears & Prayers Makes a Splash

Aqua Bears & Prayers Makes a Splash

Posted: 21st June, 2022

A toddler group with a difference is making a big splash in East Devon. Aqua Bears and Prayers takes place in a swimming pool in Sampford Peverell and is run by Steph Packham and a team of volunteers. Each session consists of water confidence play, singing, a Bible story, prayer, and plenty of time for the adults and children to get to know each other. Steph is a churchwarden at St Peter’s church in Uplowman…

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Churches Celebrate Platinum Jubilee With Community Events

Churches Celebrate Platinum Jubilee With Community Events

Posted: 7th June, 2022

Churches across Devon celebrated H.M. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a range of events, including special services, bellringing, hand-made bunting, tree-planting ceremonies, cream teas and community lunches, flower festivals and craft events. For many churches it was a way to connect with their local communities and come together after the restrictions of the pandemic. St Pancras church in Plymouth held an All Age service followed by Walking Church, which invites families to journey through the church…

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Platinum Jubilee Service at Exeter Cathedral Honours ‘Extraordinary’ Queen

Platinum Jubilee Service at Exeter Cathedral Honours ‘Extraordinary’ Queen

Posted: 4th June, 2022

People from across Devon have taken part in a special service at Exeter Cathedral to mark the Platinum Jubilee of H.M. The Queen. There were representatives from different military and civilian organisations and charities as well as the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, who is the Queen’s representative in Devon. The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Yolande Henson, was among those who processed into the Cathedral, along with her official insignia, the Sword of Office…

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Jubilee Dresses Showcase the Timeless Splendour of a Church Wedding

Jubilee Dresses Showcase the Timeless Splendour of a Church Wedding

Posted: 31st May, 2022

Two Devon churches are using the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations to exhibit wedding dresses from the past 70 years and showcase their churches as beautiful places to get married. St Mary’s, Kentisbeare and St Thomas of Canterbury, Thorverton will both be displaying wedding dresses and flowers as part of their jubilee celebrations. The festival in Thorverton will include dresses from the last 70 years, some of which were worn at weddings in St Thomas of…

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Devon’s Churches Prepare to Celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Devon’s Churches Prepare to Celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Posted: 31st May, 2022

From village greens to city centres, churches across Devon are planning services and community events to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Bells will be rung across the county at 1130 on Friday 3 June to coincide with the Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral. St Andrew’s Church in Ashburton is one of a number holding a Jubilee-themed flower festival. And on Sunday 5 June hundreds of Jubilee balloons will be released inside…

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South Hams tree training event

South Hams tree training event

Posted: 27th May, 2022

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” – Isaiah 55 Tree wardens in South Hams come together for a day of training to contribute towards the Diocese of Exeter Living Churchyards program, which aims to record and increase the biodiversity in churchyards across Devon. On Saturday 21st  May, the…

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