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Earl of Devon’s hopes for future of 15th Century church in Honiton

Earl of Devon’s hopes for future of 15th Century church in Honiton

Posted: 1st May, 2019

The Earl of Devon has said that he hopes a new community use can be found for an historic church in Honiton which has family connections. St Michael’s Church dates from the 15th Century but in the 19th Century a new parish church, St Paul’s, was built in the town to serve the growing population and St Michael’s was re-designated a “chapel of ease”. It was closed to the public earlier this year because of…

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Announcements April 2019

Announcements April 2019

Posted: 24th April, 2019

Appointments Revd Nick Debney has been appointed as Interim Priest-in-Charge of Bovey Tracey St John with Heathfield in the Deanery of Moreton for a term of two years. Revd Matthew Tregenza has been appointed as Rector of Crediton, Shobrooke and Sandford with Upton Hellions and took up his role on 4th March 2019. Revd Derek Arnold has been appointed as Rural Dean of Hartland and will be commissioned at a service on 22nd May 2019…

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Bishop of Exeter’s Easter Message

Bishop of Exeter’s Easter Message

Posted: 20th April, 2019

In his Easter message for 2019 Bishop Robert compares the emotions of Holy Week with the uncertainty, anxiety and, in some cases, anger surrounding the current political uncertainty in the UK over Brexit. In a week which has also seen a devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and large scale climate change protests, he says the central message of Easter is still one of new life and hope.      

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Church escape rooms and Champing: Devon’s two new Archdeacons’ track-record in using technology for mission

Church escape rooms and Champing: Devon’s two new Archdeacons’ track-record in using technology for mission

Posted: 15th April, 2019

After a rigorous selection process, two talented priests with a track record in using technology, glamping and even escape rooms as a tool for mission have been appointed to key roles in the Church of England in Devon. The Reverend Prebendary Nick Shutt has been appointed as the Archdeacon of Plymouth. He has already been acting-up in the role for over a year. His ministry will be inaugurated at a special service at St Andrew’s,…

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Four key aims for Pray, Grow, Serve vision in 2019

Four key aims for Pray, Grow, Serve vision in 2019

Posted: 5th April, 2019

The Bishop of Exeter has taken a tour of his garden to illustrate the Diocese of Exeter’s four key aims for 2019. In a video shown at the latest Diocesan Synod, Bishop Robert outlined plans to help churches reach out to: children and families, young people aged 17 to 25, people over 55 and those on the fringes of church. The four aims build on the diocese vision to: Grow in prayer, Make new disciples…

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Devon churches building bridges over Brexit

Devon churches building bridges over Brexit

Posted: 29th March, 2019

A number of Devon churches are engaging with the ongoing uncertainty over the Brexit process by organising prayer vigils and time for reflection and discussion. Nationally the Church of England is encouraging churches to hold Tea and Brexit events, where people are invited to get together to chat over a cup of tea and to pray for the UK. St Davids Church in Exeter held a 12 hour prayer vigil from 8am to 8pm on…

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