The Company of St Boniface welcomed 16 new companions on Saturday recognising work from transforming a school to quadrupling the reach of a foodbank. The winners and their family member or friend were welcomed into Exeter Cathedral by the worship band from St Matt’s Exeter. The Bishop of Exeter, The Right Reverend Robert Atwell began the ceremony with addressing the array of actions and accomplishments to be celebrated that evening. Bishop Robert said “It’s been…Read More »
A church mission community in North Devon has been making and delivering cream teas as a way of cheering people up during the pandemic and raising funds.
Stella Scoins, from St Mary Magdalene church in the South Molton Mission Community, has been offering cream teas for special occasions including Easter, the May Day bank holiday and Father’s Day.
An 89-year-old woman who has been volunteering and fundraising for her village church for over seven decades and an 18-year-old student who helped keep her church open during the pandemic are among the 16 recipients of this year’s St Boniface awards. The winners, who were nominated from across Devon, will be admitted into the Company of St Boniface by the Bishop of Exeter in a special service at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 19 June. The…Read More »
A modern folk song written and performed by the youth choir of a Devon church has been included in a national collection of songs inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. Rainbow of Hope has also raised more than £1000 for the local Rowcroft Hospice. The song was recorded by the nine children who make up the choir and band of St Andrew’s, Ipplepen, in Spring 2020. They were aged from seven to 12. With coronavirus restrictions…Read More »
The Archbishop of Canterbury is to visit Devon in September to open a new pilgrimage route in honour of John Coleridge Patteson, the first Bishop of Melanesia. The 12-mile Patteson’s Way is a joint initiative between the Melanesian Mission UK (MMUK) of which Archbishop Justin Welby is President, local school children and the Diocese of Exeter. This year marks 150 years since Patteson, who grew up in Feniton in East Devon, was killed for his…Read More »
For Thy Kingdom Come 2021, a 24/7 online prayer room was filled with continuous prayer for 10 days. Over 230 hours were filled with people praying individually and in groups with others praying offline during the period as well. Diocesan Mission Enabler and organiser of the event Rev’d Preb James Grier said, “It has been so moving to see people signing up for multiple hours in the middle of the night, or staying on for…Read More »