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Archdeacon of Exeter appointed next Archdeacon in Cyprus and Chaplain of St Helena’s Larnaca

Archdeacon of Exeter appointed next Archdeacon in Cyprus and Chaplain of St Helena’s Larnaca

Posted: 5th February, 2019

It was announced today that the Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf has appointed Christopher Futcher as the next Archdeacon in Cyprus and Chaplain of St Helena’s Larnaca.   In his seven years as Archdeacon of Exeter and Warden of Readers, Christopher has made a valuable contribution to the life of the diocese. Our diocese is in a tri-partite relationship with the Diocese of Thika in Kenya and the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, links…

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Bishop Robert urges churches to pray for Yemen as aid agencies unite to call for an end to the crisis

Bishop Robert urges churches to pray for Yemen as aid agencies unite to call for an end to the crisis

Posted: 30th January, 2019

The Bishop of Exeter, The Rt Rev’d Robert Atwell, the Bishop of Plymouth, The Rt Rev’d Nick McKinnel and the Bishop of Crediton, The Rt Rev’d Jackie Searle are urging churches to pray for an end to the suffering of the people of Yemen this Sunday, as millions face the threat of starvation in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis today. Download A prayer for Yemen Bishops Robert, Nick and Jackie are responding to the calls of…

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Announcements January 2019

Announcements January 2019

Posted: 16th January, 2019

Appointments The Revd Michelle Parkman has been appointed as University Chaplain at Marjon and the Revd Claire Mcllory has been appointed as Assistant University Chaplain at Marjon and both were licensed by the Bishop of Plymouth on the 23rd October 2018. Bishop Nick licensed Mrs Sarah Nichols as a Licensed Lay Worker (Anglican Lay Chaplain) at HMP Channings Wood on 25th September 2018. The Revd Rosie Austin has been appointed to be Rural Dean of…

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Diocese appoints BBC journalist to communications role

Diocese appoints BBC journalist to communications role

Posted: 9th January, 2019

The Diocese of Exeter has appointed an accomplished broadcast journalist as its new Director of Communications and Engagement. Chloe Axford has spent the past decade working as a reporter and producer at BBC South West. She also spent two years working in creative arts, drama and video ministry at the Church of the Ascension in south London before moving to Devon in 2007. Chloe said: “I am honoured to be appointed to this role, and…

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Rev John Fisher to be new Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Rev John Fisher to be new Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Posted: 9th January, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Rev John Fisher, has accepted the post of Diocesan Director of Ordinands and we expect him to be in post in early April.  John is currently Patronage Secretary at Church Pastoral Aid Society. John was ordained in 1994 and served his title in Chelmsford diocese.  He subsequently was an incumbent in Nottingham for 10 years.  During this time he was also Rural Dean and Chaplain to the East…

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A Christmas message from Bishop Robert preached in Exeter Cathedral

A Christmas message from Bishop Robert preached in Exeter Cathedral

Posted: 2nd January, 2019

Christmas turns everything upside down. I don’t mean in the sense of disrupting our routine, but in the sense of challenging the way we live. Shot through the events that took place two thousand years ago on that first Christmas is the exhilarating sense of God coming into a divided world and inviting us to share in his project of renewing creation. The extraordinary power of this realisation came home to me in a slightly…

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