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Thousands Experience Exeter Cathedral Come and Pray event

Thousands Experience Exeter Cathedral Come and Pray event

Posted: 6th December, 2023

More than 4350 people visited Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 2 December, as the Come and Pray Diocesan day of prayer and worship took place. Many of them took part in the various prayer activities on offer. The day started with worship led by the Bishop of Plymouth and music from Andy Flannagan leading a band of musicians from local churches. Throughout the day there were prayer stations set-up  throughout the Cathedral’s chapels and open spaces…

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Churches Come and See Events are a Patchwork of Remembering, Tears, Joy, Cake and Community

Churches Come and See Events are a Patchwork of Remembering, Tears, Joy, Cake and Community

Posted: 22nd November, 2023

Come and See community outreach events were held at churches across Devon during Remembrance weekend. The Come and See mission from 10 to 12 November included a tour of Devon by the Archbishop of Canterbury and churches were encouraged to invite people to ‘Come and See’ events to share the Christian faith in a relational way. St Paul’s Church Honiton said “We loved hosting a ‘Come and Remember Cafe. Over 130 came through our doors….

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How can individuals and churches shape global climate decisions, and why we should try.

How can individuals and churches shape global climate decisions, and why we should try.

Posted: 21st November, 2023

COP28 is the annual Conference of the Parties where world leaders meet to discuss, report and decide on global progress to reduce carbon emissions. This year it will take place in the United Arab Emirates from 30th November to 12th December. The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken publicly about how, as a nation, we’re not living up to the call to take action on the crisis of injustice which comes from changes in the stability…

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Devon’s Come and See Weekend was Inspiring, Challenging and Moving

Devon’s Come and See Weekend was Inspiring, Challenging and Moving

Posted: 15th November, 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury may have returned to London after the Come and See weekend, but it’s hoped that this is just the beginning of the ‘Come and See’ journey for all the people who attended Come and See events over the weekend in mission communities across Devon. Rev’d Jeremy Putnam, Diocese Mission Enabler, said “The weekend was such an inspiring and encouraging time. The Archbishop showed himself to be, in every way, the leader…

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Archbishop of Canterbury says he will remember the people he has met after a packed Remembrance weekend tour of Devon

Archbishop of Canterbury says he will remember the people he has met after a packed Remembrance weekend tour of Devon

Posted: 12th November, 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury led the annual Remembrance Sunday service on Plymouth Hoe at the end of his packed weekend tour of Devon. During his prayers, deluged by torrential rain, the Most Rev’d Justin Welby remembered those that had fallen in both World Wars, along with those who have fallen since. He also remembered members of the military currently on deployment, and those fighting in wars around the world today. He said, “We take to…

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Prays for Peace at Remembrance Events in Torquay

The Archbishop of Canterbury Prays for Peace at Remembrance Events in Torquay

Posted: 11th November, 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby took part in the Torbay Armistice Day Commemorations on Saturday 11 November. He began the day in prayer at the Chapel of the Innocents at St Mary the Virgin Church in St Marychurch, Torquay, during an online prayer gathering with the Bishop of Plymouth, The Rt. Rev’d James Grier. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the tragic World War Two bombing raid, in which 21…

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