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Ordination “a new chapter” for 16 people serving Devon with joy

Ordination “a new chapter” for 16 people serving Devon with joy

Posted: 7th September, 2021

This weekend, 16 people will be ordained as new ministers in the Church of England in a service at Exeter Cathedral. The nine men and seven women come from across Devon and range in age from 26 to early 60s. They have spent the last two or three years training for ordained ministry and will spend the next year as deacons, working in churches or a chaplaincy role before becoming fully-fledged priests in a year’s…

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Sherford Community Church Gets Tour of Britain off to a Good Start

Sherford Community Church Gets Tour of Britain off to a Good Start

Posted: 7th September, 2021

Sherford Community Church made the most of being at the start line for the Devon stage of this year’s Tour of Britain cycle race by holding a bike-themed community fun afternoon the day before. The race set off from the new town of Sherford, near Plymouth, on Monday 6 September, looping through the South Hams and across Dartmoor before finishing in Exeter. The Reverend Tom Brassil, vicar of the church, which meets in the town’s…

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Devon Church Treasurer Says Parish Giving Scheme is Supporting Parish Mission and Ministry

Devon Church Treasurer Says Parish Giving Scheme is Supporting Parish Mission and Ministry

Posted: 7th September, 2021

John Emerton is the treasurer of St Disen’s church in Bradninch and was was introduced to the Parish Giving Scheme during a Treasurer training session run by the Diocese of Exeter. He said belonging to the scheme has meant regular income for the church and less administration for him. He found registering onto the scheme was no problem and the forms were easy to complete. After registering, he set about talking to people who give…

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Holiday at Home Shares God’s Love in Uffculme

Holiday at Home Shares God’s Love in Uffculme

Posted: 31st August, 2021

A church in Mid Devon invited people in the community to a rock and roll afternoon tea with live music as part of a four-day summer holiday outreach. Uffculme Holiday@Home took place at St Mary’s church in the village and was aimed at bringing people together and using the building in an imaginative way. Each day’s events linked to a group that will be restarting or developed during the autumn term within the mission community….

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A Generous Harvest

A Generous Harvest

Posted: 31st August, 2021

Generosity week is a great opportunity for you and your church to take time and space to reflect on God’s generosity.
The national church has prepared some excellent resources that can help you do so, which include service materials, podcasts, discipleship resources and activities.
Diocese Mission Resources Adviser, Brigit Kiyaga tells us why generosity week…

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Paratrooper Turned Priest Shares Afghanistan Reflection

Paratrooper Turned Priest Shares Afghanistan Reflection

Posted: 29th August, 2021

Rev’d Huw Riden served in the Paratroopers in Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002 before becoming a photographer. He was ordained in Exeter Diocese in 2017, serving as a curate in Exmouth before recently training as an army chaplain. He is currently Padre to 3 Division Signals Regiment. Here he shares his personal reflection on the Taliban’s sweep back to power and the British withdrawal from Afghanistan, two decades since he and his comrades first went…

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