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The Archbishop of Canterbury brings ‘Incredible Message of Hope’ to Students at Devon School

The Archbishop of Canterbury brings ‘Incredible Message of Hope’ to Students at Devon School

Posted: 10th November, 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury has inspired students and shared a message of hope, drawing from his own personal experiences, during a school visit in Devon. The Most Rev’d Justin Welby visited Ilfracombe Academy, in North Devon, as part of a weekend of mission called ‘Come and See’. During his visit the Archbishop led two assemblies, one for students and another for staff. During his assembly with the students at Ilfracombe Academy, Archbishop Justin opened up…

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Archbishop of Canterbury will Pray for Peace at Remembrance Events in Torquay and Plymouth

Archbishop of Canterbury will Pray for Peace at Remembrance Events in Torquay and Plymouth

Posted: 7th November, 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury is visiting Torbay on Saturday 11 November to take part in the Armistice Day commemorations there. The Most Reverend Justin Welby will begin the day in prayer at the Chapel of the Innocents at St Mary the Virgin Church in St Marychurch, Torquay. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the World War Two bombing raid in which 21 children and three Sunday School teachers were killed while attending Sunday School…

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Community Rallied Together to Support Devon School Following Tragic Fire

Community Rallied Together to Support Devon School Following Tragic Fire

Posted: 1st November, 2023

A school in Devon has been following its vision of ‘dreaming, believing and achieving together’ with support from the local community after a difficult emergency earlier this year. Lamerton Church of England Primary School, Tavistock, experienced a fire overnight on Tuesday 7 February 2023. The fire was caused by old electrical cabling in the walls, and the emergency was discovered by school caretaker Kath Davey, who lives nearby to the school. Kath immediately alerted the…

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Momentum gathering for ‘Come and See’ events at churches across Devon

Momentum gathering for ‘Come and See’ events at churches across Devon

Posted: 23rd October, 2023

Churches in Devon are busy planning a wide variety of outreach events for the Come and See mission weekend, supported by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Come and See will take place over Remembrance weekend from 10 to 12 November. The aim is for churches to invite people in their communities to ‘come and see’ something of our Christian faith. Events planned include Come and Remember, at St Michael and All Angel Church, Stockland – which…

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Archbishop of Canterbury to Hold Conversations About Grief at University of Exeter Event

Archbishop of Canterbury to Hold Conversations About Grief at University of Exeter Event

Posted: 20th October, 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is to take part in an event focusing on bereavement during his visit to Devon over Remembrance weekend. The Archbishop in Conversation will take place at the University of Exeter on Saturday 11 November. The afternoon event will explore themes of loss, bereavement, and hope. It will draw on Archbishop Justin’s own experience of losing his baby daughter some years’ ago, and more recently his mother. The Archbishop in…

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Praying for an End to Violence and Suffering in Gaza and Israel

Praying for an End to Violence and Suffering in Gaza and Israel

Posted: 17th October, 2023

A statement from the Acting Bishop of Exeter, the Rt. Rev’d Jackie Searle, about the Middle East: It is just a week ago that news began to break of a huge breach of Israeli defences by Hamas, the terrorist organisation based in Gaza. The violence since then has been brutal and shocking. Our Archbishops have called for prayer, and for restraint on all sides. Those of us who were on pilgrimage to the Holy Land…

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