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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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Stand For General Synod to Make A Difference on Climate Change, Social Justice, Marriage and More

Stand For General Synod to Make A Difference on Climate Change, Social Justice, Marriage and More

Posted: 24th August, 2021

Anne Foreman worships at Exeter Cathedral and St Michael’s church, Heavitree. She has represented Devon on the Church of England General Synod since 2015 and previously sat on it for Guildford Diocese.
This autumn there is an election for new members. The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 8 September. Anne is standing down.
Here she explains why she wants as many people as possible to consider standing for this important role…

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Candles Lit in Keyham Service and Across Devon to Remember Victims

Candles Lit in Keyham Service and Across Devon to Remember Victims

Posted: 18th August, 2021

Candles were lit and flowers laid during the service of ‘Prayer and Hope’ to bring Plymouth together, which was held in the minster church of St Andrew’s on Wednesday 18 April, six days after five people were killed by a gunman in the Keyham area of the city. The Bishop of Plymouth, the Right Reverend Nick McKinnel led the service…

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