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St Boniface Awards Are A Chance To Honour Unsung Heroes

St Boniface Awards Are A Chance To Honour Unsung Heroes

Posted: 15th February, 2021

The Bishop of Exeter has launched this year’s St Boniface Awards to honour people in Devon’s church communities who have gone above and beyond to “serve with joy” in the county’s churches, church schools and the wider community. Bishop Robert said he would particularly like to see people being nominated who have been working hard to make a difference during the pandemic. He said “The pandemic has been a traumatic time for individuals, families and…

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Lundy Island’s New Spiritual Fellowship

Lundy Island’s New Spiritual Fellowship

Posted: 12th February, 2021

A new spiritual fellowship has been created, linked to the island of Lundy off the North Devon coast. The Fellowship of St Helen’s is named after the island’s church, which stands at one of its highest points. Anyone is able to join the group, which is described as “A way of searching for God in fellowship with others who share a love of Lundy and its church.” Lundy is in the Diocese of Exeter and…

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Sharing the Love Online

Sharing the Love Online

Posted: 9th February, 2021

This year Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Sunday, will be marked for most of us by a night in rather than a night out. One group of churches in West Devon has decided to bring people together online by organising a Valentine’s wine tasting quiz. The event within the South Tamar Mission Community, near Tavistock, been organised by volunteer Annie Jeffries, Chair of the House of Laity, who represents lay members of Devon’s churches…

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St Raphael’s Healing Snowdrop Ministry

St Raphael’s Healing Snowdrop Ministry

Posted: 1st February, 2021

Tony Parker is Deputy Churchwarden at the Chapel of St Raphael, Huccaby, at an idyllic spot on Dartmoor, next to the River Dart. He says that in non-Covid times around 1000 people a year visit to see the snowdrops which grow abundantly in the churchyard. The retired Police Detective from Sunderland says the best time to see them is between Candlemas, at the beginning of February, and Mothering Sunday in March. He says the snowdrops,…

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Urgent Call for New Governors to Help Devon’s Schools During Pandemic

Urgent Call for New Governors to Help Devon’s Schools During Pandemic

Posted: 1st February, 2021

Schools across Devon, including Plymouth and Torbay, urgently need new governors as they continue to deal with the coronavirus crisis. The Diocese of Exeter, which has responsibility for the county’s 133 Church of England schools, is re-launching its Be A Governor campaign in order to meet the need for volunteer governors on the frontline at this time. Christina Mabin, the Diocesan Education Advisor with responsibility for Governance and a primary school governor herself, said, “Governors…

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Plans for New Torbay Church Plant Get Stage One Funding Approval

Plans for New Torbay Church Plant Get Stage One Funding Approval

Posted: 26th January, 2021

Plans for a new resource church in Torbay have successfully passed Stage 1 of a bid for funding from the Church of England’s Strategic Development Fund. The proposed ‘Bay Church’ would be based at St Andrew’s church in Paignton. “We want to see many more people experience something of the life-changing and hopeful message of Christ” Bishop of Plymouth A resource church works closely with the bishop to intentionally resource mission across an area by…

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