Churches in Devon are being encouraged to consider their cultural heritage, including monuments, memorials and headstones.
It follows new Church of England guidance addressing concerns over memorials with links to slavery or other contested heritage…
Shirley Ann Williams was an “enthusiastic and committed” lay person who played a key part in the campaign to allow women to be ordained in the Church of England.
She sat on the General Synod from 1985 to 2010 and worked tirelessly as part of the Central Council for the Movement for the Ordination of Women (MOW)….
There is something powerful about people joining together in a relay of continuous prayer, according to Rev’d James Grier, the Diocese of Exeter’s Mission Enabler. He is keen for as many church groups and individuals as possible to sign-up for a one-hour slot in the diocese Zoom Prayer Room, starting on Ascension Day (Thursday May 13) and finishing on Pentecost Sunday on May 23. The prayer room is part of Thy Kingdom Come, the 10-day…Read More »
“I really believe in what we are doing with Living in Love and Faith. “This is our moment, this is the task of our generation in the Church, to be thinking about gender, identity, sexuality and marriage, and from the resources of our faith and spiritual life, to share in these important conversations.” The Bishop of Crediton, the Right Reverend Jackie Searle, is the Diocese of Exeter Advocate for the Living in Love and Faith…Read More »
The Church of England in Devon has been successful in its £1.5m funding bid for a new mission initiative aimed at young people and families in Torbay. The new Bay Church will be based at St Andrew’s Church in Paignton. Rev’d Matt Bray, currently a curate at Harbour Church in Portsmouth, has been appointed as the church’s leader. He said, “It feels very exciting and a very welcome answer to prayer! “I feel so grateful…Read More »