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Cover Story: Life on the Beach
Does your church building work for your Christians from various churches and the
mission, buzz with life and celebrate its Cathedral in Exeter are joining together to
architectural heritage? explore and share the love of God, as seen in
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Lent 2006 at St David’s, Exeter
I always approach the season of Lent with a certain amount of trepidation and, with the passing of the
years, this feeling is growing, not diminishing. I think it is, maybe, about no longer being able to ﬁnd excuses
for not addressing spiritual issues/worries/doubts – the deeper parts of my being. Lent comes and I can’t
say, “My life is far too busy to think about that” or “that can wait until another time”.
Each week in Lent a visiting speaker helped a group of us to focus on God’s call. Being able to be part of
these Monday evening Lent sevices at St Davids has been a gift - ﬁve hours in Lent when I can do what I
have been putting off for such a long time – thinking deeply.
The call of God – what has God created me to be? - ﬁve evenings in which we ﬁnd a “holy space” to think
and pray about the call of God. This was the title of the 2006 St. David’s Lent evenings. What a challenge
this was and is! John Powell’s powerful words, printed in the Lent leaﬂet, says it all, “No one else can speak
my message, or sing my song, or offer my act of love. These are entrusted only to me.”
The songs sung and messages spoken by the ﬁve invited speakers were varied and personal. John Searle’s
very moving account of how God has used his gifts, as a doctor, priest and lately as a personal ﬁtness
trainer, in different ways at different stages of his life spoke to me strongly and forced me to look at where
I am now with my own challenging job.
The music and words, so sensitively chosen, ﬁlled my “holy space” with beauty and peace and reinforced
how God-given creative gifts are. The prayer stations, positioned all around the church, enabled me to
reﬂect on my own, but with others. I was able to think about what God’s gifts to me are and, probably
most importantly, am I listening to what God is trying to say to me?
Parish Development Questions
The Abolition of
I ﬁnd it hard to argue the truth Slavery 1807-2007
of the Christian faith. What can There was much debate at General Synod in February, as
help? many readers may have seen through ‘The Church Times’.
The debate centred on the involvement in the Church
In years gone by, people in Britain held
of England with slavery, given the bicentennial of the
heated debates about what was ‘true’ in the
abolition of slavery within the British Empire by William
Christian religion. That’s how we got our
Wilberforce and others is next year.
different denominations – it really mattered
whether you had bishops or whether you I have been a member and fundraiser for Anti-Slavery
baptised babies. People parted company International for many years (the successor to the
over such issues, because establishing ‘the Anti-Slavery Society). It staggers me how any Christian
truth’ in religion was very important. Church could have been involved. One example is that
Times have changed. People in Britain are the forerunner to the USPG had slaves and had them
not arguing much over whether issues branded “SOCIETY”. Following the abolition of slavery
regarding religion are ‘true’. Mostly they ask, the then-Bishop of Exeter received hundreds of pounds
‘Does it work? Does it solve my problems?’ in recompense!
Yes, it’s a deﬁcient question. We are in great
Well, you may say, that was a long time ago. Sadly there
peril if we only ask whether particular
are now more slaves in the world than when they were
spiritual beliefs ‘work’. But unless we answer
abolished. There is probably no country in the world
the questions people are asking, we will
where slavery does not exist – including our own!
never get on to the questions they are not
asking. Anti-Slavery International achieves a lot by petitioning
The primary challenge for the church in governments and having ﬁeld workers all over the world.
our culture is to be different, not to talk However it is very limited and is always looking for more
different. People are likely to come to faith members and funds. So why not become a member
when they experience the shared life of (to ﬁnd out more, if you have access to a computer, the
the people of God, see other people being website is www.antislavery.org or phone their South
changed by the gospel, begin to see their London Head Ofﬁce on 020 7501 8920) and get your
own lives affected by it – and then ask, ‘So Church to donate the collection on William Wilberforce
what is it all about? What does it mean?’ Day (and annually) which this year is on Sunday 30th July.
Anti-Slavery International is the world’s oldest human
That is today’s opportunity to talk. And we rights organisation.
will ﬁnd that it is no longer about arguing,
but about explaining – explaining what has Graham Martin
been true for us and pointing people to Server, Exeter Cathedral and All Saints, Exmouth
the wider truths of the Christian faith. It is
being ready to answer the questions that are
thrown up by the way we live. And if no-one
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The Mission to Seafarers
Exciting, challenging, romantic. These are all words that a life
on the ocean waves bring to mind. But lonely, dangerous
and poorly paid is sometimes more accurate.
Ships can be a tough workplace, as well as taking
seafarers far from home, family and friends.
The Mission to Seafarers offers a listening ear,
friendship and spiritual support to thousands
of seafarers worldwide as well as practical
help in justice and welfare cases.
We are a mission agency of the Church of
England and depend entirely on donations
to do this work so please remember
seafarers this year and especially on
Sea Sunday July 9.
To donate online or for more information on our
150th anniversary events, please visit
www.missiontoseafarers.org or contact:
The Mission to Seafarers,
St. Michael Paternoster Royal,
College Hill, London EC4R 2RL
Tel: 020 7248 5202
Fax: 020 7248 4761
Registered Charity No. 212432
New Appointments in the Diocese
Cyprus and the Gulf Appointments care of anyone in the Diocese with a hearing loss.
This will include offering opportunities for worship,
Ian Young, Archdeacon Emeritus (remaining
pastoral care and evangelistic outreach in sign
Chaplain at Qatar); Steve Collis, Archdeacon in
language (BSL). She will also be an ‘advocate’ for
Cyprus (as well as Dean of St Paul’s Nicosia); Alan
Deaf and hard-of-hearing people within their own
Hayday, Archdeacon in the Gulf (as well as Dean of
church and community as well as advising diocesan
St Christopher’s Bahrain).
clergy and staff. Catherine will be licensed for her
new role on 19th June in Sandford.
Hat-trick for Exeter Cathedral
There are 3 Deaf Churches in Devon
Canon Neil Collings, Treasurer at Exeter Cathedral,
– in Plymouth, Torquay and Exeter – which meet
has been appointed as the next Dean of St
monthly for worship and at other times for
fellowship or for evangelistic courses such as Alpha.
Uniquely, Exeter Cathedral has now provided three Additionally, there is a monthly interpreted service
members of its Chapter as Deans of other English at St Paul’s, Tiverton. One of the challenges of the
cathedrals in rapid succession (Keith Jones to York, role is to explore what the Church of England has
2004, and David Ison to Bradford, 2005). to offer Deaf people in north and mid-Devon.
Speaking about his appointment, Canon Collings The ofﬁce base for Catherine’s work will be in our
says: “After seven years in Exeter, I shall greatly new ofﬁce at The Old Deanery.
miss all the people I have come to know, my
The new Chaplain with Deaf People in Devon
colleagues, the Diocese and my native Devon. My
comes to us with many gifts, a passion for those
work as Canon Treasurer here means that I look
who are left out and an enthusiasm for all that
after stones – the fabric of the Cathedral – and ‘the
she does. Catherine will need our prayers,
living stones’, the people. Thank you to everyone in
encouragement and care in this demanding dual
the Diocese for all their prayers and support over
these gloriously happy years.
“I am thrilled to be called to serve the Cathedral New dual-role for the Bishop of
at Bury which is both a beacon for Suffolk but
also very much the home of a lively, worshipping Exeter’s Chaplain
congregation. My role will be to develop the vision As reported last month, The Revd Andrew Godsall
of the Cathedral as a spiritual ‘beacon’ for Suffolk.” is to be the next Director of Ministry for the
Diocese and a Residentiary Canon for Exeter
Neil is also delighted that his future home has a Cathedral. Andrew, 46, has served as Assistant and
nice garden for his two cats, Emma and Thomas. Chaplain to the Bishop of Exeter since September
There will be a farewell service for him in Exeter 2001.
Cathedral on Sunday 9th July at 3pm. He will be
installed as Dean in Bury St Edmunds on 16th The Director of Ministry is a key player in
September. overseeing the development of lay people and
clergy in their discipleship as baptised Christians
Chaplaincy with the Deaf Church and in the particular ministries to which they are
The Revd Catherine Carlyon has been appointed called.
as the new Chaplain among Deaf People in Exeter He leads the Council for Worship and Ministry
Diocese. Catherine will also serve as Priest-in- team in the development and implementation of
Charge for the parish of Sandford. Catherine, 39, policies and projects that will deliver Diocesan
is presently Assistant Curate in Launceston Parish mission priorities, and in particular the continuing
and before training for ordination in 2002 she was education of clergy and Readers.
a registered nurse.
As Canon Chancellor of Exeter Cathedral, he plays
In her role with the Deaf Church, Catherine will a full part in the governance and worship of the
have responsibility for the pastoral and spiritual Cathedral as a member of Chapter.
Bishop Michael commented:
“Andrew has served with great
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distinction as my Assistant and Get more up-to-date news from the local and national Church at the
Chaplain for the past ﬁve years. Diocesan website: www.exeter.anglican.org/news
In that role many have come to
know and value his wisdom and
insight, as well as his capacity
to manage a very large and
varied work load and range of
“As a key member of the
working party that produced the
Diocesan strategy for ‘Moving on
in Mission and Ministry’ he is well
placed to oversee the delivery of
new patterns of ministry, training
and adult education that the
outworking of this strategy now
Andrew expects to take up his
post in the autumn. His future
title will be Canon Andrew
Godsall, Director for the Council
Former Bishop’s Chaplain Andrew Godsall is a keen drummer in his spare time
of Worship and Ministry and
Canon Chancellor, Exeter
The Very Revd Jonathan Meyrick,
Dean of Exeter, will also
undertake the role of Priest-in-
Charge of Central Exeter. The
licensing will take place on 15
The Revd Amanda Rylands,
Diocesan Director of Ordinands,
also to be Adviser for Women in
Ministry with immediate effect.
The Revd Mark Smith, currently
Neil Collings outside St Edmondsbury Cathedral Image: N Clarke
an Assistant Curate in the
Diocese of Derby to be Team New Diocesan Directory 2006-2007
Vicar in the St Thomas and Contact numbers for all Diocesan Staff are in the new Directory,
Emmanuel Team Ministry. The now on sale for £5 plus £1.50 p&p. It contains several extra sections
licensing will take place on 17 July and much essential information for clergy, readers, PCC members
at St Thomas Church, Exeter. etc.
The Revd Gillian Maude, Priest- Orders should be sent to Janet Goddard at The Old Deanery, The
in-Charge of Goodrington to be Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS with cheques made payable please to
Vicar with effect from 7 May. Exeter Diocesan Board of Finance. SPCK in Exeter should also have
copies. John Mapson
COURSES & CONFERENCES travel, entrance fees and Christmas dinner. Contact
21 Jun St Michael’s Lectures: Brutus Green. St Jonathon Green 0114 236 3173, email manager@
Michael’s and All Angels, Mount Dinham. 19:30. whirlowgrange.co.uk or visit
“Trying to Learn to Use Words - Now and in www.whirlowgrange.co.uk
England”: Storytelling, the church, and the recovery EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
of community. Admission free (retiring collection).
4 Jun Open Gardens Day. Otterton. 14:00-18:00.
01392 218590. www.geocities.com/mountdinham
Cream Teas in the Village Hall 15:00-17:30. In aid
8 Jul Plymouth Churches Green Action Day. The of Otterton Church and Budleigh Hospiscare.
Chaplaincy Centre, College of St. Mark & St. John, Enquiries 01395 568130
Derriford, Plymouth. 10:30-04:00. Respecting the
15 Jun - 18 Jun Festival of Life. Cofton St Mary’s,
Earth: Meeting Environmental Challenges Through
between Starcross and Dawlish. 10:00-16:00.
our Churches. Drama, Workshops, Displays, Worship
Muscial evening Saturday, further information
and Action. Bring lunch to share. £5 donation
29 Jul Cyprus and Gulf Link: Open Meeting. Exeter
17 Jun Open Gardens. Morchard Bishop, Crediton.
Cathedral. 12:00. Noon Eucharist in the Lady
10:00-18:00. Ploughman’s lunches, cream teas, plant
Chapel followed by Open Meeting in the Chapter
stall, also refreshments at gardens. “Name the
House. Speaker: the Ven Steve Collis. 01822 616946
gardener” competition. Free parking. It is hoped
30 Jul - 5 Aug Cana - Time Together for Couples. that at least 6 gardens will be open. To raise funds
The Chemin Neuf Community, St Gilda’s Christian for St Mary’s Church, Morchard Bishop Roof Fund
Centre, Langport, Somerset (12 miles east of
17 Jun - 18 Jun Garden Safari. Broadclyst. 14:00-
Taunton). Let Christ strengthen your family. Set
18:00. A number of gardens will be open in this
aside time for your marriage, a breathing space,
National Trust village near Exeter. Art exhibition
‘step off the world’ for one week. Bring your
in the Church. Cream teas, plants and produce
children who will have a fun programme adapted
available. Ticket £3 covers entry for both days.
to their age. 01458 250496.
Accompanied children free. Just follow the arrows
or visit the information centre and car-park by
6 Oct - 8 Oct Training: “A Vision for Life”. Weycroft the church, oppoosite the Red Lion Inn. Details on
Hall, Axminster. . Exploring together the challenge 01392 461228
of discipleship and training in the UK. Contact
23 Jun - 25 Jun The Fair-in-the-Square Weekend.
Jacqui Brown 01297 630104, firstname.lastname@example.org
St Peter and St Paul Parish Church, Ermington.
7 Oct Lay Conference: “Seeds of the Future - The 10:00-16:00. Art Crafts and Trades Exhibition. All
role of the laity in emerging Mission Communities”. are welcome to this display of local expertise and
Exeter Cathedral and environs. The aim of the talent. If anybody has a contribution to exhibit we
conference will be “to stimulate lay engagement shall be delighted to hear from you.
in the life of the Church in Devon with particular
23 Jun Lydford Open Gardens. 14:00. Ticket map
emphasis on the role of the laity in emerging
£3.50 from Nicholls Hall in centre of village, covers
Mission Communities”. Further details will be
admittance to gardens and an art exhibition and
sale. Teas, plant sales, etc. For church funds. Contact
2 Dec Encounter: Reaching the Unchurched. 01822 820354 or 810697
Exeter. Creating church for the 21st century. Co-
24 Jun - 25 Jun Open Gardens Weekend. Combe
sponsored by the Diocese of Exeter and Reaching
Martin. 14:00-18:00. Programmes from shops and
the UnChurched Network (RUN).
TIC £2.50 - refreshments/plants. Come and enjoy!
4 Dec - 7 Dec Turkey & Tinsel - Four days of
28 Jun - 9 Jul “Abide With Me” Festival of the Sea.
fun, worship and relaxation. Whirlow Grange
All Saints Brixham. 10:00-16:00. Colourful display
Conference Centre, Shefﬁeld. .Visits, tours, services
of Brixham’s ﬁshing heritage, with nets, trawler
and talks. £263 full board accom for 3 nights, coach
ﬂags, ﬁshing gear. Art exhibition and sale. Old
postcards of Brixham. Refreshments. Daytime and
evening events throughout, with talks and concerts.
Traditional Harvest of the Sea service July 3, 18:30. Ads £5 per 20 words, cheques payable to Exeter
Ends with supper on board sailing trawler Vigilance DBF. Please send copy to The Old Deanery,
July 9, 19:00. 01803 853882 The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS or email
1 Jul - 31 Jul Exhibition of work in the Diocese
of Cyprus and the Gulf. JPIC Chapel, Exeter Up-to-date events listings are also displayed at:
1 Jul PETEROCK: a children’s worship day. 16 Jun - 18 Jun Flower Festival ‘Welcome to
Exeter Cathedral. 10:30-16:00. A day of fun- Summer’. St Michael and All Angels Loddiswell.
packed activities based round the life of St Peter. 10:00-18:30. Organ music, refreshments, parking.
Workshops, worship, fun. Advance tickets only, £3 01548 550221
per child from CCYP 01392 294950
23 Jun - 25 Jun Flower Festival ‘New Beginnings’.
29 Jul Family Dog Show & Fete. Old Rectory, St Peter’s Lamerton. 10:30-18:00. Refreshments
Meeth. 11:00-16:30. Ploughman’s lunches, cream available
teas, stalls, games etc 23 Jun - 25 Jun Flower Festival: “For All the
FLOWER FESTIVALS Saints”. St Mary’s, Uffculme. 11:00-17:00. Crafts,
refreshments - Uffculme Village Hall. 01884 840330
2 Jun - 4 Jun Flower Festival “Music”. St Michael’s
Church, Strete (nr Dartmouth). 10:00-17:00. 24 Jun - 26 Jun Flower Festival “Wedding
Refreshments all day, parking. Shirley Allister 01803 Anniversaries”. Bishops Tawton, St John the Baptist
770568 Church. Sunday 10:30 Celebration of marriage.
3 Jun - 8 Jun ‘Consider the Lilies’- Exhibition with
Flowers. Crediton Parish Church. 10:30-20:30. 24 Jun - 26 Jun Flower Festival “Music”. Winkleigh
Sunday 11:00-18:00. Refreshments, free parking and Parish Church. Festival closing Monday with
admission. 01363 776336 Summer Concert by Okehampton Choral Society.
Contact 01837 83285 for more information.
3 Jun - 5 Jun Flower Festival and Exhibition “Bygone
24 Jun - 26 Jun Flower Festival “Let there be light”.
Bratton”. St Peter’s Church, Bratton Fleming.
All Saints’ Thurlestone. 10:00-17:00. (14:00-17:00
11:00-18:00. Ploughmand and Cream Teas. 4 Jun
Sunday). Tea/coffee/snacks and parking available.
14:00-18:00 with cream teas. 5 Jun 18:00-20:00
Entrance £2 for new church lighting. Friday 19:30
Festival Concert. Sunday 11:00 Festival Service.
9 Jun - 11 Jun Flower Festival: “Pastimes”. 01548 560410
St Andrew’s Stokeinteignhead. 10:30. Light 1 Jul Flower Festival - ‘In an English country
refreshments. Sunday Summer Fair 12:30, Songs of Garden’. St Petroc’s, Petrockstowe. 12:00-18:00.
Praise 18:00. 01626 872248 Gardens open, craft/art exhibitions, refreshments.
16 Jun - 18 Jun Flower Festival, “Rural Communities
throughout the World”. St Peter’s Church, 5 Jul - 8 Jul Flower Festival “Stories from the Bible”.
Tawstock. 10:00-18:00. Refreshments - morning St Michaels, East Teignmouth. 10:00-19:00. (10:00-
coffees and afternoon teas only; stall - local home 17:00 Saturday)
produce, Tearcraft and Traidcraft products. Plenty of
7 Jul Flower Festival – The Church’s Year.
parking, toilet available 01271 374963
Chittlehampton, North Devon (grid ref 636257).
16 Jun - 18 Jun Flower Festival - “Glorious Devon”. 12:00-18:30. For Church Repairs & N D Hospice.
Dalwood Church. 10:00-18:00. Open gardens, Sunday Songs of Praise 18:00. Also Art & Craft
refreshments, craft exhibition. Information Exhibition, Open Gardens, Evening Concerts, Light
01404 831365 lunches & Cream Teas, Stalls etc. Contact no 01769
540581 or search www.northdevonfestival.org web
13 Jul - 15 Jul Patronal Flower Festival: MUSIC
“The Changing Seasons of the Year”. St 4 Jun ‘Sing Praise’ Celebration with +Bob & Sally
Margaret’s, Topsham. 10:00-19:00. (10:00-17:00 Sedgman. Exeter Cathedral. 18:30-20:00. Songs of
Saturday)Refreshments. 01392 689499 Praise format with trad. & contemp. worship music,
14 Jul Flower Festival - New Beginnings. St Michael interviews, readings & prayers. Gathered choir
and All Angels, Pinhoe. 10:30-18:00. Concert practice 4.00-5.30 Worship starts 6.30pm. Free
Sunday, 19:00, with John Burgoyne. 01392 461858 tickets from Andrew: email@example.com
14 Jul “Golden Praise” - Flower Festival. St James’ 10 Jun Exeter Festival Chorus. Buckfast
Church, Exeter. 15:00-19:00. Displays from church Abbey. 19:30. Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John
and community organisations to celebrate our Chrysostom, conductor Nigel Perrin. Tickets £10
Golden Jubilee. Daily until 21 July. (unreserved seating). £8 for students and school-
children. Tel 01626 336619 or Exeter Tickets 01392
16 Jul - 22 Jul Flower Festival “The Names of God”. 211080
St Mary’s Lynton. 10:00-18:00. (ends Sat 16:00).
Songs of Praise Sunday 16. Refreshments 01598 14 Jun 26th Annual Organ Concert. Ottery St
753408 Mary Parish Church. 19:45. Ian Tracey (Liverpool
Cathedral) - Entry £7 - Refreshments available
21 Jul Flower Festival - ‘Children’s Book Titles’. - Contact: Michael Farley 07836 243036
St Giles in the Wood Parish Church. 10:00-18:00.
Refreshments available 15 Jun Rautio Piano Trio. Crediton Parish Church.
19:30. St Boniface Concert Society. Mozart,
29 Jul 75th Anniversary Celebrations. Sacred Heart Beethoven, Schumann, Mendlessohn, £7.50. 01363
Church, Paignton. 10:30-19:00. Flower festival 773472
incorporating art and memorabilia exhibitions.
Sunday 12:00-18:00. Refreshments available. 19 Jun - 25 Jun Festival Week - Theme Music.
Contact 01803 690310 Plympton St Mary.Various concerts, Strawberry tea
on Wednesday afternoon. Fair on Sat 9:00-12:00.
24 Aug - 28 Aug A Festival of Flowers. St Michael’s 01752 348525
Axmouth. 10:00-18:00. Refreshments. Admission
free 28 Jun Organ Concert. Crediton Parish Church.
19:30. The organists of Holy Cross, including Neil
25 Aug Flower and Craft Festival. Colaton A Page, Christopher Burton, and Alexander Hobbs.
Raleigh Church and Village Hall. . Exhibition and Tickets available on the door priced at £5. Students
Demonstrations. Coffees, Lunches and Cream Teas. free. Further information: Chris Burton 07984
01395 568962 469431 or Neil Page 07768 178671
8 Sep - 10 Sep Flower Festival: “From the Old, 9 Jul Plymouth Philarmonic Choir. Plymouth
we travel to the New”. St John’s Chittlehamholt. . Guildhall. 19:30. Choir sings Schubert & Beethoven
01769 540389 with full orchestra. Tickets £12/£14. Telephone
15 Sep - 17 Sep Flower Festival ‘Talents’. Holy
Trinity Church, Drewsteignton. 10:00-18:00. 11 Jul Organ Concert. Holy Trinity Church,
Refreshments. Contact 01647 281602 Rolle Road, Exmouth. 19:30. David M Patrick,
internationally famous, “One of the most brilliant
15 Sep - 20 Sep Flower Festival - “Creation”. St organists of his time” - Entry £6 - Refreshments
Mary’s Church, Abbotskerswell. 10:00-18:00. (Sun available - Contact: Ted Draper 01395-277428
14 Jul Organ recital by Paul Morgan, organist
22 Sep Flower Festival ‘All God’s Gifts’. St Andrew’s at Exeter Cathedral. St James’ Church, Exeter.
Colebrooke. 10:30-18:00. Harvest thanksgiving 20:00-22:00. Programme to include music by Bach,
Friday, organ recital Saturday, Songs of Praise Mozart and Widor, celebrating our Golden Jubilee.
Sunday. Refreshments. Tickets £5 from firstname.lastname@example.org.
co.uk, tel: 01392 420407
26 Jul Celebrity Organ Recital. Crediton Parish RETREATS & QUIET DAYS
Church. 19:30. David Briggs; Organist Emeritus 12 Jun - 16 Jun Painting Activity Week. Hampton
- Gloucester Cathedral and International Concert Manor. Please phone 01579 370494 or email for
Organist. Tickets available on the door priced at £5. programme email@example.com
Students free. Further information: Chris Burton
07984 469431 or Neil Page 07768 178671
16 Jun - 18 Jun “Stop! In the name of God”.
Tiverton. Take a quiet space to pray and reﬂect on
9 and 20 Sep ‘Cribs, Candles & Christingles’. life’s journey. Millhouse Retreats, Rockwell Manor
Cathedral Chapter House. 19:30-21:30. Resources Farm, Westleigh, Tiverton. 01884 829000,
for your Christmas services. Wed Sep 9, Sat Sep 20. www.millhouseretreats.co.uk
More details from Andrew: maries@keynotetrust.
22 Jun Breakthrough to Life Quiet Garden.
Woolwell, Plymouth. 10:00-16:00. Led by Mrs
27 Sep “Organ Plus”. Crediton Parish Church. Ann Davey. Enquiries: The Rev Kathy Roberts
19:30. Music for Voice, Cello, Trumpet and Organ. - 01409 231279 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Neil A Page - Organ, with Paul Vodden - Trumpet, the Rev Carolyn Brodribb - 01752 700299 email:
Leah Stevens - Cello and members of Holy Cross email@example.com
choir. Tickets available on the door priced at £5.
Students free. Further information: Chris Burton
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Change of Diocesan Addresses
conference or family event. Self-catering venue All ﬁve Diocesan Councils now operate from the
for £80 per night, sleeps 26 in comfort, open all address below. All email addresses will remain
year, central heating. Books and Helpline on 01752 the same as before, but our new address and
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The Old Deanery, The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS
General Enquiries: 01392 272686
Available for Weddings: “Exeter Singers”. Local
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Church & Society: 01392 294940
Wanted: Any idle musical instruments. For worship
leaders in Anglican churches in Ibadan South Mission & Unity: 01392 294930
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Core Process Psychotherapy - a contemplative
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weddings, funerals, and mid-week services. Phone (School buildings 01392 294952)
Chris Edmonds on 01837 880413 .
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Intercessory Prayer Diary for June 2006
1 Hemyock, Culm Davy, Clayhidon, Culmstock. David Sherwood. David Palmer, David Hortop
2 Sampford Peverell Team Ministry (Sampford Peverell, Uplowman, Holcombe Rogus,
Hockworthy, Burlescombe, Halberton). Keith Gale, Richard Cole. Gillian Gale (R)
3 Axminster Team Ministry (Axminster, Woodbury, Chardstock, All Saints, Combypne, Membury).
John Good, Judith Roberts. Peter Askins, Su Clarke (R)
4 Honiton Deanery. Jeremy White, Rural Dean. Nigel Speller, Lay Chairman
5 Kilmington, Stockland, Dalwood,Yarcombe, Shute. Nigel Freathy, Anne Mills. David Wilsdon (R)
6 Colyton, Musbury, Southleigh, Branscombe. Nicholas Edwards, Tricia Staple. Frances Cole,
Emma Loughton (R)
7 Seaton, Beer. Tim Schoﬁeld.
8 Uplyme, Axmouth. Jeremy White. Ernest Fox (R
9 Offwell, Northleigh, Farway, Cotleigh, Widworthy (vacancy), Susan Houghton
10 Dunkeswell, Luppitt, Sheldon, Upottery. Nick Wall. Terry Anning (R)
11 Kenn Deanery. Graham Mayer, Rural Dean. Esmè Doran, Lay Chairman
12 Christow, Ashton, Bridford, Dunchideock, Dunsford, Doddiscombsleigh. Graham Mayer. John
13 Dawlish, Holcombe. Jerry Bird, Helen Bays. Margaret Noel (R)
14 Shillingford St George, Ide. Stephen Bessent
15 Exminster, Kenn. John Williams, Ruth Rann
16 Haldon Team Ministry (Teignmouth West, Teignmouth East, Ideford, Luton, Ashcombe,
Bishopsteignton). Philip Luff, Stephen West, Caroline Luff. Arthur Brooks (R)
17 Kenton, Mamhead, Powderham, Cofton, Starcross. Jerry Bird, John Williams, David Burton
18 THIKA DIOCESE. Ithanga Deanery. John Makumi, Rural Dean
19 North Kenn Team Ministry (Tedburn St Mary, Whitestone, Pathﬁnder Village, Oldridge,
Holcombe, Cheriton Bishop). Jesse Holland. Brian Inwood, Rosemarie Scaife (R)
20 Broadhembury, Payhembury, Plymtree. Alan Roberts
21 Feniton, Buckerell, Escot (vacancy)
22 Otter Vale Team Ministry (Ottery St Mary, Wiggaton, West Hill, Alﬁngton, Tipton St John,Venn
Ottery, Newton Poppleford, Harpford, Colaton Raleigh). Simon Franklin, Mark Ward (vacancy),
Keith Brimacombe. Marion Davies, Sheila Walker, Malcolm Dick (R)
23 Sid Valley Team Ministry (Sidmouth St Giles & St Nicholas, Woolbrook, Salcombe Regis,
Sidbury, Sidford, Sidmouth All Saints). David James, Rik Peckham. Christopher Richards, Penny
Elsom, Carole Hawkins, Susan Rogers (R)
24 Ottery Deanery. David James, Rural Dean, Shirley Ann-Williams, Lay Chairman
25 Whimple, Talaton, Clyst St Lawrence. Rob Wilkinson
26 Bampton, Morebath, Clayhanger, Petton, Huntsham. John Stone. David Whiteway (R)
27 Exe Valley Team of Churches (Calverleigh, Cruwys Morchard, Loxbeare, Oakford, Rackenford,
Stoodleigh, Templeton, Washﬁeld, Withleigh). Godfrey Bell, Benjamin Luck, John Roberts
28 Silverton, Butterleigh, Cadeleigh, Bickleigh. Alan MacDonald, Catherine Jenkins. Sheila Newton,
Thomas Thompson (R)
29 Tiverton St Andrew. David Fletcher
30 CYPRUS AND THE GULF. Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates. Dubai, Holy Trinity.
John Weir. Sharjah, St Martin’s, Ernest Victor, John Moreton (R). Ras al Khaimah, St Luke’s. Gil
Linden. Jebel Ali, Christ Church, Stephen Wright. Patricia Smith (R)
The Way, the Truth and the Life LETTER FROM THE
ARCHDEACON OF TOTNES
My son-in-law writes computer Others are ﬁnding it a challenge
software for satellite navigation which is both stimulating and
systems and there are countless exciting, albeit somewhat
people throughout the world, demanding needing great faith
especially seagoers, who use and vision. Since I took up my
the results of his labours. new post as an Archdeacon it
Many people now use similar has been a great joy to engage
systems in their cars to make with some of you in this
journeys they have not been journey. There is a tremendous
on before often being taken on opportunity for all of us to shape
strange routes because that is the Church in this diocese to ﬁt
the computer’s way of ﬁnding the needs of the 21st century in
the shortest way to a given proclaiming and living the Gospel.
destination. Had they looked an intellectual hurdle to jump
at a printed map they would However, none of this can or will over to gain the name ‘Christian’
not have gone that way. People happen if it is not led by God; it or a heresy trap for preachers on
place enormous trust in their is, after all, God’s Church, God’s that Sunday! It is, as St Gregory
computer SatNav systems. mission and God’s world. In St of Nyssa (4C) suggested, not
John’s Gospel we read one of an object to be understood
It is not coincidental that the the great ‘I am’ passages which but a mystery to be loved. So
exercise so many parishes begins ‘I am the way...’ Jesus let’s reﬂect on the Trinity as a
and deaneries are engaged in, could only be that because of his dynamic community of love who
creating Mission Action Plans, is relationship with the Father. It will inspire, guide and encourage
shortened to the acronym MAP. is also only by his Spirit working us in the communities where
It is about making a journey from in us that we shall ﬁnd the way we live, work and worship and
where we are as communities of which is right for us as individuals to whom we reach out in loving
faith to where we believe we are and as the Church. Any plan for service in the name of God. That
being called to be for the future the future must be God’s plan or will give our life real and positive
mission of the Church. It is a it will be useless and ineffective. direction – without the need for
journey which some are ﬁnding gadgets – and will be so much
difﬁcult; they would rather stay at This month we celebrate the more reliable.
home, as it were, in the security feast of The Holy Trinity; the
of what they know and cherish. heart of the Christian faith. Not John Rawlings
Recent Drought in Kenya - News from the Diocese of Thika
The following is an extract from an email from Bishop Gideon to the Thika Diocese Liaison Group:
Things in Thika are not as bad [as in Northern Kenya] . However, one month ago, we also had some
areas that were affected and we requested our Christians to donate food through the diocesan ofﬁce so
that we could distribute to the hunger-stricken areas. The response was very positive and we were able
to distribute the food to the less fortunate people in the villages and slums.
The rains have now come and there are good signs of proper progress as far as the issue of food is
concerned. The prices of vegetables have now gone down. We however feel obliged to revisit the slums
and donate some more food before the planted crops are ready for harvest [which] will only be possible
if the rains continue. We however pray that the rains are not excessive because this again may cause
ﬂooding and logging of soil which is not good for growth of crops.
In conclusion, kindly pray for us as we work towards meeting people’s needs holistically. Bishop Gideon
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