Churches get ready to take Christmas cheer online

We may not be able to gather together for the traditional Christmas carol concerts and school nativity plays this year, but schools and churches from across the South West have joined together to create a unique online Christmas extravaganza instead.

The first ever online South West Carols event will see thousands of people across the region tuning in to the LIVE online event from the comfort of their own homes.

The event could be the biggest ever festive Carols and Nativity event that has ever taken place in the region, with lockdown encouraging churches to think...

South West Prays: Thousands of Christians online in prayer

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/20/2020 - 9:21pm

Thousands of Christians and over 25 church leaders from across the South West are taking part in a historic online prayer event in a few weeks’ time.

The event called South West Prays on 31st May at 8pm, could be the biggest prayer event that has ever taken place in the region.

It will see Bishops from Church of England Dioceses taking part, as well as Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Charismatic and Evangelical church ministers, all joining in live online from their homes across the region.

Taking part include:

  • Bishop Nick McKinnel – Diocese of
  • ...

South West Prays – Christians watch online this Easter Sunday

In what is a first for the region - Christian leaders across the whole of the South West are taking part in special online prayer event this Easter Sunday.

The event called South West Prays will see thousands of Christians from across the area tune in at 8pm to take part and participate.

It’s thought this could be the biggest prayer event that has ever taken place in the region.

Around 20 Church Leaders from different styles and traditions all over the South West will be joining in to take part in this half an hour online gathering, broadcasting live from their...

Rediscover Church, Prayer

Exeter Prays – Churches in the city broadcast unique live event

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:46pm

Churches in Exeter are hosting organising a LIVE online event on Sunday 29th March, 8pm-8.30pm encouraging Christians from across the city to pray for our nation at this critical time.

Called ‘Exeter Prays’, the half an hour broadcast will involve a number of church leaders in Exeter broadcasting live from their homes sharing inspiring and thought provoking messages and reflections and encouraging individuals to step into a new level of prayer.

The online event has never been done before, but it’s hoped that thousands of Christians from across the city will tune in for...

Church bells will be the back-up warning for flooding in Starcross.

The Environment Agency has worked with Starcross Flood Group, St Paul's Church and flood wardens to create a contingency plan unique to the village if all usual forms of communication fail.

The chances of residents not getting warned by traditional electronic methods via the flood warning service are remote. But every flood plan has a contingency and Megan Debenham, the Flood Group Co-ordinator for Starcross, suggested using the 18th and 19th-century bells in St Paul's Church.

Community fundraisers and funding from the agency has restored the bells and surrounding masonry...

Remember a loved one this Christmas with Light Up a Life

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:55am

Hospiscare Light Up a Life services take place throughout Exeter, Mid and East Devon in November and December, offering family and friends the opportunity to come together and remember those who are no longer with us. Christmas can be an emotional time for those missing loved ones and these remembrance services are another way in which Hospiscare supports local families.

Each uplifting service includes carols, poems and candles, with the final service being held in the beautiful Exeter Cathedral on Sunday 16 December at 6.30pm. Just outside the Cathedral is the Hospiscare Christmas...

Flower Festival 'In Our Element' - Crediton Parish Church

Event Date: 
03/06/2018 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Crediton Parish Church

Sunday 3rd June 11am to 6pm. Free admission and parking. Disabled access. Hot and cold refreshments. Followed by Song of Praise at 6pm.

Comedy and Christianity in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 02/10/2018 - 4:24pm

Can comedy and Christianity really go together?

For a Sunday night out, you probably wouldn’t put going to church as a place where you can enjoy a good laugh.

But Rediscover Church in Northernhay Street, Exeter, is hosting an event this month which hopes to change all that – and even better, tickets are completely free!

They’re inviting people in Exeter to come along for a comedy show on Sunday 18th February from Scotsman Mark Ritchie who is bringing his critically acclaimed tour ‘God Only Knows’ to Devon.

Mark performs in comedy clubs, theatres and churches...

Hospiscare’s Light Up a Life services return for another year

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:20pm

Hospiscare’s Light Up a Life event takes place annually in the run up to Christmas, a particularly poignant time of year for many bereaved people. The services offer a time and space apart to remember and honour loved ones who are no longer with us. With a blend of readings, poetry, music and the opportunity to join voices in singing carols, these occasions bring at least as much joy as sadness and are never less than uplifting.

This year’s series of services will culminate at Exeter Cathedral on Sunday, 17 December. Hospiscare’s Karen Turner said: “Everyone is invited to attend...

New Day | Church like you've never seen it!

Event Date: 
08/10/2017 - 11:30am to 1:15pm
The Great Hall, Exeter

Experience a buzzing atmosphere, contemporary worship and a powerful story of adventure from a blind international explorer!

Guest speaker, blind adventurer and world record breaker, Miles Hilton-Barber shares his story. While blind, he has undertaken extreme endurance events across 7 continents of the world! Including the Sahara Desert, Antarctica, Himalayas, South Pole, Mont Blanc and more.

Also live-streamed on Facebook and

Parents & kids (aged 3-11): we have an excellent kids programme...