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3,500 expected to attend Jehovah's Witness "Be Courageous!" Regional Convention

Authored by andycperry
Posted: Thu, 07/05/2018 - 7:10pm

Every day we face situations that require courage: at home, at school, at work, or in the community, especially when tragedy strikes. Where can we find this courage?

That is the question that will be addressed, beginning this Friday at the Westpoint Arena, Exeter, as around 3000 Jehovah’s Witnesses and members of the public from across the region attend their 3-day annual convention, the theme of which this year is “Be Courageous!”

This is one of 38 Conventions being held across the country. Across the world over 13 million attend these conventions each year in 180 lands...

Jehovah;s Witness "Be Courageous!" Regional Convention

Event Date: 
06/07/2018 - 9:15am to 08/07/2018 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Westpoint Arena

Every day we face situations that require courage: at home, at school, at work, or in the community, especially when tragedy strikes. Where can we find this courage?

That is the question that will be addressed, beginning this Friday at the Westpoint Arena, Exeter, as around 3000 Jehovah’s Witnesses and members of the public from across the region attend their 3-day annual convention, the theme of which this year is “Be Courageous!”

This is one of 38 Conventions being held across the country. Across the world over 13 million attend these conventions each year.

The...

Exeter Cathedral Spring Lecture

Event Date: 
21/02/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Canon Professor Elaine Graham, who holds positions at the University of Chester and Chester Cathedral, will give the Cathedral’s Spring Lecture on the topic “Speaking of God in a world troubled by religion” (21st February 2017 at 19.30)

The event is part of a cycle of lectures, talks and workshops organised by the Cathedral which aims to reach out to a range of audiences from those curious about the Christian faith through to those with an interest in academic theology.

The event takes place in the Chapter House on 21st February 2017 at 19.30.

Tickets are free and...

Exeter Cathedral Spring Lecture

Event Date: 
21/02/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Canon Professor Elaine Graham, who holds positions at the University of Chester and Chester Cathedral, will give the Cathedral’s Spring Lecture on the topic “Speaking of God in a world troubled by religion” (21st February 2017 at 19.30)

The event is part of a cycle of lectures, talks and workshops organised by the Cathedral which aims to reach out to a range of audiences from those curious about the Christian faith through to those with an interest in academic theology.

The event takes place in the Chapter House on 21st February 2017 at 19.30.

Tickets are free and...

Open air theatre unleashed at Buckfast Abbey

Authored by Stacy Hill
Posted: Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:41am

Following on from last year’s lively adaptation of 'Godspell', 'Into the Light' is a thought-provoking and beautifully written piece that will be performed at Buckfast Abbey from 7th -12th September by the Torbay-based Unleashed Theatre Company.

Based on St John’s Gospel, it follows a group of refugees fleeing from Eastern Europe in the late 1930s at the start of the outbreak of the Second World War, who as they travel tell the ‘greatest story’ on Earth. For Unleashed Theatre Company, this piece has real significance as it takes them right back to their roots...

Orchestral Eucharist

Event Date: 
05/07/2015 - 10:30am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Sunday 5th July 2015 at 10.30

Join us as we celebrate the Eucharist. The Boy Choristers, Girl Choristers, Lay Vicars and Choral Scholars of the Cathedral Choir will be joined by the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Andrew Millington) to give a liturgical performance of Schubert’s Mass in G.

All are welcome to attend this act of worship.

Bach Cantata Service

Event Date: 
15/02/2015 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Sunday 15th February 2015 at 18.30

The choir and orchestra of the Exeter Bach Society, together with soloists, give a liturgical performance of J.S.Bach's Cantata No. 126 Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort.

All are welcome to join us at this act of worship.

New Bishop of Exeter announced

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:38pm

The next Bishop of Exeter is the Rt Revd Robert Atwell, currently Bishop of Stockport in the Diocese of Chester. His appointment was announced this morning by the Prime Minister’s office.

Bishop Robert will become the 71st bishop of the Diocese of Exeter which comprises more than 500 parishes across the county of Devon.

Aged 59, he spent ten years as a Benedictine monk at Burford Priory in Oxfordshire, and then served as a parish priest in London before becoming Bishop of Stockport in 2008.

He said: “I’m immensely honoured and a little bit daunted to be chosen as...

Devon Schools take part in The Big Crib Project

Pupils from three church Primary Schools in Devon have been busy this christmas due to taking part in The Big Crib Project.

The Big Crib Project, organised by the education department of the Exeter Diocese, aims to strengthen links between church primary schools and parish churches.

To strengthen this link schools Lady Seaward's C of E Primary School, Offwell C of E Primary School and Brixton St Mary's C of E Primary School are enlivening their parish churches by creating life size models of the nativity scene.

As well as creating life size models of the navity...

Devon Faith & Belief Festival Success

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Thu, 12/05/2013 - 7:35pm

Following last year’s event held at Exeter University, nearly eight hundred people visited Paignton Library recently for the eagerly-awaited Torbay return of the annual Devon Festival of Faith and Belief.

The specially-staged weekend event was held to mark National Inter Faith Week, and returned to Torbay after a 3 year absence that saw it hosted at hosted at Plymouth University in 2011 and on Exeter’s campus in 2012.

Interfaith Week 2013 provided an opportunity to increase awareness of the different and distinct communities in the UK, celebrating and building on the...

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