Bishops in Mission Update……


The Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Revd Robert Atwell

“Bishops in Mission” with Bishop Robert Atwell visits the Honiton Deanery from this Sunday 26th February

Starting with Cafe Worship’s ‘soft start’ at 10am in Uplyme Church. Bishop Robert will be helping and be interviewed about his faith.

The visit continues in the afternoon at St Paul’s Church Honiton from 3 – 5pm for one of the more open events:

School for Prayer led by Bishop Robert: This is the first of the two main Deanery events, and everybody is very welcome. This event will open your eyes to prayer!

Sunday evening will close at St Paul’s with Night Prayer starting at 5.50pm


On Monday morning +Robert is at Colyton Grammar School for “Grill a Bishop”, a chance for him to meet the staff and pupils of the school.

At lunch time he will visit a farm in Cotleigh and meet Yarcombe & District Young Farmers to hear about life in our rural farming community and hopefully see lambing and milking on the farm.

Our second of the main Deanery Events is in the evening at Kilmington Village Hall 6.30pm for a 7pm start where parishes are encouraged to come and meet Bishop Robert to hear his vision for the diocese, which reflects on our growing the deanery vision. PCC members and church officers are encouraged to attend and join in.


Tuesday begins with Morning Prayer at St Gregory’s in Seaton at 9am and is followed by meeting with Community members in Axminster to help the new incumbent build links .

In the afternoon a visit to a Care Home with Honiton Dementia Action Alliance, highlighting the growing elderly demographics in the area and the challenges this presents.

The evening is devoted to the licensing of Rev’d Clive Sedgwick as the new Incumbent of the Axe Valley Mission Community. This takes place at the main Church in Axminster, St Mary’s.

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