Our three Bishops Robert, Sarah and Nick have begun their nine months visiting every part of the diocese to talk with people about our new vision to pray, grow, and serve the people of Devon with joy. They have visited inspirational projects and met with dedicated people of all ages who are transforming lives and communities around them.
Bishop Robert has been to Tavistock, where he met with farmers and others, and Aylesbeare and Exmouth where he went to projects working to support some of the most vulnerable in the community.
Bishop Robert said: “I have met with people who, despite limited resources, have no limits to the love they are showing … It has been an inspiration.”
He added: “It is no accident that prayer is the first of our three priorities because unless we ground everything we do, all our decisions, in prayer then we can’t hope to reach out and show others the transforming power of God’s love. We can all play our part and the new vision – focussing resources on these three simple priorities to love, grow and serve – will help us do that.”
As well as visiting the new cattle market and a bee keeper on his visit to Holsworthy Bishop Nick has also made a visit to Crediton as part of stay with the Cadbury Deanery.
He visited businesses and said he “really appreciated” meeting the people who “care for our historic buildings and who live out and share the Christian faith.”
Bishop Sarah toured businesses and met stallholders at South Molton Market, and has also opened a community meeting space in Uffculme.
Bishop Robert launched the new vision this spring, to help parishes and mission communities focus on mission.
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