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The first diocesan Community Sponsorship application has been submitted to the Home Office to resettle a refugee family in Sidmouth. It is hoped that the family will arrive around Easter.
Exeter and Poole have formed their own Community Sponsorship Groups to start working on their applications. Exeter brings together the churches of the Sacred Heart and the Blessed Sacrament and Poole brings together St Mary’s and St Anthony of Padua. Poole are considering repurposing their presbytery as accommodation for the resettled family.
If any parishes are interested in Community Sponsorship there is a lot of support available from Caritas Plymouth. Templates for most of the documents required by the Home Office are available and the diocese can act as the Lead Sponsor taking forward the financial and legal responsibilities for the parish. Sidmouth have found it very worthwhile, attracting a lot of volunteers to the Church and taking forward the Mission of the Church.
News and events from across the diocese
St Boniface – Model of Courage and Mission
A reflection by Bishop Mark for the Solemnity of St Boniface, Patron of the Diocese
of Plymouth, 5th June 2020
Bishop Mark sends Message to the Diocese urging “Spiritual Communion” during the time of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Albert Lawes announces the good news that he has been selected for ordination to the diaconate. The ordination will take place on Sunday 12th July at Plymouth Cathedral. Click to hear more about Albert's journey.