The “Church” Christmas Card of The Week

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Christmas time is just around the corner. Sorry to point it out, but Christmas is nearly here. Have you brought Christmas Cards yet? If not, can I suggest* this card featuring Exeter Cathedral in a rare wintery moment.

As well as supporting a local Devon photographer, you’d also be helping to keep the Church Sofa running smoothly!

This card is available from redbubble.com

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*When I say suggest, what I mean is that I made a Christmas card**

**And this is a really blatant plug. (I think I’m) Sorry about that***.

***Well… not very sorry…

“Church” Christmas Card of The Week

Christmas time is just around the corner. Sorry to point it out, but Christmas is nearly here. Have you brought Christmas Cards yet? If not, can I suggest* this card featuring Exeter Cathedral in a rare wintery moment.

As well as supporting a local Devon photographer, you’d also be helping to keep the Church Sofa running smoothly!

This card is available from redbubble.com

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*When I say suggest, what I mean is that I made a Christmas card**

**And this is a really blatant plug. (I think I’m) Sorry about that. 

Thank You.

It started Friday morning.

I roused from my sleep, turned over and looked at my phone. It was earlier then I was expecting. I still decided to check Facebook.

What I saw made me sit up, it was a video of the Art Gallery building on Cathedral Green on fire.

As the morning progressed, it looked like the fire was being sorted… Then it spread.

The rooftop of The Royal Clarence Hotel caught on fire, and the fire held on.

We went up to Devon for the day, and even though we were glued to the social media updates about the fire, nothing prepared us for the smell and sight of smoke rising over the city like that.

img_6773Over the following days, this city has been coming to terms with losing one part of its historic heart, while also massively coming together.

There are a number of companies that kept the emergency services fed and watered.

The people who saw their water pressure dwindle, as the fire was fought.

South West Water for dishing out water.

Exeter Council, and Exeter Cathedral for showing how to engage with the public on Twitter and Facebook.

Exeter Cathedral for not shying away from showing its heart for the city.

People for sharing as much as information as possible about who’s open where.

Most of all, the emergency services have simply been amazing, and the fact they stopped the fire taking any other buildings has been a testament to their good work.

To those who run in, while others run out.

Thank you.

The Bishop of Exeter has shared a few thoughts over on his blog.

A Version of this post first appeared over at dadssofa.co.uk

A Look at a Lego Cathedral.

Do you like Cathedrals? Do you like Lego? If you’re around Exeter in Devon, Exeter Cathedral is hosting a Big LEGO® Build, with the aim of building a huge 3.6m scale-model of Exeter Cathedral out of LEGO bricks.

Sofa went along the other week, and took a couple of photos…

Check out the Exeter Cathedral Website, for further information about the project, and how to volunteer.

See The Tales From The ToyShelf, Facebook and Instagram pages for more Lego photos.

The Sleepeasy 2016 Twitter Feed

Well tonights the night of Exeter Sleepeasy. If everything works as it should you should be able to see what happens on Twitter below:

 


exeter, Devon

Looking for a Christian Gap Year?

Are you or someone you know thinking about taking a gap year from September?

How about Ten:10 here in Exeter?

Quoting the Ten:10 website:

John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”

Ten:10 is Exeter YMCA’s year long internship programme. For 2014-2015 we have six internships available. These internships are bespoke, predominately being shaped by the character and interest of each individual intern. However each is an opportunity to put faith into practice and join Exeter YMCA as it seeks to transform young lives.

During the year interns get to serve, love and support local young people, young offenders and some of our most disadvantaged communities through a number of on-going community projects.

Watch the video below to hear why Megan has enjoyed being an intern this year.

Check out the Ten:10 website for more information.