Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Bishop celebrates island’s new parish status

13:42 05 May 2014

St Helena’s Church on Lundy has become a parish church in its own right.

St Helena’s Church on Lundy has become a parish church in its own right.

Archant

Special May Day service held to mark Lundy’s new designation.

The Reverend Shirley Henderson, Vicar of Lundy, is pictured with Bishop of Crediton, the Right Reverend Nick McKinnel at the special May Day service at St Helena’s Church.The Reverend Shirley Henderson, Vicar of Lundy, is pictured with Bishop of Crediton, the Right Reverend Nick McKinnel at the special May Day service at St Helena’s Church.

THE Bishop of Crediton visited Lundy on Thursday to join the official celebrations being held to mark the island’s new status as an ecclesiastical parish.

The Right Reverend Nick McKinnel attended a special May Day service at St Helena’s Church.

The island was formerly part of the parish of Hartland Coast Mission Community, but became the UK’s newest Church of England parish in December last year.

The Bishop was joined by Archdeacon of Barnstaple, the Venerable David Gunn-Johnson; and the Reverend Claire Rose-Casemore, priest in charge at St Mary’s Church, Bideford.

St Helena’s Church on Lundy has become a parish church in its own right.St Helena’s Church on Lundy has become a parish church in its own right.

The Reverend Shirley Henderson, team rector and now Vicar of Lundy, welcomed a congregation of about 70 people to celebrate St Helena’s new status as a parish church.

Other News Stories

13:22

The public has until March 2 to have their say on the options for the pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Taw

Read more

Topshop in Green Lanes, Barnstaple, closed its doors for the final time on Saturday.

Read more
55 minutes ago

There is still chance to nominate your inspirational North Devonians – have your say before February 4.

Read more
10:07

Deliveries, online sales and maybe a new shop are the targets for Tom Honey and his successful Stoned business

Read more
10:05

Harley and Daisy cannot be parted and Dogs Trust Ilfracombe needs to find a home for them both

Read more
Yesterday, 19:15

The Barnstaple branch of Northern Devon Foodbank has had new security fixtures donated and fitted after a Christmas break-in

Read more
Yesterday, 17:41

Nostalgic TV characters see The Burton Art Gallery in Bideford host one of its most well-attended exhibitions ever

Read more
Yesterday, 15:39

As hundreds turn out at health campaign meetings, Both North Devon and Torridge’s MPs have said they will fight for local NHS services and won’t follow the party line

Read more
Yesterday, 14:03

Barnstaple Town Council is set to meet with North Devon Council, who own much of the land needed for the fair, in the near future.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Two men have been taken to hospital after a stabbing in Holsworthy after altercation spilled out onto the street.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -0°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications