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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.

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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.

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