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Welcome Our New Rector!

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St Mary's Church

The parish church of St Mary's Hemyock has held the service to welcome their newest Rector Rev Canon Rebecca (Becky) Totterdell to the Upper Culm Valley Mission Community. Rev Totterdell had previously ministered at Exeter Cathedral.The service taken by the Bishop of Crediton, The Rt Rev Jackie Searle saw a full church with over 130 attending.


These included the Archdeacon of Exeter, the Rural Dean, Benefice and visiting clergy, Benefice and visiting Readers, Patrons and Churchwardens along with local congregations and representatives from various organisation from the three villages of Hemyock with Culm Davy, Clayhidon and Culmstock.The service saw the Rector led to various places in the church when prayers were said followed by members of the congregation presenting gifts with symbols of ministry- bible, water, oil, bread,wine and chalice. Churchwardens welcomed Becky on behalf of the parishes with other clergy and representatives also issuing their welcome.Rev Totterdell and her husband Michael will be living at the recently refurbished Hemyock Rectory.