Landline Ministry!

Ruth Frampton is Priest in charge of the Teign Valley and Haldon Mission Community made up of 6 rural village churches, situated on the southern most tip of Dartmoor outside Exeter.

Like many church leaders Ruth Frampton has had to quickly work out how to ‘do church’ differently after public worship was suspended by the Church of England in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

While some churches have been using social media and live-streaming technology to reach their congregations, Ruth, who is Priest-in-Charge, decided the humble telephone was a better fit for her parishioners.

On Mothering Sunday she led a simple service of ‘telephone worship’ using a conference call facility with more than 80 people taking part from as far afield as Gloucestershire and from a ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. 

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