Welcome


Welcome to the website for the Holyford Mission Community serving the parishes of Branscombe, Colyton with Colyford, Musbury, Northleigh and Southleigh in East Devon.

News about the Coronavirus situation:

Our churches have been closed and all public worship suspended until further notice. We are still the Body of Christ here in Holyford, and sharing love and support by all means available. Please watch this space as we develop our online resources. Your comments on news posts are welcome. If you have any concerns for yourself or others, or you have prayer requests, please contact the Rector or another minister or your Churchwardens.

Stations of the Cross. Rev’d Victoria Chester leads us as we approach Easter. Click here to access this material

Holy Week and Easter Week

Our ministry team are preparing services and meditations for our journey together every day in Holy Week and Easter Week, from Palm Sunday through to the first Sunday after Easter. The link for Holy Week is now online, please click here.

The Holyford Herald – newsletter for Palm Sunday, 5th April.

Sunday Services.

This is where we will post our Holyford online Sunday service each week, and the text of the readings and collects.

Please click for the service for 29th March, Passion Sunday

Please click for the weekly sheet 29th March

Please click for Fr Steven’s letter 28th March

Please click for Fr Steven’s letter to parishioners 19 March.

Resources for personal spiritual life:

Please click for Fr Steven’s text on Spiritual Communion

Please click for the Sunday Service order for personal use. This is best printed off, when it will fold up into a little booklet.

Please click to see the video “Prayers for Holyford Mission Community”

“Finding stability in times of change”. Please click here for this 3-part resource which can be used to provide a structure for personal quiet time.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
Amen.

Please click here for information about other sources of help and support.

We are a community of six churches each with its own weekly pattern of services and activities. Our shared life is very important to us and we meet regularly to worship, socialise and pray together.  We hope that we are an inclusive and welcoming community which seeks to serve the needs of everyone.

Within these pages you will find information about our services, social events, churches and opportunities to meet, learn, pray and ask questions.  There are many different groups and activities to be involved with. We hope that you can find what you are looking for.  If not, please contact one of the ministry team or churchwardens, or our Mission Community Administrator.

Do come and find out more about us – you will be most welcome.

So come,
You who have much faith, and you who have little.
You who have come often, and you who have stayed away.
You who have tried to follow, you who have failed.
You whose love flickers faint, you whose love burns strong.
Come not because I invite you, come because Jesus invites you,
Bids you welcome, calls your name.

© Iona Community, Scotland

Safeguarding

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Parish safeguarding Officers:

Branscombe: Jill Johnson 01297 680 133

Colyford, Colyton & Southleigh:Vicky Mills 01297 553 666

Musbury: Sue Irving 01297 552 440

Northleigh: Hazel Platt 01297 552416

To contact the officers by email, please go to our Contact page.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted by clicking here.

The Holyford parishes have adopted the Diocesan safeguarding policy as our local policy; to download a pdf of this, please click here.

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