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Nativity Service Videos

Around 200 people enjoyed the Nativity Service in Colyton Church on Christmas Eve, when both children and adults dressed as characters in the Christmas story. See the videos and photos:

away inmanger video from Holyford Churches on Vimeo.

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star of wonder video from Holyford Churches on Vimeo.

Taking our families work forwards

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Wendy Bowers, our Children and Families’ worker and adviser will be speaking at each of our churches during Sunday services over the next few weeks.  She will also show a short film about the projects that are running in our parishes.  Do come and find out more and pray about the next steps for this important work. 

Sunday 19th January at 10:00 Musbury
Sunday 26th January 9:30 at Colyton and 11:15 at Branscombe
Sunday 2nd February 9:30 at Colyford and 11:15 at Southleigh

You can view the film on this website on the Families page.

Please pray for the work

We would greatly appreciate your prayers on the following dates:
Noah’s Ark Thursdays (1.45-3.15pm) 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 20 Mar, 3 Apr.
Messy Church Sundays (4-6 pm) 9 Feb, 9 Mar, 13 Apr.
Godly Play Thursdays (3 – 4.30 pm) 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 13 Mar.

Please light a candle and ask that God’s light will guide us and give us His love, wisdom and strength to develop lasting & caring relationships with those families and children He has blessed us with in our Mission Community. Amen

How can members of Holyford Mission Community help the Children & Families projects practically?

As well as prayer support we are looking for help with: baking/cooking, carpentry, team games, drama, singing, IT, playing a musical instrument, painting, arts & crafts, knitting, sewing, administration, providing odds & ends etc.

If you feel you are being led to offer your gifts, skills and talents to our Projects, we would love to hear from you. We would value any time you can offer during the sessions, even if it is occasional. We are also looking for support behind the scenes with baking, preparing art & craft templates for Messy Church and Noah’s Ark.

If you want to be part of our exciting Children & Family projects, or just want to find out more, contact:
Families Worker: Wendy Bowers 01297 551177 or email via the contact page.

Remembrance quilt on display

"Every stitch is a memory"

“Every stitch is a memory”

A beautiful poppy field quilt was on display in St Andrew’s Colyton on Sunday 12th January. Made by Christine Badger and members of the South West Quilters, it will be given to the Royal British Legion Devon Branch and taken round the county during this anniversary year.

Poppy quilt detail

Poppy quilt detail

Raffle tickets are for sale until November, and the proceeds will go to the work of the Legion supporting soldiers and their families. The quilt can be seen again at the Craft 4 Quilters show on from Jan 30 – Feb 1 at Westpoint and at Killerton House from Feb 15 – 23, as well as the Devon County Show in May and other locations.

Confirmation in 2014


Have you been considering taking this further step in Christian commitment? Confirmation classes are starting soon. If you might be interested or have any questions, please contact Hilary.

The Bishop of Crediton will conduct a Confirmation Service in the Mission Community on Sunday May 4th at 10.30 in St Andrew’s Colyton. This service for the whole Mission Community will be the only service on that day after the 8.00 am Holy Communion at Colyton.