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Branscombe Churchyard Dec 4th

St Winifred’s Branscombe

Consecration of Branscombe Churchyard

St Winifred’s now has a larger churchyard thanks to the hard work of many people.  The new piece of ground has been fenced and prepared, with the help and support of the Friends of St Winifred’s, and now it is ready to be consecrated.

We are delighted to welcome the Bishop of Crediton, Rt. Revd Sarah Mullally, who will be visiting Branscombe to do this on Monday December 4th at 2pm. The consecration will take the form of a short act of worship outside in the churchyard.  Everyone is welcome to come and mark this historic event.

Creative Advent

Making Space for the Light

All are welcome to come and join Rev Shuna George and others in the Colyton Sunday School Building for an informal creative session exploring the advent theme of light with pictures, words and your imagination.

Thursday 30 November 7 – 9pm or Friday 1 Dec 2-4pm

 No experience necessary. Open to everyone – all ages and abilities! For further information and to book a place please call Shuna on 07971 759997

Annual Memorial Service

 

Holyford Mission Community Annual Memorial Service

Sunday November 5th at 6:30 pm

There will be a special service at St Andrew’s Colyton to remember loved ones who have died.  If you have had a bereavement, whether recently or longer ago, you are warmly invited to come to this quiet service of reflection and light a candle in their memory.

Auction of promises & gifts

BRANSCOMBE PCC are hosting an

AUCTION of Promises and Gifts with SUPPER

SATURDAY 27th JANUARY

7.30 pm for 8 pm

Branscombe Village Hall

Tickets from Ross Willmington 07813 117149

Email mrw”at”symondsandsampson.co.uk

Tickets £12.50 per person (includes hot supper & pudding)

DONATIONS OF LOTS FOR THE AUCTION INVITED

All proceeds to St Winifred’s Church

Confirmation 2018

There will be a Confirmation Service in our Mission Community on February 25th 2018 and the Bishop of Exeter, Rt. Revd Robert Atwell will be here to confirm our candidates.  We will be starting confirmation groups for adults and young people towards the end of the year.  If you would like to find out more about the Christian faith or what it means to be confirmed then please speak to Hilary or contact her on 01297 553180 or by email (see contacts page).

Autumn Bible Study

Our Bible study groups are starting again: do drop in to any of the groups for a warm welcome.

The monthly Branscombe group studying Matthew’s gospel is meeting on Fridays 22 Sept, 13 Oct, 10 Nov and 8 Dec, from 2.30-4.00, phone 22303.

The Musbury group studying a psalm and the Sunday readings (phone 553180) meets fortnightly on Tuesdays 7.30-9.00, on Sept 19th, Oct 3rd, 17th, 31st, Nov 14th, 28th and Dec 12th.

The Colyton group studying a psalm and the Sunday readings (phone 551400) meets fortnightly on Thursdays 7.30-9.00, on Sept 28th, Oct 12th, 26th, Nov 9th, 23rd and Dec 7th.

Harvest at Branscombe

Branscombe’s harvest weekend takes place on Saturday 16th September with the Fair from 12-4, and on Sunday 17th September with the Harvest Festival service in church at 11.15. Lots of fun for all, and the opportunity to give thanks for the bounty of the land, our food and the people who produce it.

Beach Songs of Praise

Branscombe’s popular summer Songs of Praise services at the beach return this year, at 6.00 pm on Sundays 11th June and 20th August. Come along for a good sing! Parking is free by kind permission of the Sea Shanty – and let them know if you want fish and chips there afterwards.

Branscombe Church Open Day

Branscombe Church is holding a special Open Day with the annual market at the church on Saturday 15th July from 10.30-3.00 pm.

Come and enjoy – Trips us the church tower – Guided historical tours – Amazing parachuting teddy bears off the tower at 2.30 – light lunches, coffee and refreshments – various stalls.

Summer Bible Studies

Bible Study is continuing in Branscombe at 3 Mill Lane on Friday 21st April and 12th May, 2.30-4.00 pm. Phone 01297 22303.

The summer dates for the Musbury group at Knap Orchard, Combpyne Rd, Tuesdays 7.30-9.00, (phone 553180) are 16th and 30th May, 13th June, 4th and 18th July.

The Colyton group at Forecourt, South Square meets on Thursdays, 7.30-9.00, (phone 551400), dates 4th and 18th May, 1st and 22nd June, 6th and 20th July.

Everyone from any of the churches is welcome at any of the groups.

Call to Prayer

Thy Kingdom Come…..is a global and ecumenical call to prayer where we are invited to spend time individually and as churches praying for our communities and our world.  It takes place between Ascension Day (May 25th) and Pentecost (June 4th).  During these ten days there will be special prayer stations with extra prayer resources in each of our churches.  At the end of the ten days, as well as the morning services in our churches here, there will be a special service in Exeter Cathedral at 6.30 on the evening of Pentecost Sunday, where the stories and resources from each parish will be gathered together and celebrated.  Everyone is most welcome to attend that service.

Annual Meetings

The parishes will be holding their Annual Meetings (APCMs) towards the end of April. Do come along to hear about the church’s work during the year, think about the future and help choose your churchwardens and representatives on your PCC. All the meetings are at 7.30 pm

Monday 24th April – Branscombe

Tuesday 25th April – Colyton

Wednesday 26th April – Southleigh

Thursday 27th April – Musbury

Lent Course 2017

‘Inspirations’

Each speaker will talk about an aspect of their life and work, and the people, ideas or events that have inspired them.

Each evening begins at 7.30 and ends by 9pm

Monday 6th March – Branoc Hall Bransombe:

Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton and former chief nursing officer for England;

*Tuesday 14th March – Sunday School Building Colyton

Peter Dawson, Director of the Prison Reform Trust;

Monday 20th March – St Michael’s Church Musbury

Christopher Southgate, poet, scientist and theologian;

Monday 27th March – St Michael’s Chapel Colyford

Tim Harris, Head Teacher of Colyton Grammar School.

Monday 3rd April – St Lawrence’s Church Southleigh

Katherine Lyddon, Children’s Work Adviser for the Diocese of Exeter

*please note change of day

 

 

Branscombe Barn Dance

with the Dartmoor Pixie Band

Saturday 18th March from 7.30 to 11.00 in the Village Hall, with bar and raffle.

Tickets £9.00 (£4.50 children) including a ploughman’s supper: Tel Ross 01297 680264 or Simon 01884 33571.

Ash Wednesday 2017

There will be two services in the Mission Community on 1st March to mark the start of Lent:

10.00 Holy Communion at Colyton.

This year, Holy Communion with imposition of ashes will be at St Michael’s Colyford at 7.30.