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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday is on 11th March this year and everyone is welcome to the services in our churches. We celebrate our mothers and grandmothers as well as the care that all parents have given in our lives and the mothering role of our church.

Branscombe – 11.15 Morning Prayer
Colyford – 3.30 Evening Prayer
Colyton – 8.00 and 9.30 Holy Communion
Musbury – 10.00 Village Praise
Southleigh – 11.15 Holy Communion

Branscombe confirmation photo

Our wonderful confirmation candidates with Bishop Robert, Hilary and Shuna, after the service in Branscombe on Sunday 26th February 2018. It was a joy to welcome Bishop Robert who preached to a packed church.


Quiet Day on 17 Feb

Everyone is warmly invited to a Holyford Mission Community Quiet Day, led by Bishop Bob Evens (former Bishop of Crediton)

‘Growing Closer to the God who loves you’

Seeing more clearly,  Questioning more freely, Facing ourselves more openly.

Saturday 17th February from 10am-3pm

at St Rita’s Conference Centre, Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton EX14 1AP

Lunch is included – donations welcome

To book your place please sign sheet in church or contact Hilary Dawson by Monday 5th February

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.

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

DONATIONS OF LOTS FOR THE AUCTION INVITED All proceeds to St Winifred’s Church

Bible Studies

Our Bible study groups are meeting again in the New Year. We are very friendly groups and you are welcome to join us at any point.

The Branscombe group is continuing to meet at 3 Mill Lane from 2.30-4.00 pm, with the first date Friday 19th January and further dates to be confirmed. Phone 22303 for details.

The Colyton group meets on Thursdays from 7.30-9.00, dates 11th and 18th January, and February 1st which is to be confirmed. The venue will be confirmed. Phone 551400 for details.

The Musbury group meets on Tuesdays from 7.30-9.00, please phone 553180 for details.


Confirmation 2018

There will be a Confirmation Service in our Mission Community on February 25th 2018 in Branscombe church, 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 in the New 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).

Carols and Christingles

Carol services are taking place in all our churches, and there is also carol singing around some of the villages. All are most welcome!

Update on Friday 22nd December:

Fri 22nd – 6.45 Carol singing around Branscombe meet at the hall

Wed 27th – 7.00 Carol service Southleigh


Sun 3rd – 6.00 Advent Carols in Branscombe

Mon 4th – 6.00 Christingle Branscombe

Sun 10th – 4.00 Messy Christingle making, then 5.00 Christingle service Colyton

Fri 15th – 6.00 Carol singing around Colyford, meet at St Michaels

Sat 16th – 4.00 Carols, Christingle and Procession, Southleigh

Sun 17th – 11.15 Carol Service Branscombe

Sun 17th – 5.00 Carol Service Musbury 

Sun 17th – Carol Service Colyton

Sun 17th – 6.45 Carol singing around Branscombe meet at the hall

Wed 20th – 7.00 Carol Service Colyford


For full details of all Christmas services, please see the Christmas leaflet available on the home page.

Christingles in our churches

Our Christingles take place on the following dates:

Branscombe – Monday December 4th at 6.00pm

Colyton – Sunday 10th December, service at 5.00pm and Messy Christingle making beforehand at 4.00pm

Southleigh – Saturday 16th December at 4.00pm, carols, Christingle and procession.

Everyone of all ages is welcome to join us in this beautiful celebration of the light of Christ. Retiring collections for the Children’s Society.

Advent Carols at Branscombe

We mark the beginning of Advent in Branscombe this year on Advent Sunday, 3rd December at 6.00 with the Advent Carol service for the whole Mission Community – and all are welcome.


Branscombe Churchyard Dec 4th

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

Remembrance Sunday

We will be marking Remembrance Sunday in all our churches again this year, with the following service to which all are welcome:

9.30 Southleigh
10.50 Colyton
10.55 Branscombe
10.55 Musbury
3.30 pm Colyford

Messy Church will also meet at the Reece Strawbridge Centre from 4-6 pm.

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.

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.