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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.

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).

Harvest Festivals in October

Come and celebrate with us food and farming, the gifts of the land and the bounty of the Creator this October. Festival services take place as follows:

Southleigh – Sunday 8th October at 11.15

Musbury – Sunday 8th October at 3.00

Colyford – Sunday 22nd October at 3.30

The Harvest Breakfast at Colyton is on Sunday 15th October at 10.00 with the service starting at 10.45 (see separate post)

Goose Fayre service

Colyford’s popular mediaeval Goose Fayre takes place on Saturday 30th September, and as usual the special celebration service in St Michael’s will be the next day, Sunday 1st October at 6.30 pm. This year there will also be a dedication of the lovely new organ.

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.

Autumn Noah’s Ark

Our friendly playgroup for babies and toddlers continues this term and everyone is welcome. Please come along on alternate Thursdays from 1.45-3.15 at Colyford Memorial Hall. The dates are: Sep 7 and 21; Oct 5 and 19; Nov 2, 16 and 30; Dec 14.

Colyford Summer Concert

The St Michael’s Summer Concert this year is on Saturday 8th July at 12 noon, with Alex Davies, organ, Alison Davies, Saxophone and David Fouracre, Baritone. Followed by ploughman’s lunch including dessert and tea or coffee.

Tickets £8 in advance from The Little Shop Colyton or Colyford Post Office; or £10 on the day. Under 18s free.

All proceeds to the organ fund.

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.

Christian Aid Week

This year Christian Aid Week is on 14-21 May. Our joint service is on Sunday 14th May at 9.30 in St Andrew’s, with a speaker from the charity.

There will be the coffee morning in the town hall on Saturday 13th May, and the house to house collection throughout Colyton and Colyford.

A special concert organised by local musicians to raise funds for Christian Aid will take place on Wednesday July 7th at 7.00 in St Andrew’s.

Sponsored Walk Musbury to Colyford

St Michael’s Colyford are holding a sponsored walk in aid of their organ fund on Saturday 13th May. (If you haven’t heard the lovely new organ, you’ve missed a treat!) Meet outside St Michael’s, Musbury from 10.00am, set off at 10.30am. The plan is to arrive at St Andrew’s, Colyton around 12.00 noon, picnics may be eaten in the SSB or outside on the grass. Tea, coffee and squash will be provided. The walk will continue on to St Michael’s, Colyford. The Friends will provide a free Cream Tea for walkers, supporters may also enjoy tea for a small charge.

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

 

 

Women’s World Day of Prayer

All are welcome to the service in St Andrew’s Colyton at

2.15 on Friday 3rd March

This year’s resources are brought to us by the women of the Philippines.

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.