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Greenpeace talk 16 Nov

Indi Heath of Greenpeace will be talking at St Andrew’s Colyton at 7.30. Tickets in advance or on the door – under 18s free.

Messy Church October

At this week’s Messy Church and we were making a tractor for the Tractor parade at the Harvest Breakfast Church on Sunday.  Also apple printing and bread making and eating cottage pie.  All welcome to the next Messy church on Sunday 10th November.

New Charity Shop in Colyton

The new shop opens on Nov 1st! Donations of clothes and small goods welcome.

Violin and Piano Concert in Colyton 19 Oct

Romanian violinist Maria Gîlicel is an emerging performer recognised for her versatility and passion on stage. Born in 1995, she started her violin and music studies at the age of four learning with her parents. She acquired her professional music degree at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música ‘Adolfo Salazar’ in Madrid , before moving to London. Maria has recently graduated with a First Class Honours degree at the Royal College of Music where she is taking her Masters in Performance degree.

Harvest with Breakfast at Colyton

On 20th October, come along for breakfast any time from 9.45, with the service starting a little later than ususal at 10.45. Bring a toy tractor!

Full Peal at Colyton

We’re pleased to welcome a team of bellringers  led by Ian Avery from Exeter Cathedral, who will be ringing a full peal during the morning of Friday 27th September. The ringing will begin around 9.30am and take about four hours.

Colyton PCC realises that there are a wide range of responses to church bells, and in In 2014 the PCC decided to allow one full peal per year, with proper notice given to local residents. If you would like further information please telephone David Fouracre on 552915.

Breakfast Service 15th September

The Breakfast Service this month is at the usual time, breakfast at 10 followed by the short service at 10.30. It will be a very special occasion when all our churches will join in welcoming Victoria Chester to her new role as Deacon and Assistant Curate. Do come and join us!

Messy Church September

We were looking at the theme of “The Mustard Seed” and thinking about how the largest and smallest things are all so important and work together.  We planted mustard seeds and went on a treasure hunt for pennies to put on a map of our area to show what we treasure in our community.  Everyone had a lovely time followed by delicious sausage casserole and stewed apples and custard.  Thank you to everyone who came and to the team.  Next Messy Church in on Sunday 13th October.  All welcome.

Victoria becomes a Deacon

Many of us already know Victoria Chester, who has been exercising her Reader ministry here in Holyford Mission Community for a number of years. She has now completed her training for ordination and will be ordained Deacon at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 14th September at 3.00 pm. Please pray for Victoria as she prepares for this new chapter in her ministry.

She will be welcomed among us in her new role on Sunday 15th September at the Breakfast Service in Colyton: breakfast at 10.00 followed by the service at 10.30. So that everyone who wishes has the opportunity to be there, the morning services in the other Holyford churches that day have been cancelled. Other services which will still take place that day will be 8.00 am Holy Communion, Colyton; 6.30 pm Evening Prayer, Colyton.

She will be continuing in her secular job as CEO Bristol Animal Rescue Centre while working among us as our Assistant Curate (self-supporting).

Christian Aid Concert 7th August

St Andrew’s Summer Fete

Saturday 27th July 2.00-5.00 pm on the church green.

Fun for all the family – games and competitions, cakes, plants, books, cream teas, bar, quiz. Raising funds for Colyton parish church.

Jazz and Pimms July 20th

The Friends of St Andrews presents Le Jazz Quartet on 20th July at 7.30.

Cantamus 14 July

An afternoon concert at 3.30 in St Andrew’s Colyton. Tickets £10 on the door including refreshments.

Rewilding the Garden

Anne Swithinbank talks in St Andrew’s Church at 7.30 on May 9th.

Summer children’s activities

Noah’s Ark for toddlers and Messy Church for primary age children return in the summer term with a full programme of events where everyone is welcome.

Noah’s Ark continues at the Colyford Memorial Hall from 1.15-2.45 on alternate Thursdays; dates: April 25 (with egg hunt), May 9 and 23, June 6 and 20, July 4 and 18.

Messy Church at the Reece Strawbridge Centre in Colyton from 4.00-6.00 monthly on the second Sunday: dates: May 12, June 9 and July 14.

Messy Church is also meeting on Good Friday, 19 April at St Andrew’s Church Colyton.