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Messy Christingle making

Messy church were busy making the Christingle oranges surrounded by the Christmas tree festival in St Andrew’s church. It’s a beautiful sight when finally all the lights are dimmed and the candles are lit!

The Posada’s continuing travels…

Mary and Joseph continue their travels around Colyton at the weekend (see our earlier post). They enjoyed choir practice:

Musical enjoyment continued at Tysons – click here for video: Posada 2017 Tysons – 5

It was good to see they found suitable-sized housing for one night at least:

then continuing on their way with the promise of lunch at Abbeyfield:

next a little musical interlude…

then Mary and Joseph stopped off at Bishop Court for a little chat with St Francis:

Next Mary and Joseph snuggled up cosily for bedtime stories with three of the Fouracre grandchildren:

Then perhaps not so cosily among the metalworking tools:

 

St Andrew’s Cafe holidays

The last cafe of 2017 will be on Tuesday 19th December.

There will be no cafe on 26th December and 2nd January.

The first cafe of 2018 will be on Tuesday 9th January.

Happy Christmas and New Year to all!

Christmas in Holyford


Christmas preparations in Holyford Mission Community are gathering pace, including decorating trees for the Colyton Christmas tree festival. What else are we looking forward to?

IMG_1136 from Holyford Churches on Vimeo.

Posada in Colyton

Posada is a Mexican Christmas custom, and the word means inn or lodging. Each day during Advent, figures of Mary and Joseph are passed from house to house around the parish, finally arriving in church on Christmas Eve.

The latest sighting of our Mary and Joseph with their faithful donkey was earning their keep at Colyton Pharmacy. We hope they make it to the church in time!

before that they took a slightly roundabout route along Seaton beach:

Our Mary and Joseph started a little further afield on Advent Sunday in Shute:

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!

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

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

Wed 27th – 7.00 Carol service Southleigh

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

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 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).

Colyton Christmas Tree Festival

The festival is taking place again, from 6th-10th December.

Advent compline, Colyton

Do join us for these reflective short evening services in St Andrew’s Church:

Monday 4th December at 7.30
Monday 11th December at 8.00
Monday 18th December at 7.30

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.

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

Breakfast Service 19 November

All are welcome once again for this lively event!

Luka Okros Piano Recital

The Friends of St Andrews present the return of the acclaimed Georgian pianist Luka Okros on 18th November at 7.30pm

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.