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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.

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.

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)

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.

Messy Jurassic

Messy Church had a great trip to the Seaton Jurassic Centre on Sunday 9th July. Many thanks to Claire and all the team at Seaton Jurassic for a wonderful afternoon.

Messy Church July

This month Messy Church on 9th July is going for an outing instead of meeting in the Reece Strawbridge Centre. Anyone who would like to come please phone Kathryn Radley on 07599 292449 for details.

There will be no Messy Church in August or September, and we are meeting again in October.

July Breakfast Service

Our next Breakfast Service at St Andrew’s Church takes place on Sunday 16 July.

As usual, we begin with breakfast at 10.00 followed by a short all-age service beginning at 10.30 and lasting around 35 minutes, with plenty to engage all ages, including young children.

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Messy Church Trinity

The mystery revealed! Children at Messy Church enjoyed thinking about the God we worship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, on Trinity Sunday.

Colyton June 18 Breakfast Service – Father’s Day

June is marching on, so it’s time to think about our next Breakfast Service at St Andrew’s Church  –  on Sunday 18 June, Fathers’ Day. We’ll be celebrating Dads, Mums, family life in general, and God’s love for us all.

As usual, we begin with breakfast at 10.00 followed by a short all-age service beginning at 10.30 and lasting around 35 minutes.

We received a very positive response and a big turnout for our first Breakfast Service, along with useful feedback about what’s helpful for families with young children. On 18 June the story and a number of other activities will be specifically aimed at children, who will be given a BUSY BAG (a surprise with a Father’s Day flavour) as the service begins, and plenty to do as we go along.

Do please promote/ share/ invite your friends…..


Tea party and egg hunt

Fun for all the family in Southleigh (hall and churchyard) on

Saturday 8th April from 2.30 – 4.30 pm

As well as the egg hunt and tea there will be competitions including best Easter bonnet, decorated eggs, living gardens and egg rolling.

Posy-making at Musbury

Children at Musbury School had a very enjoyable time making posies for the Mothering Sunday Service on 26 March.

God at Work Exhibition

St Andrew’s Church Colyton Summer Exhibition will run from Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th June and will explore God at Work through displays, artefacts and demonstrations set up around the church which will allow children and adults to engage with Jesus’ birth and baptism, his life in the wilderness and the countryside, the time he spent in Jerusalem, and his death and resurrection.  All of this will be linked to what Christians believe now and the work of the church in the 21st century. 

Our aim is to reserve the mornings of Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June for school visits and please contact Mrs Christine Sansom by Monday 6th March if you would like to discuss booking a morning visit. Her phone number is 01297 552065 and her email address is A timetable for the full 5 days, to include the general public will be advertised nearer the time.

If you have any artefacts that you feel might help us, we would be pleased to know and we look forward to welcoming you in June.

Help is needed to set up on the Monday and Tuesday before the exhibition and pack down on the last day, as well as manning the exhibition throughout the week. If you’re interested in helping there will be a sign up sheet at the back of the Church or alternatively please contact Christine Sansom direct, details as above.

Noah’s Ark dates

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Noah’s Ark playgroup for accompanied young children is starting again after the Christmas break for the Spring term from 1.45-3.15 on Thursdays at the Colyford Memorial Hall. Dates:

5, 19 Jan; 2 Feb (no session at half term); 2, 16, 30 March. Entrance is free and all are welcome.

Christingle Services


All are welcome to the Christingle Services in our Mission Community.

Branscombe on Monday 5th December at 6pm.

Southleigh on Sunday 11th December at 11.15

Colyton “Messy Christingle” on Sunday 11th December in St Andrew’s: activities and Christingle making from 4pm, Service at 5pm followed by a simple meal