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Advent Windows

We invite you to join us with a special advent window:

Day of Prayer for Covid: Special Prayer

This prayer has been written for our Mission Community Day of Prayer by John Lees. Please pray this prayer on Advent Sunday, 29th November, and share it with others.

Almighty God

Who has cared and protected your people in every generation

We offer our prayer to you today

for this country and our leaders

for everyone who has to make difficult decisions

about the health and well-being of this nation.

We pray for everyone affected by Covid-19;

for all those who are sick and those who care for them;

for all those in hospital;

for medical staff, carers, researchers, for our emergency services.

We pray for our local community,

for all those who protect us and keep us safe.

We give thanks for all those who support,

serve and feed us in these difficult times.

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Loving Lord, you taught us to love our neighbour,

and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you.

In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful,

to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love,

for your name’s sake. Amen.

Breakfast service 17th May

Click here to download our breakfast service takeaway.

Diddy disciples

If you have little ones at home and are looking for ideas this link has some great ideas, story telling and prayers for children of all ages. https://www.diddydisciples.org/thechurchathome

Also if you would like to join our children’s worker Linda Joy and other families by Zoom at our weekly singalong and rhyme time ‘Noah’s Ark’ please email her at lindajoychildrensworker@gmail.com

Making shakers!

Linda has made a very short video for us in which she shows children how to make fun shakers so they can join in with them at singalongs. Find the video here

Breakfast Takeaway: April

We hope you’ll enjoy our second scrummy takeaway service! Please click here to download.

Palm crosses

Everything is different this year, including Holy Week and Easter. We won’t be able to distribute our palm crosses – but they are not wasted, as by buying them we have supported partner churches who make them.

So this year, what about making a paper or card palm cross? You can copy and print the picture above and make a focus for Palm Sunday (5th April).

Breakfast Take-away

We can meet in cyberspace even if we can’t in the flesh! We have prepared a delicious Breakfast Service takeaway for you and your family. Please click here to download it.

1 John 4.7 “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”

Candlemas 2020

Candlemas on February 2nd is the day when Jesus the Light of the World was presented to God in the Jerusalem temple. Traditionally it’s the time when all the church candles are blessed. Children enjoyed some activities about light and dark in the Sunday School Building during the morning service, and then came into church to hold up the candles for blessing and be blessed themselves. Everyone in church had a small lit candle to remind us that we are all the light of Christ.

Children and Families – dates

Linda Joy is a well-known face to many local families and she continues to lead our work across the Mission Community. All are welcome to our activities.

Messy Church provides fun, storytime and a cooked tea to families of Primary and pre-school age, taking place normally in The Reece Strawbridge Centre on the second Sunday of the month from 4.00-6.00.

Dates: Feb 9th, March 8th and on Friday 10th April a special Good Friday session in St Andrew’s Church.

Noah’s Ark is our playgroup for pre-school babies and toddlers, meeting fortnightly in Colyford village hall, Thursday afternoons 1.15-2.45.

Dates: Feb 13th, 27th, March 12th, 26th, April 23rd, May 7th and 21st

Linda can be contacted on 07796 063208, or by email via the email contact form on the Contact page.

Messy fun at Messy Church!

There was a good attendance at Messy Church where we had a lot of fun and made quite a bit of mess!

We were thinking about ‘Epiphany’ and ‘Chalking the doors’ and decorated star biscuits, made shiny stars, played with shaving foam and enjoyed a lovely meal together, amongst other things. All families are welcome to our Messy church which is held on the second Sunday of each month in the Reece Strawbridge Centre between 4 pm – 6 pm.

Noah’s Ark Nativity

Little ones at Noah’s Ark enjoyed Nativity fun and a lovely tea!

Our Christingles 2019

Come and join us at one of our ever-popular Christingle services:

Branscombe, Monday 2nd December at 6.00 pm

Colyton, Sunday 8th December at 4.00 pm (with Messy Church)

Southleigh, Saturday 21st December at 4.00 pm

Messy Church Remembrance

A record number of families met for Remembrance Sunday at Messy Church. They enjoyed story time and a shared meal, as well as making poppies and eating their poppy biscuits.

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.