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Church Funds

Jane Preece writes: “On Sunday 31st May there is an opportunity to sell things outside our houses for charity. I am going to sell cakes and marmalade in aid of St Andrew’s church. 2 Bishop Court, off Burnards Field Road, cemetery end.” Perhaps we could all support her by buying things, and/or also raise funds for our churches in the Mission Community by selling things outside our houses.

Breakfast service 17th May

Click here to download our breakfast service takeaway.

Toby White virtual concert

The Friends of St Andrews are offering this online concert specially recorded by Toby since he couldn’t come in person, and the link is here

3 more restful piano pieces

Nicholas Brown has added another three lovely videos to our collection, including some of his own compositions. Many thanks to Nick.

Beethoven – Fur Elise

Grieg – Three Lyric Pieces

Brown – Three pieces

Mozart – Adagio in B minor

Rachmaninov – Romance Op 10 No 6 (Holy Saturday)

J.S. Bach – Erbarme Dich (Good Friday)

J.S. Bach – Prelude & Fugue in A Minor

Bach – Prelude & Fugue in C major

Schumann – Scenes from Childhood

Bach – Prelude and Fugue in C Major (Prelude only)

VE Day 2020

Father Steven and Revd John Lees have recorded this service for Holyford Mission Community especially for VE Day this year.

Christian Aid 2020

Christian Aid Week 2020 Coronavirus Appeal

Like most things in these strange times, Christian Aid (CA) Week will not be having a door to door collection but we are suggesting other ways that donations can be given.

The proceeds for 2020 will be used to protect poor countries in the world that are affected by the Coronavirus.   Last year we raised £2,227 locally during CA Week.   To raise some money this year I am going to accept the CA challenge of taking 200,000 steps in the month of May.  I will be walking in my garden and around our local lanes – 200,000 steps is about 100 miles.

If you would like to support me by making a donation to Colyton & Colyford Christian Aid that would be wonderful.

Donations can made by –

  1. Sending a cheque to Crispin Denny, CA Treasurer, 1A Burnards Field Road, Colyton EX24 6PE.   Cheques should be made out to – ‘Christian Aid Colyton & District Committee’.
  2. By bank transfer to Christian Aid Colyton & District Committee, Lloyds Bank, Seaton.   Sort code 30-90-37.   Account No 00982768.  
  3. Direct to Christian Aid UK via the CA website at www.christianaid.org.uk

Many thanks to everyone for your support.

Jane Dauncey- Chair of the Colyton & Colyford Christian Aid

PLUS: –

Find out how to send a fund-raising e-envelope message to your friends and family by visiting the Christian Aid website.

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.

Foodbank needs

Seaton foodbank is very grateful for your contributions!

Easter Week

Our ministry team have prepared this material for our journey together through Easter Week and beyond:

Easter Day, 12th April, Dawn from the picnic site, Revd John Lees; Easter service, Fr Steven Martin, service sheet, and link to readings

Monday 13th April, Easter meditation, Dr Charles Hill

Tuesday 14th April, Easter meditation, Bishop Oliver Simon

Wednesday 15th April, Easter meditation, Revd Nigel Freathy

Thursday 16th April, Easter meditation, Revd Colin Preece

Friday 17th April, Easter meditation, Revd John Lees and text.

Saturday 18th April, Easter meditation, Mrs Emma Laughton and text of poem.

19th April, Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday service, Fr Steven Martin; and link to readings and Church of England prayer booklet

26th April, Third Sunday of Easter, Sunday service, Revd John and Mrs Jan Lees and service order.

link back to Holy Week material

Easter Decorations

Here’s a good idea received via our Facebook page: Since we can’t decorate our churches for Easter this year, why don’t we all decorate our windows at home for Easter? (But don’t pick the beautiful wild daffodils!)

Maundy Thursday Vigil

Following a good idea we are still keeping the vigil this year but in our own homes. We would be happy for anyone across our Mission Community churches to participate, and not only Colyton where this has been our tradition. We aim to stay awake, to pray & keep watch throughout the night. It has also been suggested that people may like to light a candle in their window at the time they are holding the vigil at home.

The time schedule will be every half hour (as usual) from 9pm Maundy Thursday 9th April until 8am Good Friday 10th 2020.

Please contact Christine on either 01297 552065 or email via the form on the Contact page so she can complete the timetable with your preferred slot(s).

This is Holy Week Poster

Usually we give out posters on Palm Sunday to those who want to put them in their windows. We haven’t been able to do that this year, so we’ve made our own. You can download this poster, print it and display it. You can also download the poster for Easter, He is Risen!

Finding the Light

A film of a Lenten art project led by Jan Lees for Holyford Mission Community, with participation from other church members. Please click to see the film.

In the film Jan demonstrates some of the techniques she uses with charcoal and erasers, offering insights into the way the art was created. This is followed by a gallery of the images created by Jan and the other participants, with reflections and poems.