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Rev John Lees appointed Prebendary

John with his wife Jan during their recent holiday in New Zealand

We are delighted that the Bishop of Exeter has appointed John Lees as a Prebendary. This honorary title will be conferred at an Evensong at Exeter Cathedral on Sunday, 10th February at 4pm. All are welcome to attend the service to support John and celebrate this with him. If you need transport please contact David Fouracre or Christine Sansom. John continues as an associate priest within the Holyford Mission Community.

Children’s dates New Year 2019

Our children’s events start again in the New Year and all are very welcome!

Messy Church continues at the Reece Strawbridge Centre from 4.00-6.00 pm on Sundays January 13th, February 10th and March 10th.

Noah’s Ark at Colyford Hall from 1.15-2.45 pm continues fornightly on Thursdays, dates January 10th and 24th and February 7th and 28th.

Welcome to Northleigh

Holyford Mission Community is delighted to welcome the parish of St Giles, Northleigh who are joining the community on an informal basis from 1st January 2019. We look forward to getting to know each other and sharing our life together. There is now a “Northleigh” page under the churches menu on this website where relevant information will be added as soon as possible.

Farewell to Hilary

Hilary’s last day serving in the Mission Community will be Friday 4th January, when she will be saying goodbye to our mission community congregations and to the wider community at a special service  at 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Colyton. Refreshments afterwards. All very welcome.

Carol services in 2018

We start on Advent Sunday, 2 December, with Advent Carols in Branscombe at 6.00 pm.

Christmas carol services around the Mission Community at follows:
Sunday 16th December: 11.15 Branscombe, 3.30 Colyford, 5.00 Musbury
Sunday 23rd December: 6.30 Colyton
Sunday 30th December: 6.30 pm

We conclude with an Epiphany Carol Service on Sunday 20th January at 6.30 in Colyton.

Everyone is welcome to join us for our music and worship.

 

Thoughts for Advent

Longing….Waiting…Hoping

A time to listen, share and reflect

St. Andrew’s Sunday School Building,
Thursday 13th December, 7.00 – 8.30pm

For more information contact Anne Futcher (07710 893450)

All welcome

Musbury’s Christmas Fayre

You are invited to Musbury’ s Christmas Craft Fayre on

Saturday 1 December 10.00am to 1.00 pm

in Musbury Village Hall.

There will be a good selection of local craft stalls and also raffle, tombola and Church cake stall.  Refreshments will be available including bacon butties

Ceilidh and supper 24 Nov

“Musical Squares” 14th Nov

The Friends of St Andrew’s are delighted to bring you Musical Squares, a ‘fun extravaganza’ which explores, in an entertaining way, many aspects of sound and hearing in the human and animal kingdoms.

Topics covered include: the effects of sound on people, sound production, sound waves, acoustical illusions, musical instruments and how they work, recognition of sounds, ‘lie-detection’ tests for deafness – and many other topics.

The presentation – which provides education through entertainment – is lavishly illustrated throughout with visual demonstrations, sound effects and on-the-spot experiments – some of which involve audience participation!

It is suitable for all ages and requires no previous knowledge of the subject whatsoever.

In 2004, Mike & Wendy were awarded the “Kelvin Medal and Prize” by the Institute of Physics – for their contribution to the Public Understanding of Physics over many years of lecturing together.

Musical Squares was recently presented at the Cheltenham Music Festival Society, to great reviews.

 

Breathing Space in November

Breathing Space – short, reflective times of stillness and prayer – is taking place again in November in the Lady Chapel, Colyton . The earlier time this month is 5.00-5.30 pm. Dates:

Thursdays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.

 

WW1 Exhibition and talks

Piano recital 13 October

The Friends of St Andrew’s, in association with the Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Platform, is proud to welcome a  pianist with a great future to perform for us in Colyton, at 7.30 pm on Saturday 13th October. Tickets from the Little Shop or on the door.

Romanian pianist George Todica started his musical training at six in Iaşi and later moved to the UK to further his studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he graduated with a Masters of Music Degree in 2017. As a concert pianist, he has won over 20 prizes at International Piano Competitions.

This concert will be a tribute to Jilly Spencer.

Musbury Scarecrows

The bridal party

These were the Scarecrows in the Church at Musbury’s Scarecrow Festival!! They won the judges’ vote!!!

There were fantastic Scarecrows up all over the village and a total of £2000 was made to be split between the Church and the Village Hall. Our thanks to all visitors from the Mission Community for your support.

Well done to Hilary for walking round and visiting all 53 Scarecrows! Quite a feat! Most people drove to some of them!!

Kay Short.

Autumn Bible Study groups

Our three Bible study groups are continuing for autumn 2018. As ever each group welcomes new people from anywhere in the Mission Community.

The Musbury group, meeting fortnightly on Tuesdays at 7.30-9.00 at Knap Orchard, will meet on Sept 4th, Sept 18th, Oct 9th, Oct 23rd, Nov 6th, Nov 20th. Contact phone Hilary 01297 553180.

The Colyton group, meeting fortnightly on Thursdays at 7.30-9.00, has moved to the Sunday School Building. Dates are 27th Sep, 11th and 25th Oct, 8th and 22nd Nov and 6th Dec. Contact phone Emma, 01297 551400.

The Branscombe group meets monthly on Fridays at 2.30-4.00 at 3 Mill Lane. The first date is Friday 21st September. Contact phone Nigel, 01297 22303.

August Breakfast Service

The Breakfast Service at St Andrew’s continues on 19th August with delicious breakfast at 10.00 before the service at 10.30. All welcome!