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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!

Piano music for difficult times

Our own Nicholas Brown is preparing some videos of piano music for our delight which we will be posting here – more to come. Many thanks to Nick.

Bach – Prelude and Fugue in C Major

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.

Stations of the Cross

The Revd Victoria Chester leads us daily through the Stations of the Cross, starting on Monday 30th March and finishing on Easter Monday, 13th April. Today I’m putting up links to the first six videos, and the remaining links will be added to this post in due course. You can choose to follow these daily, or in the pattern that suits you.

Station 1, Monday 30th March

Station 2, Tuesday 31st March

Station 3, Wednesday 1st April

Station 4, Thursday 2nd April

Station 5, Friday 3rd April

Station 6, Saturday 4th April

Food Banks

Sadly, at the moment we can’t provide collecting boxes in our churches for Seaton or Axminster food banks. But of course the need at the moment is greater than ever.

If you would like to give a financial donation by BACs so that supplies can be bought, the details for Seaton are:

Foodbank in Seaton, Account: 27215060, Sort Code: 30-90-37

Thank you very much for your continuing support.

Sunday evening candles

Many churches around the country are taking up the idea of a candle in the window not just on Mothering Sunday, but every Sunday at the moment at 7 pm. So please join us in this quiet witness of caring, faith and hope.

This week we are praying especially for our NHS.

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord;
and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night;
for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Church Closure

Following the Prime Minister’ announcement on 23rd March, all our churches now have to be closed until further notice.

But we are still the living church. We can stay in touch and find new ways of helping one another with spiritual as well as practical support.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5.7

Candlepower on Mothering Sunday

At 7 pm on Mothering Sunday, 22nd March, candles were placed in windows around the Mission Community to shine a message of caring and hope.

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.”

Coronavirus/St Andrew’s Cafe

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus it has been necessary to cancel the cafe with immediate effect until further notice.

Futher information regarding the churches’ response to the situation will be published on the website shortly

Mothering Sunday 22 March

We regret that all church services are CANCELLED. Instead you are invited to join us spiritually by praying at home.

Breakfast Service March 15

Lent with St Francis

Our Lent Course this year will take place around the churches again, on Thursdays in Lent – refreshments from 7 pm, sessions begin at 7.30 pm and end by 9 pm. All are welcome, whether you are a regular church goer or not, to any or all the sessions. Further details on the Lent leaflet.

Thursday 5th March at St Michael’s, Musbury

Francis—Relevant Today: The Reverend Jeremy White

Thursday 12th March at St Winifred’s, Branscombe

Francis and Meditation?: The Right Reverend Martin Shaw

Thursday 19th March at St Lawrence, Southleigh

The Paradox of Francis: at the edge and at the core: Elizabeth Maslen TSSF

Thursday 26th March at St Andrew’s, Colyton

Living the life of Penance with St Francis. The call to live differently in the world: Brother Clark Berge SSF

Lent Art Course

Finding the Light – A Lent Project in St Andrew’s, Colyton: Jan Lees

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.