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Branscombe School joins Coventry Cathedral – 24 Sep!

International Cross of Nails Service

We are very excited to share with you the news that we have been accepted as an International Cross of Nails School – linking with Coventry Cathedral. The Cross of Nails Community includes schools, communities, parishes and other organisations who have shown a commitment to the values of peace, hope and reconciliation. During the service we will be presented with our own Cross of Nails by a representative from Coventry Cathedral.

The service will take place in Church on
Monday 24th September at 1.30pm.
It would be lovely if members of the community could join us for the service. There will be refreshments afterwards.

 

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!

 

Branscombe beach services

Our popular songs of praise services on Branscombe beach are taking place again this year at 6.00 pm on Sunday June 10th and Sunday August 19th. Everyone is welcome; there is free parking with thanks to the Sea Shanty, and you can book fish and chips there afterwards. Please book by Sunday August 12th with Norman Brimson (680224) or Pat Ayles (680328). The service will be indoors if wet.

Children’s summer dates

Noah’s Ark (for babies and toddlers with carers) and Messy Church (for families) continue this summer. All are welcome. Please ring Katheryn Radley for details – 07599 292449
Noah’s Ark: Thursdays 1.15-2.45 at Colyford Memorial Hall:
May 10th, 24th, June 7th, 21st, July 5th, 19th.

Messy Church: Sundays 4.00-6.00 at Reece Strawbridge Centre, Colyton:
May 13th, June 10th: Summer party (this is the last date for the summer).

Vacancy for Director of Music/Organist

St Andrew’s Colyton

Autumn 2018
With the imminent retirement of the Director of Music, we seek a gifted and collaborative musician to join our ministry team. We wish to enhance our strong choral tradition, maintaining our extensive repertoire and exploring new music and styles of worship.

For more details please click here.

Please also see our Music at Colyton page.

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th July 2018
Interviews to take place on: Friday 20th July 2018

May Breakfast service

The Breakfast service this month is on 20th May:

Rogation walk and tea

On 13th May the Branscombe Rogation walk will start at 3.00 from the hall and tea is at 4.00 at the Old Vicarage.

Talk about Dartmoor 9th May

The Friends of St Andrew’s present an illustrated talk by Alan Endicott on 9th May at 7.30 in St Andrew’s Church:

Alan Endacott was brought up on Dartmoor and has spent his life exploring and trying to make sense of its world-famous prehistoric landscapes, especially the Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial or ritual monuments. In 2007, following up a hunch, he discovered a long-buried and forgotten stone circle on an exposed ridge near Sittaford Tor.
His illustrated talk explains his theories regarding the layout of ritual landscapes on northern Dartmoor and the context of the discovery of the Sittaford circle, with personal accounts and some of the insights he has gleaned into the beliefs and rituals of those who built it some 4000 years ago…

 

Gesualdo Six

The Gesualdo Six–  singing beautiful unaccompanied choral music from the renaissance to the present day. If you were lucky enough to have been listening to In Tune on BBC Radio 3 on 19th March, you would have heard a feature on Gesualdo Six’s forthcoming UK Spring tour (here is a link to the BBC programme; the feature starts 13 minutes in).

St Andrew’s is a venue hosting one of the concerts from these talented young men. The concert is brought to you by Margaret Clark, the originator of Concerts for Colyton, and supported by the Friends of St Andrew’s (FoStA). Colyton is proud of its legacy in bringing artists of international reputation to our magnificent church. Show your support by coming to this remarkable event. You will be made very welcome.

Tickets available at The Little Shop, Colyton, on the door (pending availability), or online. Telephone: 01297 553238. There will also be a bar and a chance to socialise.

Lent course postponed

The final session of the Lent course has been postponed because of the snow. It will now take place in Southleigh on Monday 26 March at 7.00 pm in place of the Holy Week Worship. Zillah Martin will talk to us about the season of Advent, and there will be a short act of worship at the close.

In Ecclesia sing at Musbury on Palm Sunday

There will be a special service of Evening Prayer at Musbury church on 25th March, Palm Sunday, at 6.30 pm. We are delighted to welcome In Ecclesia, whose mission is to to maintain and promote the glorious tradition of Anglican choral music by bringing that music to churches large and small. This will be a chance to hear superb singing within the service and a wonderful way to mark the beginning of Holy Week. We hope to see you there!

Colyton Lent lunch new date

The lunch which was postponed because of the snow will now be held at 12.30 on Friday 16th March

St Andrew’s Colyton are holding a Lent lunch on Thursday March 1st from 12.30-2.00 in the Sunday School building. The menu will be cottage pie with peas and apple crumble with custard.

The cost is £5.00 with all proceeds to World Vision for their appeal for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar. Please click here to find out more about World Vision and the appeal.