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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. The service will be indoors if wet.

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.

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday is on 11th March this year and everyone is welcome to the services in our churches. We celebrate our mothers and grandmothers as well as the care that all parents have given in our lives and the mothering role of our church.

Branscombe – 11.15 Morning Prayer
Colyford – 3.30 Evening Prayer
Colyton – 8.00 and 9.30 Holy Communion
Musbury – 10.00 Village Praise
Southleigh – 11.15 Holy Communion

Branscombe confirmation photo

Our wonderful confirmation candidates with Bishop Robert, Hilary and Shuna, after the service in Branscombe on Sunday 26th February 2018. It was a joy to welcome Bishop Robert who preached to a packed church.

 

Lent Course 2018

Colour me holy: Alive to the seasons

Exploring the liturgical seasons

how do they intertwine with the natural seasons?
how do they help us reach out through the year to pray, grow and serve?

Each speaker will focus on one liturgical season in a way that inspires them.
Each evening begins with refreshments at 7.15 and ends by 9pm

Monday 26th February – St. Michael’s Chapel, Colyford
Ven. Christopher Futcher, Archdeacon of Exeter

Tuesday 5th March – Sunday School Building Colyton
Jan Lees and Rev. Shuna George, Holyford Mission Community Ministry Team Members

Monday 12th March – Branoc Hall, Branscombe
Rev. Preb. Graham Stones, Chaplain to the Bishop of Exeter

Monday 19th March – St Lawrence’s Church, Southleigh
Zillah Martin, former Prison Chaplain

All are welcome

Quiet Day on 17 Feb

Everyone is warmly invited to a Holyford Mission Community Quiet Day, led by Bishop Bob Evens (former Bishop of Crediton)

‘Growing Closer to the God who loves you’

Seeing more clearly,  Questioning more freely, Facing ourselves more openly.

Saturday 17th February from 10am-3pm

at St Rita’s Conference Centre, Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton EX14 1AP

Lunch is included – donations welcome

To book your place please sign sheet in church or contact Hilary Dawson by Monday 5th February

Messy Church and Noah’s Ark

Children’s event are continuing in the New Year, with Messy Church for Primary age children with their families meeting again at the Reece Strawbridge Centre from 4-6 pm on Sundays 14th January, 11th February. In March Messy Church will meet on Good Friday, 30th March, from 3.00-4.30 in St Andrew’s Church Colyton. Then the next session back at the Reece Strawbridge Centre will be as usual on Sunday 13th May from 4.00-6.00.

Noah’s Ark babies and toddlers is meeting at a new time, 1.15-2.45 pm, which we hope will suit those who then have to pick up from school. Noah’s Ark continues at the Memorial Hall in Colyford on Thursdays 4th  and 18th January, 1st February and 1st, 15th and 29th March.

Colyford New Year Supper Party

St Michael’s New Year Supper Party at Colyford Memorial Hall

Saturday 13th January 2018: 6.30 – 10.00pm

Bring and Share Supper as usual – tickets and food list will be at the Village Shop after Christmas. Our thanks to Geoff and Rachel.

We will be happy to welcome Rev Barry and Mrs Judy Brewer to the party as our guests and look forward to enjoying Barry’s songs and music for our entertainment after supper.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FESTIVE AND LIGHTHEARTED EVENING