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All Souls’ Services

You are cordially invited to either or both of these services for the whole mission community. Sunday 31st Oct at 6.30 and Tuesday 2nd Nov at 7.30.

Musbury harvest flowers

Musbury church looked beautiful for the harvest festival service with some lovely floral displays such as these:

Violin and Piano Concert 16 October

Priscilla Daniels accompanied by our own Nicholas Brown will play at St Andrew’s Colyton on 16th October at 7.30pm.

Priscilla was for a time a professional violinist in Australia and has made her home over here so we are very pleased to welcome her to play.

The programme will include a Handel Sonata (in D major), a Mozart Sonata (in B flat major), Beethoven’s Spring Sonata and Brahms’ Sonata no. 3 in D minor.

We hope to see you there – adults £10, children free.

Colyton’s Flower Festival

There will be a festival evensong at 6.30 on Sunday 3rd October at which the Bishop of Exeter will bless the installation of the new lights.

New lights in St Andrew’s

The project to renew the lighting and electrics inside the church has been completed and we are now enjoying the brilliant interior which shows to more beautiful effect. Thanks are owed to the Friends of St Andrew’s who helped fund the work. There will be a special services of thanksgiving with the Bishop of Exeter on Sunday 3rd October at 6.30pm, at the culmination of the weekend flower festival.

Work in progress in the Pole Chapel

New lighting in the Lady Chapel

New lighting in the nave

Electrics in the clergy vestry….. before…

….and after….

Alex achieves gold award

Regular worshippers at St Andrew’s and viewers of the online services will be delighted (but perhaps not surprised) to learn that Alex McNeice has been awarded the Royal School of Church Music Gold Award. This has been the fruit of a great deal of hard work, assisted by a little talent as well, of course. Since the Gold Award has been running (about 15 years or so, I think) there have been to my knowledge 9 awarded in Devon and Cornwall, so that tells you something about Alex’s achievement.

For the exam (held in late July in Sarum College, Salisbury) Alex had to prepare a hymn, a psalm and a major solo (“But thou didst not leave his soul in hell” from Handel’s “Messiah”), the tenor parts of two major anthems, five further anthems in which he needed to be able to sing other voice parts, sight reading, a service which Alex had to devise, including writing his own prayer, writing programme notes on the music he was singing, and lots of questions on the church’s year and appropriate music. Needless to say the exam took about an hour. 

We will be presenting the award officially at Evensong on October 3rd, and it will also be presented in Exeter Cathedral on 23rd October.

Lantern Shop sale and parish picnic

Saturday 11th September from 12.

Songs of Praise on the beach

SUNDAY 22nd AUGUST at 6.00pm at Branscombe beach.

The popular songs of praise service with Honiton Town Band returns and all are welcome. Car parking is free from 5.30 (you need to give your registration). Please bring a picnic to have afterwards if you wish. If it’s wet the service will be held in church.

Piano recital 27 June

Our own Nicholas Brown will be playing for us in our first out of lockdown concert, with tea and cake, in St Andrew’s on Sunday 27 June at 3.30pm.

New toddler group

All parents/carers and toddlers welcome! 9.00 Tuesday mornings in St Andrew’s during term time. No session at half term, 1st June.

The Lantern Shop re-opens

GREAT NEWS!

17th May:

We now have more volunteers (and would welcome still more) so the shop will open:
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS from 10 until 1
and
TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS from 10 until 4

We are not taking donations at the moment.

Messy Mothering Sunday Church

This Sunday 14th March is Mothering Sunday. Linda Joy has posted a video online for us, ‘While we can’t hug‘.

Messy Church will meet in St Andrew’s churchyard on Sunday at 4.00pm, and all are welcome. Please could families who want to come email Linda on lindajoychildrensworker@gmail.com.

Angel Making

Angel making

Time and people resources mean that organising the placing of these in Churches is difficult so you are encouraged to share your photos by emailing to Charles.hill465@btinternet.com  or to Linda (lindajoychildrensworker@gmail.com) and they will be displayed here.

Day of Prayer for Covid: Special Prayer

This prayer has been written for our Mission Community Day of Prayer by John Lees. Please pray this prayer on Advent Sunday, 29th November, and share it with others.

Almighty God

Who has cared and protected your people in every generation

We offer our prayer to you today

for this country and our leaders

for everyone who has to make difficult decisions

about the health and well-being of this nation.

We pray for everyone affected by Covid-19;

for all those who are sick and those who care for them;

for all those in hospital;

for medical staff, carers, researchers, for our emergency services.

We pray for our local community,

for all those who protect us and keep us safe.

We give thanks for all those who support,

serve and feed us in these difficult times.

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Loving Lord, you taught us to love our neighbour,

and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you.

In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful,

to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love,

for your name’s sake. Amen.

When putting on a facemask…

We hope you may appreciate this prayer for use when putting on a facemask: