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January 19th Breakfast Service

Candlemas Supper Party

St Winifred’s Church Branscombe

Friday 31st January 2020, 7 for 7.30 pm

Join us for a unique supper by candlelight in St Winifred’s Church and a chance to banish the January blues!

Three course meal to include wine; limited tickets available (£30 per head).

Details and booking – Ross Wilmington 07813 117149

Christmas Tree Festival

Colyton’s Christmas tree festival returns for 2019, 4-7 Dec!

Our Christingles 2019

Come and join us at one of our ever-popular Christingle services:

Branscombe, Monday 2nd December at 6.00 pm

Colyton, Sunday 8th December at 4.00 pm (with Messy Church)

Southleigh, Saturday 21st December at 4.00 pm

Northleigh Craft Fair

Greenpeace talk 16 Nov

Indi Heath of Greenpeace will be talking at St Andrew’s Colyton at 7.30. Tickets in advance or on the door – under 18s free.

New Charity Shop in Colyton

The new shop opens on Nov 1st! Donations of clothes and small goods welcome.

Violin and Piano Concert in Colyton 19 Oct

Romanian violinist Maria Gîlicel is an emerging performer recognised for her versatility and passion on stage. Born in 1995, she started her violin and music studies at the age of four learning with her parents. She acquired her professional music degree at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música ‘Adolfo Salazar’ in Madrid , before moving to London. Maria has recently graduated with a First Class Honours degree at the Royal College of Music where she is taking her Masters in Performance degree.

The Pianoraks Northleigh

Saturday 12th October at 7.00 for 7.30pm at the Village Hall. THE PIANORAKS, Bill Young and Ian Richardson. On two pianos they perform a variety of original and cover tracks to great acclaim. Look them up on Facebook!

Tickets £12.00, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £30.00, Under 12 £6.00, including supper – Tel 01404 831476

Ticket only event. In aid of St Giles church

Full Peal at Colyton

We’re pleased to welcome a team of bellringers  led by Ian Avery from Exeter Cathedral, who will be ringing a full peal during the morning of Friday 27th September. The ringing will begin around 9.30am and take about four hours.

Colyton PCC realises that there are a wide range of responses to church bells, and in In 2014 the PCC decided to allow one full peal per year, with proper notice given to local residents. If you would like further information please telephone David Fouracre on 552915.

Messy Church September

We were looking at the theme of “The Mustard Seed” and thinking about how the largest and smallest things are all so important and work together.  We planted mustard seeds and went on a treasure hunt for pennies to put on a map of our area to show what we treasure in our community.  Everyone had a lovely time followed by delicious sausage casserole and stewed apples and custard.  Thank you to everyone who came and to the team.  Next Messy Church in on Sunday 13th October.  All welcome.

Victoria becomes a Deacon

Many of us already know Victoria Chester, who has been exercising her Reader ministry here in Holyford Mission Community for a number of years. She has now completed her training for ordination and will be ordained Deacon at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 14th September at 3.00 pm. Please pray for Victoria as she prepares for this new chapter in her ministry.

She will be welcomed among us in her new role on Sunday 15th September at the Breakfast Service in Colyton: breakfast at 10.00 followed by the service at 10.30. So that everyone who wishes has the opportunity to be there, the morning services in the other Holyford churches that day have been cancelled. Other services which will still take place that day will be 8.00 am Holy Communion, Colyton; 6.30 pm Evening Prayer, Colyton.

She will be continuing in her secular job as CEO Bristol Animal Rescue Centre while working among us as our Assistant Curate (self-supporting).

Harvest weekend at Northleigh

Northleigh will be a hive of activity with events spread over three days.

Friday 6th  Harvest Supper – 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Village Hall . Tickets – Adults £10, Children under 16 years £5 – Please call Norma 01404 871422,

Saturday 7thHarvest Show from 2.30 pm at the Village Hall We are planning a brilliant harvest show this year, on the theme of ” Our Planet  Matters” with craft entries photographers, artists, gardeners and flower arrangers. Presentation of Cups 3.00pm – Cream Teas available – Entrance £1- Under 16’s free  for more details call Hazel 01297 552416

Sunday 8th  The Harvest Festival Service in St Giles Church –  11.15am

Teddy Bear Service at Southleigh

Beach Songs of Praise

This year we continue our popular Songs of Praise services on Branscombe beach on

Sunday 9th June at 6.00 pm and

Sunday 18th August at 6.00 pm, when the singing will be led by Honiton Town Band.

If wet it will be in the Sea Shanty. Do join us for these most enjoyable events.