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Not the breakfast service…

The breakfast service returns on Sunday 16th, though not quite as we knew it as we are unable to serve breakfast at present…

Silence speaks continues

We are offering two more events. Another silent prayer/meditation meeting at the Churchyard, St Andrew’s, Colyton, on Friday 21st August from 12 noon – 1p.m. WEATHER PERMITTING! There are some chairs available or bring your own, and bring a packed  lunch if you would like to stay on afterwards.

Friday 4th September

Silent walk and/ or picnic lunch, starting from the Churchyard, St Andrew’s Church, Colyton.    (weather permitting)

We invite you (people of all faiths and none) to join us for a silent circular walk and/or a picnic lunch followed by half an hour of collective silence.

To join the walk we invite you to arrive by 10.15a.m.  We aim to begin walking at 10.30. You will be able to leave your packed lunch (and chair if you bring one), in the Church Building, before we set off.

The walk is approximately two hours long, and takes us by the river, through fields and lanes. We will have a short stop at the halfway mark. The terrain is mostly flat, with a short section that has a slight incline. There are gates to go through so please be Covid aware and take responsibility for yourselves.

We should arrive back at the Churchyard by 12.30. If you would like to come just for the picnic and collective silence, please join us then.  Finishing time – approximately  2p.m.

We have been offered free use of the church room facilities, so If you would like to make a gratitude donation to the Church there will be a bowl on the table during lunch.

                email: silencespeaks81@gmail.com

Worship in Church resumes

We are pleased to announce that public worship will be gradually resuming across the Mission Community. This Sunday, 5th July, there will be a Eucharist at 9.30 am at St Andrew’s Colyton. At 6 pm there will be a service of said Evensong (with organ music) at St Winifred’s, Branscombe. Physical distancing and hygiene procedures will be in place. Owing to the need to maintain distancing, we have limited seating available, but hope to accommodate everyone who wishes to join us. Our weekly online and telephone services will continue until further notice. Please stay at home if you are vulnerable, shielding, have any Covid symptoms or are feeling unwell. Services for the coming week:

Sun 5th July: 9.30am: Eucharist, Colyton

6.00pm: Said Evensong, Branscombe

Tue 7th July: 8.30am: Morning Prayer, Colyton

5.00pm: Evening Prayer, Colyford

Wed 8th July: 8.30am: Morning Prayer, Colyton

10.00am: Eucharist (BCP), Colyton

5.00pm: Evening Prayer Musbury

Thu 9th July: 8.30am: Morning Prayer, Colyton

5.00pm: Evening Prayer, Branscombe

Fri 10th July: 8.30am Morning Prayer, Colyton

5.00pm: Evening Prayer, Northleigh

Our churches reopen

Five of our churches are now open for private prayer. St Winifred’s, Branscombe and St Andrew’s, Colyton are open each day; St Michael’s Chapel, Colyford and St Michael’s, Musbury are open on Sundays and Wednesdays, and St Giles’s, Northleigh is open on Sundays. The work involved in cleaning the churches has greatly increased – could you help? Please ring the Rector on 01297 553180 or your churchwarden or email.

June Breakfast Service

June’s Breakfast Takeaway service – a short resource for all ages, this month focusing on Father’s Day.

I will sing with the Spirit

Members of the Royal College of Church Music’s Millennium Youth Choir, including Colyton’s Alex McNeice, sing John Rutter’s I will sing with the Spirit on this video for the RSCM Big Music Sunday online service.

Church Funds

Jane Preece writes: “On Sunday 31st May there is an opportunity to sell things outside our houses for charity. I am going to sell cakes and marmalade in aid of St Andrew’s church. 2 Bishop Court, off Burnards Field Road, cemetery end.” Perhaps we could all support her by buying things, and/or also raise funds for our churches in the Mission Community by selling things outside our houses.

Breakfast service 17th May

Click here to download our breakfast service takeaway.

Toby White virtual concert

The Friends of St Andrews are offering this online concert specially recorded by Toby since he couldn’t come in person, and the link is here

3 more restful piano pieces

Nicholas Brown has added another three lovely videos to our collection, including some of his own compositions. Many thanks to Nick.

Beethoven – Fur Elise

Grieg – Three Lyric Pieces

Brown – Three pieces

Mozart – Adagio in B minor

Rachmaninov – Romance Op 10 No 6 (Holy Saturday)

J.S. Bach – Erbarme Dich (Good Friday)

J.S. Bach – Prelude & Fugue in A Minor

Bach – Prelude & Fugue in C major

Schumann – Scenes from Childhood

Bach – Prelude and Fugue in C Major (Prelude only)

VE Day 2020

Father Steven and Revd John Lees have recorded this service for Holyford Mission Community especially for VE Day this year.

Christian Aid 2020

Christian Aid Week 2020 Coronavirus Appeal

Like most things in these strange times, Christian Aid (CA) Week will not be having a door to door collection but we are suggesting other ways that donations can be given.

The proceeds for 2020 will be used to protect poor countries in the world that are affected by the Coronavirus.   Last year we raised £2,227 locally during CA Week.   To raise some money this year I am going to accept the CA challenge of taking 200,000 steps in the month of May.  I will be walking in my garden and around our local lanes – 200,000 steps is about 100 miles.

If you would like to support me by making a donation to Colyton & Colyford Christian Aid that would be wonderful.

Donations can made by –

  1. Sending a cheque to Crispin Denny, CA Treasurer, 1A Burnards Field Road, Colyton EX24 6PE.   Cheques should be made out to – ‘Christian Aid Colyton & District Committee’.
  2. By bank transfer to Christian Aid Colyton & District Committee, Lloyds Bank, Seaton.   Sort code 30-90-37.   Account No 00982768.  
  3. Direct to Christian Aid UK via the CA website at www.christianaid.org.uk

Many thanks to everyone for your support.

Jane Dauncey- Chair of the Colyton & Colyford Christian Aid

PLUS: –

Find out how to send a fund-raising e-envelope message to your friends and family by visiting the Christian Aid website.

Diddy disciples

If you have little ones at home and are looking for ideas this link has some great ideas, story telling and prayers for children of all ages. https://www.diddydisciples.org/thechurchathome

Also if you would like to join our children’s worker Linda Joy and other families by Zoom at our weekly singalong and rhyme time ‘Noah’s Ark’ please email her at lindajoychildrensworker@gmail.com

Making shakers!

Linda has made a very short video for us in which she shows children how to make fun shakers so they can join in with them at singalongs. Find the video here

Breakfast Takeaway: April

We hope you’ll enjoy our second scrummy takeaway service! Please click here to download.