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Carols and Christingles

Carol services are taking place in all our churches, and there is also carol singing around some of the villages. All are most welcome!

Sun 3rd – 6.00 Advent Carols in Branscombe

Mon 4th – 6.00 Christingle Branscombe

Sun 10th – 4.00 Messy Christingle making, then 5.00 Christingle service Colyton

Fri 15th – 6.00 Carol singing around Colyford, meet at St Michaels

Sat 16th – 4.00 Carols, Christingle and Procession, Southleigh

Sun 17th – 11.15 Carol Service Branscombe

Sun 17th – 5.00 Carol Service Musbury 

Sun 17th – Carol Service Colyton

Sun 17th – 6.45 Carol singing around Branscombe meet at the hall

Wed 20th – 7.00 Carol Service Colyford

Fri 22nd – 6.45 Carol singing around Branscombe meet at the hall

Wed 27th – 7.00 Carol service Southleigh

For full details of all Christmas services, please see the Christmas leaflet available on the home page.

Confirmation 2018

There will be a Confirmation Service in our Mission Community on February 25th 2018 and the Bishop of Exeter, Rt. Revd Robert Atwell will be here to confirm our candidates.  We will be starting confirmation groups for adults and young people in the New Year.  If you would like to find out more about the Christian faith or what it means to be confirmed then please speak to Hilary or contact her on 01297 553180 or by email (see contacts page).

Creative Advent

Making Space for the Light

All are welcome to come and join Rev Shuna George and others in the Colyton Sunday School Building for an informal creative session exploring the advent theme of light with pictures, words and your imagination.

Thursday 30 November 7 – 9pm or Friday 1 Dec 2-4pm

 No experience necessary. Open to everyone – all ages and abilities! For further information and to book a place please call Shuna on 07971 759997

Remembrance Sunday

We will be marking Remembrance Sunday in all our churches again this year, with the following service to which all are welcome:

9.30 Southleigh
10.50 Colyton
10.55 Branscombe
10.55 Musbury
3.30 pm Colyford

Messy Church will also meet at the Reece Strawbridge Centre from 4-6 pm.

Annual Memorial Service

 

Holyford Mission Community Annual Memorial Service

Sunday November 5th at 6:30 pm

There will be a special service at St Andrew’s Colyton to remember loved ones who have died.  If you have had a bereavement, whether recently or longer ago, you are warmly invited to come to this quiet service of reflection and light a candle in their memory.

Harvest Festivals in October

 

Come and celebrate with us food and farming, the gifts of the land and the bounty of the Creator this October. Festival services take place as follows:

Southleigh – Sunday 8th October at 11.15

Musbury – Sunday 8th October at 3.00

Colyford – Sunday 22nd October at 3.30

The Harvest Breakfast at Colyton is on Sunday 15th October at 10.00 with the service starting at 10.45 (see separate post)

Autumn Bible Study

 

Our Bible study groups are starting again: do drop in to any of the groups for a warm welcome.

The monthly Branscombe group studying Matthew’s gospel is meeting on Fridays 22 Sept, 13 Oct, 10 Nov and 8 Dec, from 2.30-4.00, phone 22303.

The Musbury group studying a psalm and the Sunday readings (phone 553180) meets fortnightly on Tuesdays 7.30-9.00, on Sept 19th, Oct 3rd, 17th, 31st, Nov 14th, 28th and Dec 12th.

The Colyton group studying a psalm and the Sunday readings (phone 551400) meets fortnightly on Thursdays 7.30-9.00, on Sept 28th, Oct 12th, 26th, Nov 9th, 23rd and Dec 7th.

Musbury cream teas

Once again it was lovely weather on Sunday 9th for the cream tea and open garden at Musbury Barton, by kind permission of Lt. Col. Tony Drake. Just over £500 was raised for church funds.

Musbury Cream Tea

The very popular cream tea at Musbury Barton returns this year on Sunday 9th July from 3.00-5.00 pm, by kind invitation of Lt Col Tony Drake.

Summer Bible Studies

 

Bible Study is continuing in Branscombe at 3 Mill Lane on Friday 21st April and 12th May, 2.30-4.00 pm. Phone 01297 22303.

The summer dates for the Musbury group at Knap Orchard, Combpyne Rd, Tuesdays 7.30-9.00, (phone 553180) are 16th and 30th May, 13th June, 4th and 18th July.

The Colyton group at Forecourt, South Square meets on Thursdays, 7.30-9.00, (phone 551400), dates 4th and 18th May, 1st and 22nd June, 6th and 20th July.

Everyone from any of the churches is welcome at any of the groups.

Call to Prayer

 

Thy Kingdom Come…..is a global and ecumenical call to prayer where we are invited to spend time individually and as churches praying for our communities and our world.  It takes place between Ascension Day (May 25th) and Pentecost (June 4th).  During these ten days there will be special prayer stations with extra prayer resources in each of our churches.  At the end of the ten days, as well as the morning services in our churches here, there will be a special service in Exeter Cathedral at 6.30 on the evening of Pentecost Sunday, where the stories and resources from each parish will be gathered together and celebrated.  Everyone is most welcome to attend that service.

Outdoor Rogation at Musbury

Musbury Church had a Rogation Service walking round Musbury visiting people’s gardens. We ended at the Golden Hind for the last part of the service and refreshments. It was a lovely occasion and everyone really enjoyed the experience. There were 24 people there.

Kay Short

Ascension Day Service

We will celebrate Holy Communion for the Mission Community on 25th May at 7.00 pm in St Michael’s Mubury – all welcome. Supper for those who wish afterwards at the Golden Hind – please book.

 

Sponsored Walk Musbury to Colyford

St Michael’s Colyford are holding a sponsored walk in aid of their organ fund on Saturday 13th May. (If you haven’t heard the lovely new organ, you’ve missed a treat!) Meet outside St Michael’s, Musbury from 10.00am, set off at 10.30am. The plan is to arrive at St Andrew’s, Colyton around 12.00 noon, picnics may be eaten in the SSB or outside on the grass. Tea, coffee and squash will be provided. The walk will continue on to St Michael’s, Colyford. The Friends will provide a free Cream Tea for walkers, supporters may also enjoy tea for a small charge.

Annual Meetings

 

The parishes will be holding their Annual Meetings (APCMs) towards the end of April. Do come along to hear about the church’s work during the year, think about the future and help choose your churchwardens and representatives on your PCC. All the meetings are at 7.30 pm

Monday 24th April – Branscombe

Tuesday 25th April – Colyton

Wednesday 26th April – Southleigh

Thursday 27th April – Musbury