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Nick Brown Trio Sunday Jan 12 at 3.30

Posada continues 2

The choir  had some special visitors tonight at their practice.  

Travelling over the hill to Colyford the family searched for a sign before finding a warm shelter for the night and a soft bed of hay. 

Posada stops off at the Oberammergau Crib 

Carols by Candlelight

Colyton Church, Sun 22nd Dec at 6.30.

Posada 2019 – the journey continues

And so a detour to Colston…….where the Angel Gabriel makes a cameo appearance & they stop to do some paperwork.

Mary & Joseph came upon Abbeyfield, and knocked at the door, have you a room.  The manager said we have please come in, but I’m afraid we have a “ No pets policy” so the donkey will have to stay in the buggy shed.

…No room here but they got to watch Chiefs on the Telly and have a swift half before moving on…

New Charity Shop in Colyton

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

Southleigh Fair Aug 14

Come and enjoy Southleigh’s Annual Fair, August 14th, 2.30-5.

Adults £4.00, children go free. All the usual stalls, bird of prey display, sheep shearing and racing, cider pressing demo, dog show, tea tent and bar, Bar-B-Que. Any profits are divided beween the church, village hall and local charities.

Location Lees Farm, EX24 6SA

Obligato String Quartet

On 17th August at 7.30 in the Branoc Hall, Branscombe

Summer fun at Noah’s Ark

A Teddy Bears Picnic took place in warm sunshine at Noah’s Ark today (18th July) in the grounds of Chapel of Ease of Saint Michael, Colyford.  The children and their families enjoyed a teddy bear hunt, singing and dancing, parachute play and a story.  A lovely tea was provided by the wonderful team of volunteers and visiting German students kindly helped with face painting.  Noah’s Ark will recommence again in the new school term in September, but all the team would like to wish everyone a happy summer with your families.

Musbury Barton Open Garden

The beautiful garden will be open to the public on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June. 1.30-5.00 pm, with teas available, in aid of church funds.

Farewell to Anne

We are very sorry to be saying goodbye to the Rev Anne Futcher on the completion of her training and curacy here with us. Anne has taken a very full part in the life of our community over the last few years and been a good friend to us all. She will be much missed.

We are pleased for her that together with her husband Christopher she is making an exciting move to Cyprus, where she will be licensed as an Assistant Priest in St Helena’s and will serve as Cyprus Archdeaconry social concern coordinator, while he will become the Archdeacon.

Anne’s last day in Holyford Mission Community will be on Sunday 9th June, when there will be a bring and share lunch at Southleigh Village Hall after the Communion service in the church at 11.15.

Ash Wednesday, 6th March

On Ash Wednesday there will be two services in the Mission Community. Holy Communion (as usual) at 10.00 am in Colyton and Holy Communion with imposition of ashes at 7.30 pm in Colyford. All are very welcome.

Rev John Lees appointed Prebendary

John with his wife Jan during their recent holiday in New Zealand

We are delighted that the Bishop of Exeter has appointed John Lees as a Prebendary. This honorary title will be conferred at an Evensong at Exeter Cathedral on Sunday, 10th February at 4pm. All are welcome to attend the service to support John and celebrate this with him. If you need transport please contact David Fouracre or Christine Sansom. John continues as an associate priest within the Holyford Mission Community.

Posada – 6

Day 15 and they are still following the star….

Nothing like a nice cuppa as you count off the days!

And tonight a suitably seasonal cultural interlude …

Weather situation

1st March:  We regret that, because of the deteriorating weather,

Noah’s Ark today is cancelled,
the Lent Lunch is postponed and
the Women’s World Day of Prayer tomorrow is cancelled.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

On 30th January Hilary and Anne are leading a party of 21 from Holyford on pilgrimage for ten days to the Holy Land. The group will be staying both in Jerusalem and Galilee, and have the opportunity to see many of the most well-known and interesting places connected with the life of Jesus. This is a most exciting event for all those taking part, and your thoughts and prayers for them while they are away would be much appreciated.