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Open the Book

Rev Ann Stuckey who works with our team writes this blog to help adults with learning difficulties. She explains about her blog:

If you’ve wondered about making friends with your local residential home but not sure how to do this, then this website will help you do just that.

Visit the information page to learn how to go about making contact with your local home, how to set up a visit and ideas on what to do during that visit.

Visit the video page to see a tried and tested session in action. Be enthused with how much fun it can be to visit a home and take a session. Also the reward of the smile and interaction of the residents will stay with you for a life time.

Silence speaks

Welcome to a silent space for all faiths and none. This space is intended as a way to encourage peace in our troubled world and as a gesture of solidarity with all humanity and the whole of creation.

Wednesday, July 15th 2020,  from 12noon – 1.00p.m.

& Friday, July 31st 2020,   from  9.00 – 10.00a.m

At St Andrew’s Churchyard, Colyton.

(weather dependent!)

Stay for a short while or for the whole hour. Bring your own seating if possible , and a candle in a jar.

‘When we were quiet our hearts discovered that they were kindred spirits’   (Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu)

For more information email silencespeaks81@gmail.com or ring Helen on 075313 06528 . We value feedback, which you can send to our email.

(Co-ordintated  by Helen Miller – Bridport Buddhist Meditation Group & Hetty Kothari – St Andrew’s Church, Colyton)

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)

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

Foodbank 23rd April

As ever your contributions to Seaton Foodbank are gratefully received. Collections in Tesco and the Co-op.

Foodbank needs

Seaton foodbank is very grateful for your contributions!

Easter Week

Our ministry team have prepared this material for our journey together through Easter Week and beyond:

Easter Day, 12th April, Dawn from the picnic site, Revd John Lees; Easter service, Fr Steven Martin, service sheet, and link to readings

Monday 13th April, Easter meditation, Dr Charles Hill

Tuesday 14th April, Easter meditation, Bishop Oliver Simon

Wednesday 15th April, Easter meditation, Revd Nigel Freathy

Thursday 16th April, Easter meditation, Revd Colin Preece

Friday 17th April, Easter meditation, Revd John Lees and text.

Saturday 18th April, Easter meditation, Mrs Emma Laughton and text of poem.

19th April, Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday service, Fr Steven Martin; and link to readings and Church of England prayer booklet

26th April, Third Sunday of Easter, Sunday service, Revd John and Mrs Jan Lees and service order.

link back to Holy Week material

Holy Week

Our ministry team have prepared this daily material for our journey together through Holy Week. You will find links for each day being activated as we go through the week.

Palm Sunday, 5th April, Sunday service, with Revd Colin Preece, service order and link to readings

Monday 6th April, Passion of Christ I with meditation, Revd Nigel Freathy

Tuesday 7th April, Passion of Christ II with meditation, Bishop Oliver Simon

Wednesday 8th April, Passion of Christ III with meditation, Mrs Jan Lees

Maundy Thursday, 9th April, service, Fr Steven Martin, service sheet and link to readings

Good Friday, 10th April, Stations of the Cross, Station 12 and Station 13, Revd Victoria Chester (complete Stations here) and link to readings

Holy Saturday, 11th April, service, Fr Steven Martin and service order

Link to Easter material

Holyford is on Facebook

Holyford Mission Community is now also on Facebook. We hope you like our page! We also have a group.

Finding the Light

A film of a Lenten art project led by Jan Lees for Holyford Mission Community, with participation from other church members. Please click to see the film.

In the film Jan demonstrates some of the techniques she uses with charcoal and erasers, offering insights into the way the art was created. This is followed by a gallery of the images created by Jan and the other participants, with reflections and poems.

Sunday evening candles

Many churches around the country are taking up the idea of a candle in the window not just on Mothering Sunday, but every Sunday at the moment at 7 pm. So please join us in this quiet witness of caring, faith and hope.

This week we are praying especially for our NHS.

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord;
and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night;
for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

News about the Coronavirus situation

Following the advice of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, PUBLIC WORSHIP IN OUR CHURCHES HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. If you have any concerns, or need to tell us of people in particular need, please contact the Churchwardens or a member of the Ministry Team.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ,
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.

Harbourmaster talk postponed

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