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Community cafe at St Petrocks

St Andrew’s  community café is supporting St Petrocks, the charity for homeless people in Exeter, this year. On the 6th October café organisers took along a further £250 which brings the total given so far this year to £350.

The café is also collecting the items they desperately need from now until the end of December. The poster below lists items St Petrocks needs, which can be brought along to the café . Many thanks for your support.

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

Chandelier cleaning

On Monday 17th October St Andrew’s was a hive of activity for the annual cleaning of the chandeliers. Each chandelier has to be dismantled, the pieces cleaned and then reassembled.


Many hands make light work! Now they’re gleaming beautifully, ready to be lit for Carols by Candlelight. We are so blessed to have these magnificent objects to remind us of Christ’s glorious light coming into the world.





… is that still with us?

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We recently heard about Jesus healing ten lepers…

Come and hear a presentation about leprosy and the work of The Leprosy Mission, with Rev’d David Beazley, Area Rep, as part of One World Week.

Thursday 27th October at 7.30pm in St Gregory’s Church Hall.

Churches Together in Seaton.

Branscombe Harvest Fair 2016

After the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural Harvest Fair we are in the process of organising this year’s event.  The Harvest Fair will take place on Saturday 17th September 2016 12 noon-4pm in the Branoc Hall and on the playing Field. Members of St Winifred’s Church will be playing a pivotal role in organising and running, amongst other things, the family dog show.  Keep an eye on the Facebook page (Branscombe Harvest Fair) for updates and please pray for lovely sunshine.

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St Winifred’s Flower Festival, Branscombe


Huge thanks to everyone who was involved in putting on such a marvellous flower festival. Each of the displays really encapsulated the theme of ‘Natures Bounty’ in such an imaginative and creative manner.

Despite the weather visitors from far and wide came to marvel at the arrangements, drink tea, eat scrummy cakes and enjoy wonderful fellowship in the beautiful setting of St Winifred’s.

The Songs of Praise service on Sunday morning, led by Shuna, provided the perfect opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate God’s creation and all that nature provides through song, prayer and readings.

Over the 4 days it was wonderful to see and hear people truly being touched by the whole experience.

I wonder what the next theme will be? 🤔


Licensing of Rev John Lees

We are looking forward to welcoming the Bishop of Plymouth to St Andrew’s Colyton on Monday 4th July at 7.30. He will license our ministry team member Rev’d John Lees for his additional new role as Bishop’s Officer for Self-Supporting Ministry. John’s role includes supporting SSM vocations as well as informing diocesan policy. More about the contribution and varied roles of Self-Supporting Ministers can be found on the Diocesan Website here.



St Winifred’s Flower Festival Friday 24th to Monday 27th June. Help wanted.

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Do you have any spare time to help make this wonderful event a success?  We are currently looking for people to help with stewarding or helping with the refreshments.  If you can spare some time, however short, please contact Pat –

Many thanks

St Winifred’s Choir

Do you love singing praises to God?

Would you like to share this passion with friends?

St Winifred’s Church Choir are seeking new members.  If you would like to join please contact Geoff Butler (01297) 21375.choir

St Winifred’s Flower Festival 24th-27th June 2016

787 Branscombe flowers 2014 editOn Friday 24th June to Monday 27th June 2016 (inclusive) St Winifred’s Church will be holding a spectacular flower festival.  Tasty refreshments will be available throughout the day.

We are all looking forward to seeing ‘Earth’s bounty’ depicted in flowers within such a wonderful setting.

If you would like to get involved please do not hesitate to contact Pat Morgan or leave a message on the website.

St George’s Day Celebrations at Branscombe C of E Primary

Rogation Sunday in Branscombe, 22nd May 2016

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On Sunday 22nd May we will be holding our annual rogation service.  Starting at the Branoc Hall we will walk through the fields to thank God for our wonderful world and all that it has to offer.  We will finish our walk at the Masons Arms where refreshments will be served.

If it is wet the service will take place in the Masons.

Spring Clean at St Winifred’s churchyard

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On Friday 15th April 2016 we will be giving our Churchyard a spring clean.  Please come along from 2pm to lend a hand.  All welcome.

Welcome to Anne Futcher

Holyford Mission Community welcome Anne Futcher who is coming to serve us here for the next few years as a Curate.  She was ordained yesterday on 13th September in Exeter cathedral at a wonderful service, and  the cathedral was packed out

Deacons ordainedOn Sunday 20th September at 11am in St Andrews Colyton we had a wonderful welcoming service for Anne and her family. This was followed by an amazing bring and share lunch.  We are all looking forward to working with Anne!anne


In June 2010 the records from this parish were deposited at the Devon Records Office at Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton, Exeter EX2 2NL.

They are available to the public for viewing by telephoning in advance on 01392 384253.
The church only retains current records.