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Mothering Sunday 2019

Services in our churches on Mothering Sunday are as follows – all are very welcome:

Branscombe – 11.15 Village Praise with animal blessing

Colyford – 3.30 Refreshments and Celtic Evening Prayer

Colyton – 8.00 Holy Communion BCP

-9.30 All age Holy Communion

Musbury – 11.15 Village Praise

Southleigh – 11.15 Mothering Sunday Event

Northleigh – No service

Colyton Lent Lunch March 23

Lent Lunch, Saturday March 23rd 12 noon to 2.00, in the Sunday School Building.

Cottage Pie & Peas, Trifle, Tea or Coffee   Charge £5.00     Raffle

Proceeds to the Jeel al-Amal Boys’ Orphanage and School in Bethany

Colyton Harvest Festival with breakfast

Colyton’s harvest festival will be on Sunday 21st October with breakfast from 9.45 and the service at 10.45. Do join us!

Musbury Barton Open Garden

To help celebrate Send a Cow’s 30th. Anniversary the garden at Musbury  Barton, opposite Musbury Church, near Axminster, EX13 8BB will be open on Saturday and Sunday, May 12th. and 13th., from 2.p.m to 5.p.m. in aid of Send a Cow.   (

The garden was started in 1947 and has been developed ever since. Trees and shrubs are well established – some of them rare and unusual.  The garden has never been professionally designed. It has grown and changed  to suit the owners’ tastes.  It aims to provide colour and interest all the year. There will be Teas on the Terrace and plants for sale.  This is a glorious, five acre garden in a wooded valley complete with stream.   Due to its steep paths and steps, wheelchair access is limited to the terrace from which there are fine views of much of the garden Entry £5 – under 14s Free.   Dogs on leads welcome.

Colyton Lent lunch new date

The lunch which was postponed because of the snow will now be held at 12.30 on Friday 16th March

St Andrew’s Colyton are holding a Lent lunch on Thursday March 1st from 12.30-2.00 in the Sunday School building. The menu will be cottage pie with peas and apple crumble with custard.

The cost is £5.00 with all proceeds to World Vision for their appeal for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar. Please click here to find out more about World Vision and the appeal.

Talk at St Andrew’s Cafe

On Tuesday 20th February at 10.30 the community cafe welcomes Sara Bennett from the Exeter-based charity Balloons to give a short talk about their work with bereaved families. The cafe will be open from 9.30-11.30 as usual with the usual delicious cakes and fresh coffee.

Christingles in our churches

Our Christingles take place on the following dates:

Branscombe – Monday December 4th at 6.00pm

Colyton – Sunday 10th December, service at 5.00pm and Messy Christingle making beforehand at 4.00pm

Southleigh – Saturday 16th December at 4.00pm, carols, Christingle and procession.

Everyone of all ages is welcome to join us in this beautiful celebration of the light of Christ. Retiring collections for the Children’s Society.

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.

Colyton Harvest Breakfast

Colyton’s harvest festival on Sun 15 October at 10.45 includes breakfast at 10.00. Please bring a toy tractor for the procession and/or non-perishable food for the food bank.

Christian Aid Concert

A free concert – donations to Christian Aid – in St Andrew’s Church on Wednesday 7th June at 7.00

Christian Aid Week

This year Christian Aid Week is on 14-21 May. Our joint service is on Sunday 14th May at 9.30 in St Andrew’s, with a speaker from the charity.

There will be the coffee morning in the town hall on Saturday 13th May, and the house to house collection throughout Colyton and Colyford.

A special concert organised by local musicians to raise funds for Christian Aid will take place on Wednesday July 7th at 7.00 in St Andrew’s.

Cafe hosts St Petrock’s talk

St Andrew’s Community cafe is supporting St Petrock’s charity for the homeless. There will be a talk at the cafe on Tuesday 28th March – do come!

Lent lunch 14 March

12.30 to 2.00 pm in the Sunday School Building, Colyton.

Cottage pie, apple cake, tea/coffee – £5. Proceeds to St Petrock’s Exeter, helping homeless and vulnerable people.

Aid for Refugees

St Michael’s Colyford is hosting a “gifting and giving” morning on
Saturday 4th March 9.00am – 1.00 pm.

Please bring the following goods which are all needed:

1. Tinned food, fruit, veg, tuna, beans of all kinds
2. Dried food, rice, nuts, flour, pulses, fruit, pasta, couscous, herbs, lentils, porridge oats.
3. UHT milk and powdered baby milk.
4. Toiletries, sanitary towels (not tampons), soap, shower gel, toothpaste and brushes, nappies, wet wipes, hand gels, adult incontinence pads.
5. Sunflower oil in plastic bottles.
6. Warm clothing and shoes (clean and in good condition), socks and underwear (new only).
7. Blankets, duvets, pillows, sleeping bags.
8. Basic first aid items, paracetamol and ibuprofen caplets, plasters, wound pads, cotton wool.

The items will be distributed by the Plymouth-based charity Open Hearts Open Borders, – also on Facebook. They are preparing to send their 5th container of goods to Syrian refugees. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.