Usual service pattern for St Michael’s Chapel-of-Ease Colyford
1st Sunday 9:30 am Village Praise
2nd Sunday 3.30/6.30 Evening Prayer*
3rd Sunday 9:30 am Holy Communion
4th Sunday 3.30/6.30 Evening Prayer*
5th Sunday 3.30/6.30 Evening Prayer*
*3.30 winter time and 6.30 summer time
Please check the calendar for any changes to this pattern.
On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, we meet for coffee and chat from 10-12. It’s a friendly relaxed occasion, and everyone is welcome. We also enjoy soup and puds lunches from time to time, and a Lent lunch. At Epiphany we have an evening party, at Easter a children’s event, in the summer a concert, and a Christmas fund-raising market.
Colyford celebrates 125 years
On Sunday 25th January 2015 a large congregation met to celebrate the Chapel’s 125th anniversary at a special Songs of Praise Service led by Hilary. Hymns, led by Andrew Stone and the choir, included “We love the place, O God”, which was sung at the very first service. During the service a new set of hymn books was dedicated and blessed, and afterwards everyone enjoyed tea and cake.
An interesting article from Pulman’s Weekly News of 1889 describes the opening service for the chapel and some of its internal features at the time. The oak reredos seen in the photo below was not ready for installation until 1891.