Welcome


Welcome to the website for the Holyford Mission Community serving the parishes of Branscombe, Colyton with Colyford, Musbury, Northleigh and Southleigh in East Devon.

March 2021

All our churches have now re-opened for some Sunday and weekday services and we will be continuing for the time being with the online and telephone services.

Services up to and including Easter

Please click here for the list.

The churches are also open as follows for private prayer:   Branscombe, Colyton and Musbury will be open every day. Colyford on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Southleigh and Northleigh will be open on Sundays (9-4). We ask that when you visit, sanitise your hands as you enter, scan the NHS QR code if you have the app on your phone, and wear a mask at all times. If others are in the church when you enter please keep your distance from them and do not engage them in lengthy conversation. Sanitise again as you leave. Above all, take care and keep safe.

Sunday 18th April, Easter 3

Link for the pew sheet with prayers and readings. The online service resumes on 25th April. 

8.00am, Eucharist (BCP), St Andrew’s Colyton

9.30am, Eucharist, St Andrew’s Colyton

9.30am, Eucharist, St Michael’s Colyford

10.00am, Village Praise, St Michael’s Musbury

11.15am, Eucharist, St Winifred’s Branscombe

11.15am, Morning Prayer, St Lawrence’s, Southleigh

2.30pm, Telephone Service

6.30pm, Evensong, St Andrew’s Colyton

Sunday 11th April, Easter 2

Link for the pew sheet with prayers and readings. The online service resumes on 25th April. 

Hymn Sheet for Lent and Easter Seasons

Link for hymn sheet

Service for use at home

Link for the service for use at home.

2.30pm Telephone Service

Zoom Evensong

Link for the order of service

Online and telephone services

These will continue until further notice. Instructions for telephone service at 2.30 , and Lent and Easter hymn sheet.

We are always glad to hear from you, including any concerns for yourself or others, or prayer requests. As well as this website we also have a Facebook page.

We are a community of six churches each with its own weekly pattern of services and activities. Our shared life is very important to us and we meet regularly to worship, socialise and pray together.  We hope that we are an inclusive and welcoming community which seeks to serve the needs of everyone.

Within these pages you will find information about our services, social events, churches and opportunities to meet, learn, pray and ask questions. Please note some of this information relates to how things were before coronavirus!  There are many different groups and activities to be involved with. We hope that you can find what you are looking for.  If not, please contact one of the ministry team or churchwardens, or our Mission Community Administrator.

Do come and find out more about us – you will be most welcome.

So come,
You who have much faith, and you who have little.
You who have come often, and you who have stayed away.
You who have tried to follow, you who have failed.
You whose love flickers faint, you whose love burns strong.
Come not because I invite you, come because Jesus invites you,
Bids you welcome, calls your name.

© Iona Community, Scotland

Safeguarding

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Parish safeguarding Officers:

Branscombe: Jill Johnson 01297 680 133

Colyford, Colyton & Southleigh:Vicky Mills 01297 553 666

Musbury: Sue Irving 01297 552 440

Northleigh: Hazel Platt 01297 552416

To contact the officers by email, please go to our Contact page.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted by clicking here.

The Holyford parishes have adopted the Diocesan safeguarding policy as our local policy; to download a pdf of this, please click here.

Resources for personal spiritual life:

Please click for Fr Steven’s text on Spiritual Communion

Please click for the Sunday Service order for personal use. This is best printed off, when it will fold up into a little booklet.

Please click to see the video “Prayers for Holyford Mission Community”

“Finding stability in times of change”. Please click here for this 3-part resource which can be used to provide a structure for personal quiet time.

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.

Please click here for information about other sources of help and support.

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