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Branscombe Patronal festival

The Dean of Exeter will be preaching at Evensong on Tuesday 3rd November at 6.30.

Remembrance Sunday

This year we will have the following services in our churches:

8.00am            Eucharist BCP  Colyton

10.45am          Remembrance Service, Southleigh

10.50am          Remembrance Service*, Colyton *see below

10.55am          Remembrance Service, Musbury

10.55am          Remembrance Service, Branscombe

2.30pm           Telephone Service

3.00pm            Messy Church, Colyton

3.30pm           Remembrance Service, Colyford

6.00pm           Evensong, Northleigh

Social distancing measures will be in place and you will need to wear a mask unless you have an exemption.

* Numbers at St Andrew’s Colyton will need to be limited, so we ask you to let us know you wish to come by emailing David Fouracre david@thetoolbox.org.uk by Saturday 31st October with your name, phone number, and the names of people in your household/bubble who wish to attend. If you are offered a place and then find you can’t come please let us know so we can offer the place to someone else.

There will also be a short Act of Remembrance at 10.55 on Wednesday 11th November at Colyton war memorial

Annual Memorial Services

Annual Memorial Services. This year there will be two services to remember our loved ones by name at All Souls. As in previous years there will be a reflective service on Sunday 1st November at 6.30pm. This year there will also be a Eucharist on Monday 2nd November at 10am. Given the covid restrictions both will be held in St Andrew’s Colyton to accommodate as many people as possible. If you would like to come please contact Emma Laughton. We will be reading the names of everyone for whom we held a funeral this year. If you would like to add any names, please contact Christine Sansom by Mon 26th October.

Victoria’s Ordination

Saturday 26th September was a wonderful occasion in Exeter Cathedral as our well-loved Assistant Curate Rev’d Victoria Chester was ordained priest. She will continue to serve in our Holyford Mission Community. She is shown here with Rev’d John Lees, also one of our team, who is her training incumbent.

Annual Meetings

Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCMs) within the Holyford Mission Community will take place in the following churches on the following dates:

St Michael’s, Musbury: Wednesday 30th September at 5.30pm (following evensong).

St Andrew’s Colyton with St Michael’s, Colyford: Thursday 1st October at 7.30pm (this meeting will be proceeded by a Eucharist at 7pm)

St Lawrence’s, Southleigh: Tuesday 6th October at 8pm

St Giles’s, Northleigh: Sunday 11th October at 7pm (following Evensong)

St Winifred’s, Branscombe: Wednesday 21st October at 7.30pm.

Please contact the wardens or PCC secretary if you wish to stand for election as a PCC member of your parish church. These APCMs were due to take place in April, and deal solely with events etc. in 2019.

The Lantern open air market

Thank you for all your generous donations since we re-opened the Lantern shop. As a result of the need to quarantine all new stock for 72 hours, our storage space is full to overflowing, so we intend to hold an

OPEN AIR MARKET

SATURDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2020

on THE CHURCH GREEN

11am-3pm (weather & restrictions permitting)

This will enable us to clear our storage and sorting space, but we very much regret we are unable to accept any more donations until 22nd September 2020

Not the breakfast service…

The breakfast service returns on Sunday 16th, though not quite as we knew it as we are unable to serve breakfast at present…

Silence speaks continues

We are offering two more events. Another silent prayer/meditation meeting at the Churchyard, St Andrew’s, Colyton, on Friday 21st August from 12 noon – 1p.m. WEATHER PERMITTING! There are some chairs available or bring your own, and bring a packed  lunch if you would like to stay on afterwards.

Friday 4th September

Silent walk and/ or picnic lunch, starting from the Churchyard, St Andrew’s Church, Colyton.    (weather permitting)

We invite you (people of all faiths and none) to join us for a silent circular walk and/or a picnic lunch followed by half an hour of collective silence.

To join the walk we invite you to arrive by 10.15a.m.  We aim to begin walking at 10.30. You will be able to leave your packed lunch (and chair if you bring one), in the Church Building, before we set off.

The walk is approximately two hours long, and takes us by the river, through fields and lanes. We will have a short stop at the halfway mark. The terrain is mostly flat, with a short section that has a slight incline. There are gates to go through so please be Covid aware and take responsibility for yourselves.

We should arrive back at the Churchyard by 12.30. If you would like to come just for the picnic and collective silence, please join us then.  Finishing time – approximately  2p.m.

We have been offered free use of the church room facilities, so If you would like to make a gratitude donation to the Church there will be a bowl on the table during lunch.

                email: silencespeaks81@gmail.com

Worship in Church resumes

We are pleased to announce that public worship will be gradually resuming across the Mission Community. This Sunday, 5th July, there will be a Eucharist at 9.30 am at St Andrew’s Colyton. At 6 pm there will be a service of said Evensong (with organ music) at St Winifred’s, Branscombe. Physical distancing and hygiene procedures will be in place. Owing to the need to maintain distancing, we have limited seating available, but hope to accommodate everyone who wishes to join us. Our weekly online and telephone services will continue until further notice. Please stay at home if you are vulnerable, shielding, have any Covid symptoms or are feeling unwell. Services for the coming week:

Sun 5th July: 9.30am: Eucharist, Colyton

6.00pm: Said Evensong, Branscombe

Tue 7th July: 8.30am: Morning Prayer, Colyton

5.00pm: Evening Prayer, Colyford

Wed 8th July: 8.30am: Morning Prayer, Colyton

10.00am: Eucharist (BCP), Colyton

5.00pm: Evening Prayer Musbury

Thu 9th July: 8.30am: Morning Prayer, Colyton

5.00pm: Evening Prayer, Branscombe

Fri 10th July: 8.30am Morning Prayer, Colyton

5.00pm: Evening Prayer, Northleigh

Our churches reopen

Five of our churches are now open for private prayer. St Winifred’s, Branscombe and St Andrew’s, Colyton are open each day; St Michael’s Chapel, Colyford and St Michael’s, Musbury are open on Sundays and Wednesdays, and St Giles’s, Northleigh is open on Sundays. The work involved in cleaning the churches has greatly increased – could you help? Please ring the Rector on 01297 553180 or your churchwarden or email.

June Breakfast Service

June’s Breakfast Takeaway service – a short resource for all ages, this month focusing on Father’s Day.

I will sing with the Spirit

Members of the Royal College of Church Music’s Millennium Youth Choir, including Colyton’s Alex McNeice, sing John Rutter’s I will sing with the Spirit on this video for the RSCM Big Music Sunday online service.

Church Funds

Jane Preece writes: “On Sunday 31st May there is an opportunity to sell things outside our houses for charity. I am going to sell cakes and marmalade in aid of St Andrew’s church. 2 Bishop Court, off Burnards Field Road, cemetery end.” Perhaps we could all support her by buying things, and/or also raise funds for our churches in the Mission Community by selling things outside our houses.

Breakfast service 17th May

Click here to download our breakfast service takeaway.

Toby White virtual concert

The Friends of St Andrews are offering this online concert specially recorded by Toby since he couldn’t come in person, and the link is here