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In Brief

Next Service:

1st November at 10:30 am.

Morning Prayer
(All Saints' Day)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 4th November 2020 at 7:00 PM in Virtual Meeting

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Amid the gloom of the ongoing pandemic, we were delighted that St Paul's was chosen as the venue for the wedding of Tim and Chloe Chamings on 17th October 2020. Despite the number of attendees being limited to 15, it was clear that this was a special day for the young couple, and brought some cheer to many others, including members of St Paul's Church. This image has been reproduced with the permission of Tim and Chloe. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 24th October 2020.
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The interior of the church was decorated for the wedding of Tim and Chloe Chamings on 17th October 2020. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 24th October 2020.
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In Brief

Next Service:

1st November at 10:30 am.

Morning Prayer
(All Saints' Day)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 4th November 2020 at 7:00 PM in Virtual Meeting

Diocesan Magazine

Click here to visit the Exeter Diocese website

A link to the magazine is available on the Home page.

Safeguarding

View our Safeguarding policy

Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding contacts

Recent Images Highslide JS

Amid the gloom of the ongoing pandemic, we were delighted that St Paul's was chosen as the venue for the wedding of Tim and Chloe Chamings on 17th October 2020. Despite the number of attendees being limited to 15, it was clear that this was a special day for the young couple, and brought some cheer to many others, including members of St Paul's Church. This image has been reproduced with the permission of Tim and Chloe. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 24th October 2020.
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The interior of the church was decorated for the wedding of Tim and Chloe Chamings on 17th October 2020. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 24th October 2020.
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Welcome to the website for St Paul's Church, the Church of England church for the parish of Landkey.

The tranquil village of Landkey is situated just three miles from the busy market town of Barnstaple in North Devon. With a growing population in excess of 2000, a strong sense of community exists within the village and, of this, the church is an important part. As well as offering regular Christian worship, the church provides valuable links to other areas of the community such as the local Primary School and the Mothers' Union.

St Paul's is a friendly church in which the Christian message is heard regularly by a congregation of around 25 worshippers. All are welcome to attend our services.

Coronavirus and beyond

Act of Remembrance

St Paul's, together with Landkey Parish Council, will be leading a short Act of Remembrance at the village war memorial on Sunday 8th November at 10:45am. Rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19 mean that we cannot hold a service in the village hall as we would normally have done and care with social distancing will need to be exercised. A group of six village representatives will lead the Act, including the laying of wreaths and the holding of two minutes' silence at 11am. Village residents are welcome to attend but must take responsibility for ensuring that social distancing is maintained.

Trying to look to the future

It may sound overly optimistic to consider a post-Covid-19 era at a time when large areas of the UK are now under local lockdowns, infections are rising rapidly are there is talk of wider restrictions being needed to control the disease.

However, we have to believe that there will come a time when our lives will not be as affected by this pandemic. The impact upon St Paul's has been severe, as it has been with other churches but we are trying to look ahead.

On October 12th, we held our Covid-delayed Annual Parochial Church Meeting by Zoom and there proved to be much to discuss. Although we are currently few in number, we are grateful to those people who have come forward to fill places on the church council and to take on officer roles. It means that all positions of leadership are occupied and provides us with a strong starting point as we begin planning for a future which will look quite different from the one that existed prior to the pandemic.

Details of the appointments and other routine business of the Annual Meeting are given below.

Church coronavirus procedures  are available here.

Updated 26th October 2020

News

26th Oct 2020

Wedding at St Paul's

With the Covid-19 pandemic dominating our lives at present, a wedding at St Paul's would seem one of the less likely events to take place. However, that is just what did take place on Saturday 17th October 2020 when Tim and Chloe Chamings held their wedding service in our parish church.

The weather favoured them, being dry, warm and sunny if a little windy. While the number of attendees was limited to 15, several more were able to gather outside (socially-distanced) to greet the newlyweds as they emerged from the church.

The circumstances in which Tim and Chloe begin their married life would not have been ones that they could have imagined, but it is clear that the day was very special for them and we wish them all the best for their future together.

Two photos of their wedding day have been uploaded to this website and may be viewed on this page or on the Church Life page.

Tim sent this message along with his permission for us to use their photo: "We would like to thank all of the team at St. Paul's for making our day so special. God Bless, Tim."

20th Oct 2020

Gift Days - thank you

We are very grateful to all who contributed financially to the church on our Gift Days which were held over the Harvest weekend of 26th-27th September 2020. The welcome sum of £1455 was raised and will go a long way towards enabling St Paul's to pay its way for the remainder of the year.

18th Oct 2020

Annual Parochial Church Meeting - elections, reports and appointments

These are the main actions that were taken at our APCM on 12th October:

• Hazel Price and Mike Foster were re-elected churchwardens

• The Annual PCC Report and Financial reports were approved

• Jean Loveridge and Adrian Ley were both re-elected to the PCC. Ann Rumble was co-opted to the PCC.

• Eric Price and Ann Rumble were elected Deanery Synod representatives

• Sidespersons were appointed, these being Jean Loveridge, Elizabeth Nunn, Margaret Perryman, Hazel Price and Ann Rumble

At the PCC meeting which followed the Annual Meeting, Eileen MacCaig was elected PCC joint Chairman, Charles Waldron Vice Chairman, Ann Rumble Treasurer, Charles Waldron Secretary and Peter Elder Electoral Roll Officer. It was agreed that the Fabric Committee would comprise Mike Foster (Convenor), Eric Price and Adrian Ley.