The next village event will be Bible Study Series on 24th October 2016 at 2:00 PM in The Old Manor, Landkey
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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 1800, 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 30 worshippers. All are welcome to attend our services.
Observant residents of the village and churchgoers may notice that the church clock has stopped. On Sunday 9th October after the morning service its mechanism was halted to allow a steeplejack to gain access to the face of the clock in order that a new dial may be fitted.
In January 2015, during a violent thunderstorm, the church was struck by lightning causing significant damage to the clock and roof. Much of the damage has already been repaired but the shattered dial is one of the last items to be replaced and we hope that this can be achieved successfully in the next week or so.
On Sunday 2nd October, 4-year-old Lizzie, daughter of regular St Paul's worshipper Wendy Martin, was Christened during our monthly Family Service.
Revd John Ewington led the Christening and his relaxed style helped to put Lizzie and her family at ease and to make this important step on the Christian journey an enjoyable one.
Wendy was insistent that all who were able to were welcome to stay afterwards for refreshments and these included a baptismal cake made by Angela Bellamy. It was a happy occasion with St Paul's worshippers delighted to be included with Lizzie's family in the celebrations.
Wendy was happy for some pictures to be taken and two of these have been uploaded to this page (see below).
Our Harvest Service on 25th September was followed by a bring-and-share Harvest Lunch. It was held in church this year because several church members had said that they would be unable to come if it were held in the evening in the village hall as it has in previous years.
It turned out to be an enjoyable social occasion with several asking when it could be done again!
Harvest Sunday was also St Paul's Gift Day and we are pleased to report that donations to the church exceeded £2500. This substantial sum of money will help St Paul's to meet its running costs as well as its upkeep and the members of the St Paul's PCC (Parochial Church Council) extend their thanks to all who contributed.View older articles
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