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In Brief


Next Service:

17th February at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Seventh Sunday in Epiphany)


The next village event will be Landkey Horticultural Society meeting on 26th February 2019 at 7:30 PM in Landkey village hall


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Our Family Service on 3rd February coincided with Candlemas and (l-r) Joseph Ley, Isabelle Ley and Lizzie Martin all helped by holding candles during the intercessionary prayers. Image courtesy of Angela Bellamy 3rd February 2019.
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The birthday theme that had been a feature of previous services in January continued on 27th when Angela Bellamy (left) brought cakes in to help celebrate the birthday of Hazel Price (right), as well as the forthcoming 50th wedding anniversary of organist Bob Loveridge and his wife, Jean. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 27th January 2019.
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In Brief


Next Service:

17th February at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Seventh Sunday in Epiphany)


The next village event will be Landkey Horticultural Society meeting on 26th February 2019 at 7:30 PM in Landkey village hall


Diocesan Magazine

Click here to visit the Exeter Diocese website

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


Recent Images Highslide JS
Our Family Service on 3rd February coincided with Candlemas and (l-r) Joseph Ley, Isabelle Ley and Lizzie Martin all helped by holding candles during the intercessionary prayers. Image courtesy of Angela Bellamy 3rd February 2019.
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The birthday theme that had been a feature of previous services in January continued on 27th when Angela Bellamy (left) brought cakes in to help celebrate the birthday of Hazel Price (right), as well as the forthcoming 50th wedding anniversary of organist Bob Loveridge and his wife, Jean. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 27th January 2019.
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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.

News

4th Feb 2019

Midweek Holy Communion

From Wednesday 6th February we will be holding midweek services of Holy Communion. Services will begin at 9:30am. All will be welcome.

2nd Feb 2019

Candlemas Family Service

Our Family Service on 3rd February fell the day after Candlemas which is celebrated on 2nd February, and provided the opportunity for this important event to be celebrated at what proved to be an enjoyable occasion.

Candlemas is the time in the Christian calendar when the Presentation of Christ at the temple is recalled. Forty days after Jesus's birth, his parents brought him to the temple in Jerusalem in accordance with the law of Moses that this act should be carried out for all new-born children. The ritual would have involved the offering of a sacrifice which might have been in the form of a pair of turtle doves or two young pigeons (Luke 2, v24).

The pews in the church were pleasingly well filled for the occasion and Angela Bellamy gave a talk to the assembled children on the meaning of Candlemas and also told them that candles are traditionally lit at this time in the Christian calendar, to mark the birth of Jesus as the "light in a world of darkness". She told them, as well, that Candlemas takes place at a time in the calendar when the days are noticeably getting longer.

At the end of the service, the members of the congregation processed to the font, bearing candles, where the "Nunc Dimittis", which is associated with Simeon, a man of faith who waited at the temple in Jerusalem for the day when Jesus would be presented, was sung. Candles were then extinguished as thoughts were turned towards Lent and the approach of Easter.