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Next Service:

26th November at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Christ the King)


The next village event will be Landkey Sings! on 24th November 2017 at 7:30 PM in Landkey Primary School


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In a break with tradition, the 2017 Remembrance service was held in Landkey village hall, rather than in the church as has been the custom in previous years. That this change was made to avoid the necessity of making the long walk up the from church to the war memorial after the service. Local residents seemed to appreciate this alteration and there was scarcely a chair unoccupied in the hall with as many as 50 people coming along on 12th November to pay their respects to those in the armed forces who have been killed or wounded while defending our nation. Here, the 2-minutes' silence is observed at the war memorial. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 12th November 2017.
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At our Family Service on 1st October 2017, two Christenings took place for children, Ezra and Poppy, who live with their respective families in Landkey. It was a happy occasion with almost all of the pews in the church filled as family members joined regular worshippers for the occasion. Here, Revd Shaun prepares to Christen Ezra in the presence of his mum, Rachel. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 2nd October 2017.
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Next Service:

26th November at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Christ the King)


The next village event will be Landkey Sings! on 24th November 2017 at 7:30 PM in Landkey Primary School


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
In a break with tradition, the 2017 Remembrance service was held in Landkey village hall, rather than in the church as has been the custom in previous years. That this change was made to avoid the necessity of making the long walk up the from church to the war memorial after the service. Local residents seemed to appreciate this alteration and there was scarcely a chair unoccupied in the hall with as many as 50 people coming along on 12th November to pay their respects to those in the armed forces who have been killed or wounded while defending our nation. Here, the 2-minutes' silence is observed at the war memorial. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 12th November 2017.
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At our Family Service on 1st October 2017, two Christenings took place for children, Ezra and Poppy, who live with their respective families in Landkey. It was a happy occasion with almost all of the pews in the church filled as family members joined regular worshippers for the occasion. Here, Revd Shaun prepares to Christen Ezra in the presence of his mum, Rachel. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 2nd October 2017.
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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 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 25 worshippers. All are welcome to attend our services.

News

12th Nov 2017

Landkey remembers

There was scarcely a seat to spare in Landkey village hall on 12th November 2017 as local residents came together to pay their respects to those in the armed forces who have been killed or wounded while defending our nation.

In a break with tradition, the 2017 Remembrance service was held in Landkey village hall, rather than in the church as has been the custom in previous years. This change was made to avoid the necessity of making the long walk up the from church to the war memorial after the service. Local residents seemed to feel that this was a helpful alteration.

The service was led by Chris James, who forms part of the clergy team which serves the group of churches which includes St Paul's, and his sermon included readings of poems by local poet, David Prowse. There was a feeling of enthusiasm for the occasion among those gathered and this was expressed in the volume of the hymn singing, which could surely have been heard from outside the hall!

More village residents joined those making the short walk up from the hall for the Act of Remembrance after the service, swelling the number of those wishing to pay their respects to at least 80. A wreath was laid on behalf of Landkey Parish Council by children, Izzy and Sam, pupils from Landkey Primary School. A wreath was also laid on behalf of St Paul's Church while individuals also laid crosses.

6th Nov 2017

Christmas services and events

The clocks have now gone back and festive merchandise has been on sale in shops for several weeks already, so perhaps it is not premature to now discuss our church arrangements for Christmas!

We have organised a range of services and events to celebrate this important time in the Christian calendar and we hope that many parish residents as well as any visitors spending time in this area will feel welcome to join us on these occasions.

Details of all of these events can be found on our Events Calendar (under Social Events) but, as a foretaste, this is what has been arranged:

  • 15th-17th December - Christmas Tree Festival
  • 16th December - Christmas Fayre
  • 17th December - Nativity play, with a real donkey!
  • 21st December - Carols by Candlelight
  • 24th December - 3 services: Morning service, Christingle and Christmas Communion.