In Brief

Next Service:

25th May at 07:00 pm.

Ascension Day
(All are welcome to join us as we recall the time when Jesus ascended to heaven for the final time.)

The next village event will be Mothers' Union meeting on 24th May 2017 at 2:30 PM in Landkey village hall

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Our Easter Sunday service was a happy occasion with Revd Shaun reminding us in his sermon that we had reason to be joyful in the knowledge that Jesus Christ's resurrection showed that the sins of this world could not prevent life continuing after death. Afterwards, members of the congregation enthusiastically sampled an Easter cake which Angela Bellamy (left) had made and which Robert Waldron and Adrian Ley also enjoyed. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 16th April 2017.
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Several children were present at our Palm Sunday service on 9th April 2017 and these included (l-r) Angela Bellamy's nieces, Lotty and Daisy, Joseph and Isabelle Ley, a girl who accompanied her family at the service and Robert Waldron. Not forgetting Coco the donkey of course! Image courtesy of Angela Bellamy 9th April 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 30 worshippers. All are welcome to attend our services.

21st May 2017

New worshippers are always welcome!

This article first appeared on this website earlier in the year and it is being shown again as we feel that it is important for anyone visiting this site who doesn't currently take part in church worship to know that they would be welcome at St Paul's.

If you are wondering whether to attend church either for the first time or after a long break, you may have some concerns to overcome, though, before you take that step. If so, these responses, inspired in part by teachings from the Christian faith, may be of some help.

Nobody will know me. It is only natural to feel anxious when attending an unfamiliar church but members of the congregation will be only too happy to put you at your ease. Remember, though, that God already knows you, by name, and this is something that you would have in common with other churchgoers.

I might be committed to regular churchgoing.  It is entirely up to you as to whether you attend regular  church services. Living a Christian life is a matter of personal choice and no one should make you do so against your will. If you find that following the will of God brings benefit to your life, going to church will be something that you want to do, rather than have to do.

I am not sure if I could be a Christian.  God only expects you to be yourself as he already knows you (and loves you), for who you are. It may be that you feel that you require something more in your life than just the daily routine. If so, it could be that God is calling you for a purpose and that purpose might become clearer through worship and prayer. If you develop a relationship with God, you may find that the way you act and appear will seem to take on the characteristics of what observers would describe as being Christian but this will be as a result of your faith, not of your trying to be a particular type of person.   

I am not good enough. No-one is perfect as to be human is to make mistakes. Mistakes that we have made can prevent us from allowing God into our lives. Having faith in Christ, though, allows us the opportunity, by saying sorry, for our mistakes to be forgiven.

If you find yourself considering whether you might wish to come to church, feel free to get in touch with us (via the Contact Us page), or simply come along to one of our published services. You will be very welcome!

Charles Waldron

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Fuller details of our services and service themes may be found on our Service Times page and forthcoming events on our Forthcoming Events page.