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In Brief

Next Service:

11th December at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Third Sunday in Advent )

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 7th December 2022 at 7:00 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

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The village Remembrance events, organised by St Paul's Church and held on 13th November 2022, were well attended. Wreaths were laid on behalf of Landkey Parish Council by Cllr Richard Beer (r), on behalf of St Paul's Church by Peter Soper (c) and on behalf of the Cornish family by Julia Jenkins (l). Julia is the niece of Charles Cornish whose name appears among those of the fallen on the war memorial. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 13th November 2022.
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Birthdays of congregation members falling in the current month were celebrated at our service on 6th November 2022. Two birthdays had a zero in them, but I will be polite and not divulge more details! Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 13th November 2022.
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In Brief

Next Service:

11th December at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Third Sunday in Advent )

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 7th December 2022 at 7:00 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

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

The village Remembrance events, organised by St Paul's Church and held on 13th November 2022, were well attended. Wreaths were laid on behalf of Landkey Parish Council by Cllr Richard Beer (r), on behalf of St Paul's Church by Peter Soper (c) and on behalf of the Cornish family by Julia Jenkins (l). Julia is the niece of Charles Cornish whose name appears among those of the fallen on the war memorial. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 13th November 2022.
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Birthdays of congregation members falling in the current month were celebrated at our service on 6th November 2022. Two birthdays had a zero in them, but I will be polite and not divulge more details! Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 13th November 2022.
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About St Paul's

A Warm Welcome

All are welcome to join us for Anglican Christian worship at our parish church.

Whether you are new to worship or are a churchgoer of long standing, we will aim to help you to feel at home at St Paul's. On this page, we introduce you to some of the people whom you are likely to encounter during a visit to our church. We also describe the style of our services and make available liturgies to download. Behind the scenes, churches are run and managed like many organisations and the latest annual report on the activities of St Paul's may also be downloaded. Finally, we are part of a Mission Community group of churches who work together in spiritual matters and a note on these concludes this page.

People

Members of the St Paul's clergy team and officers who serve on our Parochial Church Council (PCC) are shown here. They may be contacted directly with queries relating to their roles. Alternatively, if you would prefer to send us an email you may do so via this link: Contact Us.

Shaun

The Revd. Shaun O'Rourke
Tel. 01271 830950

Hazel

Mrs Hazel Price, Churchwarden
Tel. 01271 831259

Mike Foster

Mr Mike Foster, Churchwarden
Email

Josie Foster

Mrs Josie Foster, member of the clergy team
Email

Jackie

Revd Jackie Giddings, member of the clergy team
Email

Charles

Charles Waldron, PCC secretary
Tel. 01271 831414

Services

We aim to hold services in a style which is reverent but is also in touch with current ways and means. Our hymns are drawn from a range of sources and are played through an audio system with words projected onto a screen. There is now not so much need for hymn books. The sermons delivered by the members of our clergy are typically inspired and well researched, providing interesting scriptural insight and showing how this might apply to our daily lives.

We hold services in three main formats, these being Holy Communion, Morning Prayer and Family Service. Examples of the liturgies which we use for these may be downloaded via the links below.

Members of the congregation (or "lay" people) play a significant part in the life of the church. Scripture readings, with the exception of those from the Gospels, are provided by lay readers and the intercessional prayers are frequently led by a member of the congregation.

By holding regular church services at St Paul's, we hope to spread the love of God through "word, deed and sacrament". We believe that the love which comes from God is available to everyone and that we can play our part in sharing it through dignified services of worship in which the word of God may reach all who wish to listen to it. It is our belief that the "word" of God is expressed through the teachings and prayers of our services, while those who partake of Holy Communion ("the sacrament") commune directly with God and with each other.

Fuller details may be found on our "Service Times" page.

Liturgies

Mission Community

St Paul's cooperates in matters of worship with three other churches and one chapel which are located nearby. These churches are St James, Swimbridge including the Chapel of the Holy Name Gunn, St Peter's West Buckland and St Michael's East Buckland. We refer to our group of churches as a Mission Community and the name of ours is the Four Ways Mission Community. More information on these churches is available on our "Mission Community" page.

Annual Report

The workings of our church, including the accounts, maintenance of the building and activities in general are detailed in our annual report, the latest of which may be downloaded here: