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Next Service:

20th October at 10:45 am.

Morning Prayer
(Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity)


The next village event will be Mothers Union meeting on 23rd October 2019 at 2:30 PM in Landkey village hall


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Oldest to youngest. At our Family Service on 6th October, Josie Foster's newest grandson made his first appearance, aged just a few days! He is pictured here (behind his sleeves!) with his dad, Joseph, together with Joan Dearle, the oldest member of our congregation who was shortly to celebrate her 91st birthday. They are joined by Churchwarden Emeritus, Eileen MacCaig. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 6th October 2019.
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The Archdeacon of Barnstaple, The Ven. Dr Mark Butchers, led our Harvest Service on 22nd September 2019. He drew on a reference to harvest in "Larkrise to Candleford" to illustrate how agriculture has changed since 19th century but that our dependence on God and His abundant harvest remain the same today. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 22nd September 2019.
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In Brief


Next Service:

20th October at 10:45 am.

Morning Prayer
(Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity)


The next village event will be Mothers Union meeting on 23rd October 2019 at 2:30 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.


Safeguarding

View our Safeguarding policy

Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding contacts


Recent Images Highslide JS
Oldest to youngest. At our Family Service on 6th October, Josie Foster's newest grandson made his first appearance, aged just a few days! He is pictured here (behind his sleeves!) with his dad, Joseph, together with Joan Dearle, the oldest member of our congregation who was shortly to celebrate her 91st birthday. They are joined by Churchwarden Emeritus, Eileen MacCaig. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 6th October 2019.
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The Archdeacon of Barnstaple, The Ven. Dr Mark Butchers, led our Harvest Service on 22nd September 2019. He drew on a reference to harvest in "Larkrise to Candleford" to illustrate how agriculture has changed since 19th century but that our dependence on God and His abundant harvest remain the same today. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 22nd September 2019.
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Mission Community

We cooperate in matters of worship with two other churches and one chapel located within just a few miles' distance from Landkey. The term that we use for our group of churches is a "Mission Community" and the main purpose of this grouping is to share the resources of our priests.

All of the churches in our Mission Community welcome new worshippers, whether they be established residents, new arrivals to the area or holiday-makers.

St James' Church, Swimbridge

St James' Church, Swimbridge

Swimbridge

The Church of St James the Apostle is located in the centre of Swimbridge and its tall, lead-covered spire is immediately noticeable as one descends on the road which leads into the village from Barnstaple, which lies just four miles to the west.

The church's origins date back over 1000 years, with the presence of a chapel here recorded in the Domesday book in 1086. The oldest part is the tower and the timbers which support the spire have been dated to c.1310.

Despite its medieval ancestry, St James has only been a parish church since 1866 and its first vicar was the sporting parson, The Reverend Jack Russell (1795-1883). In addition to his clerical calling, Revd. Russell became renowned for breeding the strain of terrier dog which eventually bore his name.

St James' is also well known for its uncommonly lavish furnishings. There is a fine carved limestone pulpit which dates from c.1490 and a spectacular Rood Screen which was installed in c.1500 and is 44 feet wide.

Contacts:Churchwarden: Matt Bluge 01271 830764 Website: www.swimbridgeparishchurch.org(Opens in a new window)

Gunn

The Chapel of the Holy Name is situated in the small, peaceful village of Gunn which lies about five miles east of Barnstaple.

It is a relatively new place of worship, being built during the 48-year incumbency of the Revd. Jack Russell. It was opened for divine service by Dr Temple, the then bishop of the diocese, on 7th August 1873.

The building is constructed of local stone and is of a simple design, being a single room containing a nave and a sanctuary with an adjoining meeting room. A beautiful east-end stained-glass window depicts "Faith, Hope and Love".

The chapel functions as a "daughter" church to St James the Apostle, Swimbridge and its congregation typically meets twice each month.

Contact: Deputy warden: Bryan Hawkins 01271 830597.

West Buckland

The village of West Buckland lies on high ground between Barnstaple and South Molton and the church of St Peter is its most imposing feature.

The list of rectors of St Peter goes back to 1261 but only the west tower and the priest's door remain of the original building. A Victorian church was constructed in the 1860s and this is buttressed to the medieval tower.

West Buckland is known both locally and further afield for the thriving private school of the same name which is located near the village.

Contacts: Churchwarden: Pat Witheridge 01598 710512

Source for information on these churches: "The Pilgrim's Guide to Devon's Churches" (Cloister Books) and St James' website.