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Next Service:

24th November at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Sunday before Advent. Note 10:30am start time.)


The next village event will be Landkey Sings Carol Rehearsal on 26th November 2019 at 7:00 PM in Old School Centre, Vicarage Road, Landkey


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Tom Wilks (green beret) and Bill Parker lay their wreaths at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday on behalf of St Paul's Church and Landkey Parish Council, respectively. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 11th November 2019.
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A garland of knitted poppies adorned the war memorial in readiness for Remembrance Sunday, 2019. Numbering 365, one for each day of the year since Remembrance Day last year, they were knitted by village residents Karen Trigger, Sue Ackland, Anita Thorne and Liz Davies. Their work is much appreciated and led to a round of applause at the Act of Remembrance on 10th November. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 10th November 2019.
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In Brief


Next Service:

24th November at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Sunday before Advent. Note 10:30am start time.)


The next village event will be Landkey Sings Carol Rehearsal on 26th November 2019 at 7:00 PM in Old School Centre, Vicarage Road, Landkey


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

Tom Wilks (green beret) and Bill Parker lay their wreaths at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday on behalf of St Paul's Church and Landkey Parish Council, respectively. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 11th November 2019.
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A garland of knitted poppies adorned the war memorial in readiness for Remembrance Sunday, 2019. Numbering 365, one for each day of the year since Remembrance Day last year, they were knitted by village residents Karen Trigger, Sue Ackland, Anita Thorne and Liz Davies. Their work is much appreciated and led to a round of applause at the Act of Remembrance on 10th November. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 10th November 2019.
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27th Oct 2019 - 17th Nov 2019

Bishops' Brexit letter

At our service on 28th October 2019, Revd Shaun read out the main points of a letter signed by 25 Church of England bishops, including the Rt Revd Robert Atwell, Bishop of Exeter.

The letter expressed the concern of the bishops over the increasing tensions caused by the Brexit debate and, in particular, the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. The letter is dated 28th August 2019 and this debate has moved on since then, but the concerns remain. The bishops encourage people on both sides of the Brexit divide to respect each other and to adopt an attitude of reconciliation for the good of society as a whole.

The letter can be viewed on this link: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/bishops-issue-open-letter-brexit

13th Oct 2019 - 3rd Nov 2019

Gift Day and Water Aid - thank you

We would like to say thank you to all who contributed to our Gift Day on 6th October 2019. The welcome sum of £744 was raised and will go to church funds.

We are also grateful for the sum of £38 which was raised at our Harvest Lunch on 22nd September. When added to the £290.50 which raised at our Lent Lunches earlier in the year, we have been able to send a total of £328.50 to Water Aid.

6th Oct 2019 - 10th Nov 2019

Remembrance Service

We will be holding a service of Remembrance at 10:00 am in Landkey village hall on 10th November to recall the sacrifice paid by our armed forces in defending our nation.

The service will be followed by the Act of Remembrance at the war memorial, including two minutes' silence at 11:00 am. All are welcome to attend.

3rd Oct 2019 - 3rd Nov 2019

Service times to revert to 10:30am

It has been decided that Sunday service times will revert to starting at 10:30 am, beginning with our Family Service on November 3rd.

The later start time of 10:45 am was introduced to facilitate the holding of consecutive services in Swimbridge and Landkey. The incorporation of a monthly service of Morning Prayer has relieved pressure on the clergy rota, though, making it easier to begin services at 10:30 am, a time more popular with the congregation.

3rd Oct 2019 - 13th Oct 2019

To Autumn

Now that summer has given way to autumn, I thought that I would quote John Keats' seasonal poem. It is especially relevant this  autumn as 2019 (on 19th September) marks 200 years since he wrote his poem after being inspired by a Sunday afternoon walk which he took from his lodgings in Winchester past the cathedral to nearby water meadows on the outskirts of the city.

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fumes of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twinèd flowers;
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look;
Thou watchest the last oozings, hour by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,
While barrèd clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft,
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

22nd Sep 2019 - 13th Oct 2019

Harvest Service

Our Harvest service on 22nd September was led by the Archdeacon of Barnstaple, The Ven. Dr Mark Butchers.

It was a happy occasion with the church having been decorated with flowers and harvest produce by many willing helpers. Dr Mark drew on the novel, "Larkrise to Candleford" to illustrate how the harvest in the 19th century was carried out in a very different, labour-orientated way from modern mechanised methods.

He said, though, that three things haven't changed. Firstly, we depend on God for all things and, secondly, God's creation is abundant, with more than enough for all in both the physical and spiritual senses. Thirdly, we still have to work in partnership with God to achieve this abundance - we cannot expect God to do all the work!

A bring-and-share lunch was provided afterwards and it looked as though there was an abundance of good things to eat!