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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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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!

 

15th Sep 2019 - 29th Sep 2019

Changes to Services

Since 1st September 2019, we have made some changes to our services. The main change is to the start time which is now at the slightly later time of 10:45am rather than the previous start time of 10:30am.

We will also be holding a service of Morning Prayer on the third Sunday in the month rather than a service of Holy Communion by Extension.

These changes are being made, in part, to allow Revd Shaun to be able to recover from his recent period of poor health. They aim to enable the members of the clergy who have responsibility for leading services in our Four Ways Mission Community, to be present as often as is possible in these churches, all of which are several miles from each other.

These changes will apply for a period of 4 months during which we will listen to the views of congregation members in order to assess whether the 10:45am start time makes any difference to the ease with which they can attend services.

There will be no change to the midweek Holy Communion service which will continue to start at 9:30am.

Whilst we have had to make changes to our Sunday services, churchgoers can be reassured that there is no change to the warm welcome on offer at St Paul's!

 

15th Sep 2019 - 22nd Sep 2019

Harvest Service

On Sunday 22nd September, we will be holding our Harvest Service and we hope that it will be led by the Achdeacon of Barnstaple, the Ven. Dr Mark Butchers. There will be a Bring-and-Share lunch afterwards. 

All will be welcome to come along to join us as we give thanks for the this year's harvest.

Looking further ahead, our Remembrance service will be held on Sunday 10th November at 10am in the village hall.

 

1st Sep 2019 - 1st Sep 2019

Holiday-makers welcome!

The school holidays may soon be drawing to a close but, if If you are taking a vacation in North Devon you will be very welcome to visit Paul's Church for Anglican Christian worship.

If you would like to join us, you might like to know that, on the first Sunday in the month, we hold a Family Service which is structured with families and young children in mind.

On other Sundays, Holy Communion is usually offered or a service of Morning Prayer is held.

Feel free to get in touch with us via the "Contact Us" page on this website if you would like more information before attending a service or visiting our church.

28th Jul 2019 - 11th Aug 2019

St Paul's members at Landkey Village Show

Many of St Paul's church members were to be found at the Landkey annual village show on 27th July 2019.

Opened by Chair of Landkey Parish Council, Richard Halliday, at 2pm, the show included many attractions for visitors. Foremost among these was the ever-popular Dog Agility display which featured dogs negotiating a range of challenges including ramps, pipes, jumps and slalom poles.

The Millennium Green Trust stall offered lanyards for dog walkers, postcards and a treasure map while, nearby, a tent offering thoughtfully arranged second-hand books attracted a great deal of interest.

Many people who regularly occupy the pews in church were to be found taking responsibility for stalls, such as the tombola or the WI, or simply coming along to offer support to our traditional village event.

Volunteers in the school's canteen were kept busy making cream teas for visitors who could inspect the entries to the flower, fruit and vegetable competitions while they were there.

Outside, a colourful display of vintage tractors, including Nuffields, Massey Fergusons and Internationals, provided a talking point for many people. Church members Christian and Ella Delacour entered tractors into this display.

The weather proved ideal, being sunny and warm but not too hot, enabling the many other attractions, including ice creams, burgers and music to be enjoyed.