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Next Service:

23rd January at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Third Sunday in Epiphany)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 2nd February 2022 at 7:00 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

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The village Remembrance ceremony, organised by St Paul's Church and held on 14th November 2021, was well attended. Proceedings, which included a service in the village hall at 10am followed by the Act of Remembrance at the war memorial, were led by Chris James (pictured). Wreaths were laid on behalf of Landkey Parish Council, St Paul's Church and the Cornish family. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 14th November 2021.
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On Sunday 12th September 2021, Hugo Lynch was Christened at a service which had been delayed due to the pandemic. Here, Revd Shaun Christens Hugo at the font, held by his dad and accompanied by his brother, Arthur, held by mum Holly. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 13th September 2021.
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In Brief

Next Service:

23rd January at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Third Sunday in Epiphany)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 2nd February 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 ceremony, organised by St Paul's Church and held on 14th November 2021, was well attended. Proceedings, which included a service in the village hall at 10am followed by the Act of Remembrance at the war memorial, were led by Chris James (pictured). Wreaths were laid on behalf of Landkey Parish Council, St Paul's Church and the Cornish family. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 14th November 2021.
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On Sunday 12th September 2021, Hugo Lynch was Christened at a service which had been delayed due to the pandemic. Here, Revd Shaun Christens Hugo at the font, held by his dad and accompanied by his brother, Arthur, held by mum Holly. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 13th September 2021.
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9th Dec 2021 - 9th Dec 2021

Revised Covid Guidance

With the Omicron Covid variant having recently been identified, the Church of England has issued fresh guidance on procedures which churches might choose to adopt to minimise the spread of infection. While there are now no firm rules to follow, we would support congregation members who wish to wear facemasks while in the building and also to practice social distancing and hand sanitising.

The current guidance is given here:

5th Dec 2021 - 5th Dec 2021

Covid restrictions - our response to their easing

Note: We are monitoring the situation with regard to the "Omicron" Covid variant. At present, we are not making any changes to our procedures for services but will issue new advice based on guidance from the Church of England if that becomes necessary. 28th November 2021.

Following the lifting of almost all remaining Covid restrictions on 19th July, St Paul's has done likewise. It has been a gradual process, though, as we want worshippers to have the opportunity to become accustomed to the new status quo and not feel uncomfortable coming to services, especially while the infection rate remains high.

The main change so far has been the re-introduction of singing which seems to be appreciated by congregation members. In addition, we are now (September 2021) offering refreshments after each service.

Our other Covid-related procedures are as follows:

  • We are not actively encouraging mask wearing but recommend that worshippers bring one along to wear if they find themselves in a situation where they would prefer to do so.
  • We are not planning for social distancing but are happy for people to space themselves out according to their own judgement.
  • Hand sanitiser is available at the door for anyone who would like to use it.
  • We no long be record the names of attendees but will retain the QR code in the porch for those who would like to check in.
  • Holy Communion continues to be offered as bread only, although we may introduce the wine in a Covid-safe way soon (Sept 2021). The taking of Communion is optional, of course!

The current Church of England guidance upon which our procedures are based is available to download here:

14th Nov 2021 - 5th Dec 2021

Remembrance

Our Remembrance events, held on 14th November 2021, were well attended and began with a service in the village hall at 10am. Chris James led the service and explained in his talk how we as a nation have recognised bravery over the years. In the 19th century, bravery was typically recognised by a promotion in rank but this usually applied only to the officer class.

During the reign of Queen Victoria, it was felt that bravery by military personnel of any rank should be recognised and this was how the Victoria Cross came into being. Queen Victoria believed that the medal should bear the inscription "For Valour" rather than "For Bravery" which might imply that others lacked courage.

As many as 80 people gathered at the war memorial from 10:45am for the Act of Remembrance, also led by Chris. Wreaths were laid by Richard Beer on behalf of Landkey Parish Council and by Emma Waldron for St Paul's Church. A wreath was laid on behalf of the Cornish family, whose relation is listed on the memorial among the Fallen from World War One, by Charles Waldron.  John Stitt called out the names of the Fallen while Mike Foster and Josh Axford, respectively, read the odes, "For the Fallen" and "The Kohima Epitaph". John Hayes bore the standard on behalf of the Burma Star Association.

14th Nov 2021 - 21st Nov 2021

Well done to the knitters!

A big thank you is extended to the three knitters who toiled tirelessly on Thursday 28th October and raised the significant sum of £335 for church funds. This will help St Paul's to pay its way during the remainder of this year when substantial bills fall due.

24th Oct 2021 - 14th Nov 2021

Harvest Service - almost like old times!

It was a pleasure to arrive in church on 26th September to find the pews well occupied and to witness the flowers, fruit and veg which had been skilfully arranged to give colour and a feeling of abundance for our Harvest Service.

The service was led by Josie Foster, with a reading given by Angela Bellamy. The theme was one of thanksgiving for the abundance of God's creation and of his love for mankind.

Several members of the congregation who had not been in the church since the pandemic began were present and it was good to seen them, as well as some newer members. All in all, it felt a little like old times!

13th Sep 2021 - 26th Sep 2021

Forthcoming events

Now that Covid restrictions have eased, we are starting to hold church events again, including the following:

  • On 26th September, we will be holding our Harvest Service followed by a bring-and-share lunch. All welcome.
  • 26th September will also be our annual Gift Day. It has been very challenging to raise funds over the past eighteen months and we would welcome donations towards the maintenance of the church.
  • On 21st October, a Knit-In will be held with funds raised to go to the church. Sponsorship details to follow.