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21st August at 9:30 am.

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The next village event will be Family Service on 1st September 2019 at 10:30 AM in St Paul's Church


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St Paul's church members featured prominently at the annual Landkey village show on 27th July 2019. Here, Ella and Christian Delacour are photographed in front of their 1950s Nuffield which formed part of a display of vintage tractors. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 28th July 2019.
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The St Paul's Garden Party, held on 29th June 2019, was a very enjoyable occasion with well over 100 visitors attending. "Soak the Vicar" proved to be one of the most popular attractions with customers queuing at times for the opportunity to toss wet sponges at the "vicar". Revd Shaun was unable to attend but, here, Tom Wilks takes his place as a participant demonstrates the art of soaking the vicar! Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 29th June 2019.
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In Brief


Next Service:

21st August at 9:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Midweek Holy Communion)


The next village event will be Family Service on 1st September 2019 at 10:30 AM in St Paul's Church


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


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St Paul's church members featured prominently at the annual Landkey village show on 27th July 2019. Here, Ella and Christian Delacour are photographed in front of their 1950s Nuffield which formed part of a display of vintage tractors. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 28th July 2019.
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The St Paul's Garden Party, held on 29th June 2019, was a very enjoyable occasion with well over 100 visitors attending. "Soak the Vicar" proved to be one of the most popular attractions with customers queuing at times for the opportunity to toss wet sponges at the "vicar". Revd Shaun was unable to attend but, here, Tom Wilks takes his place as a participant demonstrates the art of soaking the vicar! Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 29th June 2019.
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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.  

3rd Jul 2019 - 28th Jul 2019

Garden Party - an enjoyable occasion

The forecast had been consulted often in the weeks and days beforehand. Would the wet weather continue until the end of the month, or might the heatwave afflicting much of Europe make it just too hot?

When the day of the Garden Party arrived on 29th June 2019, though, it was clear that conditions would be ideal: warm and dry but not too hot.

The event had been advertised widely in advance and, from the moment of "gates open" at 2pm, visitors flowed into the beautiful garden at The Old Manor, Landkey, in a steady stream.

Helpers at the many stalls and attractions suddenly found themselves in demand. Perhaps having forgone prior refreshment, many visitors headed for the tea-and-scones stall where Hazel and Annemarie energetically conveyed filled cups and laden plates from the kitchen to eager consumers. For those with a larger appetite, the hot dog barbecue, run by Joshua, proved such a draw that supplies ran out ahead of time! Liquid refreshment was on offer by Louise at the Pimms-or-elderflower stall where a queue was almost a permanent feature.

A great deal of fun was to be had in the games area. Revd Shaun was, unfortunately, unable to attend but that appeared not to be an impediment to participants keen to throw wet sponges at a man's head poking through a wooden board at the "Soak the Vicar" attraction. The "man" in this case was either Tom or Charles, who took turns to be on the receiving end. Young girls showed themselves to be the most enthusiastic, with one even stretching out her arm and squinting marksman-like over her fingertips in order to find the best trajectory for her throw! Others clubbed together so that their money ensured that each of them had as many throws as possible. Mini-golf and Splat-the-Rat had many takers with serious competition taking place.

There were many other stalls and they all seemed to receive a fair share of custom. By 4pm, though,  it was clear that the tide of visitors was showing the first signs of turning. Taking this as a cue, Angela began announcing prize-winners for the various competitions.

As she left, a mother of one of the sponge-throwing girls expressed her thanks for providing the opportunity for her daughter to tire herself out! She probably spoke for many, as a good time seemed to be had by all.

It is believed that a little over £1000 was raised, a significant sum which will help to keep the church’s accounts solvent. Thanks go to all who helped in any way with running the party as well, of course, to the many visitors who came along and willingly spent their money.

Finally, appreciation is extended especially to Mike and Josie Foster for hosting this event at their home and for all the effort that they and their family members went to ensure that the stalls and attractions functioned properly. Thank you, Mike and Josie!

 

23rd Jun 2019 - 29th Jun 2019

Garden Party

All are welcome to join us for a summer-themed garden party this coming Saturday, 29th June.

It will be held at The Old Manor, Landkey (behind the church) from 2pm (until around 4:30pm), and entertainments will include the popular "Soak the Vicar" attraction as well as stalls offering garden plants, cream teas, raffles and more.

Please come along and help us to make this an enjoyable afternoon whilst raising funds for our church.

More information is available on our Garden Party flyer.

15th Jun 2019 - 30th Jun 2019

What is heaven like?

Our Family Service on 2nd June was well attended with several children joining Angela Bellamy for her Bible-themed talk. With Ascension Day having fallen on the previous Thursday, Angela chose heaven as the subject of her talk. She explained to the children that, although we know that heaven is a nice place, we cannot know what it is actually like. She used the analogy of dragonfly larvae emerging from their pond by climbing up a reed stem and turning into the beautiful adult insects that we see fluttering over water at this time of year. The adults wouldn’t have been able to tell the larvae what it was like to be in their new form as they had no means of returning to their previous one. So, like the dragonflies, those people who have passed on to another life have no way of telling us what heaven is like!

26th May 2019 - 9th Jun 2019

Welcome back, Chris!

Our service on Sunday 26th May 2019 was led by Chris James whose recovery from serious illness has been remarkable. Many people will recall that Chris was taken ill during the service that he was leading on 9th December 2018 and resulted in him being airlifted to Derriford Hospital.

Chris received immediate temporary treatment but then had to wait several months before being able to undergo remedial heart surgery which took place a few weeks ago. Although still not back to full health, Chris was keen to lead our service and he received a round of applause from congregation members when he related details of the emotional journey that both he and his wife, June, had been through since the onset of his illness. In gratitude for the medical attention that he had received, he dedicated the service to the NHS.

26th May 2019 - 9th Jun 2019

Christian Aid - thank you

We would like to thank all who donated to the Christian Aid appeal during the week of 12th-18th May 2019. A total of £220.45 was raised and this will be put to good use, especially helping expectant mothers in western Africa to receive appropriate maternity care.