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In Brief

Bible Readings:

For 5th April 2020
(Palm Sunday)

1: Matthew 21:1-11 (Liturgy of the Palms)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 6th May 2020 at 7:30 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

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Revd John Ewington (pictured) led our Stations of the Cross service on Sunday 15th March 2020. He set up 11 stations representing stages of Jesus' journey to the cross with each being marked with an explanatory reading and meditation as well as a poem or music. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 16th March 2020.
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Our Candlemas service on 2nd February 2020 was a very enjoyable occasion. Angela Bellamy (second right) gave a talk on the meaning of this important time in the Christian calendar, with assistance in readings and lighting of candles from the young people present. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 2nd February 2020.
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In Brief

Bible Readings:

For 5th April 2020
(Palm Sunday)

1: Matthew 21:1-11 (Liturgy of the Palms)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 6th May 2020 at 7:30 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

Revd John Ewington (pictured) led our Stations of the Cross service on Sunday 15th March 2020. He set up 11 stations representing stages of Jesus' journey to the cross with each being marked with an explanatory reading and meditation as well as a poem or music. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 16th March 2020.
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Our Candlemas service on 2nd February 2020 was a very enjoyable occasion. Angela Bellamy (second right) gave a talk on the meaning of this important time in the Christian calendar, with assistance in readings and lighting of candles from the young people present. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 2nd February 2020.
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26th Mar 2020 - 26th Mar 2020

Vacancy for a treasurer

Following the recent resignation of our treasurer, a vacancy has arisen for this important position at St Paul's. If you feel that you could assist our church in this role, please let us know by means of the Contact Us page.

22nd Mar 2020 - 29th Mar 2020

Mothering Sunday - a prayer

While we will not be able to hold our Mothering Sunday service this year, we can still celebrate this joyful occasion at home and this prayer by Helen Steiner Rice may help to capture the feeling of thankfulness for mothers that withstands even a coronavirus pandemic!

"Our Father in Heaven
whose love is divine,
Thanks for the love
of a Mother like mine -
And in Thy great mercy
look down from Above
And grant this dear Mother
the gift of your love-
And all through the year,
whatever betide her,
Assure her each day
that You are beside her-
And, Father in Heaven,
show me the way
To lighten her tasks
and brighten her day,
And bless her dear heart
with the insight to see
That her love means more
than the world to me!"

Church of England Mothering Sunday service:

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/online-church

21st Mar 2020 - 21st Mar 2020

Doing church differently

Due to the coronavirus outbreak we, like other churches, have had to suspend the holding of services and events.

However, we have not gone away! The clergy, church leaders and members of the congregation are all, like everyone else, following the government's advice to reduce the risk of spreading this disease but looking forward to the day when normal services will resume.

Whilst we await that day, we will be "doing church differently", including:

  • Opening the church each day from 10 am until 4 pm to provide a place where people may come for silent prayer or to write a prayer request for which a member of the clergy will intercede daily.
  • Inviting worshippers to listen to national Church of England broadcasts. The first of these will be at 8am on Sunday 22nd March on Radio 4 and online.
  • Inviting worshippers to participate in the Churches Together's (which includes the Church of England) Day of Prayer and Action and light a candle as a gesture of solidarity in this time of struggle against coronavirus (see link below).
  • Encouraging anyone in the parish (or beyond) to feel free to contact us about matters to do with the church, by using the Contact Us page on this website.
  • Visit this website often as we hope to add material regularly.

Day of Prayer and Action:

https://www.cte.org.uk/Publisher/Article.aspx?ID=56910

18th Mar 2020 - 18th Mar 2020

Cancellation of Lent Lunches and some services

Due to the understandable but increasingly strict rules that the government is invoking to limit the spread of coronavirus, we have decided to cancel the remaining Lent Lunches which were due to be held each Wednesday until 1st April.

We will also not be holding our weekly Wednesday morning Holy Communion service until further notice.

We do, however, hope to hold our Mothering Sunday service on 22nd March and we hope that as many people as possible will feel free to come along and take part in this enjoyable service.

17th Mar 2020 - 17th Mar 2020

Coronavirus procedures

With coronavirus now affecting more of the population, St Paul's will adhere to government and Church of England (see below) guidance on limiting the spread of this disease. However, we may soon arrive at a point where it will not be possible to hold services for a few weeks due to the impending implementation of the government's self-isolation rules for the over 70s. We will hold Sunday services for as long as we are able to and will issue notification when arrangements need to changes. We do, though, hope to hold our non-communion Mothering Sunday service on 22nd March.

Church of England coronavirus procedures:

http://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

 

15th Mar 2020 - 29th Mar 2020

Knit-In - some good news!

The news at present seems to be dominated by coronavirus, so it is pleasing to be able to pass on the good news that the Landkey team of determined knitters raised the admirable sum of £433 for church funds. Thank you and well done to them and thank you also to all of the sponsors.