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In Brief


Next Service:

26th January at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Third Sunday in Epiphany )


The next village event will be Landkey Horticultural Society meeting on 28th January 2020 at 7:30 PM in Landkey village hall


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January is a busy month for birthdays at St Paul's and Angela Bellamy went to a great deal of trouble to make two cakes to celebrate the occasions. From left to right, Wendy Steggel who was shortly to reach her 70th birthday, Angela Bellamy whose birthday falls later in the year, organist Bob Loveridge, churchwarden Hazel Price and Emma Waldron whose birthdays were imminent. Church members Chris James and Michael Gee also celebrate in this month but were not present for the cake cutting! Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 19th January 2020.
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The St Paul's Christmas lunch was held at the Imperial Hotel in Barnstaple on 8th January 2020. Among the 26 cheerful diners were Joan Dearle and Peter Elder shown here in the foreground. Image courtesy of Angela Bellamy 11th January 2020.
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In Brief


Next Service:

26th January at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Third Sunday in Epiphany )


The next village event will be Landkey Horticultural Society meeting on 28th January 2020 at 7:30 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
January is a busy month for birthdays at St Paul's and Angela Bellamy went to a great deal of trouble to make two cakes to celebrate the occasions. From left to right, Wendy Steggel who was shortly to reach her 70th birthday, Angela Bellamy whose birthday falls later in the year, organist Bob Loveridge, churchwarden Hazel Price and Emma Waldron whose birthdays were imminent. Church members Chris James and Michael Gee also celebrate in this month but were not present for the cake cutting! Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 19th January 2020.
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The St Paul's Christmas lunch was held at the Imperial Hotel in Barnstaple on 8th January 2020. Among the 26 cheerful diners were Joan Dearle and Peter Elder shown here in the foreground. Image courtesy of Angela Bellamy 11th January 2020.
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Service Times and Themes

Services are usually held in St Paul's Church at 10:30am on Sundays. Variations to this routine occur occasionally so we publish our services diary here to give more precise information. The services shown are those that we expect to take place during the next month.

Whenever a fifth Sunday falls within the month, our congregation joins with those of the other churches in our Mission Community for a service of united worship. The church in which this service is held is selected on a rotational basis.

Service Times

Date (2020)TimeAtTypeTheme/Notes
26th January10:30 amSt Paul, LandkeyHoly CommunionThird Sunday in Epiphany
29th January09:30 amSt Paul, LandkeyHoly CommunionMidweek Holy Communion
2nd February10:30 amSt Paul, LandkeyFamily ServiceCandlemas
9th February10:30 amSt Paul, LandkeyHoly CommunionThird Sunday before Lent
16th February10:30 amSt Paul, LandkeyMorning PrayerSecond Sunday before Lent

Service Themes

Our services, like those organised in other churches, usually have a theme associated with them and the chosen theme is inspired often by the current date in the Christian calendar. Easter and Christmas are the two most notable dates in the Christian calendar but there are many more which we celebrate at the appropriate time. In the article below, we explain briefly the main theme that is featured in our listed services in order to help worshippers unfamiliar with Anglican services to better understand the meaning behind each one.

Service Themes

Epiphany

After twelve days of festive celebrations, the decorations come down, the tree is taken out of the house and a feeling of anti-climax marks the day when Christmas is finally over.

The formal end of Christmas falls on 6th January and this day in the Christian calendar is known as Epiphany. It is the time of the year when the actions of the three Wise Men at the time of Jesus' birth are recognised.

These three men were known as Magi and, although little is said of their origins in the Bible, it is possible that the name would suggest that they were associated with the priestly caste of Zoroastrianism. One aspect of this religion involved paying particular attention to the stars, and it gained for itself an international reputation for astrology, which was at that time highly regarded as a science.

It may not, therefore, have been entirely a coincidence that these educated individuals who came "from the East" should have undergone a lengthy journey to Bethlehem where they were to ask, "Where is the child who has been born King of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage". (Matthew 2, v2).

King Herod of Judea was frightened by the birth of a child whom he believed might usurp his throne. He sent for the Wise Men and discovered from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem on the pretext of letting him know the location of the birth so that he could also pay homage. As they went on their way, the Wise Men were to observe the star come to a halt over Bethlehem.

The Wise Men found the child with Mary and they knelt to pay him homage, giving him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. After being warned in a dream of his plan to get rid of Jesus, the Wise Men did not report back to Herod.