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In Brief

Next Service:

5th December at 10:30 am.

Morning Prayer
(Second Sunday in Advent)

The next village event will be Carols by Candlelight on 16th December 2021 at 7:00 PM in St Paul's Church

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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:

5th December at 10:30 am.

Morning Prayer
(Second Sunday in Advent)

The next village event will be Carols by Candlelight on 16th December 2021 at 7:00 PM 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

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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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.

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Service Details

St Paul's Church at 10:30am

Sunday before Advent

Service Times

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  • 5th December 2021
    Second Sunday in Advent
  • 12th December 2021
    Third Sunday in Advent
  • 16th December 2021
    Carols by Candlelight
  • 19th December 2021
    Fourth Sunday in Advent
  • 24th December 2021
    Christmas Mass

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

Advent

Advent, which we will mark at our service on 28th November 2021, is named from the Latin word 'adventus' meaning 'arrival'. It is a time of waiting for the arrival of Christmas, the coming of Jesus to earth, when he was born in Bethlehem about 2000 years ago.

The Christian year follows the life of Jesus, and begins on Advent Sunday, that is the nearest Sunday to November 30th. Advent Sunday is the first of four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day on December 25th. During the season of Advent, Christians across the world prepare for the celebration of the arrival of the Lord Jesus. It is a time to celebrate light in the midst of darkness. It is when Christians look forward to the time when Jesus will come to earth a second time.

During Advent we have an Advent wreath in our church. This is a wreath of evergreens, and the circle of foliage reminds us that God's love and mercy go on for eternity....they have no beginning and no end. There are 5 candles on the wreath, four candles are round the edge, and one in the centre. The four candles are lit on the four Sundays of Advent, and the central candle is lit on Christmas Day. Candles symbolise the light of God coming into the world, through the birth of Jesus.

The four candles which are lit on the four Advent Sunday's are the candles of Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. The fifth candle represents the birth of Jesus. The flame of this candle reminds us that He is the Light of the World, and that those who follow Him will never walk in darkness, but will have the true Light of Life.