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Next Service:

8th December at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Second Sunday in Advent)


The next village event will be Landkey United Fellowship meeting on 10th December 2019 at 2:30 PM in Landkey village hall


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Advent was the theme of our Family Service on 1st December, Advent Sunday. Angela Bellamy talked to the young people present about the meaning behind the candles that we light each Sunday in the approach to Christmas. From left to right Joseph Ley holds a drawing of the first candle lit at the start of this service to represent Hope, Robert Waldron's is for Peace, Isabelle Ley's for Joy, Lizzie Martin's for Love, while George Wilks' represents the Christ Candle lit during Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 1st December 2019.
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Tom Wilks (green beret) and Bill Parker lay their wreaths at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday on behalf of St Paul's Church and Landkey Parish Council, respectively. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 11th November 2019.
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In Brief


Next Service:

8th December at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Second Sunday in Advent)


The next village event will be Landkey United Fellowship meeting on 10th December 2019 at 2:30 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
Advent was the theme of our Family Service on 1st December, Advent Sunday. Angela Bellamy talked to the young people present about the meaning behind the candles that we light each Sunday in the approach to Christmas. From left to right Joseph Ley holds a drawing of the first candle lit at the start of this service to represent Hope, Robert Waldron's is for Peace, Isabelle Ley's for Joy, Lizzie Martin's for Love, while George Wilks' represents the Christ Candle lit during Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 1st December 2019.
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Tom Wilks (green beret) and Bill Parker lay their wreaths at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday on behalf of St Paul's Church and Landkey Parish Council, respectively. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 11th November 2019.
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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 (2019)TimeAtTypeTheme/Notes
8th December10:30 amSt Paul, LandkeyHoly CommunionSecond Sunday in Advent
11th December09:30 amSt Paul, LandkeyHoly CommunionMidweek Holy Communion
15th December10:30 amSt Paul, LandkeyNativity ServiceAll are welcome to come along and help us relive the time of Jesus' birth.
19th December07:00 pmSt Paul, LandkeyCarols by CandlelightAll are welcome to join us as we sing Carols and listen to Christmas readings.
22nd December10:30 amSt Paul, LandkeyHoly CommunionFourth Sunday in Advent
24th December03:00 pmSt Paul, LandkeyChristingleAll are welcome as we celebrate Christmas at this service aimed especially at families with young children.
24th December10:00 pmSt Paul, LandkeyChristmas MassAll are welcome to join us as we welcome the imminent arrival of Christmas.
29th December10:00 amSt Paul, LandkeyHoly CommunionThis will be a joint service including all of the churches in our Mission Community. Please note the 10 am start time.

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 1st December, 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.