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One family in Christ...for all the family: Loving, Serving, Growing

Yew Tree Planting at St Edwards

On Saturday 8th April, a yew tree sapling was planted by our vicar Chris Routledge and our associate minister, Keith Murphy. The sapling was grown from a cutting taken from a certified 2000 year old tree in the churchyard of St. Margaret the Queen’s Church, Buxted, East Sussex.  Hundreds of cuttings were taken during the…
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Operation Christmas Child – Samaritan’s Purse

On 6th November we will be collecting our shoeboxes together at St Edward’s ready for delivery to the central co-ordinator in Plymouth.  It is not too late to put a shoebox together – if you would like more information take a look at the Samaritan’s Purse website. Last year we sent 100 boxes that had…
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EddyBears Sports

Another year of Eddybears comes to an end with its usual mini-sports activities involving hula-hoops and bean-bags in the garden at St Edwards Church.  Rather confusingly the sun shone and it was a very hot day, so Factor 50 was in as good supply as snacks and medals for the children. Some of the children…
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Event – Walk for Water on 26th June

On Sunday afternoon we are having a picnic at Plymbridge Woods from 12:30pm, followed by our annual fundraing event in aid the Samaritan’s Purse project: Walk For Water. Come along for the picnic at 12:30, or the walk at 2pm, or even both. Bring your friends and family and let’s all have a great afternoon. This…
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New Water Features at St Edwards!

Two amazing things happened today, well actually 6: four baptisms, a toilet and a kitchen. It is a rare sight to see in most Anglican churches, but this morning we had a birthing pool.  Actually this birthing pool might be better described as a re-birthing pool as it was used to baptise various of our brothers…
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Thy Kingdome Come: Friday

Friday: Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, Today is our final day of these special blog posts for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – only a few days to Pentecost! We hope you have found them helpful and might be able to join us or a church near you for this special day. The Lord’s…
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Thy Kingdom Come: Thursday

Thursday: and forgive us our sins, as we forgive  those who sin against us. One of the most surprising stories that Jesus told was about a man who had borrowed lots of money. I mean a lot of money from a wealthy person.  When it came time to pay the money back, he went to…
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Thy Kingdom Come: Wednesday

Wednesday: Give us today our daily bread. Have you ever asked for something and that person – particularly if you were a child and that person was your parent – have said no? Why do you think they said no? It is not because they don’t love you or want what is best for you, in…
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Thy Kingdom Come: Tuesday

Tuesday: Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Yesterday we considered that the special prayer that Jesus gave his disciples – The Lord’s Prayer – not only gives us the words to say when we pray but it also teaches us about prayer. We also learnt that the beginning and ending…
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Thy Kingdom Come: Monday

Monday: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, …..for the kingdom, the power  and the glory are Yours, now and forever. Amen This week is a special week: You have probably heard of Christmas and Easter being really big celebrations for Christians but another festival, called Pentecost is also a really important festival when we remember…
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Archbishops Call for ‘Great Wave of Prayer’ for Evangelism During Pentecost

Jesus Christ calls every person to follow him. As Christians it’s our duty and joy to share that invitation. That’s why the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting every church in England to join a week of prayer this Pentecost, from 8-15th May — let’s pray for every Christian to receive new confidence and joy…
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May Focus at St Edwards: The Persecuted Church

Throughout the month of May we will be focusing on the plight of persecuted Christians. We’ll explore ways in which persecution takes place, and what we can do to support our brothers and sisters who suffer for their faith in Jesus Christ. We can begin now by praying: Thank our Heavenly Father that He knows…
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Mission Community Away Day 2016

Today we had various members of St Edwards, Eggbuckland and Christchurch, Estover meet at St Matthews Academy in Derriford for our annual Away Day at which we discussed our vision for the newly inaugurated Forder Valley Mission Community. We were pleased to welcome Rev Andrew Godsall and Penny Doe from Exeter to facilitate and lead…
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Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Well done to all who attended the Annual Vestry Meeting and APCM this morning.  Welcome to our newly elected Churchwarden, Sue Lake who will be in office now with Peter Anderson.  Thank you to Julian for six years of service as Churchwarden, although no don’t he will continue his other various involvements. It is good…
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Bells on Sunday

I awoke a few minutes earlier than planned today here in Bulgaria. The alarm was set for 7:45, but I switched on the radio at 7:40 (5:40 BST). The announcer was speaking about Whitechapel Bell Foundry and Big Ben. He then said that Devon had the most bell towers in the country and announced that…
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Plymouth Child-Minders Support Bulgarian Nursery

Sue Ward, Margaret Hall, and a number of other child-minders in Plymouth have been fund-raising to support a nursery in Pernik Bulgaria.  Having raised in excess of £200 through collections and events, they have been able to purchase a number of much needed resources for the children and their teachers. The state-run nursery has 15…
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Prayer for Burundi

Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi have called for prayer for Burundi amid its current political crisis.                 Read more….

Lent and Easter

How is your Lenten journey going this year: are you sticking at it, or not got very started? If you are still looking to take part in a Lent course, then why not join in as we meet with ‘Six Middle-Eastern Women’ throughout Lent. It is not too late to start with the next session…
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Worship in Eggbuckland 

One Family in Christ….for all the family: Loving Worship, Serving Community, Growing in Faith. Our road map for all we do here at St Edwards. This morning Chris presented the PCCs vision for updating our worship on Sunday morning, as part of our move into developing relationships with Forder Valley Mission Community. Making our services…
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