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Education Sunday

Chris led us today, with much help and assistance, as we explored the theme of education.  Joseph read from the psalms, and Glenda rose to the challenge of reading from Nehemiah 8. During the service there were interviews with Camilla Shepherd, the Acting Headteacher of St Edward’s Primary, and our SWYM worker Libby Marsh.  They…
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February Magazine

The Parish Magazine for February is available to view now.

2015 Review of the Year

What a busy fortnight we have all had with Carol Services, Baptisms, Messy Crib, Midnight Communion, and Christmas Morning – all bookended by our regular Sunday worship.  The Sunday after Easter is often referred to as Low Sunday; I think the Sunday after Christmas could be called Exhausted Sunday! So, as we end this busy week,…
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Crib Service

It is 2.30pm on Christmas Eve, so it must be time for the annual crib service.  Actually, as the church only holds 250, we have to have two Crib Services with the whole thing being repeated at 3.30pm.  If you want a seat, you really do need to get there early for your preferred time,…
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Christingle at Courtlands Thursday 17th Dec 2015

Shared in a lovely Christingle service at Courtlands School Plymouth today – some lovely singing. The children made the Christingles really well and was a very special moment when they held the lit candles so carefully and sang the Christingle song. Well done Courtlands School! Also a special thank you to Stuart Parry for making the…
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Eggbuckland Village Community Christmas Light Switch-on & Fair

What a fantastic evening we had at the Eggbuckland Village Community Xmas Light switch on & Fair. A huge thank you to so many who came out to support and be part of this community event – even in the rain! A very special thank you to our local businesses and stall holders who went…
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Eggbuckland Community College Awards Evening Wed 16th Dec 2015

Very privileged to be invited to go along to Eggbuckland Community College Awards Evening last night with guest speaker Benjamin Mee fromDartmoor Zoological Park. What an inspiring evening – wonderful music provided by students; Benjamin Mee spoke really well using his story to encourage and inspire the young people and what a talented and creative…
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Eggbuckland Vale Signing Carol Concert Thursday 10th Dec 2015

A huge thank you to Eggbuckland Vale Primary School Signing Choirs for a fantastic concert supported by Eggbuckland Community Choir on Thursday 10th Dec – great so many children and parents came out to support too.

Annual Ward Councillors Christmas Lunch @ St Edward’s church hall 12th Dec

Another great annual community lunch – huge thanks to our local ward councillors cllrs Ian, Lynda& Paul and Eggbuckland Youth Action for organising it, many generous donors for gifts for the raffle and table decorations and Eggbuckland Community Choir and Steve C, Steve D, Joyce D and Barry for their musical entertainment and ‘woody’ the…
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Updated Prayer Diaries

The following items for December have been published to the website: Parish Magazine St Edwards Prayer Diary Diocesan News Diocesan Prayer Diary Mission Partner Prayer Diaries  

Snippets (22 Nov)

The last Sunday before Advent is often entitled (The Feast of ) Christ the King, and celebrates the authority of Christ as King and Lord. It is also more familiarly known in Anglican churches as Stir-Up Sunday, when it was traditional to ‘stir up’ and make the Christmas Puddings.  The actual term stir-up Sunday comes from…
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operation christmas child

Today, 96 shoeboxes were delivered to St, Budeaux Methodist Church for the Operation Christmas Child appeal. They were full of toys, hats, gloves, sweets, pens & notebooks for delivery to children in need in other countries. They were donated by kind people at St edwards church, St. Edwards School & the Eddy Bears toddler group.

Messy Light Party

        The combined churches of St. Edward’s, Eggbuckland, St Cecilia’s, Roborough and Christ Church, Estover are offering a Messy Church and Light Party as a positive alternative event to Halloween.  Held at St Edward’s Church, Eggbuckland on Saturday 31 Oct 4-8pm. All the primary school children in the parishes will receive an invite via their schools.…
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living churchyard

Despite a rather damp morning alot of work was achieved by the faithful few who turned up for the churchyard tidy up day. Jon cut back the brambles adjoining the cottages.  Terry dug up some tree roots. Peter & Maureen cleared the path to the vestry and Sue re-planted the planter with violas & bulbs…
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News and Snippets

Read this week’s News Sheet and Snippets

St Edwards on Radio Devon

This is a recording of an interview with Michael Chequer from Radio Devon, who came to the Living Churchyard Launch.

St Giles, Sidmouth

As has been previously discussed, St Edward’s is setting up a link with the Church of St Giles & St Nicolas in Sidmouth. Today Rev Chris and a small group including Rev Carl, Julian, Helen Parry, Margaret Hall and Vickie Hocking have travelled to Sidmouth to attend the Morning Service there and to begin getting…
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October Prayer Cycle

Please use the October Prayer Diary to remember each day members of St Edwards church community, local mission activities, Eggbuckland, and the work of our mission partners. Download a copy

Harvest at St Edwards

We had a visit from Olly the Orangutan, with yet more bananas, and Chris again ‘tries’ to tell a joke: Chris spoke to us on the theme of Harvest based on Matthew 6: v25-33 – “Don’t Worry” Our harvest offering is going to North Plymouth Food Bank where it will be distributed as required.

Living Churchyard notice board

So, a few days after the official ‘opening’ of the living church yard project…..the long-promised notice board arrived.