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Category: Mission

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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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Calling All 0-4 Year Olds

As the EddyBears team prepare to end another year of children’s and families work, they are already planning for next term and beyond.  If you are between 0-4 years old and responsible for an adult, why not bring them along at 9.15am every Monday during term time. There are always healthy snacks, drinks, stories, songs…
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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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Dressing Up

Joe, Martha and Margaret visiting the nursery in Pernik, Bulgaria again today.  Joe did the School’s Challenge in April and raised some money to help buy some dressing-up clothes for the children.  Eddybears also donated and the suitcase full of clothes that they carried on the aeroplane attested to the generosity of all involved. You…
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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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FREE Younger Vocations Evening

Date 21 Apr 2016 Location Trinity College BRISTOL BS9 1JP (Map) Description Could it be you? Have you ever wondered if God is calling you to explore ordination? The Younger Vocations Evening is an opportunity to explore the what, why and how of ordination in the Church of England. Aimed at 18-30s, the evening will…
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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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A long wait to spend a penny!

After nearly 600 years, St Edwards is finally getting a toilet installed!  Obviously our forebears were in better control of their bladders, or maybe they were more at ease with  ‘fertilising’ the graveyard. Anyway, work started this week with the all too obligatory health and safety notices.   How did they manage in the reign…
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Confirmation Course at St Edwards

Who is God? Who are we? Those two questions are at the heart of all faith, explore our core identity as human beings and are key questions to explore in understanding the Christian faith. Understanding our identity helps us to approach the world in more realistic and appropriate way. Confirmation in the Church of England…
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Easter in Sofia

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! It is not actually Easter for another few weeks for the Orthodox Church in Bulgaria, but for the ex-pat community and other non-Orthodox congregations who worship in Sofia, today was most definitely Easter Day.  In the “Annunciation of the Lord” chapel on Oborishte 5, the English speaking community of Anglicans, Methodists, Episcopalians, Roman…
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Parish Giving Scheme

The Diocese of Exeter is delighted to announce that a new video has been launched to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) within the Diocese. The first year of the scheme has been very successful, facilitating the return of over £1 million to Devon parishes. To celebrate this success, Katie…
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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….

Welcome to Tearfund’s John Appleton

On 20th March we welcome John Appleton of Tearfund to our Morning Service. He will be talking about Tearfund’s educational initiatives to raise awareness of people trafficking and their attempts to prevent it, especially amongst children. The following excerpts of a case study illustrate how heart-wrenching the problem is. The story is told by a…
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