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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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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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Waiting: Proclaiming as we wait

It is the third Sunday in Advent on 13th and we are over halfway through this season of preparation.  Not just for Christmas, although often Advent gets lost in amongst the present buying, and watching Miracle on 34th Street yet again, but preparing ourselves as we wait for Christ’s return (cf. John 14:1-3). Traditionally, when…
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Pray and Fast for Climate Change

World Leaders are gathering in Paris between 30th November – 11th December 2015 to discuss and plan together how to tackle Climate Change and its effects many of which have a deep impact on some of the worlds poorest people. Bishop Robert (Bishop of Exeter) has urged us to stand with this conference in prayer and…
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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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New Wine 2016 – Early-Bird Booking is Open

New Wine is now open for Early Bird bookings until 30 November. Chris and the family are going to Week 2, so why not consider joining them at Shepton Mallet. Take a look and see what you will be missing out on…, and what happened last year…

All Soul’s Bereavement Service

Sunday 1st November 2015 at 3pm followed by light refreshments A quiet, reflective service of readings and prayers with an opportunity to remember those we love but see no longer. (See our events page for details)

Mission Partner – Prayer Requests

The November prayer requests for our various mission partners are now available – please take a look and support their work for Jesus. Prayer Requests

New Time for Prayer Meeting

The weekly Morning Prayer service has moved from Tuesday 8.45 to Monday 8.30am We hope this move will provide more convenient time for some and we encourage you to come and join us for this peaceful start to the week. If you are not able to join us in person please feel able to join…
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News and Snippets

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Worship in Sofia

So, whilst Chris and others are travelling across Devon to visit Sidmouth, I find myself the other side of Europe at the  First Evangelical Pentecostal Church in Sofia (Първа Евангелска Петдесятна Църква – София). I have been invited by Shelly, who until recently had been a youth worker at Methodist Central Hall in Plymouth. My…
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A day workshop – Exploring Reader & Ordained Ministry

An invitation has been received for anyone interested in attending this workshop on Saturday, 21st November from 10am-3.30pm (at the latest!) at St Luke’s Church, Buckfastleigh. There will be an opportunity to meet some people who are currently training and ask them questions. Coffee will be served at ten o’clock for a 10.15am start and…
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Remembrance Sunday

The date of this year’s Remembrance Sunday is 8th November when the Services will be at 8.30am – Remembrance Service with Holy Communion. This is followed by breakfast in the church hall @ 9.15am and then at 10.30am we will be returning to church for a Community Remembrance Service at which it is expected some…
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New ministry team members

It is hard to believe it has been over two weeks since out new team members joined us.  Rev Carl Budden is our new curate, and Libby Marsh is the new Children and Families worker.  They have already been kept very busy, and have had no time to let the grass grow under them!