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Online Service for the Third Sunday of Lent (7 Mar) 

 

Friday 5 March was the World Day of Prayer (previously called the Women's World Day of Prayer). Using resources from the people of Vanuatu, this year theme's is 'Build on a Strong Foundation'. If there is one thing the last year has shown us it is that our faith is built on our strong and faithful God.

A prayer from the women of Vanuatu: Heavenly Father you provide the raw materials for us to work with. With the sand and cement we produce the binding for the bricks producing the solid foundation for our construction. With Your word and following your instructions, we can produce the solid foundations for our life and your work here on earth. Our trust is in you Lord, the house-builder. Amen   

Richard Frost

 

This coming Sunday (14 March - Mothering Sunday)

9.30am      Holy Communion at St Michael's, Teignmouth

10am         Holy Communion at St John's, Bishopsteignton

11.30am    Holy Communion at St Michael's, Teignmouth

plus an Online Service. The link to our latest Online Service is at the top of the page. You can watch previous Online Services here  

Every Tuesday  -  9.30am    Holy Communion at St Michael's, Teignmouth

When coming to church, please wear a face covering. You will also be asked to maintain social distancing and leave as soon as the service is finished, sanitise your hands and provide contact details for NHS Test and Trace. We quite understand if you do not feel able to return to church at this time. 

St James', Teignmouth & St Nectan's, Ashcombe will be reopening for public worship on Easter Day.

 

Team Rector  -  The Bishop of Crediton, Patrons and Parish Representatives are delighted to announce that, subject to the completion of the statutory formalities, an offer of the post of Priest in Charge (Team Rector designate) in the Haldon Mission Community has been made to The Rev’d Carol Amanda Green, who is currently Priest in Charge of Mere with West Knoyle and Maiden Bradley in the Diocese of Salisbury and that offer has been accepted. Her licensing by the Bishop of Exeter will be on a date and at a venue to be announced. Click here for a photo.

  

Open for Personal Prayer  -  Some of our churches remain open for personal prayer:

  • St Michael’s, Teignmouth is open 10am-12 noon on Tuesdays & Saturdays 
  • St Mary’s, Ideford is open 10am-4pm on Wednesdays and 2nd & 4th Sundays
  • St John’s, Bishopsteignton is open 10am-12 noon on Wednesdays 
  • St Nectan's, Ashcombe is open 9.30am-3pm on Wednesdays & Saturdays (note change)

There is also a Quiet Space in the churchyard at St John’s, Bishopsteignton which is open all day, every day for anyone to use.

 

Evening Prayer  -  Please click here just before 5pm on Thursday to join others via Zoom. This will last around 30 minutes and the attached file provides an outline for our time together - you may like to print it off. If you wish to join by phone please contact Revd Jane for the phone number.

Alternatively, why not set aside half an hour at 5pm on a Thursday at home to pray by yourself? Please also let Revd Jane know if you would like specific people or issues to be prayed about. 

 

Lent - Our Lent Course is proving to be a great way to meet others and talk about our faith (and our doubts). It's not too late to join us. Click here for further information. All are welcome. We are also providing material that can be used at home.

 

Supporting your church - in these difficult financial times, we are grateful to those who continue to give to our churches. There is some new information available about the Parish Giving Scheme so please do take a look at that.

Monthly Mailing - in response to our recent appeals, we have received a very generous and creative gift of 200 second class stamps which secures the mailing for the next three months. Thank you for your continued support.

 

March Magazines - the magazines for Bishopsteignton and Ideford with Luton are now available on the page for the relevant church.

 

Looking After Yourself  -  We are aware that the current ongoing Coronavirus situation is very difficult. If you are concerned about your mental health or that of another person, there are people you can talk to:

TalkWorks (NHS) 0300 555 3344                         Samaritans 116 123

Rethink Mental Illness (support for carers) 01823 365369

Or click here for further information and advice

 

Praying at home  -  Information and resources can be downloaded here and Compline (Night Prayer) is available every day. If you would like a printed copy, please contact the clergy.

If you have a specific prayer request please send details to Mervyn Niblett, Team Administrator. He will pass it on in strict confidence to the clergy for their prayers. The clergy will also be happy to pray over the phone so please do contact them

We appreciate this is a time of concern and please be assured of our prayers and support.

 

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