New Team Rector

Rev'd Carol Green with her husband, Mark.

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.

Photo shows Carol with her husband, Mark. We look forward to welcoming them to the Haldon Team. 

First Things First

Prayer is the foundation of everything we do.

Our monthly prayer meeting is an informal setting in which we can come together to pray for members of our congregations, the ministry of the Haldon Team and broader church and world issues. These meetings will take place on the first day of each month and, where possible, in different venues across the team.

To join the next meeting, please click this link on: Monday 1st April at 5pm via Zoom. Everyone is welcome, regardless of which church community you belong to. It will last about 30-45 minutes. 

Lent

Here is a Reflection for Lent with suggested reading for Lent 

 

Lent Course

The theme of the course is A Story to Tell and we will be looking at what we can learn from four people who met Jesus in the context of our current times. Not least, through the media, this COVID season has been & is one of individual story telling. There have been kindnesses…stories of hope, to date: think Captain Tom, for example. But also stories of loss and isolation. We hope to pick up something of this season’s light and shadow through the lives of several Bible characters.

The Lent Course will be meeting via Zoom on Wednesday evenings from 7.30-8.45pm. (To join click the above link just before 7.30pm). 

You will find it helpful to read each entry before the session. Simply click on the title shown below.

The Daughter of Jairus – Waiting       Wednesday 24 February

When Jesus was called by Jairus to come to his house because his daughter was dying, Jesus kept him waiting to begin with. We live in times where we too are waiting: waiting for the end of the pandemic and its restrictions; waiting for the vaccination programme to take full effect; waiting for life to have a sense of ‘normality’ once again’; waiting to see to touch the people we love. 

Nicodemus – Darkness      Wednesday 3 March       

Nicodemus - Light             Wednesday 10 March

In two separate sessions, we consider Nicodemus, a significant figure among the Jews. How he first to Jesus in darkness to seek spiritual direction and later on that first Good Friday took the Lord’s body to be laid in the tomb as an act of devotion. The last year has been very dark in many ways and many people have ‘lost their way’ but there are also signs of hope and light for the future.

Mary & Martha – Distraction     Wednesday 17 March

This well known story of Martha’s frustration at preparing a meal for Jesus without help from her younger sister, Mary resonates with many of us. It’s a story which helps us to thing about finding God in the ordinary things of life and the priorities we have.

John – Beloved      Wednesday 24 March

John is know as the disciple who Jesus loved and was a key figure in many of the events of the Christ’s life. John helps us to understand more about what it is to be loved by God. 

You are welcome to use the material at any time you want to – and if you can’t join the Group itself, you may like to read and reflect on it on the same day. 

The material we will be using has been written by Richard Frost, one of our Team Readers and you'll find some short films for Lent on his website.

Attachments:
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Supporting your Church

Supporting your Church

All our churches depend on the generous support and financial giving of those who are regular or occasional attendees. In these current times each of our six churches are each noticing the drop in income due to the lack of services and collections. The expenses involved in maintaining our buildings and contributing towards the wider team ministry and the work of the Diocese of Exeter continue, however. Locally and nationally, the Church of England receives no direct state funding so we would be grateful if you would consider and continue your financial giving in this period. There are several different ways you can give but the two most efficient ways of making regular donations are by using the Parish Giving Scheme* or by Standing Order from your bank account. Please contact your Treasurer for more information or advice on the best way to making one-off donations at this time.

Do watch this message from the Bishop of Exeter also.

 

Please contact the relevant PCC Treasurer for advice on making a donation:

·      St John the Baptist, Bishopsteignton – please contact John Plumb on 01626 775507

·      St Michael, Teignmouth – please contact Christine Vince on 01626 776329

·      St James, Teignmouth – please contact Andy Harding on 07880 921653.

·      St Mary the Virgin, Ideford – please contact Lee Ann Martin on 07552 302293

·      St John the Evangelist, Luton – please contact Kath Vooght on 01626 775426

·      St Nectan, Ashcombe – please contact Carolyn Bourne on 07860 198238

 

PARISH GIVING SCHEME:

From Monday 1st March 2021, the Parish Giving Scheme has introduced an online facility to create and manage regular donations. more details, including links to individual parish "landing pages" can be found here.

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The Parish Giving Scheme also operates a Telephone Giving Service (St James', St Michael’s, St Mary the Virgin and St John's Luton only*), which is designed to enable prospective donors to set up a regular Direct Debit donation to your parish* over the phone. The service operates on weekdays between 9 - 5pm. Prospective donors can set up a regular gift to their parish* by calling the dedicated telephone line:  

 0333 002 1271

 A PGS administrator will take callers through the sign up process which normally takes around 15 minutes. New donors will need to have the following information to hand: 

  • Personal bank account details
  • The name of the parish they wish to donate to
  • They will need to confirm if they want to increase their gift in line with inflation each year
  • They may choose to make their donation anonymously (which will hide their name from the parish)
  • Confirm if they are eligible for Gift Aid
  • The PGS Code for their Parish: 
    • St James, Teignmouth West – 151501851 
    • St Michael, Teignmouth East – 151501841 
    • St Mary, Ideford – 150615174
    • St John, Luton - 150615178

Existing PGS donors can also use the same contact number to update their current PGS giving.

*Please note, Bishopsteignton and Ashcombe are not yet enrolled in the PGS.

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