Keeping in Touch

Online Service for Third Sunday of Easter (18 Apr) 

 

Revd Jane writes:

National & local events of recent days have made me reflect on the fact it can be those who are nearest and dearest to us, who we take for granted and do not thank. It’s only as part of the process of having my own children that a habit my late Father modelled to me, has become a way of being and doing I try to replicate as a parent. Even when I was in my forties, at some point when we met up, he would spontaneously say to me, ‘I love you’. Not ‘I love you because…’. Just ‘I love you’. That expression of unconditional love is a legacy I have come to prize. Thank you, Dad.

I hope the coming days are ones when we can all find a reason to give thanks with a grateful heart.

 

This coming Sunday (25 Apr) 

9.30am    Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

10.00am  Holy Communion at St John's, Bishopsteignton

10.30am  Holy Communion at St James', Teignmouth (includes Annual meeting - see below)

11.30am  Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth 

6.30pm   Evensong at St John's, Luton

When coming to a church building, 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. 

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

 

Revd Jane...

... is on holiday from Friday 23rd to Friday 30th April and will be unavailable in that time.

 

Annual Meetings - arrangements are taking place for our Annual Parochial Church Meetings. As last year, reports will be available online and printed copies available from Mervyn at the Team Office. The meetings will be limited in scope, focussing on the election of officers. 

Some information is now available by clicking the links shown above and further details will follow.

 

Open for Personal Prayer  -  Some of our churches are 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 

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.

Details of churches open for personal prayer and reflection following the death of Prince Philip at this time can be found here

 

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. 

 

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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Online Services

We have provided online services since March 2020 and will continue to do so, not least for those who are or feel unable to return to our church buildings at the moment.

You can watch any of our online services and reflections for specific periods of the year on the Haldon Team YouTube Channel

Compline (Night Prayer) - Using the same words on each occasion, Compline provides a sense of stability as the day draws to a close. You may find it helpful to use it for your own rhythm of prayer. Contains the Order for Night Prayer (Compline) and suggested readings for each day - so you make like to have a Bible with you so you can read the verses for yourself. There are also moments at which to pause for your personal prayer and reflection. 

My PGS

The Parish Giving Scheme has just published a "self-service" facility that enables individuals to create their own regular offerings to their church (or to support other churches in the scheme). Within the Haldon Team, please use the following links to donate through this new facility, or register an interest in the scheme:

Additional information