Keeping in Touch

Online Services for Christ the King (22 Nov):

Communion Service

Evensong with Ven Andrew Beane, Archdeacon of Exeter 

 

You can watch previous services here 

 

We continue to be in a time of uncertainty and challenge, and I know many of the people I have spoken to are finding this 2nd period of lock down harder than the first. Perhaps it is the dark evenings, the winter ahead and not being sure of what lies on the other side. I took courage from these words in a card I received this week.. It came from +Jackie, Bishop of Crediton and I share them with you now.

Crossing the unknown Sea

Following Jesus involved a lot of crossing of seas

Frequently what happened during the crossings

was more important than getting to the other side

Times of threat, powerlessness, danger

become places of encounter and recognition

Journeys between things

-their challenges and vulnerabilities-

characterise all faith and ministry

Never more so than not

On this unknown sea

the Lord is with us

The wind and waves obey him

We take courage

 

God Bless you

Sue

 

Good News! Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday, we will be re-commencing public worship from Sunday 6 December. Services will return to the timetable that was in operation before the current lockdown.

Our current Online Service is available by clicking the link at the top of the page.

Click here to watch previous services.

Tuesdays at 9.30am - Holy Communion via Zoom. Please contact Revd Sue for details.

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 & Sundays
  • St John’s, Bishopsteignton is open 10am-12 noon on Wednesdays 
  • St Nectan's, Ashcombe is open 9.30am-3pm on Wednesdays

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.

 

Advent & Christmas

Even in these strange times, we can and will be marking and celebrating Advent and Christmas through a range of services and events.  Click here for more information

Although the Quiet Afternoon was cancelled because of the limited response to it, we still hope to run the Advent Discussion groups December 2nd & 16th 7.30-9pm by zoom, including Compline on both occasions. Please contact Richard Frost This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for zoom links & material. If you would like some Advent reading, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best Wishes and Farewell to Annelise

It is with sadness that this week we must say farewell to Annelise who has been our organist and led the choir at St James for the past 12 years. Annelise has brought so much to our worship and it has always been a pleasure working with her.

Annelise, we offer our very best wishes to you as you set off on a new adventure.

Every Blessing from us all at St James and across the Haldon Team.

 

 

Supporting your church

We are so grateful to the many people who contribute so generously to work of our churches. However, all our churches are experiecing a significant drop in income in these current times. If you can reconsider your giving at this time that would be really helpful. There is more information on our website.

We are also grateful to those who have supported the monthly mailing to people not on the internet. This costs about £90 per month and we have enough funds for the next mailing going out next week. If you can help with that please contact Revd Jane. Thank you

 

National Call to Prayer

The Archbishops of Canterbury York write 'Bearing in mind our primary vocation as the Church of Jesus Christ to pray and to serve we call upon the Church of England to make this month of lockdown a month of prayer.'  

The Archbishops, in consultation with the House of Bishops, decided that this call would take the form of an invitation to 'every Christian and person of good will' to pray at 6pm every day for the period of this present lockdown. Resources to help with this are available.

 

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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