Keeping in Touch


Click here for our Service for the Day of Pentecost (31 May)

 

You can watch previous services here 


Psalm 8 is one of the readings for this Trinity Sunday and it begins with these words, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” One of the pleasures of the easing of the social restrictions has been the opportunity to go back onto Dartmoor for a walk which Claire and I have now done on my Friday off, once walking from Cold East Cross and on the following Friday walking from Belstone around Culliver steps. These are walks we both knew but coming back to them after a long absence reaffirmed both the familiarity and the joy of such occasions. In just the same way there will be joy when we are able to go back to our churches. For all the problems of rain and water damage, of maintenance and heating bills they are places we love and miss; visible expressions of our faith and our joy in being God’s people in our own communities, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”                                                                                                                                 

Roderick


Sunday Service

Our next online service will be available here on our website on Sunday. Simply click the link marked ‘Service for the day of Pentecost’ at the top of the page. You can also watch previous services if you missed them.

The Gospel reading will be Matthew 28.16-20

The Collect for the Day of Pentecost:

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Keeping in Touch During the Week

A ‘Thought for the Week’ is available as a recorded message by telephoning 01626 242141 and a new message will be available every Monday.

Midweek Communion - Tuesdays at 9.30am

For some people, attending a communion service during the week is part of their regular practice. We are now able to offer this form of spiritual communion via the internet as one of our clergy celebrates the Eucharist. Monday 1st June Holy Communion 9.30 (zoom) The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. Tuesday 2nd June Holy Communion 9.30 (zoom). If anybody would like to be added to the list of those who receive the link to these mid-week zoom services please contact Jane Frost Tel: 01626 870288 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Telephone Prayer Meeting

Whichever one of our churches you go to, all are welcome to phone 0330 606 0403 – and when prompted, enter the Access Code which is 516129 followed by #. Revd Jane will answer, and you will be able to speak to others who also phone in. Calls cost the same as a phoning a landline number.

Coffee & Chat - Thursdays at 10.30am

Would you welcome the opportunity to meet up online for a weekly coffee & chat session? If so, please contact Revd Jane Frost Tel: 01626 870288 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Compline (Night Prayer) is now available for your use any day. You may like to say Compline on particular days as part of your rhythm of prayer.

Trinity Sunday

This Sunday is when we focus on the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Our Sunday service will take that theme and Richard, one of our Team Readers, has made a short film about understanding the Trinity which you can watch at www.workrestpray.com/films.  

Revd Roderick Withnell

As you may know, Roderick retires on 12 July. Details of the 'farewell arrangements' will be available soon.

Revd Sue Astbury

Sue is on leave until15 June inclusive. She will be unavailable in that time so please contact Roderick or Jane as needed. 

Parish Magazines

The June editions of The Chronicle (Bishopsteignton) and Parish News (Ideford & Luton) are now available here. 

Praying at home      

Information and resources can be downloaded here. If you would like a printed copy, please reply to this email. If you have a specific prayer request please send details to Mervyn Niblett, Team Administrator by replying to this e-mail. 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 – Roderick on 01626 779177 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Jane on 01626 870288 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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