Exploring Our Faith

Maybe you’re new or have been coming to church for years but are unsure about some of the things we do? Or you’re wondering about how it all relates to our Christian faith?

Led by members of the clergy and ministry team, these sessions offer an opportuntity for us to learn more together. There will be a mixture of teaching and discussion, all are welcome.

 

Each session will be from 10am-11.30am at St Michael’s, Teignmouth.

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Exploring Prayer              

What is prayer & why do we pray? Praying alone & praying together. Different ways in to prayer.

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Exploring the Eucharist    

Why is the Eucharist special? Why do some churches use incense? What actually happens?

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Exploring the Bible           

Why do we have the Bible? Where did it come from? What about reading the Bible at home?

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Still to come...

Exploring Ceremonies       Saturday 22 Jan 2022 (note change of date)

The importance and meanings of baptism, confirmation, marriage, funerals & ordination.

Exploring the Church         Saturday 12 Feb

What is the purpose of the church? Buildings & robes. Mission & maintenance. Choirs & congregations.

Exploring Forgiveness       Saturday 12 Mar

The continuing relevance of confession, absolution, wholeness  & reconciliation.

 

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Advent & Christmas

You are very welcome to join us during Advent and Christmas. 

Here are a couple of 'highlights' in the first week...

Ecumenical walk & service of light

Starting at the RNLI Lifeboat Station at 4.30pm on Sunday 28 November we process through the town to St Michael's, Teignmouth for a short service at 5pm. Please bring a lantern or torch!

Advent Quiet Morning

Taking the theme, 'The Meaning is in the Waiting,' this Advent Quiet Morning offers a time for reflection on Thursday 2 December from 10am-1pm at St John's, Bishopsteignton. Times of prayer and silence interspersed with two short talks. Please book a place by contacting Revd Jane or Richard Frost

Advent Evening Prayer

Every Thursday at 5pm during Advent (2, 9, 16 & 23 Dec) our regular Evening Prayer by Zoom will include a short Advent reflection. Click here to join. Download service sheet here.

 

Advent & Christmas Services

Advent Sunday (Sun 28 Nov)

10am  Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

10am  Holy Communion at St John’s, Bishopsteignton

10.30am  Holy Communion at St James’, Teignmouth

10.30am  Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Shaldon

4.30pm  Advent Procession of Light – meet at RNLI Lifeboat Station, Teignmouth – followed by short service at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

 

Thurs 2 Dec

10am-1pm  Advent Quiet Morning at St John’s, Bishopsteignton (NB Please book. Tel: 01626 870288)

 

Sun 5 Dec

8am   Holy Communion at St James’, Teignmouth

8am   Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Shaldon

9.30am  Holy Communion at St Nicholas, Ringmore

10am Holy Communion at St Michael's, Teignmouth

10.30am United Worship at The Methodist Church, Bishopsteignton (NB Please book. Tel: 07939 913750)

10.30am Morning Worship at St James', Teignmouth

3pm  Civic & Carol Service at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

4.30pm   Evensong at St Mary’s, Ideford

 

Sun 12 Dec

9.30am  Matins at St Nicholas, Ringmore

10am  Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

10am  Holy Communion at St John’s, Bishopsteignton

10.30am  Holy Communion at St James’, Teignmouth

10.30am  Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Shaldon

11.15am  Holy Communion at St Nectan’s, Ashcombe

4pm  RNLI Carol service at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

 

Fri 17 Dec

6.30pm  Community Carol Service at St Nectan, Ashcombe

7pm  Community Carol Service at St John’s, Bishopsteignton

 

Sat 18 Dec

4-6pm Walk through Living Crib & Christingle at the Old Commercial Inn, Bishopsteignton

 

Sun 19 Dec

8am    Holy Communion at St James’, Teignmouth

8am    Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Shaldon

9am   Holy Communion at St John’s, Bishopsteignton 

9.30am   Holy Communion at St Nicholas, Ringmore

10am  Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

10.30am Village Worship at St John’s, Bishopsteignton

10.30am  Holy Communion at St James' Teignmouth

10.30am  Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Ideford

3pm  Community Carol Service at St John’s, Luton

4pm  Lessons & Carols at St Peter’s, Shaldon

6.30pm  Community Carol Service at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

 

Mon 20 Dec

7pm  'St James 200’ Sings Christmas Service at St James, Teignmouth

 

Tues 21 Dec

6.30pm  Carols by Candlelight at St Mary’s, Ideford (NB Please book. Tel 01626 853991)

 

Christmas Eve (Fri 24)

3pm & 5pm  Christingle & Crib Service at St Peter’s, Shaldon 

4pm Christingle & Crib service at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

4pm Crib Service & Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Ideford

9pm Holy Communion at St John’s, Bishopsteignton

11pm Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

11pm Holy Communion at St James, Teignmouth

11pm Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Shaldon

 

Christmas Day

9.30am  Holy Communion at St Nicholas, Ringmore

10am Family Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

10am Informal Family Service at St James, Teignmouth

10am Family Service at St John’s, Bishopsteignton

10.30am   Informal Family Service at St Mary’s, Ideford

 

Sun 26 Dec

9.30am  Haldon Team Communion Service at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

10.30am  Holy Communion with Carols at St Peter’s, Shaldon

 

Wed 29 Dec

6pm  Christmas Praise at St Nicholas, Ringmore

 

Open for Personal Prayer

These churches are open for personal prayer and reflection:

  • St Michael’s, Teignmouth is open 10am-3pm every day
  • St John's, Bishopsteignton is open 9am-5pm every day
  • St Mary’s, Ideford is open 10am-4pm on Wednesdays and 2nd & 4th Sundays 
  • St Nectan's, Ashcombe is open 9.30am-3pm every day

We have also created a Quiet Space (with resources to use) in the churchyard at St John’s in Bishopsteignton which is open all day, every day for anyone to use.

Whichever church you normally go to, you are welcome to go in to any of these churches at the days and times shown. You will be able to go in to the building to sit in the quiet and stillness of the church to pray and reflect as you wish. When coming to church, please wear a face covering. You will also be asked to maintain social disatncing, sanitise your hands and provide contact details for NHS Test and Trace. 

 

Julian Groups

Based on the prayerful approach advocated by Julian of Norwich, these groups meet for meditation and silent prayer once a month. All are welcome.

10-10.30am on the third Saturday of each month at St James' Church, Teignmouth. Contact Revd Jim Quin on 01626 772525 for more details. 

10-10.45am on Saturday 5 February at 22 Cockhaven Road, Bishopsteignton TQ14 9RF. Contact Liz Fuell on 01626 879777 for more details.

 

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