Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Whichever church you go to, you are welcome to come to any or all of the following events as we mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 

The theme for this year is ‘We saw His star in the East…’, with the resources having been put together by the churches in the Middle East. They are based around the visit of the Magi recorded in Matthew 2. The resources are available from the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Website and can be downloaded for free from there. 

Tues 18th at 12 noon Teignmouth Baptist Church 

Wed 19th at 12 noon United Reformed Church, Teignmouth 

Thurs 20th at 12 noon St James Church, Teignmouth 

Fri 21st at 12 noon Our Lady & St, Patrick (RC) Church, Teignmouth

Sat 22nd at 12 noon Shaldon Methodist Church

Sun 23rd at 3pm Unity Service at St Peter’s Church, Shaldon

Mon 24th at 12 noon Riviera Function Room, Simply Church (formerly Mars Hill Church, The Old Riviera Cinema, Den Crescent)

Tues 25th at 12 noon St Michael's, Teignmouth

 

Besides the combined Unity service, the resources include material for 8 daily sessions each of which will be used on the other days shown above.

 

Service Changes

Rev Carol writes: 

The joint St James and St Michael’s PCC are keen to find ways to work together to serve the people of Teignmouth and the congregation better.  They voted to change the service times so that worship doesn’t clash and to give clergy the opportunity to be at both churches on one day if necessary.

From 6th February

St Michael’s Sunday services to start at 9.30

St James to start at 11am.

Midweek Communions: 

St Michael’s on Tuesdays at 9.30am

St James’ on Thursdays at 9.30am

Evensong in St Michael’s - next services are on Sun. January 16th at 4.30 and February 20th.  From March we will revert to 6.30.

 

Mission service at St Michael’s

Family Praise

New Interactive All Age worship starting 6th February

11.00am every first Sunday of the month.

Family Praise is a new initiative for the Team.  The service will be 30-40 minutes of worship, song, talks, activities and celebration of faith.  We want to bring in families but all are welcome.  Led by Rev Carol and Lesley Heffer (Reader).

 

Coffee after services

We will review the decision not to have coffee for Covid safety reasons in the spring.

 

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
  • St Nicholas, Ringmore is open 10am-4pm every day
  • St Peter's, Shaldon is open 10am-4pm every day

There is also 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. Please also maintain social distancing and sanitise your hands.

 

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 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07880 921653
  • St Mary the Virgin, Ideford – please contact Robert Gillett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • St John the Evangelist, Luton – please contact Kath Vooght on 01626 775426
  • St Nectan, Ashcombe – please contact Carolyn Bourne on 07860 198238
  • Shaldon parish - please contact Helen Commander at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

PARISH GIVING SCHEME:

The Parish Giving Scheme has an online facility to create and manage regular donations. More details, including links to individual parish "landing pages" can be found here.

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 9am and 5pm. Prospective donors can set up a regular gift to their parish* by calling the dedicated telephone line on 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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