Keeping in Touch

Jane and I have really appreciated the concern for Daisy the Vicarage Dog in recent weeks. Thank you and she is a lot better than she was. Each morning Daisy joins me on the sofa for morning prayer. In a combination of my own regular words and rambling intercessions it lays the foundation for the day ahead.

Reading a portion of a Christian book then follows. At the moment it's the excellent and somewhat unusual A Comedian’s Prayer Book by Frank Skinner. Profound, thought-provoking and, yes, humorous it's a book of prayers but not as most would recognise one. He speaks for many of us when he says to God: ‘You seem a long way away... Maybe it's me. Maybe I don't want you to hear me too clearly.’

May each of us come closer to God.

Richard Frost, Lay Minister (Reader) 

 

This Sunday (16 May) 

9.30am    Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth 

10.00am  Village Worship at St John's, Bishopsteignton (includes Annual Meeting - see below)

10.30am  Holy Communion at St James', Teignmouth 

10.30am  Holy Communion at St Mary's, Ideford

11.30am  Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth 

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. 

Online service

Our Online Service with Revd Jane Frost and Peter Wood, Lay Minister (Reader) in Training preaching. You can watch our previous Online Services here  

 

This coming week

Tuesday 9.30am     Holy Communion at St Michael's, Teignmouth

Thursday 5pm        Evening Prayer  via Zoom (click link to join). Lasts around 30 minutes and the attached file provides an outline for our time together - you may like to print it off. 

    

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 and 1st & 3rd 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.

 

In other news...  

Revd Jane is away on her annual retreat from Monday afternoon to Friday (21st) inclusive and will not be available in that time.

Thy Kingdom Come - The annual time of prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost takes place again this year. Click for some prompts for prayer in this time or visit the national website.  

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. 

Reports and information is available by clicking the links shown above.

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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