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Online Service for the Second Sunday of Lent (28 Feb)

 

Cut flowers are one of life’s simple pleasures from my perspective. So it was a delight when last week we received a breathtaking arrangement from our children to mark a significant anniversary. The colour & fragrance have continued to be daily tonics. In a week in which I took the funeral of someone who loved roses, whose life was, in itself, a fragrant blessing to so many, I was reminded of St Paul’s words ‘You are to God, the aroma of Christ’ [2 Cors 15]: may that be a Lenten encouragement & challenge to us all.

Revd Jane

 

This coming Sunday (7 March)

From 9.30am onwards - An Online Service will be available

4.30pm Evensong at St Mary's, Ideford 

The link to our latest Online Service is at the top of the page. You can watch previous Online Services here 

St Michael's, Teignmouth & St John's, Bishopsteignton will be reopening for public worship on Sunday 14 March.

 

Open for Personal Prayer  -  Some of our churches remain 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 & Saturdays (note change)

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.

 

Evening Prayer  -  Please click here just before 5pm on Thursday to join others via Zoom. This will last around 30 minutes and the attached file provides an outline for our time together - you may like to print it off. If you wish to join by phone please contact Revd Jane for the phone number.

Alternatively, why not set aside half an hour at 5pm on a Thursday at home to pray by yourself? Please also let Revd Jane know if you would like specific people or issues to be prayed about. 

 

Lent - Our Lent Course got off to a great start on Wednesday - maybe you might like to join us? Click here for further information. All are welcome. We are also providing material that can be used at home.

 

Team Rector  -  Thank you to all those who prayed about the interviews for the post of Team Rector. The interview process was successful and further information will be made available in due course.

 

Supporting your church - in these difficult financial times, we are grateful to those who continue to give to our churches. There is some new information available about the Parish Giving Scheme so please do take a look at that. Monthly Mailing - in response to our recent appeals, we have received a very generous and creative gift of 200 second class stamps which secures the mailing for the next three months. Thank you for yoru continued support.

 

March Magazines - the magazines for Bishopsteignton and Ideford with Luton are now available on the page for the relevant church.

 

Looking After Yourself  -  We are aware that the current ongoing Coronavirus situation is very difficult. If you are concerned about your mental health or that of another person, there are people you can talk to:

TalkWorks (NHS) 0300 555 3344                         Samaritans 116 123

Rethink Mental Illness (support for carers) 01823 365369

Or click here for further information and advice

 

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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