Keeping in Touch

Online Services for Christ the King (22 Nov):

Communion Service

Evensong with Ven Andrew Beane, Archdeacon of Exeter 

 

You can watch previous services here 

 

New beginnings are hope-filled times. A new birth, a new marriage, a new journey – they always bring excitement about the new and some fear of uncertainty. When we live our lives by the Christian year, the church calendar guide us along such pathways. Advent Season is definitely such an occasion.

The church provides opportunities to aid in our hopefulness. Books and events will be found either in the newsletter, on the website, or in Sunday announcements that will help us prepare for the newness that always comes in this season. Be awake, watch, and listen! It is a joy to live the Christian year!

Jack Eastwood

 

Good News! Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday, we will be re-commencing public worship from Sunday 6 December. Services will return to the timetable that was in operation before the current lockdown.

 

This coming Sunday's Online Service is a special one for Advent Sunday. Filmed by candleight, it features candles being lit in all six of our churches. 

Click here to watch previous services.


Tuesdays at 9.30am - Holy Communion via Zoom. Please contact Revd Sue for details.

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 & Sundays
  • St John’s, Bishopsteignton is open 10am-12 noon on Wednesdays 
  • St Nectan's, Ashcombe is open 9.30am-3pm on Wednesdays

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.

First Things First 

Our monthly Team Prayer Meeting takes place this Tuesday (1 Dec) at 5pm on Zoom. Please contact Richard for the link. 

 

Advent & Christmas

Advent Procession - Light Shining in the Darkness 

Come and join our procession of light, bring torches or lanterns on Wednesday 2 December. Meet 6.00pm in the car park by Lifeboat Lane. Walk along the sea front to the Triangle (6.15) finishing with a short service of light and music in St Michael’s (6.30) Join at any point. We will take care to observe social distancing at all times. Any queries contact Jane or Sue

Advent Discussion Groups 

Although the Quiet Afternoon was cancelled because of the limited response to it, we still hope to run these informal discussion groups on December 9th (note change) & 16th 7.30-9pm by zoom, including Compline on both occasions. Please contact Richard by 6th Decenber if you would like to come

If you would like some Advent reading, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Even in these strange times, we can and will be marking and celebrating Advent and Christmas through a range of services and events.  Click here for more information

 

National Call to Prayer

The Archbishops of Canterbury York write 'Bearing in mind our primary vocation as the Church of Jesus Christ to pray and to serve we call upon the Church of England to make this month of lockdown a month of prayer.'  

The Archbishops, in consultation with the House of Bishops, decided that this call would take the form of an invitation to 'every Christian and person of good will' to pray at 6pm every day for the period of this present lockdown. Resources to help with this are available.

 

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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