Lent, Holy Week & Easter

As well as the usual Sunday and midweek services across the Haldon Team, here are some of the ways we will be marking this important period in the Church Year:

Ash Wednesday (26 February)

10.00am             Holy Communion with Ashes at St John the Baptist, Bishopsteignton

6.30pm               Holy Communion with Ashes at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

Ecumenical Lent Course

Every Wednesday (4 March to 1 April inclusive)

·       2-3.30pm at St John the Baptist on 4 March & 1 April; at Bishopsteignton Methodist Church on 11, 18 & 25 March                 

·       7.30-9pm at Our Lady & St Patrick Roman Catholic Church (4 March) and Teignmouth United Reformed Church (all other dates)

Taking material produced by the Methodist Church with the theme ‘Exploring Spiritual Practices these sessions will be led by people from the various church denominations in the area. The content of the afternoon and evening sessions will be similar.


Lent Quiet Day (Thursday 5 March)

With short talks and times of silence led by Rev Jane & Richard Frost. Taking the theme, 'Inspired to Follow’, using well-known paintings we will consider significant events in Holy Week. Takes place 10-3.30at St Michael’s, Teignmouth. Please book a place by contacting Richard


Sacred Space (29 March)

Using art, music, silence and the spoken word, 'Sacred Space' provides an opportunity to reflect of deeper aspects of our faith. The theme will be 'A Song of Love Unknown' and on this Passion Sunday will take us on towards Holy Week & Easter. Takes place 6.30pm-7.15pm at St Michael’s, Teignmouth


Good Friday (10 April)

10.45am             Walk with the Cross leaving from the lighthouse on the Point, Teignmouth.

11.30am             Ecumenical Service at Teignmouth Methodist Church


Other activities

Lent Lunches in Bishopsteignton

Fri 6th March 12.30pm – 2.30pm Community Centre in aid of Crisis - charity for the homeless

Fri 13th March 12 noon – 2pm Methodist Church in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Support

Fri 20th March 12 noon – 2pm Village Hall in aid of Macmillan Nurses

Fri 27th March 12.30pm – 2pm Community Centre in aid of Bishopsteignton Scout Group

Fri 3rd April 12 noon – 2pm Village Hall in aid of Seurr Sangida Trust, Kenya

All are welcome. Contact Hilary for further Info: 01626 774772

Books & Films 

Luke Wilson, who attends St James Church, Teignmouth, has written 40 Days with the Fathers – A Daily Reading Plan. This offers a daily reading plan extracts and commentary on ten different early Church texts from a selection of some of the most influential Early Church Fathers: people who came before us, those great men of faith, many of whom suffered persecution and martyrdom to preserve the Church and Christ's mission, bridge the gap between the Bible and the present day. They fill the void we sometimes wonder about when we get to the end of reading Acts or the Epistles and think, “what happened next?” or “what happened to the Ephesian church after Paul left?” Go to Luke’s website at https://fortydays.co.uk/ for details of this and his other book on Companion Texts.  

One of our Team Readers, Richard Frost, has made some short films for Lent, Holy Week & Easter on the theme ‘Out of the Wilderness’. These can be seen via www.workrestpray.com/lent and you can find details of Richard’s books on the same website.


The above information will be updated as events become finalized so please do revisit the website to check.


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