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Next Service:

17th December at 10:30 am.

Family Service
(Third Sunday of Advent. This service will also feature a Nativity Play.)


The next village event will be Christmas Tree Festival on 17th December 2017 at 10:30 AM in St Paul's Church


Diocesan Magazine

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Our Family Service on 3rd December coincided with the first Sunday in Advent. Angela Bellamy gave an interesting talk on the meaning of Advent, explaining that it meant getting ready to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. Here, several members of the congregation gather for the popular "Birthday Blessing" part of the service. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 3rd December 2017.
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In a break with tradition, the 2017 Remembrance service was held in Landkey village hall, rather than in the church as has been the custom in previous years. That this change was made to avoid the necessity of making the long walk up the from church to the war memorial after the service. Local residents seemed to appreciate this alteration and there was scarcely a chair unoccupied in the hall with as many as 50 people coming along on 12th November to pay their respects to those in the armed forces who have been killed or wounded while defending our nation. Here, the 2-minutes' silence is observed at the war memorial. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 12th November 2017.
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Next Service:

17th December at 10:30 am.

Family Service
(Third Sunday of Advent. This service will also feature a Nativity Play.)


The next village event will be Christmas Tree Festival on 17th December 2017 at 10:30 AM in St Paul's Church


Diocesan Magazine

Click here to visit the Exeter Diocese website

A link to the magazine is available on the Home page.


Recent Images Highslide JS
Our Family Service on 3rd December coincided with the first Sunday in Advent. Angela Bellamy gave an interesting talk on the meaning of Advent, explaining that it meant getting ready to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. Here, several members of the congregation gather for the popular "Birthday Blessing" part of the service. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 3rd December 2017.
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In a break with tradition, the 2017 Remembrance service was held in Landkey village hall, rather than in the church as has been the custom in previous years. That this change was made to avoid the necessity of making the long walk up the from church to the war memorial after the service. Local residents seemed to appreciate this alteration and there was scarcely a chair unoccupied in the hall with as many as 50 people coming along on 12th November to pay their respects to those in the armed forces who have been killed or wounded while defending our nation. Here, the 2-minutes' silence is observed at the war memorial. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 12th November 2017.
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Welcome to the website for St Paul's Church, the Church of England church for the parish of Landkey.

The tranquil village of Landkey is situated just three miles from the busy market town of Barnstaple in North Devon. With a growing population in excess of 1800, a strong sense of community exists within the village and, of this, the church is an important part. As well as offering regular Christian worship, the church provides valuable links to other areas of the community such as the local Primary School and the Mothers' Union.

St Paul's is a friendly church in which the Christian message is heard regularly by a congregation of around 25 worshippers. All are welcome to attend our services.

News

4th Dec 2017

Advent

Our Family Service on 3rd December coincided with Advent Sunday, the beginning of Advent.

It was pleasing to see the pews well occupied for this occasion which marks the start of a new year in the Christian calendar. It is the time, four Sundays before Christmas, when the celebration of birth of Jesus Christ is looked forward to with anticipation.

Looking forward was the theme of Angela Bellamy's talk which she described the real meaning of Christmas as being that of sharing in the good news that was the birth of Jesus and also sharing this with friends, family - and even people we might not have met before.

The "Birthday Blessing" is always a popular part of the Family Service and it is the time, near the end of the service, when anyone with a birthday or anniversary in the current month is invited to come forward for a blessing. Several members of the congregation had December birthdays and their blessings helped to make this a happy occasion. 

27th Nov 2017

Christmas services and events

The clocks have now gone back and festive merchandise has been on sale in shops for several weeks already, so perhaps it is not premature to now discuss our church arrangements for Christmas!

We have organised a range of services and events to celebrate this important time in the Christian calendar and we hope that many parish residents as well as any visitors spending time in this area will feel welcome to join us on these occasions.

Details of all of these events can be found on our Events Calendar (under Social Events) but, as a foretaste, this is what has been arranged:

  • 15th-17th December - Christmas Tree Festival
  • 16th December - Christmas Fayre
  • 17th December - Nativity play, with a real donkey!
  • 21st December - Carols by Candlelight
  • 24th December - 3 services: Morning service, Christingle and Christmas Communion.