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In Brief

Bible Readings:

For 5th April 2020
(Palm Sunday)

1: Matthew 21:1-11 (Liturgy of the Palms)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 6th May 2020 at 7:30 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

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Revd John Ewington (pictured) led our Stations of the Cross service on Sunday 15th March 2020. He set up 11 stations representing stages of Jesus' journey to the cross with each being marked with an explanatory reading and meditation as well as a poem or music. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 16th March 2020.
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Our Candlemas service on 2nd February 2020 was a very enjoyable occasion. Angela Bellamy (second right) gave a talk on the meaning of this important time in the Christian calendar, with assistance in readings and lighting of candles from the young people present. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 2nd February 2020.
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In Brief

Bible Readings:

For 5th April 2020
(Palm Sunday)

1: Matthew 21:1-11 (Liturgy of the Palms)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 6th May 2020 at 7:30 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

Diocesan Magazine

Click here to visit the Exeter Diocese website

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

Safeguarding

View our Safeguarding policy

Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding contacts

Recent Images Highslide JS

Revd John Ewington (pictured) led our Stations of the Cross service on Sunday 15th March 2020. He set up 11 stations representing stages of Jesus' journey to the cross with each being marked with an explanatory reading and meditation as well as a poem or music. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 16th March 2020.
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Our Candlemas service on 2nd February 2020 was a very enjoyable occasion. Angela Bellamy (second right) gave a talk on the meaning of this important time in the Christian calendar, with assistance in readings and lighting of candles from the young people present. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 2nd February 2020.
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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 2000, 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.

Business as Unusual

Doing church differently

Due to the coronavirus outbreak we, like other churches, have had to suspend the holding of services and events. We have even had to suspend, since 23rd March 2020, the opening of the church to visitors.

However, we have not gone away! The clergy, church leaders and members of the congregation are all, like everyone else, following the government's advice to reduce the risk of spreading this disease but looking forward to the day when normal services will resume.

Whilst we await that day, we will be "doing church differently", including:

  • Inviting worshippers to listen to national Church of England broadcasts. On Sunday 29th March at 9am, the Archbishop of York, The Most Reverend John Sentamu, led a service for the fifth Sunday in Lent, or Passion Sunday.
    On 22nd March, broadcast at 8:10am, the Archbishop of Canterbury was featured leading a Mothering Sunday service from Lambeth Palace accompanied by just a few key people. Recordings are retained on their website meaning that they can be watched after the time when they were originally broadcast.
    A link to Church of England online services has been provided below.

  • Encouraging anyone in the parish (or beyond) to feel free to contact us about matters to do with the church, by using the Contact Us page on this website.

  • Following Revd Shaun O'Rourke's Mission Prayer Programme on Facebook. Shaun live streams a service every morning at 10am and a link is available below.

  • This website will be updated as regularly as possible with information on church matters including readings from the Bible and brief explanatory text on the current period in which we find ourselves in the church calendar. We will, of course, soon be moving from Lent into Easter.

Other News

24th Mar 2020

A reassuring message

This message was sent to congregation members by David Rushworth, one of our clergy team and it seemed to be appropriate in the circumstances that we find ourselves:

"As we all move into this next phase of non contact let's remember one another in our prayers and look forward the day when we come together again in joint worship.

In the meantime we can be sure that whatever we face we do not do so alone. Our Lord and Saviour will always be alongside us, may we find comfort and reassurance in His presence.

Best wishes to everyone and every blessing

David"

16th Mar 2020

Stations of the Cross - an enjoyable service

Revd John Ewington led our Stations of the Cross service on Sunday 15th March 2020. He set up 11 stations representing stages of Jesus' journey to the cross with each being marked with an explanatory reading and meditation as well as a poem or music.

The congregation for this occasion was surprisingly large, particularly in the light of the government's coronavirus advice to minimise social contact. Many members of the congregation participated in readings and all seemed to enjoy the occasion.

Thank you, John, for leading this special service!