In Brief


Next Service:

7th May at 10:30 am.

Family Service
(Fourth Sunday of Easter)


The next village event will be Family Service on 7th May 2017 at 10:30 AM in St Paul's Church


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Our Easter Sunday service was a happy occasion with Revd Shaun reminding us in his sermon that we had reason to be joyful in the knowledge that Jesus Christ's resurrection showed that the sins of this world could not prevent life continuing after death. Afterwards, members of the congregation enthusiastically sampled an Easter cake which Angela Bellamy (left) had made and which Robert Waldron and Adrian Ley also enjoyed. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 16th April 2017.
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Several children were present at our Palm Sunday service on 9th April 2017 and these included (l-r) Angela Bellamy's nieces, Lotty and Daisy, Joseph and Isabelle Ley, a girl who accompanied her family at the service and Robert Waldron. Not forgetting Coco the donkey of course! Image courtesy of Angela Bellamy 9th April 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 30 worshippers. All are welcome to attend our services.

28th Apr 2017

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Meeting was held on Monday 24th April 2017 in the church and was attended by 15 church members. The meeting was chaired by Revd Shaun O'Rourke and the business of the evening was conducted in a friendly manner.

These are the main decisions that were taken:

  • Eileen MacCaig and Hazel Price were re-elected churchwardens. It was noted, though, that Eileen would like to retire as churchwarden at the end of this new term of office.
  • The Annual PCC Report and Financial reports were approved.
  • Adrian Ley was elected to the PCC (Parochial Church Council).
  • Sidespersons were appointed, these being Cynthia Ashley, Eileen MacCaig, Elizabeth Nunn, Margaret Perryman and Hazel Price.

At the PCC meeting which followed the Annual Meeting, Eileen MacCaig was elected PCC joint Chairman, Peter Elder Vice Chairman, Eric Price Treasurer, Charles Waldron Secretary and Peter Elder Electoral Roll Officer.

Thanks were expressed for the efforts of all who contribute their time and effort to enable the word of God to be regularly heard in our church.

28th Apr 2017

Claude Adams

Many local people will be sad to hear of the death of Claude Adams on 24th April 2017. Claude lived in Landkey for much of his life and worshipped at St Paul’s, if only occasionally in recent years. He was 91 years old and had been married to his wife, Joyce, for around 63 years.

Over many years he routinely carried out jobs for St Paul’s and these included cutting the grass on the garden below the church and mending walls. He was also remembered for having repaired the bench seat below the wall in the church garden which is still there, although in need of mending again.

He took part in village activities and was an active member of Landkey Horticultural Society. He was very competitive and took pride in entering produce at the annual Landkey Show where he won many cups and rosettes.

He took as much pride in his own garden and also in his house which he would paint by himself even during his advancing years. Just two years ago, at the age of 89, he took it upon himself to repair the chimney on his house.

Modern cars were not for Claude and he could be seen regularly driving himself and Joyce to town in his 1960s Morris Minor 1000 Traveller which he kept in perfect running order. It is rumoured that he used to drive his Morris onto the Continent, even as far as Switzerland!

He leaves a son and also grandchildren.

The funeral will be held in the church on 12th May at 12 noon.

We are grateful to Joyce for allowing this brief account of Claude’s life to be printed.

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