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Next Service:

22nd September at 10:45 am.

Holy Communion
(Harvest Service. Please note new start time (from 1st September).)


The next village event will be Harvest Service on 22nd September 2019 at 10:45 AM in St Paul's Church


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Turning the tables: Usually it is me (Charles) who is behind the camera taking photos of congregation members on their birthday. This time, though, it was shortly to be my (60th) birthday and Louise had kindly made a cake for the occasion with her husband, Tom, taking on the role of photographer! Image courtesy of Tom Wilks 25th August 2019.
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St Paul's church members featured prominently at the annual Landkey village show on 27th July 2019. Here, Ella and Christian Delacour are photographed in front of their 1950s Nuffield which formed part of a display of vintage tractors. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 28th July 2019.
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In Brief


Next Service:

22nd September at 10:45 am.

Holy Communion
(Harvest Service. Please note new start time (from 1st September).)


The next village event will be Harvest Service on 22nd September 2019 at 10:45 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.


Safeguarding

View our Safeguarding policy

Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding contacts


Recent Images Highslide JS
Turning the tables: Usually it is me (Charles) who is behind the camera taking photos of congregation members on their birthday. This time, though, it was shortly to be my (60th) birthday and Louise had kindly made a cake for the occasion with her husband, Tom, taking on the role of photographer! Image courtesy of Tom Wilks 25th August 2019.
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St Paul's church members featured prominently at the annual Landkey village show on 27th July 2019. Here, Ella and Christian Delacour are photographed in front of their 1950s Nuffield which formed part of a display of vintage tractors. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 28th July 2019.
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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.

News

20th Sep 2019

To Autumn

With autumn approaching I thought that I would quote John Keats' seasonal poem. It is especially relevant this  autumn as 2019 (on 19th September) marks 200 years since he wrote his poem after being inspired by a Sunday afternoon walk which he took from his lodgings in Winchester past the cathedral to nearby water meadows on the outskirts of the city.

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fumes of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twinèd flowers;
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look;
Thou watchest the last oozings, hour by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,
While barrèd clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft,
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

15th Sep 2019

Changes to Services

Since 1st September 2019, we have made some changes to our services. The main change is to the start time which is now at the slightly later time of 10:45am rather than the previous start time of 10:30am.

We will also be holding a service of Morning Prayer on the third Sunday in the month rather than a service of Holy Communion by Extension.

These changes are being made, in part, to allow Revd Shaun to be able to recover from his recent period of poor health. They aim to enable the members of the clergy who have responsibility for leading services in our Four Ways Mission Community, to be present as often as is possible in these churches, all of which are several miles from each other.

These changes will apply for a period of 4 months during which we will listen to the views of congregation members in order to assess whether the 10:45am start time makes any difference to the ease with which they can attend services.

There will be no change to the midweek Holy Communion service which will continue to start at 9:30am.

Whilst we have had to make changes to our Sunday services, churchgoers can be reassured that there is no change to the warm welcome on offer at St Paul's!

 

15th Sep 2019

Harvest Service

On Sunday 22nd September, we will be holding our Harvest Service and we hope that it will be led by the Achdeacon of Barnstaple, the Ven. Dr Mark Butchers. There will be a Bring-and-Share lunch afterwards. 

All will be welcome to come along to join us as we give thanks for the this year's harvest.

Looking further ahead, our Remembrance service will be held on Sunday 10th November at 10am in the village hall.