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In Brief

Next Service:

8th August at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Tenth Sunday after Trinity)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 4th August 2021 at 7:00 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

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Chris James led our service of Holy Communion on 25th July 2021, the first service held after the lifting of most Covid restrictions on 19th July. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 25th July 2021.
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Sheep graze peacefully under a glorious blue sky near the church in an almost timeless rural scene captured by Heather, daughter of Hazel Price at the end of May. Image courtesy of Heather Atkinson 1st June 2021.
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In Brief

Next Service:

8th August at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Tenth Sunday after Trinity)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 4th August 2021 at 7:00 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

Chris James led our service of Holy Communion on 25th July 2021, the first service held after the lifting of most Covid restrictions on 19th July. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 25th July 2021.
Highslide JS
Sheep graze peacefully under a glorious blue sky near the church in an almost timeless rural scene captured by Heather, daughter of Hazel Price at the end of May. Image courtesy of Heather Atkinson 1st June 2021.
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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.

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Our services are settling into the new routine which allows for some relaxation of the Covid restrictions which applied prior to 19th July 2021. We are singing again and are finding that congregation members wear a face mask for some of the time during the service.

The liturgy (or, Order of Service) for our servicies  may be downloaded via the link below to enable online participants to follow the proceedings. All are welcome, either in the church or online!

Advance notice: We are planning to hold a Family Service, the first since the March 2020 lockdown, on Sunday 5th September - all welcome!

Updated 1st August 2021

News

22nd Jul 2021

Covid restrictions - our response to their easing

Following the lifting of almost all remaining Covid restrictions on 19th July, St Paul's will be doing likewise. We have agreed that this will need to be a gradual process as we want worshippers to have the opportunity to become accustomed to the new status quo and not feel uncomfortable coming to services, especially while the infection rate remains high.

Accordingly, during August, the only substantial change that we will make will be to reintroduce congregational singing, which worshippers do not have to participate in if they would rather not. In September, we will hope to start holding events again, about which there will be more details in due course.

Our other Covid-related procedures will now be as follows:

  • We will not be actively encouraging mask wearing but recommend that worshippers bring one along to wear if they find themselves in a situation where they would prefer to do so.
  • We will not be planning for social distancing but will be happy for people to space themselves out according to their own judgement.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the door for anyone who would like to use it.
  • We will no longer be recording the names of attendees but will retain the QR code in the porch for those who would like to check in.
  • Holy Communion will continue to be offered as bread only until we feel that communicants might be comfortable with the concept of sharing the chalice again. The taking of Communion is optional, of course!

The current Church of England guidance upon which our procedures are based is available to download here:

Future Plans

St Paul’s: A Church for the Future?
The events of the past year have had unwelcome effects on many village organisations, including St Paul’s. Restrictions caused by the pandemic are, thankfully, easing and we are now focusing our attention on the future. We believe that there is support for St Paul’s from within our growing parish and we would like to build on that to create a church which will serve the needs of its community in the years ahead. Among plans under consideration is the installation of a toilet to help make the building more versatile. Opening the building more often than just on Sunday mornings is an objective, as is the wish to broaden the range of services held, while retaining their reverence. We now have an internet connection making the streaming of services online possible and we would like to upgrade the current technology to reduce our reliance on printed material. Landkey is fortunate to have a beautiful historic church in its midst and it is our aim to ensure that its future is secured for generations to come! If you would like to be a part of this endeavour, please feel free to get in touch through our Contact Us page. 27th June 2021