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In Brief

Next Service:

29th May at 10:00 am.

Holy Communion
(Seventh Sunday in Easter)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 1st June 2022 at 7:00 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

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Revd John Ewington (right) led our Palm Sunday service on 10th April 2022. He was ably assisted by Reader Josie Foster (left) and the service included the Stations of the Cross. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 10th April 2022.
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A blessing for anyone whose birthday falls in March was given at our Family Service on 6th March. Present in the group on the right is Revd Jackie Giddings who led our service that day. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 14th March 2022.
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In Brief

Next Service:

29th May at 10:00 am.

Holy Communion
(Seventh Sunday in Easter)

The next village event will be Parish Council Meeting on 1st June 2022 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

Revd John Ewington (right) led our Palm Sunday service on 10th April 2022. He was ably assisted by Reader Josie Foster (left) and the service included the Stations of the Cross. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 10th April 2022.
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A blessing for anyone whose birthday falls in March was given at our Family Service on 6th March. Present in the group on the right is Revd Jackie Giddings who led our service that day. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 14th March 2022.
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8th May 2022 - 22nd May 2022

Christian Aid Week

St Paul’s, in common with other churches, will be supporting Christian Aid Week, 15th - 21st May 2022.

Christian Aid aims to reduce poverty wherever it is encountered around the world. This year, it will be focusing attention on those parts of the world, like Zimbabwe, where the war in Ukraine is raising food prices to levels beyond the reach of many.

We will not be making door-to-door collections, but we would welcome any donations to this cause. If you would like a donation envelope, please let us know via the Contact Us page.

Further information can be found on:

 

17th Apr 2022 - 15th May 2022

Easter celebrated by many

Our services to mark Lent and Easter were very enjoyable and were well supported. Our Palm Sunday service was led by Revd John Ewington, assisted by Reader Josie Foster and included the Stations of the Cross.

Members of the sizeable congregation visited each of the eleven Stations representing the journey which Jesus took to the place where he was to die on the cross. Each Station was depicted by an image illustrating the stage of the journey and was accompanied by a prayer, hymn and, at some, a poem or piece of music. The service had begun with the distribution of palm crosses followed by Holy Communion. It lasted for one and a half hours and made a very enjoyable start to Holy Week.

The pews were well filled again for our Easter Sunday service on 17th April. It was led by Revd Jackie Giddings, assisted by Revd Shaun O'Rourke. As befits the day on which Jesus' resurrection is commemorated, it was a joyful occasion.

10th Apr 2022 - 17th Apr 2022

Easter services

All will be welcome to join us at our forthcoming Easter services which will be held on the following dates:

  • 14th April - Maundy Thursday service at 7pm.
  • 17th April - Easter Sunday service at 10:30am.

There will also be a procession to the top of Hooda Hill in Swimbridge carrying a cross from St James' Church early on Good Friday morning.

 

27th Mar 2022 - 24th Apr 2022

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

All will be welcome to join us as we hold our APCM on 24th April at 11:30am in the church.

The routine business of the meeting will involve the presentation of the Annual Report on the operation of the church during the pandemic-affected year 2021 as well as the accounts for the same period. Elections will include two Churchwardens, two members to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) as well as sidespersons. Anyone who is registered on the church Electoral Roll may vote in these elections.

Officers who will be responsible for running various aspects of the church will be appointed.

We hope, also, to be able to discuss how St Paul's can best serve its parish in the years ahead.

 

27th Mar 2022 - 12th Apr 2022

Alpha Course

We have been holding an Alpha course since 1st February for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Christian faith. The sessions are proving enjoyable with as many as 15 people attending.

The course is open to all and is suitable for those new to faith as well as those who would like to increase their understanding of the message of Jesus.

Sessions are held in the church between 7pm and 9pm and will last until Easter. There is no need to attend all the sessions. Please get in touch via the Contact Us page if you would like to join us, or just come along.

A video clip giving more information on Alpha may be viewed here and the link to Alpha's website is displayed:

27th Mar 2022 - 24th Apr 2022

Covid guidance from 27th January 2022

Following the government's announcement of the lifting of all Plan B Covid restrictions from 27th January, the Church of England has issued fresh guidance to churches. It recognises that, after almost two years of conducting worship under the risk of infection, we now need to move to the situation where we live with the virus. There is now a high level of immunity within the population, affording most people the assurance that they are unlikely to become seriously ill with Covid.

Churches are encouraged, though, to assess the risk posed to their individual worshipping communities and to continue to take actions to limit the spread of infection where appropriate. At St Paul's we will support anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a face mask during services, and we will mae clear that communal activities, such as receiving Communion, are entirely voluntary.

The latest Church of England guidance may be read here, as well as a statement from Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London.