Welcome

Everybody is welcome at one of our services over Christmas.

Goodbye David and Becky

After 7 years of servive at Wiveliscombe and the Hills David's last service is on the 3rd December 2017.  We give thanks for the way which he and Becky have served us and we wish them best wishes as they settle in their new home in Tiverton. 

 

Please join us at somepoint over Christmas as we look forward to the arrival of Jesus.  We have lots of different types of services and there should be something for everyone.  Watch this space and facebook for what is coming up!

Welcome to the New Look St. Andrew’s!

We are delighted that our first Sunday worshipping back in our Church building should coincide with one of our largest events of the year, when so many members of the community come to observe our annual service of Remembrance.

 

We hope you like the changes! The builders have done a fantastic job carefully relocating memorials on the walls, lowering the font, widening and extending the chancel area, creating our newly accessible toilet and three useful rooms including a kitchen on the south side.

 

However, as you can see, it is not quite finished yet.

Storage units have to be finished together with electrical work, decorating and general finishing off and unpacking.

In the new year we aim to refurbish the tower room and upgrade the drive way and entrance. See page 3.

So please note that the Church will not be open to the public during the week for another two or three weeks.

 

Looking ahead

Remembrance Sunday is the start of a full program of events in the Church in the run up to Christmas and beyond.

See over for happenings over the coming weeks and note the invitation on the back page for our Dedication of the re-ordered building.

 

 

Forthcoming happenings at St. Andrew’s

 

 

  • Wednesday 6th December 3.30pm Messy Church Restarts!

 

  • Thursday 14th December 7.30pm WI Carol Service for the whole local area

 

  • Sunday 17th December 10.45am Annual Celebrate Christmas All Age Carol Service

 

  • School Carol Services Week beginning 18thDecember

 

  • Christmas Eve 4.00pm Christingle Service and 11.30pm Midnight Communion

 

  • Christmas Day 10.00am Family Service

 

In the New Year

More on the Project

Funding and planning issues have meant that some aspects of the present phase of re-ordering have been deferred into early next year.

  • The refurbishment of the area under the tower for a pleasant meeting space and foyer for weddings and funerals
  • The upgrade of audio-visual facilities
  • Improvement of the north-west entrance facing the road with glazed panels and automatic door
  • Relaying the driveway to reach the entrance

We pray for a speedy agreement with Taunton Deane Planning

 

Special Events

  • Where Adventure Begins - Faith in the family

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm.We are hosting this exciting drama roadshow Tickets are available already on: https://www.new-wine.org/events/where-adventure-begins-faith-family-wiveliscombe-somerset

 

  • More fundraising events

These include a Medieval Banquet on 3rd February and many more later in the year.

 

 

 

Regular Services

 

the pattern for our 10.45am Sunday services:

 

1st Morning Worship
2nd Holy Communion

3rd All Age Communion

4th Holy Communion

5th Benefice Communion

 

3rd Sunday 8.00 service is at Langley Marsh


Fridays 9.05am – 9.25am Friday Morning Prayer

What's on? News!

Messy Church

Wednesday 6th December at 3.30pm in St Andrew's Church

Everyone is invited - young and old alike. (if your a child you will need to bring an Adult with you)

Entrance free: donations welcome

Details from Judith

The Posada  (a box of wooden carved nativity figures) begins its journey next Sunday through the Benefice.

They stay at different homes until finally arriving at the Christingle service at St Andrew’s on Christmas Eve. Inviting the Posada family into your home symbolizes making room for others in your Christmas and knowing the joy that comes from welcoming Jesus into our lives. If you would like to host the Posada family please sign your name and contact details on the paper copy of the rota here today with Angela Valuks. 

 

“Celebrate Christmas” (Carol Service) * Singers wanted!  St. Andrew’s 10.45am 17th December

We are grateful to Tom Morrell for helping the choir with their weekly practice and for agreeing to run our annual celebration at Christmas. It would be really good to have some extra people to join the choir for that service. Practices are planned as follows:

Fridays at 7.45pm at 3, Church Street, Wiveliscombe on November 10th & 17th December 1st, 8th, & 15th

 

Recipe Booklet - this has now 'gone to print' and the 1st 100 copies will be available to purchase after next Sunday's service and at the Bazaar

We would ideally like to sell 200 copies before Christmas; a great stocking filler.  The cost per copy is £3.75 and cheques should be made payable to Friends of St Andrew's.  Please support this fund-raising initiative. I am sure they will go like 'hot cakes'  ha ha ..... To reserve a copy/copies call Gloria.  Thank you for your contributions of mouth-watering recipes. Gloria.

 

Forthcoming events in St Andrew’s -

A Medieval Banquet at Candlemas on 3rd February 2018, 

at St Andrews Church. 5 course Meal - tickets £15.00 per head.

Period costume highly encouraged - prizes on the night.

Please book early. Phone 624628 to reserve places - £5 per head deposit required.

 

Annual Meeting ....

We had a great attendance at our Annual Meeting on the 24th April where we welcomed two new PCC members in Jacqui Cottenham and Kate Benson.

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Contact us today!

If you would like to contact the PCC please e-mail the secretary  or one of the church wardens

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