Welcome

Regular Services are on the road during our current building works they will either be at Kingsmead School (East Block) or in one of our Hills Churches.

 

the pattern for our 10.45am Sunday services during this period is:

 

1st Morning Worship
2nd Holy Communion (in one of the Hills Churches)

3rd All Age Communion (with breakfast)

4th Holy Communion

5th Benefice Communion (in one of the Hills Churches - see below)

 

3rd Sunday 8.00 service is at Langley Marsh


Fridays 9.05am – 9.25am Friday Morning Prayer in the Silver Street Centre

If you would like to come to one of our services but will struggle with transport please contact one of the churchwardens.

 

9th July                 Holy Communion      Huish Champflower  (Groups and coffee at Hall)

30th July              Holy Communion      Brompton Ralph (Coffee in Hall)

13th August          Holy Communion      Tolland

10th September   Holy Communion      Chipstable (Groups and coffee at Waterrow Hall)

8th October          Holy Communion      Clatworthy (Groups and coffee at Hall)

29th October        Holy Communion      at Kingsmead due to access to Raddington Church

 

Harvest Festival Services in the Benefice

Sunday 8th October             Chipstable                      6.00pm

 

*Harvest Suppers

Chipstable                                 Friday 13th October at 7.30pm

Wiveliscombe                           Saturday 7th October 7.00pm

Chipstable                                 Friday 13th October 7.30pm

What's on? News!

Confirmation Service

Thursday 5th October 7.00pm at Brompton Ralph

Confirmation is a ceremony provided by the Church for those who are ready publicly to witness to their faith and ‘confirm’ their baptism and their formal membership of the Church. If you are interested in being confirmed, or even being baptised and confirmed, whether a teenager or much older, please speak to David as soon as possible.

 

St Andrew’s Parish Magazine

The monthly magazines will be in the Community Office (open 10-1 each day) during the closure of St Andrews, I will take a few copies to the morning service each week. Janet.

 

Buy your tickets for Harvest Suppers,
St Andrew’s Tickets can be purchased today from Sarah Heard or Alison Vercoe or through the week at Thorne’s Butchers. Adults £8, Child £5

Sign up sheets are with Alison and Sarah for food donations for Harvest Supper. Please sign up of you are able to help.

Donations of Raffle prizes would also be appreciated

New Wine Men's Day - Cullompton Saturday 7th Oct - 8:45 - 4:00

Cullompton Community Centre, Pye Corner, Cullompton, EX15 1JX

Come and join us for a day of inspirational input, of relational encouragement, of faith building seminars and speakers, of uplifting worship.  Bring your mates, those of faith and those yet to find faith to a day which we hope will be very fruitful. If you would like more information then please speak to John Cottenham or have a look at the website https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-mens-day-cullompton

 

Messy church……differently

We’d love to give this, an opportunity for families to meet with each other and Jesus, another run, with a few changes. We are looking for a few more volunteers to deliver this. There’s opportunities to help with crafting, refreshments, prayer, storytelling, tech, music and just ‘being’ with others, the most important attribute being a heart to share God’s love - whether that’s through helping youngsters ‘craft’ or sharing a cuppa with a parent. The intention is to try a monthly slot after school, launching in December, using the Messy church programme, much like the successful “Shine’ in Wellington. If you’d like to be a part of a team to help with Messy Church, please speak to Judith Swan. We’ll be meeting to discuss ideas and make plans soon so we can start to advertise!

 

Harvest Gift to Taunton BESOM 

We are once again this year donating non-perishable food and other household items to The BESOM in Taunton as part of our Harvest Festival offering. Sadly crisis food boxes continue to be needed by many in our community and if you would like to be involved in this ministry, by the Christian charity The BESOM, them please bring non-perishable food and other items to Church on October 1st and they will pass these items on to those in need.

 

Standing Strong Open Doors Celebration in Birmingham

Saturday 14th October

Peter Pearson is going on an Open Doors awareness trip to Jordan from 15th -20th October. He will meet refugees from Syria and Iraq, visit relief and education projects supported by Open Doors and worship with Jordanian Christians who are trying to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the ongoing crisis.

The day in Birmingham is open to anyone to go and support Peter by finding out more for our prayers. Please speak to Peter if you would like to go.  http://www.opendoorsuk.org/news/standing-strong.php

 

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal Sunday 29th October at 10.45.

The 2017 Shoe Box Appeal is now underway. Go to www.blythswood.org to discover 'What A Box Can Mean' and see how you can give a gift and bring some joy. You will also discover what is recommended to put in the shoeboxes. Leaflets guiding you to suggested contents for your shoe box are available at church or from Diana Farrington. If you haven’t bought any new shoes lately you will also find empty shoeboxes waiting for you to cover with (Christmas) wrapping paper. Completed boxes will be collected and blessed during the service on 29th October at 10.45am or can be dropped at the Post Office by Friday 3rd November.

 

Mothers Union – Thursday 12th October

at 2.30pm in St Richards and review this years theme ‘Faith In Action’.  The mothers Union are thankful to St Richards Church for their hospitality during St Andrew’s re-ordering.    For more information please speak to Brenda Boyland on or Madeline Hellier.   All welcome 

 

St. Andrew’s Project Progress

As with any internal work things often look ‘worse before they look better’! But good progress is being made.

  • The font steps have bene levelled into the floor
  • The doorway into the toilet has been opened up and rebuilt.
  • Concrete footings for the steel work for the South Aisle bays have been created and the steel is due next week.
  • The choir pews have bene removed ready for partial reinstallation on the new Dais.
  • Work has started on the Northwest entrance (seen from the road) and on moving the Wyndham memorial
  • Most of the 11 available oak pews (6 are being retained) have been sold.

Please continue to pray for safety and for funds to come in as needed.

* St Andrews cookery book!

Gloria Filbee has kindly offered to coordinate the creation of a St Andrews cookery book to sell to raise money for our reordering project, but she needs your help! Have you got a favourite recipe? It may be something handed down through your family, it may be something you came across when on holiday or travelling, it might be a favourite family dish or cake that gets made on special occasion or just that quick and easy thing you make when in a hurry! Whatever it is Gloria would love to have your recipe, the story that goes with it and permission (or not) to put your name against it in the book. She needs your recipes by 23 rd July in order to have printed copies available to sell at the flower show in August. Please pass your written recipes on to Gloria or email them to her.   Thank you

 

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

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