There will be Bible Study in the Lady Chapel at St Peter's church at 3pm on 28th February.
All are welcome to come along at 12 noon for 12.15 for a simple lunch of soup and bread. These are free, although a donation is appreciated.
The dates and venues are:
Wednesday 28th February - St Peter's Church, Budleigh Salterton (in the Peter Hall) - donations to the Churches Housing Trust
Wednesday 7th March - East Budleigh Church Hall - donations to the Open Door, Exmouth
Wednesday 14th March - Temple Methodist, Fore St, Budleigh Salterton
Wednesday 21st March - Baptist Church,Little Knowle, Budleigh Salterton
Lenten Talks will be on the theme of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Every Wednesday during Lent at 10.30 am at Temple Methodist Church or 19.30pm at St Peter's Church.
28th February - James/Julia Henley: Hebrews 4-6
7th March - James/Julia Henley: Hebrews 7-8
14th March - James McAdam: Hebrews 9-10
21st March - Jonathan Froggatt: Hebrews 11-12
The format will be a 20-30 minute presentation followed by some discussion questions in small groups, then some time for feedback.
University of Exeter Chapel Choir in concert at All Saints Church - 24th February at 7.30pm - Tickets now available
Tickets are £10 including interval refreshment, buy them from East Budleigh Community Shop, East Budleigh Garage, or on the door. For more details about the concert click here.
A collection of poems, ‘Di-Verse’, by Bruce Kennard Simpson is now on sale, price £5 for the collection or 50p per individual poem. Copies available from the Otterton Community Shop, Budleigh Library, The King’s Arms and Otterton, East Budleigh and Budleigh Churches. All proceeds to the SPACE Appeal for the restoration of St Michael's Church, Otterton.
There will be three services across the RMC area on Ash Wednesday:
Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes at St Peter's at 9.30am
Sung Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at St Peter's at 19.00 pm
Holy Comunion and Imposition of Ashes at 19.00 pm at St Michaels, Otterton
Please do join us if you can for a Holy Communion service to be lead by Archdeacon Trevor for all three churches in the Raleigh Mission Community to celebrate the completion of ‘Phase 1’ of the work planned for St Michael’s. The service will be followed by Mulled Wine and refreshments and will replace the usual 10.00 a.m service in St Peter’s and East Budleigh.
The Youth Club for Year 6 children re-started at Wednesday 10th January, and runs at St Peters each Wednesday from 3.30 - 5.30 during term time. We rely on a loyal team of helpers each week. If you are able to support us then please sign up on the sheet at the back of St Peter’s Church or contact James McAdam on 07946 890820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The services for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be as folllows:
Monday 15th January - 10am Church on the Green
Tuesday 16th January - 9.30am Morning Prayer at All Saints East Budleigh
Wednesday 17th January - 10am at the Baptist Church
Thursday 18th January - 10am at the Methodist Church
Friday 19th January - 11.30am St Peters communion with coffee in the Peter Hall from 10.15am
The combined service will be at St Peters at 10.30am on Sunday 21st January
My name is Martin and I am 55 years old and my ministerial career is very varied and I have experienced a huge variety of styles of church.
I started in a broadly evangelical low church with charismatic features but decided to train for ministry at a college in the catholic tradition attached to a monastery in Yorkshire called Mirfield. It was a bit like being at Hogwarts and thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
Whilst there, the college sent me to Romania to work at a children’s AIDS hospice, which proved to be a life changing experience and obviously influenced my decision to later become Chaplain to two churches, one in Bucharest, Romania and one in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The other part of my role was to be Archbishop Rowan William’s Apokrisarios (personal representative) to the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate, but the most influential part of my role was a very moving encounter with the Orthodox church as a whole – their rites and theology - over three years living in Eastern Europe.
After Romania I spent many happy years as the vicar of two country churches in County Durham. It was during my incumbency in Gainford and Winston that the biggest upset in my life happened. This was the death of my first wife of 25 years, Alexandra in 2010, a massive shock to both me and our daughter Claire who is now 27 years old.
Currently, as vicar of a moderately large church in Tynemouth, I bring all of my varied influences and experiences to the post. I have a track record of growing congregations by instilling confidence and new life into the Christian message that is always down to earth and realistic. In this task I also use modern media to try and reach and change people. I had a very ordinary upbringing and a long and varied working life up until my conversion to Christianity in my mid-thirties so I have experienced many different employment scenarios.
In 2014 I met and married my wonderful wife Louise and we are a great team. Louise is also a committed Christian but also my rock and help. Louise is a medical doctor specializing in Geriatric medicine and it is because she was offered a Professorial chair at Exeter University that we are moving to the Exeter area.
Together we love walking, good food and wine, travel and have a fierce rivalry at scrabble! I am currently leading in the number of games won by 112 to 111!
The Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir will be at St Peters on Saturday 16th December at 7.00pm to present their Christmas Concert.
The University of Exeter Chapel Choir will be partipating in the concert, and there will be an opportunity for the audience to sing some carols. Tickets cost £10 which includes FREE glass of wine or soft drink with mince pie, half price for students. The choir will again make a generious donation towards the St Peter's Church Organ improvement fund, so please come and support the event.
Tickets from Fran Mills in the parish office, from Malcolm Jones, or Reflections in Budleigh High Street or Budleigh Information Centre.
This year beginning the 3rd December the pew sheet will include an extra page for Christmas greetings for use by everyone in the RMC. If you would like to send a personalised greeting to your friends in the community, whilst saving time and paper please fill in a slip at the back of each church (or download it here) and pop it into the RMC Office (under the door if the office is closed) or send it in by post. A suggested donation of £5 would be welcome which will go to Open Door Exmouth. Many thanks Fran.
An entertaining variety of Christmas songs, carols and readings. Tickets are £10 and include a drink. Buy them from East Budleigh Community Shop or the RMC Office.
Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Concert Band present a Christmas Music Festival at St Michael's Church Otterton.
The concert programme will be music associated with Christmas. The last concert which they performed at St Michael's was near Easter and was very well supported. All of the proceeds went to the SPACE project.
Tickets can be purchased from the Raleigh Commission Office at St Peter's, Budleigh and the Otterton Village Shop for £7.50 per adult. Children will be free and the ticket price includes an interval drink and "nibbles".
The Bishop of Crediton, Patron and Parish Representatives are delighted to announce that, subject to the completion of the statutory formalities, an offer of the post of Vicar of the Raleigh Mission Community has been made to The Rev’d Martin Jacques, who is currently Vicar of the Church of the Holy Saviour in the Diocese of Newcastle, and that offer has been accepted.
His institution by the Bishop of Exeter will be on a date to be announced.
On Thursday 7th December there will be the 34th Traditional Candlelight Supper in the Peter Hall in Budleigh Salterton. Doors open at 6.45pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm. Tickets have almost sold out, but a few may still be available from Malcolm Jones (442222) at £19 each.
Bar available, and some raffle prizes would still be much appreciated.
The Guest Speaker is Jean Quinn. DLELIGHT SUPPER will take place in the Peter
Hall on Thursday 7th December at 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets from
Malcolm Jones (442222) are £19 each. Guest Speaker: Jean Quinn.
The Annual All Souls Service will take place in St Peter's Church on 5th November at 3pm.
During the service the names of loved ones who have died will be read out. A list of these names can be found in the back of each church in the RMC. Please do add the names of any you would like to be remembered.
Bible Study in St Peter's Church on Wednesday 8th November will be at 2.30pm, not 3pm.
The Bishop of Truro is pleased to announce that the Rev’d Anne Charlton, at present Rector of the Raleigh Mission Community in the Diocese of Exeter, is to be House for Duty Priest-in-Charge of the benefice of St Goran with St Michael Caerhays. The licensing will take place on 11th November 2017 at 2.00 p.m at Gorran Church. The coach is now full, but you are welcome to come under your own steam.f
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