On 27 September there will be a prayer vigil to pray about our current vacancies and new appointments. It will be held in the Lady Chapel at St Peters, starting at 9.30am, incorporating the mid week communion service and finishing with Compline at 7.30pm. Whilst the vigil is being held centrally, all three of our church communities will be represented and we urge everyone to try to attend at some point during the day. To find out more, including how to sign up for a half-hour slot, see here.
Rev'd Anne's last service for the Raleigh Mission Community will be a Harvest Festival with Holy communion at 11am at St Peter's, followed by lunch in the Public Hall Budleigh Salterton at midday.
Everyone is invited to the lunch but you must have a ticket - these are available from the RMC office.
The quiz night is at 6pm in the Peter Hall in Budleigh Salterton.
Let your name be saved for posterity! Sponsor a roof tile for St Michael's Church Otterton. Support the campaign and enjoy this unique opportunity for just £10. Applications from the RMC Office or by email email@example.com
You are invited to join our Coffee Morning on 22nd September at Rendezvous in the Peter Hall in Budleigh Salterton between 10.15 and 11.30am. All proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
22nd & 24th August 2017 starting 10.00 a.m
A NATIONAL LOTTERY grant of £230k means the future of an historic East Devon church is no longer under threat.
Parishioners in Otterton are celebrating the news that their funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been successful, ensuring that St Michael’s church’s dilapidated roof is being repaired.
This National Lottery success follows a three year fundraising campaign by SPACE (St Michael’s Parish And Community Endeavour) to save the church which has been placed on English Heritage’s Buildings at Risk register. The community itself has raised around £125k through fundraising events and activities.
To support this campaign and enjoy this unique opportunity, please email Malcolm Crabtree to book your place: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also sponsor a tile - see here for details.
Can you help us to keep the Rendezvous Cafe running?
(details at www.stpetersbudleighsalterton.org.uk/activities.html)
The weeks fly away,
And every Friday
We invite you to 'Rendevous'.
But as the weeks fly
Your hosts get less spry,
And we're struggling to keep Rendezvous
So it's new blood we seek,
Maybe not every week,
or sadly........it's ADIEU RENDEZVOUS.
If you can help, please contact Fran Mills 01395 443397 or email@example.com
There will be Cream Teas in the Village Hall at Otterton on Sunday 13th August, 2.30 - 4.30pm. All proceeds to St Michael's Church. Cost just £3 - all welcome.
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. If sufficient numbers plan to attend we will explore the possibility of getting a minibus, please let Fran know a.s.a.p (see contacts page)
Please join us at All Saints Church East Budleigh at 6pm on Sunday 4th June for the Pentecost Evensong with Devon Voices and The Right Reverend Bishop Martin Shaw. A retiring collection will be held for the Friends of All Saints Church, and there will be refreshments after the service.
There is an opportunity to take part in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Archdeacon Trevor and Mrs Sue Jones (in association with McCabe Travel).
A ten day pilgrimage based in Jerusalem and Galilee.
Brochures with full details will shortly be available in the Mission Community Churches.
Enquiries to Trevor & Sue: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01395 268745.
More details, pictures and video available at: www.mccabe-travel.co.uk
"It is with great regret that I am announcing my resignation from the post of Rector of the Raleigh Mission Community.
As you are aware health issues have not allowed me to work full time since last September, and I feel it is better to resign now, before my sabbatical to enable the recruitment process to start immediately for a new Rector.
I have given six months' notice to allow for the shortest possible interregnum. My final service will be a joint RMC harvest festival at St Peters on 8th October 2017.
I would ask that you hold all the Raleigh Mission Community members in your prayers, particularly PCC members and Church Wardens, as they seek to discern a realistic way forward for managing the Community in a sustainable manner."
With every blessing
The Rev'd Anne Charlton
Cover during our Rector's sabbatical
During the period of the sabbatical of our Rector, the Reverend Anne Charlton, the Venerable Dr Trevor Jones, who was until recently Archdeacon of Hertford in the St Albans Diocese and who now lives at Lympstone, will have pastoral oversight of the Mission Community. He will be supporting the churchwardens of the parishes who are in charge during the absence of the incumbent. He can be contacted via the Raleigh Mission Community office.
Bishop Sarah will be licencing Annita to the Sidmouth Team at Sidmouth Parish Church on Sunday 26th February at 6pm and will be a Eucharist. You are all are very welcome to join the service and there will be refreshments served after the service. Please put this date in your diaries and come along if you can to say a belated but proper farewell to Annita.
The advert will be placed on the Diocesan website this week hopefully. In the meantime the Archdeacon has informed us that they are letting the Vicarage in Budleigh Salterton for six months.
The Bishop of Crediton and the Archdeacon have agreed for a short-listing date for 7th March and an interview date for Friday 24th March 2017.
The 2017 Lent Lectures are based on a book called ‘Living Faithfully’ by John Pritchard which deals with contemporary issues that face us all in the 21st century.
Led by a different minister from the Churches Partnership each week, there is no need to buy the book but should you want to it is available on Amazon for £9.99 new and from 1p plus postage second hand.
The lectures will run weekly from 8th March, with two opportunities to attend each lecture:- 10.30a.m in the Methodist Church Hall and Wednesday evening 7.30 p.m at St Peter’s Church.
Everyone is welcome to join us.
The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen's initiative. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March.
The Budleigh Service will be held at 3pm in the Temple Methodist Church. It will be followed by refreshments. Please do come along.
Enquiries: Rosemary Baker 442467 or Jackie Clemo 445134
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Commences Monday 16th January 2017 Local Services as follows:-
Donations made to the Children's Society amounted to over £1100 with more money still coming in. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously
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