The Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir will be at St Peters on Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm 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
Bible Study for October is on 25th October, 3pm, in St Peter's Church. All are welcome
Sunday 8th October saw a packed St Peter's as the Raleigh Mission Community gathered for Rev'd Anne's final service before her move to Cornwall. This wonderful Harvest Festival service included a thought provoking sermon from Rev'd Anne (see here to download) and an emotional blessing. It was followed by a delicious lunch in the Public Hall for around 120 people, cooked and served by members of the congregations of the 3 churches. See here for photos of the occasion.
A message from Rev'd Anne:
To all the RMC and to my friends in the community
Thank you so much for giving me such a lovely send off today, to those who decorated St Peter's so beautifully, to those involved in the lavish meal and to those who contributed to my leaving gift, as well as to those who have given me individual gifts. An especial thank you to Clifton for his blessing today, the words were beautiful, and to the choir for the wonderful silver scallop shell for future baptisms. I will be using my leaving gift, a cheque, from you to pay for my annual retreats over the next few years so that I may hopefully grow in wisdom. Many, many thanks
I leave you all with my prayers and blessings for a golden future.
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, with sausage and mash, is at 6.30pm in the Peter Hall in Budleigh Salterton. Tickets £8 from Fran, Christine Channon and Iris Cooper.
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.
The next Solos Lunch is on 22nd October at midday in the Peter Hall. Tickets from Fran Mills. For more details see here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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