The next Solos Lunch is on 22nd October at midday in the Peter Hall. Tickets from Fran Mills. For more details see here.
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.
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. A coach has been booked for those who wish to travel by coach to the Rev'd Anne's installation. The cost will be £10 if the coach is full, or a little more if not. To secure your seat please pay Fran in the RMC Office, St Peters Church asap (see contacts page)
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.
On Thursday 7th December there will be the 34th Traditional Candlelight Supper in the Peter Hall in Budleigh Salterton. Tickets will be available from Sunday 5th November.
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.
The Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir will be at St Peters on Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm to present their Christmas Concert. The proceeds will be for the Church Organ Appeal.
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.
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.
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
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