PALM SUNDAY is when the ordinary people of Jerusalem, yearning for salvation saw their king enter the Holy City. What does this extraordinary event mean in the context of Jesus’ mission and how should it speak to us? As promised, I have recorded a reflection on Palm Sunday. If you’d like to watch it just click on this link:
Please see here for ways we can still celebrate Holy Week despite our church buildings being closed.
In these most extraordinary times when church buildings are closed, choirs and organists alongside musicians and artists everywhere are unable to perform live for the foreseeable future. Music however remains as powerful a source of inspiration as it always has and musicians have been exploring all sorts of ways and means to express themselves through the wonders of the internet. I hope to offer the Mission Community regular performances of organ music and the first is a selection of three pieces for Palm Sunday and Holy Week by J.S.Bach and Jean Langlais which can be found by following this link: https://youtu.be/EEcFuGyvbRc
You can find the Otterton Parish News here East Budleigh Parish News here and St Peter's Minimag here In this fast moving situation some of the information in these magazines will be out of date, but they are still worth reading! If in doubt, the information on this website supercedes that in the Parish News documents.
Click here for a Youtube video of Rev'd Martin Jacques reflecting on the readings of the day from his study.
In the Raleigh Mission Community we are complying with the Prime Minister's advice and so, our church buildings are closed until we are told that they can re-open.
All our events and activities have been cancelled.
The weekly "pew sheet" which contains readings for Sunday, prayers and other useful information both spiritual and practical can be found here. Please note that this website may provide more up-to-date information than the pew sheet in this fast-moving situation.
Our clergy and administrator are still available as usual - their contact details can be found here
Please keep checking back as this information will change.
All the remaining Lent events for 2020 have been cancelled due to the Corona Virus pandemic.
There will be four Lent talks this year as well as the one large joint Lent lunch. The talks are still to be allotted but will come from the Lent course called “Invitations from the cross” by Krish Kandiah.
As in previous years there will be two talks on each day: 10.30 at Temple Methodist church and at 7.30pm in St. Peter’s.
The details are as follows;
Wednesday 4th March – Rev. Julia Henley (Baptist)
Wednesday 11th March – Rev. Martin Jacques (Anglican)
Thursday 19th March –CANCELLED Joint Lent lunch in the Peter Hall at 12.30 - all welcome, no need to book.
Wednesday 25th March – Rev. Wayne Grewcock. (Methodist) Venues to be confirmed.
Wednesday 1st April – Rev. James Henley (Baptist)
POSTPONED. East Budleigh's Got Talent 2020 - 28th March - shows at 2.30pm and 7pm in East Budleigh Church Hall. Auditions on 14th March POSTPONED
It is with much regret that the Friends of All Saints Church committee have decided to postpone East Budleigh's Got Talent due to concerns about the coronavirus. We hope to reschedule the event for the Autumn.
Contact: Maria 0777 321 8582 firstname.lastname@example.org
These events have been cancelled due to the Corona virus pandemic.
After the success of our little series of talks on Dementia, mental health and death last year we are holding another short series of three evening talks starting soon.
The programme is developing, and the dates and titles are currently as follows although the first and last one may be switched;
26th March – Marriage in the 21st century featuring Rev. Mike Williams (late of this parish) three days before his 40th wedding anniversary!
22nd April – Prisons and rehabilitation
20th May – (To be confirmed) Alone but not lonely. Coping with living on ones own whether by choice or circumstance.