Over 100 people came to Chris Teuten's 13th and last Devon Voices Christmas Concert in the Church on Friday 7th December.
Chris presented the Friends of All Saints Church with £1,000 from the ticket sales.
After an outstanding concert with amusing readings and wonderful singers obviously enjoying themselves, the Friends presented Sue and Chris Teuten with a commissioned, artistic impression of one of the Church windows to thank them for all their work over the years.
Paul Evans from the Choir reminisced about his long association with Chris and then made presentations to Sue and Chris.
At an audience member's suggestion, we had a retiring collection which raised £203.65 - much needed for the repair work to the North Aisle ceiling.
See here for more photographs.
All Saints Church has recently hosted two successful events. On 1st November about 80 people enjoyed Ian Blackwell's talk "East Budleigh in The Great War - those who served", and raised over £300 for the Friends of All Saints Church.
On Saturday 3rd November, the finale to the Sir Walter Raleigh 400 year commemorations came in the shape of "Sharp Medicine", a wonderful concert of the poetry of Sir Walter set to music. The audience were entertained by the two talented musicians from Leeds, Peter Spafford on keyboards and David Bowie Junior on double bass, following which they gave us an opportunity for an informal discussion on Sir Walter and his life.
Commemorating Sir Walter Raleigh - Representatives from HMS Raleigh attend church service and a Potato and Pirate Party in East Budleigh is a great success
A special church service at All Saints Church was attended by representatives from HMS Raleigh in memory of Sir Walter Raleigh who was executed 400 years ago.
Then about 60 people of all ages enjoyed Potato and Pirate Party on Sunday 28th October, raising funds for All Saints Church.
See some photos of both events here.
Otterton Primary School graded Outstanding in its Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools
Archdeacon Christopher Futcher joined pupils from the school at a collective worship service to celebrate achieving this grading for the third consecutive time. The service was organised and led by year six pupils. He presented the certificate to Lara Campbell and Rory Harmson, the school's youngest and oldest pupils, praising the work of teachers, leadership, parents and pupils for all making the school such a success.
On Monday 1st October the Rev'd Karen Young was licensed by Bishop Robert and welcomed by the RMC in a special Licensing Service at All Saints East Budleigh. The service was followed by a get together in the church hall where people could meet Rev'd Karen. Find out more about Rev'd Karen here.
All Saints Church East Budleigh was decked in bunting and banners on Saturday 8th September for the annual Devon Historic Churches Day. There were more visitors than last year, and Tom Lowes, the Deanery representative at the Devon Historic Churches Trust commented on how welcoming the church was.
A raffle and a Pirate Duck Race at the Raleigh 400 Street Party in East Budleigh raised over £300 for All Saints Church. Here are the happy prizewinners.
The Bishop of Exeter, the Rev’d Martin Jacques and Parish Representatives are delighted to announce that, subject to the completion of the statutory formalities, an offer of the post of Associate Priest (House for Duty) in the Raleigh Mission Community has been made to The Rev’d Karen Heather Young who is currently Associate Priest (House for Duty) in the Shill Valley and Broadshire Benefice, and that offer has been accepted.
Her licensing by the Bishop of Exeter will be at All Saints Church, East Budleigh, on the 1st October at 7pm.
Parishioners from all three churches in the RMC came along on 13 June to celebrate the institution of Rev'd Martin Jacques as our new vicar. This was followed by a delicious tea supplied by members of the parishes.
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