Church News

Warkleigh Church
(photo Sue Williams)
Church Services and Celebrations
for  the Three Parishes
Chittlehamholt, Satterleigh and Warkleigh

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Our vision is to know Christ
and to make Him known
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Items for your prayers….
✞ Please pray for all those who have recently been bereaved in our communities lately. May they know God's love in their grief.

✞ For all those waiting for operations and those who have recently had their operations, may they receive God’s healing touch and his love to help them with a full and speedy recovery.


Please Note : 
The details for the Services listed has been taken from the information available at the time of publication, they are, however, liable to change.

December 3rd
8.00 South Molton BCP Holy Communion
9.30 Filleigh Morning Worship
9.30 Umberleigh Gift Service
9.30 King’s Nympton Morning Worship
9.30 Nymet St. George Holy Communion
11.00 South Molton Chistingle Service
11.00 Chittlehamholt Holy Communion
17.00 Satterleigh Advent Carols
18.00 South Molton Churches Together

December 10th
8.00 South Molton BCP Holy Communion
9.30 Filleigh Holy Communion
9.30 Nymet St. George Morning Worship
11.00 Warkleigh Holy Communion
11.00 South Molton Holy Communion
11.00 Chittlehampton Morning Worship
17.00 King’s Nympton Christingle
18.30 King’s Nympton Mission Community Prayer Service

December 17th
8.00 South Molton BCP Holy Communion
11.00 Chittlehampton Holy Communion
11.00 South Molton Carol Service
16.00 South Molton Carols by Candlelight
16.30 Nymet St. George Carol service
18.30 Chittlehamholt Carol Service
18.30 Filleigh Carol Service
18.30 King’s Nympton Carol Service

December 21st
19.00 Warkleigh Carols around the tree

December 22nd
19.00 Chittlehampton Service of 9 lessons and Carols

December 24th
8.00 South Molton BCP Holy Communion
9.30 Filleigh Holy Communion
9.30 King’s Nympton Holy Communion
9.30 Nymet St. George Holy Communion
11.00 South Molton Family Christmas Service
11.00 Warkleigh Carol Service
17.00 Chitlehampton Crib Service
19.00 South Molton Carols in Pannier Market
23.15 King’s Nympton Holy Communion
23.15 South Molton Holy Communion
23.30 Chittlehampton Holy Communion

December 25th
9.30 Filleigh Morning Worship
9.30 King’s Nympton Family Service
10.00 Nymet St. George Communion
11.00 Chittlehamholt Communion
11.00 Chittlehampton Morning Worship
11.00 South Molton Family Communion

December 31st
8.00 South Molton BCP Holy Communion
9.30 King’s Nympton Holy Communion
9.30 Nymet St. George Morning Worship
11.00 South Molton Morning worship
11.00 Chittlehampton Combined

The Cloisters Laycock Abbey
(photo: Tony Smith)

One year on, and how’s it looking ?
That’s a question I’m beginning to ponder on now, as we come towards the great Church seasons of
Advent and Christmas, and of course the usual stuff around the new year celebrations, where the whole thing of looking back and looking forward is pretty much a part of the season, and particularly appropriate now that we’ve been here for a year now. How’s it all gone? Well, the vicarage is pretty much settled now, with a few maintenance jobs needing to be done over the year, and it’s feeling much more like home now.
For the Churches, Michael and I agreed when I started that I would concentrate on getting to know the church families in the west-side of the mission community for this year, and hopefully, people here have become used to me being the team vicar. We’ve had a few new events like the egg-rolling at Easter, and the new “Silver Service” in Chittlehampton is proving to be very much appreciated. Hopefully we can look at new initiatives in other churches too, like the house-group at Filleigh which started for Lent, which is a good source of sharing and fellowship.So what about next year ? That’s the next question we have to get to work on. Maybe I’ll start getting to know more people in the eastern side of the mission community, perhaps participating in services or helping with events. We might even find new ways together of being church - who knows ?I’m looking forward to whatever comes next, and hoping to see the start of the whole mission community seeing itself as one connected family, as we can perhaps step a bit more outside of our own parish boundaries to benefit from being God’s church in a bigger sense. In the meantime, I wish you all a hopeful Advent, a blessed Christmas and an enthusiastic new year

What's On

6th December - Chittlahamholt Drop In Lunch all welcome, for more information please contact Anne on 540389.
12th December - Cakes & Carols in Chittlehampton Methodist School Room, 2 pm. Come & join in with traditional carols and have afternoon tea too!
13th December -  Chittlehamholt Ladies Group at Chapelgate 1.30pm

? 9th December - 9.00 The ‘Welcome’ Prayer Breakfast meets in the Welcome Cafè South Molton - all welcome.

The Church of St. Hieritha, Chittlehampton 
invite you to join us for our 
‘Silver Service’
 on Sunday 28th January 2018 
at 16.30 in the Methodist Schoolroom

Come for a natter over a cup of tea or coffee and a selection of cakes! Afterwards we will join together to sing a couple of hymns and have a ‘thought for the day’. We would love to have your company and please feel free to bring along a friend or neighbour too.
For more details ring Revd. David on 540654 or Dave or Judi on 560426

Cakes and Carols
Come and join us on Tuesday 12th December 
from 14.00 until 16.00 
in the Methodist Room Chittlehampton 

Sing a few traditional Carols and listen to some traditional Christmas Readings.
At the interval we serve lots of cakes and goodies and then continue with more singing and more readings. Entrance and refreshments are free, so pop along and join in, and bring a neighbour or a friend too!
For more details please ring Judi or Dave on 01769 560426

Carols by Candlelight
17th December 
Chittlehamholt Village Hall 
6.30 pm 

Making Waves choir and other local talent taking part. Proceeds to Shelter Box. Mince pies and mulled wine with be served afterwards

Have you ever thought you would like to get involved with a local charitable organisation but not sure what is involved or indeed what you might like to do?

Our clients rely on small acts of kindness from people just like you to enable them to carry out daily tasks that many of us take for granted, e.g. shopping, social events or healthcare appointments.

Our core services are:
Ring & Ride (Shopping Bus)
Shopmobility (scooters and wheelchairs)
Out & About Club (social event day/half day trips)

There are different ways in which you can help:
The gift of time - please tell us how you would like to help. We will do our best to match your enthusiasm,skills and ideas to the various voluntary roles and projects we have that will help to protect our core services.

The gift of money - your money will be used locally, for local people, to help provide local services for the local community. This doesn't have to be a huge sum and perhaps you would consider making a donation to Go North Devon in lieu of sending Christmas cards to friends and family this year?

We are keen to hear from individuals; families, couples and community group leaders who would like to put something back into the community but are wary of committing themselves on a regular or permanent basis. We understand and recognise this concern and would therefore like to hear what you would like to pressure to do more!

We have Friends who help out once every couple of months for a couple of hours due their own busy schedules and others who assist us on a more regular weekly basis.....the choice is yours!

To find out how to get involved with the Friends of Go North Devon please get in touch with Christine or Sharon at The Shopmobility Centre, Albert Lane, Barnstaple EX32 8RL
 or call 01271 328866

Look there's a rainbow
High in the sky,
A beautiful rainbow
To gladden the eye.
That wonderful arch
Brings hope to mankind,
Easing our troubles
And cares of the mind.
So look for the rainbow
And never despair,
For while there's a rainbow
We know God is there.

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Whatever your faith or personal belief
we welcome you into  our hearts.
Please do visit our Parish Churches 
to participate in services, events, 
or just to look round,
and may the Peace and Love 
of God’s World embrace us all.

(photo Sue Williams)
unless stated: photos Kathy Hollick Blee

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