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Methodist church notices 17 to 23 May 2015

Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Notices Sunday 17 May 2015

NO SERVICE TODAY due to the Plant Sale & Safari Lunch

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this morning – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome

Methodist Minister – Rev Ken Morgan – Kendor, Torrington, EX38 7BU – 01805 628041

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160

Today’s Lectionary – Psalm 1; Acts 1:15-17,21-26; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19 Read on…

Parish Council vacancy

There were 8 candidates in the recent Parish Council elections so the following were elected unopposed:

Barbara Babb, Andrew Hewitt, George Heywood, Jim Lowe, Trevor Mills, Sally Nichols, Shirley Tilley and David Watson

There is one place still unfilled and the council would like to “co-opt” another member at the next meeting, which will take place at Buckland Brewer School at 8:00pm on 10 June 2015.

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor please contact the Parish Clerk, Patrick Blosse, on 01805 624832 or email bucklandbrewerparishcouncil@gmail.com, or just speak to any of the councillors named above.

Being a parish councillor is a worthwhile and rewarding role and gives you the opportunity to make a very positive contribution to your community. The position is open to all registered electors of Buckland Brewer over 18 or, if you are not a registered elector, you occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish during the whole of the last 12 months, or Buckland Brewer was your main or only place of work during the last 12 months, or you lived in Buckland Brewer during the whole of the last 12 months

District Councillor elections 2015: candidate statements

The election for district councillor in the Waldon ward, covering Buckland Brewer parish, takes place on Thursday 7 May 2015.

There are two candidates:

  • Robert Hicks
  • Jim Lowe

Both candidates have been given the opportunity to post election statements on the community website listed, in alphabetical order.

Robert Hicks

Buckland Brewer has nearly half of the electorate of the Waldon Ward which runs from Orleigh Mill to Holsworthy Beacon. This large rural ward has very few services provided by Torridge District Council. Rubbish collection, Recycling and Town and Country Planning are the main services that affect the ward. I will fight hard:

– to retain weekly collections

– to ensure that the Planners treat Buckland village fairly, permitting a reasonable balance of house types, sizes, price and ownership

– In the rural areas I will do my best to ensure sensible development whilst preserving our unique rural environment

Jim Lowe

As Chairman of the Parish Council, I have viewed with alarm the indifferent attitude of the Westminster parties towards the wellbeing of rural communities. In recent years the financial cuts imposed by County and District Councils have meant moving their cost centres on to ours or cutting services completely. Parish councils together could fill some of the gaps but they need help to do it.

I want to challenge the financial and social discrimination against rural communities, bring freshness and vision to the role of district councillor, look to the future not the past, and serve your interests only.

For further information about the elections, please see Torridge DC election page.

George Schofield

Changes to village bus service

Early Morning 372 service to Bideford and Barnstaple and the late afternoon service back will be withdrawn from 1 May 2015.

This is due to contractual changes between the bus operator and Devon County Council. This will not be a timetabled service and will only be provided for students attending Petroc College.

We will then be left with the daily mid morning service 10.25am to Bideford and Barnstaple and 1.30pm service back. This service will be run by Turners Tours. We believe this daily service will continue until late June early July when Devon County Council will, or not confirm the reduction of the service to Tuesdays and Fridays.

New timetable (Monday to Friday) until June or July

InboundDepOutboundDep
BRADWORTHY, Square 0950BARNSTAPLE, Bus Station 1330
WEST PUTFORD, Churston Cross0958OLD TORRINGTON ROAD, Petroc1338
PARKHAM, Bell Inn1013BIDEFORD, Quay Stop D1355
BUCKLAND BREWER, Church 1025LANDCROSS, Chapel1400
HOOPERS WATER FARM1030LITTLEHAM, Shelter1405
LITTLEHAM, Shelter1035HOOPERS WATER FARM1410
LANDCROSS, Chapel1040BUCKLAND BREWER, Church1415
BIDEFORD, Quay Stop D1045PARKHAM, Bell Inn1425
OLD TORRINGTON ROAD, Petroc1102WEST PUTFORD, Churston Cross1440
BARNSTAPLE, Bus Station 1110BRADWORTHY, Square1450

 

This decision to cut bus subsidies to has been brought about by the financial cuts the county council have to make due to the reduction in their annual settlement figure from central government.  This is a major blow re the provision of public transport from and to the village and will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 13 May.

 

 

Methodist Church notices 19 to 25 April 2015

Welcome to Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Sunday 19th April 2015 led by John Hawkins

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this morning – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome

Methodist Minister – Rev Ken Morgan – Kendor, Torrington, EX38 7BU – 01805 628041

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160

Today’s Lectionary –Psalm 4; Acts 3:12-195; 1 John 1:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

Forthcoming Services

  • Sunday 26th April – 11am – Methodist Church – Roy Down
    9.30am – Parish Church – Holy Communion (CW)
  • Sunday 3rd May – 11am – Methodist Church – United Service led by Nancy Hall-Tomkin
  • Sunday 10th May – 11am – Methodist Church – Julia Spencer
  • Sunday 17th May – Methodist Church – NO SERVICE – Safari Lunch

 

  • Every Friday from 10.15am – 12noon – Coffee Morning at Parish Church Schoolroom
  • Every Friday’s– Buckland Brewer ‘Bumps & Babes Toddler Group meets in the Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Schoolroom from 9-45am-11-45am
  • Buckland Community Shop from 7.30-6pm each day and 8am-1pm on Saturdays in Old Vestry
  • North Devon Foodbank Collection Point in Community Shop
  • Young persons (11+) Drop In on Thursday’s during Term Time at 7pm in Chapel Schoolroom

TONIGHT – Torridge Circuit Easter Offering Dedication Service at 6.30pm at Northam Methodist Church with a Bring & Share Tea at 5.30pm – The Theme is ‘The leaves of the Tree’ & the Speaker is Rev Ken Morgan

Thursday 23rd April – Local Preachers Meeting at 7.30pm at Torrington Methodist Church. This will include a Communion Service.

Saturday 25th April – Starting at 7.30pm at Westward Ho! Baptist Church Roger Jones will be conducting a choir made up of people from local Baptist, Methodist & Anglican Churches. They will be singing ‘The Apostle’ about the Conversion of Saul & his ministry as St Paul. It will include a Hymn by Timothy Dudley-Smith and will have Roger’s usual supporting singers. Entry is Free with Charity Donations

Sunday 26th April – Concert by The Newton St. Petroc Male Voice Choir at Bideford, High Street Methodist Church at 7pm which will be followed by refreshments. All are welcome to join us

Saturday 16th May & Sunday 17th May – Plant Sale on behalf of Fete Funds on Village Green – Safari Lunch starting in Methodist Church on Sunday 17th May – more details to follow

Saturday 6th June – Cider & Pasty Stroll on behalf of the New Buckland Brewer Community Hall starting from Village Hall between 4-6pm – walk across private land by kind permission of the land owners finishing with a BBQ in the vicinity of the New Community Hall. Adults £7.50, Under 18’s £6 – Family Ticket £20 – Tickets include Cider & a Pasty available on 01237 451822

Sunday 7th June – Buckland Brewer Chapel Anniversary Concert at 4pm by the Choir from Kingsley School – followed by Tea. More details to follow

Friday 19th June – Torridge Methodist Circuit Eisteddfod at 7pm at Torrington Methodist Church – see information pack for more details

2015 Fete & Garden Show – a ‘Pot & Potato’ are available to Grow a Pot of Potatoes – cost £1 from Trevor Mills on 01237 451314 or David Blight on 01237 451785

We bring all these events – our Churches, Ministers & those who hold leadership positions in our churches and all that we now who need the love & comfort of Jesus Christ – to You our Lord and Saviour

We hold in our prayers the Manchester & Stockport Methodist District and the Methodist Church in Indonesia & Sri Lanka

We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world – especially at this time the peoples of Vanuatu the island nation in the Pacific recently devastated by a Cyclone; the families of those involved in the airliner crash in France & the terrorist incident in Kenya.

Methodist Collection for Sunday 12th April was £ & £ for Coffee

The Collection today is for Methodist Church Funds

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 25th April – Kate Slocombe – Coffee – Sun 26th April – Brenda Adams

Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

Attributed to St Patrick (372-466)

Loving, living God, you come to our world as light shining in our darkness. Through Jesus, your Son, our Saviour, you offer our world the bright burning flame of hope which neither fear, nor doubt, neither cynicism, nor despair can ever extinguish. Yet that hope which is ours is no rose-tinted optimism: it is a hope forged in the pain of the servant hanging on a cross. Because of his life, death and resurrection we live in hope today. So, Lord, this day may we live in that hope, and work that the hope which is ours may be made real for all. Amen.

James Booth, Liverpool District Chair

Buckland Brewer Parish Website – www.bucklandbrewerparish.org.uk
Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk
Buckland Brewer Methodist Church has a Facebook page – just log into Facebook & type Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Methodist Church notices 17 to 22 April 2015

Welcome to Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

All are Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this morning – Sunday 12th April 2015 – led by Nancy Hall-Tomkin.  There will be tea & coffee after the service.

Methodist Minister – Rev Ken Morgan – Kendor, Torrington, EX38 7BU – 01805 628041

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160

Today’s Lectionary –Psalm 133; Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31

Forthcoming Services

Sunday 19th April – 11am – Methodist Church – John Hawkins

– 9.30am – Parish Church – Morning Prayer (BCP)

Sunday 26th April – 11am – Methodist Church – Roy Down

– 9.30am – Parish Church – Holy Communion (CW)

Sunday 3rd May – 11am – Methodist Church – United Service led by Nancy Hall-Tomkin

Sunday 10th May – 11am – Methodist Church – Julia Spencer

Village Events

Every Friday from 10.15am – 12noon – Coffee Morning at Parish Church Schoolroom

Every Friday – Buckland Brewer ‘Bumps & Babes’ Toddler Group meets in the Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Schoolroom from 9-45am-11-45am

Buckland Community Shop is open from 7.30-6pm each day and 8am-1pm on Saturdays in Old Vestry

North Devon Foodbank Collection Point in Community Shop

Young persons (11+) Drop In on Thursday’s during Term Time at 7pm in Chapel Schoolroom

Wednesday 15th April – Buckland Brewer History Group Meeting at 7.30pm at Parish Church Schoolroom – Liz Shakespeare on her research regarding her book Fever; a story from a Devon Churchyard.

An advance notice for the 2015 Fete & Garden Show – a ‘Pot & Potato’ are available to Grow a Pot of Potatoes – cost £1 from Trevor Mills on 01237 451314 or David Blight on 01237 451785

Church Events

THIS AFTERNOON is the start of our Sunday Fellowship Meetings at Northam Methodist Church with a Bring & Share Tea at 5pm followed by Sunday Fellowship at 6pm. This will take place on the 2nd Sunday of each month until September

Friday 17th April at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) at Lavington United Reformed Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford – The Hustings 2015. Come & listen to the Candidates for MP for the area answer questions put before them in advance.

Sunday 19th April – Torridge Circuit Easter Offering Dedication Service at 6.30pm at Northam Methodist Church with a Bring & Share Tea at 5.30pm – The Theme is ‘The leaves of the Tree’ & the Speaker is Rev Ken Morgan

The Envelopes for the Easter Offering – in aid of the Methodist Church World Mission Fund – are available in the pews

Thursday 23rd April – Local Preachers Meeting at 7.30pm at Torrington Methodist Church. This will include a Communion Service.

Saturday 25th April – Starting at 7.30pm at Westward Ho! Baptist Church Roger Jones will be conducting a choir made up of people from local Baptist, Methodist & Anglican Churches. They will be singing ‘The Apostle’ about the Conversion of Saul & his ministry as St Paul. It will include a Hymn by Timothy Dudley-Smith and will have Roger’s usual supporting singers. Entry is Free with Charity Donations

Sunday 26th April – Concert by The Newton St. Petroc Male Voice Choir at Bideford, High Street Methodist Church  at 7pm which will be followed by refreshments. All are welcome to join us

Friday 19th June – Torridge Methodist Circuit Eisteddfod at 7pm at Torrington Methodist Church – see information pack for more details

 

We bring all these events – our Churches, Ministers & those who hold leadership positions in our churches and all that we now who need the love & comfort of Jesus Christ – to You our Lord and Saviour

We hold in our prayers the Cornwall Methodist District with Rev Steve Wild the Chair of District & who will be the President of Methodist Conference from this year and the Methodist Church in the Caribbean

We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world – especially at this time the peoples of Vanuatu the island nation in the Pacific recently devastated by a Cyclone; the families of those involved in the airliner crash in France & the terrorist incident in Kenya.

Methodist Collection for Sunday 29th March was £108 & £2.20 for Coffee

The Collection today is for Methodist Church Funds

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers: Cleaning – Sat 18th April – Carol Hampson – Coffee – Sun 19th April – Doris Ferrit

To you, O God most high, we lift our hearts and to you we give our praise. To you we confess our sins and to you we come for pardon. To you we pray for one another and to you we come for grace. To you we render our thanks and to you we ascribe all honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Merciful God, led by your Spirit
and in partnership with all our sisters and brothers in Christ,
we present our bodies as a living sacrifice.
Transform us by the renewing of our minds
so that we may discern and be ready for all your perfect will,
serving in full obedience the one sacrificed for us,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Neil Stubbens, Connexional Ecumenical Officer

 

Buckland Brewer Parish Website – www.bucklandbrewerparish.org.uk

Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk

Buckland Brewer Methodist Church has a Facebook page – just log into Facebook & type Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Affordable housing in Buckland Brewer

Social housing is available now in Buckland Brewer

Are you struggling to afford your current rent or maybe had to move away from the parish of Buckland Brewer to find affordable housing? Maybe this could be the answer to your problem

Aster Communities currently has four new houses available for rent at Hillpark, Buckland Brewer.

There are two two-bedroom and two three-bedroom semi-detached houses with gardens and driveways.

The houses are available, in the first instance, to people who have a connection to the parish of Buckland Brewer. The local connection is defined as follows:

  • You or your partner must have lived in the parish of Buckland Brewer for a continuous period of 5 years prior to application
  • You or your partner must have lived in the parish of Buckland Brewer for 5 years out of the last 10 years
  • You or your partner has a direct family member who has lived in the parish of Buckland Brewer for a minimum of 10 years prior to the application
  • You or your partner has had continuous employment for 5 years in the parish of Buckland Brewer
  • You or your partner is classed as a Key Worker

If meet the above criteria and you would like to be considered for one of the houses please contact Tamar Aster Partnership on 01752 827730 and we will be happy talk you through the application process and answer any questions.

See Affordable housing in Buckland Brewer application form (Word 108 kB) for further details with a representative photograph of the housing.

Torridge Volunteer Cars

Torridge Volunteer Cars is a new organisation and is now operational.

It supplies drivers for those who are unable to drive themselves.  This lets them get to Hospital appointments, shop, meet friends or join in social events, which is vital in reducing social exclusion in rural areas.

Torridge Volunteer Cars has no connection to Torridge Community Transport Association, the charity which formerly offered this service, although it is using the same drivers in the main and has also applied for charity status.

All Torridge Volunteer Cars’ drivers are volunteers, are police and insurance checked, and have clean licenses: Torridge Volunteer Cars is covered by Public Liability Insurance.

The passenger is charged 45p per mile (including the distance to and from the volunteer driver’s home) plus an admin fee of £2.50. The admin fee goes to TVC, the mileage fee to the driver.

For more details see Torridge Volunteer Cars poster (pdf 200 kB)

Torridge Volunteer Cars always needs volunteer drivers.  If you are yourself interested in volunteering to do this, please contact us, and if you are aware of anybody else who might be interested, please ask them to contact us as well.

Our administrative address is Deirdre Conniss,  Secretary Torridge Volunteer Cars, First Floor Jubilee House, Jubilee Square, Queen Street, Bideford, EX29 2JH, our telephone number is 01237 237140, and our email address is admin@torridgevolunteercars.co.uk.

Parish Council minutes 8 April 2015

Buckland Brewer parish council meeting, Wednesday 8 April 2015

Held at the Buckland Brewer school

Draft minutes

Members Present

Mrs Barbara Babb, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr George Heywood, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Miss Sally Nicholls, and Mr David Watson. Read on…