Buckland Brewer parish

Church notices 7 February

Welcome to United Holy Communion at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

Sunday 7 February 2016 led by Rev Wendy Mitchell

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this afternoon – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome
Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160
Today’s Lectionary – Psalm 99; Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-43

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 14 February – 10am – Parish Church – Frank Watson
  • Sunday 21 February – 10am – Methodist Church – Hilary Savage
  • Sunday 28 February – 10am – Methodist Church – Jim Wood
  • Sunday 6 March – 10am – Parish Church – Mothering Sunday

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 during Term Time

Buckland Community Shop from 8am-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

Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm
TODAY – ‘Big Brunch’ in aid of New Community Hall at Buckland Village Hall from 10am-2pm
Tuesday 9th February (Shrove Tuesday) – Alwington Parish Church Pancake Party in the Old Schoolroom from 7pm – Donations to Church Funds
Tuesday 9th February – Buckland Fete Meeting at 7.30pm in Buckland Parish Church Schoolroom
Wednesday 10th February – Littleham Methodist Church Coffee Morning from 10-30am – 12noon. £1for coffee & food with the usual bring and buy stall. Money raised will be for the Air Ambulance.
Wednesday 10th February – Buckland Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in Buckland School
Thursday 11th February – Buckland Parish Church PCC Meeting at 7.30pm in Schoolroom
The Methodist Church Council Meeting previously arranged for Thursday 11th February is being re-arranged to another date
Monday 15th February – Torridge Circuit Methodist Women in Britain Committee meeting

at 7.30 pm at Torrington Methodist Church. All are welcome. Items on the agenda will include planning for Easter Offering Service.
Wednesday 17th February – Buckland History Group Meeting at 7.30pm in Parish Church Schoolroom – Talk on ‘Holsworthy Remembers’
Thursday 18th February – Parish Council Election for 1 Seat – Polling Station in Buckland Village Hall between 7am & 10pm
Sunday 21st February – Torridge Methodist Circuit Service at 6.30pm at High Street, Bideford Methodist Church
Thursday 10th March – Torridge Methodist Circuit meeting at 7.30pm at Torrington Methodist Church
Saturday 12th March – ‘Discovering God in Culture’ Festival at St Thomas Methodist Church, Cowick Street, Exeter, EX4 1JE from 10am-3.45pm. Please book with Rev Julian Albrow on 01392 255791 – see leaflets & poster for more details – Free Lunch
Monday 28th March – Easter Monday Morning Breakfast from 9am-12noon at Buckland Village Hall in aid of Buckland Parish & Methodist Churches. See David Blight if you willing to help
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers all that we know who are unwell at this time.
We remember in our prayers the life & family of Tony Beard, the ‘Wag from Widecombe’ who died this past week – he attended & entertained at many events in Buckland including the Fete
We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the ongoing terrorist attacks around the world – those who have lost loved ones, those injured & those emotionally affected by events.
We pray for the Christians throughout Britain & the World Wide Church. We remember those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world.
The Collection for Methodist Church & Circuit Funds on Sunday 24th January was £88 & £6 for Coffee
Planned Bible Readers for Sunday 14th February – Roger Walter

Methodist Cleaning for Saturday 13th February – Carol Hampson
Into your hands, O God, we commend our souls and our bodies, our families and our friends, all our neighbours and all who have blessed us with their goodness, those who have confessed their faith in Christ and those who stand in need of your protection. Enfold us in your love and grant us never to be parted from you in time or in eternity; for your own mercies’ sake. Amen.
Edmund of Abingdon (1180-1240)

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

Church notices 31 January

Welcome to United Evensong at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

Sunday 31 January 2016 led by Andrew McWilliam

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this afternoon – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome
Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262

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

Today’s Lectionary – Psalm 71; Jeremiah 1:4-10; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30

Forthcoming United Services

Sunday 7th February – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion – Rev Wendy Mitchell

Sunday 14th February – 10am – Parish Church – Frank Watson

Sunday 21st February – 10am – Methodist Church – Hilary Savage

Sunday 28th February – 10am – Methodist Church – Jim Wood
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 during Term Time

Buckland Community Shop from 8am-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

Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm
Tuesday 2nd February – Coffee Morning at Alwington Methodist Church with the usual produce and bring and buy stalls. Entrance is £1.
Friday 5th February – Quiz Night in aid of Shelter Box at Langtree Parish Hall at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of 6 at £5 per person to include Wine & Food with additional Wine & Licenced Bar available. Entries to Rose Wooldridge on 01409 261388 or Mary Goaman on 01805 601350
Sunday 7th February – ‘Big Brunch’ in aid of New Community Hall at Buckland Village Hall from 10am-2pm
Wednesday 10th February – Littleham Methodist Church Coffee Morning from 10-30am – 12noon. £1-00 for coffee & food with the usual bring and buy stall. Money raised will be for the Air Ambulance.
Thursday 11th February – Buckland Parish Church PCC Meeting at 7.30pm in Schoolroom
The Methodist Church Council Meeting previously arranged for Thursday 11th February is being re-arranged to another date
Monday 15th February – Torridge Circuit Methodist Women in Britain Committee meeting

at 7.30 pm at Torrington Methodist Church. All are welcome. Items on the agenda will include planning for Easter Offering Service.
Sunday 21st February – Torridge Methodist Circuit Service at 6.30pm at High Street, Bideford Methodist Church
The next Torridge Methodist Circuit meeting is on Thursday 10th March at 7.30pm the venue is now Torrington and not Northam as previously arranged.
Saturday 12th March – ‘Discovering God in Culture’ Festival at St Thomas Methodist Church, Cowick Street, Exeter, EX4 1JE from 10am-3.45pm. Please book with Rev Julian Albrow on 01392 255791 – see leaflets & poster for more details – Free Lunch
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers all that we know who are unwell at this time.
We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the ongoing terrorist attacks around the world – those who have lost loved ones, those injured & those emotionally affected by events.
We pray for the Christians throughout Britain & the World Wide Church
We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world.
The Collection for Methodist Church & Circuit Funds on Sunday 24th January was £88 & £6 for Coffee
Planned Bible Readers for Sunday 7th February – Betty Walter

Methodist Cleaning for Saturday 6th February – Jacqui Watson
Let us run the race that is set before us in the royal road of love. Let us keep an even pace rooted in the faith of the saints. Let us be grounded in true catholic love, until we are consumed by the fire of your grace for ever. Amen.

John Wesley (1703-1791)
We are grateful to you, Jesus,

for reaching into hearts with the grace and challenge of your reality.

We thank you, Holy Spirit, for guiding your pilgrims through times of uncertainty,

and trust you to lead them to new places in their lives. Amen.

Jeremy Dare, Shetland 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

Church notices 24 January

Welcome to United Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Sunday 24 January 2016 led by Eric Moore

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this afternoon – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome
Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160
Today’s Lectionary – Psalm 19; Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 31 January – 6.30am – Parish Church – Evensong – Andrew McWilliam
  • Sunday 7 February – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion – Rev David Arnott
  • Sunday 14 February – 10am – Parish Church – Frank Watson
  • Sunday 21 February – 10am – Methodist Church – Hilary Savage

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 during Term Time

Buckland Community Shop from 8am-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

Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm
Wednesday 27th January – Buckland Parish Council at 7.30pm at Buckland School
Thursday 28th January – Torridge Methodist Circuit Local Preachers Meeting at 7.30pm at High Street, Bideford Methodist Church
The Bright Stars Theatre Group are holding a Pantomine at Northam Methodist Church on Friday 29th January & Saturday 30th January. Performances are at 7pm Nightly & a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm. Proceeds are for ‘Over & Above Baby Unit’ at NDDH. Tickets from 01237 479643 – Children are £3, OAP are £4, Adults are £5 & a Family Ticket is £15.
Friday 5th February – Quiz Night in aid of Shelter Box at Langtree Parish Hall at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of 6 at £5 per person to include Wine & Food with additional Wine & Licenced Bar available. Entries to Rose Wooldridge on 01409 261388 or Mary Goaman on 01805 601350
Sunday 7th February – ‘Big Brunch’ in aid of New Community Hall at Buckland Village Hall from 10am-2pm
Sunday 21st February – Torridge Methodist Circuit Service at 6.30pm at High Street, Bideford Methodist Church
The next Torridge Methodist Circuit meeting is on Thursday 10th March at 7.30pm the venue is now Torrington and not Northam as previously arranged.
Saturday 12th March – ‘Discovering God in Culture’ Festival at St Thomas Methodist Church, Cowick Street, Exeter, EX4 1JE from 10am-3.45pm. Please book with Rev Julian Albrow on 01392 255791 – see leaflets & poster for more details – Free Lunch
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and all that we know who are unwell at this time.
Jean, the wife of the recently deceased Rev Peter Nock has passed away. Her funeral service will be held at The Crematorium, Barnstaple on Tuesday 26th January at 3pm. We send our prayers and condolences to the family.
We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the ongoing terrorist attacks around the world – those who have lost loved ones, those injured & those emotionally affected by events.
We pray for the Plymouth & Exeter Methodist District & Christians in the Solomon Islands & Papua New Guinea
We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world.
The Collection for Methodist Church & Circuit Funds on Sunday 17th January was £124.50 & £3.90 for Coffee
Planned Bible Readers for Sunday 31st January – Lorna Hicks

Methodist Cleaning for Saturday 30th January – Lorna Hicks
Weave a silence, O Lord, on to our lips; weave a silence into our minds; weave a silence within our hearts. Close our ears to distractions; close our eyes to attractions; close our heart to temptations. Amen.

Traditional Celtic Prayer

 

We are on a journey to a place
where there is no temple but the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb.
In the meantime,
may our worship make true connections between earth and heaven.

We are on a journey to a place
where there is no light but the glory of God and the Lamb.
In the meantime,
may the light of Christ dispel the darkness in our world, our local communities, our Church and our hearts.

We are on a journey to a place
where all nations together will give honour to one Lord.
In the meantime,
may we work for peace between peoples of different origins, religions and philosophies, around the world and on our doorstep.
And may the God of light and life and peace bring healing to our world. Amen.

Peter Hancock, Northampton 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

Parish Council by-election 18 February 2016

Two nominations have been received for the councillor vacancy so an election has been called for 18 February 2016. Torridge District Council will send poll cards to parishioners on the electoral register.

Candidates (in alphabetical order)

  • BEER, Rosie
  • BIRD, Teresa Jane

Statement of persons nominated  [PDF 9KB]

Church notices 17 January

Welcome to United Morning Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Sunday 17 January 2016 led by Margaret Rickard

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this afternoon – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome
Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160
Today’s Lectionary – Psalm 36:5-10; Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 24th January – 10am – Methodist Church – Eric Moore
  • Sunday 31st January – 6.30am – Parish Church – Evensong – Andrew McWilliam
  • Sunday 7th February – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion – Rev David Arnott
  • Sunday 14th February – 10am – Parish Church – Dave Watson

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 during Term Time

Buckland Community Shop from 8am-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

Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm
Tuesday 19th January – ‘Take a Break’ at 2.30pm at Alwington Methodist Church and the speaker is from Wiltshire Farm Foods.
Tuesday 19th January – Torridge Methodist Circuit Prayer Meeting at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church starting at 7pm – All welcome
Wednesday 20th January – Buckland History Group Meeting at 7.30pm in Church Schoolroom
Saturday 23rd January – HEAVENLY FEET is a learning day for all those who participate in the mission of Jesus in the rural context. It is being arranged by the Methodist Discipleship & Ministries Learning Network, South West from 10am—3pm at Hatherleigh Community Centre, Bowling Green Lane, EX20 3HB – the event is free including dinner – see poster
The Bright Stars Theatre Group are holding a Pantomine at Northam Methodist Church on Friday 22nd January; Saturday 23rd January; Friday 29th January & Saturday 30th January. Performances are at 7pm Nightly & a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm. Proceeds are for ‘Over & Above Baby Unit’ at NDDH. Tickets from 01237 479643 – Children are £3, OAP are £4, Adults are £5 & a Family Ticket is £15.
Friday 5th February – Quiz Night in aid of Shelter Box at Langtree Parish Hall at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of 6 at £5 per person to include Wine & Food with additional Wine & Licenced Bar available. Entries to Rose Wooldridge on 01409 261388 or Mary Goaman on 01805 601350
Sunday 7th February – ‘Big Brunch’ in aid of New Community Hall at Buckland Village Hall from 10am-2pm
The next Torridge Circuit meeting is on Thursday 10th March at 7.30pm the venue is now Torrington and not Northam as previously arranged.
Saturday 12th March – ‘Discovering God in Culture’ Festival at St Thomas Methodist Church, Cowick Street, Exeter, EX4 1JE from 10am-3.45pm. Please book with Rev Julian Albrow on 01392 255791 – see leaflets & poster for more details – Free Lunch
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and all that we know who are unwell at this time.
Rev Peter Nock’s wife Jean has passed away. Her funeral service will be held at The Crematorium, Barnstaple on Tuesday 26th January at 3pm. We send our prayers and condolences to the family.
We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the ongoing terrorist attacks around the world – those who have lost loved ones, those injured & those emotionally affected by events.
We pray for the Lincolnshire Methodist District & Christians in India
We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world.
The Collection for Methodist Church & Circuit Funds on Sunday 3 January was £144.10 & £3 for Coffee
Heavenly King, Advocate, Spirit of truth, present everywhere, filling all things; Treasury of blessings and Giver of life, come and dwell in us, cleanse us from every stain, and, O good One, save our souls. Amen.

Orthodox Daily Prayer

 

When the beauty and the fragility of life stop us in our tracks,
when the cruelty and injustices of life confront us with deep questions,
when our walking and living is energised and purposeful,
when our feet falter and our hearts are hesitant,
when our souls are attuned in hope to singing and dancing,
when our spirits are crushed and we feel alone in our despair,
let us turn to you, ever-present and constant companion.
Whatever this day’s journey requires of us,
remind us of earthly companions and colleagues,
mentors and loved ones, seen and unseen, who journey with us,
pilgrims on a shared journey into your depths and fullness, O God,
and accept our profound wonder and thanks. Amen.

Liz Smith, Leeds 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

Church notices 9 January

Welcome to United Morning Worship at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

Sunday 10th January 2016 led by Dave Watson

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this afternoon – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome
Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160
Today’s Lectionary – Psalm 29; Isaiah 43:1-7; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17,21-22

Forthcoming United Services

Sunday 17th January – 10am – Methodist Church – Margaret Rickard

Sunday 24th January – 10am – Methodist Church – Eric Moore

Sunday 31st January – 6.30am – Parish Church – Evensong – Andrew McWilliam

Sunday 7th February – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion – Rev David Arnott
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 during Term Time

Buckland Community Shop from 8am-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

Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm
THIS AFTERNOON – FARMING COMMUNITY NETWORK (FCN) invite you & all farmers & friends to a ‘Plough Sunday Service’ on at 3pm at Torrington Methodist Church. The speaker is Rev Philip Wagstaff. There will be Refreshments after the service.
Wednesday 13th January – Coffee Morning at Littleham Methodist Church from 10.30am -12noon.
Wednesday 13th January – Buckland Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm at Buckland School
Tuesday 19th January – ‘Take a Break’ at 2.30pm at Alwington Methodist Church and the speaker is from Wiltshire Farm Foods.
Tuesday 19th January – Torridge Methodist Circuit Prayer Meeting at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church starting at 7pm – All welcome
Saturday 23rd January – HEAVENLY FEET is a learning day for all those who participate in the mission of Jesus in the rural context. It is being arranged by the Methodist Discipleship & Ministries Learning Network, South West from 10am—3pm at Hatherleigh Community Centre, Bowling Green Lane, EX20 3HB – the event is free including dinner – see poster
The Bright Stars Theatre Group are holding a Pantomine at Northam Methodist Church on Friday 22nd January; Saturday 23rd January; Friday 29th January & Saturday 30th January. Performances are at 7pm Nightly & a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm. Proceeds are for ‘Over & Above Baby Unit’ at NDDH. Tickets from 01237 479643 – Children are £3, OAP are £4, Adults are £5 & a Family Ticket is £15.
Sunday 7th February – ‘Big Brunch’ in aid of New Community Hall at Buckland Village Hall from 10am-2pm
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and all that we know who are unwell at this time.
We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the ongoing terrorist attacks around the world – those who have lost loved ones, those injured & those emotionally affected by events.
We pray for the Channel Islands & North West (Ireland) Methodist Districts & Christians in Bolivia, Chile, Peru & Ecuador
We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world.
The Collection for Methodist Church & Circuit Funds on Sunday 3 January was £144.10 & £3 for Coffee
Let us worship the Christ who draws near to each of us.
Let us praise the Christ who loves the worst among us.
Let us bless the Christ who shares with the least among us.
Let us glorify the Christ who intercedes for all among us in the presence of God the Father. Amen.
Ann Griffiths (1776-1805)

Generous God, as your pilgrim on the journey of faith,
help me to face each day confidently.
When I feel overwhelmed,
help me to fix my attention on your cross.
When I find myself in deep darkness,
help me to trust in your resurrection power.
When my heart feels cold,
fill it with your warmth and delight.
Generous God, let your Spirit fill my life,
to bring encouragement and hope.
Enable me to honour you throughout this day
and to give proper attention to your love and grace,
as I serve you in and through other people. Amen.

Richard Teal, Cumbria 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

Church notices 13 December

Welcome to United Holy Communion at Buckland Brewer Parish Church Sunday 13 December 2015 led by Rev PJ Jackson

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

Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262
Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160

Today’s Lectionary – Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 20th December – 6.30pm – Parish Church – Community Candlelight Carol Service – no service in morning – Refreshments to follow
  • Christmas Eve Mass – 10pm – Parish Church – Rev Andrew Richardson
  • Christmas Day – 10am – Methodist Church
  • Sunday 27th December – NO SERVICE in Parish Church or Methodist Church
  • Sunday 3rd January – 10am – Methodist Church – Covenant Service – Rev PJ Jackson

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 during Term Time
Buckland Community Shop from 8am-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
Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm

THIS AFTERNOON – Torrington Cottage Hospital Service at 3.30pm at Torrington Methodist Church

Tuesday 15th December – Carol Singing around the Village by the Buckland Bellringers + friends – meet on Village Green at 7pm – bring voices!

Wednesday 16th December – Buckland History Group Meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish Church schoolroom with an evening of puzzles, games and quizzes, with a seasonal flavour. We will supply mince pies, mulled wine, tea, coffee and biscuits. Entrance is £1 per person for members and £2 for non-members, with under 18s being free.

Any help with mince pies & other refreshments gratefully received for the Candlelight Carol Services – please contact Betty Walter

Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve Service at 7.15pm at Thornhillhead Methodist Church which will be led by members of the church. There will be Refreshments to follow the Service

Sunday 27th December – Methodist Church services at Torrington. Milton Damerel & Bideford

Sunday 10th January 2016 – FARMING COMMUNITY NETWORK (FCN) invite you & all farmers & friends to a ‘Plough Sunday Service’ on at 3pm at Torrington Methodist Church. The speaker is Rev Philip Wagstaff. There will be Refreshments after the service. For more information telephone Colin on 01363 774522

Tuesday 19th January – Torridge Methodist Circuit Prayer Meeting at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church starting at 7pm – All welcome

We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and Rev John Bradley who is also very unwell at this time.

We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the ongoing terrorist attacks around the world – those who have lost loved ones, those injured & those emotionally affected by events.

We pray for the Darlington & North East (Ireland) Methodist Districts & Christians in Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Cuba & Guatemala
We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world.

The collection for the Christingle Service last week was about £80 for the Children’s Society
The Collection today is for Parish Church Funds

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers
Cleaning – Sat 19th Dec – Jacqui Watson – Coffee – Sun 20th Dec – Carol Service – PARISH CHURCH
Cleaning – Sat 26th December – Carol Hampson – Coffee – Sun 27th Dec – NO SERVICE

O Lord, you are the beginning of all our goodness, the wellspring of all our loving and the source of all our freedom. Let your grace continually work within us, that your will may be done through us, and that we may always rejoice in your presence; now and for ever. Amen.
Mary Ward (1585-1645)

Loving God,
we know that on our journey through this earthly life
we will experience moments
of both consolation and desolation.
Grant us the wisdom to see these moments
as opportunities to draw closer to you.
Give us eyes to see you in all things and in all people,
so that while we are pilgrims on our journey,
earth becomes our heaven,
not only created by you,
but with your constant presence
as our guide and source of strength.
Open our eyes to the transforming reality
of your unconditional love for each one of us
and our responsibility to love one another in return. Amen.
Andrew Gordon-Brown, Headmaster, Truro School

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

A Christmas welcome to the Community Shop

Happy Christmas to all our customers

Buckland Brewer Community Shop is offering to help make your 2015 Christmas spectacular:
Why push and crush when we can supply most of your Christmas needs!

Orders are now being taken for meat from Heards Butchers. All meat is delivered fresh and ready to be collected on the 23 or 24 December 2015.

Look at the range available:

  • Turkey roll
  • Chicken, beef and pork
  • Beef, pork and lamb joints
  • Hams and gammon
  • Sausages and sausage meat
  • Pigs in blankets
  • Cooked meats

Also available to order:

  • Milk, cheese and eggs
  • Cream (single, double, clotted)
  • Bread

Come and see the exciting range of Belgian chocolates available from our local
Buckland Brewer Chocolatier.

And don’t forget:

  • Local handmade Christmas Cakes
  • Fudge
  • Chocolates

Church notices 6 December

Welcome to United Christingle Service at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

Sunday 6th December 2015

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this afternoon – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome
Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160
Today’s Lectionary – Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 13th December – 10am – Parish Church – Rev PJ Jackson – Holy Communion
  • Sunday 20th December – 6.30pm – Parish Church – Community Carol Service – no service in morning – Refreshments to follow
  • Christmas Eve – 10pm – Parish Church – Rev Andrew Richardson
  • Christmas Day – 10am – Methodist Church
  • Sunday 27th December – NO SERVICE in Parish Church or Methodist Church

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 during Term Time

Buckland Community Shop from 8am-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

Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm
Wednesday 9th December – Coffee Morning at Littleham Methodist Church from 10-30 to 12noon with Coffee & Mince-pies costing £1. There will be a Bring and Buy stall where you can get some Christmas presents.
Wednesday 9th December – Christmas ‘Big Sing’ in Torrington Pannier market at 7pm
Wednesday 9th December – Buckland Brewer Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm at Buckland School
Thursday 10th December – Concert entitled ‘Comalong & Singalong’ at 7.30pm at Shebbear Village Hall with music for Advent & Christmas featuring the Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir. There are mince pies & cream to follow – Free admission – donations to Children’s Hospice, South West.
Friday 11th December – ‘Light up a Life’ service at Torrington Methodist Church at 7pm
Sunday 13th December – Torrington Cottage Hospital Service at 3.30pm at Torrington Methodist Church
Tuesday 15th December – Carol Singing around the Village by the Buckland Bellringers + friends – meet on Village Green at 7pm – bring voices!
Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve Service at 7.15pm at Thornhillhead Methodist Church which will be led by members of the church. There will be Refreshments to follow the Service & there is a warm welcome to all.
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and Rev John Bradley who is also very unwell at this time.
We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the ongoing terrorist attacks around the world  – those who have lost loved ones, those injured & those emotionally affected by events.
We pray for the Bolton & Rochdale Methodist District & Christians in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland & Namibia
We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world.
The collection for Sunday 29th December was £97 plus £1.30 for Coffee

The Collection today is on behalf of The Children’s Society
Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 12th December – Lorna Hicks – Coffee – Sun 13th Dec – PARISH CHURCH

Cleaning – Sat 19th Dec – Jacqui Watson – Coffee – Sun 20th Dec – Carol Service – PARISH CHURCH
The Revd Steve Wild and Dr Jill Barber, President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have said:

“We join with people of all faiths, as we pray for Syria following the decision that the UK will proceed with air strikes on ISIS/Daesh. Every death is tragic and we grieve for those who have been killed and those who will die as an escalation of military action as a result of the continuing conflict.

We pray for peace in the UK, following a difficult decision that has created sharp divisions.

We pray for peace in Syria, and for the communities and families already devastated by aerial bombing and the violence of the past four years.

We pray for peace in the Middle East, that the distrust of governments in the region and beyond that helps to fuel radicalisation can be overcome.
We pray for peace in the world, that peoples and governments do not ignore the cries of the innocent and that preservation of life is at the heart of our actions.

We pray for peace.”

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