Buckland Brewer parish

Church notices 24 July

Welcome to United Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Sunday 24th July 2016 led by Duncan Withall

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this morning – There will be tea & coffee following 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 138; Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 31st July – 10am – Methodist Church – Café Worship with Refreshments
  • Sunday 7th August – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion – Rev Brenda Jacobs
  • Sunday 14th August – 10am – Parish Church – Rev Ken Morgan
  • Sunday 21st August -10am – Methodist Church – TBC

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 – now stopped until September
Tuesday 2nd August – Torridge Methodist Circuit Prayer Meeting at Langtree Methodist Church – starting at 7pm but come when you can & stay as long as you can
Wednesday 3rd August – Torrington & Alverdiscott Methodist Churches are running a stand at North Devon Show in the Arcade Marquee – they will be serving tea, coffee, squash & home-made biscuits. Please visit them if you are at the Show & need a time to recover!
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August – Art Exhibition in Buckland Parish Church
Sunday 21st August – ‘High Tea 40’s Style’ in aid of the New Community Hall from 4-6pm at the Village Hall – £4 on the door with £2 for primary School children – book with Dawn on 01237 451822
Sunday 21st August – The Annual Sankey Evening will take place in the Methodist Church at 7pm led by the Newton St Petroc Male Voice Choir followed by refreshments
Sunday 28th August – Anglican Team ‘Songs of Praise’ at Stoke Parish Church, Hartland at 4pm.
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, in hospital or at home. We think of Rev Peter Bolt, Rev Stephen Hill, Ray Wood & the family of Gracie Cleverdon at this time
We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the ongoing terrorist attacks & violence around the world – most recently in France, Germany & Turkey – 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, Turkey, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa, Libya & many other places around our world.
The Collection today is for Methodist Church & Circuit Funds
Planned Bible Reader for Sunday 31st July – Roger Walter

Methodist Cleaning for Saturday 30th July – Iris Chapple

Methodist Flowers & Coffee for Sunday 31st July – Marj Babb & Doris Ferrett
Traditional Celtic Prayer

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.
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
A personal prayer

When I ask for the things I do not need, or have no use for – teach me simplicity.

When I seek to do good, and fail in my endeavours – keep me faithful.

When I knock at doors that shut in my face – renew my strength to love and serve you, at all times and in all places. Amen.
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 6 March

Welcome to United Mothering Sunday at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

Sunday 6th March 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 32; Joshua 5:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3,11b-32

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 13th March – 10am – Parish Church – Rev PJ Jackson
  • Sunday 20th March – 10am – Methodist Church – Palm Sunday – Eunice Dunn
  • Sunday 27th March – 10am – Methodist Church – Easter Sunday – Rev PJ Jackson (Communion) & Roy Harris
  • Sunday 3rd April – 10am – Parish Church – Rev Andrew Richardson

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 March – Littleham Methodist Church Coffee Morning from 10-30 to 12noon, with coffee & refreshments costing £1. There will be a bring & buy stall with a variety of goods – all money for Church Funds.
Wednesday 9th March – Buckland Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm at Buckland School
Thursday 10th March – Torridge Methodist Circuit meeting at 7.30pm at Torrington Methodist Church
Saturday 12th March – Coffee Morning at Torrington Methodist Church from 10am-12noon, in aid of Torrington Memory Café. There will be a cake stall, bric-a-brac stall, tea/coffee & biscuits & bacon butties.
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
Tuesday 15th March – ‘Take a Break’ Meeting at 2.30pm at Alwington Methodist Church. The Speaker will be James Clarke talking about ‘Bells’. Tea and Coffee will be served.
Thursday 17th March – Torridge Methodist Circuit Safeguarding Foundation Training Evening from 7-9.30pm at Alverdiscott Methodist Church – Please contact Jacqui Watson on 01237 451437
Thursday 17th March – Free Talk on William Tyndale ‘The Father of the English Bible’ at 7.30pm at Christ Church Methodist/URC, Bear Street, Barnstaple
Saturday 19th March – ‘Create Easter Together’ an opportunity to Experiment, Experience & Enjoy Easter through different creative media from 11am-4pm at Northam Methodist Church. Bring a packed lunch but drinks are provided. Contact Helen on 01409 231199 or Sheila on 01409 261466
Saturday 19th March – ‘Percy’s Pictures’, 1960’s Buckland Brewer related Cine Films at 7.30pm in Buckland Village Hall with a Pasty & Punch Supper. Also on Sunday 20th March at 7pm with Tea & Biscuits – Donations for Buckland New Community Hall. Contact Trevor Mills on 01237 451314
Saturday 19th March – BARNABAS A concert performance of the new musical, ‘Barnabus’ by Roger Jones at Westward Ho! Baptist Church, at 7.30pm. Free entry with charity donations
Palm Sunday 20th March – Concert at Torrington Methodist Church at 6pm by Burraton Male Voice Choir from Saltash followed by a Bring & Share Supper
Good Friday 25th March – ‘Simple Lunch’ of Soup, Bread & Cheese in Buckland Parish Church Schoolroom at 12.30pm – £3 with proceeds going to The Harbour Project
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 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 today is for Parish Church Funds
Planned Bible Reader for Sunday 13th March – Enid Booth

Methodist Cleaning for Saturday 12th March – Rosemary Sanders
Lord, you’ve guided us through the difficult days of Lent, encouraging us along the way. We pray as we move towards the darkest day, that you’ll not forsake us but remind us of our Saviour’s ultimate gift and promise of new, abundant, eternal life for all who believe and trust in him, your precious son, Jesus. Amen
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 minutes 24 February

Draft minutes of the Parish Council meeting Wednesday 24 February 2016

held at Buckland Brewer School
Members Present: Mrs Barbara Babb, Miss Rosie Beer, Mrs Marie Douglas, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Mrs Shirley Tilley and Mr David Watson.
Also in attendance ­­Cllr. Robin Julian (DCC)
Parish Clerk: Patrick Blosse
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Parish Council minutes 10 February

Draft minutes of the Parish Council meeting Wednesday 10 February 2016

held at Buckland Brewer School

Members Present: Mrs Barbara Babb, Mrs Maris Douglas, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr George Heywood, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Mrs Shirley Tilley and Mr David Watson.
Also in attendance ­­2 members of the public
Parish Clerk: Patrick Blosse

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Church notices 21 February

Welcome to United Morning Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Sunday 21 February 2016 led by Hilary Savage

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 27; Genesis 15:1-12,17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 28th February – 10am – Methodist Church – Jim Wood
  • Sunday 6th March – 10am – Parish Church – Mothering Sunday – Rev Wendy Mitchell
  • Sunday 13th March – 10am – Parish Church – Rev PJ Jackson
  • Sunday 20th March – 10am – Methodist Church – Palm Sunday – Eunice Dunn

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
TONIGHT – Torridge Methodist Circuit Service at 6.30pm at High Street, Bideford Methodist Church
Wednesday 24th February – Sponsored ‘Knit & Natter’ Event in aid of the North Devon Hospice at 2pm in Parish Church Schoolroom – see Margaret Lloyd for more details
Wednesday 24th February – Additional Buckland Parish Council Meeting at 7pm at Buckland School to look at Planning Matters
Thursday 25th February – Methodist Church Council Meeting at 7.30pm
CPR & Defibrillator Training arranged by Buckland Parish Council in Village Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 26th February & 2.30pm on Saturday 27th February – the Defibrillator situated in the Bus Shelter at the rear of the Chapel will then become operational
Sunday 28th February – ‘Inspire’ Service at Torrington Methodist Church at 7pm
Wednesday 2nd March – Buckland Brewer Community Shop ‘Mini Market’ in Buckland Methodist Church Schoolroom from 9.30am-3pm
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
Thursday 17th March – Torridge Methodist Circuit Safeguarding Foundation Training Evening from 7-9.30pm at Alverdiscott Methodist Church – Please contact Jacqui Watson on 01237 451437
Thursday 17th March – Free Talk on William Tyndale ‘The Father of the English Bible’ at 7.30pm at Christ Church Methodist/URC, Bear Street, Barnstaple
Palm Sunday 20th March – Concert at Torrington Methodist Church at 6pm by Burraton Male Voice Choir from Saltash followed by a Bring & Share Supper
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 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 28th February – David Blight

Methodist Cleaning for Saturday 27th February – Kate Slocombe

Methodist Coffee & Flowers for Sunday 28th February – Carol Hampson
Grant to us, Lord, the gift of inward happiness and the serenity that comes from living close to you. Renew in us each day the gift of joy that, bearing a good courage, we may meet what comes with a gallant heart, giving thanks to you in all things; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Toc H prayer
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 14 February

Welcome to United Morning Worship at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

Sunday 14 February 2016 led by Frank 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 91:1-2,9-16; Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 21st February – 10am – Methodist Church – Hilary Savage
  • Sunday 28th February – 10am – Methodist Church – Jim Wood
  • Sunday 6th March – 10am – Parish Church – Mothering Sunday – Rev Wendy Mitchell
  • Sunday 13th March – 10am – Parish Church – 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
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
Saturday 20th February – West Devon Methodist Circuit are holding a Workshop on working with bereavement from 10am-4pm at Fairplace Methodist/URC Church, Okehampton. Book with Fran Bliss on 0798 175 1056 or franbliss35@hotmail.com – Drinks provided but please bring packed lunch
Sunday 21st February – Torridge Methodist Circuit Service at 6.30pm at High Street, Bideford Methodist Church
Wednesday 24th February – Sponsored ‘Knit & Natter’ Event in aid of the North Devon Hospice at 2pm in Parish Church Schoolroom – see Margaret Lloyd for more details
Thursday 25th February – Methodist Church Council Meeting at 7.30pm
CPR & Defibrillator Training arranged by Buckland Parish Council in Village Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 26th February & 2.30pm on Saturday 27th February – the Defibrillator situated in the Bus Shelter at the rear of the Chapel will then become operational
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 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 21st February – Janet Few

Methodist Cleaning for Saturday 20th February – Toddler parents
Grant to us, O Lord, fullness of faith, firmness of hope and fervency of love. For the sake of the gospel may we sit loosely to our wealth and daily embrace you in the poor of the world. As we rejoice in your generosity so may we give ourselves in the service of others; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thomas More (1478-1535)
God-with-us, Emmanuel, may we

wait expectantly,

prepare prayerfully,

act carefully,

live hopefully,

every day with you. Amen.

Ruth Gee, Darlington Methodist 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 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

Parish Council minutes 27 January 2016

Draft minutes Parish Council meeting 27 January 2016

held at Buckland Brewer School

Members Present

Mrs Barbara Babb, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr George Heywood, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Mrs Shirley Tilley and Mr David Watson.

Also in attendance ­­7 members of the public and Cllr. Robin Julian (DCC)

Parish Clerk

Patrick Blosse

185. Apologies for Absence

Marie Douglas and PCSO Liz Rendle

Marie Douglas had told the Clerk that she was not prepared to take on the responsibility of a trustee of the Village Hall but had not yet discussed this with Trevor Mills, who is Chairman of both the Parish Council and Village Hall Committee. The matter will be discussed further at the next meeting.

186. Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on 13th January 2016

The minutes of the meeting held on 13th January 2016 were confirmed and signed.

187. Declarations of Interest

Barbara Babb and George Heywood in respect of items 196, Proposed Diversion of Footpath 02, Bowden Cross and 198.b, Fields and Allotments.

188. Public Participation

The Clerk explained that he had been contacted by Sally Anne Moreton, who was unable to attend the meeting due to illness, about flooding/icing at Eckfield. It was agreed that Andrew Hewitt will deliver a supply of salt and the Snow Warden was made aware of the problem.

189. Report by Buckland Brewer History Group

Devon Remembers Event 14th January Janet Few gave a resume of a one-day conference held in Torquay recently by Devon Remembers. It celebrated life in Devon 100 years ago. Local history groups were encouraged to submit their research for the Devon Remembers archives and Janet had supplied a copy of their plans for the WWI events in Buckland Brewer, like the work done with Class 2 researching names for the war memorial. This had identified a number of new names that they felt had a right to be listed on the memorial. Janet was disappointed that the event attracted a number of people from the Torquay area but very few from further afield. The Buckland Brewer History Group is hoping to hold a parish event in November 1918, which will mark 100 years from the end of the First World War. Trevor Mills thanked Janet for her contribution.

190. Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

Lyn Leyton, representing the Playing Field Association, had been approached by the Parish Council to organise a beacon or bonfire on 21st April 2016. She felt it should be a community/collaborative event. She has 12 people already interested in helping who represent a good cross-section of the community, and is convening a meeting next week to progress the event. She was concerned about the expense and did not feel that the Playing Field Association should be absorbing any costs. It was explained that the Parish Council had set aside a budget of £300 for the Queens 90th Birthday celebrations and that some of this could be provided to get the event off the ground. Any surpluses or unused funds could then be used to fund a street party in June. Jim Lowe said that the Parish Council had said that it was not in favour of purchasing a beacon but Shirley Tilley said that a beacon previously made by David Lloyd was still available. Andrew Hewitt will contact Margaret Lloyd and undertake any repairs that are necessary. The event needs to be formally registered, which Lyn Layton will do, in the name of Buckland Brewer Parish Council.

Barbara Babb had spoken to the members of the Jubillee Party committee and all were willing to reconvene to arrange a street party in June 2016. It was agreed that the beacon and street party would be organised by one committee combining both groups and that the first meeting would be chaired by Barbara Babb.

191. Clerk’s Report

The Clerk explained that he had not included a review of the Risk Assessment document deferred from last month’s meeting as this agenda was rather full. It will be added to the next agenda.

a. Casual Vacancy: Progress Report Two nominations had been received by the Elections Officer and an election has been called for 18th February 2016. The two nominees are Rosie Beer of Mill House, Littleham and Teresa Bird of Beech Tree Farm. Poll cards are being printed and will be delivered to parishioners shortly. Shirley Tilley was very disappointed that the Parish Council would now have to meet a bill of £1,600 for what she felt was an unnecessary election, especially as the 10 people who had requested the election had not put up a candidate. Andrew Hewitt agreed but pointed out that this was the cost of democracy. He felt that it was important that anyone taking on the responsibility of becoming a Parish Councillor should be committed to fulfilling the whole 4-year term.

b. Correspondence: A summary of ­­­39 items of general correspondence had been provided. Most of the correspondence had been distributed by email prior to the meeting. The Clerk highlighted a newsletter from DALC which invited nominations for a Buckingham Palace Garden Party on 24th May. There were no nominations. A letter had been received from Citizens Advice thanking the Parish Council for its grant. Jim Lowe highlighted one or two items that had come to his attention, including the closing date for nominations for the CCG and the results of the Boundary Commission consultation on Devon County Council, which will result in Buckland Brewer coming under ‘Holsworthy Rural’ with effect from the next County elections.

192. Thornhillhead Moor

The Clerk had contacted Claire McIntosh again about the graziers list but this has not been prepared yet.

193. S106 Land and Community Hall Monies Transfer

Stephen Harding said that papers for the drainage easement that had been requested by the Village Hall Committee were being prepared by their solicitors. The Clerk reported that invoices had been received from Slee Blackwell for their work on the S106 Agreement and land/money transfers. The bill for the Parish Council was £1,262.50 + VAT and the bill for the Village Hall was £800 + VAT. The bill for the Village Hall’s element was passed to Trevor Mills for payment by the Village Hall Committee in accordance with the agreement between the two parties. This action was proposed by Jim Lowe, seconded by Andrew Hewitt and agreed unanimously.

194. Progress Report by Village Hall Secretary on the new community hall scheme

Steve Harding said that a new design had been agreed with Pearce; one which the committee can now afford. A new planning application has been submitted and planners have confirmed that they have no problem with the reduced size and are looking to discharge the conditions. A deed of variation is required to refer to the new planning application; this will be referred to the District Council’s solicitor, Jamie Hollis. Once approved, a 26 week build period is planned with a target to complete by September 2016. Jim Lowe said that there had previously been a regular update in Village Scene. Steve said he would do this again.

George Heywood said that his wind turbine was now operational and that he had always intended that it should be a community project. As such, he was pleased to offer the Village Hall Committee a cheque for £50,000 for use towards the new community hall, which he presented to Steve Harding. George was thanked by all present.

195. Defibrillator

The heated box and security light have been installed in the bus shelter, as agreed at the last meeting. The Clerk has been in touch with the suppliers and a local CPR trainer and is arranging a suitable training event at the Village Hall as soon as possible, after which the defibrillator will be installed. An invoice had been received from Les Babb for the electrical works, at a cost of £605.00 + VAT. David Watson felt that a suitable sign should be erected at the entrance to the bus shelter and this was approved unanimously. Barbara Babb will provide possible dates for training sessions to the Clerk – one in the afternoon and one in the evening. David Watson said that that the chapel had agreed that they would absorb the cost of electricity for the defibrillator.

196. Proposed Diversion of Footpath 02, Bowden Cross

George Heywood had declared an interest in this matter but was permitted by the Chair to explain the reasons behind the request. He explained that the footpath was well-trodden but that it crossed land that he wished to expand his free-range chickens onto and this would require infection control/ There might also be a future planning application for a further shed. The diversion takes the footpath around the edge of the field instead of across it and should have little impact on users of the footpath. It was agreed unanimously to support the request.

197. Review of Parish Plan/Emergency Plan

Progress report from Working Group

a. Progress report from Working Group Jim Lowe will update the contacts register

b. Grant applications for flood and community resilience schemes It was possible to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for tools and equipment suitable for use by Parish Councils with a suitable emergency plan. It was agreed that Barbara Babb will submit a claim.

c. Community Helipad/DAAT Jim Lowe said that he felt the provision of a helipad would be a community project and suggested hiring the village hall so that DAAT could talk to parishioners. Although the Parish Council might be able to help with costs it would require a substantial community contribution. It would be necessary to see the results of the DAAT survey of the two sites in the village.

198. Fields and Allotments

a. Blackhorse Fields: Invitations to Tender Members considered a late application from someone wishing to tender to use the field. It was agreed unanimously to include the applicant in the tendering round. Some amendments to the documents prepared by Robert Hicks had been suggested, mainly concerning use of the fields during winter months. Trevor and Andrew explained that the suggestion was for a 5-year lease requiring the tenant to make good at the end of the term, and that the tenant would be responsible for the cost of fencing. George Heywood said that from November to February the field would look a mess. It was agreed that the Parish Council should pay for repairs to the existing fence along the roadside and to fence the area behind the old pavilion where the field opened onto the allotments. Allowing for the cost of a water trough, it was agreed to add £1,000 to next year’s budget for these works. It was agreed that tenderers should be asked to state how they intend to use and maintain the field in their submission. In light of the discussion, Trevor Mills and Andrew Hewitt will review the tender document and report back.

b. Any Other Matters The Clerk read a statement from Barbara Babb and George Heywood representing the landowners of the ‘amenity lands’ who object to the use of the land for grazing sheep (other than as a temporary measure until 2018) as this was against the terms of the S106 agreement This states that it should be used for sport, education and as an open space. It was agreed that members would reflect on the issue and discuss it further at the next meeting.

199. Report by Jim Lowe of the Clerk’s Annual Review

Jim Lowe read the minutes of the Clerk’s Review Meeting held on 18th January 2016, which are shown at appendix 1. To ease some of the pressure on the Clerk, it was agreed that Jim Lowe would take an overview of communication, that Andrew Hewitt would take responsibility for putting up notices on the Buckland Brewer notice board and that the Clerk would be paid an extra 2 hours in any month when there was an extra meeting.

200. Members’ Reports

Andrew Hewitt (i) explained that the closure of Barton Road was to provide sewerage to his mother’s old house, (ii) There is a Highways event being organised for 16/17th March 2016 which Andrew will attend, and (ii) Fibre optic cables have been supplied to the village but super-fast broadband is not being provided by all suppliers yet.

George Heywood, following the successful installation of a wind turbine, presented a cheque for £20,000 to the Parish Council. He repeated that he hoped that the turbine would prove of benefit to the community and wished this donation to be managed by a charitable trust to be used for supporting education and other activities within the parish. George is establishing a small team of advisors to establish the terms of the trust. In the meantime, the Clerk was asked to open a separate bank account for the monies.

Trevor Mills reported that the fish and chip van is returning to the village (The Whiddon Fryer), on Friday evenings between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

Shirley Tilley complained that there had been frequent, intermittent power cuts recently. The Clerk explained that he had called out Western Power to a serious issue at Catsborough Cross that morning, which had been repaired. This might have solved the problem.

Cllr. Robin Julian reported that the Devon County Council precept increase would be 4% as the County was taking advantage of the opportunity to raise an additional 2% for welfare purposes.

201. 2016/17 Budget and Precept Setting – Final Approval

Following a discussion of the additional expenses that had been approved earlier in the meeting, including the need to replace the Elections Reserve following the election on 18th February, it was agreed to add the following items to the budget for 2016/17:

  • Fencing works etc. at Blackhorse Fields – £1,000
  • Clerks salary (cost of extra meetings) – £250
  • Elections – £1,600

It was proposed by Jim Lowe, seconded by George Heywood and agreed unanimously that the precept should be raised to cover all of these costs and that, therefore, a precept of £11,000 should be levied for 2016/17. This will have the effect of increasing the Council Tax for a band D property by £12.36 per year.

202. Planning

a. Application: 1/1309/2015/FUL, Goutisland Farm, Change of use of one barn to one holiday let George Heywood reported that he had been approached by the neighbour to this property who had not been consulted by Torridge Council. He has a barn that adjoins the barn in the application, in which he keeps bullocks. The neighbour was advised to talk to the District Councillor and to ask him to call-in the application and ask for a site visit. It was agreed unanimously to object to the application as the barn adjoins another barn used to house livestock.

b. Application: 1/1177/2015/FULM, Land at Bulkworthy, 5 megawatt solar park and ancillary development (on 14.6 hectares of land) It was agreed to make no comment as this property is outside the parish boundary.

c. Decisions: 1/0890/2015/AGMB & 1/0891/2015/AGMB, Barns at Braddons Park, Change of use to dwellings – Refused (significant structural requirement did not comply with the requirements of the act) – Noted

d. Decision: 1/1205/2015/FUL, Barn 1, Tythecott Farm, Variation of condition 2 of application 1/0140/2008/FUL to allow for agricultural occupancy – Granted Permission – Noted

203. Accounts

i) Bank balances:
Parish Council Current Account was £11,223.59 as at 31st December 2015 (£8,000 subsequently transferred to Savings Account)
Thornhillhead Moor Account was £8,175.64 as at 19th December 2015
Savings Account was £10,000.00 as at 01/12/15 (+ £8,000 subsequently transferred in)
It is necessary to transfer some monies back into the general account as a number of large bills are now payable and a bill for the election of about £1,600 is expected next month. Instructions to transfer£5,000 back into the general account were signed by Jim Lowe and Barbara Babb.

ii) Payments due (£2,830.52 + VAT)
Parish Clerk’s salary, expenses and associated PAYE (December): £832.11 includes reimbursement of £573.00 for a laptop computer)
Lyn Layton, travel expenses re Devon Remembers Conference – £65.70
L & R Babb, Defibrillator electrics – £605.21 + VAT
Devon County Council, School Hall Hire – £65.00
Slee Blackwell, Solicitors Fees re S106 Agreement – £1,262.50 + VAT

iii) Receipts (£220.00)
Field Rent: £220.00

Date of Next Meeting

Parish Council: 10th February 2016 (Buckland Brewer School, 7:30pm)

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

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Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk

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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

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