Buckland Brewer

Church notices 30 August

Welcome to United Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Sunday 30th August 2015 led by the Village Team & Frank Watson

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 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 15; Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-9; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

 

Forthcoming United Services

Sunday 6th September – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion – Rev Wendy Mitchell

Sunday 13th September – 10am – Parish Church – Rev Martin Goord

Sunday 20th September – 10am – Methodist Church – Rev Kevin Beer

Sunday 27th September – 11am – Methodist Church – Harvest Festival – Rev Stephen Hill followed by a Harvest Lunch in Village Hall – Please note NO AUCTION as all produce to be passed to Bideford Food Bank & the Harbour Project – The Service is at 11am rather than 10am

 

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

THIS AFTERNOON. – Torrington Methodist Church are holding a ‘Craft with Flowers Festival’ entitled ‘Our Green and Pleasant Land’. The Church will be opened from 12noon-5pm on the Sunday. The Admission is Free but Light Refreshments are available. Proceeds are for Church Funds

Tuesday 1st September – Alwington Methodist Church Coffee Morning at Alwington Village Hall from 10.30am – 12noon.The charity being supported by us is the Devon Freewheelers (this year’s charity supported by the Methodist Women In Britain).There will be the usual stalls

Thursday 10th September – Buckland Parish Church Council Meeting at 7.30pm in Schoolroom

Saturday 12th September – Plymouth & Exeter Methodist District Synod at Kingsley School, Bideford from 10am

Tuesday 15th September – Alwington Methodist Church ‘Take a Break’ session starts at 2.30pm at Alwington Chapel.  Peter Willes of Parkham Farms will be talking about ‘Cheeses’. This will be followed by tea and biscuits

Tuesday 15th September – Discussion on 2015 Fete & preliminary thoughts on 2016 Fete at 7.45pm in Parish Church Schoolroom – All welcome with ideas & thoughts

Thursday 17th September – Torridge Methodist Circuit Meeting at Milton Damerel Methodist Church at 7.30pm

Sunday 20th September – Bideford Methodist Church Harvest Festival Service at 10.30am – the preacher is Graham Thompson (District Chairman). On Monday 21st September there is a Harvest Tea at 5.30pm. followed by light entertainment. Tickets £5 from June Ellery (01237 429455) are available from 6th September. If you can let us know that you are coming it helps with the catering. Proceeds from the tea & sale of harvest goods will go to the Methodist Relief Fund and a local charity. We look forward to seeing you there .Please come and join us.

Sunday 20th September – Torrington Methodist Church Harvest Festival Services start with Morning Worship at 10.30pm led by Mr Geoff Harding. The Evening Services is at 6.30pm and will be led by Rev Graham Thompson, Plymouth & Exeter District Chair. The Harvest Supper will take place on Monday 21st September at 7pm & will be led by Rev Ken Morgan.

We hold in our prayers the Shetland & Scotland Methodist Districts and also Methodist Churches & all Christians throughout Europe.

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 – for those who flee their homes as refugees & often lose their lives. For all those drawn into violence we pray that they will see the true path though peace. For all those & their families who have been caught up in terrorist incidents around the world. For all Christians, who are & feel persecuted around the world for their faith.

We pray for Hamish & Revd Wendy Mitchell following his recent stroke & all we know who are unwell at this time.

To mark the 185th anniversary of Thornhillhead Chapel and the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Bible Christian movement, Diane Barron & Gill Badcock have produced an illustrated booklet which contains information on not only the Chapel building but on the Circuit events which took place in the Chapel and on Thornhillhead Moor and the many individuals who have been involved in the Church life over the last 185 years.  The booklet can be obtained by phoning Diane on 01237 474483 or Gill on 01237 421461.  The booklets cost £5 (plus postage if applicable).

Methodist Collection for Sunday 23rd August was £186 & £2.20 for coffee

The Collection today is for Methodist Church & Circuit Funds

Many thanks for all who attended & helped in any way the Sankey Evening which raised about £530 for Chapel Funds

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 5th September – Iris Chapple – Coffee – Sun 6th September – PARISH CHURCH

Cleaning -Sat 12th September – Rosemary Sanders – Coffee – Sun 13th Sept – PARISH CHURCH

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 23 August

Welcome to United Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Sunday 23rd August 2015 led by Nancy Hall-Tomkin

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 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 34:15-22; Joshua 24:1-2a,14-18; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69

Forthcoming United Services

Sunday 30th August – 10am – Methodist Church – Village Team & Frank Watson

Sunday 6th September – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion – Rev Wendy Mitchell

Sunday 13th September – 10am – Parish Church – Rev Martin Goord

Sunday 20th September – 10am – Methodist Church – Rev Kevin Beer

Sunday 27th September – 11am – Methodist Church – Harvest Festival – Rev Stephen Hill followed by a Harvest Lunch in Village Hall – Please note NO AUCTION as all produce to be passed to Bideford Food Bank & the Harbour Project – The Service is at 11am rather than 10am

 

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

THIS AFTERNOON – Torrington Methodist Church will be holding a ‘Songs of Praise’ Service at the Chapel instead of at West House, along with the Barnstaple Ladies Choir. The Service starts at 3pm & will be followed by Tea.

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August. – Torrington Methodist Church is holding a ‘Craft with Flowers Festival’ entitled ‘Our Green and Pleasant Land’. The Church will be opened from 10am-6pm on Friday & Saturday and from 12noon-5pm on the Sunday. The Admission is Free but Light Refreshments are available. Proceeds are for Church Funds

Thursday 10th September – Buckland Parish Church Council Meeting at 7.30pm in Schoolroom

Saturday 12th September – Plymouth & Exeter Methodist District Synod at Kingsley School, Bideford from 10am

Tuesday 15th September – Discussion on 2015 Fete & preliminary thoughts on 2016 Fete at 7.45pm in Parish Church Schoolroom – All welcome with ideas & thoughts

Thursday 17th September – Torridge Methodist Circuit Meeting at Milton Damerel Methodist Church at 7.30pm

We hold in our prayers the Northampton Methodist District and also the Uniting Church in Australia & the Methodist Church in New Zealand.

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 – for those who flee their homes as refugees. For all those drawn into violence we pray that they will see the true path though peace. For all those & their families who have been caught up in terrorist incidents around the world. For all Christians, who are & feel persecuted around the world for their faith.

We pray for Hamish & Revd Wendy Mitchell following his recent stroke & all we know who are unwell at this time.

To mark the 185th anniversary of Thornhillhead Chapel and the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Bible Christian movement, Diane Barron & Gill Badcock have produced an illustrated booklet which contains information on not only the Chapel building but on the Circuit events which took place in the Chapel and on Thornhillhead Moor and the many individuals who have been involved in the Church life over the last 185 years.  The booklet can be obtained by phoning Diane on 01237 474483 or Gill on 01237 421461.  The booklets cost £5 (plus postage if applicable).

Methodist Collection for Sunday 16th August was £78.50 & £1.50 for coffee

The Collection today is for Methodist Church & Circuit Funds

Many thanks for all who attended & helped in any way the Sankey Evening last week

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 29th August – Kate Slocombe         Coffee – Sun 30th August – Val Bennett

Saturday 5th September – Iris Chapple     Coffee – Sunday 6th September – PARISH CHURCH

 

Before ever you made us, O Lord, you loved us. Your love has never slackened nor ever shall. In love all your works have begun, by love you sustain them and in your love our life is everlasting. So let the beginning and ending of all our loving be to see our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Julian of Norwich (c. 1343-c. 1417)

 

Thank you, Lord, for space and presence,

Thank you for birdsong, rolling hills and craggy hills and dales.

Thank you for relationship and fellowship.

Thank you for the hard places to be.

Thank you, Lord, for the sacrifices of many people, which mean that:

Love can be shared; love can be modelled by your disciples;

Love can be experienced; love can grow as we give ourselves in your service.

We give you:

Our hands to do your work; our feet to go where you send;

Our eyes to see as you would see; our tongues to speak as you would speak;

Our minds to be attentive to your will and our hearts, that through each one of us love can be.

Loraine Mellor, Nottingham and Derby 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 16 August

Welcome to United Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church on Sunday 16th August 2015, led by Eunice Dunn

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 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 34:9-14; Proverbs 9:1-6; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58

Forthcoming United Services

Sunday 23rd August – 10am – Methodist Church – Nancy Hall-Tomkin

Sunday 30th August – 10am – Methodist Church – Village Team

Sunday 6th September – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion – Rev Wendy Mitchell

Sunday 13th September – 10am – Parish Church – Rev Martin Goord

 

We have now started the new arrangements for Worship in Buckland with only one united service a week in Buckland Village either in the Parish or Methodist Churches – usually at 10am. The usual plan will be the first 2 weeks in the Parish Church & the 3rd & 4th Sundays in the Methodist Church – if there is a 5th Sunday this will be something different somewhere to be announced.

 

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

THIS AFTERNOON – Buckland Bowls Club ‘Car Treasure Hunt & BBQ’ starting at Village Hall from 2pm-3.30pm. BBQ at Village Hall from 4.30pm. £5 per car. Contact 01237 451003 – proceeds for Bowls Club & New Community Hall.

THIS EVENING – Annual Sankey Evening at 7pm in Buckland Brewer Methodist Church led by the Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir – Refreshments to follow

Friday 21st August – Buckland & Little Torrington Village Halls are holding a Concert at RHS Rosemoor starting at 7.30pm – an evening of Classic Hits from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with The ‘Grumpy Old Men’ Tickets in advance at £12 to include food from 01237 451314

Sunday 23rd August – Torrington Methodist Church will be holding a ‘Songs of Praise’ Service at West House, home of Mrs Vivienne Sheriff, along with the Barnstaple Ladies Choir. The Service starts at 3pm & will be followed by Tea.

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August. – Torrington Methodist Church is holding a ‘Craft with Flowers Festival’ entitled ‘Our Green and Pleasant Land’. The Church will be opened from 10am-6pm on Friday & Saturday and from 12noon-5pm on the Sunday. The Admission is Free but Light Refreshments are available. Proceeds are for Church Funds

We hold in our prayers the Leeds & Belfast (Ireland) Methodist Districts and also all Christians in Pakistan & Bangladesh.

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 – for those who flee their homes as refugees. For all those drawn into violence, that they will see the true path though peace. For the families of those killed in Tunisia & in ongoing terrorist incidents around the world.

We pray for Hamish & Revd Wendy Mitchell following his recent stroke.

To mark the 185th anniversary of Thornhillhead Chapel and the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Bible Christian movement, Diane Barron & Gill Badcock have produced an illustrated booklet which contains information on not only the Chapel building but on the Circuit events which took place in the Chapel and on Thornhillhead Moor and the many individuals who have been involved in the Church life over the last 185 years.  The booklet can be obtained by phoning Diane on 01237 474483 or Gill on 01237 421461.  The booklets cost £5 (plus postage if applicable).

Methodist Collection for Sunday 26th July was £100.50 & £4 for coffee

The Collection today is for Methodist Church & Circuit Funds

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 22nd August – Carol Hampson      Coffee – Sun 23rd August – Val Bennett

Cleaning – Sat 29th August – Kate Slocombe         Coffee – Sun 30th August – Val Bennett

Day by day, O Lord, let us ardently seek your presence, lovingly walk with you and willingly spend ourselves in your service. At the day’s end let us not be found hiding our talents nor at the end of our life be unready to rise up and meet you in the feast of your kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

 

Loving God,

obedience can be a high price to pay for blessing;

obedience can be a real test of faith:

when the world depended on an Ark, did Noah ask “Will it float?”;

when a nation waited to be blessed, did Abram still say, “But Sarah’s barren?”;

when Jesus called, did Matthew say, “Who will run the office?”.

Lord, give me childlike trust that your promised blessings are greater than my sacrifices;

give me the love for you from which obedience flows naturally,

as it did for Jesus, who never asked, “Why a Cross?”.

 

Colin Harbach, supernumerary minister, Carlisle Circuit

 

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

Changes to 372 bus service from 21 September

Reduced village bus service

From Monday 21 September, the 372 bus (Bradworthy – Buckland Brewer – Bideford -Barnstaple) will run on Mondays and Fridays only.

 

This decision was confirmed following Devon County Council’s cabinet review of supported bus service commitments.

 

The timetable will be included in a new edition of the area timetable books being published shortly and Journey Devon.

If in the meantime for further details, please contact:

Devon CC transport

John Richardson-Dawes,  Principal Transport Co-ordinating Officer,  Transport Co-ordination Service,  Devon County Council,  County Hall, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD.

Devon CC bus information

Other public transport information

Concessionary bus travel

 

 

Temporary traffic restriction: road past Bilsford Farm

The road past Bilsford Farm will be closed for a maximum of 5 days, from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August 2015.   During this time no person shall cause, or permit, any vehicle to proceed or wait on the sections of road affected, except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to those length of roads.  The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via – BILSFORD CULVERT, BRENDON CROSS, BILSFORD CROSS AND VICE VERSA.

For further details and map, please click on the link. 

150729 TTRO1511781 On Site Notice

Church Notices 2 August

Welcome to United Holy Communion at Buckland Brewer Parish Church on Sunday 2nd August 2015

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 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 78:23-29; Exodus 16:2-4,9-15; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35

Forthcoming United Services

Sunday 9th August – 10am – Parish Church – Rev Stephen Hill

Sunday 16th August – 10am – Methodist Church – United Service

Sunday 23rd August – 10am – Methodist Church – Nancy Hall-Tomkin

Sunday 6th September – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion

We have now started the new arrangements for Worship in Buckland with only one united service a week in Buckland Village either in the Parish or Methodist Churches – usually at 10am. The usual plan will be the first 2 weeks in the Parish Church & the 3rd & 4th Sundays in the Methodist Church – if there is a 5th Sunday this will be something different somewhere to be announced.

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

Monday 3rd August – Extra Buckland Parish Council Meeting at 8pm at Buckland Brewer School to discuss outstanding Planning Matters

Tuesday 4th August – Alwington Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning at the Chapel from 10.30am to 12noon in aid of our Refurbishment Fund with the usual stalls and our usual welcome.

Wednesday 5th August – Come and see us and have a cup of tea in the Arcade at the North Devon Show where people from Alverdiscott & Torrington Methodist Churches shall be providing hospitality to the tired show goers.

Thursday 13th August at 7pm at Alverdiscott Methodist Chapel the Parish Nurses from the Two Rivers Parish, Lin Denard and Julia Halpin, will be speaking about Dementia Awareness.

Sunday 16th August – Annual Sankey Evening at 7pm in Buckland Brewer Methodist Church led by the Newton St Petroc Male Voice Choir – Refreshments to follow

Friday 21st August – Buckland & Little Torrington Village Halls are holding a Concert at RHS Rosemoor starting at 7.30pm – an evening of Classic Hits from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with The ‘Grumpy Old Men’ Tickets in advance at £12 to include food from 01237 451314

Sunday 23rd August – Torrington Methodist Church will be holding a ‘Songs of Praise’ Service at West House, home of Mrs Vivienne Sheriff, along with the Barnstaple Ladies Choir. The Service starts at 3pm & will be followed by Tea.

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August. – Torrington Methodist Church is holding a ‘Craft with Flowers Festival’ entitled ‘Our Green and Pleasant Land’. The Church will be opened from 10am-6pm on Friday & Saturday and from 12noon-5pm on the Sunday. The Admission is Free but Light Refreshments are available. Proceeds are for Church Funds

We hold in our prayers the London & Dublin (Ireland) Methodist Districts and also the Methodist Churches & all Christians in The Gambia & Sierra Leone.

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 – for those who flee their homes as refugees. For all those drawn into violence, that they will see the true path though peace. For the families of those killed in Tunisia & in ongoing terrorist incidents around the world.

We pray for Hamish & Revd Wendy Mitchell following his recent stroke.

This month Bradley & Ruth Biddulph have started work for BMS World Mission in Guinea in Africa. Bradley is the son of Keith & Maureen here in Buckland and our prayers go with them & family as they start their Christian development work in that country. They went to Zimbabwe in June 2011 and were based in Bulawayo where they used their skills in construction, fundraising and youth work, to serve with some local charities. Brad and Ruth have just completed a year of language study in France. Their home church is Witney Community Church in Oxfordshire.

From the day of its formation in 1792, BMS World Mission – or the Baptist Missionary Society – has been seeking to make the name of Jesus known in the world.

To mark the 185th anniversary of Thornhillhead Chapel and the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Bible Christian movement, Diane Barron & Gill Badcock have produced an illustrated booklet which contains information on not only the Chapel building but on the Circuit events which took place in the Chapel and on Thornhillhead Moor and the many individuals who have been involved in the Church life over the last 185 years.  The booklet can be obtained by phoning Diane on 01237 474483 or Gill on 01237 421461.  The booklets cost £5 (plus postage if applicable).

Methodist Collection for Sunday 26th July was £100.50 & £4 for coffee

The Collection today is for Parish Church Funds

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 8th August – Lorna Hicks             – Coffee – Sunday 9th August – Parish Church

Cleaning – Sat 15th August – Jacqui Watson      – Coffee – Sun 16th August – Janet Few

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 26 July

Welcome to United Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Sunday 26th July 2015: led by Dave Watson

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 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 145; 2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21

Forthcoming Services

Sunday 2nd August – 10am – Parish Church – United Holy Communion

Sunday 9th August – 10am – Parish Church – United Service – Rev Stephen Hill

Sunday 16th August – 10am – Methodist Church – United Service

Sunday 23rd August – 10am – Methodist Church – Nancy Hall-Tomkin

We have now started the new arrangements for Worship in Buckland with only one united service a week in Buckland Village either in the Parish or Methodist Churches – usually at 10am. The usual plan will be the first 2 weeks in the Parish Church & the 3rd & 4th Sundays in the Methodist Church – if there is a 5th Sunday this will be something different somewhere to be announced.

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

TONIGHT at 6.30pm Sheepwash Methodist Chapel will be celebrating 150 years of Worship with a Service led by Revd Ken Morgan, along with the Torrington Drama Group, and ‘The Trendsetters” who have reformed for the occasion! – Refreshments to follow. All are welcome to this Circuit Service. Please car-share if at all possible, as parking in the village is very limited

Saturday 1st August – SUMMER INTERLUDE presented by Torrington Churches at St Michael and All Angels Church at 7pm. A short concert by James, Ruth and Samuel, playing piano, clarinet and guitar. Donations to Open Doors and Barnabas Fund (the suffering church)

Thursday 13th August at 7pm at Alverdiscott Methodist Chapel the Parish Nurses from the Two Rivers Parish, Lin Denard and Julia Halpin, will be speaking about Dementia Awareness.

Sunday 16th August – Annual Sankey Evening at 7pm in Buckland Brewer Methodist Church led by the Newton St Petroc Male Voice Choir – Refreshments to follow

We hold in our prayers the Southampton Methodist District and also the Methodist Churches & all Christians in the Nordic & Baltic area- Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway & Sweden.

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 – for those who flee their homes as refugees. For all those drawn into violence, that they will see the true path though peace. For the families of those killed in Tunisia & in ongoing terrorist incidents around the world.

Revd Wendy Mitchell has informed us that her husband, Hamish has had another stroke, and she has asked us all to pray for him.

To mark the 185th anniversary of Thornhillhead Chapel and the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Bible Christian movement, Diane Barron & Gill Badcock have produced an illustrated booklet which contains information on not only the Chapel building but on the Circuit events which took place in the Chapel and on Thornhillhead Moor and the many individuals who have been involved in the Church life over the last 185 years.  The booklet can be obtained by phoning Diane on 01237 474483 or Gill on 01237 421461.  The booklets cost £5 (plus postage if applicable).

Methodist Collection for Sunday 19th July was £197.50

The Collection today is for Methodist & Circuit Funds

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 1st August – Rosemary Sanders – Coffee – Sunday 2nd August – Parish Church

Cleaning – Sat 8th August – Lorna Hicks             – Coffee – Sunday 9th August – Parish Church

Loving God,

Your generous gifts of grace, mercy, forgiveness, love and salvation cost you so much, but they are free to those who will simply receive them from you!

You demand nothing from us in return: there are no strings attached. Thank you!

Yet, at the same time, the love for you that stirs in our hearts as we receive your generous gifts,

recognises the call to serve and be sacrificial in the way we live, and to share in your suffering so that we might also share in your glory.

Forgive us for sometimes being reluctant to make the sacrifices that you encourage us to make as you work out your purposes in us.

May we be willing participants in your mission, giving all that we have and all that we are,

looking for no reward except the knowledge that we share in your work and are making a difference in your world.

May the sacrifices we make enable others to recognise that your free gifts are also available to them. In the name of Christ. Amen.

Gill Newton, Sheffield 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 minutes 8 July 2015

Buckland Brewer Parish Council

Draft minutes of meeting 8th July 2015 at 8.00 p.m.

Present – Cllrs Trevor Mills (Chair), Jim Lowe, Marie Douglas, Andrew Hewitt, David Watson, Shirley Tilley, George Heywood.

Also present Jane Lowe (guest minute taker by invitation), Cllr Robert Hicks Torridge District Council (TDC), Clllr. Robin Julian Devon County Council (DCC), 5 members of the public. Read on…

Buckland church notices 19 to 26 July

Welcome to United Holy Communion at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Sunday 19 July 2015

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 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 23; Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34,53-56

Forthcoming Services

Sunday 26th July – 10am – Methodist Church – United Worship – Dave Watson

Sunday 2nd August – 10am – Parish Church – United Holy Communion

Sunday 9th August – 10am – Parish Church – United Service – Rev Stephen Hill

Sunday 16th August – 10am – Methodist Church – United Service

We have now started the new arrangements for Worship in Buckland with only one united service a week in Buckland Village either in the Parish or Methodist Churches – usually at 10am. The usual plan will be the first 2 weeks in the Parish Church & the 3rd & 4th Sundays in the Methodist Church – if there is a 5th Sunday this will be something different somewhere to be announced.

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 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

TODAY – Buckland Brewer Open Gardens & Flower Festival in Parish Church – Open Gardens admission £2.50 with Children Free from 10am-4pm– half of the profits for RNLI. Flower Festival theme is ‘Signs of the Zodiac’ & the Church will be open from 11am-6.30pm on the Sunday with refreshments available. There will be a Closing service THIS AFTERNOON at 6.30pm – Hymns of Glory

Saturday 25th July – There is an ‘Open Day’ at Sheepwash Methodist Chapel from 11am-5pm, and all are invited to come and enjoy a free cream tea, cakes, or just a cuppa in the peaceful surroundings of the Chapel garden. We are celebrating 150 years since the building of the Bible Christian Chapel, called ‘Jubilee’, and there will be on display photographs and memories from then till now. Any donations received will be for Children’s Hospice South West.

Sunday 26th July at 6.30pm Sheepwash Methodist Chapel will be celebrating 150 years of Worship with a Service led by Revd Ken Morgan, along with the Torrington Drama Group, and ‘The Trendsetters” who have reformed for the occasion ! Refreshments to follow. All are welcome to this Circuit Service. Please car-share if at all possible, as parking in the village is very limited

Saturday 1st August – SUMMER INTERLUDE presented by Torrington Churches at St Michael and All Angels Church at 7pm. A short concert by James, Ruth and Samuel, playing piano, clarinet and guitar. Donations to Open Doors and Barnabas Fund (the suffering church)

Thursday 13th August at 7pm at Alverdiscott Methodist Chapel the Parish Nurses from the Two Rivers Parish, Lin Denard and Julia Halpin, will be speaking about Dementia Awareness.

Sunday 16th August – Annual Sankey Evening at 7pm in Buckland Brewer Methodist Church led by the Newton St Petroc Male Voice Choir – Refreshments to follow

We hold in our prayers the Manchester & Stockport Methodist District and also the Methodist Churches & all Christians 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 – for those who flee their homes as refugees. For all those drawn into violence, that they will see the true path though peace. For the families of those killed in Tunisia & in ongoing terrorist incidents around the world.

To mark the 185th anniversary of Thornhillhead Chapel and the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Bible Christian movement, Diane Barron & Gill Badcock have produced an illustrated booklet which contains information on not only the Chapel building but on the Circuit events which took place in the Chapel and on Thornhillhead Moor and the many individuals who have been involved in the Church life over the last 185 years.  The booklet can be obtained by phoning Diane on 01237 474483 or Gill on 01237 421461.  The booklets cost £5 (plus postage if applicable).

Methodist Collection for Sunday 21st June was £68.50 & for Sunday 28th June which was £51

The Collection today is for Methodist & Circuit Funds

Many thanks to all who helped in any way the Fete last weekend

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 25th July – Iris Chapple     – Coffee – Sun 26th July – Barbara Mills

Cleaning – Sat 1st August – Rosemary Sanders – Coffee – Sunday 2nd August – Parish Church

Give to us, Lord, the peace of those who have learnt to serve you, the joy of those who are glad to obey you and the delight of those who rejoice in your praise; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Aidan of Lindisfarne (d. 651)

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

Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk

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