Church notices 4 October 2015

Welcome to United Holy Communion at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

Sunday 4th October 2015 led by Rev Wendy Mitchell
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 8; Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 1:1-4,2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16

Forthcoming United Services

Sunday 11th October – 10am – Parish Church – Rev PJ Jackson – Holy Communion
Sunday 18th October – 10am – Methodist Church – TBC
Sunday 25th October – 10am – Methodist Church – Duncan Withall
Sunday 1st November – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion

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 starting on Wednesday 7th October

Bible Christian 200th Celebration Exhibition at Lake Chapel, Shebbear from Sunday 4th- Monday 5th & Wednesday 7th-Friday 9th October from 2-4pm. On Friday 9th October there is a Tea from 5-6.30pm at Lake Chapel followed by a Celebration at 7pm with the Shebbear College Music Group, Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir & the Torrington Drama Group. The Speaker is Rev Steve Wild, President of the Methodist Conference.

Saturday 10th October – Buckland Women’s Institute Table Top Sale in Buckland Village Hall from 11am-4pm (Sellers can set up from 10am) Tables at £5 per table to be booked in advance with Kim on 01237 451724 before 30th September. Refreshments & WI Stall.

Wednesday 14th October – Buckland Brewer Community Shop ‘Mini Market’ in Chapel Schoolroom from 9.30am-3pm with Tea/Coffee from 10am-12noon

Thursday 15th October – Torridge Methodist Circuit Local Preachers Meeting is at 7.30pm at Alverdiscott Methodist Church.

Saturday 17th October – Buckland Brewer Village Hall are holding an Evening of Wine Tasting from 7.30pm

Sunday 18th October – Concert by the Exeter Male Voice Praise Choir at Torrington Methodist Church at 6.30pm – Bring & Share Supper to follow

Tuesday 20th October – Take a Break Meeting at Alwington Methodist Church at 2.30pm. The Speaker will be Andrew Millman – the subject will be “Memories” followed by tea and biscuits.
Tuesday 20th October – Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Council Meeting in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm

Wednesday 21st October – Buckland Brewer History Group Meeting at 7.30pm in Parish Church Schoolroom

Monday 26th October – Usborne Book Party in Buckland Parish Church Schoolroom from 7-9pm

Rev David Wheeler – a Supernumerary Minister in the Exeter, Coast & Country Methodist Circuit – has recently died. Rev Wheeler’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday 14th October at 10.45am at the East Devon Crematorium. This will be followed by a Thanksgiving Service at 2.30pm on the same day at Sidmouth Methodist Church. Rev Wheeler served as a Minister in the old Shebbear Circuit

We hold in our prayers the Bedfordshire, Essex & Hertfordshire and the Midlands & Southern (Ireland) Methodist Districts and also Methodist Churches & all Christians in Equatorial Guinea and Ghana

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 & sometimes lose their lives. For all Christians, who are & feel persecuted around the world for their faith.

We remember in our prayers Carol Hampson & family following the sudden death of Keith; Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and Wendy & Roy Pedlar & all we know who are ill, worried or bereaved.

To mark the 185th anniversary of Thornhillhead Chapel and the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Bible Christian movement, there is a booklet for sale – it can be obtained by phoning Diane on 01237 474483 or Gill on 01237 421461. The booklets cost £5 (plus postage if applicable).

Harvest Festival Cash Collection was £111.10; Methodist Envelopes were £117 & Meal donations were £200. Village Hall costs to be paid of £12.50. The produce has been taken to The Harbour Project in Bideford as the Foodbank Warehouse is currently full. Many thanks to all who helped, attended & contributed.
The Collection today is for Parish Church Funds

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers
Cleaning – Sat 10th October – Kate Slocombe – Coffee – Sun 11th October – PARISH CHURCH
Cleaning – Sat 17th October – Iris Chapple – Coffee – Sun 18th October – Sylvia Evans

Buckland Brewer Parish Website –
Torridge Circuit Website –
Buckland Brewer Methodist Church has a Facebook page – just log into Facebook & type Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Community shop grand opening

Rev Graham Slingo and shop manager Lorna Seymour at the community shop grand opening

Rev Graham Slingo and shop manager Lorna Seymour at the community shop grand opening

Saturday 2 February saw the grand opening of the Buckland Brewer Community Shop.

There was a fantastic turnout from the village and the shop committee were delighted to welcome a number of special guests who have helped get the shop up and running. Geoffrey Cox MP helped cut the ribbon. Daniel Lobb, who helped inspired the shop logo design, cut the celebratory cake.

The committee also welcomed representatives from the Community Council of Devon, the Plunkett Foundation and the Bideford and Shebbear Methodist Circuit, plus our county district councillors Cllr Alison Boyle and Cllr Robert Hicks.

BBC Spotlight were on hand to film the opening and there was a nice package that went out on the Sunday bulletin.

A big thank you from the shop committee to everyone who helped make the day so special.

There are further photos on the shop website and Facebook page.

Your shop is open 7.30am to 6pm every weekday, 8am to 1pm on Saturdays and 10 to 11am on Sundays for prepaid newspapers.

Photo courtesy of Trevor Maggs

The Proposed Wind Turbine on land at Bowden Farm, Buckland Brewer

The Proposed Wind Turbine on land at Bowden Farm, Buckland Brewer

There will be an opportunity for public to hear about the above Planning Application, in the Village Hall, from 10 A.M.-12 NOON on Saturday 9th February

Come and meet the developers, Hallmark Power Ltd;

See the Plans, Maps and Pictures;

Ask your questions.

Jim Lowe, Chair, Buckland Brewer Parish Council

Buckland Brewer AGMs

Don’t forget, two important annual general meetings in the coming weeks:

  • Wednesday, 21 November 2012: Village hall  AGM will be held at 7.45 pm in the Village Hall.
  • Wednesday, 28 November 2012: Playing fields’ association AGM will be held at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.

Buckland Brewer Traditional Christmas Market














Buckland Brewer Village Hall is a Registered Charity no 297685

Zumba fitness – Buckland Brewer village hall

Zumba fitness


  • Every Monday, 7pm-8pm
  • Buckland Brewer Village Hall
  • £5 per session or 10 for £45

ZUMBA® classes are dance based workouts which blend infectious rhythms from around the world with easy-to-follow choreography to provide effective, total-body workouts. I inject a bit of my own personality and use my experience in dance and choreography to ensure that my workouts are tailored to suit both the ability and agility of my class.

ZUMBA® classes are for everyone!  You don’t need to be able to dance. During the workout just copy me in your own style and at your own pace. As long as you’re smiling you can’t go wrong!

So if you’re looking to lose weight the fun way, you want a break from the stress of day to day life, or you just want an excuse to have a boogie then ZUMBA® classes are for you.


Telephone: 07508 345254

Buckland Brewer Playing Fields Association – News, October 2012

Signpost to the playing field

Signpost to the playing field

The playing fields’ association AGM will be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 in the Village Hall. All are welcome to attend.

We would be very pleased to welcome new members to the committee which is essential to the maintenance of the playing-field. If you are interested in becoming a member please phone me for more details then I will arrange for you to have a nomination form which should be completed and returned by 19th November.

Sports/Activities questionnaires: We’ve now distributed questionnaires to every house in the village so please let us know your ideas about developing the Playing Field. People living in the parish but outside the village please email me on for an electronic version.

Events: Our Wine & Wisdom event on 29 September was a huge success raising much-needed funds for the Field. We’re very grateful to Viv Sutton for organising, preparing and serving the refreshments and to David Blight for running the bar.

Chris Layton


Village Hall Annual General Meeting

The Village Hall annual general meeting will take place, in the Village Hall, at 7.45 p.m. on Wednesday 21 November.

It is anticipated that it will last approximately 15-20 minutes and members of the public are welcome to attend. There will be at least one vacancy to fill at this time.

If anyone feels that they would like to become a trustee of the Village Hall, please either contact Trevor Mills or Jane Lowe for more information, or attend the AGM with your nomination.

The AGM will be followed by a scheduled meeting of the new committee. Committee meetings are not open to the general public, but for public information, approved minutes of all meetings can be found on the parish website.

Road Closure for Christmas Market, Saturday 1st December

Please note that Ashtons Row will be closed to traffic, for the distance of 36 metres, from the junction with Tower Hill between Babb’s the butchers and the village hall.

The road will be closed from 8am to 5pm. An alternative route will be sign posted via Barton Road.