North Devon

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

Church notices 31 January

Welcome to United Evensong at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

Sunday 31 January 2016 led by Andrew McWilliam

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

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

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

Forthcoming United Services

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

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

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

Sunday 28th February – 10am – Methodist Church – Jim Wood
Every Friday from 10.15am – 12noon – Coffee Morning at Parish Church Schoolroom

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

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

North Devon Foodbank Collection Point in Community Shop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeremy Dare, Shetland District Chair

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

Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk

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

Church notices 25 December

Welcome to United Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church: Christmas Day 2015

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

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160
Today’s Lectionary – Psalm 96; Isaiah 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 27th December – NO SERVICE in Parish Church or Methodist Church
  • Sunday 3rd January – 10am – Methodist Church – Covenant Service – Rev PJ Jackson
  • Sunday 10th January – 10am – Parish Church – TBC
  • Sunday 17th January – 10am – Methodist Church – Margaret Rickard

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
Sunday 27th December – Methodist Church services at Torrington. Milton Damerel & Bideford in the morning at 10.30am in Bideford & Torrington and 11am in Milton
Sunday 10th January 2016 – FARMING COMMUNITY NETWORK (FCN) invite you & all farmers & friends to a ‘Plough Sunday Service’ on at 3pm at Torrington Methodist Church. The speaker is Rev Philip Wagstaff. There will be Refreshments after the service. For more information telephone Colin on 01363 774522
Tuesday 19th January – Torridge Methodist Circuit Prayer Meeting at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church starting at 7pm – All welcome
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and all that we know are unwell at this time. We remember in our prayers the family of Rev John Bradley who died this past week – John was the Methodist Minister for Buckland and we praise & thank God for his work her – his ministry and his work with Churches Together in England.
John’s funeral will be on Wednesday 6th January at 12.30 pm at Olney Green Burial Ground, Yardley Road, Olney MK46 5EH, followed by a service at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes (300 Saxon Gate West, MK9 2ES). There will be refreshments at the church afterwards. All who wish to be there are welcome at either or both.
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 Christians throughout the Middle East celebrating Christ’s birth in the midst of chaos, violence and hatred
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 Cake Stall at the Christmas Market raised £233.20 – half each (£116.60) for the Methodist & Parish Churches
The collection for the Bellringing Carol Singing around the village came to £115 for the Children’s Society.
The Carol Service Collection came to £269.04 which will be sent to Bradley Biddulph & family who are working with the Baptist Missionary Society in Guinea. Please pray for their work & ministry.
Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 26th December – Carol Hampson – Coffee – Sun 27th Dec – NO SERVICE

Cleaning – Sat 2nd January – Kate Slocombe – Coffee – Sunday 3rd January – Jane Oliver
Light of life, you came in flesh,

born into human pain and joy,

and gave us power to be your children.

Grant us faith, O Christ, to see your presence among us,

so that all of creation may sing new songs of gladness

and walk in the way of peace. Amen.
We bless you, Abba, Father,

for you have visited your people

in one like us in all things but sin,

and in human fragility you have revealed

the face of divinity.

Gather into your arms

all the peoples of the world,

so that in your embrace

we may find blessing, peace,

and the fullness of our inheritance

as your daughters and sons. 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 20 December

Sunday 20 December 2015 led by Rev Kevin Beer

Welcome to Community Carol Service at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

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

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160
Today’s Lectionary – Luke 1:46b-55; Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

Forthcoming United Services

  • Christmas Eve Mass – 10pm – Parish Church – Rev Andrew Richardson
  • Christmas Day – 10am – Methodist Church
  • Sunday 27th December – NO SERVICE in Parish Church or Methodist Church
  • Sunday 3rd January – 10am – Methodist Church – Covenant Service – Rev PJ Jackson
  • Sunday 10th January – 10am – Parish 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
Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve Service at 7.15pm at Thornhillhead Methodist Church which will be led by members of the church. There will be Refreshments to follow the Service
Sunday 27th December – Methodist Church services at Torrington. Milton Damerel & Bideford in the morning at 10.30am in Bideford & Torrington and 11am in Milton
Sunday 10th January 2016 – FARMING COMMUNITY NETWORK (FCN) invite you & all farmers & friends to a ‘Plough Sunday Service’ on at 3pm at Torrington Methodist Church. The speaker is Rev Philip Wagstaff. There will be Refreshments after the service. For more information telephone Colin on 01363 774522
Tuesday 19th January – Torridge Methodist Circuit Prayer Meeting at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church starting at 7pm – All welcome
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and all that we know are unwell at this time. We remember in our prayers the family of Rev John Bradley who died this past week – John was the Methodist Minister for Buckland and we praise & thank God for his work her – his ministry and his work with Churches Together in England.
John’s funeral will be on Wednesday 6th January at 12.30 pm at Olney Green Burial Ground, Yardley Road, Olney MK46 5EH, followed by a service at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes (300 Saxon Gate West, MK9 2ES). There will be refreshments at the church afterwards. All who wish to be there are welcome at either or both.
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 Newcastle upon Tyne Methodist District & Christians in Singapore, Malaysia & Vietnam
We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world.
The collection for the Bellringing Carol Singing around the village last week came to £115 for the Children’s Society.
The Collection today will be sent to Bradley Biddulph & family who are working with the Baptist Missionary Society in Guinea. Please pray for their work & ministry.
Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 26th December – Carol Hampson – Coffee – Sun 27th Dec – NO SERVICE

Cleaning – Sat 2nd January – Kate Slocombe – Coffee – Sunday 3rd January – Jane Oliver
Come, O Christ the Light, and illumine our darkness. Come, O Christ the Life, and raise us from death. Come, O Christ the Physician, and heal our wounds. Come, O Fire of Love, consume our sins and kindle within us the flame of your love. Amen.

Dimitri of Rostov (1651-1709)

 

God of all times and each moment,
as we start each day,
whether we are ready and eager,
or anxious and unsure of what the day will bring,
wake us to your call.
In our work,
in the tasks of the home and the routine of business,
whether we are stimulated and fulfilled,
or exhausted and bored,
strengthen us for your labour.
At each day’s end, in recreation and rest,
whether we are full of the day’s good things,
or are weary, foot-sore or lonely,
bring us to rest in your grace.
And at all times and in each moment,
recall us to the knowledge of your sustaining love
made known in Jesus,
in whose name we pray. Amen.

Andrew Lunn, Manchester and Stockport 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

Geoffrey Cox MP surgery dates for 2016

Advice surgery dates 2016

Bideford and Torrington

  • Saturday 16 January
  • Saturday 27 February
  • Saturday 9 April
  • Saturday 21 May
  • Saturday 2 July
  • Saturday 10 September
  • Saturday 22 October
  • Saturday 3 December

Holsworthy and Tavistock

  • Saturday 30 January
  • Saturday 19 March
  • Saturday 7 May
  • Saturday 11 June
  • Saturday 30 July
  • Saturday 1 October
  • Saturday 12 November
  • Saturday 17 December

By appointment only

If you would like to make an appointment to see Geoffrey, please contact his office by post, email, phone or website.

Geoffrey Cox MP for Torridge and West Devon

Constituency Office: 2 Bridge Chambers, Lower Bridge Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2BU

Email: tellgeoffrey@geoffreycox.co.uk

Telephone: 01237 459 001

Web:

Church notices 29 November

Welcome to United Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Sunday 29 November 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 25:1-10; Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 6th December – 4pm – United Christingle Service at Parish Church – Eunice Dunn
  • Sunday 13th December – 10am – Parish Church – Rev PJ Jackson – Holy Communion
  • Sunday 20th December – 6.30pm – Parish Church – Community Carol Service – no service in morning – Refreshments to follow
  • Christmas Eve – 10pm – Parish Church
  • Christmas Day – 10am – Methodist Church
  • Sunday 27th December – NO SERVICE in Parish Church or Methodist Church

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

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

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

North Devon Foodbank Collection Point in Community Shop

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

Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm
TONIGHT – There will be a special Circuit Service for Advent at Alverdiscott Methodist Church at 6.30 pm. If you intend to come please bring a hand held mirror, any size & any shape. Tea and biscuits will follow the service.
Tuesday 1st December – Coffee Morning at Alwington Village Hall in aid of the Stroke Association – arranged by Alwington Methodist Church. There will be all the usual produce and bring & buy

stalls. Entrance £1. Come and join us.
Thursday 3rd December – Methodist Circuit Meeting at Torrington Methodist Church at 7.30pm
Saturday 5th December – Buckland Brewer Christmas Market in Village Hall, Chapel & Road from 11am – in aid of New Community Hall – The Churches of Buckland are having a Cake Stall to raise funds at the Christmas Market.  We would be grateful for any donations of cakes and baking to sell.  Please contact Alison Lobb, Joan Blight or Lorna Hicks if you have any queries.
Saturday 5th December – Northam Choral Society will be performing the following in St Mary’s

Church, Bideford at 7.30pm. – Vaughan William Fantasia, Rutters Dormi Jesu, Britten’s Hymn to

the Virgin. Carols will be sung by the choir and the audience. Please come and join us for a

festive evening.

Saturday 12th December – Clean-up & Preparation for Carol Service at Parish Church – time to be confirmed
Tuesday 15th December – Carol Singing around the Village by the Buckland Bellringers + friends – meet on Village Green at 7pm – bring voices!
Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve Service at 7.15pm at Thornhillhead Methodist Church which will be led by members of the church. There will be Refreshments to follow the Service & there is a warm welcome to all.
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and Rev John Bradley who is also very unwell at this time.
We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the terrorist attacks in Paris, France & many other places – those who have lost loved ones, those injured & those emotionally affected by events.
We pray for the York & Hull Methodist District & Christians in Algeria, Tunisia, France, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia & Switzerland
We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world.
The collection for Sunday 22nd December was £90 plus £4.65 for Coffee

The Collection today is on behalf of Methodist Church & Circuit Funds
Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 5th December – Rosemary Sanders – Coffee – Sun 6th Dec – PARISH CHURCH
God of the waiting – from Christian Aid

God of the waiting, give us courage to wait with those in the most broken places of the world,
and with all those who struggle to be bearers of hope there.

We pray with those who wait for wars to stop, for violence to cease.

God of the waiting, turn conflict into peace.
And we pray for those who have given up on the coming of hope,
because they feel they wait in vain at checkpoints, at borders, for jobs, for food,
and for all those whose lives are crushed under the structures and systems of injustice.

God of the waiting, wait with your world.
Turn anger into reconciliation, and our lack of hope into courage,
so that our waiting may be over and all the things of darkness shall be no more.

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

Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk

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