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Sunday Services

Fifth Sunday Communion - Colaton Raleigh St John the Baptist
Common Worship Order One Communion service.
fifth Sunday for 1 hour
The service time varies between 9.30am and 11am. These times are published locally and are available by contacting us. This service is
Do join us for coffee afterwards

Sunday at 8:00 AM

Holy communion
first and third Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour

Said Communion - Venn Ottery St Gregory
Eucharistic service from Common Worship (with sermon), no hymns or sung parts of the service.
second Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour

8 o'clock Communion - Newton Poppleford St Luke
This is a Common Worship Order One Communion service without music. There is usually a very short sermon.
third Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes

All-Age Worship - Newton Poppleford St Luke
The adults and children worship together at a shorter, informal service. The service is held at special times of year - see local publicity or contact us by email.
Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

"Light Funtastic" - Newton Poppleford St Luke
Light Funtastic is our Sunday morning club for children of five years old and upwards. We begin with worship in church, with the rest of the congregation, and then move to the church hall.
Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 5 minutes.
During school holidays the whole church worships together. In term-time "Light" meets
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

With prayers for healing on the third Sunday of the month
Sunday at 9:30 AM
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

A new venture to provide an informal setting both for families and others of any age to explore aspects of Christianity and knowing God. Includes soft drinks and cakes. Children have their own activities. Followed by a short service of Holy Communion for those who wish to.
first and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

First Sunday: no morning service at Tipton, See Venn Ottery Church - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
9.30 am Sung Eucharist service (Common Worship Order One) at Venn Ottery Church.
first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Do join us for coffee afterwards

Holy Communion - Venn Ottery St Gregory
Eucharistic service from Common Worship, partially sung, with congregational hymns too. Robed choir.
first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Do join us for coffee afterwards

Holy Communion - Newton Poppleford St Luke
This is a Common Worship Order One Communion service with songs and hymns but no sung liturgy. The whole church worships together at the start before the children leave for their "Light Funtastic" groups (term-time only).
second and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

Common Worship Order One Communion service.
second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Do join us for coffee afterwards

Morning Worship - Newton Poppleford St Luke
This service is based on A Service of the Word. It is relatively light on liturgy, allowing more time for singing and teaching. It is usually led by lay members of the church. The whole church worships together at the start before the children leave for their "Light Funtastic" groups (term-time only).
third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

Service of Holy Communion - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
Eucharistic service from Common Worship, partially sung, with congregational hymns too. Robed choir. Small, carpeted play area, with books and toys at the back of the church for babies and children.
third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Do join us for coffee afterwards

This service is based on A Service of the Word. It is relatively light on liturgy, allowing more time for singing and teaching.
fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Do join us for coffee afterwards

Fifth Sunday Worship - Newton Poppleford St Luke
Fifth Sunday services vary. Sometimes we celebrate Communion but on other occasions we do something different such as Cafe Church or Songs of Praise.
fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

Informal, accessible worship for those who don't attend church regularly, and for those who do! Usually lay-led, often experimenting with different styles of worship. Projected audio-visuals, usually interactive. Small, carpeted play area, with books and toys at the back of the church for babies and children.
second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 55 minutes
Monthly
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour

Morning Worship, Common Prayer - Feniton St Andrew
second and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour

Parish Communion - Feniton St Andrew
first and third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour

A shorter, more informal service for people of all ages.
first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
The services on the first Sundays of August and September are usually Communion instead of Family Services.
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Holy Communion from The Book of Common Prayer. The service includes a sermon and four traditional hymns; the liturgy is said. The readings set for each Sunday are read from the Prayer Book.
second and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour

Common Worship Order One Communion service.
third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Do join us for coffee afterwards

A less formal eucharistic service, with the expectation that children attending will find something to keep their interest. However, there is a play area at the back of the church if they would like to play there at any point in the service. After the service there is an opportunity for individual prayer ministry in the Sanctuary with trained members of the Prayer Ministry Team.
fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Informal worship
first second third and fifth Sunday at 11:15 AM
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Worship and Praise - Feniton St Andrew
third Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour

BCP Evensong with choir. Please see main website for any variations from this pattern
first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 6:30 PM

Evening Prayer (or Evensong) from The Book of Common Prayer with a sermon and traditional hymns. The versicles, responses and canticles are sung. The Old and New Testament readings are taken from the Revised Standard Version.
first third and fifth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour

third Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour

 

Regular Events

Monday

Messy Church - Ottery St Mary Ottery St Mary Parish Church
Every second Monday at 4:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Men's group - West Hill St Michael the Archangel
Evening meeting 2nd Monday of each month, except for July and August or clashes with holidays. Meet for meal followed by speaker, usually faith based.
Every second Monday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours

Wednesday

Holy Communion - West Hill St Michael the Archangel
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM for 50 minutes
Coffee

Thursday

Mothers Union Corporate Communion - Ottery St Mary Ottery St Mary Parish Church
Every first Thursday at 9:45 AM
Midweek Communion - Ottery St Mary Ottery St Mary Parish Church
Midweek communion service in The Loft - opposite the church
Every second third fourth and fifth Thursday at 9:45 AM
CAMEO - West Hill St Michael the Archangel
Come And Meet Each Other. A group for women with a simple meal, speaker and discussion. Cost 10 for a year.
Every first Thursday at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Coffee

Friday

Tea and Toast - West Hill St Michael the Archangel
This event is held in the Village Hall, adjacent to the school. An informal occasion for mums with toddlers to meet each other and church members, for a chat, drink and toast. Come and go when you please. Term time only.
Term time only. every Friday at 8:50 AM for ¾ hour
Messy Church - West Hill St Michael the Archangel
An informal time for children of all ages to undertake some craft activity followed by a short time of informal worship and a meal. All chidren to be accompanied by an adult.
Usually 4th Friday of every month except July and August. Check notices outside church and separate leaflet. every fourth Friday at 3:45 PM for 150 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
Grown up nativity play - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
A retelling of the Christmas story (and Epiphany) using the Biblical text as a starting point and mainly adult actors. Most of the church building will be used to stage this unusual, exciting event, with the opportunity for the audience to join in with some Christmas carols as part of the play. For that purpose you are advised to bring a torch so you can read the words of the carols in subdued lighting. Refreshments are available afterwards. Tickets: Adult £ 3; child 12 years and under £1 and a collection will be taken for the charity, Crisis at Christmas.
Every first Friday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours from Friday 5th January 2018 until Saturday 6th January 2018
Family Friendly Coffee

Saturday

Coffee morning - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
The church coffee morning takes place in Tipton Community Hall and you can also buy cakes and produce there, sometimes second-hand books and Traidcraft items. Come for a friendly chat!
Monthly every first Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Grown up nativity play - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
A retelling of the Christmas story (and Epiphany) using the Biblical text as a starting point and mainly adult actors. Most of the church building will be used to stage this unusual, exciting event, with the opportunity for the audience to join in with some Christmas carols as part of the play. For that purpose you are advised to bring a torch so you can read the words of the carols in subdued lighting. Refreshments are available afterwards. Tickets: Adult £ 3; child 12 years and under £1 and a collection will be taken for the charity, Crisis at Christmas.
Every first Saturday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours from Friday 5th January 2018 until Saturday 6th January 2018
Family Friendly Coffee
 

Other Events

Christmas coffee morning - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
The usual coffee morning with produce, cake, Traidcraft and book stalls but with a Christmas raffle and extra tinsel and festivity! Stock up on your last-minute Christmas cards etc. and stay for a good chat.
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards
Thursday 7th December 2017 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
This Family Worship service is for villagers of all ages, though children will particularly enjoy it, especially the magical moment when all the christingle candles are lit and we sing a christingle song. There will be hymns/carols, prayers, a talk and a collection for the charity, the Children's Society
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 3:00 PM for 1 hour
Sunday 17th December at 3pm
Candlelit carol service - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
A worship service of carols, readings (Biblical and secular), prayers, a talk, robed choir and lots of candles. Although light levels will be low, the carol words will be projected onto the wall at the front of church. Afterwards, mulled wine, mince pies and chat!
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Candlelit carol service - Venn Ottery St Gregory
Wednesday 20th December 2017 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
A worship service of carols, readings (Biblical and secular), prayers, a talk, robed choir and lots of candles. Afterwards, mulled wine, mince pies and chat!
Do join us for coffee afterwards
Christmas Eve around the crib - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
This lay-led worship service is a retelling of the nativity story, with the children (of all ages) invited to get involved in setting out the nativity scene at the altar. They can come dressed as a nativity character if they wish. There will be child-friendly carols and a short talk.
This service is particularly suitable for families
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
This formal service of Holy Communion marks the start of the Festival of Christmas. There will be hymns/carols, robed choir, liturgy, prayers, a sermon and a celebration of the Eucharist, during which everyone is invited to the altar rail to receive Communion or, if not your usual custom, a blessing.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Monday 25th December 2017 at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Christmas Day Family Eucharist - Escot, Ottery St Mary St Philip and St James
Monday 25th December 2017 at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
9am on Christmas Day
Christmas Day Communion - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
The family service for the Festival of Christmas. We shall sing hymns/carols, say and sing a little liturgy, prayers, a talk and celebrate Communion. Those who don't usually receive the bread and wine are invited to the altar rail to receive a blessing. Children can bring along a Christmas gift if they wish. At the back of the church, on the carpeted area. there are toys and books to entertain younger children, either there or brought back to their pew.
This service is particularly suitable for families
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Communion service - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
Sunday 31st December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
This relatively informal service of Holy Communion will contain hymns, Bible readings, prayers and a talk. It is suitable for all the family but if younger children want a break they are welcome to go and play with the toys and books at the back of the church, on the carpeted area, or to bring a book or toy back to their pew, at any time in the service. Please stay for coffee, squash, a biscuit and a chat after the service!
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards
Prayer meeting for the parish - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
Thursday 18th January 2018 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Our vicar or Reader will lead an open prayer meeting in the church, with the opportunity to contribute if you want to. There will also be time for silent meditation. We will be praying for our world, our nation and for our parish during this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Sunday 4th March 2018 at 6:00 PM for 50 minutes
Reader, David Williamson is leading this meditative service on the theme of "be still and know that I am God". Something a little different for Tipton Church!
Mothering Sunday family worship service - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
Sunday 11th March 2018 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
This informal, lay-led worship service will include hymns, some liturgy, prayers, a talk and the distribution of posies of flowers to all in the congregation who would like one (with priority going to mothers if there is a shortage of posies - unlikely!)
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards
Sunday 25th March 2018 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
We meet at Tipton St. John playing fields car park for a short introductory act of worship then process singing behind a (live) donkey to Tipton St. John church, which the donkey enters. There is then a service of Holy Communion with a long dramatised reading of the Passion story from the Bible. There is a children's play area at the back of the church, to which parents can take their children at any point in the service.
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards
An Hour Before the Cross - Venn Ottery St Gregory
Friday 30th March 2018 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
This quiet, meditative service has Good Friday readings and reflections interspersed with hymns and times of silence for private prayer.
Easter Communion Service - Tipton St. John St John the Evangelist
Sunday 1st April 2018 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
This family-friendly service of Holy Communion will be especially celebratory for Easter, so will include a little sung liturgy, but also a variety of hymns, prayers and a talk from the priest. There is a carpeted area at the back of the church where younger children can play at any point in the service (toys, books). Easter eggs for all at the end of the service!
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards
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