St John the Baptist, Plymtree

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The Church

Much of present Church of St John the Baptist dates from 14th and 15th centuries.  It has developed from a much earlier structure possibly Saxon or Norman, parts of which can still be seen today.  The first rector was appointed in1261.  It was included in Simon Jenkins’ book “1000 Best Churches”, published in 1999, and in "Devon's Fifty Best Churches" by Dr Todd Gray in 2011.

The Church visitors’ book includes many comments about the beauty, tranquillity, peace and atmosphere of the church building, whether visiting for worship or more casually. Amongst the characteristics of the church are:

• A listed beautiful medieval building with tower and unusual Tudor style windows to the north.
• Carved medieval rood screen complete with original paintings on the panels.
• Many of the wooden pews have medieval carved ends. There is seating for about 100 without additional chairs.
• There is an organ which was installed in 1979 and is used regularly in worship, supplemented by the use of pre recorded CDs.
• The outside of the tower includes a rare statue of the Madonna and Child, which underwent a programme of conservation in 1992 and consequently won the John Betjeman Award from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
• There are six bells in the tower which are rung on special occasions.


The Fellowship

There is one service on each Sunday. Each month these include two Communion Services and one Morning Prayer, all from Common Worship, and a more informal Family Service with an occasional Family Communion.

The Church is the centre of the community and is often full to overflowing at weddings and funerals. Baptisms are also well attended.

There are informal groups which meet for fellowship at various times; eg a Lent study group.

As from April 2016 Plymtree became part of the Dunkeswell Mission Community.

 

 

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(NB Send an email below goes to Plymtree Churchwardens Alan Barnett and Bill Luttman)

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6 Worship Together at Sheldon
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
 
Carol Service
A Service of Carols and Readings for all ages, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
 
Christmas Morning Family Worship, carols and crib
A short service on Christmas Morning for all the family.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
 
6 Worship Together at Plymtree - Christingle
Sunday 31st December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
A service of Holy Communion from Common Worship.
Every second and fourth Sunday at 9:15 AM for 1 hour
Resumes Monday 13th November 2017
Common Worship
Family Service
A service to suit all ages of hymns, prayers and a bible reading.
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Resumes Tuesday 7th November 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments
Morning Prayer
A service of Morning Prayer from Common Worship.
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Ends Sunday 10th December 2017.
Resumes Saturday 23rd December 2017
Refreshments Common Worship
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Holy Communion
A service of Holy Communion from Common Worship.
Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
6 Worship Together at Sheldon
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Communion
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 11:00 AM
Remembrance Day Service
A Service of Remembrance, including the laying of a poppy wreath, in memory of those who have died and suffered as a result of war.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:50 AM for 1 hour
Carol Service
A Service of Carols and Readings for all ages, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Morning Family Worship, carols and crib
A short service on Christmas Morning for all the family.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
6 Worship Together at Plymtree - Christingle
Sunday 31st December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour

Features

Toilets

Organ
Brass Rubbing
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Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8797
Built: Norman evidence but mainly 14th century
Our Patron: Exeter College Oxford 1st turn, Mark Corfield 2nd turn, Oriel College Oxford 3rd turn
Archdeaconry: EXETER (151)
Deanery: HONITON (15105)
Parish Legal Name: Plymtree (150201 )
CofE Church Info: (615201 15/201)
Short URL: acny.uk/8797/
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The current editor is: Alan Barnett

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This page was last updated on Saturday 30th September 2017
 
 
 
St John the Baptist : Village centre, Plymtree, Devon, EX15 2JU

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