Open Air Worship Service
An outdoor worship service to be held on the playground of the lower site of Tipton St. John Primary School. There will be an informal. lay-led service of hymns, prayers and a talk; coffee afterwards.
Sunday 14th July 2013 at 10:00 AM for 55 minutes
Songs of Harvest Praise
Lay-led, non-Eucharistic service of hymns and readings, some from the Bible, some Harvest-themed. Robed choir. Less suitable for children than the morning thanksgiving service as more formal.
Friday 20th September 2013 at 6:30 PM for 50 minutes
A lay-led, family-friendly service (with no Holy Communion) to celebrate Harvest to be held in the school grounds (or Village Hall if wet). Songs, hymns, prayers and a talk. An opportunity to bring donations of tinned or dried food forward, which will be taken afterwards to St. Petrock's Homeless Centre in Exeter.
Sunday 22nd September 2013 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Lay-led non-eucharistic service from the Book of Common Prayer with robed choir: sermon, sung liturgy and psalm and hymns
Sunday 29th September 2013 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
All Souls Service
A reflective service when we remember loved ones who have died, including lighting a candle for them. Hymns, Bible reading, prayers, talk. Tea and cake afterwards.
Sunday 3rd November 2013 at 3:00 PM for 50 minutes
This special service is particularly for children, though villagers of all ages enjoy it, especially the magical moment when all the christingle candles are lit and the main lights dimmed and we sing a Christmas carol. There will be hymns/carols, prayers, a talk and a collection for the charity, the Children's Society
Sunday 8th December 2013 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Candlelit carol service
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 22nd December 2013 at 6:00 PM for 1 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.
Tuesday 24th December 2013 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
First Communion of Christmas
This formal service of Holy Communion marks the start of the Festival of Christmas. There will be hymns/carols, liturgy, prayers, a sermon and a celebation of the Eucharist, during which everyone is invited to the altar rail to receive Communion or, if not your usual custom, a blessing. Our Vicar, Mark, will lead the service and there will be a small robed choir.
Tuesday 24th December 2013 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Christmas Day Communion
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.
Wednesday 25th December 2013 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Informal pancake racing for all age groups, with other pancakes for eating!
Tuesday 4th March 2014 at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Posy-making for Mothering Sunday
Come and help the flower ladies make posies for distribution at the Mothering Sunday service the following day and at the nursing home next door.
Sunday 30th March 2014 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Palm Sunday service
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.
Sunday 13th April 2014 at 10:45 AM for 175 minutes
Easter Communion Service
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!
Sunday 20th April 2014 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour