St John the Evangelist, Tipton St. John

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St. John's is a welcoming family of all ages, aiming to share God's love with our community. We use a variety of styles of worship, reverent, relaxed and relevant. We hope that you will find here a spiritual home for offering worship to God and support and encouragement to grow in your Christian faith.

We particularly value our links with Tipton's Church of England Primary School, and seek ways to develop our ministry and outreach to children. Lay ministry is also a developing area of our life together and we encourage our members to discern and use their gifts.

The parish also includes St. Gregory's Church in Venn Ottery, where we worship together on the first Sunday of the month at 9.30 am. There is also an 8 am Said Communion service at Venn Ottery on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Two small, friendly, informal goups of people from the whole parish meet most weeks (one on Tuesday afternoons, one on Thursday evenings)  for fellowship, Bible study and discussion and prayer. We always welcome newcomers and you don't have to commit to attending every week.

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The Revd Mark Ward
The Vicarage
Newton Poppleford
Sidmouth
EX10 0HB
(01395) 568390 (Vicar)

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Coffee morning
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
Resumes Saturday 7th October 2017
for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
 
Evening Service
This informal service will be led by one of our Readers and will explore a theme related to the commemoration of the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago, through short Bible readings, worship music/songs, possibly a hymn or two, prayers and a reflective talk.
Sunday 1st October 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
 
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Sunday

First Sunday: no morning service at Tipton, See Venn Ottery Church
9.30 am Sung Eucharist service (Common Worship Order One) at Venn Ottery Church.
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Refreshments Common Worship
Service of Holy Communion
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.
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Refreshments Common Worship
Family Worship
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.
Monthly
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 55 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
Family Communion
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.
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Resumes Sunday 22nd October 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship

Saturday

Coffee morning
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
Resumes Saturday 7th October 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments
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Family Worship
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.
Sunday 24th September 2017 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
Evening Service
This informal service will be led by one of our Readers and will explore a theme related to the commemoration of the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago, through short Bible readings, worship music/songs, possibly a hymn or two, prayers and a reflective talk.
Sunday 1st October 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Prayer meeting for the parish
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 nation and for our parish.
Thursday 26th October 2017 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Communion service
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!
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
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 29th October 2017 at 3:00 PM for 50 minutes
Refreshments
Service of Remembrance
Lay-led, non-eucharistic service of morning worship, including an Act of Remembrance for those who died serving their country. There will also be hymns, prayers and a talk.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Christmas coffee morning
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.
Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Christingle service
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 the main lights dimmed and we sing a christingle song. There will be hymns/carols, prayers, a talk and a collection for the charity, the Children's Society
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
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 17th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Eve around the crib
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.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Eucharist
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 11:00 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Common Worship Christmas Carols
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.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols
Mothering Sunday family worship service
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!)
Sunday 11th March 2018 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
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 25th March 2018 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
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 1st April 2018 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Outdoor worship service
This lay-led service will be held on the playground of the lower site of Tipton St. John primary school and will have hymns/songs, prayers and a short talk. All ages are welcome and we hope everyone will stay after the service to help set up the school playing field for the church fete on Monday - no heavy lifitng required. Many hands make light work!
Sunday 26th August 2018 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Annual Church Fete
12 noon till 4 pm on the school playing field in the middle of Tipton St. John. 50p entrance (children free). The annual fete is the main fund-raising event of the year for the parish churches at Tipton St. John and Venn Ottery but it is a real community event and many villagers join in manning the stalls, sideshows, BBQ and cream teas room. As well as sideshows, there will also be a bouncy castle for the children and the most popular stalls in the past have been home-made cakes, plants and books. Prize Draw tickets are available in advance.
Monday 27th August 2018 at 12:00 PM
Family Friendly Refreshments

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

 

Alpha and Christianity Explored courses are available within the Otter Vale Mission Community, together with annual confirmation courses
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Daylight hours or about 8.30 am - 5.30 pm
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8805
Built: 1839
Architect: John Hayward
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Otter Vale TM Patronage Board
Archdeaconry: EXETER (151)
Deanery: OTTERY (15107)
Parish Legal Name: Tipton St. John with Venn Ottery (150209 )
CofE Church Info: (615209 15/209)
Short URL: acny.uk/8805/
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