St John the Baptist, Yarcombe

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St John the Baptist is part of the Five Alive Mission Community: Dalwood, Kilmington, Shute with Whitford and Yarcombe.

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The parish of Yarcombe consists of Yarcombe village and the hamlet of Marsh.   Yarcombe straddles the A30, equidistant from Honiton and Chard, and Marsh lies beside the A303 to the north.  In an area of 4¼ x 2½  miles, there is a population of around 500 people living in 200 houses.  The parish is in an Area of Outstanding Beauty within the Blackdown Hills. 

The centre of Yarcombe village is situated around the Church, the Village Hall, The Yarcombe Inn and The Belfry Hotel.  There is a 25 year old estate of 19 houses.  Marsh sits on the old A30 and includes an excellent pub.  There is an average age mix, but with quite a lot of retired people.  Primary aged children attend Stockland School by bus and there is a bus to the secondary school in Honiton.

 About St John the Baptist Church, Yarcombe 

There has been a church in Yarcombe since the 13th century.   A large team of volunteers care for the cleaning, churchyard and flowers – comments in our visitors’ book often say how well-cared for it seems.   There is a small regular congregation, but with the more people coming to Family Services.   Over 200 come to the annual Carol Service, and special celebrations like Harvest and Remembrance Sunday are well attended.  We have a strong link with Yarcombe Baptist Chapel and have frequent joint services in both venues.



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Family Service
Informal, often lay led family service. This is also the service where children's baptisms take place roughly quarterly as part of the service itself.
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
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Book of Common Prayer Sung Evening Service with Sermon. This service alternates with Lite Bite on the 4th Sunday of each month.
Sunday 25th October 2015 at 6:00 PM for 50 minutes
We start at the War Memorial and then proceed to the Parish Church for the service.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 10:50 AM for 50 minutes
The Five Alive Mission Community comes together for this preparation for Advent and Christmas. This year at Yarcombe.
Sunday 29th November 2015 at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Joint Christingle
A Moravian Service adopted by Children's Society and tells the story of Jesus as the Light of the World using the symbolism of an Orange and a Candle. This service is shared with St.Michael and All Angels, Stockland and this year will be hosted in Yarcombe with the support of children from Stockland CofE Primary Academy
Sunday 6th December 2015 at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
Carols & Readings
Sunday 20th December 2015 at 7:00 PM for 50 minutes
First Communion of Christmas
Traditional Service of Communion with Carols
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Day Family Service
Bring a Present to church!
Friday 25th December 2015 at 10:30 AM for 50 minutes



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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8737
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Bishop of Exeter, Dean and Chapter Exeter and Diocesan Board of Patronage (jointly, 1st and 3rd turn), The Crown (2nd turn)
Archdeaconry: EXETER (151)
Deanery: HONITON (15105)
Parish Legal Name: Yarcombe (150156 15/156)
CofE Church Info: (615156 15/156)
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The current editor is: Simon Holloway

This page was last updated on Friday 14th August 2015
St John the Baptist : Off A30, Yarcombe, Devon, EX14 9BN

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