Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

Occuring
Monthly. Every Third Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Address
St Margaret’s Church 57 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HL, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

Every 3rd Sunday of the month, BCP at St Margaret's

Sunday Eucharist at 10 at St Margaret's Church

Occuring
Sunday 21 July 2024, Sunday 28 July 2024, Sunday 04 August 2024, Sunday 11 August 2024, Sunday 25 August 2024 at for 1 hour
Venue
St Margaret's Church
Address
St Margaret's Church, Fore Street Exeter, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

Each week at St Margaret's Church we celebrate the Eucharist. All are welcome to join us.

The fourth Sunday is a more Family Friendly Service and for information go to the Family Communion page.

Mission Community Joint Service

Occuring
Monthly. Every Third Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
See information below
Address
See information below, United Kingdom

10am, every 3rd Sunday of the month, at alternating venues.

July 21st at St Margaret's
August 18th at St Luke's

Songs of Praise at St Margaret's Church - Topsham

Occuring
for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Address
St Margaret’s Church 57 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HL, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

"Join us for a Patronal Open Air Songs of Praise at St Margaret’s Church Yard this Sunday, 21st July, starting at 3:00 pm. The congregation's favourite twenty three hymns have been tallied, and eight will be featured. We have hymns both old and new, so come prepared with your finest singing voice, a hat, and a chair!

Tea and Cake will be served after the service."

1 - Eternal Father strong to save
2 - I heard the voice of Jesus say
3 - Lord of all hopefulness
4 - Shine Jesus shine
5 - love divine, all loves excelling
6 - Praise my soul the king of heaven.
7 - The Church's one foundation
8 - The Lord's mys shepherd.

Take Five

Occuring
Every Monday at for 1 hour
Break
Please note that this event will not be taking place between and
Venue
St Margaret's Church
Address
St Margaret's Church, Fore Street Topsham, United Kingdom

Providing parent/carer support for those with babies and infants and time to connect, and refresh.
Drop in with your little one - warm welcome and drink in your hand so you can take a break.
Mondays, 10-11am, St Margaret's

Compline

Occuring
Every Monday at for 1 hour
Venue
ONLINE -
Address
ONLINE -, United Kingdom

Every Monday evening at 7pm, on Zoom, with Revd. Peter. Night Prayer, or the Prayers at the End of the Day, is the final prayer liturgy of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours.
link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84778755584

Tuesday and Friday Morning Prayer

Occuring
Every Tuesday and Friday at for 30 mins
Venue
St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Address
St Margaret’s Church 57 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HL, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

9am morning Prayer, every Tuesday and Friday morning in St Margaret's.

The theme will follow the lectionary of the Church of England.

Midweek Wednesday Morning Worship

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Address
St Margaret’s Church 57 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HL, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

10am Zoom Worship

Summer study & fellowship group - Reading the book, Holy Habits by Andrew Roberts.

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 1 hour, 20 mins
Venue
St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Address
St Margaret’s Church 57 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HL, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

Meeting in the social area of St Margaret's Church,11 am - 12 noon, with tea/coffee from 10.40. Starting on Wednesday 29th May for ten weeks. All are welcome.

To order a copy of the book 'Holy Habits' please contact Elizabeth Reed on [email protected]

Mini Messy Church

Occuring
Every Thursday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Address
St Margaret’s Church 57 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HL, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

At mini messy church each week we start with a great story, and then sing songs which also includes lots of percussion - ring the bells or bang the drums, we are all in. Then there's lots of opportunities to play freely, and always some crafts that link to the theme of the day.

We also enjoy some fruit snacks and drinks, with the children preparing the fruit alongside the adults.

It's about creating community and enabling connection. If you and your little ones come into church with a sense of belonging, that's mission accomplished!

Coffee and chat at a local coffee venue - information below.

Occuring
Every Thursday at for 1 hour
Venue
In a local coffee venue
Address
In a local coffee venue

You are warmly invited to join us at 10.30am for a get-together over a cup of coffee - a chance to chat, swap stories and reflect on worldly happenings. To join in this event, each week we will meet in a local venue named at the end of this message. On the On the 18th July we will be meeting at the Cuppa Cabin on the Exmouth Road. If you would like to join us or would like more information, please let Revd Tony Raven know on 07949 669939 or [email protected].

Family Communion

Occuring
Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Margaret's Church
Address
St Margaret's Church, 59 Fore St,, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at 10 a.m. for 1 hour

Mission Community Choral Evensong

Occuring
Monthly. Every Second, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Address
St Margaret’s Church 57 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HL, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

On the second and fourth Sunday of the month, St Margaret's Church hosts a Choral Evensong following the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) order of service. This starts at 6.30pm unless otherwise indicated in the Newsletter.

Prayer Breakfast

Occuring
Saturday 03 August 2024, Saturday 07 September 2024, Saturday 05 October 2024 at for 1 hour
Venue
St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Address
St Margaret's Church, Topsham, St Margaret’s Church 57 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HL, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

Held in St Margaret’s Church 8 am - 9 am
Every first Saturday of the month

A simple breakfast, a hymn, short reading & open or silent prayers of the heart.
Each month focusing upon an aspect of the mission community ministry and outreach.

For the month of August Elizabeth writes - This month we pray for:-

• Dream big project/toilets & servery - at St Margaret’s
• for the whole community of Topsham & Wear
• For our study & fellowship groups at Topsham & St Luke’s
• Pray for the cream tea event held in Sandra & Ken’s Garden
• Current Affairs

All are welcome.

Open the Story

Occuring
Sunday 14 July 2024, Sunday 11 August 2024 at for 1 hour
Venue
Countess Wear Community School
Address
Countess Wear Community School, Glass House Lane Exeter, EX2 7BS

‘Open the Story at St Luke’s Forest School’ is held in the grounds of Countess Wear Community School. A bible story is explored with lively activities planned. It culminates in discussion, prayer and a song round a bonfire. There are regularly twenty to thirty people of all ages attending, and sometimes more. The majority of these are children but it is a whole family event.
The theme each Sunday changes.

Cream Teas - Free

Occuring
for 2 hours
Venue
St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Address
St Margaret’s Church 57 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HL, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

On Sunday 11th August between 3.00pm and 5.00pm we will be serving a cream tea in aid of UNICEF - Please donate to Unicef and help the children of Gaza, the West Bank and Israel

https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/children-in-gaza-crisis-appeal/

Julian Meeting

Occuring
Monthly. Every Second Monday at for 1 hour
Break
Please note that this event will not be taking place between and
Venue
St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Address
St Margaret's Church, Topsham, St Margaret’s Church 57 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HL, EX3 0HL, United Kingdom

WE meet together for Contemplative Prayer. The time consists of a reading or a piece of music and a time to be still. Here is some information.
Julian meetings are held all over the world to foster the practice and teaching of meditation and contemplative prayer within the Christian tradition.
It is a chance to still oneself from the busyness of life, to enter into deep silence, stillness. Many people repeat a word quietly to centre their prayer and as the mind may wander, come back to the word.
We start with music to steady our thoughts. This leads us into our 40 minutes of silence and then music once again to lead us out from the depths of stillness.

Then before leaving for home or wherever there is tea and biscuits.

Why do we call it a Julian Meeting? The meetings are named after Mother Julian of Norwich who lived in late fourteenth-century England. At the age of thirty, she fell seriously ill. As she lay dying she had a lengthy vision of Christ’s suffering upon the cross and his redeeming love. She recovered and became an anchoress, walled into a small room, with one window into a
Church and one window onto the world.
This extreme enclosure, so foreign to modern sensibility, did not prevent her from having an active ministry. She is known to have provided spiritual advice to many over several decades.

Julian recorded her visions into a book,
‘Revelations of Divine Love, ’which is a spiritual classic and the earliest surviving book in the English language written by a woman. Her inspired writings accord that the highest form of prayer consists in simply waiting on God. “Be still and know that I am God” (psalm 46:10) If you would like to come along and give it a go, you can be sure of a very warm welcome as we enter silence together. We look forward to meeting you. If this has stirred your curiosity about Contemplative prayer, Julian of Norwich, or you would like to find out more then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Elizabeth Reed
email: [email protected]