Church of England Diocese of Exeter Brendon

Vicar's Newsletter for Advent 2

5 Dec 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Church_news From_the_Vicar
Dear Friends,

It has been rather a full week! It is good to be able to resume our Eucharist at 11am at St Mary’s this week, and to hold a service at Barbrook (also 11am and with a Covid safe numbers limit of 15) to prepare to mark Jesus’ birth with readings and music, as we enter further into our journey through Advent. This week we light the candle for the prophets of God and the Old Testament reading from Isaiah say “Comfort my people”. Whether you are at home or in church may you know that the message of God’s comforting love is addressed to you.

We are learning to adapt to the best laid plans changing, aren’t we? The briefing to guide our planning for Christmas was delayed from last week to this coming week, so I have not got news of what we can definitely do yet. There will be much communication in the coming week – and I hope I can give you more clarity next week.

One simple way to be of help to our community: if you have any surplus “bag for life”-strength carrier bags, could you consider passing them on to the local community emergency hub at the Lynton Town Hall (the old tourist information office). If you can drop them in on a Saturday morning they would be gratefully received.

God bless