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Morning Prayer each day at 09.00

For other services and events, see the weekly Pew Leaflet  

Further information can be found in our Leaflets or by contacting the Parish Office (normally open Monday to Friday 09.30 - 12.30).

99 High Street,  Honiton,  EX14 1PG               01404 44035    Email: office@honitoncofe.org

The Mackarness Hall is part of the church's facilities and is available to hire - for more information please see the website.

The Crypt, spaces within the church and on the forecourt are available to hire.

Please contact the Parish Office for all enquiries about bookings.

 

Our Main Worship

 

Sunday December 15th

  • 08.00 ~ Holy Communion (said)
  • 09.30 ~ Third Sunday Eucharist

  

Sunday December 22nd

  • 08.00 ~ Holy Communion (said)
  • 09.30 ~ Parish Eucharist
  • 16.00 ~ Christingle & Crib Service

 

Tuesday December 24th

CHRISTMAS EVE

  • 22.30 ~ Carols - before ...
  • 23.00 ~ 'Midnight' Eucharist

 

Wednesday December 25th

CHRISTMAS DAY

  • 08.00 ~ Holy Communion (said)
  • 09.30 ~ Parish Eucharist

 

Sunday December 29th

  • 10.00 ~ Mission Community Eucharist (at St Paul's)

 

Sunday January 5th

  • 08.00 ~ Holy Communion (said)
  • 09.30 ~ Parish Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Going GREEN

St Paul’s has registered with Eco Church and is working towards a bronze award.

To find out more see https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/how-eco-church-works/ 

 

SAFEGUARDING at St Paul's

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to one of the following:

·         The Parish Office on 01404 44035

·         Lyn Thatcher on 01404 41429

·         You could also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team at - https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.

 

St Paul’s
Church
Honiton

 

Advent

Welcome to St Paul’s website in this season of Advent. In these four weeks before Christmas we are busy preparing for the great Feast of Christmas and the birth of God’s only Son, Jesus, as a vulnerable and helpless baby in Bethlehem.

On our website you can find details of our Advent and Christmas activities. We hope that there is something there to suit various ages and tastes!

Although we’re busy preparing, it’s also good to take some time out to reflect upon the real meaning of Christmas, so that we don’t overlook that greatest present of all time: God’s healing and forgiving love made known to us in his Son, Jesus.

You might like to use this prayer in a quiet moment. 

Advent God, we journey with you to Bethlehem’s stable and a new-born King, 
ears attuned to the song of angels, eyes alert for Bethlehem’s star.
Forgive us if on our journey we are distracted by the tempting offers of this world.
Keep our hearts aflame with the hope of Christmas,
and the promise of a Saviour. Amen.

John Birch, from the Mother’s Union website

With every blessing

Sue Roberts

Team Rector 

 

 

  Join us for this concert by the

  Sheldon Singers on

  Saturday 21st December

  download the poster here

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The next Celebrate Together is on

January 11th

Join us then - download the poster here

 

 
 
 

Palestine Home Rebuild - an update from Jane Scriven

Two years ago, I visited Palestine (aka West Bank/ Israeli Occupied Territories) and was deeply moved at the plight of people suffering as a result of the occupation. I had to return.

I signed up for an Amos Trust Home Rebuild, and returned this Spring to help re-house a family (whose home had been demolished at 3.00am by the Israeli military a few years earlier). We were a big group - mostly retired - and the usual reaction of the Palestinian builders is “Oh no, a bunch of geriatrics!” Once the team gets to work the reaction quickly changes. We tidied up the site removing trip hazards. We formed chain gangs for building blocks, metal props, cement and wood. We mixed cement and concrete using mattocks, made ladders out of pallets and plastered and painted exterior walls. The pouring of concrete onto the roof was a day to celebrate.

Elsewhere, we helped to dismantle and relocate a 3 polytunnel greenhouse, create a vineyard and plant 200 vines, level a heap of gravel/rocks for a volleyball court base and plant a number of small trees.

On the final evening the family, builders and our team celebrated the completion of the work with a meal, traditional music and dancing at a restaurant near Bethlehem.

I believe that all people – Israeli and Palestinian, Muslim, Jew and Christian should be respected and treated as people of equal value. This is also the view of many Israelis. A rebuild not only provides a home, it tells all who hear of it that Palestine is not forgotten. It restores hope for a family and their local community and I can’t wait to do it all again.

Shalom, salam, peace,

Jane Scriven

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday and Saturday Mornings, to coincide with Honiton’s market days, we have a Coffee Morning between 10:00 am & 12:00 noon, and everyone is welcome.

We are part of a Mission Community with the villages of AwliscombeBuckerellCombe Raleigh and Gittisham.

St. Paul’s is on facebook. You can find all the latest news and updates on https://www.facebook.com/honitoncofe

Weekly Sunday Services

  • 8:00 am - Holy Communion (Traditional, said)
  • 9:30 am - Parish Eucharist

Monthly Sunday Services

  • Fourth Sunday 6:30 pm - Mission Community Evensong; this service rotates round the churches so please see the Pew leaflet for details.

For details of other services on weekdays and special occasions, see our weekly Pew Leaflet

The Kenneth Tickell Organ in Honiton. Now available on CD at £5.00 from the St Pauls Church Office, the Tourist Information Centre and Honiton Museum.