St Michael & All Angels, Awliscombe

Welcome to the web page for St Michael & All Angels, Awliscombe.

St Michael and All Angels, Awliscombe
St Michael and All Angels, Awliscombe

Our church is normally open to visitors every day  from 8:00 am. However, THE CHURCH IS MOSTLY CLOSED during the current crisis.
Please take the time to enjoy and admire this ancient building, which has been the spiritual home of
generations of Awliscombe people for at least 600 years.

There will be NO SERVICES at Awliscombe Church until further notice, however . . . 

We are delighted that St Michael’s will now be OPEN for private prayer and reflection twice a week:
On Wednesday mornings from 8.00am to 12.00 noon, and
On Saturday afternoons from 12.00 noon to 6.00pm
Notes for visitors
Please use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter and leave the church and please maintain social distancing between different households.
Masks are not mandated by government guidance, but we ask that you wear face coverings if possible, to reduce the risk of contamination of surfaces through coughs and sneezes.
Although these precautions should ensure that it is safe for most visitors, anyone who has been advised to stay at home for shielding purposes should continue to do so.

We need your help at
St Michael’s!
Please consider donating or helping in some other way.
See our Support page.

Below are what we hope to return to when the current crisis has ended.

Our usual monthly services:

All our Sunday services start at 9.30am unless otherwise noted, and all are encouraged to stay for tea, ‘proper’ coffee and biscuits afterwards.

1st Sunday: Family Eucharist, a simplified service with a child-focused story, creative activities for children, and an ad-hoc ‘band’ accompanying the last hymn.

2nd & 3rd Sundays: Parish Eucharist

4th Sunday: New Life lay-led service (Note: not in March when the Mothering Sunday service will be Family Eucharist)

5th Sunday: Combined Mission Community service in St Paul’s Honiton at 11.00am.

Thursdays at 6.00pm (Winter) or 7.00pm (Summer): A short service of Compline in the Lady Chapel.

Other regular activities:

Bell-ringing: practices every Tuesday evening  8.00 – 9.00pm, usually at Buckerell, Gittisham, Offwell or Awliscombe. New ringers, including beginners, always very welcome. Contact Roger Sprigg or Mary Boulton (see Contacts).

Worship

No services – Church Closed

Notices:

Electoral Roll update – any additions or changes to David Chippington please (oldchips@hotmail.com, 01404 43480)

Holy Week: Easter: 
No Services but see Worship Resources on HMC Home page

Arrangements for the APCM are awaited

What to look out for in the future – Coronavirus permitting

Sat 13 June: Village Fete. Otter Inn CANCELLED

Friday 25 September: Harvest Supper

Sat 5 December: Christmas Market

SAFEGUARDING at St Michael’s – Promoting a Safer Church

St Michael’s Church, Awliscombe is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk to worship and grow in Christ safely. Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.
As a parish / church we have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance. 
Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church / parish.
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.
If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to:
  *  Jane Davies on 01404 44683
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.

Specific parish contacts are listed on their respective pages. For general enquiries and to book Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, please contact:

 

The Parish Office
St Paul’s Church
High Street
Honiton  EX14 1PG

01404 44035     office@honitoncofe.org

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