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Periodic contributions from Revd. Giles King-Smith, Vicar of the three coastal parishes. We also continue to show contributions from the late Associate Minister Revd. Linda Walters

News from the three Coastal Parishes of  Lee, Mortehoe and Woolacomber

Revd. Giles King-Smith

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Church Re-opening

Our three churches will be re-opening for services from Sunday July 12th. You can find below a service rota for the rest of July.

You will find various measures in place to limit the risk of infection - mainly social distancing and hand-sanitising. Please follow the printed instructions in each church; our churchwardens will be on hand to provide guidance.

The Wednesday Communion services at St. Sabinus' will also resume, from Wednesday 15th July, at 12 noon.

For those unable to join us in church - our online services and reflections will continue, on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Sunday 12th July:   8.45 am: Holy Communion at St. Matthew's, Lee - 10.00 am: Parish Eucharist at St. Sabinus', Woolacombe - 6.30 pm: Holy Communion at St. Mary's, Mortehoe

Sunday 19th July:   8.45 am: Holy Communion at St. Matthew's, Lee - 10.00 am: Parish Eucharist at St. Sabinus', Woolacombe - 6.30 pm: Evening Prayer at St. Mary's, Mortehoe

Sunday 26th July:   8.45 am: Holy Communion at St. Matthew's, Lee - 10.00 am: Family Communion at St. Mary's, Mortehoe - 11.30 am: Parish Eucharist at St. Sabinus', Woolacombe 

                                 

Ilfracombe Food Bank

The Food Bank is still operating, but our church collection points in Mortehoe and Woolacombe churches are no longer accessible. If you have donations of food or other items for the Food Bank, please bring them to the Vicarage at Woolacombe, either leaving them in a bag at the end of our drive (2nd on the left as you drive up Springfield Road) or putting them in the marked box in our garage. We will arrange for them to be transported to the Food Bank. Thank you!

 

Resources for prayer and worship

You will find plenty of helpful ideas on both the Church of England website - www.churchofengland.org - and the Diocesan website - www.exeter.anglican.org. Each day at 11.00 am, the Diocesan website will have a "Pause and Pray" reflection.

On the Diocesan website, there are also helpful ideas for worship at home under "Coronavirus Guidance and Resources".

If you'd like help with a pattern of daily prayer, you can download the Church of England's Daily Prayer app.

 

Parish Support Fund

This is a new initiative, set up by St Sabinus' Church, to make small grants available for anyone in Mortehoe and Woolacombe who may be struggling to meet immediate financial needs. The scheme is administered by St Sabinus', on behalf of the churches in both villages, and in collaboration with Mortehoe Parish Council. Please contact Giles (870467 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you would like to donate to the Fund, or if you would like to apply for a grant. All enquiries will be treated in confidence.

 

St. Sabinus' Roof Project

A big thank you, on behalf of the Roof Group, to all who have already donated to our Roof Appeal. As you know, we cancelled the Launch and suspended the Appeal at the onset of the current restrictions.

But the Roof Appeal is not dead! We're still working on costings and specifications, and when the time is right we will be ready to re-start the Appeal - hopefully with a Launch Party! But now is not the time to be appealing to individuals and businesses, many of whom are hard pressed financially. Like everyone, we're looking forward to a time when some kind of normality returns - but none of us knows when that will be...

In the meantime, there may nonetheless be some of you who would like to contribute to the Roof Fund, and we're not going to say no! We have set up a separate bank account for the Roof Appeal; BACs details are given below. If you'd like to talk to someone about donating - or if you'd like to GiftAid your donation - please contact our Finance Officer, Colin Hood, on 871077 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Account name:         PCC of Woolacombe Roof Account

Sort code:                  53-61-21

Account number:    63107813

Reference:                your surname 

 

Friends of God

Meetings suspended till further notice

 

Agnostics Anonymous

Meetings suspended till further notice

 

Earthed!

Meetings suspended till further notice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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