Welcome to the

Sampford Peverell

Team Mission Community

Services

Sunday 29th May - 7th Sunday of Easter

10.30 TEAM SERVICE Halberton

(With Team Choir and presentation by Open the Book)

Readings

Sunday 29th May - 7th Sunday of Easter

Epistle Acts 16.16-34

Gospel John 17.20-26

To see all Services for May and June click here.

To see all Readings for May and June click here.

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KEY TO THE CALENDAR

BU Burlescombe HA Halberton HO HockworthyHR Holconbe Rogus SP Sampford Peverell UP Uplowman HC Holy Communion CW Common Worship AA All AgeOTB Open the Book BCP Book of Common Prayer

JUBILEE WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS

AQUA BEARS AND PRAYERS

Bishop Jackie visited Aqua Bears and Prayers to meet the children and families and join in a session.

She was very interested to hear about what we are doing in the Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community as a way of reaching out to people in our community who wish some spiritual input but do not come to our churches.

She came with a camera man and the Claire Cooke, the Children and Families Advisor from the Diocese as they are putting together a video to show others what can be done with a bit of imagination and determination.

Our visitors were treated to a Bible story in the pool, prayer time with floating candles and faith songs as well as a chance to see the children playing in the water with a range of colourful props. We end each session at Aqua Bears with a drink and a biscuit and this gave Bishop Jackie the chance to meet the children and families and hear first hand what they think about the project.

It was so encouraging to hear Bishop Jackie’s words of support for our venture and she will be sharing what she has seen and heard with others she meets.

OPEN THE BOOK

An important meal - new beginning_0.mp4

This term the Open the Book films are focussing on Paul.

The first film has been sent to schools and is called 'On the Road to Damascus'. You can watch it here.

Another part of Paul's story, from Acts, is going to be presented at the Team Service at Halberton on Sunday 29th May. The reading for the day will be dramatised by members of the Open the Book Team and is called 'Prison Praise'.

The same story will be made into a film for our schools to be shown in a couple of weeks' time.


ECO CHURCH.

We have a young Eco-warrior in our midst. Read Emily Packham's article on the Eco Church page!

Dear Friends


We have all been deeply affected by the Russian attack on Ukraine and the devastation on the nation and its people. We, as a Team, are supporting the people in their struggle through a donation to the DEC's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal which is supported by Christian Aid, Cafod, Tearfund and Save the Children, amongst others.


If you wish to make a personal donation you can click on the picture and go straight to the DEC website.

Revd Glyn Lewry, Rector

PRAYER SPACES

Each of our churches is setting up an area for private prayer - a Prayer Space. So if anyone wants to spend a few quiet moments in church you are very welcome to do so. The spaces include a Bible, and a box for prayer requests. Some include a prayer tree, where you can hang your own prayers, and others have other tools to help you in your own prayers. Everyone is welcome to use these spaces.

Uplowman

Uplowman

Uplowman

Holcombe Rogus

LIFE EVENTS

When you want to mark life's big events, we want to be there for you - when you want to celebrate the arrival of a child, when you want to get married and when you want to mourn the loss of someone you know. Just Ask and find out how we can help. Contact Rev Glyn or the Church Office

Christenings

For more information about Christenings click here.

Weddings

For more information about Weddings click here.

Funerals

For more information on Funerals click here.

COVID 19

The COVID 19 guidelines were updated on May 3rd. 2022 to allow Communion in both kinds to be re-introduced.

To read them in full click here.

SAFEGUARDING

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please do not delay in your response. If there is an immediate risk of harm to an individual you should dial 999 and report your concern to the police.

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11. This also provides support for those suffering from domestic violence.

· You can also contact our Mission Community Safeguarding Representative, Rev. Glyn Lewry;

· His contact details are Tel: 01884 829356 or Email: revglyn01@gmail.com

· The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details - https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

Our Safeguarding policies and National helplines can be found on our Safeguarding page.


Diocese of Exeter

Growing in Prayer Prayer is a life-giving activity that opens up deep places within us to God’s transforming grace. Growing in prayer is essential if we are to become the people and the Church God calls us to be.Making new disciplesAs the Christian story is less and less known, we must find new ways of telling the story, of explaining the faith and giving a reason for the hope that is in us. With Jesus Christ as our companion and guide we can travel through life differently.Serving the people of Devon with joyAs followers of Jesus Christ, we want to make a difference in the world and make God’s love and justice known. In our church life we seek to be local, participatory and outward looking.