community news + newly added events

[scroll down for community news plus next & newly-added entertainments events]


SPECIAL SERVICES


Berry Pomeroy ChurchNEW: Sunday 3rd May at 3pm
Berry Pomeroy Church
NONES Service
taken by Reverend Peter Bellenes
An historical service originating from the Priory of Merton, of which Berry Pomeroy was a member.
• followed by a bring-and-share afternoon tea
• click the poster to enlarge or print it
there will be no morning service on this day


Sacred Space Poster  December 2014NEW: Sunday 3rd May from 6.30pm to 7.15pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
SACRED SPACE
theme: Exploring the Senses
A continuing initiative of St Mary’s and St John’s churches, , an opportunity for alternative and creative worship.
These Spaces may particularly suit anyone who finds they do not relate to conventional, traditional forms of worship but who is looking for different ways to encounter God and to respond to a sense of the Holy.
• for more information, email Reverend Debbie Parsons or telephone Debbie on 01803 840113


stmarys06_72NEW: Tuesday 5th May at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
ARCHDEACON’S VISITATION


archdeacjking52_72dpiNEW: Sunday 17th May at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
programme tba
• musical director Jan Dietz
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


NEW: Sunday 24th May at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
sophiesfund
CHARITY SUNDAY
(joint service for St Mary’s and St John’s)
sophiesfundphotoCome and hear the moving story of
Sophie’s Fund, the charity which supports the
education and welfare of girls at the Home of Peace, Kuala Lumpur.
• the plate collection will go to the charity – the regular weekly giving in the envelopes does not go to the charity so please bring cash or a cheque for your donation
• there will be no morning service at St John’s Church, Bridgetown on this day
• find out more at sophiesfund.co.uk


COMMUNITY NEWS with Liz Waterson


house groups

Ecumenical House Group for Men (fortnightly on Mondays)
Monday 27th April at 7.00pm. Meal at 7pm followed by meeting at Victoria House.
• telephone John Hawkins on 01803 864328

Tuesday afternoon House group dates and venues
The next dates for the Tuesday afternoon House group are 28th April and 19th May.
The meetings are at 2pm and will be at Mary Harris’ house:
4 Riverside Swallowfields.
• everyone is welcome
• further details from Liz Waterson on 01803 849345

The Tuesday evening House group will meet next on 28th April.
• further information from Carolyn Stilwell on 01803 863030


musicswirl04The recent concert (Tuesday 14th April) by St Hugh’s Prep School Chamber Choir was brilliant, and raised just over £260 for church funds – many thanks to them!


stmarys07_72Weekday Stewarding in St Mary’s Church, Totnes
If you are interested in giving an hour per week to steward in St Mary’s do come along to St Mary’s on Wednesday May 27th at 2pm when Peter Rogers will give us a guided tour and we can talk about arranging a stewarding rota.
This will be a light touch commitment because any time that you can give will be a bonus, but it would be lovely to be on hand to meet and greet the many people who pop into St Mary’s during the week.
• further details from Liz Waterson on 01803 849345


dayoffClergy days off
Thursdays (Reverend Julian C Ould) and Fridays (Reverend Debbie Parsons).
• please respect this by not contacting them on those days!


Totnes Food Bank logoFood Bank collections
Important changes at St Mary’s Church, Totnes: You can now bring your food bank donations to any Sunday service at St Mary’s Church.
No need to wait for the first Sunday of the month! Many thanks to everyone who donates – your help is greatly appreciated.
• more about Totnes Food Bank here


prayerprofilePrayer at St John’s Church
Every Friday 5pm to 5.45pm
• all welcome


church work dayPOSTPONED: Saturday 16th May from 10am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHURCH WORKING DAY

Due to a date clash with the Christian Aid collections (see above), the next working party to clean and tidy St Mary’s Church, inside and out, has been postponed until further notice.


NEXT & NEWLY-ADDED EVENTS see Events page for more listings


dogshow2015posterSaturday 2nd May from 12noon
outside St Mary’s Church, Totnes (on the green at the rear)
ST MARY’S FAMILY DOG SHOW
& BARBEQUE

This is the second year we have held the Dog Show. We will start at approximately 1pm and there will be 10 all fun classes. including:

  • I Love My Rescue
  • Sit & Give Paw
  • The Dog The Vicar Would Like To Take Home
  • Child Handler
  • Best Sausage Catcher

Friends of St Mary’s event supported by Animals in Distress
£1 per entry
• click here to download a printable poster


CLAUDIAALVAREZCALDERON_EKATERINASHETLIFFEPROGRAMME CHANGE: Saturday 30th May
at 11am at St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Morning Recital of Peruvian and Russian Songs
CLAUDIA ALVAREZ CALDERON and EKATERINA SHETLIFFE  with music by Rachmaninoff, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Valcarcel, Ayarza de Morales, Robles and more
• tickets are £7 / U16 on the door
• coffee and homemade cakes are available from 10.30am
• click here to download a printable poster
• see also claudiaalvarezcalderon.com and facebook.com/claudiaalvarezcalderon


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