mid-August news & events

CUPCAKES & MAYPOLESfirst snapshots of this year’s Big Summer Fete have arrived

Many thanks to those who came, to those who helped (especially our stalwart washer-up!) and to those organisations and individuals, too, who so generously gave produce and other goods for the stalls – you all helped make it a wonderful success.
Takings from this year’s Fete, held on Saturday 1st August in and around St Mary’s Church, Totnes (proceeds go to St Mary’s and St John’s churches):

Book Stall 100.40
Bottle Stall 205.55
Bric-a-Brac 423.85
Cake Stall 173.95
Choir Collection 52.61
Donations 40.00
Ducks 16.05
Guess the Name of the Bear 30.00
Messy Church 4.00
Ping Pong / Card Game 46.20
Portraits for £1 24.00
Produce 168.81
Raffle 160.00
Refreshments 568.36
Treasure Hunt / Sweets in a Jar 25.00
TOTAL £2038.78

photos by Jane Mountford, click to view larger
more photos coming soon

COMMUNITY NEWS with Liz Waterson

givingbackTHE GIVING BACK SCHEME (Freedom Centre, a division of Marketplace Ministries) now has six cafes Involved:
Seeds 2, Kerela, The Brioche, The Old Bakery, The Green Cafe and Fat Lemons. In the first 5 weeks when only 3 cafes were involved the scheme raised £600.
The Scheme is continuing to develop strategies to help the homeless and those in need, and all the cafes involved are fully supportive – this isn’t just a ‘tin in the corner’ collection idea.
there will be a formal launch on September 25th, with Sarah Wollaston MP, Mayor Jaqi Hodgson and a strong media presence – more details to follow

Drop In Summer Newsletter
• now available to read online or to download
• Totnes Drop In Centre page

messychurchblueMESSY CHURCH has changed their upcoming themes as they are now trying to liaise with Open the Book.
New themes:
September 19th – Baptism
October 17th – Jesus’ Special Friends
November 14th – Jesus the Light
December 12th – Christmas Party
January 16th – The Wise Men’s Visit
February 13th – The Lost Coin
March 12th – Jesus and the Tax Man
April 16th – The Important Meal
May 21st – Spreading the Word

coffeecupCalling all Messy Church helpers!
Katherine Lyddon, the Diocesan children’s work advisor, is coming to meet Messy Church helpers at 11am on Wednesday October 14th at St John’s Church, Bridgetown.
• please let Carolyn Stilwell know if you would like to come for a chat about Messy Church
• coffee and cake will be served!

PARISH NEWSLETTERthe August edition is now available to download

Parish News August 2015Parish News August 2015 – this month’s newsletter, compiled and designed by Julian Hall, features 11 pages full of news, articles and information.

This issue includes:

  • Compassion and Consideration for Others
    – by the Reverend Julian C Ould
  • It’s Just a Summer Thought – by the Reverend Cliff Berdinner
  • Dame Sarah is New Devon Bishop – Revd Dame Sarah Mullally is to be the next Bishop of Crediton
  • Calais Crisis – are the Streets of London Paved with Gold? asks Patricia Parker
  • The Story of Justin (part 21) – by Helga Watts (see past newsletters for preceding parts of this epic tale)
  • Summer is A’Comin In! – by Rt Revd Robert Atwell, Bishop of Exeter
  • No One Needs to Beg in Totnes – support networks in Totnes that work long-term with homelessness
  • O Happy Band of Pilgrims – Revd Canon MIchael Burgess
  • Word for Today: Stop Trying to Control Everything (1) – another extract from UCB’s Word For Today booklet (available free in both churches), see also www.ucb.co.uk
  • …and as always, Contact Details, Events, Adverts and Service Times

To download in pdf format right-click HERE (ctrl+click Mac), or click on the thumbnail to read online.
• remember you can advertise in the newsletter


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