Christmas at-a-glance


stmarysseal1000pxCHRISTMAS IS COMING!
There’s so much to tell you about, we’re making a two-part News post this time. First, today, is a list of all the services and entertainment events (so far), woven together and including those at rural Team Churches.
All the listings below can also be found compiled on a new Christmas 2016 at-a-glance page – or find it under the Events menu; please check it from time to time for any changes or additions.
If you’d prefer to see services and entertainments listed separately, visit these pages instead: Events and Services.
In a day or two’s time, we’ll put up a second News post, with the latest community news and other information.
Scroll right down for a contents list for this month’s wonderful as ever Parish Newsletter.
And lastly for now, by popular demand, the snow is back (on this website at least).
Many thanks to everyone who helped coordinate all of this edition’s information.


CHRISTMASTIME services & events


NEW: Friday 2nd December from 7pm to 9pm
Methodist Church, Totnes
SDRSDN Poster


Microsoft Word - Pet Service POSTER 2016 v2.docxSunday 4th December at 4.30pm
St. Mary’s Church, Totnes
ANNUAL PET SERVICE
supporting Animals in Need
• everyone welcome (including pets in an appropriate cage or on a lead)
• there will be an opportunity for animal lovers the service to post their written dedications in a special box just inside the main door of St. Mary’s – all dedications will be included in The Blessing. The hope is that children will be attending the service, and Reverend Julian may use the opportunity to include them by asking them to read some of the dedications out during the service.
download a printable poster
• click HERE to view galleries from a past Pet Thanksgiving Service


Sacred Space Poster December 2014NEW: Sunday 4th December
from 6.30pm to 7.15pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
SACRED SPACE
theme: Finding Your Way Home
A continuing initiative of St Mary’s and St John’s churches, an opportunity for alternative and creative worship.
all welcome
• for more information, call Reverend Debbie Parsons on 01803 840113


stnicholas02NEW: Tuesday 6th December (St Nicholas Day)
from 8.30am to 9am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
SPECIAL PRAYER MEETING
for the application to Heritage Lottery Funding for a grant of £200,000 for the replacement of our windows, new disabled toilet and upgrade of downstairs kitchen. Please join us in person or in spirit at home, as the Allocation Committee meets this day. We pray ‘Please Lord may they be as generous to us as St Nicholas was to children in throwing gold coins down the chimney!’


xmastreeanimNEW: Tuesday 6th December at 6pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL (begins)
There will be a brief service to mark the opening of the Christmas Tree FestivalCome along as part of your visit to the Totnes Christmas Market!


cameochristmas2016Saturday 10th December
from 10.30am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Friends of St Mary’s presents a
CAMEO CHRISTMAS COFFEE CONCERT
A Short Programme of Christmas Music
Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and a selection of carols old and new, directed by Bob Barsby.
Peter Wood – baritone
Rick Godlee – cello
Jenny Shepley – piano
programme £5
coffee and cakes on sale from 10.30am
download a printable poster


rejoiceconcert2016NEW: Saturday 10th December at 7pm
St Andrew’s Church, Sand’s Road, Paignton TQ4 6HA
REJOICE ~ A Christmas Chorus
in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit & Children’s Ward, Torbay Hospital
£7 per ticket from Veronica Layne 07780512745 or from Torbay Hospital Children’s Ward or from Choir members
• cakes and refreshments available


wildchurch02NEW: Sunday 11th December from 11am to 1pm
Sacred Yew Pilgrimage
Journey with Cami Robyn of Beloved Sanctuary & Reverend Sam on a silent Staverton to Dartington pilgrimage to meet the ancient sacred yews in the churchyards of St Paul’s, Staverton & St Mary’s, Dartington – including a yew berry mead communion.
• more details to be announced


carols04NEW: Sunday 11th December at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Berry Pomeroy
CAROL SERVICE
no morning service on this day


serviceofremembranceNEW: Wednesday 14th December at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
in association with Perring Funeral Directors
A service for all those who have lost friends or relatives and wish to come together to remember them at this time of year.
refreshments will be served after the service.


parviswindowNEW: Friday 16th December from 11am to 1pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SONGS AROUND THE PIANO
with Gwyn George, plus Mair and Petya on piano and flute – these gifted local musicians will entertain, hoping to raise funds towards the repair of the Parvis window (currently boarded up as seen from the street) and in urgent need of renovation. All you have to do, to support Friends of St Mary’s in this work, is to come along and join in the singing of Christmas and other favourites n the well-loved traditional way, around the piano, at this special time of year. A warm welcome awaits you.
~ Sandra Nicholson

• there will be no admission charge but donations, of whatever you can afford, will be most appreciated
• luxury hot chocolate, coffee and mince pies will be on sale from 10.30am


christmasbellsNEW: Friday December 16th at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN WORDS AND MUSIC
Words for Voices and The Devon Waites
• includes audience carols , mulled wine and mince pies
tickets £10 (under 16s £5 ) from Creative Crafts and Needlework shop opposite St Mary’s Church


carols02NEW: Saturday 17th December at 4pm
St Peter’s Church, Cornworthy
SERVICE of LESSONS & CAROLS
 
all welcome


devonlyvoices20161217NEW: Saturday 17th December at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
WINTER CONCERT
Devonly Voices and The Singers Upstairs
are joining together as usual at this time of year for their Winter Concert. Over 70 voices welcome you to a fabulous evening of BIG acappella sound, gorgeous harmonies and a very festive atmosphere
entry £10 on the door (under 16s donation)
• all money raised goes to St John’s Church Window Appeal
Devonly Voices website


ChristmasCarolsNEW: Sunday 18th December at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SERVICE of 9 LESSONS & CAROLS
Traditional Service, with St Mary’s Choir, and featuring our wonderful candelabra!


carolbellsNEW: Thursday 22nd December at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
CAROL SERVICE
 
all welcome


cribserviceNEW: Friday 23rd December at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Berry Pomeroy
CRIB SERVICE
 
all welcome


CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES


stmarysdartingtonexterior03Christmas Eve at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
CHRISTINGLE

marldonchurchChristmas Eve at 3pm
St John’s Church, Marldon
CHRISTINGLE

stjohnssnowChristmas Eve at 4pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
CHRISTINGLE SERVICE

marldonchurchChristmas Eve at 11.10pm for an 11.30pm start
St John’s Church, Marldon
MIDNIGHT MASS

stmarysberrypomeroyChristmas Eve at 11.15pm
St Mary’s Church, Berry Pomeroy
MIDNIGHT MASS
• mulled wine served from 10.45pm

stmaryssnowChristmas Eve at 11.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
MIDNIGHT MASS


CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES


St Peter's Church CornworthyChristmas Day at 9.15am
St Peter’s Church, Cornworthy
CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST

stjohnssnowChristmas Day at 10am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
CHRISTMAS FAMILY EUCHARIST 

marldonchurchChristmas Day at 10am
St John’s Church, Marldon
FAMILY COMMUNION

stdavidsashpringtoncropChristmas Day at 11.15am
St David’s Church, Ashprington
CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST

stmarysdartingtonexterior03Christmas Day at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST

stmaryssnowChristmas Day at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHRISTMAS FAMILY SERVICE


BOXING DAY SERVICES


stmaryssnowBoxing Day at 10am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
EUCHARIST


stmaryssnowWednesday 28th December at 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
EUCHARIST


NEW YEAR’S DAY 2017 SERVICES


stjohnssnowSunday 1st January at 10.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
TEAM SERVICE


PARISH NEWSLETTER – the December issue is online


Parish News December 2016 – this month’s newsletter, compiled and designed by Julian Hall, features 20 pages full of news, articles and information. To receive the extended, full colour version by email each month, please email Julian Hall.
Many thanks to the advertisers* in the latest edition!

This issue includes:

  • Christmas Services – at St Mary’s Totnes and St John’s Bridgetown
  • Mary and Joseph take to the Road Again – by Joy Hanson
  • Christmas – by Reverend Julian C Ould
  • It’s Just A Christmas Thought – by the Reverend Cliff Berdinner
  • A Helping Hand at Christmas – Diocese of Exeter
  • SPG on TV – in a Call The Midwife Christmas Special
  • Start Taking Time Off – another extract from UCB’s Word For Today booklet (available free in both churches), see also UCB’s website
  • Celebrating 150 Years – a special service in Exeter Cathedral
  • Messenger of God’s Love – by Bishop Sarah Mullally
  • University Calling – a journey from student to chaplain at Exeter University

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 – rates updated November 2016


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