Past events


Sunday 7th January at 2.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
MARY HARRIS
Service of Celebration
Mary would love you to join her in a service to celebrate her life, her husband Roy, her family and all of her friends. They look forward to seeing you!
• the service will be followed by light refreshments in the church
if you would like to make a cake or help in any way with the food preparation for this very special occasion, please contact Sandra on 01626 330049 (evenings are best) who will be coordinating all contributions. Thank you!


Sunday 7th January at 11.15am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MONTHLY CONTEMPORARY-STYLE SERVICE
This recently-introduced service is in addition to the regular 9.30am service and takes place on the first Sunday of each month.
• the service is open to anyone and everyone, including children of any age!


Sunday 31st December at 8am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
EUCHARIST


Sunday 31st December at 10.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
TEAM EUCHARIST
no 11.15am service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes
on this day


Wednesday 27th December at 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
EUCHARIST


Wednesday 27th December
10am to 1pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
COMMUNITY CAFÉ
A place of friendship and fellowship to the community.
The café runs on a pay what you feel basis.


Tuesday 26th December at 10am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
EUCHARIST


st peter's church ugboroughChristmas Day at 9.15am
St Peter’s Church, Cornworthy
SUNG EUCHARIST

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

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

Christmas Day at 10am
St Mary’s & St Gabriel’s Church, Stoke Gabriel
SUNG EUCHARIST

Christmas Day at 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
FAMILY COMMUNION

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

Christmas Day at 11.15am
St David’s Church, Ashprington
EUCHARIST with HYMNS


Christmas Eve at 9.15am
St Barnabas’ Church, Brooking
MATINS

stjohnssnowChristmas Eve at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
IONA SERVICE

Christmas Eve at 11am
St Mary’s & St Gabriel’s Church, Stoke Gabriel
SUNG EUCHARIST

Christmas Eve at 11.15am
St David’s Church, Ashprington
VILLAGE WORSHIP

Christmas Eve at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Berry Pomeroy
EUCHARIST

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

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

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

Christmas Eve at 4pm
St Mary’s & St Gabriel’s Church, Stoke Gabriel
CRIB SERVICE & Santa on the Quay

Christmas Eve at 11.15pm
St John’s Church, Marldon
MIDNIGHT MASS

Christmas Eve at 11.30pm
St Mary’s & St Gabriel’s Church, Stoke Gabriel
MIDNIGHT MASS

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


Saturday 23rd December at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Berry Pomeroy
CRIB SERVICE

Saturday 23rd December at 7.30pm
St Mary’s & St Gabriel’s Church, Stoke Gabriel
SERVICE of LESSONS & CAROLS


Thursday 21st December at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
CAROL SERVICE with the Dartington Brass Consort


Wednesday 20th December
10am to 1pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
COMMUNITY CAFÉ
A place of friendship and fellowship to the community.
The café runs on a pay what you feel basis.


Sunday 17th December at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SERVICE of NINE LESSONS & CAROLS
Traditional Bible readings, carols, choir anthems and congregational hymns.

• all welcome


Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm
St Luke’s Church, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DA
COLLATI SINGERS
Christmas Concert
Following their sell-out concert in Buckfast Abbey in November, The Collati Singers conducted by Trefor Farrow are back – this time at St Luke’s Church Buckfastleigh – with a new programme for their Christmas concert. The programme features Bob Chilcott’s On Christmas Night, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, and other shorter seasonal pieces. Organist Robin Stubbs.
entry is FREE, no booking necessary
• retiring collection
• singers
include Reverend Prebendary Julian C Ould and Jane Mountford


Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
WINTER CONCERT
Devonly Voices & The Singers Upstairs
with Pretty Noises & The Rockettes
Come and join us for a winter-wonderful joyous evening of BIG a capella harmony singing!
• proceeds to Rowcroft Hospice
£10 on the door (children under-16 free / donation)
• download a printable poster


Saturday 16th December from 2pm to 4pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
A CHALICE FOR HUMANITY
• talk
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Friday 15th December at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS
IN WORDS AND MUSIC

with Words For Voices and The Devon Waites
directed by Bob Barsby
in aid of St John’s Church and Kampala Music School, Uganda
tickets £10 ( U16 £5 ) including mulled wine and mince pies, from Creative Crafts and Needlework shop, opposite St Mary’s Church, or from Carolyn Stilwell 01803 863030
• 
download a printable poster


Wednesday 13th December evening
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
KEVICC’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT
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this is a tin of NOT BrassoWednesday 13th December from 2pm to 4pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
BRASS CLEANING
We need to get together before the end of Advent to polish up the brass which needs attention. We usually get a good turn out for this important task – so if you can come, with a good muster it should take no more than an hour and the brass will be sparkling for the Christmas celebrations. Thank you ~ Peter Rogers
coffee and mince pies provided as an extra inducement!


Tuesday 12th December at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
FREE CONCERT


• click the poster to enlarge it


Monday 11th December at 7pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
COMMUNITY CHOIR


Sunday 10th December at 6pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
CAROL SERVICE
• all welcome!
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Sunday 10th December at 4.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
ANNUAL PET SERVICE
supporting Animals In Distress
• everyone welcome, including pets (either in an appropriate cage or on a lead)
• there will be a basket in the church for people who are unable to attend, to leave dedications
• download a printable poster


GloriousChorus2015Saturday 9th December at 7pm – time tbc
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
GLORIOUS CHORUS
Christmas choral extravaganza from an acclaimed South West choir


messychurchjoyhansonSaturday 9th December
from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
• photo (right) by Joy Hanson


Saturday 9th December from 10.30am to 12.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
CHRISTMAS FAYRE


Saturday 9th December
at 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
IN DULCI JUBILO
Organ Recital
by Richard Lester
Described by the Daily Telegraph and The Times as ‘one of our leading players’, Richard Lester has recorded over 60 CDs and appeared at most of the major London venues. This is a rare opportunity to hear him in Totnes!
Johann Sebastian Bach Advent and Christmas Chorale Preludes from The Orgelbüchlein
Claude Daquin Noel
Charles Widor Toccata
entry £5
• coffee, tea, luxury hot chocolate, mince pies and homemade cakes served from 10.30am until 11am and also after the recital – donations for refreshments gratefully received
retiring collection for St Mary’s Choir fund
• Richard Lester’s website


Friday 8th December at 7:30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Totnes Band are delighted to be joined by their Training Band for an evening of seasonal music and good cheer. Promising a fun evening, we hope to start your festive period with some great traditional tunes and a few surprises.
free admission
• all welcome
• download a printable poster


Friday 8th December 10am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes (outside)
CHRISTMAS EXCITEMENT!
with yummy, scrummy treats and gifts
• run by On-Track Education, raising money for The Freedom Centre


serviceofremembranceWednesday 6th December at 7pm
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


Wednesday 6th December
10am to 1pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
ENERGY ADVICE DROP IN AT COMMUNITY CAFÉ
We will be joined by an Energy Advisor from local group South Dartmoor Community Energy to help you check you’re not paying too much for your energy and are receiving all the support you’re entitled to from the energy companies. Katie’s advice is free and impartial and she can also answer queries on smart meters, the Priority Services Register, heating systems and damp and condensation.
• bring a recent fuel bill to see if you could save by switching
• for more information call the advice team on 0800 112 3044 or visit the website
Katie Reville, Director and Energy Advisor
• download a printable poster


Tuesday 5th December at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CONCERT
by Totnes Progressive School


David Shearer vergerMonday 4th December at 2pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
FUNERAL of David Shearer
David was Verger and Sacristan at St Mary’s for several years.
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Sunday 3rd December at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
ADVENT CAROL SERVICE
• all welcome


Sunday 3rd December at 11.15am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MONTHLY CONTEMPORARY-STYLE SERVICE
This recently-introduced service is in addition to the regular 9.30am service and takes place on the first Sunday of each month.
• the service is open to anyone and everyone, including children of any age!


rowcrofthospice01Wednesday 29th November at 7pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Rowcroft & Allwood Service
LIGHT UP A LIFE
all welcome


Wednesday 29th November
from 10am to 1pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
COMMUNITY CAFÉ
A place of friendship and fellowship to the community.
The café runs on a pay what you feel basis.


Wednesday 29th November
from 10am to 4pm
Dartington Church
& Dartington Church Hall
A HOLY FAMILY
Quiet Day for Advent
Led by Reverend Jane Frost, Team Curate and Richard Frost, Team Reader, Totnes Team Ministry.
As we prepare ourselves for Advent and Christmas, this Quiet Day provides time to reflect on the lives of Mary and Joseph and the son they nurtured and cared for.
booking required by email or telephone 01803 865196
• a small donation will be requested to cover costs
• download a printable A4 poster


Saturday 25th November from 10.30am until 1pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
ST JOHN’S ADVENT FAIR
St John’s Café will be up and running during the morning, so that people who work and are unable to come during the week can see how well it works. and have a get-together. There will be various stalls, cakes and preserves, books, bric-a-brac, nearly new and whatever anyone comes up with – plus a raffle.


Wednesday 22nd November from 7.30pm to 9pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
HISTORY TALK AT ST JOHN’S
The Art & HIstory of Devon’s Ancient Churches
Speaker: Todd Gray
• donations in aid of St John’s Windows Fund


Wednesday 22nd November
10am to 1pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
COMMUNITY CAFÉ
A place of friendship and fellowship to the community.
The café runs on a pay what you feel basis.


Sunday 19th November at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
programme:
Introit: Cantate Domino – Pitoni
Responses: Tomkins
Hymn 577 Stand up and bless the Lord
Psalm 89  (vv 19-29)
Mag & Nunc: Harwood in A flat
Anthem: Zadok the Priest – Handel
Anthem after the prayers: And I saw a new heaven – Bainton
Hymn 22 The day thou gavest
Musical Director: Jan Dietz


Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm
(Grange Restaurant open from 6pm)
Buckfast Abbey
COLLATI SINGERS in CONCERT
The Western Wind Mass Taverner
Stabat Mater Palestrina
Lux Aeterna Lauridsen
click the image for details or click here to download a poster
entrance free with retiring collection
singers include Reverend Prebendary Julian C Ould and Jane Mountford


messychurchjoyhansonSaturday 18th November
from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Why Jesus Came
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
• photo (right) by Joy Hanson


ongoing until Sunday 3rd December
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
T R A C E S
Community Art Exhibition

This work is the result of a community-based art project, which took place during September at the Ariel Centre, in Totnes. Students from KEVICC Community College and visiting adults and children contributed in making the collaborative pieces.
 

(click the images to enlarge them)
The workshops were run by local artists Bev Knowlden and Ann Chester King, during their T R A C E S show as part of this year’s Devon Open Studios. Their work was a response to the landscape plus human & animal forms expressed in painting, drawing, sculpture & photography.
Students & visitors were encouraged to join in the community project by making their own ‘traces’ using a variety of material: feathers, seaweed, shells, flowers, plants, bubble wrap and their hands! The results on show at St Mary’s are a wonderful, energetic and colourful community art piece.


Sunday 12th November at 10.45am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SERVICE of REMEMBRANCE
Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial followed by Service in St Mary’s Parish Church
Officiant: Reverend Prebendary Julian C Ould
(Chaplain to The Mayor of Totnes & The Royal British Legion)


Wednesday 8th November
10am to 1pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
ENERGY ADVICE DROP IN AT COMMUNITY CAFÉ
We will be joined by an Energy Advisor from local group South Dartmoor Community Energy to help you check you’re not paying too much for your energy and are receiving all the support you’re entitled to from the energy companies. Katie’s advice is all free and impartial and she can also answer queries on smart meters, the Priority Services Register, heating systems and damp and condensation.
• bring a recent fuel bill to see if you could save by switching
• for more information call the advice team on 0800 112 3044 or visit the website..
Katie Reville, Director and Energy Advisor
• see also Wednesday 6th December


Sunday 5th November at 11.15am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MONTHLY CONTEMPORARY-STYLE SERVICE
These services are in addition to the regular 9.30am service and will take place on the first Sunday of each month.
• the service is open to anyone and everyone, including children of any age!


Saturday 4th November 10.30am to 4pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Totnes
PAY WHAT YOU FEEL CAFÉ + BRIC A BRAC
Tasty food, freshly prepared to order – raising money to pay for a Children’s Singing Workshop, coming soon with Choir Director Stephen Tanner.
(Free refreshment for St Mary’s Working Party on that day.)
• enquiries please email
Bric a Brac wanted!
To sell at the above fundraiser. Collection of small to medium size items possible in Totnes area by arrangement.
Please contact Jan Dietz 01803 770515 or Sandra Nicholson 01626 330049.


Wednesday 1st November
10am to 1pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
COMMUNITY CAFÉ
A place of friendship and fellowship to the community.
The café runs on a pay what you feel basis.


Wednesday 25th October from 7.30pm to 9pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
HISTORY TALK AT ST JOHN’S
Unknown Stories of Bridgetown
Speaker: Bob Mann
• donations in aid of St John’s Windows fund


Wednesday 25th October at 7pm
Totnes Library
Friends of Totnes Library present
DESERT ISLAND BOOK EVENT

with the Reverend Prebendary Julian C Ould
• all proceeds to Friends of Totnes Library
tickets £5 available from the Library or on the door
refreshments available


Wednesday 25th October
10am to 1pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
COMMUNITY CAFÉ
A place of friendship and fellowship to the community.
The café runs on a pay what you feel basis.


messychurchjoyhansonSaturday 21st October
from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Creation
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
• photo (right) by Joy Hanson


CANCELLED Saturday 21st October at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
CONVIVIO
A Royal Engagement
   
Convivio celebrate the anniversary of Bach’s appointment as Kappellmeister to Prince Leopold, exactly 300 years ago. From the court of Frederick the Great in Dresden to that of George I in London, Convivio explores music from some of the most renowned baroque composers working at the royal courts across Europe, alongside lesser known works from composers including the Bach family, Handel, Hasse and Telemann.
Formed in 2016, Convivio features students and alumni from the Royal College of Music, including former KEVICC student Katie Cowling. The ensemble has performed at venues across London, including St George’s Hanover Square and Handel House, and as part of the Guildford Music Festival 2017.
• tickets for non-members £14 (under 18s £5) available in advance from the Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 (daily from 12.30pm to 7pm) or online or on the door
TEMS website


Tuesday 17th October from 6.30pm to 9pm
Totnes Civic Hall
KEEPING YOUNG TOTNES SAFE

You are invited to help make a positive, constructive community response to the recent, tragic deaths of local teenagers through the misuse of drugs.
Want to find out about support for young people offered by local organisations?
Affected or concerned about issues related to the misuse of drugs by young people in the area? Want to share your concerns and ideas with other parents and interested members of the community? Could your experiences and ideas contribute to a programme of positive activities with and for young people in our town?
Then please join us!
light refreshments will be available from 6.30pm
for more info please click the posters above and / or email


Sunday 15th October at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
programme:
Introit: O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace – Tye
Responses: Sumsion
Hymn 418 Father, Lord of all creation
Psalm 139 vv1-11
Mag and Nunc: Noble
Anthem: O Lorde, the Maker of all things – Joubert
Anthem after the prayers: O Thou the central orb – Wood
Hymn 166 Crown him with many crowns
Musical Director: Jan Dietz


Saturday 15th October at 3pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
DIVERTIMENTO STRING QUARTET
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Op 18 no 4 in C minor, Heitor Villa Lobos String Quartet no 1 and Maurice Ravel String Quartet in F
A most stimulating and varied programme beginning with Beethoven in dramatic mood. Villa Lobos’s Quartet is in six short movements which take the form of a suite, alternating song and dance movements. Ravel’s Quartet is one of the greatest works in the string quartet repertoire. Altogether a varied and easily approachable programme.
tickets £12 children & students free, from Divertimento 01803 863677 Drift Records, High Street, Totnes 01803 866828 or at the door


Saturday 14th October from 10.30am to 4.30pm
Core Event at St Mary’s Church, Totnes
BODYKIND FESTIVAL
An innovative weekend about looking at ways of feeling more comfortable in the skin we’re in.
 Inspiring speakers, workshops, art, photography, theatre, dance, film and music. St Mary’s Church is the venue for the Core Eventthe overall festival runs from 13th to 15th of October and features events in other venues, elsewhere in central Totnes, too.
full details and ticket sales are on the event’s website


Sunday 8th October at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
HARVEST SERVICE
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Sunday 8th October at 11am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
JOINT HARVEST SERVICE
followed by LUNCH
no 11.15am service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes on this day


Tuesday 3rd October at 4.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
MEETING
Discussion about ideas and plans for Christmas events.
• free coffee and biscuits


Sacred Space Poster December 2014Sunday 1st October
from 6.30pm to 7.15pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
SACRED SPACE
theme: The River of Life
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


Sunday 1st October at 3pm
St Barnabas’ Church, Brooking

HARVEST SERVICE
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Sunday 1st October at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
TEAM SERVICE
Celebrant: Reverend Steve Jones
no services at St John’s Church, Bridgetown on this day
• this will be the first celebration of the Eucharist by Steve and we invite you to join us for light refreshments in the Church following the service.


Wednesday 27th September from 7.30pm to 9pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
HISTORY TALK AT ST JOHN’S
History of the Seymour Family
Speaker: The Duke of Somerset
• donations in aid of St John’s Windows fund


Tuesday 26th September 10.30am to 1pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
TUESDAY SPECIAL!!!!
Toasted teacake, coffee, warm welcome – last in the current series. Tables and chairs outside in the sunshine (inside seating also available). In support of the Friends of St Mary’s
• more information from Sandra Nicholson on 01626 330049


Sunday 24th September at 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
ORDINATION to the PRIESTHOOD 
of our Curate, the Reverend Steve Jones
Celebrant: Bishop Nick McKinnel
• the Ordination replaces all other services in the Totnes Team, except for the service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes at 8am
• Steve will be celebrating his first Eucharist on Sunday 1st October at 11.15am, at St Mary’s Church, Totnes


Saturday 23rd September at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
BLONDEL
A History of Dance in Music
From Gace Brulé (c.1205) via Margaret of Austria’s dance book (c.1510), Henry Vlll (c.1535) and William Byrd (c1630) to Playford’s Dancing Master (1651) and many anonymous masters along the way, Blondel trace the history of dance in music. Enjoy the foot-tapping rhythms and the rich sound world of shawms, recorders, lutes, drums, curtals and bagpipes in this fascinating journey of ‘Strictly – Medieval to Renaissance’.
The four members of Blondel have played with many of the major early music ensembles including Joglaresa, The York Waits and The City Musick. Belinda Paul played for us recently with Concentus VII.
• tickets for non-members £14 (under 18s £5) available in advance from the Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 (daily from 12.30pm to 7pm) or online or on the door
TEMS website


Sunday 17th September at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
on this occasion, St Mary’s Evensong Choir are to be joined by the Choir of Crediton Parish Church
programme:
Introit: A Hymn to the Virgin – Britten
Responses: James
Hymn 230 Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Psalm 119 vv 41 -48
Mag & Nunc: Stanford in C
Anthem: Evening Hymn – Balfour Gardiner
Anthem after prayers: Save us, O Lord, waking –  James
Hymn 555 Praise my soul the King of heaven
Musical Director: Jan Dietz
download a printable poster


cancelled Saturday 16th September at 11am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
ELIE FRUCHTER
We regret that this concert has been cancelled due to poor health – we wish Elie well.


messychurchjoyhansonSaturday 16th September 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Building a Holy Temple
We are back again after a break for August!
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
• photo (right) by Joy Hanson


church work daySaturday 2nd September from 10am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Time to tidy the church

CHURCH WORKING PARTY
There’s a lot going on at St Mary’s in September, so it needs to look good for all our visitors!


Sunday 3rd September at 11.15am
St. John’s Church, Bridgetown
NEW MONTHLY CONTEMPORARY-STYLE SERVICE
This service will be in addition to the regular 9.30am service and will take place on the first Sunday each month.
The theme of the first service will be God Who Speaks.
• the service is open to anyone and everyone, including children of any age!


MESSY CHURCH messychurchblue
August – no Messy Church
• next session Saturday 16th September


Friday 25th & Saturday 26th August
(August Bank Holiday Weekend)
various venues in Totnes
SEA CHANGE
A community festival based in Totnes town centre – films, literature, talks and plenty of music across five venues.
Events at St Mary’s Church:
Friday
Daniel Brandt and Eternal Something
Masayoshi Fujita
Douglas Dare
Michael Chapman
Lux Harmonium
Saturday
Ryley Walker
Julie Byrne
Nadia Reid
Jim Ghedi
festival website


Saturday 19th August at 11am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Coffee Concert by Robin Andrews
BORDER LANDS
hosted by the Friends of St Mary’s
Music played on the border bagpipes
– these pipes are about half as loud as the Highland Pipes and much mellower. A mixture of tunes from various British and European Traditions, as well as some original compositions. There will also be some quieter interludes with tunes on the recorder and tin whistle.
entrance by suggested donation of £5


Sunday 13th August
meet at 3pm at St John’s car park to share cars
Ten Commandments at Buckland Beacon
SUMMER PILGRIMAGE
The Tablets of the Ten Commandments at Buckland Beacon have recently been restored and we a planning a summer pilgrimage there with a short Worship Celebration led by the Reverend Steve Jones, followed by a picnic tea and a longer walk.
• for more information email Joy Hanson or telephone 01803 445470


Saturday 5th August at 11am
doors open 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
COFFEE CONCERT
hosted by the Friends of St Mary’s
Soprano, Tenor & Piano
• further details to be announced


Sunday 30th July from 2.30pm to 5pm
4 Swallowfields, Riverside, Totnes
Mary Harris is having a
GARDEN PARTY
Come and enjoy her garden, meet friends and chat. You can have cream tea or tea and cakes for £5 or try the Bring & Buy stall.
in aid of St John’s windows and refurbishment fund


st peter's church ugboroughSunday 30th July at 10.30am
St Peter‘s Church, Cornworthy
TEAM SERVICE
• no other services on that day – except at 8am in Totnes


Saturday 29th July at 11am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Coffee Concert
CHARITY CONCERT
for Lymphoma Association
Ludivico Einaudi, played by Lina Okihara, supported by Totnes School of Piano.
entry £5 – all money raised will be donated to the Lymphoma Association
coffee from 10.30am


Saturday 22nd July 10am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Hospital League of Friends
FUND-RAISING FETE


Saturday 15th July at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Brent Singers‘ Purcell concert
DIDO & AENEAS
conductor: Philip Arkwright
Denise Kenoe, Heloise West & Tim Mirfin
free entry (retiring collection)
• details from 01752 892703
• download a printable poster


Saturday 15th July at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
Marldon Community Choir presents
SOUNDS OF SUMMER 2017

A delightful mix of songs which will provide the perfect soundtrack to your summer.
tickets £8 (includes a glass of wine / soft drink, call Anne on 07703 066877
• all profits to Rowcroft Hospice


Saturday 15th July from 10am to 11.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
EXPLORING OUR FAITH
Final session: Exploring Forgiveness
Everyone is welcome – you don’t need to have been to any other sessions to attend this one.
• for more details, talk to any of the clergy team


Tuesday 11th July from 10.30am to 1pm’ish
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
TUESDAY SPECIAL!!!!
Toasted teacake, coffee, warm welcome – every Tuesday until September. Tables and chairs outside in the sunshine (inside seating also available). In support of the Friends of St Mary’s
• more information from Sandra Nicholson on 01626 330049


Saturday 15th July from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Anstey House, Jubilee Road, Totnes TQ9 5BH
MESSY CHURCH BARBEQUE
Coming from the top of Jubilee Road, Anstey House is on your left with big wooden gates.  There will be balloons outside.
Please park your car on Jubilee Road. If it is raining, the barbeque will be held at St John’s Church – if the weather looks doubtful, the decision about the venue will be made by midday, so please ring Diana Lusher (number below) if you need confirmation.
• RSVP by email / phone 01803 840702 (we need to know the numbers for catering)
more about Messy Church here


Sunday 9th July at 6pm
Dartington Hall
Ways with Words
CELEBRATORY SERVICE
We are delighted to welcome John Bell from the Iona Community to be the speaker at this special service. John Bell is well-known hymn writer, author, speaker and resource worker and he will be joined by poet, priest, photographer and artist, Ian Adams for this celebratory service taking place in the Ways with Words Literary Festival. Music will be provided by our own Ashprington Community Choir, directed by Liz Chandler together with Divertimento and Diocesan Consultant for Liturgy and Music, Andrew Maries. The service will be led by Reverend Jane Frost, Totnes Team Curate.
• tickets are free and available on the door – so do get there early!
• download a printable A4 poster


Saturday 1st July & ongoing from 3pm to 5pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
HISTORY AT ST JOHN’S
A series of events, starting with a Tea Party, when older residents of Bridgetown will come and share their memories of Bridgetown generally and the church in particular, while enjoying tea and cake. Newer and younger residents may like to come along to hear about life in Bridgetown in the past.
everyone is welcome
• no tickets are needed, but there will be a bowl for donations


Tuesday 27th June at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Concert by the CHAPEL CHOIR of ROBINSON COLLEGE, Cambridge
A mixed-voice choir who sing services twice a week in the wonderful setting of Robinson College’s Chapel.
They also sing services on feast days and special occasions throughout the academic year. The Choir tours every year both abroad and in the UK. Previous tours have included Paris, Innsbruck and Southern Spain. ​
entry £5 plus a retiring collection
• download a printable poster
website


Tuesday 27th June from 10.30am to 1pm’ish
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
TUESDAY SPECIAL!!!!
Toasted teacake, coffee, warm welcome – every Tuesday until September. Tables and chairs outside in the sunshine (inside seating also available). In support of the Friends of St Mary’s
• more information from Sandra Nicholson on 01626 330049


Sunday 18th June at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
DEANERY CONFIRMATION
with the Bishop of Plymouth, the Rt Reverend Nicholas McKinnel. Please come along and support the candidates from our church.
no 11.15am service at St Mary’s Church on this day


Saturday June 17th at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
THE COLLATI SINGERS
Conducted by Trefor Farrow, The Collati Singers will sing Delius’ wordless Two Songs to be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water. The concert will also include unaccompanied arrangements of folk songs made for the King’s Singers and music by Ravel, Dowland and Whitacre.
admission is free (retiring donations invited for the church maintenance fund)
• for further information see their website
• see also their facebook page
download a printable A4 poster


Saturday 17th June at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Sam Richards
MUSIC AS LANDSCAPE
A selection of Sam’s piano pieces stimulated by the idea of music as landscape, including a brief talk about the idea of landscape.


Tuesday 13th June from 10.30am to 1pm’ish
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
TUESDAY SPECIAL!!!!
Toasted teacake, coffee, warm welcome – every Tuesday until September. Tables and chairs outside in the sunshine (inside seating also available). In support of the Friends of St Mary’s
• more information from Sandra Nicholson on 01626 330049


Saturday 10th June from 12noon to 8pm
Vire Island, Totnes
TOTNES CHRISTIAN FESTIVAL 2017
A Celebration of Christian Life and Culture
You are invited to come along to this free event as a member of a local church, and bring as many people as you can!
• Speaker (pictured right): Bishop Nick McKinnel


Sunday 10th June from 11am to 4pm
Dartmoor
Wild Church
presents
OAK PILGRIMAGE
Join us for a longer silent pilgrimage to meet the oaks of Dartmoor. We’ll gather in the Vennford Reservoir car park at 11am.
This day is offered in stages to suit a range of fitness levels, so feel free to come along for just the morning or the full day (until around 4pm or later).
The first part of the day will be a quiet stroll around the water, which is a level walk of about 45 mins. We’ll then move a short distance onto the moor and sit beside a stream for some celtic storytelling with a taste of oak lore and our communion, followed by sharing reflections and lunch.
For those who wish to continue into the afternoon, our silent pilgrimage will then lead us deeper into the oak woods and down to the River Dart for some sacred time with the trees and the water. It’s then a good, steady climb up onto Bench Tor with wonderful views over Dartmoor, before we head down to meet Sue Blagburn at Middle Stoke Farm, Holne for a concluding cuppa with her and the horses. There is then a shorter way to walk back to our cars.
Please come prepared with lots of warm and waterproof layers and sturdy footwear suitable for going off the beaten track. You might like to bring a waterproof mat or suchlike for sitting. If you are staying for lunch, please bring a picnic to share and make sure you have plenty to drink, especially if you intend to stay for the full day. Bear in mind that you may be carrying your pack for several hours and be prepared to ‘wee in the wild’ if need be! (Toilets at each end.) Each person is responsible for their own wellbeing on this moorland walk.
email Reverend Samantha Wernham or call 01803 86254107979 057169
facebook event page


Saturday 10th June
from 10.30am to 1.30pm
Exeter Cathedral
MESSY CHURCH FIESTA
All the fun of Messy Church with more people and more space…
From the Exeter Cathedral website“Messy Church is a way-of-being church for families involving fun. This event will bring all the Messy Churches of Devon together to experience a little of ‘worldwide church’ and celebrate all that God is doing. It’s also a great way to bond with your Messy Families by going somewhere together as Messy Church.” If anyone would like more information please ring Diana Lusher on 01803 840702 or 07710 222955. We then start again after the holidays on September 16th.
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


Tuesday 6th June from 10.30am to 1pm’ish
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
TUESDAY SPECIAL!!!!
Toasted teacake, coffee, warm welcome – every Tuesday until September. Tables and chairs outside in the sunshine (inside seating also available). In support of the Friends of St Mary’s
• more information from Sandra Nicholson on 01626 330049


Sunday 4th June (Day of Pentecost) at 6.30pm
Exeter Cathedral
BEACON PRAYER EVENT
As a climax to the Thy Kingdom Come wave of prayer, the Cathedral invites us to take our prayer boxes to a special celebration service. All welcome.


Sunday 4th June at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG COMPLINE
• officiant The Rector


Sunday 4th June at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
TOTNES CARING
30th Anniversary Celebration Service
all are welcome
• more about Totnes Caring here


Saturday 3rd June 11am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Friends of St Mary’s coffee concert
OGWELL VILLAGE CHOIR
A choral & piano concert of Sacred, light and Folk music, directed by Judy Reeves
• doors open at 10.30am
• coffee & cakes available for sale
• entry £5 on the door


Wednesday 31st May at 6pm
Civic Hall, Totnes

Totnes Town Council
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
As some of you know we are going to commence a Community Budgeting project this year to engage with residents and business owners, ahead of setting the 18/19 precept.
 This idea will take place at our Annual Town Meeting.
We are laying on free refreshments and making the meeting more interactive. We really hope that we can get great numbers coming to start expressing their views and priorities. With many thanks,
Catherine


Tuesday 30th May from 10.30 am to 1 pm’ish
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
TUESDAY SPECIAL!!!!
Toasted teacake, coffee, warm welcome – every Tuesday until September. Tables and chairs outside in the sunshine (inside seating also available). In support of the Friends of St Mary’s
• more information from Sandra Nicholson
on 01626 330049


Tuesday 23rd May from 10.30 am to 1 pm’ish
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
TUESDAY SPECIAL!!!!
Toasted teacake, coffee, warm welcome – every Tuesday until September. Tables and chairs outside in the sunshine (inside seating also available). In support of the Friends of St Mary’s
• more information from Sandra Nicholson on 01626 330049


Sunday 21st May at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
programme
Introit: The Lord ascendeth up on high
– Praetorius ed. Timothy Morris
Responses: Ayleward
Hymn 250 All creatures of our God and King
Psalm 36 (vv 5-10)
Mag & Nunc: Sumsion in A
Anthem: For the beauty of the earth – Rutter
Anthem after the prayers: Through the day thy love has spared us – Morley (adapted Rev H. Sparling)
Hymn 18 O strength and stay
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


Sunday 21st May from 12noon to 6pm
Longmarsh, Totnes

Rotary Club of Totnes
presents
LONGBOW CANOE FESTIVAL
in aid of various local charities
website


messychurchjoyhansonSaturday 20th May
from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: The King who would not listen (Jeremiah 38)
“We had a good Messy Church at April’s session, with two new children joining us!”
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
• photo (right) by Joy Hanson


Saturday 20th May at 11am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Hosted by Friends of St Mary’s
Concert celebrating the life of
HELGA WATTS
An interesting programme with children from the Totnes Harp School, then David accompanying the Peruvian singer Claudia; Elie Fruchter on his Jewish ancient clarinet and (hopefully) a flamenco guitarist, Adam…but Adam too has become very popular – as a young musician he has to take every opportunity to perform elsewhere and at present he is on another cruise ship, doing very well indeed.
entry £5 on the door


Tuesday May 16th from 2.30pm to 4pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
THE SYON BREVIARY
The Daily Office of Our Lady

Afternoon Workshop with Lauds and Vespers
Hear about and learn how to use the centuries-old daily office of the Bridgettine Sisters. This is a unique opportunity to discover the The Syon Breviary ~ the prayers used by the Bridgettine Sisters of Syon Abbey at Marley in Rattery for their daily Office and now published in English for the first time. Syon Abbey was founded at Isleworth in 1415 by King Henry V and is the only English religious community to have survived the Reformation.
• please book by May 9th with Joy Hanson 01803 445470 or email Joy
donations welcomed for expenses and The St John’s Windows Appeal
• download a printable A4 poster


Sunday 14th May
9.30am at St John’s Church, Bridgetown
11.15am at St Mary’s Church, Totnes
WATER AID CHARITY SUNDAY
Guest Speaker: Professor Hilary Neve, explaining the work of the charity and how our donations are spent
• plate collections will go to Water Aid – please remember to bring cash or cheque


Sunday 14th May from 11am to 4pm
St. Mary’s Churchyard, Dartington

Dartington Wild Pollinator & Honeybee Sanctuary
and River Dart Wild Church Invite you to our
Apple Tree & Bee Pilgrimage:
THE MEADOW

Join us for a contemplative immersion into the mysteries of Maytide with Dartington’s Apple Trees and Wild Bees. This is a special collaboration between Sam and Cami, both lovers of bees and of the myths and sacred lore surrounding the apple tree, which has a long history in Devon.
We’ll gather under the beautiful lime tree (also beloved to the bees) in St. Mary’s Churchyard in Dartington. We will then take a silent pilgrimage through the Dartington Estate, pausing along the way to meet a variety of Apple Trees in the lovely School Farm Orchard, tune into the inner journey from Easter to Ascension, and share a cider communion to conclude our morning together.
After sharing a picnic lunch (please bring a dish to share) we’ll journey into The Meadow – Dartington Wild Pollinator & Honeybee Sanctuary (more details below) where Cami will share stories of the hive. Together we’ll prepare an empty hive for swarm season with lemon balm and welcoming prayers. Come and taste the sweetness of Beltane bloom with an afternoon honey communion.
The Meadow is a wild pollinator and honeybee sanctuary on the Dartington Estate. Our aim is to establish a thriving wild flower meadow which will increase bio-diversity and strengthen local ecology. A haven for wildlife, we’re creating natural habitats for bees, butterflies, bugs and bats. As bee guardians, we are dedicated to the well-being of our pollinating allies, trusting in the resilience of the colony and their inherent wisdom. We consider honey a rare gift and only harvest from a thriving hive with a surplus of food.
As ever with Wild Church, we will be outside throughout the day, so please come prepared with lots of warm layers and waterproofs. Being contemplative outside is very different from a brisk walk, so do wear or bring extra layers, including a waterproof mat to sit on and perhaps a blanket and a flask with a warm drink. We will stay outside whatever the weather, so you might even like to bring a brolly for those spring showers!
Please remember to bring something to share for our picnic lunch!
Wild Church is open to all and offered on a donation basis. Suggested donations for the day are £20 (or £10 concessions). Thank you for your generosity , which enables us to continue to offer wild delights on a monthly basis.
• for more details or to book, contact Cami or Sam Wernham
• see also the Wild Church website
next month’s gathering is on the second Sunday in June and is focussed on the Oak Tree – we’ll be visiting Sue Blagburm and her horses on Dartmoor for another special day


exploringfaithleafletSaturday 13th May
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
EXPLORING OUR FAITH
Maybe you’re new or have been coming to church for years but are unsure about some of the things we do? Or you’re wondering about how it all relates to our Christian faith? Members of the Clergy and Reader ministry team are leading a series of sessions on selected Saturday mornings Everyone is welcome – you don’t need to have been to any other sessions to attend this one. Concluding sessions:
Exploring the Church
What is the point of church? Buildings & robes. Mission & maintenance. Choirs & congregations.
Exploring Forgiveness
The relevance of confession, absolution, wholeness  & reconciliation.
• all sessions will take place at St John’s Church, Bridgetown
• click here for more details and to book your place


Sunday 30th April at 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
TEAM SERVICE
• all welcome
• apart from the 8am Eucharist at St Mary’s Church, Totnes, there will be no other services that day in the Team


Saturday 29th April at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
CONCENTUS VII ~ Et in Arcadia Ego
A programme of exquisite secular solo cantatas and oboe sonatas from Alessandro Scarlatti, Lotti, Vivaldi and Handel (who spent 3.5 years in Italy).
All were influenced by the Italian Academy of Arcadia of which Scarlatti was a member, and which favoured a simple idyllic, pastoral style. The ensemble’s eponymous CD has already been much enjoyed by committee members (“they are stunning and will go down a storm” wrote one).
American soprano Emily Atkinson has appeared as a soloist in more than forty Bach cantatas with the Sweelinck Ensemble. She has toured extensively with the Tallis Scholars, and performs with viol consorts, baroque chamber groups and other early music ensembles in the UK and abroad.
Belinda Paul (oboe and recorder)·is co-founder of Concentus VII, and plays and records with orchestras including The Academy of Ancient Music, The Sixteen, The Gabrieli Consort and Players and Ex Cathedra.
Louise Strickland (recorder)·has performed with many ensembles including·Il Giardino Armonico, The Gabrieli Players, and Les Arts Florissants. She has a Masters in Historical Musicology from Goldsmiths, London.·
Dan Tidhar (harpsichord) has directed the Cambridge University Baroque Ensemble for several years, and has performed as a soloist and continuo player with ensembles such as The Kings Consort and Chelys.
Sophie Willis (cello) has performed with singers such as James Bowman and Emma Kirkby and with orchestras such as the European Union Baroque Orchestra and Florilegium.
tickets are available in advance from the Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 (daily from 12.30pm to 7pm) or online or on the door
• in association with The Arts at Dartington
TEMS website


Friday 28th April from 6pm to midnight
various venues in Totnes
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PARTY IN THE TOWN

Dartington’s annual celebration for the people of Totnes to come together and experience the strength of our community. After a massively successful Party in the Town in 2016, Dartington is doing it again. In 2017 we will reflect on the past and look forward, with a theme of ‘Revolution’. What we can do together that we can’t do apart? What are our visions and dreams for the future?
Local venues, empty shops, and the streets of Totnes will come to life in a celebration of the diverse talents and ideas of this unique town. There will be music (headline act will be announced very soon) and participatory activities, as well as walkabout poetry and a performance of a brand new work developed in local Primary Schools with Brazilian musician Adriano Adewale.
There will be also be events programmed by the teams behind local festivals and Dartington’s After Dark series. And don’t miss our workshops with the brilliant Craft Revolution.
EVENTS AT ST MARY’S CHURCH, Totnes, run from 6pm to 10.15pm:
6pm to 6.30pm

Adriano Adewale
A special primary schools commission, Waterwheel, from Dartington International Summer School led by the charismatic Brazilian percussionist.
6.45pm to 7.15pm
South West Music School
South West Music School is a Centre of Advanced Training (CAT) and a music charity working with talented young instrumentalists, singers and composers aged 8 to 18 years in the South West of England.
7.30pm to 8pm
Voices of Freedom
A collaborative creative movement lead by Rob Carney & friends with messages of hope, unity and positive action.
8.15pm to 8.45pm
Choral Engineers
The Choral Engineers can be heard singing, whispering, speaking, producing animal voices and playing mechanical instruments.
9pm to 9.30pm
Glorious Chorus
Award winning a’cappella choir from Totnes performing well-known classics with a twist. Expect a visual feast.
9.45pm to 10.15pm
Big Noise Chorus
A community choir lead by Colin Rea. Set lists include World Music, contemporary numbers and show numbers.
• check the event’s facebook page for latest news
• or see the whole evening’s line-up here


Wednesday 26th April at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
Totnes with Bridgetown
ANNUAL MEETING
(Eucharist at 7pm)
Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.
nomination papers available in both churches – please complete and return to Lynne Birch


Saturday 22nd April at 7pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
LOVE IS BLIND BUT THE NEIGHBOURS AIN’T –  Songs and Stories of Love
part of the Devon Song Festival
Patron: Sarah Walker CBE
Providing an annual weekend of song in the beautiful surrounds of Devon, the Devon Song Festival aims to invite award-winning young singers to bring fantastic song to new audiences. Established in 2016 the festival programmes concerts that feature well-known repertoire whilst also exploring some unjustly neglected gems in dramatic and accessible programmes. This year we continue our journey through Devon with a concert at Totnes’ beautiful St Mary’s Church for a programme featuring Schumann’s dramatic Spanisches Liederspiel and songs by Barber, Schubert and Schumann.
• to reserve tickets for this year’s festival, click here


messychurchjoyhansonSaturday 22nd April
from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Easter
We had a good Messy Church in March, with 17 children and 6 of them new. They had a great time, with the older children (9 years+) having separate activities, which went down well. 
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
• photo (right) by Joy Hanson


veronikashoot01Friday 21st April at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
PIANO RECITAL
by Veronika Shoot
Veronika Shoot was born in Russia (Moscow) and moved to England aged 5 when her father was appointed composer-in-residence at Dartington Hall. Since her debut piano recital at the age of 7 in Dartington International Summer School, Veronika’s piano career has taken her for worldwide performances and tours. She has given concerts extensively throughout the UK, and has performed in the major London concert halls including The Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall.
programme to include:
Schumann – Kinderszenen
Debussy – Children’s Corner
Shoot – Kinderalbum
tickets £10 / under 16’s free here or £12 on the door subject to availability
• also available from Dartington Barn Box Office, Totnes Bookshop – or Kingsbridge Information Centre 01548 853195
• be the first to buy a ticket and get a programme signed by Veronika Shoot!


Easter Sunday 16th April at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
programme
Introit: Surrexit Christus hodie – Scheidt
Processional Hymn: 159 The strife is o’er
Responses: Tomkins
Hymn: 162 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Psalm: 66 vv 1-11
Mag & Nunc: Stanford in B flat
Anthem: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
Anthem after the prayers: Now the green blade rises – French melody arr. David Iliff
Recessional Hymn: 148 Jesus lives
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


Easter Sunday 16th April
8am at St Mary’s Church, Totnes:
EUCHARIST (BCP)
9.30am at St. John’s Church, Bridgetown:
EASTER COMMUNION
11.15am at St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG EASTER EUCHARIST (Order 1) 


Holy Saturday 15th April at 7.30pm 
at St Mary’s Church, Totnes:
EASTER VIGIL & FIRST EUCHARIST of EASTER


Good Friday 14th April from 3pm to 4pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
THE EASTER GARDEN
A time of meditative poetry , prose and music, played by Elie Fruchter on piano and clarinet, to reflect the events of the Crucifixion through to the discovery of the Resurrected Jesus in the Easter Garden.
This day would also mark the anniversary of 100th birthday last year of Eileen Hutt, a much beloved member of St John’s, who loved music and gardens.
• there will be a collection for donations to the National Deaf Children’s Society, a charity particularly favoured by Elie, and by Eileen and her family.


Good Friday 14th April
10am starting at St. John’s Church, Bridgetown:
WALK of WITNESS
(Churches Together in Totnes)
2pm at St Mary’s Church, Totnes:
LITURGY of the PASSION
Meditation before the Cross & Eucharist


Thursday 6th April at 7pm
Beyond Borders Totnes & District
invite you to a screening of
WELCOME
(French with English subtitles)
in Bogan House (opposite the Market Square in Totnes)
A moving feature film about a young, unaccompanied Kurdish asylum seeker from Iraq hoping to cross the channel at Calais – and a Frenchman becoming aware of his predicament.
Made in 2009, these issues are as alive today in more ways than one…as we digest the voting down of the Dubs amendment’s scheme for sanctuary for children seeking UK asylum…and as young asylum seekers return to Calais with the French authorities clamping down on humanitarian aid organisations offering them food.
open discussion after the film, all views welcome
• donations welcome for Luck of Birth
• download a printable A4 poster


Wednesday 5th April 9.30am to 3.30pmfirstaid
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
FIRST AID COURSE
for members of St Mary’s and St John’s Churches
If you are able, a voluntary contribution towards the cost would be very much appreciated. We will confirm your place as soon as possible but please bear with us as, if we have a lot of interest, you will appreciate we will need to ensure an even spread of attendees from both churches.
• cost per person: £25
• please email Carolyn Stilwell or telephone 01803 863030


quietdayforlentposterWednesday 29th March from 10am to 4pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
STREAMS in the DESERT
A Quiet Day for Lent
Led by Rev Debbie Parsons, Team Vicar & Richard Frost, Team Reader
• tea & coffee provided – please bring your own lunch
• book your place by telephoning 01803 865196 or email
• all are welcome
• download a printable poster


messychurchjoyhansonSaturday 25th March
from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Big Bags of Money!
We had a good Messy Church in February. There were 13 children and a great time was had by all!
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
• photo (left) by Joy Hanson


Friday 24th March is RED NOSE DAY
Sale of cakes outside St Mary’s Church, 10am to11.30am, with students from Ontrack Education raising funds for Red Nose Day.
• please come and buy!


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Sunday 19th March at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
programme
Introit: Never weather beaten sail – Wood
Responses: James
Hymn 547 Oft in danger, oft in woe
Psalm 40
Mag & Nunc: Dyson in F
Anthem: Nolo mortem peccatoris
Anthem after the prayers: A prayer of St Richard of Chichester
Hymn 15 God that madest earth and heaven
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


Saturday 18th March at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
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Totnes Early Music Society presents
THE BREWERY BAND
Grace and Fire
From  the Wigmore Hall to the windswept islands of Shetland, The Brewery Band are the vibrant new approach to historical performance. Performing mainly from memory, folk musician fiddler turned baroque violinist Morag Johnston and internationally acclaimed lutenist Matthew Wadsworth, breathe new energy into an exciting programme steeped in both the baroque and folk music traditions, from the colourful and exciting sonatas of Castello and Uccellini to the grace and beauty of  ground basses by Purcell and Gibbon.
Matthew Wadsworth works throughout the UK, Europe and North America as a soloist and chamber musician, and has performed at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, as well as at festivals from Beverley and Budapest, to Vancouver and York. Morag Johnston grew up in Shetland steeped in the folk music tradition, before taking up the baroque violin. She delights in drawing on both traditions in her performances: she has recently performed with Devon Baroque and in a project with the English Consort, and remains a principal member of the groups Northern Lights and Tappit Hens!
tickets £12 on the door


church work daySaturday 18th March from 10am to 12noon
at St Mary’s Church, Totnes
HELPERS NEEDED
We need a few people to help tidy the church, inside and out, before Easter.
Please come if you can!


Saturday 11th March at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
ISCA VOICES

former Girl Choristers of Exeter Cathedral Choir, directed by Stephen Tanner, present
A Miscellany of Choral Music, Sacred, Classical, Folk and Popular Tunes in Close Harmony
tickets £6, available on the door
• download a printable poster


Saturday 11th March all day from 10am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHILDREN’S MUSIC WORKSHOP

Led by Stephen Tanner
Informal performance at 2.15pm
• no charge for this event
• click to enlarge the poster for full details
to book a place call 01803 770515 or email Jan Dietz


mothersdayflowersTuesday 7th March at 10.30 am
Cottage Farm, Plymouth Road
ST MARY’S FLOWER ARRANGERS MEETING
An important meeting to discuss the arrangements for Easter and for an event coming up in May. Coffee and biscuits will be served. Please make every effort to come. Any new volunteers will be most welcome. There is reasonable parking for a number of cars.
• telephone 01803 867011


Sacred Space Poster December 2014Sunday 5th March
from 6.30pm to 7.15pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
SACRED SPACE
theme: We are family ~ a new community?
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


totnescaring20170301Wednesday 1st March at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
Torbay G&S Society present a
GILBERT & SULLIVAN CONCERT
in aid of Totnes Caring
tickets £7.50, includes wine or a soft drink in the interval
• tickets available in advance from the Totnes Caring office 01803 865684 or on the evening
• download a printable poster


ashwednesdayAsh Wednesday 1st March
at 10.30am and at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
IMPOSITION of ASHES & EUCHARIST (Order 1)


exploringfaithleafletONGOING to Saturday 15th July
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
Next session takes place on Saturday 25th March at 10am
EXPLORING OUR FAITH

Maybe you’re new or have been coming to church for years but are unsure about some of the things we do? Or you’re wondering about how it all relates to our Christian faith? Members of the Clergy and Reader ministry team will be leading a series of six sessions on selected Saturday mornings looking at the following topics:
Exploring the Bible
Why do we have the Bible? Where did it come from? Personal Bible reading.
Exploring Ceremonies
The importance and meanings of baptism, confirmation, marriage, funerals & ordination.
Exploring the Eucharist
What’s Holy Communion all about?
Exploring Prayer
What is prayer & why do we pray? Praying alone, praying together. Different ways into prayer.
Exploring the Church
What is the point of church? Buildings & robes. Mission & maintenance. Choirs & congregations.
Exploring Forgiveness
The relevance of confession, absolution, wholeness  & reconciliation.
• all sessions will take place at St John’s, Bridgetown
• click here for more details and to book your place


paywhatyoufeelflyerSaturday 25th February
from 10.30am to 3pm
St Mary’s Church Hall
PAY WHAT YOU FEEL
to enjoy our delicious coffee and home-made lunchtime food
MAKE US AN OFFER
for our books and bric-a-brac
• all monies raised will help to pay for our
Children’s Singing Workshop (more details soon)
more information from Sandra Nicholson (food) or Jan Dietz (workshop)
download a printable poster


wildchurch02Sunday 12th February meet 10.45am for 11am start
St. Mary’s Church, Dartington
WILD CHURCH WILLOW
Pilgrimage from St. Mary’s, Dartington to the wild willow beds of Staverton, a 2-hour mostly silent walk & communion.
• more about Wild Church here


wildchurch01Wednesday 1st February from 5pm to 6.30pm
St. Mary’s Church, Dartington
WILD WOMEN MONASTICS
Sacred chant and silent meditation in celebration of Imbolc, St. Bridget’s Day & Candlemas.
• open to all genders!
• donations invited for the Dartington Pollinator Sanctuary
• more about Wild Church here


sarah-mullally-bishop-of-creditonSunday 29th January at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
DEANERY SUNG EUCHARIST
Bringing all the deanery choirs together, to conclude the visit by Sarah Mullaly, Bishop of Crediton
• all are welcome
no 9.30am / 11.15am services at St John’s / St Mary’s on this day
• see also related events


holocaustmemorialday2017Saturday 28th January
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
The Friends of St Mary’s present a
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CONCERT
Elie Fruchter presents a recital of music and words, with Sam Richards, Lona Kozik, Vanessa Curtis and others, including original compositions by Sam Richards and Vanessa Curtis.
entry £5
coffee & cakes available for sale before the concert
• click the image to enlarge it
retiring collection in aid of The Holocaust Education Trust


sarah-mullally-bishop-of-creditonFriday 27th to Sunday 29th January
Totnes and nearby towns
VISIT by SARAH MULLALLY, BISHOP of CREDITON
The Totnes Deanery will be welcoming the Right Reverend Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton, as part of the Bishops in Mission initiative, when the Bishops of Exeter, Crediton and Plymouth will, between them, be visiting every part of the Diocese of Exeter during 2017. She will be attending events of all kinds in Dartmouth, South Brent, Dartington, Totnes and other churches within our Deanery.
After spending Friday in Dartmouth, she will visit Buckfastleigh on Saturday, ending with a Mission Event at St Luke’s Church, Buckfastleigh at 7.30pm: Opening New Doors: A chance to discover what our Church is about in discussion with Bishop Sarah.
• this event is open to all, and we encourage everyone to come along
• see also special service, on Sunday 29th January
• read Bishop Sarah’s blog here


Wednesday 18th January to Thursday 26th January
churches in and around Totnes
WEEK of PRAYER for CHRISTIAN UNITY
weekofprayer2017
click the list to view it larger


stjohnsfront02Sunday 22nd January at 4pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
UNITED SERVICE of CELEBRATION – Crossing Barriers
• all welcome


messychurchjoyhansonSaturday 21st January
from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: The Centurion’s Servant (Luke 7)
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
• photo (left) by Joy Hanson


fromsyriawithlove2017Thursday 5th January to Friday 20th January
(for times see poster)
The Gallery at the Ariel Centre, Totnes
FROM SYRIA WITH LOVE
A presentation about the conflict was given by Baraaa Kouja on Monday 9th January
• sponsored by Totnes Citizens UK
• click the poster to view larger


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Sunday 15th January at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
programme
Introit: Mid-winter – Chilcott
Responses: Sumsion
Hymn 86 From the eastern mountains
Psalm 96
Mag & Nunc: Purcell in G Minor
Anthem: Chorus from Christus – Mendelssohn
Anthem after the prayers: Joys Seven – Cleobury
Hymn 87 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


imsprussiacove20170114Saturday 14th January at 2pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SANDOR VEGH MEMORIAL CONCERT
by IMS Prussia Cove
with Kjell-Arne Jørgensen, Carlo de Martini, Ulrike-Anima Mathé & Krysia Osostowicz on violins; Tim Boulton & Werner Dickel on violas; Xenia Jankovic & Christoph Richter on cellos.
programme:
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 130

Schumann String Quartet Op. 41, no. 1
tickets £10 in advance / £12 on the door subject to availability / free on the door for children and young people aged 25 and under: online from  or Dartington Box Office 01803 847070, or Totnes Bookshop, or Kingsbridge Information Centre 01548 853195


hollypilgrimageSunday 8th January
St Barnabas Church, Brooking TQ9 6DT
HOLLY PILGRIMAGE
Please note venue change for this next Wild Church Tree Pilgrimage – to avoid risk of ice travelling to our previously planned Holne venue, we shall now be continuing to explore more local hidden wilds in the Dartington area. This pilgrimage will draw us into communion with Bidwell Brook and the hollies around Venton. We will begin from beautiful Brooking Church, built around 1850 for Dartington Champernowne family. Gather in the porch from 10.45 am for an 11am start.
After gathering together with hollies in and around the churchyard, we’ll walk silently down and along Bidwell Brook and into the woods to meet some very special grandparent hollies & share communion. This will be a slower circular walk over a shorter distance, returning to Brooking Church. The footpath may be very muddy, so walking boots or wellies are recommended.
Parking is available by the Church and please come prepared with warm layers, waterproofs and drinks & snacks (if needed) for this 2hr seasonal sacred space, which includes silent walking, reflective sharing and a collaborative, silent communion and is open to all.
donations (suggested £5 to £10) are invited
• click here for the facebook event page


wildchurchwisdommeditationWednesday 4th January at 5.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
WISDOM MEDITATION
Wild Monastics
return to Dartington Church for simple, interspiritual sacred chant and silence by candlelight. As Epiphany is approaching, which remembers the Three Wise Ones who witnessed the divine light, this meditation will be dedicated to the awakening of wisdom within the heart of us all and to new beginnings.
Dartington Church is old, beautiful and very cold – perfect for Wild Monastics! Be wise and come well prepared with many warm layers, a blanket, hat or hood (& maybe even a hottie!). We also love the dark, so you may like to bring a torch for arriving & leaving… and be assured, we are there, even if you can’t see or hear us!
• click here for the facebook event page


xmastreeanimENDED: Tuesday 3rd January
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
Last chance to come and see this year’s glorious display – call by if you’re in town for the sales!


ChristmasCarolsSunday 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!


devonlyvoices20161217Saturday 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


christmasbellsFriday 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


parviswindowFriday 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


serviceofremembranceWednesday 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.


wildchurch02Sunday 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 church yards of St Paul’s, Staverton & St Mary’s, Dartington – including a yew berry mead communion.
• more details to be announced


rejoiceconcert2016Saturday 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


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


xmastreeanimTuesday 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!


stnicholas02Tuesday 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 £200,000 for the replacement of our windows, new disabled toilet and upgrade of downstairs kitchen. Please join us in person or in sprit 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!’


Sacred Space Poster December 2014Sunday 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


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 who are unable to attend 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


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


rowcrofthospice01Wednesday 30th November at 7pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Rowcroft & Allwood Service
LIGHT UP A LIFE
All welcome


lostspeciesWednesday 30th November
from 5.30pm to 7pm
Dartington Church
REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR LOST SPECIES
Wild Monastics will be offering sacred chanting & silent meditation by candlelight again during the darker months. We’ll be alternating between meeting in Dartington Church (wrap up very warmly as the Church is beautiful but cold) and the Hunters Moon Micromonastery.
We’ll start with a silent candlelit prayer vigil as part of Remembrance Day for Lost Species. We’ll have altars to honour particular creatures – please bring pictures, tokens, poems etc. to help co-create this sacred space.
• donations invited for Devon Wild Life Trust‘s ‘Homes For Bats’ Appeal


adventcandles2Sunday 27th November at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
ADVENT CAROL SERVICE
programme:
Matin Responsory – Palestrina (arr Cleobury)
A tender shoot – Goldschmidt
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me – Elgar
How beautiful upon the mountains – Stainer
Creator of the stars on night – Archer
There is no rose – Joubert
Magnificat Brewer in D
O Thou the central orb – Wood
Vesper Responsory – Palestrina (arr Cleobury)
All welcome!


St John's Church Bridgetown TotnesSunday 27th November at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown (Joint service with St Mary’s Church, Totnes)
CHARITY SUNDAY SERVICE
in aid of Totnes Drop In Centre
Speaker: Mark Hatch
The plate collection on that day will go to the Drop In Centre. Your regular monthly giving is not included. If you aren’t able to come to the service, you can leave a donation with the churchwardens or Lynne Birch.
no 11.15am service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes on this day


FoSMAGMSunday 20th November at 12.30pm (straight after the 11.15am Eucharist)
Friends of St Mary’s AGM
Nomination forms for committee posts will be placed inside the main entrance to St Mary’s. New members welcome!
• Among other things, the Friends have recently funded the restoration of the Paige Adams stained glass window (cost £3,500) and have pledged over £3,000 for repairs to the Parvis room window (directly above the Porch)


messychurchjoyhansonSaturday 19th November
from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Elijah and the Ravens
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
• photo (left) by Joy Hanson


coffeecupSaturday 19th November from 10.30am to 12.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
TEAM COFFEE MORNING
Reverend Jane & Richard Frost invite members of all the Team Churches to drop in for coffee / tea / cake. It would be lovely to see everyone!


walkofwitnesspostera4Saturday 19th November
depart 10am from Plymouth City Piazza (by big screen), walk to Plymouth RC Cathedral for a short service at 11am
RALLY followed by WALK of WITNESS with REFUGEES – led by the Southwest’s own ‘Lampedusa Cross’
Millions of people live uncertain lives as migrants and refugees. Pope Francis calls us to see them as “brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved”. CAFOD, the Catholic Diocese of Plymouth, Anglican Diocese of Exeter, Devon Faith and Belief Forum, Plymouth Council of Faiths and others are organising a walk of witness in solidarity with people who have been forced to become refugees because of war, climate change, exploitation and persecution.
• click the image to download a printable poster


stmaryandstgeorgeSunday 13th November at 4pm
St Mary and St George’s Church, Totnes
SERVICE FOR SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES
There will be a short service to remember those who are refugees or still in great danger in their own homes. We hope to have the South West Lampedusa
Cross present as a sign of solidarity and hope.


bunsonseatsSunday 13th November from 3pm to 5pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
BUNS ON SEATS
Poetry, music and cake with Visible Ink
In aid of St John’s church windows.
tickets £6, includes refreshments
• please phone 01803 863030 to book


wildchurchsloeSunday 13th November from 11am to 1pm
Sam’s Dartington Slow Sloe Pilgrimage
Wander slowly through the hidden wilds of Dartington from the heart of the Estate to Hunters Moon with Reverend Sam. Come & have a taste of the wild wisdom way (a marriage of head & heart, body & soul) and meet the Dartington sloe thickets; including mindfulness practice, silent walking and a sloe gin communion. We will end under the ancient Dartington yew for a time of remembrance. Gather by the fallen tree on the Dartington playing field beside the old primary school for an 11am start. (Until approx 1pm.)
• suggested donation £5 – £10 in aid of the Devon Wildlife Trust Bat Appeal.
facebook event page


2013wreathlaying05Sunday 13th November from 10.45am
St. Mary’s Church, Totnes
SERVICE of REMEMBRANCE
Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial
followed by Service in St Mary’s Parish Church
Officiant & Preacher: Reverend Julian C Ould (Chaplain to The Royal British Legion)
• several albums of photographs from past years can be found under the Galleries menu: 2012 and 2013


stjohnsheader01Sunday 13th November at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown:
HOLY COMMUNION by EXTENSION 
& ACT of REMEMBRANCE
Officiant: Reverend Steve Jones


Saturday 12th November from 11am to 2pm
Civic Hall, Totnescaringtownfair


stmarysexterioraug2013__07Sunday 6th November at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG COMPLINE
Officiant: The Rector

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cameosingersmay2013_01Saturday 5th November at 11am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Friends of St Mary’s Coffee Concert
CAMEO SINGERS
Includes Britten Hymn to St Cecilia and Gloriana Choral Dances.
coffee and cakes from 10.30am
tickets £5 on the door


Sunday 30th October from 11am to 4pm
Dartington
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St Peter's Church CornworthySunday 30th October at 10.30am
St Peter’s Church, Cornworthy
TEAM SERVICE
no 9.30am / 11.15am services at St John’s / St Mary’s
on this day


musicswirl04Saturday 22nd October at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
JUBALEE! – Songs of the American Slaves Concert presented by Ian Wintersgill, dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox, MP, with a retiring collection in aid of Anti-Slavery International.
• more details to come


potluck201610Friday 21st October from 6pm to 9pm
Totnes Civic Hall
Network of Wellbeing presents
COMMUNITY POTLUCK
The October Potluck will launch our crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to enable the local community to take on the running of the Totnes Community Potluck in 2017, so it becomes an event run for the community by the community.
We will be joined by the choir Singing 4 Refugees who support refugees and asylum seekers in Devon and Calais.
Come and support these two initiatives in whatever way you can and remember to bring a delicious dish to share.
The Community Potlucks are regular events, which provide the local community in Totnes with an opportunity to come together and share a meal, with everyone contributing a delicious dish. These regular events have proven to be a great opportunity for people to connect with each other and have fun!
• free to attend (donations welcome) and no booking is required
please bring a dish to share
• for further information, email NOW
We look forward to seeing many of you there!


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Sunday 16th October at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
programme
Introit: O taste and see – Vaughan Williams
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 149
Canticles: Aston in F
Anthem: Benedicite – Stephen Tanner
• musical director Ian Curror
• organist Stephen Tanner
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Choral Evensong in November. The next choral evening service will be the Advent Carol Service at 6.30pm on Sunday, 27th November.


beyondborderstotnesSunday 16th October time tba
TOTNES STREET GAMES FESTIVAL
Come out and Play! The Street Games Festival is a one-day event. Its aim is to celebrate outdoor games traditions from around the world by bringing adults and children together to rediscover street game traditions that are dying out due to changes in children’s play patterns and the use of public spaces.
if you would like to be part of the Street Games Team and can help with publicity and marketing, researching games or leading a game on the day, please email Inez


Saturday 15th October from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Trust God
We had a good Messy Church in September with 18 children. The Theme was The Two Houses, and the older boys made a den and really had a good time!
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


church work daySaturday 15th October from 10am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHURCH WORKING DAY
Please come and help tidy up inside and outside, ready for Remembrance Sunday.
Coffee and biscuits served!


nhsstakeholderbriefingTuesday 11th October at 6.30pm
Totnes Civic Hall

NHS COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
The consultation is proposing to close Paignton, Dartmouth, Bovey Tracey and Ashburton Community Hospitals.
This is an opportunity for you to listen to the proposals and to have your say about what is most needed for healthcare provision in your area.
• click here to download the briefing document
• for much more about the consultations, see the mid-August News post.


Sunday 9th October (see below for times)
Dartington Church
WILD HARVEST
launch and fundraiser
From 3-6pm we have a feast of poetry, storytelling (& cake!) featuring local poet Ian Adams, reading from his latest book Unfurling, and local storyteller Helen Raphael Sands, telling the tale of the Dartington White Hart. (Cost £6 including tea.)
wildharvestpojFrom 8pm we are delighted to be hosting an evening with Peter Owen Jones, author and presenter of BBC TV’s Extreme PilgrimHow to Live a Simple Life and other programmes. (Cost £8 including more tea!)
• supported by Sacred Space
downloadprintable poster
download a two-page pdf with artist details for this event
• read about Wild Church here


raftraceSunday 9th October 2016 from 8.30am
Buckfastleigh to Totnes
RAFT RACE
Rafts are launched from Dart Bridge, Buckfastleigh at one-minute intervals from approximately 8.30am. The Finish is 14km away in Totnes. The Finish Event takes place on Vire Island, where there will be live entertainment, food, merchandise and a live commentary. Totnes Caring will have a stall there and everybody is welcome to pop by and see us!


orpheuschoirSaturday 8th October at 7pm
St. John’s Church, Bridgetown
THREE GREAT CHOIRS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
Brixham Male Voice Choir & Guests
The popular Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir is pleased to returning to the St John’s Church for a concert in aid of Totnes Caring. Also featuring include guest choirs Mendip Male Voice Choir and the Brixham Harmony Singers. This is a wonderful opportunity to come along and hear three choirs sing in one evening and the programme promises to be varied, demonstrating the different strengths of each choir.
£5 in advance (contact Totnes Caring to reserve a ticket) or £8 on the door


foodfestivalSaturday 8th October
from 12noon to 6pm
Vire Island, Totnes
LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL
As part of Food Link’s Totnes10 local food campaign, TTT are teaming up with local farmers and foodie folk to run a local food festival. This is a festival to champion and shout about the amazing local food producers and products we have nearby and we’ll be holding a series of fringe events in the run up including a local food tour!
• more details on the TTT website


divertimentopianotrioThursday 6th October at 7.30pm
at St Mary’s Church, Totnes
DIVERTIMENTO PIANO TRIO
Louise Farrenc – Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 33 in E flat major
Saint-Saëns – Piano Trio No.1 in F major Op.18
Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Op 49
tickets £12 from Divertimento 01803 863677 / on door


stjohnbaptistmarldonSunday 2nd October at 10.30am
St John the Baptist Church, Marldon
TEAM SERVICE
• officiant Reverend Jane Frost, holding her first service, so we hope as many as possible will attend
no 9.30am / 11.15am services at St John’s / St Mary’s on this day


musicswirl01Saturday 1st October at 11am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Friends of St Mary’s Coffee Concert with
ROGER ROBINSON & STEVE WHERLY
Classic and modern guitar and mandolin duets and solo items.
doors open at 10.30am
entry £5 – coffee and cakes on sale as usual


RevJaneFrostSunday 25th September at 10am
St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Churston Ferrers
ORDINATION
of our Curate, Reverend Jane Frost
• Jane will be holding her first service at St John the Baptist Church, Marldon, on Sunday 2nd October, at 10.30am


eliefruchter20160924Saturday 24th September at 11am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Friends of St Mary’s Coffee Concert with
ELIE FRUCHTER
A piano recital of preludes and fugues from The Well Tempered Clavier by JS Bach.
• in aid of Parkinson’s UK and Friends of St Mary’s
• doors open at 10.30am
• enquiries 01803 867537
• download a printable poster


100milesThursday 22nd September
Sponsored Walk 100 Miles
THE PORTUGUESE WAY
Rowcroft
 
Hospice is facing difficult times at the moment, and a shortfall in funding means we are struggling to maintain current levels of care and support to local people.
• more details on the News page
• monies raised
will be divided between Rowcoft Hospice and Stoke Gabriel Parish Church
• sponsorship forms
 for this very worthy appeal are available in both of our churches – or click HERE to download a printable sponsorship form


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Sunday 18th September at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
programme
Introit: Thou visitest the earth (Maurice Greene)
Responses: Smith
Psalm: 129 (Walmisley)
Canticles: Morley (fauxbourdons)
Anthem: O Come Let Us Sing – Anthony Piccolo
• musical director Ian Curror
• organist Paul Morgan
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


stevejones800pxSunday 18th September at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
WELCOMING SERVICE
for new curate Steve Jones
Officiant: The Rector
• Steve’s details are now on the Who we are page


Saturday 17th September at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
THE BACH PLAYERS
Pour le Souper du Roi
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An outstanding trio of musicians
from this renowned ensemble perform music written for Louis XIV by his favourite composers. Those allowed into Louis’ inner circle were titled ‘musicien pour la chambre du Roy’ and provided music for the king in his private chambers. This concert offers a chance to hear music by harpsichordist and composer Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and includes Marin Marais’s enactment of a surgical operation (with narration) and his stirring Sonnerie
Nicolette Moonen (left, violin) is founder, artistic director and leader of the Bach Players. She directed the Dartington baroque orchestra from 1998 to 2013, has played with English Baroque Soloists and the OAE, and has led major ensembles such as Ex Cathedra and the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
Reiko Ichise (centre, viola da gamba) studied viola da gamba at the Royal College of Music. She now performs regularly with many orchestras and ensembles and is a member of Fretwork, Florilegium, and Passacaglia. She teaches viola da gamba at the Royal College of Music.
Lynda Sayce (right, theorbo) studied at the Royal College of Music and has a PhD for her research on the history of the theorbo. She is principal lutenist with Ex Cathedra, the King’s Consort, and the Musicians of the Globe and performs regularly with top period ensembles.
• in association with The Arts at Dartington
tickets for non-members are £12, tickets for students & under 18s are £5
(tickets available in advance from the Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 (daily from 12.30 to 7pm) or online or on the door


messychurchgreenSaturday 17th September from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: The Tale of Two Houses
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


pwyfcafe20160917Saturday 17th September
from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Methodist Church Hall, Totnes
PAY WHAT YOU FEEL CAFÉ
Delicious meals from local organically grown surplus produce.
• everyone welcome


stmarysexterioraug2013__07Sunday 11th September at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
EUCHARIST to Celebrate Our Patronal Festival
Celebrant: The Rector
• no 8am or 11.15am services at St Mary’s Church, Totnes on this day


fundaysunday20160911Sunday 11th September from 11am to 4pm
Edgelands Lane, Ipplepen
Newton Abbot TQ12 5UF

Animals in Distress Rescue Centre
FUNDAY-SUNDAY
Fun Dog Show
Agility demonstration by Quintor Agility
Fun gun dog scurry and demonstrations by Oakwood Gun Dogs
Children’s competitions
Grooming by Dan’s Dogs
Temptation Alley – a fun game for dogs
Torbay Owls and Company
Face painting and tattoos
Stalls and attractions include:
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Rabbits GaloreGreyhound Rescue (West of England), Trophy Foods, Secondhand books, volunteer information stand, Blue Cross (Torbay), Podenco Support (animal rescue), “Go Fishing” game, Canine Creations (dog toys), First Aid for pets, Pandora style jewellery, Forever Living ProductsSnow Cones , barbeque and refreshments and much more…
CLASSES
1. Best Puppy (under 1 year)
2. Best Paw Shaker
3. Most Handsome Boy
4. Best 6 Legs
5. Golden Oldie (10 years plus)
6. Most Gorgeous Girlie
7. Best Sausage Catcher (knock out)
8. Dog the judge would most like to take home
9. Best Rescue
10. Best in Show
Classes entry £1 per class
We hope to see you there!
Event entry £2, children free
• enquiries 01626 812121


Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th September
Totnes School of Piano presents
PIANARAMA FESTIVAL
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A programme of piano events with music from Philip Glass, Erik Satie and Piaf to Poulenc. at venues including Dartington Space Studio, Bogan House and Totnes Cinema, plus on 10th September:
2pm Bela Bartok’s Mikrokosmos, St Mary’s Church, Totnes – FREE
5pm Music of Ludovico Einaudi, St Mary’s Church, Totnes – FREE
• click here and here to download printable posters
• for more details, visit their facebook page


baklava20160903Saturday 3rd September at 8pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
ENSEMBLE BAKLAVA
Songs & Dances from the Mediterranean
Following their performances at St Mary’s Church in May, where they had people dancing in the aisles, Ensemble Baklava are giving a full programme of acoustic music and song from around the Mediterranean at St John’s Church.
With a unique combination of traditional instruments, Ensemble Baklava blends the sounds of the oud, bouzouki, concertina, bagpipes, Middle Eastern percussion, mandolin, baglama, spiked fiddle, guitar, tin whistle and voices to bring evocative, stirring and lively music and song from the Mediterranean, both contemporary and ancient.
“Beautiful, haunting, timeless melodies”
“Virtuoso performances on authentic instruments”
“Very uplifting, energetic, original and warm”
“They really rock!”
• coffee and cake available from 7.30pm
tickets £8 on the door
download a printable poster
listen to Baklava on their website


seachangelogoFriday 26th & Saturday 27th August
(Bank Holiday Weekend)
Totnes – various venues
SEA CHANGE
A festival featuring films, literature, talks and music across five venues. Events at  St Mary’s Church, Totnes:
Friday 26th August from 3.30pm to 4.30pm Lux Harmonium
Friday 26th August from 5pm to 6pm Red River Dialect
Friday 26th August from 6.30pm to 7.30pm Nathan Salsburg
Friday 26th August from 8pm to 9pm Joan Shelley
Friday 26th August from 9pm onwards Yorkston Thorne Khan
Saturday 27th August from 1.30pm to 2.30pm Thirty Pounds Of Bone
Saturday 27th August from 4pm to 5pm Howes
Saturday 27th August from 9pm to 10pm Holly MacVe
Saturday 27th August from 10.30pm to midnight Alasdair Roberts
tickets are selling out, so get yours soon!
more listings still being added, see the official website
• see also their facebook page for last-minute news


fairThursday August 17th at 10.30am
St John’s Court, Bridgetown
(next to St John’s Church)
FAIR
in aid of MacMillan nurses & Totnes Caring


StokeGabrielStmaryStGabrielschurchTuesday 16th August at 7.30 pm
St Mary and St Gabriel’s Church, Stoke Gabriel
RECITAL by local musicians in aid of South Porch Church Fund
Sam Massey (trumpet) & Ian Curror (organ) with popular works, including music by Purcell, Haydn, Bach & Lefebure-Wely
entrance £8 to include an interval drink


stmarysexterioraug2013__07Sunday 7th August at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG COMPLINE
Officiant: The Rector

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stmarysexterioraug2013__07Sunday 7th August at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
UNITED SUNG EUCHARIST (Order 1)
Celebrant: The Rector
no 9.30am service at St John’s Church
, Bridgetown
on this day


paywhatyoufeel20160806Saturday 6th August from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Methodist Church Hall, Fore Street, Totnes
PAY WHAT YOU FEEL CAFÉ
organised by Food in Community
We held the first of this year’s ‘pay what you feel’ Community Cafés, at the Methodist Church Hall, Fore St, Totnes, at the beginning of February, 2016. Encouraged by good feedback and a regular following, we continue to run these on the first Saturday of every month.
fresh organic food created from surplus produce
• download the printable poster


church work dayFriday 29th July from 10am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHURCH WORKING PARTY
Please come along and help to make sure that our church is looking beautiful, inside and out, for its many summer visitors.
• everyone welcome, even if only for a short time!


beetroot_poster_2Monday 25th July from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Totnes
BEETROOT
Join us for a light lunch, whilst sharing stories of the food of your life. Make recordings for a radio broadcast, eat, learn and celebrate together.
• a Food in Community voluntary project seeking to help older members of the community – they also bring fresh veg gleaned from Riverford to the Food Bank every week
no need to book
• further information from David on 07702 727009
help promote this project by downloading the printable poster


shakespeareSaturday 23rd July at 11am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
MUSIC and SHAKESPEARE
Concert for cello and piano interspersed with scenes from Shakespeare, by Theo and Lucy Curtin and friends.
tickets £5, includes coffee & biscuits available from 10.30am


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Sunday 17th July at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
Music by Ayleward, Dyson, Don James and Charles Wood.
• musical director Ian Curror
• officiant The Rector
this is the last Evensong before we take a break for summer
• read about St Mary’s Choir


canoefestivalSunday 17th July from 11am to 6pm
Longmarsh, Totnes
LONGBOW CANOE FESTIVAL
in aid of local charities including Totnes Caring
races from 1pm
free admission
• food, family fun + bar
facebook page


veronikashoot01Saturday 16th July at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
in aid of  Friends of St Mary’s
Piano recital by
VERONIKA SHOOT
Programme to include:
Mozart Fantasy in D minor, Rachmaninov Sonata no 2 in B flat minor, Argentinian dances, Stravinsky Tango & Vladislav Shoot.
We are delighted to welcome back Veronika (Nika) Shoot. As you may know, Nika gave several stunning piano recitals for us in her early teens (the first one on a rather decrepit baby grand piano, after which we realised that we needed something a bit better to do her justice – now we have a very fine 3-pedal Yamaha C5 instrument).
Acclaimed by Yehudi Menuhin at just 6 years old as destined to become a great pianist, Russian-born Veronika Shoot moved to England aged 5, and gave her debut piano recital aged 7.
VeronikaShoot20160716Countries she has performed in include UK, Russia, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, France, Israel and South America. She has performed in concert venues in the UK such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, WigmoreHall, The Purcell Room, Steinway Hall, Jacques Samuels, and Dartington Hall where she plays regularly.
Veronika has played with orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National OrchestraBogota FilarmonicaRoyal Tunbridge Wells Symphony OrchestraHertford Symphony OrchestraTorbay Symphony Orchestra and others, under the batons of Diego Masson, Christian Kluxen, Joachim Gustaffson, Tom Hammond and Richard Gonski.
tickets £10 from We Got Tickets or on the door
download the printable poster
more about Veronika here, including a chance to hear some of her music


Saturday 16th July
MESSY CHURCH BARBEQUE
(invitation only)
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
•  no Messy Church in August


stmarysexterioraug2013__07SPECIAL SERVICE Sunday 10th July at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
UNITED SERVICE of HOLY COMMUNION (Order 1)
Celebrant: The Reverend John Luscombe
no 11.15am service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes on this day


flowersSaturday 9th July at 2.30pm
St John’s Church,  Bridgetown
CELEBRATION of the LIFE of EILEEN HUTT
Eileen Hutt, 100 years young, passed away on Friday 24th June.
Please wear colourful clothes and bring a wild flower or flower from your garden, and please join us for refreshments afterwards in the church foyer
– Joy & Robin Hanson


morningrecital20160709Saturday 9th July
from 11am to 12noon
refreshments available from 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
MORNING RECITAL
for Soprano, Violin & Piano

The concert will feature works by European and South American composers.
Yulia Northridge, a virtuoso violinist alongside concert pianist Ekaterina Shetliffe, both Russian-born, will perform:
Sonata in G-major for piano and violin No. 2 Op. 13 by Grieg
Gypsy Airs by Saraste
Tango “Por Una Cabeza” by Gardel
Hot Canary by Zabach
Claudia Alvarez Calderón, Peruvian coloratura soprano, will sing well known arias, accompanied by Ekaterina Shetliffe, including:
Juliette’s Waltz from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod
Je Suis Titania from Mignon by Thomas
Canción del Ruiseñor from Doña Francisquita by Vives
La Ramilletera by Rosa Mercedes Ayarza de Morales
tickets £10 (under-16s free with accompanying adult) – available on the door
or call 07505 884271
• for more information on the performers click here and here
• download a printable poster


totnesstreetpastors20160707Thursday 7th July at 7.30pm
Totnes Methodist Church
Totnes Street Pastors
3rd COMMISSIONING SERVICE
Speaker and Commissioner:
Ros Ede (Ascension Trust Rep.)
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stmarysexterioraug2013__07SPECIAL SERVICE: Sunday 3rd July at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG COMPLINE
Celebrant: The Rector

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marldonchurchSunday 3rd July at 3pm
Marldon Church
DEANERY CONFIRMATION
• please let Julian or Debbie know if you are interested (children or adults)


TotnesChristianFestival2016Saturday 2nd July from 3pm to 7pm
Vire Island, Totnes
One Church Totnes presents
TOTNES CHRISTIAN FESTIVAL 2016

Totnes United Free Church has booked Vire Island for a celebration of Christian life in Totnes. This day will be a feast of live music, inspirational messages, local food and drink, exhibitions of local initiatives and family fun!
The Christian community is thriving in the area, and serving the town in so many unseen ways through creative grass-roots initiatives. All of these initiatives are expressions of our belief in a good and generous God who loves to bless and to release people into wholeness. Join us on Saturday 2nd July as we celebrate the goodness of God.
– Ade (Pastor of Totnes United Free Church)
website


beetroot_poster_2Monday 27th June from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Totnes
BEETROOT
Join us for a light lunch, whilst sharing stories of the food of your life. Make recordings for a radio broadcast, eat, learn and celebrate together.
• a Food in Community voluntary project seeking to help older members of the community – they also bring fresh veg gleaned from Riverford to the Food Bank every week
no need to book
• further information from David on 07702 727009
help promote this project by downloading the printable poster


lunchtimeconcert20160626aSunday 26th June at 1.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
LUNCHTIME CONCERT
performance of pianists and vocalists, presented by
Ekaterina Shetliffe & Donna-Marie Broomfield
• admission free (voluntary donations to the church)
• teas and coffees available
download a printable poster

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stmarysexterioraug2013__07SPECIAL SERVICE: Sunday 26th June at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG UNITED EUCHARIST (Order 1)
Celebrant: The Reverend John Luscombe
no 9.30am service at St John’s Church
, Bridgetown
on this day


Saturday 25th June at 11.00am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
a Friends of St Mary’s Coffee Talk
A MORNING WITH ANN WIDDECOMBE
in aid of the Stained Glass Window Restoration
A Light-Hearted Talk about Her Life and Experiences
You will also have the opportunity to buy signed copies of Ann’s books
• home-made cake & coffee on sale from 10.30am
• admission £5
• download the printable poster


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Sunday 19th June at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG in Celebration
of HM The Queen’s 90th birthday
programme
Canticles: Brewer in D
Responses: Smith
Anthems: 
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Parry: I was glad
Tallis: If ye love me
• musical director Jan Dietz
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


allaboutthebass1200pxSunday 19th June at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
ALL ABOUT THE BASS
The Greenwood Ensemble presents a Baroque programme featuring harpsichord, flute, cello, recorder and song.
• seasonal interval refreshments
tickets £7.50 on the door
• click the poster to enlarge it

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Saturday 18th June & Sunday 18th June
A special MIDSUMMER WEEKEND
 in aid of sacred sanctuary space in the Wood Sisters Red Tent, a sister organisation to Wild Church.
opalforestSATURDAY 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Totnes
The Opal Forest, with Jewish teller Shonaleigh – the last living ‘Drut’syla’ or female storyteller in the Jewish Midrashic tradition, with the third tale in the Gem Cycle from the Drut’syla storytelling tradition.
tickets:  book in advance for £7.50 (+ £0.50 fee) or purchase on the night for £9
othertimesSUNDAY
 10.30am to 2.30pm at The Red Tent, 9 Memory Lane, Landscove, Ashburton TQ13 7NB Other Stories for Other Times – a rare opportunity to work with Shonaleigh in a small group setting, and learn more about her tradition of ‘seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary’. Cost  £15.
• more details & booking here


Saturday 18th June from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: The Beautiful Gate
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


Microsoft Word - Vintage Tea Poster.docxFriday 17th June
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
a Friends of St Mary’s event
A FLORAL TRIBUTE
in Celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s
90th Birthday

Vintage Afternoon Tea
served from 2pm to 5.30pm
• in aid of the Stained Glass Window Restoration
• download the printable poster


shakespeareThursday 16th June at 7.30pm
St Peter’s Church, Cornworthy
a Friends of St Mary’s Coffee Concert
IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE…… SING ON!
In celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, a feast of choral music presented by the vocal ensemble CAMEO, directed by Bob Barsby.
admission £5, in aid of St Peter’s Church
refreshments during the interval
enquiries to Caroline Hunt 01803 732626 or email Caroline


Water Aid St MarysSaturday 11th June
from 11am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Friends of St Mary’s Coffee Concert
SING FOR WATER

with members of Global Harmony and Viva choirs
• directed by Roz Walker
coffee and cake available from 10.30am
tickets £5 on the door
download the printable poster
• more about Global Harmony and Viva here


Poster 2.pubFriday 3rd June at 1.15pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Lunchtime Concert
The Elgar Chorale of Worcester presents
ELGAR, SHAKESPEARE & MERRIE ENGLAND
The Elgar Chorale is a mixed voice choir of up to 40 singers, many of them
professional musicians, based in Worcester.  It was formed by Donald Hunt –  Piers Maxim took over as Director of Music in January 2015. 

•  lasts about an hour
free admission with retiring collection
• coffee and cake on sale from 10.30am to 12 noon
download a printable poster


Anniversary_10Sunday 29th May
following the 10.30am service
St Mary’s Church, Berry Pomeroy
ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
Julian has now been Rector of Totnes for 10 years, and Liz has been with us as a Lay Reader for the same time. We will be celebrating this on 29th May, with refreshments after the 10.30am Team Service. Please come along and join the celebrations!


stmarysberrypomeroySunday 29th May at 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, Berry Pomeroy
Special Service
TEAM SERVICE
no 9.30am / 11.15am services at St John’s Bridgetown / St Mary’s Totnes on this day
• followed by celebration of 10 years of service by Julian & also by Liz (see below)


Friday 27th May from 6pm to 9pm
in and around Totnes
PARTY IN THE TOWN
“I’m delighted to introduce this exciting event in Totnes. Party in the Town springs out of Dartington International Summer School & Festival as part of the new year-round Arts programme at Dartington; we hope it will become an annual event. This year more than 400 performers are taking part, in over 25 venues.
Party in the Town takes over central venues and public spaces on the Friday of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the fantastic musical talent of Totnes and the surrounding area. You can catch chamber ensembles, jazz acts, choirs, folk singers, street performers, rock bands, electronica and more throughout the evening.
The Party opens with a special schools commission in St Mary’s Church at 6pm, led by the charismatic Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale. The evening’s headline act is British jazz royalty Courtney Pine and his band; their House of Legends show is at the Civic Hall at 9.30pm.
All events are free. I look forward to seeing you at the Party!”
Joanna MacGregor, Artistic Director
partytownslider3-1024x5766pm to 6.30pm Party in the Town Schools’ Commission Introduced by Joanna MacGregor. Adriano Adewale, Brazilian percussionist and composer extraordinaire leads this vibrant performance of a new choral commission, accompanied by his skilled band.
Written and performed by talented young people from Park School, Kingskerswell C of E Primary School, Torre C of E Primary School and Shaldon Primary School, this exciting new work touches on the evocative landscape and rich heritage of South Devon – complete with swashbuckling pirates, beautiful seascapes and a distinctly nautical air, it’s unmissable!
Big-Noise-Choir
6.40pm to 7pm Big Noise Chorus Bringing communities together to share their joy of singing. Led by Colin Rea, the choir performs a mixture of popular rock, Motown, musical theatre and world music and their joie-de-vivre and foot-stomping renditions are gaining renown across Devon.
Global-Harmony
7.10pm to 7.30pm Global Harmony Travel across the globe with the marvellous a cappella sounds of this mixed choir. Global Harmony will take you on a journey around the world with folk music spanning countries from Europe and Africa, and traditions from Gospel to Georgian music.
7.40pm to 8pm The Choral Engineers Quirky, creative and inspiring, come and experience the unique style of this Torbay-based community choir. For Party in the Town, they present a song cycle about eccentric engineer and mathematician Oliver Heaviside. Ranging from folk to jazz to experimental, expect a barrel organ, the distribution of cake, bat and owl headdresses and much more!
8.10pm to 8.55pm South West Music School Don’t miss the chance to experience this showcase of South West Music School’s students – some of the most talented young string players, pianists and vocalists in the South West, playing a varied programme including their own compositions. South West Music School is a Centre of Advanced Training (CAT) and a music charity working with talented young instrumentalists, singers and composers aged 8 to 18 years in the South West of England, working with young people on an individual basis in their local area.
9.05pm to 9.25pm Ensemble Baklava Dance music and songs from the Mediterranean region, both contemporary and ancient, played on a wide range of authentic traditional instruments. Ensemble Baklava performs Turkish, Rembetiko, Sephardic, medieval and traditional music melded with improvisation and original material for a memorable performance of timeless music.
all events are FREE
download the printable poster
• for other Party in the Town events in and around Totnes see here


fitnessMOTposterWednesday 25th May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
St John’s Church Hall, Bridgetown
FREE FITNESS MOT
For everyone over 60!
Test your strength, flexibility, balance, aerobic endurance and activity levels. Free personalised activity booklet to take home.
drop in between the above times
download the printable poster
• visit website or call Pauline Virgo on 07975 708130 or email Pauline


beetroot_poster_2Monday 23rd May from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Totnes
BEETROOT
Join us for a light lunch, whilst sharing stories of the food of your life. Make recordings for a radio broadcast, eat, learn and celebrate together.
• a Food in Community voluntary project seeking to help older members of the community – they also bring fresh veg gleaned from Riverford to the Food Bank every week
no need to book
• further information from David on 07702 727009
help promote this project by downloading the printable poster


unityinmusicbigSunday 22nd May at 3pm
Great Hall, Dartington
UNITY IN MUSIC
with Dartington Chamber Orchestra
An Open Arms Week event
Music by Purcell, Handel, Kareem Roustom and others, with voice, flute, clarinet and Nay and Arab percussion.
tickets £20 (£12 under-18s) from Dartington Box Office 01803 847070
• facebook page


messychurchgreenSaturday 21st May from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Spreading the Word (Pentecost)
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


church work daySaturday 21st May from 10am until 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHURCH WORKING PARTY
Please come along and help! Newcomers are always welcome, even if only for half an hour!
• coffee break during the morning


christianaidFriday 20th and Saturday 21st May
Totnes Town Centre

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK
We shall be collecting as usual in the town – St. Mary’s Church will be covering the Co-op gap in Fore Street, and St. John’s Church the bottom of the town by the Seven Stars.
we need four people to cover the hours from 10am to 2pm on both of those days.
• volunteers at St. Mary’s see Julian Hall, and at St. John’s see John Burston


calendarclipartSunday 15th May
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
NO CHORAL EVENSONG THIS MONTH
next Evensong will be on Sunday 19th June at 6.30pm


openarmsbigFriday 13th May at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
CHANGING PLACES
– an Open Arms Week event, bringing together written word performers Visible Ink and local composer / songwriter Sam Richards
Readings of international poetry and prose explore themes of exile, displacement and homeland in a mix of pathos and humour.
Music is provided with original song, improvised piano, hang drum, Appalachian dulcimer and cello.
tickets £7 from Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 or on the door
• a South Devon Refugee Support Network fundraising event
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PWYFCafeposter201605Saturday 7th May 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Methodist Church Hall, Fore Street, Totnes
PAY WHAT YOU FEEL CAFÉ
organised by Food in Community
We held the first of this year’s ‘pay what you feel’ Community Cafés, at the Methodist Church Hall, Fore St, Totnes, at the beginning of February, 2016. Encouraged by good feedback and a regular following, we have decided to continue to run these, on the first Saturday of every month.
fresh organic food created from surplus produce
• download the printable poster


baklava20151205Saturday 7th May from 11am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Friends of St Mary’s Coffee Concert
ENSEMBLE BAKLAVA
Songs & Dances from the Mediterranean
With a unique combination of traditional instruments, Ensemble Baklava blends the sounds of the oud, bouzouki, concertina, bagpipes, Middle Eastern percussion, mandolin, baglama, spiked fiddle, guitar, tin whistle and voices to bring evocative, stirring and lively music and song from the Mediterranean, both contemporary and ancient.
“Beautiful, haunting, timeless melodies”
“Virtuoso performances on authentic instruments”
“Very uplifting, energetic, original and warm”
“They really rock!”
• coffee and cake available from 10.30am
tickets on the door £5 or online
listen to Baklava on their website


stmarysexterioraug2013__03Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Special Service
EUCHARIST (ORDER 1): Ascension Day
Officiant: The Rector


stmarysexterioraug2013__03Sunday 1st May at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Special Service
SUNG COMPLINE
Officiant: The Rector


divertimento20160501Sunday 1st May at 5pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
Divertimento Concerts presents
MUSIC FOR MAY DAY
with the Divertimento String Quartet
The concert begins with Mozart’s mature String Quartet K 499 in D, which was written for his publisher friend Franz Hoffmeister. This is followed by Shostakovich’s String Quartet no 1 which is brief and most atmospheric. He described the work.. “I visualised childhood scenes, somewhat naïve and bright moods associated with spring”.
The Czech composer Bedrich Smetana’s Quartet no 1 From My Life reflects aspects of his life, from the joy of falling in love, the grief of losing his beloved daughter, and the gradual onset of deafness.
tickets £12 from Divertimento on 01803 863677 or from Totnes Tourist Information Centre 01803 863168 or on the door
free tickets for children and students


wildchurch03Sunday 1st May at 11am
WILD CHURCH – WILD MAY
Meet by the ancient Yew at the heart of the Dartington Estate, next to the original Church Tower, which is all that remains of the first Church at Dartington.
This month’s Wild Church will be a little different to allow for the differently abled and all ages to join us for May Day & Beltane. So we’ll be starting with a multi sensory, mindfulness ‘micro-pilgrimage‘ of the ancient churchyard & beautiful spring gardens at Dartington, concluding with a yew mead collaborative communion. Those who wish can then continue for a silent walk along the river to Totnes. (If the weather’s good, we’ll aim for a ‘bring & share’ picnic by the river in Totnes… or go to the pub if it’s wet.)
June Wild Church will then journey from Totnes to Ashprington, and will start with the Network of Wellbeing‘s event at Follaton on Sunday June 5th.
We hope to complete our pilgrimage along the Dart to Dartmouth by canoe – on July 10th. More details in due course…
on Wednesdays we have a weekly Wild Monastics group in St. Mary’s Church Dartington from 5.30pm to 7pm. All welcome at this ‘drop in’ candlelit gathering for silent sitting and walking meditation and contemplative chanting (Taize & Interfaith) and sharing. Dress very warmly & bring a blanket!
• Wild Monastics will be taking a pause after half-term, so the final group for this year will be on Wednesday May 25th
Telephone:
Sam 07979 057169 / Beth 07900 287158
Email: SamBeth
• see the new Wild Church page


calendarclipartThursday 28th April at 5pm
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
BROOKING & DARTINGTON APCM
• click here for the Brooking & Dartington page


cameo20160423Saturday 23rd April from 11am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
a Friends of St Mary’s Coffee Concert
IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE…… SING ON!
In celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, a feast of choral music presented by the vocal ensemble CAMEO, directed by Bob Barsby.
coffee and cake available from 10.30am
tickets £5 on the door
download the printable poster


totnescaringbannerWednesday 20th April at 7.30pm
Totnes Conservative Club
QUIZ NIGHT
in aid of Totnes Caring
A music and general knowledge quiz, to be held in memory of Gay Edgecombe, who used to be a Totnes Caring volunteer.
tickets £3, available on the door
maximum of 6 people per team
• enquiries 01803 865684


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Sunday 17th April at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
Programme
Introit: Christians, shout for joy and gladness – J.S. Bach (arr. Bullard)
Responses:
Ebdon
Hymn 152 
Now is eternal life
Psalm 113
Mag & Nunc
: Sumsion in A
Anthem:
Joys Seven – Cleobury
Anthem after the prayers:
If we believe that Jesus died and rose again – Goss
Hymn 137 
Alleluia!, Alleluia!
• musical director Jan Dietz
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


musicadomestica2Saturday 16th April at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
MUSICA DOMESTICA
Tragic Heroines
The outstanding quartet returns with a programme of music from the late 17th and 18th centuries. This concert looks at the portrayal of the tragic heroine, exploring how Handel and his contemporaries so successfully conveyed the joys and also tragic fates of women including a look at the fates of Semele, Galatea and Armida, amongst others.
Soprano Kate Semmens is joined by Steven Devine (harpsichord), Matthew Truscott (violin) and Rebecca Truscott (cello).
• tickets are £12 on the door (£5 for students & under 18s) or from Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 / online at Dartington
• read the performers’ biographies on the TEMS website


CollatiSingers20160416Saturday 16th April at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
THE COLLATI SINGERS
A programme of light unaccompanied choral music from the 16th and 20th-21st centuries.
The programme will include madrigals by the great Elizabethan composers such as Gibbons, Morley and Wilbye plus a selection of popular songs written in the 20th century and arranged in jazz style.
• conducted by Trefor Farrow
free entry, no booking required
donations invited, proceeds to St John’s Church
• download and display the pdf poster
• further information call 01364 643134 or visit their website


Saturday 16th April from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: The Last Supper
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


calendarclockWednesday 13th April at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
(Holy Communion at 7pm)
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF PARISHIONERS
Election of churchwardens and deputy wardens, followed by
THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
Election of the PCC—Reports
Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.
nomination forms for churchwardens and PCC members are now available at St Mary’s and St John’s churches – please complete and return to Lynne Birch or John Derbyshire before the meeting


DevonSomersetFireRescuelogoTuesday 12th April at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
FIRE SAFETY TALK
David Roddy, Station Manager of the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, is giving a presentation on fire safety. He will be explaining what to do and what not to do in the case of a fire, whether in Church or at home. We are very lucky to have someone of this calibre to give expert advice and it obviously could be of vital importance.
• no entry fee
• open to all parishioners


stmarysexterioraug2013__03Sunday 3rd April at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG COMPLINE
Officiant: The Rector


paywhatyoufeel201604Saturday 2nd April from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Methodist Church Hall
Food in Community presents
PAY WHAT YOU FEEL CAFÉ

• everyone welcome
• bring your friends!
• more about Food in Community here


potluck20160318Friday 18th March from 6pm to 8:30pm
Totnes Civic Hall
Network of Wellbeing presents
COMMUNITY POTLUCK
You are warmly invited to a free shared meal with our local community to celebrate
International Day of Happiness!
with Matt Harvey, Anna Bennett and Mayor Jacqi Hodgson
• poetry, music and more
• bring food (preferably local) to share
• all welcome – alcohol-free event
• click here to download the printable poster


WomensInstituteLogoThursday 17th March at 2pm
Dartington Village Hall
DARTINGTON WOMEN’S INSTITUTE MEETING
I would like to invite you to come along to the the Dartvale Group meeting. The Speaker is Kay Rouse, from the charity Mercy Ships, on which she worked for some years, They visit third world countries, giving medical treatment to people who might not otherwise be able to have it. Kind regards, Ann Widger


syriavigil2016Monday 14th March from 6pm to 8pm
from The Plains to The Civic Square, Totnes
CANDLELIT VIGIL & MARCH
Join us for a candlelit vigil and march, marking the 5th anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict.
• please print / share the poster

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devonlyvoicesSunday 13th March at 7.30pm
The Great Hall, Dartington
DEVONLY VOICES CHOIR + TQ9 JAZZ BAND
In aid of Totnes Caring
• tickets £10 (£8 conc.) from Dartington Box Office
on 01803 847070


stjohnscroppedSunday 13th March at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
United Service of
HOLY COMMUNION with HYMNS
Charity Sunday: TOTNES CARING
Speaker: Bob Alford, Chief Officer
Celebrant: Reverend John Luscombe
no 11.15am service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes on this day
• the plate collection will be donated to the charity – please remember to bring cash or a cheque for the collection


Saturday 12th March from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
We had a great time at the February session!
theme this time: Jesus and the Tax Man
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


stmarysexterioraug2013__03Sunday 6th March at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG COMPLINE
Officiant: The Rector


DartingtonMotheringSunday2016Sunday 6th March at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICE
Seasonal flowers will be distributed and refreshments available.
• for further information please contact Reverend Jane Frost on 01803 865196


mothersday02Sunday 6th March at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG FAMILY EUCHARIST
Celebrant: Reverend Julian C Ould


mothersdayflowersSunday 6th March at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
HOLY COMMUNION with HYMNS
Celebrant: Reverend John Luscombe


consortium5Saturday 5th March at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
CONSORTIUM5
As our Sweet Cords and Discords Mixed Be

programme:
Jerome Bassano Fantasia 1
John Dowland The King of Denmark’s Almain
Anthony Holborne Heigh Ho Holiday
Christopher Tye In Nomine Seldom Sene
Christopher Tye In Nomine Re la re
Christopher Tye 
In Nomine Saye So
Giovanni Coperario Fantasia in G
John Dowland Earl of Essex’s Galliard
John Dowland Captain Digorie Piper his Galliard
John Dowland Mr George Whitehead’s Almain
Osbert Parsley Parsley’s Clocke
The five award-winning members of Consortium5 are celebrating 10 years together with the launch of their second album, featuring some of their favourite repertoire from the heyday of English consort music, the English Renaissance. At this time, the Fantasia and In Nomine became significant compositional forms, reflecting a new interest in instrumental writing. Their concert includes works played on an array of different sized recorders.

tickets are £12 on the door (£5 for students & under 18s) from Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 or on the door
website


Saturday 5th March 6.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH BRING & SHARE
We do hope you will be able to come. Please let Diana know whether you are able to attend or not.
Look forward to seeing you there.
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


Saturday 5th March from 12.30pm to 2.30pmpaywhatyoufeel20160305
• click image to view larger


plymouthpolicechoirFriday 4th March
at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
The Rotary Club of Totnes presents the
PLYMOUTH AREA POLICE CHOIR
in aid of our charities. It is the third time we have done this and it has proved very successful because they are so good!
tickets £8 per person, includes free refreshments, available from Stephen Evans on 01803 866844
• numbers limited to 150 • raffle


WWDofP2016posterFriday 4th March at 11am
St Mary’s and St Georges’ RC Church, Totnes
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Everyone is welcome to this service, which has been prepared by the women of Cuba.
• please can you display the poster if possible – many thanks, Anne Binns – coordinator


fairtradelogoSaturday 27th February from 10am to 2pm
Totnes Methodist Church
The slogan for Fairtrade Fortnight this year from
27th February to 13th March is:
SIT DOWN FOR BREAKFAST, STAND UP FOR FARMERS
Breakfast will be served including hot drinks, muesli, bananas, cake and biscuits. All will be Fairly Traded and made with Fairtrade ingredients as far as possible.
traidcraft01Viv Elce will be there with a Traidcraft stall.
COME TO OUR BIG BREW is Traidcraft‘s invitation slogan. Viv will explain the roll of Traidcraft‘s work.
• please come along with family and friends to help promote Fairtrade


Network of Wellbeing logoFriday 26th February from 10am to 12.30pm
Methodist Church Hall, Totnes
Network of Wellbeing
presents an
INSPIRATION MORNING

You are warmly invited to come along to help develop ideas and enthusiasm for a Share Shop in Totnes. Having your input would be great, the event is free, however please book via this link so we know approximate numbers.
Share Shop Inspiration Morning
10:00am Arrival and tea / coffee
shareshop10.15am Introductions and Inspiration from Frome Share Shop (video)
10:40am Ideal vision for a Share Shop in Totnes
Small groups generating ideas for the Share Shop:
● finding a suitable venue
● funding
● volunteers
● finding ‘things’ we’d love in the shop
● promoting the Share Shop
12:00pm Sharing the plan forward
12:30pm Close
Hope you are able to come. And just to remind you…
The Share Shop is a library of things, instead of books people can borrow all sorts of helpful things – which could be garden tools, a sewing machine, camping or leisure equipment or even a chocolate fountain. Things we don’t need every day, which we could share. We hope that this would have benefits of building community, allowing people to use things they may not be able to afford, helping people de-clutter their garages of what they no longer want to keep and reducing the impact on the environment by sharing.
Many thanks,
Kate Reed
Totnes Project Coordinator
Network of Wellbeing (NOW)
• telephone 01803 849107 or mobile 07783 262302
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Sunday 21st February at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
Programme
Introit: Lent Song – Donald James
Responses:
Smith
Hymn 496 
Lead us heavenly Father
Psalm 135
Mag & Nunc
: Noble in B Minor
Anthem:
O God, thou art my God – Purcell
Anthem after the prayers:
Like as the hart desireth the waterbooks – Howells
Hymn 96 
Jeus, lover of my soul
• musical director Jan Dietz
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


stmarysexterioraug2013__03Sunday 21st February at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
UNITED SERVICE
no 9.30am service at St John’s Church, Bridgetown on this day


Saturday 20th February from 11am to 4pm
The Conference Centre, Buckfast Abbey, Devon TQ11 0EE
LaudatoSi2006Dear Friends,
We are so grateful for your ongoing support and for attending CAFOD’s Plymouth’s events in the past. Please allow me to highlight a highlight an upcoming event CAFOD is putting on in the Diocese of Plymouth:

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On care for our common home (LS), is striking in both tone and content, is a watershed document that calls the Church and, indeed, all the people of the earth to urgent action and dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. ”We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing affects us all” (LS, #14).
In particular, the Pope invites Catholics and all the people of the earth to immerse themselves even more deeply into the work of protecting the Lord’s creation; with both the poorest of our brothers and sisters and the wider ecology of the earth in mind, we are called to find concrete solutions to our social and environmental crisis, because “a technological and economic development which does not leave in its wake a better world and an integrally higher quality of life cannot be considered progress” (LS, #194).
In response to the Pope’s call, CAFOD is inviting people from the Diocese of Plymouth and their neighbours, friends and family to a Day of Reflection on Laudato Si’ – Care of our Common with Rev. Dr. Augusto Zampini Davies and Liam Hayes from CAFOD’s Theology Team.
Fr. Augusto is a young(ish) and passionate Argentinian Catholic priest, lawyer and moral theologian, one of a select Caritas group invited to feed into and prepare for the publication of the encyclical. He has been seconded to work full time as CAFOD’s theological adviser, is an Honorary Fellow at Durham and Roehampton Universities, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Margaret Beaufort Institute, and advises Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Laudato Si’ and environmental issues.
In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis calls us all to become more active in the work of protecting creation – that is, both the wider ecology of our world and our brothers and sisters living in poverty – and to find real answers to our planet’s social and environmental crisis, because “a technological and economic development which does not leave in its wake a better world and an integrally higher quality of life cannot be considered progress” (LS, #194).
The Day of Reflection will be following the methodology of the encyclical itself – seeing what is good and what is challenging around us in our common home, reflecting on Scripture and Church teaching, asking ourselves how best to respond, and celebrating creation together.

I do hope that you will be able to join us on the day, do please book and bring along as many of your friends and family as possible to this inspiring day – Fr Augusto, Liam and I very much look forward to welcoming you all and sharing this opportunity to immerse ourselves in the Holy Father’s inspirational encyclical.
• there is no cost for the Day of Reflection
to book your place, please contact CAFOD Plymouth by Monday 15th February by email or telephone 0792 0751180
Many thanks and every blessing,
Simon Giarchi


Saturday 20th February from 11am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Coffee concert by NEWTON ABBOT UKULELE CLUB
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• in aid of Friends of St Mary’s
• entry £5, tickets available here
• homemade cakes and coffee on sale


Friday 19th February to Sunday 21st February
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
FROM SYRIA WITH LOVE
fromsyriawithlovefbCOME AND JOIN US for an art exhibition of drawings created by Syrian children living in a refugee camp in Lebanon.
There will be speeches and a presentation by Baraa Kouja and Ahmed, a Syrian Refugee who worked for the UN in Syria, at 5pm on Saturday 20th February.
The exhibition has been organised by Baraa Ehsaan Kouja, a Syrian student at the University of Exeter, and Alison Williams. and sponsored by Totnes Citizens UK.
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There will be around fifty prints of drawings and paintings made by Syrian refugee children aged 12 to 18, currently living in the Al-Abrar refugee camp in Lebanon. Some of the works reflect the trauma that the young people have experienced, while others are more hopeful and optimistic. Baraa said:
“There is now a lost generation of Syrian children – children who are losing their education, who have been forced to thinkabout war and destruction rather than peace and love.
These paintings show something of the awful reality that Syrians have endured, but also their dreams. I have lived in Exeter for a year, and have met many wonderful people working for the relief of refugees, both at the university and in the town this exhibition compliments that work by showing the real experiences of real refugees.”
Alongside each picture, as well as the title and the name of the artist, there will be a photo of the tent they are currently living in, and a brief statement of that child’s dream. Every child has the right to dream.
• see the facebook event page for latest news
• see also the From Syria With Love project page


Saturday 13th February from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: The Lost Coin
• if you are coming to help with the crafts, please arrive by 2.30pm so you know what we are doing
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church
PS There is a meeting at Carolyn and Tony’s house, at 3 Sparrow Road, Totnes, on
Monday 15th February at 10.30pm. We have these meetings after every Messy Church, to consider the session we’ve just done and to plan for the next one. It would help no end to have as much input from everyone as possible -please come with your ideas, suggestions and criticisms. If you intend to come, please telephone 01803 863030 or email Carolyn.


ashwednesdaySPECIAL SERVICE: Wednesday 10th February
at 10.30am & 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
ASH WEDNESDAY
Imposition of Ashes & Eucharist (Order 1)


Sacred Space Poster December 2014SPECIAL SERVICE: Sunday 7th February
from 6.30pm to 7.15pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
SACRED SPACE
theme: Candlemas – A Winter’s Tale
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


stmarysexterioraug2013__03SPECIAL SERVICE: Sunday 7th February at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG COMPLINE
Officiant: The Rector


StokeGabrielStmaryStGabrielschurchSunday 31st January at 10.30am
St Mary & St Gabriel’s Church, Stoke Gabriel
CANDLEMAS TEAM SERVICE
no 11.15am service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes and no 9.30am service at St John’s Church, Bridgetown on this day
(8.15am service at St Mary’s as usual)


eliefruchterSaturday 30th January from 11am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Coffee Concert: ELIE FRUCHTER
A piano concert of poetry and music to mark Holocaust Memorial DayHolocaust Memorial Day, 27th January. is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. The date itself marks the liberation of Auschwitz – Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.
holocaustmemoriallogoOn HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes of hatred, and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.
proceeds to Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and to Friends of St Mary’s
• entry £5, retiring collection
coffee & home-made cakes on sale
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website


jackbeanstalk2016Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd January at 7.30pm
plus matinee Saturday 23rd January at 2.30pm
at the Civic Hall, Totnes
Totnes Amateur Operatic Society (TAODS) presents
JACK & THE BEANSTALK
Directed by David George.
tickets from TAODSwebsite (no booking fees) or from Totnes Information Centre
• or telephone 01803 423168 (booking fees apply)


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Sunday 17th January at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
Programme
Introit: Here is the little door – Howells
Responses:
Ayleward
Hymn 90
Songs of thankfulness and praise
Psalm 96
Mag & Nunc
: Aston in F
Anthem:
The Spirit of the Lord – Elgar
Anthem after the prayers:
In the bleak mid-winter – Curror
Hymn 175
Come down O Love divine
• musical director Jan Dietz
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


messychurchgreenSaturday 16th January from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: The Wise Men’s Visit
We hope you had a very good Christmas and send you our best wishes for the New Year!
we will need, as usual, small cakes / biscuits
if you are helping with crafts, please get there about 2.30pm to help set up
• more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


church work daySaturday 16th January from 10am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHURCH WORKING PARTY
• coffee break during the morning
• lease come along and help
• all are welcome!


livesimplyMonday 11th January from 10.30am to 3pm
Old Deanery, Exeter EX1 1HS
LIVE SIMPLY SO OTHERS MAY SIMPLY LIVE 
Celebrate the New Year with a chance to reflect and reconnect. A retreat day of thought-provoking talks, including Ian and Gail Adams (Beloved Life Retreats) and Eucharist at Exeter Cathedral.
lunch provided (tell them when booking if you’ve any special dietary requirements)
email to book, or telephone 01392 294934
• 
Beloved Life Retreats’ website


stjohnscroppedSunday 10th January at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
JOINT SERVICE
no 11.15am service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes
on this day
(8.15am service at St Mary’s as usual)


stmaryssnowSunday 3rd January at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG COMPLINE


stmaryssnowSunday 3rd January at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SUNG EUCHARIST


stjohnssnowSunday 3rd January at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
HOLY COMMUNION with HYMNS


stmaryssnowSunday 3rd January at 8am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
EUCHARIST (BCP)


stjohnssnowSunday 27th December at 10.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
TEAM EUCHARIST


stmaryssnowSunday 27th December at 8am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
EUCHARIST


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


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


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


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


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


familyfunnight2015Tuesday 22nd December
from 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Totnes Civic Hall
Totnes Town Council presents
SANTA’S FAMILY FUN NIGHT
This December we will be holding Santa’s Family Fun Nights in the Civic Hall during the late night shopping evenings with a variety of fun activities, festive food and drink, elves and good cheer! Families can just turn up on the night and use the Civic Hall as a haven from the hustle and bustle of late night shopping. Whether it’s for a quick cuppa to rest those weary legs or a craft session with the little ones, there will be plenty of festive fun for everyone.


christmasmarket02Tuesday 22nd December
from 3.30pm to 9.30pm
Totnes Narrows, High Street & Fore Street
TOTNES NIGHT MARKET
Totnes market square will once again play host to its diverse and eclectic mix of Christmas stalls this year. The Market is run by market traders. Our vision is to host an event for and with the local community encouraging locally based traders, producers and entertainers with a touch of Totnes Christmas Magic! With performances from local schools, community choirs, local bands, drummers, lantern parades and a Santa’s grotto, you will be charmed and entertained. Delicious food, local cider and mulled treats will wine and dine you as you Christmas shop in these unique Christmas markets, which can only belong to Totnes!
most of the town shops, cafes, bars and restaurants will also be open
see also Tuesday 15th December
website


GloriousChorus2015Sunday 20th December at 7pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
GLORIOUS CHORUS
Christmas choral extravaganza from an acclaimed South West choir, with support.
• interval and Christmassy refreshment bar
in aid of Rowcroft Hospice and one other local charity
tickets  £8 / £5.50 conc. available here and Totnes Tourist Information Office


9lessons2015Sunday 20th December at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
SERVICE of
9 LESSONS & CAROLS

Traditional Service
with St Mary’s Choir
• download the poster
SPACE
SPACE
SPACE


winterconcert2015posterSaturday 19th December at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
WINTER CONCERT
Singing in Harmony

with Devonly Voices, The Singers Upstairs and guests Pretty Noisy
Raising the roof with an evening of glorious festive singing for the season.
download a poster
tickets £8 on the door – children donation
• enquiries 01803 866308 or email
website
in aid of Totnes Caring


celebratingxmas2015Friday 18th December at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS
IN WORDS AND MUSIC
in the company of
Words for Voices: Ruth Bettesworth, Richard Clark, Sarah Scoble and Leon Winston, and
The Devon Waites, directed by Bob Barsby
tickets £10 (U 16 £5)  includes mulled wine and mince pies
from Totnes Information Centre 01803 863168
in aid of Kampala Music School and
St John’s Church


nowcivichallFriday 18th December from 6pm to 8.30pm
Civic Hall, Totnes
COMMUNITY POTLUCK
The Totnes Community Potlucks are continuing at the Civic Hall (Market Square, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SG), which has more space to welcome the lovely members of our community!
Organised by the Network of Wellbeing, the Potlucks are free shared meals on the third Friday of the month, open to everyone, where members of the community contribute a dish towards a collaborative feast.
This is a great opportunity to meet / connect with our neighbours and strengthen our lovely community. Plus we tend to end up having a wonderful and tasty feast : )

View a video:


BRING A DISH, PLEASE!!!
• a family-friendly evening, alcohol-free, with hot drinks available for a small cost
• we very much appreciate any help, so if you’d like to get involved (or for any questions you have) please email Network of Wellbeing
• in order to keep these events open to all we ask for donations on the door of whatever you are able to afford – suggested donation is £1 per person, but feel free to give more or less depending on your circumstances.


totnescaringbannerFriday 18th December from 10am to 12noon
Methodist Hall, Totnes
TOTNES CARING BAZAAR
• read about Totnes Caring


familyfunnight2015Tuesday 15th December from 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Totnes Civic Hall
Totnes Town Council presents
SANTA’S FAMILY FUN NIGHT
This December we will be holding Santa’s Family Fun Nights in the Civic Hall during the late night shopping evenings with a variety of fun activities, festive food and drink, elves and good cheer! Families can just turn up on the night and use the Civic Hall as a haven from the hustle and bustle of late night shopping. Whether it’s for a quick cuppa to rest those weary legs or a craft session with the little ones, there will be plenty of festive fun for everyone.


christmasmarket02Tuesday 15th December
from 3.30pm to 9.30pm
Totnes Narrows, High Street & Fore Street
TOTNES NIGHT MARKET
Totnes market square will once again play host to its diverse and eclectic mix of Christmas stalls this year. The Market is run by market traders. Our vision is to host an event for and with the local community encouraging locally based traders, producers and entertainers with a touch of Totnes Christmas Magic! With performances from local schools, community choirs, local bands, drummers, lantern parades and a Santa’s grotto, you will be charmed and entertained. Delicious food, local cider and mulled treats will wine and dine you as you Christmas shop in these unique Christmas markets, which can only belong to Totnes!
most of the town shops, cafes, bars and restaurants will also be open
see also Tuesday 22nd December
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carolbellsSunday 13th December at 4pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
CAROL SERVICE
all welcome!


wildchurchadventSunday 13th December at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Dartington
JOURNEY INTO WHOLENESS
Please join Wild Church for an all-age Advent Service. We have collaborated with clergy from the Totnes Team to create Journey into Wholenessa special Advent celebration of Darkness & Light, Music and Silence and more, including Taize chant, contemporary & Celtic hymns, storytelling inspired by St. Francis, candle lighting and an inclusive communionWild winter blessings, Sam
• this is a family-friendly and open sacred celebration and all are welcome
website
• download the poster


totnestownbandSaturday 12th December from 7pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
CONCERT
with Totnes Town Band
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messychurchgreenSaturday 12th December from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY
We will need sandwiches, crisps and small cakes. As we don’t know how many children will come we need plenty of food and therefore no egg sandwiches which cannot be frozen – we think that there might be more children than usual! See you there, Diana Lusher


christmasremembranceWednesday 9th December at 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Hallett, Perring & Perrott
CHRISTMAS REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
A service for all those who have lost friends and family over the past 12 months.
• coffee and mince pieces will be served afterwards
• all welcome


xmastreeanimTuesday 8th 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 Festival. Come along as part of your visit to the Totnes Christmas Market!


brassoTuesday December 8th between 2pm and 4pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
PRE-CHRISTMAS BRASS CLEANING

Please add this to your diaries – we hope to have a large turnout so that the job can be completed sooner (and on to the mince pies!!).


Sacred Space Poster December 2014Sunday 6th December from 6.30pm to 7.15pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
SACRED SPACE
theme: The Meaning is in the Waiting
Sacred Space is a continuing initiative of St Mary’s and St John’s churches, an opportunity for alternative and creative worship.
all welcome


download or view the posterSunday 6th December at 4.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Attention all animal lovers! There is a SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING for our animals, led by Reverend Julian Ould.
All Creatures Great and Small are welcome. So bring your pets to share in this short service.
Happily, over the years this service has grown in popularity and this year we would like to embrace even more pet owners and companion animal lovers in the community, including those who have adopted from Charity Rescue Centres. Whether it’s the pets who share your everyday lives now or those you have dearly loved and lost, please let us have your pets’ names to be included in the Children’s Procession to the high altar, where the Rector the Reverend Julian Ould will give the Blessing.

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• there are several albums of photos under the Galleries menu

If you are able to make it to the service, we would love to welcome you!
If not, you can let us have your dedications by emailing them to the coordinator or by leaving them in the special container which will be available inside St Mary’s Church – on the table to the left, just inside the door, until Sunday 6th December.
• dogs on a lead please
• download a printable poster
• this service is in support of Animals In Distress


calendarclockSunday 6th December at 12.30pm
(straight after the 11.15am Eucharist)
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
FRIENDS of ST MARY’S AGM
Following a very successful year, Friends of St Mary’s are holding their AGM. All are welcome. We urgently need new members and Committee members. Nomination forms for committee posts will be placed inside the main entrance to St Mary’s Church.


baklava20151205Saturday 5th December at 8pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
ENSEMBLE BAKLAVA
Songs & Dances from the Mediterranean
With a unique combination of traditional instruments, Ensemble Baklava blends the sounds of the oud, bouzouki, concertina, bagpipes, Middle Eastern percussion, mandolin, baglama, spiked fiddle, guitar, tin whistle and voices to bring evocative, stirring and lively music and song from the Mediterranean, both contemporary and ancient.
“Beautiful, haunting, timeless melodies”
“Virtuoso performances on authentic instruments”
“They really rock!”
tickets on the door £8
• listen to Baklava on their website


Saturday 5th December 10.30am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Coffee Concert: HOT HOUSE FOUR
Watch a video:


A dynamic mix of early jazz, swing blues & ragtime to brighten a dull December day!
• a Friends of St Mary’s event
website


totnescaringbannerFriday December 4th daytime
central Totnes
TOTNES CARING Street Collection
• read about Totnes Caring


lightupalife01Wednesday 2nd December at 7pm
LIGHT UP A LIFE
Rowcroft Service
SPACE


Layout 1Tuesday 1st December at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
IMS PRUSSIA COVE SOUTHWEST TOUR 2015
This concert brings together five top class professional musicians from IMS Prussia Cove to perform a varied programme of music for violin, viola, cello and double bass. The players will introduce a variety of music for different combinations of instruments, leading to a performance of Dvorák’s youthful string quintet.
Programme
Mozart Adagio & Rondo in C min
Kodály Duo for violin and cello, Op 7 (1st movement)
Rossini Duo for cello & double bass (1st movement)
Dvorák Two miniatures for two violins and viola
Dvorák String Quintet in G major, Op 77
Musicians
Lesley Hatfield VIOLIN Alice Neary CELLO
Mathilde Milwidsky VIOLIN Edward Francis-Smith DOUBLE BASS
Tim Boulton VIOLA
Steven Isserlis succeeded Sándor Végh as Artistic Director in 1996 and is supported in his role by Sir András Schiff and Ralph Kirshbaum who are both Artistic Advisers.
We are delighted to welcome this distinguished ensemble to St Mary’s.
click on the flyer for full details
tickets £10 in advance from Kingsbridge Information Centre 01548 85319
or from Totnes Information Centre 01803 863168
or £12 on the door


Advent201511posterSunday 29th November at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
ADVENT CAROL SERVICE
A service of music to mark the start of Advent.
all are welcome!
• download the poster
SPACE


SusieRo2Friday 27th November from 6.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
Acoustic Haven presents
SUSIE RO PRATER (website) &
OMBIVOLUM ORCHESTRA
Outrageously Lovely gig with Susie Ro Prater launching her new solo album (with backing from some brilliant musicians), and then the brilliant Ombiviolum Orchestra featuring Denise Rowe (Baka Beyond), Iwan Kushka, and Bella & Alan Kerr (African Drumming maestro), Beki Doe on violin and others. Don’t miss this fusion of Zimbabwean mbira, beautiful dance, soaring folk fiddle and flute & a lot of fun.
There is also a delicious café, with projected artwork, organic homemade soup, bread, scrumptious cakes, fresh chai tea and locally brewed ales and wine.
• tickets from Sacks Wholefoods in Totnes or online
Acoustic Haven is a community music night run by volunteers and raising funds for two local land projects – the Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor and The Living Projects


Sunday 22nd November at 3pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
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COLLATI SINGERS CONCERT
The Collati Singers are a chamber choir conducted by well-known local conductor Trefor Farrow. The programme will include Howells’ Requiem, Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli and motets by Jenkins, Gjeilo and Lukaszweski.
The choir specialises in unaccompanied music from the Renaissance and twentieth centuries. 
Trefor Farrow built a tradition of music and music theatre at Devonport High School for Boys, from where he retired in 2005. He has directed choir and music groups around Plymouth and the South Hams for many years, including the Plymouth G&S Fellowship, City of Plymouth Musical Theatre Company, Opera Southwest, the South West Chamber Choir, the Lupridge Singers and the Brent Singers. He currently conducts the Stoke Sunday Choir in Plymouth as well as the Collati Singers.
• free entry but exit donations invited – proceeds will go towards St John’s Church, Bridgetown
• download an A4 poster
further information contact 01364 643134 or email


St John's Church Bridgetown TotnesSunday 22nd November at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
UNITED SERVICE of HOLY COMMUNION
no morning service at St Mary’s Church on this day


flamencofanSaturday 21st November at 7.30pm
Ariel Centre, Totnes
FLAMENCO for the PARK
Join us for this spectacular flamenco show with Mi Flamenco, supporting the creation of a fantastic new park in Bridgetown, Totnes. Mi Flamenco is an international 4 piece troupe with deep roots in Andalusia. A fund and profile-raising event for Bridgetown Alive!
• we need a full house – please be there and tell your friends and neighbours
tickets £12 (£10 concessions) plus booking fee, from here


LaudatoSISaturday 21st November from 11am to 4pm
St Mary and St George Catholic Church, Totnes
LAUDATO SI’
Care for our Common Home
Pope Francis is writing to everyone on the planet, of any religious affiliation or none, but what does it mean for us in Devon and globally? Click the image for more details.
 St Mary and St George Parish, Totnes, is arranging a study day on the Pope’s latest letter here in Totnes:
“We would like to have people from all the Christian Churches and those of other faiths and none. The Pope’s recent letter on ‘Care For Our Common Home’ (Laudato Si’) is not only to Catholics but all Christians indeed the world. A study day looking at what this means for us in Devon and the world has been arranged in Totnes on Saturday 21st November.
“To book a place ring 01803 863963 or email us.
“To quote Pope Francis “The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change.” LAUDATO SI’  para 13
“Thanks for your support.” – Anthony Allott
• free event
• tea and coffee provided, please bring a dish for a shared lunch
• to help cater for everyone, please email to let them know you are attending
download an A4 poster


communitypotluck201412Friday 20th November from 6pm to 8.30pm
Civic Hall, Totnes
COMMUNITY POTLUCK
The Totnes Community Potlucks are continuing at the Civic Hall, so we can have more room to welcome the lovely members of our community!
Organised by the Network of Wellbeing, the Potlucks are free shared meals on the third Friday of the month, open to everyone, where members of the community contribute a dish towards a collaborative feast.
This is a great opportunity to meet / connect with our neighbours and strengthen our lovely community. Plus we tend to end up having a wonderful and tasty feast : )


BRING A DISH, PLEASE!!!
• this is a family-friendly evening and alcohol-free, with hot drinks available for a small cost
• we very much appreciate any help, so if you’d like to get involved (or for any questions you have) please email Network of Wellbeing
• in order to keep these events open to all we ask for donations on the door of whatever you are able to afford – suggested donation is £1 per person, but feel free to give more or less depending on your circumstances.


totnescaringbannerFriday November 20th from 10am to 12noon
Methodist Hall, Totnes
TOTNES CARING BAZAAR
• read about Totnes Caring


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Sunday 15th November at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
Programme
Introit: O gladsome light, O grace – Louis Bourgeois
Responses: Tomkins
Hymn 608 Thy kingdom come!
Psalm 95
Mag & Nunc: Stanford in B flat
Anthem: Blessed be the God and Father – Wesley
Anthem after the prayers: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Howells
Hymn 448 God of grace and God of glory
• musical director Jan Dietz
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


messychurchgreenSaturday 14th November from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Jesus the Light
We had a good Messy Church last month, with many children now coming regularly!
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


rembday2012gallery_12Sunday 8th November from 10.45am
St. Mary’s Church, Totnes
SERVICE of REMEMBRANCE
Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial
followed by Service in St Mary’s Parish Church
Officiant & Preacher: Reverend Julian C Ould (Chaplain to The Royal British Legion)
no 9.30am service at St John’s Church, Bridgetown on this day
• several albums of photographs from past years can be found under the Galleries menu: 2012 and 2013


totnescaringbannerSaturday November 7th 7.30pm
Civic Hall, Totnes
TOTNES CARING BINGO
• read about Totnes Caring


kantuensembleSaturday 31st October at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
K’ANTU ENSEMBLE
Music in the Age of Discovery

From the villancicos of Spain to the negritos of South America, K’antu Ensemble explores the vibrant music of Spain and the New World. The prize-winning ensemble fuses world and folk music to create a truly distinctive sound.
tickets are £12 on the door (£5 for students & under 18s)
website


Microsoft Word - SYRIAN REFUGEES IN JORDAN2 (2).docSaturday 31st October from 11.30am
in the hall at St Mary and St George Catholic Church
JUMBLE SALE
in aid of Syrian refugees in Jordan
• please come to support us and snap up some bargains!
click the poster for more details about the project


marthatilstonFriday 30th October from 6.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
Acoustic Haven presents
MARTHA TILSTON & THE WOODS (website)
A great pleasure that Martha Tilston will be joining us on her new tour. Arrive early and book earlier!
With support by Kuki & The Bard (website)
Interesting young brother and sister sharing songs to make your spine tingle and heart smile. Combined age of under 30 and you will definitely be inspired by their skill and passion. Kuki has a voice to be reckoned with – powerful and driven – and Izy’s guitar is fantastic.
Check out their new single Dalai Lama below...

There is also a delicious café, with projected artwork, organic homemade soup, bread, scrumptious cakes, fresh chai tea and locally brewed ales and wine.
Acoustic Haven is a community music night run by volunteers and raising funds for 2 local land projects – the Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor and The Living Projects


Saturday 24th October from 11am to 1pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
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WORKSHOPS in LEADING WORSHIP
An opportunity to participate in two short workshops led by Rev’d Jane Lankester (guest appearance!) and me to develop lay confidence in leading worship. The workshops cover speaking in church and the use of microphones; public reading & how to prepare and lead intercessions. They are suitable for beginners or experienced readers and intercessors.
it would be helpful if you could let me know if you are coming, so that I have some idea of numbers for refreshments and handouts
Reverend Debbie Parsons 01803 840113 / email Debbie Parsons


recital20151024Saturday October 24th from 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
COFFEE TIME RECITAL
coffee & cake on sale 10.30 am – 11am
recital 11am – 12noon
Tom Salmon – Organ (visible on large screen)
Tim Bayton – Euphonium
programme:
Prelude and Fugue in C Major Johann Sebastian Bach (Organ)
Cornet Henry Heron (Euphonium & Piano)
A Bird Sang in the Rain Haydn Wood (Euphonium & Piano)
Adagio and Allegro from Sonata in E Major Georg Friedrich Händel (Euphonium & Piano)
Walter’s Prize Song Richard Wagner (Euphonium & Piano)
Plymouth Suite – Salix Percy Whitlock (Organ)
War March of the Priests Felix Mendelsohn (Organ)
Cello Suite No. 1 – Sarabande and Gigue Johann Sebastian Bach (Euphonium)
Pas de Quatre Meyer Lutz (Euphonium & Piano)
Trumpet Concerto – 2nd Movement Joseph Haydn (Euphonium & Piano)
Rondo Giocoso Carl von Weber (Euphonium & Piano)
Toccata from Symphony No. 5 Charles-Marie Widor (Organ)
tickets £5 on the door
all profits to be divided between St Mary’s Church and St James’ Church, Exeter
• download the poster


church work dayFriday 23rd October from 10am to 12noon
inside & outside St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHURCH WORKING DAY

All willing hands welcome!


StokeGabrielStmaryStGabrielschurchThursday 22nd October at 7pm
Church of St Mary & St Gabriel, Stoke Gabriel
LICENSING & INSTALLATION
Everyone is invited to attend the licensing and installation of Reverend Gill Still as Associate Minister, by the Bishop of Plymouth, the Right Reverend Nick McKinnel, and the Archdeacon of Totnes, the Venerable Douglas Dettmer.
light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Village Hall
if you need a lift, please let one of the church wardens know


totnescaringbannerWednesday October 21st from 10am to 12noon
Methodist Hall, Totnes
TOTNES CARING BAZAAR
• read about Totnes Caring


Sunday 18th October at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
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Programme
Introit: O thou, the central orb – Wood
Responses: Neary
Hymn 229 Who are these like stars appearing?
Psalm 103
Mag & Nunc Sumsion in G
Anthem: How lovely are Thy dwellings  –  Brahms
Anthem after the prayers: O Lord, the maker of all things – Joubert
Hymn 22 The day thou gavest
• musical director Jan Dietz
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


harvestfestivalbigSaturday 17th October at 7pm
St. John’s Church, Bridgetown
HARVEST FESTIVAL SUPPER
including entertainment
tickets £5 each available from John Derbyshire telephone 07932 019301
or Martin Harvey 07860 492997
• all welcome
• please bring your friends and book early to avoid disappointment


messychurchgreenSaturday 17th October from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Jesus’ Special Friends
We had a great Messy Church last time, with 24 children and their families!
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


musicswirl01Saturday 17th October (see below for times)
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
A CHILDREN’S SINGING WORKSHOP
…using Popular Music to encourage, educate and inspire children not only to sing, but to sing well!
Free workshop starts at 10am
Informal concert of music studied during the day, begins at 2.15pm
Director: Stephen Tanner (Director of School Music and the Girl Choristers – Exeter Cathedral)
to book a place and / or to find out more, please telephone 01803 770515
or email Jan Dietz
• help fund this workshop by supporting the fundraiser in St Mary’s Church Hall at 9.45am (see above)


Microsoft Word - bricabrac20151017.docSaturday 17th October at 9.45am
in St Mary’s Church Hall, Totnes
(opposite the Guildhall, signposted on the day)
MUSIC IS THE FOOD OF LOVE
…so please come and enjoy:
fresh coffee and pastries
light lunches
our fundraising stall – make us an offer for our Books, DVDs and Bric-a-Brac
Support live music whenever you can!
Pay what you can as a donation in aid of our Children’s Singing Workshop on the same day at St Mary’s Parish Church (see below)
• download the poster
• if people would like to donate items for the stalls, then please either contact Sandra Nicholson or Jan Dietz, or bring any items to the church during the Friday afternoon before the concert


Sacred Space Poster December 2014Sunday 4th October from 6.30pm to 7.15pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
SACRED SPACE
theme: Angels
A chance to explore what you believe about Angels, and to look at Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael.
There will be an opportunity for those who wish to be anointed for healing as part of the evening. Sacred Space is a continuing initiative of St Mary’s and St John’s churches, an opportunity for alternative and creative worship.


St John's Church Bridgetown TotnesSunday 4th October at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
JOINT SERVICE
Eucharist with Hymns
Celebrant tba
no morning service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes on this day


Friday 25th September from 6.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
ACOUSTIC HAVEN IS BACK!
The Adventurists – are not a band – they offer a 6piece musical foray into 100% improvisation & 100% inspiration. Do not miss this! Includes Daniel Clark and Sam Walker (The Hat, Magic Number), Dan Smith (Noisettes), & other musical masterminds…
Adam Scriven – back from 7years in Oz – Talented multi-instrumentalist song-writer – great on slide and guitar, didgeridoo, harmonica and vocals. He’s a good’n.


There is also a delicious cafe, with projected artwork by Mike Boyer, organic homemade soup, bread, scrumptious cakes, fresh chai tea and locally brewed ales and wine.
• tickets £10 available here (plus £1 booking fee) or £12 / £10 on the door
• children tickets (under 12yrs) are half price – it’s best to buy one in advance & we can refund the difference on the door.
• Acoustic Haven is a community music night run by volunteers and raising funds for 2 local land projects – the Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor and The Living Projects


givingbackFriday September 25th at 11am
outside St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Official Launch of
THE GIVING BACK SCHEME
with Sarah Wollaston MP, Mayor Jaqi Hodgson and a strong media presence
The Scheme works with local cafes to collect money for the Totnes Drop In Centre, the Emergency Food Parcel Scheme, and is developing initiatives to help the homeless.
All the schemes are voluntarily run and so 100% of any donation given via the scheme will go directly to help those in need.
This is not a ‘tin in the corner’ collection scheme and those cafes who have signed up to it are fully supportive and it is clearly advertised.
(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.


totnescaringbannerSunday September 20th
Dartington Hall
TOTNES CARING presents MATT HARVEY
• read about Totnes Caring


Sunday 20th September at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CHORAL EVENSONG
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Programme:
Introit: My eyes for beauty pine – Howells
Responses: Sumsion
Hymn: 411 Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Psalm: 119 vv 137 – 152
Mag and Nunc: Stamford in C
Anthem: Greater love hath no man – Ireland
Anthem after the prayers: Jesu the very thought of thee – Bairstow
Hymn: 18 O strength and stay
• musical director Jan Dietz
• officiant The Rector
• read about St Mary’s Choir


stmarysexterioraug2013__07Sunday 20th September at 10.30am
St Mary’s Church Totnes
TEAM SERVICE
To welcome our new curate, Jane Frost, to the Team.
• please come along and celebrate!
• no morning services on this day at St John’s, Bridgetown
Jane Frost has contributed the lead article to the September edition of the parish newsletter


inspiredbydanceSaturday 19th September at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
INSPIRED BY DANCE
Eleanor Harrison & Andrew Maginley
This mixed programme features works by Corelli, Stradella and Biber, Bach’s Violin Partita in D and solos for baroque guitar and lute and ends with lively traditional Irish tunes and airs. Violinist Eleanor Harrison has performed across Europe and with many prominent UK ensembles, while lutenist Andrew Maginley has also appeared across Europe and the USA.
Programme
Italian:
Arcangelo Corelli – Sonata in F Major
Alessandro Stradella – Sonata
Angelo Bartolotti (1615-1682) – Baroque Guitar Solo
German and Bohemian:
Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750) – Baroque lute solo
J.S. Bach – Partita in D minor,    Allemande – Courante – Sarabande – Gigue
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber – Sonata in F major
Irish:
Traditional 18th century dance music and airs
including The Lark in the Morning and The Chattering Magpie
Eleanor Harrison and Andrew Maginley first collaborated at Opera in Space for productions of ‘Dido and Aeneas’ at King’s Place, London, and ‘Stabat Mater’ at the Museum of St John and on the Isle of Wight. Since forming a duo, they enjoy exploring the extensive repertoire for violin and continuo, especially the music of the early to high Baroque era.
Andrew Maginley is hailed as the most dynamic lutenist of a new generation. International solo recitalist and high profile continuo player Andrew is equally at home on the opera, orchestra, chamber and solo concert stage.
With a boundless passion for the virtuoso solo music of the baroque lute, his second solo recording, Andrew Maginley: The Baroque Lute features music by J.S. Bach, S.L. Weiss & Adam Falckenhagen, available on Avie Records. He has given solo performances at the Bachhaus in Eisenach, and live on BBC Radio 3. Festival appearances have included the International Handel-Festival Göttingen, Berlin Tage für Alte Musik, Telemann Festspiele Magdeburg, and the Händel Festspiele Halle.
Andrew is co-director of The Frolick with contralto Emma Curtis an ensemble specializing in neglected chamber, opera and theatre music of the 17th- and 18th- centuries. The Frolick has performed in The Buckingham Summer Festival, The Buxton Festival, The British Museum, The London Maritime Museum, and for Margrethe II Queen of Denmark.
Andrew has performed with Sempreoper Dresden, Collegium 1704, and Oper Frankfurt, Edinburgh Festival 2013, Opera North, BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall with Glyndebourne Opera, Oper Stuttgart 1998-2006, Oper Klagenfurt, Oper Graz, Nederlandse Opera, New York City Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Liceo Opera Barcelona, The English Concert, The Ulster Orchestra, and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, King’s Place with Steven Wallace, the Ulster Orchestra featuring Andreas Scholl and with soprano Danielle de Niese live on TV for the BBC Breakfast Show.
Eleanor Harrison graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music where she was awarded a scholarship to study baroque and classical violin. She was leader and soloist with the Baroque Orchestra and Becket Ensemble and was awarded the RAM Friends Prize for chamber music for two consecutive years. She later held a Leverhulme Junior Fellowship with her ensemble, Four Temperaments.
Eleanor has performed many times on BBC Radio 3 and at festivals in the UK and Europe, such as the Utrecht Early Music Festival and the Festival of Saintes. She enjoys performing and recording with ensembles such as London Early Opera, Charivari Agreable, the Haydn Lute Trio, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Florilegium, Gabrieli Consort, the Hanover Band, The London Handel Orchestra, English Touring Opera and the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists.
As a chamber musician and soloist Eleanor has been invited to perform at festivals across the UK and Europe and by promoters including Music for Galway, Totnes Early Music Society, Concerts in the West and Brighton Early Music Festival. She has given recitals at many beautiful venues including Snape Maltings, Norwich Cathedral, the Handel House and Farnham Castle.
Eleanor also loves theatre and dance and has led orchestras for productions such as Bristol Old Vic’s Coram Boy, Opera in Space and Woodhouse Opera.
• tickets for non-TEMS members £12, from Dartington Box office on 01803 847070, or on the door


messychurchgreenSaturday 19th September from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MESSY CHURCH
theme: Baptism
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


communitypotluck201412Friday 18th September from 6pm to 8.30pm
Civic Hall, Totnes
COMMUNITY POTLUCK
After the summer break, the Totnes Community Potlucks are back!!!! And they’re now at the Civic Hall, so we can have more room to welcome the lovely members of our community!
Organised by the Network of Wellbeing, the Potlucks are free shared meals on the third Friday of the month, open to everyone, where members of the community contribute a dish towards a collaborative feast.
This is a great opportunity to meet / connect with our neighbours and strengthen our lovely community. Plus we tend to end up having a wonderful and tasty feast 🙂


BRING A DISH, PLEASE!!!
• this is a family-friendly evening and alcohol-free, with hot drinks available for a small cost
• we very much appreciate any help, so if you’d like to get involved (or for any questions you have) please email Network of Wellbeing
• in order to keep these events open to all we ask for donations on the door of whatever you are able to afford – suggested donation is £1 per person, but feel free to give more or less depending on your circumstances.


totnescaringbannerFriday September 18th from 10am to 12noon
Methodist Hall, Totnes
TOTNES CARING BAZAAR
• read about Totnes Caring


St John's Church Bridgetown TotnesSunday 13th September at 9.30am
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
JOINT SERVICE
United Iona Service of
Holy Communion (Order 1) with Hymns

Celebrant: Reverend John Luscombe
no morning service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes on this day


eliefruchter20150912Saturday 12th September from 11am to 12 noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
RACHMANINOV RECITAL
by Elie Fruchter

in aid of Parkinsons’ UK
• coffee and home-made cakes on sale from 10.30am
admission £5 at the door
download the poster
• enquiries 01803 867537 or email


daisychildrenscentre
Wednesday 9th September 
at 6.30pm
Daisy Play Centre in the grounds of
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
BRIDGETOWN ALIVE! MEETING
• this will also include our AGM


calaisconcert20150905Saturday 5th September at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
WORDS & MUSIC FOR THE JUNGLE
A dazzling array of singers, musicians and poets.
admission £5 on the door ‘and more if you can spare it’
all proceeds go to Totnes & Exeter Calais Refugee Solidarity
the money will be used to buy essentials for the refugees; the items will be transported to Calais at the end of September
download a printable A4 poster


totnescaringbannerFriday September 4th daytime
central Totnes
TOTNES CARING Street Collection
• read about Totnes Caring


stbarnabaschurchbrookingSunday 30th August at 10.30am
St Barnabas’ Church, Brooking
TEAM SERVICE
no morning services on this day at St Mary’s, Totnes and St John’s, Bridgetown
• photo credit: Ruth Sharville (click to enlarge), used under CC licence


messychurchredCANCELLED Saturday 22nd August at 3pm
Longmarsh Park, Totnes
MESSY CHURCH PICNIC
We’ve decided to CANCEL this event. Apologies for any inconveniences!
more about Messy Church here
• see some photos of Messy Church


totnescaringbannerFriday August 21st from 10am to 12noon
Methodist Hall, Totnes
TOTNES CARING BAZAAR
• read about Totnes Caring


bridgetownparkerswayWednesday 19th August from 12noon to 4pm
Parkers Way Play Area
BRIDGETOWN SUMMER FUN DAY
A chance for local residents to share their wishes and visions for the future – play areas, rubbish bins, road signs, traffic, support for young people and more.
• a Bridgetown Alive! event


sarahwollastonMonday 10th August from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
MEET OUR MP
Another excellent opportunity to share our views with our MP Dr Sarah Wollaston; she will be sending invitations to all Bridgetown residents nearer the time.
• a Bridgetown Alive! event


stdavidsashpringtonSunday 2nd August at 6.30pm
St David’s Church, Ashprington
SONGS OF PRAISE
A service of favourite hymns, prayer and readings, sacred and secular.
• St David’s Church is one of our Team Churches


stmarysexterioraug2013__02Sunday 2nd August at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
JOINT SERVICE
• there will be no morning service at St John’s Church, Bridgetown on this day


stdavidsashpringtonSunday 2nd August at 6.30pm
St David’s Church, Ashprington
SONGS OF PRAISE
A service of favourite hymns, prayer and readings, sacred and secular.
• St David’s Church is one of our Team Churches


stmarysexterioraug2013__02Sunday 2nd August at 11.15am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
JOINT SERVICE
• there will be no morning service at St John’s Church, Bridgetown on this day


summerfete2013duoSaturday 1st August from 10.30am in & around St Mary’s Church, Totnes ST MARY’S & ST JOHN’S BIG SUMMER FETE “Even Bigger, Even Better”

The purpose of the Fete is twofold: to raise much needed funds, but first and foremost to reinforce the presence of the church within the town.

FULL DETAILS of attractions, plus photographs from past Fetes, are now on the News page.


summerfete2015poster72dpiWE NEED EVERYONE’S HELP TO MAKE THE FETE A SUCCESS We are asking you for bottles for the bottle stall, raffle prizes, cakes, bric a brac, etc., so please keep putting things aside. • further information from Lynne Birch on 01803 840259photos from the last two years’ Fetes are here and here


Sunday 19th July at 6.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes CHORAL EVENSONG archdeacjking52_72dpi Programme: Introit: Jesu dulcis memoria – Victoria Responses: Ebdon Hymn 181: Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round Mag and NuncPurcell in G minor Anthem: Te Deum in B flat – Stanford Anthem after the prayers: God be in my head – Wilby Hymn  487: Jesus good above all other • musical director Jan Dietz • officiant The Rector • read about St Mary’s Choir


Saturday 18th July from 3.30pm to 5.30pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown MESSY CHURCH theme: Jonah and the Whale – Standing up for God We had a good Messy in June, with 16 children! We will need small cakes as usual, plus this time anyone with lavender in their gardens please bring some, as we’re making lavender bags. – thanks, Diana Lusher more about Messy Church here • see some photos of Messy Church please note no Messy Church in August


totnescaringbannerFriday July 17th 10am to 12noon Methodist Hall, Totnes TOTNES CARING BAZAAR • read about Totnes Caring


mktmincandlesThursday 9th July (see below for times) Marketplace Ministries, 2a Burke Road Totnes Industrial Estate TQ9 5XL SILENT RETREAT DAY Setting aside a day to focus on the Lord Making space to allow Him to speak to us as individuals, whilst recognising that coming together creates an ease in hearing His voice. 10am to 10.30am Welcome Coffee, a chance to chat and catch up 10.30am to 3.30pm Silent Retreat 3.30pm to 5pm Prayer will be on offer for those attending the day • please bring a packed lunch • hot drinks will be freely available • all are welcome • see also their website


Sacred Space Poster December 2014Sunday 5th July from 6.30pm to 7.15pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown SACRED SPACE theme: Come and Celebrate A continuing initiative of St Mary’s and St John’s churches, an opportunity for alternative and creative worship. • more details here


Sunday 5th July at 6.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes  stmarysexterioraug2013__04 SUNG COMPLINE


communitypicnic2Sunday 5th July 1.30pm to 3pm at Follaton Arboretum COMMUNITY PICNIC A lovely and informal opportunity to get together with neighbours and enjoy a simple act of community, friendship and fun, hosted by Network of Wellbeing. Meeting point: by the gazebo / forest garden in Follaton Arboretum. If you’d like to join the Forest Garden session from 10am to 1pm, you’re most welcome! (Photos on the facebook event page, see below.) • bring some food to share, cutlery and a plate • facebook event page • further information: www.transitiontowntotnes.org/follaton-forest-garden


Sunday 5th July at 9.30am St John’s Church, Bridgetown jointservicenotice20150705 EUCHARIST WITH HYMNS (joint service) • no morning service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes on this day


Saturday 4th July at 7.30pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown LionKingJungleBook EXETER CHAMBER CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT Featuring choral arrangements and solo items from Disney songsThe Lion King, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and Go the Distance from Herculesa great treat for ALL the family. • tickets £8 for adults with free entrance for full-time students and accompanied children under 16, available in advance from ECC tickets, call Keith Wainwright on 01297 553 955 Exeter Chamber Choir‘s website


iancurror01Saturday 4th July from 11am to 12noon St Mary’s Church, Totnes ORGAN RECITAL with Ian Curror Programme: Passacaglia in C minor (BWV 582) J S Bach Air (from Suite in G) J S Bach arr. A M Henderson Three pieces for Musical Clock Josef Haydn Choral Song and Fugue Samuel Sebastian Wesley Canon in B minor Robert Schumann Two movements from Symphonie III Louis Vierne – Cantilène – Allegro maestoso IAN CURROR retired in 2012 from his post of Organist of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and from his teaching career in three of London’s music colleges. He now lives in Devon, where he remains active as a soloist, accompanist, teacher, examiner and itinerant church organist. Ian is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, on whose Academic Board he sits and for whom he acts as a diploma examiner. Microsoft Word - Organ Recital - Ian Curror.docxIn 2012, he was appointed Deputy Director of Music at the Priory Church of St Mary’s, Totnes and is also a tutor for the Lyme Regis Organ School. Ian is now enjoying new opportunities for exploring chamber music. As piano accompanist, he will be giving concerts this summer at Dartmouth’s Flavel Arts Centre with local musicians Peter Oakley (countertenor) and Tim Watson (saxophone). His international work has been recognised in the awards of honorary ‘Maître de Chapelle du Val-de-Grâce’ in Paris and the Medal of Honour of the Moscow Conservatoire. • organised by Jan Dietztickets £5 • coffee and cake on sale from 10.30am to 11am (recital from 11am) • download a poster


ReadingMaleVoiceChoir201506posterSunday 28th June at 3pm St. John’s Church Bridgetown, Totnes READING MALE VOICE CHOIR featuring special guests Ian Curror (organ soloist) with Graham Hix (accompanist) Concert in aid of Totnes Caring tickets £7.50 from Totnes Caring or Totnes Information Centre (includes afternoon tea and cake after the concert) • sponsored by Clarity Wealth Management • see our Totnes Caring page here • download a poster


torbaysymphonyorchestraSunday 21st June at 7.30pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown TORBAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Concert with Valerie Welbanks, Cello Leader: Chris Eastman Conductor: Richard Gonski Programme: Beethoven: Symphony no 1 Dvorak: Cello concerto Valerie Welbanks – Cello [Interval] Bruckner: Symphony no 4 tickets £10 • TSO website • buy a ticket for this concert


Sunday 21st June at 6.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes CHORAL EVENSONG archdeacjking52_72dpi Programme: Introit: With a voice of singing – Shaw Responses: Ebdon (p102 in RSCM book Thy Kingdom Come) Hymn: 598 (1st tune) There’s a wideness in God’s mercy Psalm: 49 Mag and Nunc: Sumsion in A Anthem: Ascribe unto the Lord– Wesley Anthem after the prayers: O Lord increase our faith – Loosemore (Black book p284) Hymn: 15 God that madest Earth and Heaven • musical director Jan Dietz • officiant The Rector • read about St Mary’s Choir


HeinrichWimmerSaturday 20th June from 10.30am to 12noon St Mary’s Church, Totnes Coffee Concert: ORGAN RECITAL with HEINRICH WIMMER Heinrich Wimmer was born on June 23rd, 1964 in Altötting, Upper Bavaria. He studied church music at the Academy of Catholic Church Music and Musical Education in Regensburg (Hochschule für Kirchenmusik) where he was taught by Walther R. Schuster – the Passau Cathedral organist at that time, Karl Norbert Schmid (organ), Prof. Dr. Hermann Schroeder (theory), and Dr. Oskar Sigmund (piano and theory). Heinrich subsequently continued his studies with Prof. Klemens Schnorr at the State College of Music in Munich, specializing in his main subject, the organ. In 1989, he took the National Arts examination and was awarded the Concert Diploma. In 1991 he was awarded the Masterclass Diploma. Microsoft Word - Organ Recital - Heinrich Wimmer.docxFrom the age of 14, Heinrich Wimmer was an organist in the various churches in his home town of Altötting. Since 1985 he has been the organist at St. Jacob’s parish church in Burghausen / Salzach, where he planned and initiated the building of a Rieger organ (III/50) and where, in 1986, he started an annual international organ festival. In his many concerts – which have taken him not only to many German cities, but also on numerous occasions to Austria, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Russia, Hungary, England, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Israel, Hong-Kong, Poland, Romania, phieuth Korea, Spain, Latvia, the former German Democratic Republic, Switzerland and the Czech Republic – Heinrich Wimmer has played all works for the organ of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Max Reger and the French classical composers. He is particularly interested in the music of his former teacher, Oskar Sigmund. Heinrich Wimmer has given the premiere performance of many of Oskar Sigmund’s compositions at international organ festivals in such cities as Munich, Paris, London, Bern, Prague, Budapest, Sibiu, Brasov, Salzburg, Zagreb, Riga, Stettin, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Barcelona, Clermont-Ferrand, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Narbonne, Maribor, Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Twer, Berlin, Rønne/Bornholm, Ratzeburg, Bolzano, Freiburg/Breisgau, Schwerin, Rostock, Tübingen, Limburg, Leipzig, Bayreuth, Köln and Wiesbaden. In addition, he has given over 140 premiere performances of new compositions for the organ, many of which were written for him and dedicated to him. The composers of these works include Harald Genzmer, Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter, István Koloss, Ernst Kutzer, Herbert Paulmichl, Hans Ludwig Schilling, Karl Norbert Schmid and Hermann Schroeder. Heinrich Wimmer has also made 25 CD records and recordings for radio. Programme: Georg Muffat (1653 Megève, Duchy of Savoy – 1704 Passau): – Toccata decima (from ‘Apparatus musico-organisticus’, Salzburg 1690)                                  Linzer Orgeltabulatur  (1611/1613): – Es flog ein kleines Waldvögelein Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 Eisenach – 1750 Leipzig): – Praeludium und Fuge in F Minor (BWV 534) Joseph Alois Holzmann (1762 Hall,Tirol – 1815 ebd.): – Sonata in C (Allegro moderato) Guy Joseph Ropartz (1864 Guingamp – 1955 Lanloup): – Fantaisie (1901) Pietro Yon (1886 Settimo Vittone – 1943 Huntington NY): – Toccatina pour Flûte (1918) Andreas Willscher (1955 Hamburg): – Tocctina in Seven (2011) • organised by Jan Dietztickets £5 • coffee and cake on sale from 10.30am to 11am (recital from 11am) • download a poster


totnescaringbannerFriday June 19th 9am to 12noon Methodist Hall, Totnes TOTNES CARING BAZAAR Book & clothes sale bargains. Tea and Cake still £1! • read about Totnes Caring


housingjusticeroadshowThursday 18th June from 9.30am to 3pm Exeter Community Centre 17 St David’s Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG THE HOUSING JUSTICE ROADSHOW The Exeter Roadshow will bring together people from churches, housing and homelessness organisations, and others from the voluntary and statutory sector. The aim of this ecumenical event is to encourage and motivate churches to be part of the housing solution in Exeter and to work in partnership with others. There is significant housing need in all areas and this roadshow will be an opportunity to share good practice and discuss how working together can bring real change to communities. Across the nation, homelessness and lack of decent housing have a devastating impact on lives. The introduction of welfare benefit reform has made this situation worse for many families and single people. Come and be inspired to make a difference!download a pdf with full details


not a free ad for brasso!Tuesday 16th June from 2pm to 4pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes BRASS CLEANING The brass in the church is in need of some TLC, so we will be having a cleaning session on  – or finishing sooner with a good turnout. Please put the date in your diary and come along to help. (Note change of date.)


lunchtimeconcert20150614Sunday 14th June at 2pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes LUNCHTIME CONCERT presented by EKATERINA SHETLIFFE Features a performance of pianists, vocalists and other instrumentalists of various levels of abilities. Ekaterina gave a Coffee Concert last week with soprano Claudia Alvarez Calderon, which was very well received. Last July’s Lunchtime Concert was very popular too, and this time Ekaterina is bringing her students – beginners to advanced – to perform various short pieces. • admission free (voluntary donation to the Church) • teas and coffees available • download a printable A4 poster


messychurchgreenSaturday 13th June from 3.30pm to 5.30pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown MESSY CHURCH theme: Daniel and the Lion’s Den • as usual, small cakes needed more about Messy Church here • see some photos of Messy Church


communitypicnic2Sunday 7th June 1.30pm to 3pm Follaton Arboretum COMMUNITY PICNIC A lovely and informal opportunity to get together with neighbours and enjoy a simple act of community, friendship and fun, hosted by Network of Wellbeing. Meeting point: by the gazebo / forest garden in Follaton Arboretum. If you’d like to join the Forest Garden session from 10am to 1pm, you’re most welcome! • bring some food to share, cutlery and a plate • facebook event page • further information: www.transitiontowntotnes.org/follaton-forest-garden


church work daySaturday 6th June from 10am to 12noon St Mary’s Church, Totnes CHURCH WORKING DAY Help needed to clean and tidy St Mary’s Church, inside and out!


foragewalkFriday 5th June from 12noon to 1.30pm central Totnes FORAGE WALK This friendly and free guided walk will explore the edible and medicinal goodies on offer in the centre of Totnes town in celebration of World Environment Day. We will meet outside NOW’s office on 16 High Street, Totnes (opposite St. Mary’s Church) and then finish with a shared potluck picnic from 1pm to around 1.30pm on Castle Meadow. • all are welcome! • if possible, please bring plastic bags, scissors, and picnic food to share • co-hosted by the Network of Wellbeing and Transition Town Totnes


marldonmapSunday 31st May at 10.30am St John’s Church, Marldon TEAM EUCHARIST • the map shows the Marldon area on Donn’s one inch to the mile survey of 1765 [map credit devon.gov.uk/historicmarldon] • no morning services at St Mary’s, Totnes and at St John’s, Bridgetown, on this day (likewise for other Team churches)


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


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


archdeacjking52_72dpiSunday 17th May at 6.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes CHORAL EVENSONG Programme: Introit: Coelos Ascendit Hodie – Stanford Hymn: 172 The head that once was crowned with thorns Psalm: 147 vv1-12 Mag and Nunc: Aston in F Anthem: Vox Christ – Wilby Anthem after the prayers: Sicut Cervus – Palestrina Hymn: 67 Hail the day that sees him rise • musical director Jan Dietz • officiant The Rector • read about St Mary’s Choir


messychurchart06Saturday 16th May from 3.30pm to 5.30pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown MESSY CHURCH theme: Pentecost – Wind and Fire – The Holy Spirit Request from Diana Lusher: “We need plastic supermarket bags for plastic supermarket kites. Small cakes are needed for the tea.” more about Messy Church here • see some photos of Messy Church


vegetablesSaturday 16th May 12.30pm to 2.30pm Pay what you Feel Café in the Methodist Church Hall FOOD IN COMMUNITY LUNCH Home-cooked organic food and unwanted food that would otherwise go to food waste or animal feed. • everyone welcome!


christianaidFriday & Saturday, 15th & 16th May CHRISTIAN AID WEEK STREET COLLECTING Permission has been obtained from South Hams District Council. We aim to collect at three ‘stations’ between 10am and 3pm on both days: • St. John’s will cover the bottom of Fore Street, at Mill Lane by the Seven Stars • St. Mary’s at the Coop gap • the Methodists will collect outside their church bucketThe Methodists will also keep their church open as a base for the collectors. We need ten people from each church to do an hour each. Over the next few weeks John Burston will be collecting names at St. John’s and Julian Hall at St. Mary’s. Please look in your diaries and see which ‘slot’ you can cover. Many thanks, John Luscombe.


potluckFriday 15th May from 6pm to 8.30pm Totnes Methodist Church Hall COMMUNITY POTLUCK Family Potluck Supper provided by Network of Wellbeing You are warmly invited to the Totnes Community Potluck, this time at the Totnes Methodist Church Hall. The Potlucks are free shared meals on the third Friday of the month, open to everyone, where members of the community contribute a dish towards a collaborative feast. This is a great opportunity to meet / connect with our neighbours and strengthen our lovely community. Plus we tend to end up having a wonderful and tasty feast 🙂 ************** BRING A DISH!! ************** This is a family-friendly evening and alcohol-free, with hot drinks available for a small cost. We very much appreciate any help, so if you’d like to get involved (or for any questions you have) please email nfo@networkofwellbeing.org In order to keep these events open to all we ask for donations on the door of whatever you are able to afford. Suggested donation is £1 per person, but feel free to give more or less depending on your circumstances. for further information, email Network of Wellbeing or telephone 01803 849107 • also see the Network of Wellbeing pageNOW have a facebook page too


stmarys06_72Tuesday 5th May at 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes ARCHDEACON’S VISITATION


Sacred Space Poster December 2014Sunday 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


Berry Pomeroy ChurchSunday 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


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 Distressoffers of help, cakes and cheese scones needed please! • £1 per entry • click here to download a printable poster


GoodShepherdSunday 26th April at 9.30am St Joh’s Church, Bridgetown JOINT SERVICE United Service of Holy Communion (Order 1) with Hymns Celebrant: Reverend John Luscombeno 11.15am service at St Mary’s Church, Totnes on this day


treesforlifeposterFriday 24th April from 7pm to 8.30pm Totnes Methodist Church REWILDING IN THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND A talk from Alan Watson, founder of the very inspiring project in Scotland called Trees for Life. More details on the poster (click image to enlarge) • hosted by Network of Wellbeing and Trees for Life • donations on the door • any help setting up from 6pm welcomed • there’s a facebook page for the event


stoppressFriday 24th April STOP PRESS St John’s Church, Bridgetown This month there will be NO ACOUSTIC HAVEN concert • apologies for any inconvenience


messychurchgreenSaturday 17th April from 3.30pm to 5.30pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown MESSY CHURCH theme: Easter / Spring “We had a good time at the last event, with 18 children taking part” – Diana Lusher more about Messy Church here • see some photos of Messy Church


Quiet Day The Water of Life Poster fv.docThursday 16th April from 10am to 4.15pm Longbarn, Sheldon, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombleigh, Exeter EX6 7YT QUIET DAY AT SHELDON Theme: The Water of Life “I have 30 places, which will be issued on a first come first served basis.” – Reverend Debbie Parsons • cost £12.50 which includes tea / coffee on arrival and tea & cake at the end of the day • to book a place, please contact Reverend Debbie Parsons on 01803 840113 or email Debbie • cheques for £12.50 should be made payable to Marldon PCC and given to Debbie Parsons or Tony Moore (Treasurer) • please bring: a packed lunch, pen, paper & bible & suitable footwear if you would like to walk in the grounds • download a poster to print and display


Microsoft Word - AGMAgenda2015.docWednesday 15th April at 7.30pm* [*there will now be NO service prior to the meeting] St John’s Church, Bridgetown ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA Opening Prayer Apologies Annual Vestry Church Meeting 1. Minutes of the Vestry Meeting held on 9 April 2014 2. Matters arising 3. Election of Churchwardens & Deputy Wardens Annual Parochial Church Meeting 1. Minutes of the last Annual Parochial Church Meeting 9 April 2014 2. Matters arising 3. Electoral Roll Officer’s report 4. Annual Report (The Rector) 5. Treasurer’s Annual Report and Presentation of Accounts for year ending 31st December 2014 6. Report: Fabric of Churches and Inventory (including Health & Safety) 7. Report on Child Protection and Election of Child Protection Officer 8. Elections and Appointments a) Deanery Synod representatives b) Parochial Church Council Members (6 from each Church) b) Sidespeople for each Church c) Independent Examiner for the Annual Accounts Parochial Church Council Meeting 1. Election of Officers a. Secretary b. Treasurer c. Vice Chairman 2. Date of first meeting: Wednesday 3 June 2015 Closing Prayer • download this Agenda as Word doc or PDF Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.  As well as the usual formal procedures, you will have an opportunity to find out about the proposed plans for St Mary’s and St John’s churches. • nomination papers are available in both churches, please complete and return to Lynne Birch 01803 840259 before the meeting, thank you! • the report summary for the 2014 AGM is here * * * electoralrollMINUTES of the PCC Meeting of 14th January 2015 are now online. • minutes from past PCC Meetings are now archived under About Us / PCC News and can be read online or downloaded


musicswirl04Tuesday 14th April at 11am St Mary’s Church, Totnes CONCERT St Hugh’s Prep School Chamber Choir A varied 40-minute programme of songs from many styles and periods. •  coffee & cakes at 10.30am • retiring collection in aid of St Mary’s Church


HOLY WEEK & EASTER 30th March to 7th April (full list)


MONDAY 30th March at 8.30am St John’s Church, Bridgetown Morning Prayer


WEDNESDAY 1st April at 10.30am St Mary’s Church, Totnes Eucharist


MAUNDY THURSDAY at 7.45am St Mary’s Church, Totnes Early Morning Prayer MAUNDY THURSDAY from 8pm to midnight St Mary’s Church, Totnes Sung Eucharist with Meditation on the Servitude of Christ and Watch until midnight


GOOD FRIDAY 10am Walk of Witness (Churches Together in Totnes), starting at St John’s Church, Bridgetown 2pm at St Mary’s Church, Totnes: Liturgy of the Passion, Meditation before the Cross & Eucharist


HOLY SATURDAY at 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes Easter Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter


Floral cross at St John's Church, Bridgetown, Easter 2013

Floral cross at St John’s Church, Bridgetown, Easter 2013

EASTER SUNDAY at 8am St Mary’s Church, Totnes Eucharist (BCP) EASTER SUNDAY at 9.15am St Barnabas’ Church, Brooking Holy Communion by extension EASTER SUNDAY at 9.15am St John’s Church, Marldon Eucharist with hymns EASTER SUNDAY at 9.15am St Peter’s Church, Cornworthy Eucharist with hymns EASTER SUNDAY at 9.30am St John’s Church, Bridgetown Eucharist with hymns EASTER SUNDAY at 11.15am St David’s Church, Ashprington Eucharist with hymns EASTER SUNDAY at 11.15am St Mary’s Church, Berry Pomeroy Holy Communion by extension EASTER SUNDAY at 11.15am St Mary’s Church, Dartington Holy Communion by extension EASTER SUNDAY at 11.15am St Mary’s Church, Totnes Sung Eucharist archdeacjking52_72dpiEASTER SUNDAY at 6.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes Choral Evensong Processional hymn: 159 The strife is o’er Responses: Ayleward Hymn 152: Now is eternal life Psalm 66: vv1-11 Mag and Nunc: Brewer in D Anthem: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem – Stanford Anthem after the prayers: O be joyful in God – James Hallelujah Chorus  –   Handel Recessional hymn: 148 Jesus lives • musical director Jan Dietz • officiant The Rector • read about St Mary’s Choir


TUESDAY 7th April at 7.45am St Mary’s Church, Totnes Early Morning Prayer


amnestylogoSaturday 28th March at 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes VOICES FROM AFGHANISTAN Poetry and Music with Invisible Ink, Sam Richards & Lona Kozyk • tickets  £7 (under-18s, £5) at the door or from Harlequin Bookshop • refreshments available • further information telephone 01803 866181Amnesty website


archdeacjking52_72dpiTuesday 24th March at 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes CHORAL EVENSONG and COLLATION of the ARCHDEACON of TOTNES • all are invited to welcome our new Archdeacon, the Preb. Douglas Dettmer


DrToddGraySaturday 21st March at 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes An audio-visual lecture by Dr Todd Gray MBE on DEVON’S HISTORIC CHURCHES Friends of Devon Archives‘ ex-chairman Dr Todd Gray was awarded an MBE in the 2014 New Years Honours List for his voluntary services to heritage in Devon. He received this well deserved honour from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in March 2014. DrToddGrayMBEDr Todd Gray has devoted his working career to the study of Devon’s history. He has written more widely on Devon than any other Devon historian and is at the heart of its historical community. He says:

“Our ancient Devon churches are filled with local art dating back a thousand years. Whilst they remain buildings devoted to faith, we should not lose sight of their being a means to understand the development of local places and find in them examples of the craftsmanship of men and women which would otherwise not have survived. “Totnes has an extraordinary church building which has long been appreciated for its beauty but it is important that we remember that it is also housing links to our history which are unique and needing to be preserved for future generations.”

And if that’s not enough, there’ll also be delicious homemade cakes and coffee on sale at very modest prices. • entry £5


NOWtrioFriday 20th March from 5pm to 8pm new venue: Civic Hall, Totnes COMMUNITY POTLUCK Family Potluck Supper provided by Network of Wellbeing You are warmly invited to a special Happiness edition of the Totnes Community Potluck! We will be playing our part in the global celebration of Happiness – a day officiated by the UN, and timely placed on Spring Equinox, when the winter months are turning to spring… So join us in celebrating the blossoming of flowers, the longer days and the warming sun… The evening will centre around a potluck meal, in which you are invited to bring a dish to contribute to a collaborative happiness feast. mattharveyTo bring happiness into your ears and your soul, we will have poetry from Matt Harvey  plus music from a few local musicians. There will also be seasonal and community crafts to get your hands stuck in and your creative juices flowing. Other than bringing food to share, we don’t charge for the event but we welcome donations to cover the cost of the venue. It is a family-friendly evening and alcohol-free, with hot drinks available for a small cost. • we very much appreciate any help, so if you’d like to get involved (or for any questions you have) please email Beth • join us earlier in the day for a positive messages flash mob on the High Street – find out more here on the event’s facebook page • for general information about NOW, email Network of Wellbeing or telephone 01803 849107 • also see our Network of Wellbeing pageNOW have a general facebook page too


archdeacjking52_72dpiSunday 15th March at 6.30pm St Mary’s Church, Totnes CHORAL EVENSONG Programme: Introit: Thou knowest, Lord – Purcell Responses:  Byrd Hymn  516 : Love divine all loves excelling Psalm 13 Mag and Nunc: Dyson in F Anthem: Like as the hart – Howells Hymn 112: My song is love unknown Anthem: The Reproaches – Sanders • musical director Jan Dietz • officiant The Rector • read about St Mary’s Choir


messychurchgreenSaturday 14th March from 3.30pm to 5.30pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown MESSY CHURCH theme: Mothering Sunday Needed: Small cakes as usual. It would be helpful if you can bring some greenery for the flower decorations and the posies. Also we need a few plastic containers for the flower decorations in oasis. more about Messy Church here • see some photos of Messy Church


pccnewsheader Wednesday 11th March St Mary’s Church and Parish Hall, Totnes PCC MEETING Eucharist at 7pm followed by meeting in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm • click here for Agenda


parishgivingschemeSunday 8th March during services St John’s Church, Bridgetown 9.30am St Mary’s Church Totnes 11.15am GIVING MADE PAINLESS The Parish Giving Officer, Katie Roscorla, will be visiting both St John’s and St Mary’s Churches to present and explain the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). • Katie will be speaking at both churches at their standard Sunday services instead of a sermon, and will be on hand afterwards to explain further details


angelaeastSaturday 7th March at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Totnes Totnes Early Music Society presents BACH SUITES FOR CELLO Many will remember ANGELA EAST’s previous visit in 2011, when she performed three of Bach’s momentous cello suites. This recital will comprise the remaining three Suites: the much-loved Suite no.1 in G major, Suite No. 2 in D minor and the towering Suite No 5 in C minor. A former co-principal cello with the English Baroque Soloists, Angela has given several hundred concerts with Red Priest, and has featured on more than 200 CDs. • tickets for non-members £12, students & under 18s £5 • website


Prayer & share.docxSaturday 7th March from 12noon to 2pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown TOTNES TEAM PRAYER and SHARE Learn why we pray, how to pray and share ideas on how we can grow in prayer. • all welcome • bring and share lunch • for more information, please contact Reverend Debbie Parsons on 01803 840113 or email Debbie or Reverend Julian Ould on 01803 865615 or email Julian • please let us know by 1st March if you intend to come • download a poster to print and display


womensworlddayofprayerFriday 6th March at 11am St John’s Church, Bridgetown WOMEN’S WORLD DAY of PRAYER 2015 A service prepared by the Women of the Bahamas reflecting on Christ’s servanthood when he washed the disciples’ feet. • further details Anne Binns on 01803 840146 or Liz Waterson on 01803 849345 WWDP website


sacred spaceSunday 1st March from 6.30pm to 7.15pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown SACRED SPACE theme: Journey Through the Desert 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


totnescaringposter20150225Wednesday 25th February at 7.30pm St John’s Church, Bridgetown GILBERT & SULLIVAN CONCERT in aid of Totnes Caringtickets £7.50 (includes glass of wine or a soft drink) • help promote this event by displaying the A4 printable poster space space