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October’s Manna and Prayer Calendar

The Diocese of Bath and Wells Manna Mailing. The mailing includes news items and an interview, along with the monthly bishop’s letter which can be found in our Wivey and the Hills Magazine and the diocesan prayer calendar.

Shoe Box Appeal 2020

We are once again supporting the shoeboxappeal.org. Bring some Joy this Christmas. Despite the difficulties that they face every day, through poverty, illness, disability, or other disadvantages, receiving a shoebox brings such joy to children and adults in Eastern Europe, that their faces light up with huge smiles. You can make such a difference to lives that are otherwise almost hopeless. If you are having a problem sourcing an empty shoebox this year then please use a drawstring bag (no…

Some notes to help you think further about why 1 Peter can help us live out our faith.

(Some more notes will be added each week to help you follow the sermon series.) Opening praise and confession Leader. 0 God, you summon the day to dawn, you teach the morning to waken the earth. ALL: GREAT IS YOUR NAME. GREAT IS YOUR LOVE. Leader. For you the valleys shall sing for joy, the trees of the field shall clap their hands.ALL: GREAT IS YOUR NAME. GREAT IS YOUR LOVE. Leader: For you the monarchs of the earth shall…

THE TWO MOORS FESTIVAL

Exmoor Weekend is Coming to ST. ANDREW’S and Covid Safe Friday 2nd October 6-7p.m & 9-10 p.m. Misha Mullov-Abbado JazzMisha and his group will play a set of original compositions from this star of the jazz scene. Saturday 3rd October 3-4 p.m & 7-8 p.m. Elisabeth Brauss, PianoTo celebrate the return of concerts after the lockdown, Elisabeth’s recital features works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Chopin Stunning young pianist, winner of numerous international competitions and a BBC New Generation Artist.…

Church Services Resume

Sunday morning services at St Andrew’s will resume as from this Sunday 19th July at 10.45 a.m. This week, the service will be Morning Prayer. To minimise the spread of infection, we shall meet in the churchyard during July and August. Individuals will be asked to keep  a 2 metre safe distance. Members of households can sit together without distancing. We shall only meet inside the church if the weather makes outdoor worship impossible. Please bring your own chair(s) No…

Opening Churches for Private Prayer

As from this Monday 15th June Each church in the benefice will devise its own schedule of opening for personal private prayer, because there are restrictions and safety procedures which must be observed to protect those praying from the risk of infection and all are able to open for private prayer in accordance with governmental and diocesan guidelines. The Hills Churches St Michael’s, Raddington and St Mary Magdalene, Clatworthy are open 11am till 12 noon on Sundays, St Peter’s, Huish…

Happy Ordinary Time, everyone!

(If you’re wondering what that is, it is the period between Trinity Sunday (the climax of all the spiritual observances which began with Holy Week) and Advent Sunday on 28th November. But don’t get the idea that it will be “ordinary” in the sense of hum-drum, boring , or soporific: “ordinary” in this context means “ordered” – in other words, given a structure and a purpose. And that purpose is to live and grow in the life of God’s Spirit whom…

My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule

As a thank you from Pulsford Lodge for all the community is doing to keep the staff and residents spirits up, they have some activity packs for children. You can download it here. or If you would like a paper copy sent to you please get in touch on admin@wiveychurches.org.uk and I will send one to you. Pulsford lodge have also placed some paper copies out side the home in a basket if you are passing on your walk.

Easter Service of Light – Saturday at 8pm

On Easter Saturday evening at 8 p.m., the Greens will be in action on Zoom, celebrating an Easter Service of Light in their back garden, in which we can all share. If you have not yet dipped your toes into the waters of Zoom, this might be a very good opportunity to start. Please email Adam and Sue at light@summit.me.uk if you’d like to join in. They’ll send you a service sheet and a link to the event.