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THE SHIRWELL MISSION COMMUNITY

A Mission Community in the Diocese of Exeter

Church News


A few of us joined in the quiet time of prayer and readings, led by Roy Wright, on a very cold Good Friday. Easter seems a long time ago now, but the church was beautifully decorated as always for the Festival. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to this, especially those who were already busy with lambing. It was good to see some new-comers and visitors on Easter Day as well as to welcome back David and Gillian Parker and others who have been unwell. 

 

The congregation in church on Easter Day are not the only ones to appreciate those who care for it, I know there have been visitors who comment on how well it is looked after and how beautiful the churchyard is looking with all the spring flowers. Barbara says that she will be contacting people when the flowers are over and the grass starts to grow! If anyone else would like to join the volunteers who keep the churchyard tidy, do contact Barbara Thomas.

 

This coming Sunday, April 22nd, we have our lambing service. This year will certainly be a time for thanksgiving after all the wet and cold at the start of the season and now the beautiful sunshine. I know it has been a difficult season due to the weather and lack of grass, but hopefully that is over now.

 

Ascension Day this year is on May 10th and there will be the usual evening of a mystery drive, a service of Communion and a “bring and share supper”. We start at 6.30 opposite the shop and there will be the opportunity to share cars. Do come and join us.


 

Chapel News


On May 6th the service will be at 6.30 and will be led by the Rev Don MacAllister. This will be the first time we have been able to meet since February, so do come and join us if you can.


 

Home Group


Please note these dates for our autumn gatherings: September 12 and 26, October 10 and 24, November 7 and 21 and December 5.

 

We also join the Ascension Day drive on May 10th when we travel to various places to hear the Ascension story, pray and sing, finishing with a communion service followed by a “Bring and share” supper at the Old Smithy. 

 

It starts at 6.30 opposite the shop in Challacombe.