Exe Valley Mission Community


Calverleigh Round Up - March 2018

We hope that you all managed to cope well enough with the cold and the snow and were not too inconvenienced. Hopefully the longer, sunnier days are on the way.

On Saturday January 20 Mrs Hilda Forward held an Open House at her Tiverton home, inviting family and friends to celebrate with her on the occasion of her 90th birthday.  A large number of people attended during the day and were treated to tea and cakes.  Our very best wishes go to her along with our grateful thanks to Hilda for her continued organ playing at our services, which have been shared with Nick Lineham, to whom we are also very grateful.

Best wishes also go to all who have been celebrating a special occasion in their lives. If you'd like to share any big birthdays or anniversaries here in the magazine please get in contact.

4 February saw a joint service led by both Julie Goldsworthy and Rev’d Steph Gordon-Jeffs. Steph gave the Sermon and Julie read a monologue as the mother of Simon Peter.  This new initiative will become a regular feature around the Mission Community with Steph sharing services with Worship Leaders.

Lots of you came along to our Mothering Sunday service, which was led by sisters Tasha Gerolimatos and Nikki Burton.  A table of activities was laid on for the children, where they could decorate cakes and colour pictures of flowers for their Mums' (though I'm not sure many Mums' got to eat the cakes).  A large number of posies were distributed among the congregation of Mums, Grandmas and Aunties, with the invitation to take remaining posies to anyone who would appreciate receiving one.  Thank you to all who prepared the lovely posies for the service.

Over the next couple of months there will be special services held in church where we will welcome families for a wedding and baptisms and we very much look forward to these times of fellowship.

Due to higher numbers at our cluster services, there was a realisation that we were short of Common Worship (Order One) books for Holy Communion services.  We would like to thank Derek and Mary Herniman generously offered to purchase a number of new books for us.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been unwell, are awaiting/recovering from treatment or mourning the loss of a loved one.  We hope that you will all be feeling better and at peace soon.

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