"Welcome to St David's"
We are very pleased that Chris and Jenny
will be joining us in September
Christopher & Jenny Durrant
Chris will be ordained a full-time stipendiary transitional Deacon on September 13th 2015 at 10:00 in Exeter Cathedral (God willing!) to serve the parish of St. David’s with St. Michael’s & All Angels, Exeter. He will not be accepting licensing as Lay Worker over the summer, but will attend parish services from August without clergy responsibilities.
Chris is currently balancing his training on the South West Ministry Training Course, where he is Senior Student, with his part-time work as a microbiologist for South West Water. He will resign from the laboratory in July, and hopes to have completed his dissertation on the symbolism of Baptismal Fonts by then!
Jenny is the Assistant Curator of Antiquities at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. Jenny and Chris have lived in Exeter for 15 years, Jenny originally coming to read Archaeology at Exeter University, and Chris Biological Sciences. They have subsequently worshipped at St. James’ Church.
Chris and Jenny are very much looking forward to meeting the people of St. David’s with St. Michael’s & All Angels and journeying together in faith. Pray for us.
Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded us £50,000 for the preparation phase of the work. Over the next nine months we are working with our engineers and architect so that we know the exact detail of all the work that needs to be done.
Click on the Transformation tab to find out about our progress
Churchyard working party
Saturday 25th April
All welcome refreshments provided
Please bring rakes, shears, strimmers and wheelbarrows
St David’s and St Michaels Annual Parochial Church Meeting is at 7pm on Monday 27th April at St Michael’s. The annual accounts are available today. Please take a copy and if you have any questions, please let me or Mary, the PCC secretary know by the Sunday before the meeting. We need three new members to represent St David’s on the PCC. Nomination forms are on the table at the back of church.
Parish Quiet Day Saturday 9 May
at the beautiful retreat centre, Mill House near Tiverton, facilitated by The Revd Gerry Reilly. There is a list at the back of church for you to sign up
Thursday 21st May
Woman's group event
We will be having a pub evening in the church with skittles, dominoes, cards, bar-billiards etc. Does anyone have a shove-ha’penny board we could borrow? Tickets next week £9 to include food and drink as usual
Messy Church at St David's
Saturday 23rd May from 4pm to 5.30pm.
There will be craft activities, a time of songs and a story, and tea for all. It is an opportunity for people of all ages to be creative and worship together and to introduce Jesus through hospitality, friendship, stories and celebration. Various craft activities will be offered and Tom will lead the worship. We need more helpers just to come on the day to assist with the crafts and the serving of food. We would also appreciate any donations of cake for the meal. If you can help then please speak to Emma, Sam or Jo Bennett
Saturday 4th July
Fun family event
Please see Sam to offer help (if she has not already spoken to you!) This year we have the usual stalls and more.....If you know a crafter who would like to join us please ask them to email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrimage in the footsteps of St Benedict in Norcia Subiaco and Cassino, led by Bishop Martin Shaw: Thursday 24 to Wed 30 Sept. 01392 663511 for details .
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