Ash Wednesday is THIS WEDNESDAY 10 February: Celebration of Holy Communion at 7:30pm to include the offer to receive the sign of the cross in ash on your forehead as a sign of human mortality. This traditional ceremony marks the beginning of Lent
Silent Prayer Group: there has been a slight change to the dates. The group will now meet on 11 & 25 Feb, 25 Feb, 17 & 29 March. Meetings are at 7:30pm in The Lady Chapel for a time of silent prayer, followed by a time to talk over tea and coffee
Transformation Project: Over the next few months the west end of St David's will be closed. The church building will usually be closed except for services, which will continue as normal, with entrance by the north door. Keep up to date with the project on our website. The builders will start work tomorrow Monday 8 February
Official Launch Party: There will be a party to celebrate the beginning of the Transformation Project on St David's Day 1 March 7pm. We need help with catering, hospitality and other tasks. Lots of daffodils please for St David's Day. Please speak to Nigel Walsh if you are able to help. Everyone is invited
Parish Social TODAY. Meet in the Castle Drogo car park after the 9:30am service
St David’s Lent Course 2016: "Turning to Christ" Our Lent course will loosely follow a ‘Pilgrim’ booklet, part of a new series of discipleship courses, with contribution by +Robert! The theme is Baptism; turning to Christ, Father and Spirit, rejecting Evil. There will be whole church prayer and listening to Scripture readings, also small group facilitated discussions based on two reflections. What will it cost? £5 for the booklet only (contains additional material) Wednesdays: 17 & 24 February; 2, 9, 16 & 30 March (last session in Eastertide) 7:15pm for 7:30pm start; tea & coffee served at 9pm end. At St David’s Church. See Tom or Christopher for further information. No need to sign up – all welcome!
Richard III (A One Woman Show) starring Emily Carding at St David's on Saturday 27 February at 7:30pm. The show has won two awards and reviews describe it as "An astonishing take on Richard III….this show is complete theatre…..brilliantly simple but chillingly effective"
As part of the Transformation Project we have been asked to host lectures about the heritage of our church and churchyard. The first lecture will be on Thursday 18 February. A hero of the Battle of Waterloo, General Mercer, is buried in our churchyard, and we are delighted to welcome Professor Jeremy Black of Exeter University who will be talking about the Battle of Waterloo. If you have been watching War and Peace and you want to know how Napoleon was finally defeated, come and hear Professor Jeremy Black speak about the battle
Volunteer tutors needed! The Adult Literacy and Numeracy (ALaN) Club gives clients referred voluntarily from JobCentrePlus and other agencies an opportunity to improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills. Speak to Esther 07929 909 350 email@example.com
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Student Cross pilgrimage (don't be fooled by the name - it's not just for students) to Walsingham is made up of over 10 groups of 20-30 people walking from different parts of the country, all arriving in Walsingham on Good Friday and staying there together to celebrate Easter. More info at www.studentcross.org.uk
Riding Lights - Passion Play for Lent Tuesday 8 March 7:30pm Blessed Sacrament RC church 29 Fore Street, Heavitree. ridinglights.org/crosslight
St David’s Church will get £250 if a member of the congregation wins the Religious Poem Competition. To find out more about this, browse the website on www.unitedpress.co.uk