"Welcome to St David's Church, Exeter"
We are very pleased that Chris and Jenny
will be joining us on Sunday 13th September
Christopher & Jenny Durrant
Chris Durrant will be ordained on Sunday 13 September at Exeter Cathedral.
At 6pm Chris and Jenny will be welcomed to the parish in a special Sung Mass at St Michael's.
There will be a Bring and Share supper after the service.
Please contribute a savoury or sweet for at least two people.
On 13 September, anyone who wishes to attend the ordination service at 10am is welcome to come to the cathedral. It is advisable to arrive early. There is a sign-up sheet if you are bringing food or drink to St Michael's, but don't feel constrained by the suggestions on the list - feel free to bring anything you wish.
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.
meets again after the summer holidays on Sunday 6th September
Next Family Service
is Harvest Festival on Sunday 20 September
Saturday 12 September 4-5:30pm.
Children and families are all welcome to come to an afternoon of craft activities, worship with songs and a story finishing with a yummy tea
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
Visiting Exeter? Do join us for a weekday or Sunday service
Rod Stewart's funeral will be on Friday 11th September at 2pm
Luke Dale is walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostella in Spain, nearly 500 miles, and he is seeking sponsorship to support St David's Transformation Project. Sponsor sheets are available today for you to sign up with a promised donation. This is a tremendous gesture from Luke, who was so seriously ill last year. Please help him to know how grateful we are by sponsoring him generously for his walk. The Camino is not only a walk but also a pilgrimage
Saying Goodbye service at the cathedral 5 September 1:30pm. The first national set of commemorative services for people who have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. www.sayinggoodbye.org
Messy Church Saturday 12 September 4-5:30pm. Children and families are all welcome to come to an afternoon of craft activities, worship with songs and a story finishing with a yummy tea
Lunch Club on Wednesday 16th September 12noon at The Farmers' Union pub. There is a sign up sheet at the back of church, with a full menu. If possible could you put on the sheet what you would like to order. Fish and Chips comes in two sizes at £8.45 and £5.25 (Light Bite) a smaller portion. We are going to The Farmers' Union because the Exeter College Restaurant does not begin serving lunch until October.
The next churchyard working party will be on Saturday 26 September
Next Traidcraft Stall will be on Sunday 27 September
Men's Breakfast at the Farmers' Union is on Saturday 3rd October at 9am. They need to know rough numbers so there is a sign up sheet.
The RD&E Chaplaincy Team are recruiting new ward visitors to join a training course beginning on Monday 5 Oct (2:30-4:30) and running for 7 weeks. For more information contact Juliet Horwood 01392 402024 or email email@example.com. Ruth James is a volunteer for the chaplaincy and would be very glad to talk to anyone who is interested
In collaboration with the Diocese of Lichfield and Christian Aid, Operation Noah has been working with the Riding Lights Theatre Company to produce an environmentally-focussed drama to tour nationally in the months leading up to the UN IPCC conference in Paris in late November 2015. This production is called ‘Baked Alaska’! While the company’s roots are in a Christian ethos, Riding Lights’ work is open to everyone, using faith as a springboard to explore all aspects of life. ‘Baked Alaska’ at Belmont Chapel, Western Way, Exeter on Saturday 10 October at 7:30pm
Bishop Sarah is coming to St David's on Sunday 13 December for a Confirmation Service at 9:30am. We will be holding preparation meetings over the autumn for adults and for young people in year 6 or above. If you wish to be confirmed please let Tom or Bill know
Find out more about the restoration of Mercer's Grave
Wreath-Laying at General Mercer's Grave -
on Thursday 18th June, 200 years to the day since the Battle of Waterloo.
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