We welcome you to worship, especially if you are visiting. At Crediton: 8.00am Holy Communion 9.30am Sung Eucharist 11.30am Baptism 6.00pm Christian Aid Week Service at St Lawrence Chapel At Sandford: 9.30am Holy Communion 4.00pm Pet Service At Shobrooke: 11.00am Holy Communion At Yeoford: 9.30am Holy Communion ... See MoreSee Less
THE WEEK AHEAD Benefice Prayer Diary – Please pray for the Town Council and Parish Councils. Monday 15th May Tuesday 16th May 8.15am Holy Communion 10-11.30am Drop-In Coffee Wednesday 17th May Thursday 18th May 8.15am Holy Communion 7.30pm Sister Act in the Boniface Centre 7.30pm St Boniface Concert Society Friday 19th May 10.00am Holy Communion Saturday 20th May 1.00pm Wedding Sunday 21st May – 6th Sunday of Easter At Crediton: 8.00am Holy Communion 9.30am Sung Eucharist 3.00pm Messy Church in the Boniface Centre At Sandford: 9.30am Holy Communion At Shobrooke: 11.00am Mattins ... See MoreSee Less
Crediton Church Music Foundation: Our Grant programme for 2017 to support young people who contribute to the musical life of Crediton Church is open for applications. Application forms are available from Lesley Smith – choir member – in person or by email. The deadline for applications is 25th June. The Music Foundation is very keen to receive applications from any young person up to 19 years old who is involved with music making in the church – choral or instrumental. We are happy to receive applications from those who have had a grant from us before, but will prioritise first time applicants. Grants can be in the region of £100 to £200 depending on the nature of the request and the number of applications received. ... See MoreSee Less
Ecumenical Holiday Club: This annual children’s activity week will run at the Congregational Church from 7th-11th August with a service on Sunday 13th August. They are looking for people to lead / help with the groups (DBS check required) or to help with craft preparation etc. Please speak to Gill or Eileen if you can help. ... See MoreSee Less
A small team of volunteers have recently begun the task of repainting the churchyard railings. The first section to be completed is the 270 railings which run from the church toilets to the main road. Once these railings are completed the second phase will be the 650 or so railings which run from near the church car park entrance to the north west corner of the churchyard. Several people have kindly volunteered to help with the priming and painting of the railings but we will need help with the task of scraping and sanding down the railings getting them ready for painting. If we can get a good number of volunteers to give up about two hours of their time to prepare just twenty railings each this will turn a potentially onerous task into something quite easy. We expect to start on the second phase of work after the forthcoming Flower Festival which runs from the 3 - 8 June. Anyone willing to assist should please call Bill 01363 772865.
We expect to repaint the remaining railings that run from opposite the Crediton Dairy entrance down Church Lane to the church car park entrance next year.
The churchyard railings largely date from the late 1860's through to 1911 and were most likely made in Crediton by members of the Pollard family. The missing railings from the south and west sides of the churchyard were given up in the early 1940's in support of the WW2 war effort. ... See MoreSee Less
All the funds for restoration of the clock dials and hands have been raised through donations and grants. We would like to particularly thank Crediton Dairy, the Friends of Crediton Church, Unity Mark Lodge of Freemasons and Devon County Council Investing In Devon Grant (Nick Way) for their support of the project along with all the kind and generous donations received. All the clock mechanisms have been cleaned and fully serviced. Please bear with us over the next few weeks if the clock seems to be running slightly fast or slow as it may take a little while to fine tune the regulation of everything especially if we get wide changes of temperatures and weather. ... See MoreSee Less
The north side dial was attached to the tower as planned on the 28 April. We would like to thank Luke from the Cumbria Clock Company for doing such an excellent job of painting and gilding both clock dials and reconnecting up the hands, rods and gearing to the clock mechanism and Arthur, Ed and Phil from Vitruvius Building Conservation for all their work on the emergency tower repairs revealed when the dials were removed last October and for returning the dials and their hands to the north and south faces of the tower. ... See MoreSee Less