St John the Evangelist Church

 

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Our Mission Statement: Sharing God's love with our Community

Welcome! As village churches, part of the Church of England, we welcome everyone to everything that we organise, whether they are social events or worship services. The Vicar can advise you on arranging baptism, confirmation, marriage or funeral services in church. 

The Vicar's contact details: Rev. Mark Ward. Phone: 01395 568390 or

e-mail: revmarkward@btinternet.com   (Day off: Tuesday)
Here is also link to Reverend Mark's facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/revmarkward


Please contact the Vicar, Rev. Mark Ward, if you would like Holy Communion in your own home .

If you would like someone from the church to visit you at home, please contact the Pastoral Visiting Team coordinator: Lizzie on 01404 815737. Home Communion is also available and the Vicar, Rev. Mark Ward is happy to visit you on request.

Web Site Administrator: Becky Williamson

 


NEWS FROM ST JOHN'S, TIPTON


Church diary

Church diary

Thursdays 7.45 pm Homegroup meets at David & Becky’s home: looking this term at the Bible story of Elijah and what we can learn from it for our lives today followed by an Advent Course starting on 23rd November.


Church diary November 2017

Sunday 12th 8 am Said Communion service at Venn Ottery Church

10.45 am Remembrance Day service at Tipton Church (lay led)


Sunday 19th 9.30 am Parish Communion at Tipton Church with the Rev. Mark Ward


Sunday 26th 11 am Family Communion at Tipton Church with the Rev. Mark Ward, followed by Individual prayer ministry after the service near the choir stalls.


Monday 27th 7.30 pm PCC meeting at Copperbeech House

Church diary December 2017

Saturday 2nd 10 am Christmas coffee morning in Tipton Community Hall. Cakes etc., Traidcraft Christmas cards and other items and a few second-hand books for sale, as well as coffee, tea and conversation. Special Christmas raffle.


Sunday 3rd 9.30 am Holy Communion at Venn Ottery Church led by Rev. Mark Ward


Sunday 8th (NO 8 am service at Venn Ottery)

10 am Family Worship Christingle service at Tipton Church (lay led). A collection will be taken for the Children’s Society: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-you-can-do/fundraising-and-events/christingle/what-christingle

Sunday 17th 9.30 am Parish Communion at Tipton Church with Rev. Mark Ward

6 pm Carols by Candlelight at Tipton Church, (led by Reader, David Williamson) followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Wednesday 20th 7 pm Carols by Candlelight at Venn Ottery Church, (led by Reader, Alan Steel) followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Sunday 24th CHRISTMAS EVE 4 pm Crib Service at Tipton Church (lay led)

11 pm HOLY COMMUNION (“Midnight Mass”) at Tipton Church

CHRISTMAS DAY 10 am Christmas Family Communion at Tipton Church with our Vicar, Rev. Mark Ward

Sunday 31st 11 am Festival of St. John the Evangelist, with Holy Communion at Tipton Church with Rev. Mark Ward and Reader-in-training, Caroline Poultney


January 2018

(No coffee morning this month)

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th 7.30 pm Nativity Play (adult actors) in Tipton Church, with audience carol singing (bring a torch to read the words by!). Tickets £3 or £1 for children under12. Refreshments available and a collection will be taken for "Crisis at Christmas".

SUNDAY 7th 9.30 am HOLY COMMUNION for Epiphany at Venn Ottery Church


Here is also link to Reverend Mark's facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/revmarkward


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Charities this parish has supported over the last year:

Tear Fund (Lent lunches), the Donkey Sanctuary (Palm Sunday), the Mission to Seafarers (Sea Sunday), Farm Africa (Harvest collections), the Children's Society (Christingle collection),

Christian Aid (doorstep collection in Christian Aid week)

Devon Historic Churches Trust (sponsored walk or bike ride every September)

The Disasters Emergency Committee (Syria and the Philippines)

National Churches Trust

Church Housing Trust

Christian Alliance Housing (Grapevine Exeter)

Heartswell (used postage stamps - box at the back of Tipton Church)

St. Petrock's Centre for the homeless (Exeter) - large basket at the back of Tipton Church for jeans, trainers, waterproofs, sleeping bags, men's boots etc.; and Harvest collection

Traidcraft (Fairtrade goods available to order or sold at coffee mornings and on other occasions)


Fund-raising for the church

Monthly coffee morning with produce stalls, summer fete, occasional table top sales

Available to at the back of Church: Cross in my pocket; greetings cards, many home-made 

 

Church notices

Both churches have a car park for congregational use: at Tipton this is opposite the school so there is a bit of a walk up the hill to the church; at Venn Ottery the car park is accessed via Barton Mews and is next to the churchyard.


Access for all at Tipton Church

For disabled people we have ramp access at the main door, within which there is level access to the adapted toilet. There is also a wheelchair available and a loudspeaker system. A hearing loop serves those in the congregation with hearing aids switched to the 'T' position. There are large-print service booklets, hymn books and Bibles available for those who have difficulty reading small print and some services have hymn words etc. projected clearly onto the church wall.

If you have babies or younger children with you please feel free to make use of the carpeted play area at the back of the church at any time during the service, or to take back to your pew any of the toys or books for the children to play with there. Of our regular services, the Family Worship and Family Communion services are more suitable (less formal) services for children but we welcome all ages to every service.

 

 There are many ways in which you could get involved in our church, as little or as much as you would like:

We have a small choir, affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music, always open to new members; people who read from the Bible or lead intercessionary prayer in services, arrange the flowers in church, make things for the church to sell (crafts, cakes or other home produce), clean the churches (on a rota basis), make coffee after church services or help cater for special events such as the Harvest Supper.

There are a variety of administrative jobs you could help with; or help with regular events such as coffee mornings or less frequent events such as the Shrove Tuesday pancake races. You may feel you could serve on the pastoral visiting team or contribute to a prayer team.

There are also a group of people who help to maintain the churches, including odd jobs.


To become a member of our church (only required if you wish to steward services, vote at the Annual Church meeting, or serve as a member of the Parochial Church Council) you need to join the Church Electoral Roll. A form can be obtained from the Electoral Roll Officer.

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Charities this parish has supported over the last year: Top of page

 

Tear Fund, the Donkey Sanctuary, the Mission to Seafarers, the Children's Society (Christingle collection)

Samaritan's Purse: Turn on the Tap campaign (Harvest) and Operation Christmas Child (the gifts in a shoebox scheme)

Christian Aid (doorstep collection in Christian Aid week)

Devon Historic Churches Trust (sponsored walk or bike ride every September)

National Churches Trust

Church Housing Trust

Christian Alliance Housing (Grapevine Exeter)

Heartswell (used postage stamps - box at the back of Tipton Church)

St. Petrock's Centre for the homeless (Exeter) - large basket at the back of Tipton Church for jeans, trainers, waterproofs, sleeping bags, men's boots etc.

Traidcraft (Fairtrade goods available to order or sold at coffee mornings and on other occasions)

 

 


 Fund-raising for the church   Top of page

Monthly coffee morning with produce stalls, summer fete, occasional table top sales

Available to at the back of Church: Cross in my pocket; greetings cards, many home-made