St John the Evangelist Church

 

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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 




Summer 2018


Our next evening service is in Tipton Church at 6 pm on Sunday 1st July and the theme will be a quote from 1 Corinthians 12: 9: "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness". Like many of us, the apostle Paul had his problems. Despite all that he achieved in spreading the first century church, he carried with him an (unknown) affliction. On three separate occasions he'd begged God to take it from him, but God chose to use Paul even with his weakness, giving him the message of the quote. The service aims to provide you with an opportunity to reflect on these words and explore what they mean for us and our faith - as usual we will do this through different media such as spoken word, images, music and more. David Williamson is leading this service and he says: may we all discover that by his grace, God can use even you and me, weak as we are!

At last, after a false start in May, we have an outdoor service on 8th July, this time in support of the Mission to Seafarers, then another one at the end of the month (29th). Don't be put off if the weather looks a little iffy as we meet under the awning over the lower school site playground, so you will keep dry. But, let's hope (and pray?) the weather continues sunny and warm!

In homegroup this term we are studying the book of James: all are welcome to join with us at St. Mary's, Hayne Close on Thursdays at 7.45 pm (for an 8 pm start), of whatever church background or none. Contact David Williamson for details: tel. 812493.

Church calendar June 2018

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


Sunday 24th 11 am Family Communion at Tipton Church with Rev. Ann Turner


Church calendar July 2018

Sunday 1st 9.30 am Parish Communion at Venn Ottery Church with Rev. Richard Allen

6.0 pm Evening service at Tipton Church with David Williamson (Reader)


Saturday 7th 10 am Church coffee morning in Tipton Community Hall. Cakes and other produce and often a few second-hand books for sale, as well as coffee, tea and conversation.


Sunday 8th 8 am Said Communion at Venn Ottery Church

11 am Outdoor Family Worship service for Sea Sunday on the lower school site playground

7 pm Chill out for young people ages 11 - 16: at the Pavilion, Newton Popp.


Sunday 15th 9.30 am Parish Communion at Tipton Church with Rev. Mark Ward


Sunday 22nd 11 am Family Communion at Tipton Church Rev. Mark Ward

(followed by prayer ministry in the church by trained members of the prayer ministry team)


Sunday 29th July 11 am Outdoor Communion service on the lower school site playground with Rev. Mac Dick


Church calendar August 2018

Saturday 4th 10 am Church coffee morning in Tipton Community Hall. Coffee, tea, biscuits and conversation. Donations welcome of cakes & other produce for sale on the morning.


Sunday 5th 9.30 am Parish Communion at Venn Ottery Church

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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