Sunday 1st December 2019

First Sunday in Advent

 Welcome to worship

If you are able to, please do stay for tea, coffee, biscuits and fellowship after the morning service. If you are visiting from another congregation, do make yourself known and take our greetings back with you to your home church.


10.30am       Communion Service Revd Don Macalister

                     Retiring collection for the Benevolent Fund

4.00pm        at Christ Church, Braunton: ‘Joy Story’ Nativity Play

                    presented by Emmanuel Church Worship Group

                    All welcome. Followed by refreshments             

6.30pm         Advent Service ’Longing for Light’

                     Revd Marilyn Tricker


Monday 2 Dec            7.15pm Elders Meeting

Tuesday 3 Dec           9.30am-12.00noon Coffee Morning

                                    9.30am Prayer Meeting

                                    9.30-11.00am Tuesday Stay and Play

Wednesday 4 Dec      10.00am Nurture Group (by referral only)

                                    2.00pm Rejoice! A meeting to explore ideasfor our Rejoice! services. All are welcome.

                                    (Parents and Toddlers are on their Christmas outing)

Thursday 5 Dec          (Two Bridges Café pre-booked lunches only)

                                    2.30pm Ladies Fellowship

                                    United Carol Service with the Barnstaple Longbridge Townswomen’s Guild

Friday 6 December     10.00-11.30am Hob Nob. Tea, coffee, cakes

                                    10.30am Bible Study


10.30am          Morning Service Revd John Robinson

4.30pm            Café Church

                                    FURTHER AHEAD

Thursday 12 Dec        7.00pm Light up a Life Service, for Children’s Hospice South West

Friday 13 Dec             7.00pm A Christmas Celebration with

                                    Barnstaple Jubilee Singers and guests:

                                    Orchard Vale School and Braunton Ladies Handbell Ringers 

Saturday 14 Dec         8.30am Circuit Men’s Breakfast

                                    Speaker: Roger Byrom

                                    11.00am-1.00pm Nativity Trail (see below and poster in corridor for details)

Tuesday 17 Dec         10.30am Carol Service. A short service with old and familiar carols (see Messenger, p.14)  


The Winter Fair on November 16 raised £1,081. Huge thanks to all who helped and everyone who supported the event.

Nativity Trail, Sat 14 Dec, 11.00am-1.00pm based here. Volunteers wanted, please, to be characters or buddies in the town, or to serve refreshments here. Further details: Anthea Coates (01237 471740)

               Minister: Revd Don Macalister (Day off: Sat 7 Dec)

Room bookings, please, to Ian Allen Tel: 01271 374085 or Details for next Sunday’s notices, please, to Tony Coates by the preceding Wednesday, 6.00pm. Tel: 01237 471740 or

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