Untitled - Trinity URC Plymouth


Untitled - Trinity URC Plymouth
Revd Colin Phipps
Tel : (01752)664188
[email protected]
Mrs Jill Stidson
35 Torr Road
PL3 5TF.
Tel : (01752)249337
Treasurer, Free Will &
Gift Aid Officer
Mrs. Valerie Bott
Health & Safety Officer
Mr Matthew Punn
Tel : (01752)213711
Publicity Officer Mrs Sarah Nicholson
Tel : (01752)794225
Hall Bookings Co-ordinator
Mrs Janette Duncalf
Mob : 07582905573
email : [email protected]
Key holder
Mr David Woolley
Tel: (01752)778056
Musical Director
Miss Kate Rogers
Tel : 07983329488
11.00am Morning Worship
6.00pm Evening Communion
1st Sun in month ( except August )
COFFEE & TEA is served in the Large hall
after Morning Worship.
Visitors are always welcome to join us.
Holy Communion is celebrated :1st Sunday of the month - Evening
3rd Sunday of the month - Morning
“It is not our table but the Lord's.”
It is our custom to welcome all who love the Lord
to join with us at His table.
Infant Baptism
Monday Friday
9.15 - 12.15pm
Tuesday &
12.15 - 2.45pm
2 .15 - 4 pm
Afternoon Badminton Club
Mrs Jill Stidson
Tel : (01752)249337
7.45 - 10.00pm
Scottish Country Dancing
Mrs Valerie Harman
Tel : (01752)220241
see diary
for dates
Ladies Afternoon Fellowship
Mrs Valerie Bott
Tel : (01752)768432
7.00 - 9.00pm
Choir practice
Miss Kate Rogers
Tel : 07983329488
- Please contact
- Church Secretary
During Morning Worship.
All children are invited to join our
Junior Church when they leave for
their group sessions, which include
facilities for the very young if accompanied
by a parent or guardian.
Junior Church Elder :
Mrs Chris Pasmore
Cradle Roll Secretary :
Miss Elizabeth Hamilton
Trinity Teddies Pre-School
Mrs Janet Pannell
Home : (01752)209346
Office: (01752)651552
The diary on the last page
will indicate any variations
or special events taking
place this month.
An induction loop system is installed in our Church.
During Morning Worship set your aid to the 'T' or
Telephone position.
An address list of all members and friends is available from the Church Secretary
My dear friends
Stand outside Plymouth Argyle’s ground at
5 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon and you
will not need to ask anyone the result of
the match. Just look at the supporters’
faces and listen to their voices as they
make their way home. If the Pilgrims have
won, their fans will be all smiles and noisy
chants. If they have lost – why, they will
probably look and sound as if they have
just come from a funeral!
Stand outside Trinity United Reformed
Church just after 12 o’clock on a Sunday
afternoon, and what do you see and hear?
‘There are Christians,’ Pope Francis has
written in an important document on the
mission of the church entitled ‘The Joy of
the Gospel’, ‘whose lives seem like Lent
without Easter.’ Miserable as sin, in other
words! Is that how we appear to the
How different were the first Christians. As
Francis points out in the same document,
they were known for their exuberant joy.
According to St John, the eleven disciples
were ‘overjoyed’ when the risen Lord came
to them as they sheltered in the upper room
on the Sunday evening (John 20:20). St
Luke tells us that not so many weeks later
the first Christians were sharing their
meals ‘with unaffected joy’ (Acts of the
Apostles 2:46). Even when they were
persecuted, ‘they were filled with joy’
(Acts 13:52). ‘Why,’ Francis asks, ‘should
we not also enter into this great stream of
The crucified and risen Christ who
appeared to the first disciples is present
with us through the Holy Spirit whenever
we gather in his name. He brings with him
the same boundless and unfailing love he
brought to the crowds that sought him out
in Galilee and on the road to Jerusalem: the
love which welcomes us with open arms,
calls us by name, and bestows on us the
dignity of God’s daughters and sons; the
love which forgives our sins and heals our
wounds; the love which sustains us in our
troubles, comforts us in our sorrows, and
accompanies us in our loneliness; the love
which waits for us on the other side of our
death, to take us to the eternal home, in
communion with all God’s people of every
place and time, among them those whom
we have known and loved. Held in so
great a love, how can we not be full of the
same exuberant joy as the first disciples?
May the risen Lord draw near to us in our
Easter celebration to renew our faith and
refresh our joy. And may our joy in him be
seen on our faces and heard on our lips, not
only as we leave church on a Sunday
morning, but from Monday to Saturday as
well. After all, as Pope Francis again has
written, ‘An evangelizer’ (in his mind,
every Christian is an evangelizer, one who
is called to bring the good news of God’s
love to the world) ‘must never look like
someone who has just come back from a
The joy and peace of the Lord be with you
this Eastertide and always.
David Flynn
Congratulations to ANDREW and SARAH
NICHOLSON who have became proud grand parents.
HOULTON on 18th March weighing in at 7lb 9oz.
Mum and daughter are doing fine. May the Lord bless
you with joy and happiness.
We have received a communication from Jill Law (nee
Douglas) who tells us that her brother Roger who lives
in Australia will be undergoing an operation to have
the tips of his toes removed. This has now become
necessary following his heart surgery.
remember him in your prayers.
Please remember in your prayers, all those who need
our support at this time. Those known to us are:
Gracious God each day of our lives we rely on your
loving care for everyone who wants to have your
support. Amen.
Bernie Massey wishes to thank everyone ‘for the
lovely flowers I received on March 8th. and for all the
kindness given because I hurt my ribs badly, quite
cheered me up’.
Dear Friends. On behalf of Jo and myself I would like
to thank you all for making the Celebration Service for
Bob such a memorable occasion in two ways. Firstly,
the practical things that were done so beautifully, and
secondly for the warmth and shared memories we all
had. Bob would have been smiling! With love to all.
Pat and Jo Irving
Many thanks to everyone who supported the Super
Soup Lunch in aid of Christian Aid week. The total
raised was £283.25. An amazing effort. Many thanks
to the cooks and stall holders.
We have received a letter from the Plymouth Foodbank
who thank us for our regular contributions and tell us
that over the past six months we have contributed
155.90 kgs of food to the food bank. Katy Bartlet said
in her letter, ‘Your support is vital in allowing us to
continue with the work we do. We are seeing an
increase in the number of people accessing the service
particularly as so much employment on offer is short
term, limited and varied hours. Your frequent
donations help us to reach more people in crisis in the
community. We are now finding that people are
returning to the centre for courses and one-to-one help
after they have received food from the food bank so we
are able to support them in a variety of ways’. The full
letter is on the notice board in the church vestibule.
WE DID IT!! We raised over £400
in fact the total was £471.25.
Sale of Table
Friday Lunch
Church Stall
As you can see, more people came in. 150 instead of
the usual 120. We also had some very good items on
our stall some of which were sold before the sale.
Many thanks to all who helped. We could do with
some younger folk to help set up as our team has two
over 90, one 80 and three in their 70’s.
Our next sale is on June 20th.
Jill Stidson
Man's way leads to a hopeless end
God's way leads to an endless hope.
It was with profound sadness that we heard of the
death of Bob Irving who was our much-loved minister
at Trinity for many years.
Bob was born 82 years ago in Leeds. He was one of
four boys who went to Barrow Grammar School where
he learned to love playing rugby, even though, being
rather small, he was often tackled by the bigger lads.
He did his National Service in Hong Kong, where at
week-ends he would go to a small island community
run by the Leprosy Mission.
It was at this time that he truly felt he was being called
to become a minister. On his return home he was
introduced to Pat and they were married in 1955. This
year would have been their Diamond Wedding
Bob returned to work in the Inland Revenue but his
evenings were devoted to study, first to obtain two A
levels and then three years to gain his BA degree so
that he could enter theological college. Near the end
of this time, he felt the call to be a missionary. This
resulted in Bob and Pat going first to Bangladesh and
then to Malaysia by which time they had had their
daughter Jo.
In 1990 Bob and Pat moved to a ministry at Ewell
URC in Surry where Bob’s pastoral work was much
appreciated. They made many friends there before
returning on retirement to Plymouth. Back in the West
Country he continued to lead a very full life. He
volunteered with St Luke’s Hospice and Cancer
Research. He continued learning with the University
of Lancashire, studying astronomy and history of art.
He also loved walking on Dartmoor, painting,
calligraphy, tapestry, glass engraving and needlepoint.
He designed many of the cushions made by members
of Trinity and etched some windows in the church.
He also did an evening course on cookery and always
produced a dish for the faith lunches. He instigated the
church weekends and also the German connection with
He was exhilarated by life and led it to the full. Bob
was much loved, not only by Pat and Jo, but by the
many people whose lives he touched. We at Trinity all
have our own personal memories of Bob which we will
all treasure in our hearts for ever.
May he rest in peace in the everlasting arms of the
Lord he served so well.
On their return from the Far East they were offered a
posting to Africa, but they decided to come to Trinity
URC, what great good fortune for our church and for
the local community. Bob enjoyed being with people
and counted it a privilege to be with them in their
darkest hour.
In addition to his work at Trinity, Bob was Free
Church Chaplain at Moorhaven Hospital and visited
there frequently, ministering to both patients and staff.
He kept himself fit and ran the Plymouth marathon
four times and completed in the London marathon
Bob often did the epilogue on Westward TV and he
also worked extensively with Plymouth Sound Radio
in the sports programmes on Saturdays and various
phone ins. Thus he became known and appreciated by
many in addition to the church membership. He served
as the Lord Mayor’s chaplain to two Lord Mayors, one
labour and one conservative.
Bob’s Celebration Service, at which several memories were shared by the people he helped
is available to listen to on our Church web site. A CD is also available at the Audio desk.
Training for Learning and Serving is a spiritual
journey within a fellowship of friendly people
providing a variety of courses on subjects related to
Christian life and discipleship.
In local and residential gatherings it offers a diverse
learning experience with opportunities for reflective
and practical work in personal and group study.
You can do TLS just out of personal interest to help
you be more understanding and effective in your
Christian discipleship, to explore opportunities to serve
God in the future, or to help you acquire United
Reformed Church Assembly Lay Preaching
TLS is launching a new period of enrolment by
encouraging people to take time to imagine a different
world, a different church, and a different you – as part
of a practical learning experience.
By engaging with these ideas TLS aims to explore
creatively how some of these possibilities may be a
positive influence in a person’s life, church and
Stanley Jackson, TLS coordinator, said: “In October
1971, John Lennon released his record ‘Imagine’.
While some find the lyrics paint an oversentimentalised, unrealistic and unachievable ideal,
others view them as offering a hopeful and
inspirational vision for the future. Whichever way you
see it, the song highlights the potential of human
imagination, touching upon one of the most creative
forces of existence.”
“Imagine... a different world... a different church... a
different you”. If you can catch the vision and
potential of such thoughts you will understand why
Training for Learning and Serving is launching its new
period of enrolment by focussing upon what
possibilities there are if people start to use their Godgiven imaginations.
If you would like to enquire further, have a word with
Mary McFarlane who has done this training or Revd.
David Flynn. There is a booking form and more
information in the church vestibule.
John Pasmore and Mary McFarlane came with me to
Synod on Saturday March 14th.
The general feeling even amongst those voting for the
motion was that as a Church we relish the fact that
each Church should make its own decision.
After the opening worship, our first resolution was
‘Synod resolves to enhance the life of the Synod by the
addition of 5 areas. Cornwall, North Devon and
Plymouth, South and East Devon, Greater Bristol,
Wiltshire and Swindon. In order to encourage sharing
between local Churches and fellowship between
ministers while learning, celebrating and worshipping.’
Financial matters came next and we were assured that
our finances are in order. Out of the money we send for
the Maintenance of the Ministry, 85% goes to pay
ministers, 5% is used to do things we are told by
general assembly that we must do and 10% covers
administration and legal costs.
This resolution was passed and we will wait to see
what our Pastoral Advisor will set up for our area. It
was emphasised that people could attend meetings
being organised in other areas if they wished.
After lunch we greeted Jubilee ministers one of whom
was Brian Townsend who used to be at Pilgrim church
here in Plymouth. He is celebrating 50 years in the
We then had feedback from Churches about meetings
held on the subject of Same Sex Marriages with the
Resolution ‘Should Churches who wish to offer same
sex marriages be allowed to do so?’ It was interesting
to hear that other Churches did not like the word
marriage being used in this context but we were told
that in registry offices they already talk about the union
of two people rather than a man and woman. We then
had a vote and those for allowing churches who wish
to hold same sex marriages registered 78% with those
against 18% and 3 % being undecided. These votes
will go to headquarters together with all the votes that
have taken place in Church meetings. (Reminder – our
voting was 66% for and 33% against).
Churches are encouraged to produce an Active
Pastorate Profile. As we have just done this we will
only need to update ours each year. Every 5 years
Churches will be encouraged to take a reflective look
at the whole life of the Church.
A booklet has been produced called “What is the Spirit
saying to the Churches.” There are ideas for
discussion groups given and some of these may come
to Church meeting at a future date. Synod closed with
a very moving service of Holy Communion. It was a
fitting way to end.
Jill Stidson
Three years after the Russian Revolution of 1917, a great anti-God rally
was arranged in Kiev. The powerful orator Bukharin was sent from
Moscow, and for an hour he demolished the Christian faith with
argument, abuse and ridicule. At the end there was silence.
Then a man rose and asked to speak. He was a priest of the Russian
Orthodox Church. He went and stood next to Bukharin. Facing the
people, he raised his arms and spoke just three triumphant words:
‘Christ is risen!’
At once the entire assembly rose to their feet and gave the joyful
response, “He is risen indeed!” It was a devastating moment for an
atheist politician, who had no answer to give to this ancient Easter liturgy.
He had not realised he was simply too late: how can you convince
people who have already experienced God, that He does not exist?
How do you make sense of the Resurrection?
Dead men don’t rise, so why believe that this particular dead man did rise?
At the end of St Luke’s Gospel we read that: “they still
did not believe it because of joy and amazement”
(Luke 24.4). This is highly significant. The Gospels
do not show us a group of disciples who were in a
receptive frame of mind. After the crucifixion, they
were in hiding, frightened and scattered. Then
suddenly, they came out of hiding and were totally
different; excited, joyful. By Pentecost they were
confident, with one firm message: “You crucified
Jesus, but God raised him up!”
How did they know this? Because of experience.
Some of them had visited the tomb of Jesus: it was
empty. Others claimed to have seen and touched the
risen Lord. Were they hallucinating? People can
hallucinate in groups – when taking drugs, for
example. But of course each one will see a different
hallucination. But the disciples all saw the same thing.
Or rather, the same person. Jesus.
Were they lying? Jesus had died a humiliating death
as a criminal. Perhaps they wanted to rescue His good
name. So did they pretend they had seen Him?
This theory has a big problem. Their preaching led
them into trouble with the authorities. They were
beaten and imprisoned and some of them killed.
People will die for ideas and causes which they believe
in passionately. But not for things they have made up.
We might suffer for our convictions, we will not suffer
for our inventions.
What about the ‘swoon’ theory? That Jesus didn’t die
on the cross, despite terrible wounds. He recovered in
the tomb, and escaped. The disciples nursed Him back
to health. But Roman soldiers knew when a man was
dead; and there was the guard on the tomb. Also, the
events which followed simply don’t fit.
If the disciples had been hiding Jesus, they would have
kept very low-key, and out of the way, so that the
authorities did not come after him again.
Besides, to preach that God had raised Jesus from the
dead – which is exactly what they did preach – would
have been a lie. Beatings and threat of death would
soon have loosened their tongues. Inventions crumble
under pressure; convictions hold fast.
Another reason for believing in the Resurrection is
this: Jesus’ continuing impact. Thousands and soon
millions of people in every generation since have
shared an inescapable sense of being ‘accompanied’
through life. Though unseen, they identify this
presence as the Risen Lord.
Sometimes this experience of meeting Jesus is gentle
and fitful. Sometimes it is dramatic and life-changing.
This reminds us that the resurrection of Jesus is not
just an interesting historical puzzle. It is a vital present
day reality. It brings wonderful comfort, assuring us of
the central Christian truths: death is dead; Jesus is
alive; God is love.
This central notion was captured, most movingly, by
the great Albert Schweitzer: “He came to those men
who knew Him not. He speaks to us the same word:
‘Follow thou me’, and sets us to the tasks which He
has to fulfil for our time. He commands. And to those
who obey Him, whether they be wise or simple, He
will reveal himself in the toils, the conflicts, the
suffering which they shall pass through in His
fellowship, and, as ineffable mystery, they shall learn
in their own experience who He is.”
Have a joyful – and a challenging – Easter.
We can only imagine how the two travellers to
Emmaus felt knowing that Jesus had died. Gone were
their hopes for a bright future. They thought God had
let them down. They had suffered a cruel blow and
were bewildered and upset.
In their grief, the risen Jesus came alongside them and
spoke with them at length but somehow they didn’t
recognise Him. Why was this, and why did Jesus
intend to leave them at Emmaus without first revealing
who He was?
The answers may be found by looking back at the
encounters Jesus had with people. He never forced His
true nature onto anyone. Every individual had to make
up their own mind as to who He was, and to decide if
the things He said were true.
Today, Jesus does not ‘gate-crash’ into our lives. In a
number of ways He gently and persuasively reveals
Himself. So, the story of the walk to Emmaus should
encourage us each time we feel His absence; at those
times when we thought He would step in and
immediately solve our problems! On our journey of
life, we can have times of sadness and it can seem as
though God is far away.
But while we are thinking that Jesus has left us alone,
He is actually with us. He knows where we are and
what we are feeling. He can quietly draw alongside us.
Surprisingly, it can sometimes be in situations of
sadness and solitude that Jesus ‘speaks’ to us more
We don’t have to go off in search of some ’religious
experience’ or to a special ’holy place’. He is present
in the here and now. Jesus is the unseen companion on
every journey and the unseen guest at every meal. In
His way and in His time, our Lord reveals Himself to
us in different situations. We may be aware of His
presence in surprising circumstances and on
unexpected occasions. How important it is that we
stay alert.
There will be times when we will be like those two
men on the Emmaus Road, searching for answers. We
will earnestly desire clear and direct answers to our
questions and the knowledge, understanding or
revelation may be slow to come. But, with Jesus, there
are many lessons to be learnt along our Emmaus Road
than would have been discovered any other way.
Lester Amann
A few months ago, in late January, we marked the
750th anniversary of the first English Parliament, held
by Simon de Montfort in the Palace of Westminster.
In another few weeks, in May, we will be facing a
General Election. So it seems appropriate to recognise
the long, albeit somewhat checkered, history of
democracy we have enjoyed in this country.
At the very least, elections provide an opportunity for
us to reflect on priorities and concerns, for ourselves
and for the society in which we live: health, education,
transport, housing, welfare, tax, crime, environment,
immigration. Not for the first time will we notice how
many of these play to our fears as well as our hopes.
In all of this, we recognise that politics is an inevitable
feature of life for the ‘whole-life’ disciple. We
recognise, too, that Scripture allows us to be neither
overly cynical nor overly confident about the potential
of politics to make a difference.
As Romans 13:1-7 reminds us, we acknowledge that
‘the authorities... have been established by God for...
our good’ – words written in the context of an imperial
power holding sway. In the UK, where we have a
voice in deciding who the ‘authorities’ should be,
where it’s possible to encourage the values by which
society operates, we accept the responsibility that
comes with the privilege, and vote wisely.
More specifically, a perspective nourished by Scripture
helps to reframe how and why we vote. We vote not
simply for what will benefit ourselves, but for what
will benefit others, for that which serves the wider
community. Scripture places high premium on right
treatment of the vulnerable and marginalised. What do
manifestos say about the poor, the elderly, the
disabled, the asylum seeker? Since the gospel
reframes aspirations, we vote less for what might bring
material gain than for what might bring moral gain.
What will be the effect of policies on marriage, family
life, poverty? Given the centrality of relationship at
the heart of the gospel, we vote for what will build and
nurture relationships – personally, nationally,
internationally. On issues related to religion, not least
the freedom to practise our faith in the public square,
we vote for that which is more likely to promote the
way of the gospel.
Who we vote for and why arguably says as much about
us as it does about candidates and parties.
Who will you vote for? What will you vote for?
1 Relating to the whole universe
4 The disciple who made the remark in 8 Across
8 ‘Unless I ... put my finger on those scars and my hand
_ _ side, I will not believe it’ (Jn 20:25) (2,3)
9 He urged King Jehoiakim not to burn the scroll
containing Jeremiah’s message (Jer 36:25)
10 Baptist minister and controversial founder of America’s
Moral Majority, Jerry _
11 ‘Here is some _ . What is it to keep me from being
baptized?’ (Acts 8:36)
12 Repossessed (Gen 14:16)
17 Port from which Paul sailed on his last journey to Rome
(Acts 27:3)
19 ‘Moses face was this because he had spoken with the
Lord’ (Ex 34:29)
21 Roonwit, C.S. Lewis’s half-man, half-horse
22 Grill e.g. chicken , fish
23 Matthias was added to the _ apostles’ (Acts 1:26)
24 ‘I was ... in _ and you came to visit me’ (Mat 25:36)
1 Coastal rock faces
2 Academic
3 ‘Casting lots can settle the _’ (Prov 18:18)
5 For example, the Crusades (4,3)
6 11 Across is certainly this
7 He reps (anag.)
9 rescuer from captivity or evil
13 Queen of Ethiopia (Acts 8:27) - RSV.
14 Lay officials to assist minister
15 The human mind or soul
16 Taken from rightful owners
18 ‘We played wedding music for you, but you wouldn’t _ ’ (Mt 11:17)
20 Bared (anag.)
To create requires infinite power.
All the world cannot make a fly.
Thomas Watson
Last month’s puzzle solution
09.00 - 12.30
09.30 - 10.30
10.30 - 11.30
14.00 - 16.00
17.45 - 19.15
19.30 - 22.30
Teddies in the large hall - not on 6th
Pilates in the Church
French in the small hall - not on 6th
Badminton in the large hall
Ashtanga Yoga in the large hall
Scottish country dancing in the large hall
09.00 - 15.00
13.45 - 16.30
15.15 - 17.45
17.00 - 18.00
18.35 - 19.50
19.00 - 21.00
20.00 - 22.00
Teddies in the large hall - not on 7th
Ladies Fellowship in the back hall - only on 14th & 28th
First class learning in the large hall
Yoga in the small hall
Pilates in the large hall
Choir Practice in the back hall
Country dance in the large hall
09.00 - 13.45
10.00 - 11.30
13.45 - 15.00
14.00 - 16.00
16.00 - 19.45
16.30 - 18.30
18.30 - 21.30
Teddies in the large hall - not on 1st or 8th
Yoga in the church - not on 1st or 8th
Teddies in the back hall - not on 1st or 8th
Extend class of exercises in large hall
Dance academy in back hall - not on 1st or 8th
DJR in large hall - not on 1st or 8th
Tai Chi in the large hall - not on 22nd
09.00 - 12.30
13.45 - 15.45
18.00 - 19.00
18.45 - 21.15
19.30 - 20.45
Teddies in the large hall - not on 2nd or 9th
Multiple Sclerosis exercise class in large hall - not on 30th
Matt Pasmore dancing practice in large hall - not on 2nd
Art in the back hall - not on 2nd or 9th
Bollywood dance in the large hall
09.00 - 12.30
09.30 - 12.30
18.30 - 19.30
Teddies in the large hall - not on 3rd or 10th
Slimming World in the church
Ashtanga Yoga in the back hall
Hall key : B = back hall, C = church, L = large hall, S = small hall, V = vestry
Wed 1st
Thu 2nd
Fri 3rd
Wed 8th
Fri 10th
Sat 11th
10.45 - 12.15
19.00 - 21.30
18.00 - 19.00
14.00 - 15.00
19.00 - 21.00
12.45 - 16.00
19.00 - 22.00
13.00 - 17.00
14.00 - 16.00
Meditation - C
Elders - S
Tenebrae - C
Good Friday - C
Management - S
Flower club - L & B
Party - S
Afternoon tea - L
Sun 12th 18.00 - 21.00
Sun 19th 14.00 - 17.00
18.00 - 21.00
Mon 20th 14.00 - 16.00
Fri 24th 14.00 - 17.00
Sat 25th 08.30 - 12.30
14.00 - 16.00
Sun 25th 14.00 - 16.00
Touchwood - L
Party - L
Touchwood - L
Flower club - S
David Flynn - V
Mum 2 mum - L & B
Touchwood - L
Please use in conjunction with the diary on the last page.
All notices for inclusion in the printed Order of Service
should be in the office by midday on the previous
Friday. If you cannot get to the office please telephone
the duty typist for that week. Notices can also be
emailed into the office before the Friday lunchtime to:
[email protected]
Apr 2nd
Valerie*** May 1st Janette
8th Valerie
15th Pat
22nd Judy
29th Carol
Please note that because the rotas are printed so far in
advance that there are occasions when, due to other
commitments, we have to do a little swapping around.
We do try to keep you up to date by printing the latest
details on the weekly order of service.
*** Please note this is Thursday by 11.00am
Pat Bogue 217149
Judy Beaumont 707987
Carol Runnalls 780807
Valerie Bott 768432
Janette Duncalf 219032
Programme for April
Tuesday 14th April at 2.00pm. We start our
Spring/Summer sessions with and Open Meeting and
a Bring & Buy stall. Visitors are very welcome.
Tuesday 28th April at 2.00pm. Today we welcome
our speaker, Janet Cowlard, to talk to us about a
Windsor Family Royal Scandal. Visitors are welcome.
The Ladies Fellowship is organising a coach trip to
Teignmouth on 23rd June where you can browse
around for an hour or have a coffee before the coach
travels on to the Langstone Hotel, Dawlish for a 2
course lunch. The coach leaves at 10am and will
return between 4.00 and 4.30pm. The cost of the day
trip is £29 (which includes tips). If you would like to
come along there are some spare seats on the coach.
Please speak to Valerie Bott if you are interested.
Eleanor Goodsell will be travelling to Morocco in July
2016 to take part in a trek across the mountains and
visiting remote villages.
She needs to raise approximately £1500. To help
achieve this (and practice her GCSE Catering skills!)
she will be holding an Afternoon Tea on Saturday 11th
April from 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Tickets will be sold in
advance for a complete tea to include, sandwiches;
cakes; scone and cream with unlimited tea, coffee or
Elder flower fizz at a cost of £5 per person. There will
also be stalls with handmade crafts.
Please come along and enjoy a real treat!
Christian Aid week runs from Sunday 10th May until
Saturday the 16th. This year we will be holding a
variety of fundraising events. These will include a
concert - date to be arranged so please watch this
space; and a coffee morning in the church on Saturday
16th May from 10.00am - 12:30.
Lindsay Grosch
As there are several of us who could not go to
Germany on the dates our friends offered us, we asked
them if we could change the visit dates to next
They have agreed to this and have given us
possibilities for the summer of 2016. Please let me
know which would suit you best and then we can all
put the dates in our next year’s plans and keep the
dates free. They propose either the start of school
holidays; Friday July 29th – August 5th or Saturday
July 30th – August 6th or the end of school holidays
Friday August 26th – September 3rd or Saturday
August 27th – September 3rd.
Please let me know which you would prefer.
Jill Stidson
Nothing is more stimulating
than friends who speak the truth in love.
Os Guinness
Please arrange for a substitute if you are not available.
April 5th
May 3rd
Jill Stidson
Ian Criddle
Judy Beaumont
Fiona Adams
Ruth Criddle
Janette Duncalf
John Hawkins
Bernadette Massey
Matthew Pun
Sue Flynn
John Makin
Bernadette Massey
Margaret Phillips
Richard Rowse
Isobel Full
Robert Willis
Paul Grosch
John Makin
John Hawkins
Chris Makin
Judith North
Ken Phillips
Judy Beaumont
Billy McHardie
Harry Williams-Arnold
Lindsay Grosch
Chris Makin
May 3rd
Colleen King
Billy McHardie
Alexandra Tudor
Judy Beaumont
Mary McFarlane
John Pasmore
Jenny Pilgrim
Jill Stidson
Mike Barriball
Peter King
Jean Burgess
John Hawkins
John Makin
Jill O’Sullivan
Ken Phillips
Derek Pilgrim
Penny Watson
Debbie Lock
Young people
Barbara Godfree & Andrea Middleton
Fiona Adams & Judith North
Richard & Debbie Lock
Young people
Elizabeth Hamilton & Fiona Goodsell
Sandra McDonald and friend
Derek & Jenny Pilgrim
Sheila & Bill Elliot
The duty flower arranger for April is Debbie Lock
John Pasmore
[email protected]
APRIL 2015
Holy Week Meditation led by Mary Macfarlane
Elders meeting
Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Holy Communion Led by Revd. David Flynn
Good Friday Service around the Cross led by Revd. David Flynn
Derriford Hospital Chapel Rota - collect names
Derriford Hospital Chapel Rota - Service
Easter service with Holy Communion led by Rev David Flynn
There will be no Evening Service
Management Committee Meeting
Afternoon Tea
Lades Fellowship – Open meeting with Bring & buy
Thursday Housegroup meet at 7 Tor Close
Morning Service led by Revd. Pete Scott
Morning Service led by Revd. Rodney Baxendale
Sunday Housegroup meet at 5 Lockington Avenue
Morning Service led by Revd. Ambrose Wright
Sunday Housegroup meet at 5 Lockington Ave
Ladies Fellowship – Janet Cowlard – Windsor Family Royal Scandal
Forthcoming Events
October 2nd - 4th
Church Weekend
CCL Licence No : 304334
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