Hallelujah, Christ is risen!

View of the sun rising

A beautiful sunrise greeted those gathered together at the appropriately named Christ Cross for an Easter Sunrise service.  The service, which was organised by Bradninch and Silverton churches, attracted more than 100 people from the local area and further afield, and was followed by a lovely breakfast.  Our thanks to all the organisers.

Baptism Day

Group of four people, the middle two holding a baby and a small child, standing outside the church porchCongratulations to Fergus and Ewan who were baptised on Sunday.  A day made extra special by the fact that they were baptised by their grandad.

Come and See

If you would say that you’re not yet a Christian, or if you’re agnostic or atheist, or just wondering about it all, then why not ‘Come and See’?  In a series of relaxed conversations over four weeks from Thursday 18th January we’ll be looking at the doubts we have and why it’s possible to believe.  Contact Revd Olly for more information.

Happy Christmas


May the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the perseverance of the wise men, the obedience of Joseph and Mary and the peace of the Christ-child be yours this Christmas. Amen

‘The playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir’

There’s lots of festive music and singing coming up at St Disen’s.  Firstly, this Friday, 15th December, we have an evening of Carols by Candlelight starting at 7.30pm, with organist Alex West and the St Disen’s Christmas Choir.  On Monday, 18th December it’s a Celebration of Christmas with the Bradninch Festival Choir.  Both start at 7.30pm and come with mulled wine and mince pies.  And next Wednesday, 20th December there will be an evening of beer and carols in The Castle pub, starting at 8.00pm.

Looking forward to Christmas

Today is Advent Sunday, the first of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas.  The word Advent comes from the Latin, ‘to come’, and so we start to look forward to Christmas, to celebrating the birth of Jesus, the light of the world.  And so to celebrate, we light the first candle on our Advent Wreath.  The colours of the candles, purple, pink and white, are traditional, symbolising royalty, joy and light.  You can find out more about these colours on our new About page