Alpha begins

Alpha got off to a great start last Wednesday with plenty of laughter, chat and puddings.

Missed it?  Don’t worry if you were unable to join us for the first session, you are more than welcome to come as and when you can.  No pressure, no charge, no follow up, just a warm welcome to come and explore the Christian faith.

Alpha

A reminder that Alpha will be starting in Bradninch on Wednesday evening, 30th January at 7.30pm in St Disen’s Hall.

Whether you are a believer or not, new to the Christian faith or want a refresher we invite you to join us on an exploration of faith.  Each session starts with pudding, then a short film followed by time for discussion and questions.  There’s no pressure.  No follow up.  No charge.

For more information please contact Olly on 01392 881733 or revollymears@gmail.com

New Service Times

As from February 2019 all our main Sunday morning services will be at 10.30am.  Our 8.00am Sunday and 10.00 Wednesday communion services remain unchanged.

Christmas Photos

Christmas Flowers

Carol Service with the St Disen’s Christmas Choir

Enjoying a chat and mince pies after the Three Churches Christmas Songs of Praise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ‘Knitivity’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiddlywinks

 

 

 

 

 

A few photos from some of our Christmas events and services.

Christmas at St Disens

Saturday 22nd December

Carols by Candlelight @ 6.00pm

Christmas Eve

Crib Service @ 6.00pm

Holy Communion @ 11.30pm

Christmas Day 

Holy Communion @ 8.00am

Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a peaceful 2019

Alpha

If you’re wondering what Christmas is really all about then we invite you to try Alpha.

Alpha is a great introduction to the Christian faith -whether you’re new to faith, a non-believer or just want a refresher.  The first session is on Wednesday 30th January, 7.3pm in St Disen’s Hall.  Each session starts with pudding!

To book a place and/or for more information please contact Olly on 01392 881733 or revollymears@gmail.com

Looking forwards to some special events

Coming up this Saturday, 15th December at 6.00pm in St Disen’s Church is a Christmas Concert with the Bradninch Choir.  Before that, in the morning from 10.00am we have our Coffee Morning in the Guildhall with cake and bric-a-brac stalls and a raffle, followed at 12.00pm by festive rolls (turkey/brie and cranberry sauce) and mulled wine.

On 17th December at 2.00pm is the Duchy School Christingle Service and at 5.00pm at the Guildhall on 19th December is the Messy Church Nativity.

And on Saturday, 22nd December we have Carols by Candlelight which promises to be a particularly Christmassy event, followed by refreshments.

For all of our forthcoming events and services please see our What’s On’ calendar.  Everyone welcome.

Advent

Last Sunday, 2nd December, marked the first Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the church’s year and a time to start looking forward to the birth of Christ.  Following our Advent Service at which the first candle in our Advent wreath was lit and singing such wonderful Advent hymns as ‘Lo! he comes with clouds descending’ and ‘O come, O come, Emmanuel!’ we sat down to share a lovely lunch in a most festive setting.  Thank you to all who helped prepare and serve the meal and cleared away afterwards.

Armistice Day 2018

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11 month silence fell at the Bradninch War Memorial just as it did over the battlefields of Europe exactly 100 years ago, marking the end of the First World War.

      

A Remembrance Service at St Disen’s Church followed the laying of wreaths. Afterwards there was an opportunity to look at the St George’s Chapel set out with some of the gifts donated in 1917 when it was renovated as a War Memorial.  These included the recently restored bog oak cross and silver candlesticks on the altar.  The congregation was also able   to admire and  reflect upon the beautiful cross stitch tapestry, on its especially made stand, bearing the names of 66 men from Bradninch and Hele who died as a result of the war.  They are more than names.

A collection of £269, made at the service, has been forwarded to the Royal British Legion.

Memorial Service

A beautiful candlelit memorial service was held in St Disens on Sunday 4th November.  Moving and yet comforting as the long list of names was read out and as people came forward to light candles for their loved ones.  They are more than names.