St Disen’s Church Gift Week 2nd-8th September 2019

St Disen’s holds an annual gift week to raise much needed funds to help with the repair and maintenance of the church and church hall.  Caring for these buildings is no small task and there is always work to be done.  Recently repairs have been undertaken to the organ, which is nearly 130 years old.  Our current major project, however, is the building of new toilets behind the church hall.  More longer term we hope to provide a proper service area where we can serve refreshments.  If you would like to support our gift week, please contact our treasurer.  Thank you.

Prayer Night

Tonight, 27th August, is Bradninch Christian’s together monthly prayer night.  At the Gospel Hall starting at 7.30pm.

Baptism of Billy George

Friends and family gathered together in St Disen’s on Sunday morning, 18th August for the baptism of little Billy George.

Thursday Prayer Night

Please join us this this Thursday evening, 25th July, for Bradninch Christians together monthly prayer.  A time to come together in fellowship and prayer.  At 7.30pm at the Baptist Church.

 

Bradninch Music Festival Annual Classical Concert

Come and join us for a Classical Concert in St Disen’s Church this Sunday evening, 9th June at 6.00pm, as part of the Music Festival.  There will be a lovely selection of classical (and comic!) music performed by musicians of all ages and stages from Bradninch, including members of the Bradninch Choir.  Entry is free, the concert will last around 45 mins and be followed by a glass of wine and the opportunity to socialise.

Bradninch 24/7 Prayer Room

Between 7.00pm on Thursday 6th and 7.00pm on Sunday 9th June St Disens Hall will be transformed into a creative 24/7 Prayer Space.  There will be prayer stations for creative prayer, plus music and a mocktail bar during some of the sessions on Saturday and Sunday.  The prayer space will be opened on Thursday 6th June with a special Altogether Session of worship and prayer.  All are welcome to join us as we come together to pray for God’s presence in our community and ignite people’s hearts with love for Him.  For more information  and/or to book a prayer slot please contact Revd Olly.

Bellows to Mend

Work has started on the repair and restoration of the organ.  The organ dates from 1889 when it was rebuilt by Messrs Hele & Sons of Plymouth using parts from an earlier organ.  It was overhauled just after the end of the Second World War and again in 1979 but is now once again in need of some repair.  Thank you to all who have helped raise the funds to enable the repairs to be undertaken.

Steve Hemings repairing the motor which acts as the bellows to provide the air blown through the pipes.

 

Easter at St Disens

Blessed with fine weather, Easter this year saw the solemnity of Good Friday’s Walk of Witness in remembrance of Jesus’ crucifixion move to the joy of celebrating his resurrection on Easter Sunday.  A day that was made more special, as we also had a baptism.  Congratulations to Luke.  And in between there was the fun of our Eggstravaganza, including a grand Easter Egg hunt.  Our thanks to all who helped out over the weekend and also to those who decorated the church for Easter – it looked its very best.  Our thoughts and prayers, however, are also with all those caught up in the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka.