Christmas is coming!

With Advent now upon us, we are looking forward with expectancy and hope to celebrating the birth of Jesus.  And during the next few weeks there is plenty to look forward to at St Disens.

On 14th December we have our Coffee Morning in the Guildhall and then, in the evening, at 6.00pm there is the Christmas Concert with the Bradninch Choir.  The 15th December sees the Three Churches Christmas Songs of Praise, again in the Guildhall, at 10.30am.  On 16th December at 2.oopm we have a Christingle Service with the Duchy School.  Then on 21st December it’s Carols by Candlelight with the Bradninch Christmas Choir and on Christmas Eve at 6.00pm we have our traditional crib service with our ‘knitivity’ figures.

For more information on these and all our December events and activities, please check out our What’s On page.

St Disen’s ‘Knitivity’



An invitation to sing

On Saturday 21st December at 6pm there will be a candlelit Carol Service in St Disen’s Church, this year including the superb organist Alex West and a choir of singers from across Bradninch. All are very welcome to this rather special Christmas service of readings and carols.

If you enjoy singing, you are warmly invited to join others from across the Bradninch community to augment the St Disen’s choir for this service. Led by Marion Brown, the choir will learn three beautiful carols to sing during the service, which will also include rousing congregational carols accompanied by the organ.

Rehearsals will take place on Sundays 1st, 8th & 15th December at 3.30-5pm in St Disen’s Church Hall, and also in St Disen’s Church on the afternoon of the service (Saturday 21st).

If you would like to participate, please call Marion  on 01392 881454 or

Memorial Service for loved ones

A beautiful, moving candlelit memorial service for those close to us who have died was held in St Disens on Sunday 3rd November.  They are forever in our hearts and minds.

‘We Will Remember Them’

Forthcoming services and events in St Disen’s Church to mark All Souls Day on 3rd November and Remembrance Sunday on 10th November.

3rd November  In Loving Memory  4.00pm

A quiet and reflective memorial service to remember those close to us who have died.

11th November  Remembrance Sunday

Our services and events for Remembrance Sunday begin at the War Memorial outside the Guildhall at 10.45am before moving down to St Disen’s Church for the Remembrance Service.

Then in the afternoon there is a Remembrance Concert in St Disen’s Church starting at 3.30pm.  Helen Boxer will be playing Bach’s cello suites No. 1 and No. 4.

Refreshments will be available after both the memorial service and the concert.

Further information on these and all our services and events for November can be found in our What’s On section.


Baptisms of Ali and Jos

We were so pleased to welcome mum Ali and son Jos into the church family on Sunday October 20th when they were baptised by Revd Olly Mears.  A special day.

Baptism of Maci Louise

We were delighted to welcome Maci together with her family, godparents and friends to St Disen’s on Sunday 29th September, when she was baptised by Revd Olly Mears.

Prayer Night

Please join us this Thursday (26th) for Bradninch Christians together monthly prayer.  A time to come together in fellowship and prayer.  At 7.30pm in St Disen’s Hall.

Home Group

Our new bi-weekly home group starts on Tuesday 17th September at 1.30pm at The Rectory.  Our intention is for it to be a place for building friendships and growing in faith together.  This autumn we will be exploring the subject of prayer.  Please note that the time may be subject to change after 17th.  For more information please contact Revd Olly.