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

In Loving Memory

White lit candles on brown wooden table

A quiet, reflective service will be held on Sunday, 26th November at 4.00pm to remember those close to us who have died, whether recently or long ago.

Gift Week 8th – 14th October 2023

Photo showing the outside of the churchSt Disen’s has been here to serve the spiritual, cultural and social needs of parishioners and visitors since the Middle Ages. Maintaining our church and church hall though is no easy task. There is always work to be done. This year, for example, we are looking to raise funds towards refurbishing the kitchen in the hall and also to restore the clock on the church tower. Please can you help us to look after these buildings so that everyone can continue to enjoy them. If you would like to make a donation please click on the link on our Donations page. Everything donated this week will go directly towards the upkeep of the buildings. Thank you.

Wednesday Welcome extends its hours

As from October 4th our Wednesday Welcome will be extending its hours, 10.00am until 2.00pm.  As well as hot drinks and home baking, soup and sandwiches will also be available for lunch throughout the autumn and winter.  In the Church Hall, every Wednesday.  All welcome.

Ordination of Revd Hazel Britton

Head and shoulders photo of Hazel standing outside St Michael's Church, Teignmouth

Our curate, Hazel Britton together with four other ordinands were ordained as priests by the Bishop of Crediton at St Michael’s Church, Teignmouth on Saturday.  And today, we were joined by Hazel’s family and our friends from the Bradninch Baptist Church for a special celebratory service of Morning Praise, followed by a lovely bring and share lunch.  Congratulations to all.  As Hazel would say, ‘Rock On!’