CWGC War Graves Week 21st-28th MAY 2022

  Grave stone

May 21st-28th is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission annual awareness week which aims to encourage people to discover the World War heritage on their doorstep.  Many of the men and women who fought and died in the First and Second World Wars are buried or commemorated in local parish cemeteries, the stones and plaques maintained by the CWGC. 

Bradninch is home to nine war graves.  Eight lie in St Disen’s Churchyard and the ninth is in the graveyard at the Baptist Church.  More information on these graves can be found on our ‘Lest we forget’ page.

Christian Aid Week 15th-21st May 2022

Global poverty is on the rise. Coronovirus, climate change and conflict are pushing more and more people around the world into a struggle for survival. Together though we can help turn hunger into hope.  Please watch for the envelope dropping through your letter box or donate online today.

Happy Easter

Easter Garden. A miniature garden with the three crosses, the empty tomb and figures of Jesus and Mary

Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news, ‘I have seen the Lord!’

May the peace of the risen Christ be with you.

Holy Week at St Disens

Collage showing Jesus riding on a donkey

This Sunday, 10th April, we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with a special Bradninch United service for Palm Sunday. Then on Good Friday we have a Walk of Witness, beginning at St Disen’s Church at 10.30am and ending at the Baptist Church for hot cross buns. Next Sunday, 17th April, is Easter Day, the day of Jesus’s resurrection and we will be having a service of Holy Communion at 10.30am.

An evening with Abi

This coming Saturday evening, 26th March, local singer, Abi Foster will be singing some of her favourite songs, accompanied by Alex West, to raise money for her forthcoming mission project in Ecuador for Latin Link.  The concert, in St Disen’s Church, begins at 7.00pm.  Entry is free but donations of course will be most welcome.  Donations can be made online on Abi’s Step Mission to Ecuador page.

Prayers for Ukraine, Russia & Peace

We join with Christians around the world as we pray for peace in Ukraine.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for a day of prayer on Sunday and in addition there is a call for the global church to pray for peace especially on Ash Wednesday, 2nd March.  We will be offering prayers for peace at midday on that day and every weekday throughout Lent. 

Bradninch United Worship

You are warmly invited to join us this Sunday, January 9th at the Bradninch Baptist Church at 10.30am for Bradninch United Worship.  Run jointly by St Disens and the Baptist Church, this is a new united service for everyone, to be held monthly on the second Sunday.  With space for reflection and great music, it’s a place for everybody whether you regularly worship in Bradninch or elsewhere and wherever you are when it comes to faith.  Next month we’ll be back at St Disen’s.

Christmas at St Disen’s

Knitted nativity figures

You are warmly invited to join us at St Disen’s on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

At 6.00pm on Christmas Eve we have our Crib Service.  This year, to help keep everyone safer we will be holding it in the Churchyard.  So please do bring a torch and wrap up warm (and bring a brolly just in case)!

Also on Christmas Eve is Midnight Communion at 11.30pm and on Christmas morning we will be holding a said service of Holy Communion at 9.00am.  Both of these services will be in the church.

However, you are able to celebrate  and whoever you are able to celebrate with, we wish you a peaceful and joy-touched Christmas.

 

Coming Up

Floral windowsill decoration with crimson flowers and greenery around a white candle with a bow at the front

Christmas Flowers

There is much to look forward to at St Disen’s during this season of Advent.  This Sunday, 12th December, 10.30am we launch our new monthly Bradninch United service with a Christmas Special.  Then on Monday, 20th December we are hosting Carols by Candlelight.  There will be two services, at 5.00pm and 7.30pm.  These are ticketed events.  Email revollymears@gmail.com to reserve yours.  And in between, we have the Tiddlywinks and Messy Church Christmas parties.  See What’s On for more details.