75th Anniversary of VJ Day – 15th August 2020
‘Mäori Farewell’ – ‘Pö atarau’ by St Andrew’s Ipplepen Youth Choir
To celebrate the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War, the St Andrew’s Ipplepen Youth Choir have recorded a song. To listen to the song, ‘Mäori Farewell’ – ‘Pö atarau’, please click on this link:
Please also read the Youth Choir’s notes about recording the song:
Pray for Lebanon
Please find a link to a short film to aid people’s prayer for Lebanon at this time – thank you Rachel for the song.
New – Morning Prayer during the week
Morning prayer is now said at 8.30am in our churches on the following rota. Please join us.
Mondays – Ipplepen
Tuesdays – Woodland
Wednesdays – Broadhempston
Thursdays – Denbury
Andrew and Hillarie have put together a short video giving information and a guide of what to expect during Morning Prayer. Here is a link to view it: Morning Prayer
Arrangements for August Services in our Church Buildings
Please note the below dates and times for Sunday Church Services taking place within our Beacon Parishes Mission Community churches during August:
16th August 9.30am Woodland – Holy Communion
9.30am Denbury – Celtic Morning Prayer
11am Broadhempston – Holy Communion
11am Ipplepen – Celtic Morning Prayer
23rd August 9.30am Denbury – Holy Communion
11am Ipplepen – Holy Communion
30th August 9.30am Woodland – Holy Communion
11am Broadhempston – Holy Communion
11am Ipplepen – Morning Worship
There may well be some additional Non Eucharistic services as we progress through the month, so be prepared and keep an eye on the weekly sheet!
The wearing of face coverings during services is required
Let us all show mutual respect.
The Covid-19 virus means that although our churches services are starting to take place in our buildings again, some people may choose to continue to shield at home. See below for details about on-line and broadcast services. Church and community life still goes on!
Suggested services, not within our church buildings
Open for Private Prayer
On Monday 15th June, St John the Baptist in Woodland opened for private prayer.
On Sunday 21st June, St Andrew’s in Ipplepen and St Mary the Virgin in Denbury opened for private prayer.
On Sunday 28th June, St Peter & St Paul’s in Broadhempston opened for private prayer.
For the current issue of The Beacon magazine, click on image below:
Notice sheets will replace our usual weekly pew sheets whilst our churches remain temporarily closed due to coronavirus.
Please see the main menu tab ‘Weekly Notice Sheets‘ at the top of this page.
Services on-line from the Beacon Mission Community
There are services and reflections from Andrew on YouTube and these can be found at: Beacon Parishes – Services on-line
The order of service for communion is: Simple Communion
The orders of service for Morning and Evening Prayer can be found at: Simple Acts of Worship
The readings and reflections are:
For earlier newsletters, readings and reflections, please go to the ‘Weekly Notice Sheets’ tab at the top of this page.
Rev’d Andrew Down’s YouTube Channel of Services and Reflections
Please click on this link: Beacon Parishes – Services on-line
Live and recorded services from around the Exeter Diocese
Facebook page for St. Peter & St Paul’s, Broadhempston!
St. Andrew’s now have a Facebook page: ‘St. Andrew’s Church, Ipplepen‘ in order to enhance communications with the village. Please have a look at it and recommend it to your contacts.
Facebook page for St Mary the Virgin Denbury!
National Day of Prayer and Action
The National Day of Prayer and Action was on Sunday 22nd March. The form of prayer is also suitable for use throughout the Covid-19 epidemic. Go to Prayers-for-National-Day-of-Prayer-for-Coronavirus-
BBC Radio Devon Sunday Service (0630 Sunday and then on BBC Sounds) and daily Pause for Thought (0635 weekdays, 0735 weekends) Available here
Services to use at home – anyday
The Exeter Diocese has prepared two simple acts of worship for people to use at home.
These two simple acts of worship, and some selected prayers, have been created for you if you are unable to attend church. Christians across the world say Morning and Evening Worship daily, so you will be taking part in these acts of worship in company with many others! If you are well enough, why not pause for a moment in the morning and evening to spend a few moments with God. Go to:
The Diocese of Exeter has put out the following information:
FAQs for Church Leaders regarding the latest coronavirus guidance
There are many questions you may have about funerals, weddings, pastoral care for clergy, PCC meetings, bell-ringing and so on. Please see our FAQs web-page for guidance on all these issues and more.
Resources for Churches during the coronavirus outbreak
The Church is not shutting, it is just doing things differently. There are plenty of resources available including a poster for your church door, advice on live streaming, reaching out to the isolated and downloadable prayers.See the resources here
Update on Safeguarding Training during this time
Following consultation with the National Safeguarding Team (NST), we have been advised of the updated position on Safeguarding Training requirements in light of the current isolation and social distancing advice to tackle the Covid-19 virus. Read the guidance here.
Andrew’s article in The Beacon
Video message from the Bishop of Exeter
Doing church differently but not shutting up shop
Business as UNusual
Coronavirus Advice – 4th March 2020
The Beacon Parishes Safeguarding Policy can be found on the following link:
If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
- The Beacon Mission Community Safeguarding Representative is The Rector Rev Andrew Down. Contact number 01803 813403
- Our Local Advocate for Children and Adults who may be at risk is Ann Holroyd Contact number 01803 411373
- The Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details can be obtained on the following link – https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11