Church

In the Diocese of Exeter in the heart of the Village of Awliscombe, the Church of
St Michael & All Angels is a Grade 1 listed building. The Parish registers go
back to 1559 and can be seen in the Parish Registers in the Devon Record Office.

The church is a neat Gothic edifice, mostly rebuilt in 1846; consists of nave, chancel, and aisles;
and has a beautiful carved stone screen, and a tower.
You can see an architectural overview of Awliscombe Parish Church taken from
“Some Old Devon Churches” by J. Stabb (London: Simpkin at al (1908-16) as transcribed
and edited by Dr. Roger Peters and prepared by Michael Steer by clicking here.

A listing of all services and times for St Michael & All Angels can also be found in the lastest Awliscombe & Weston Activities Sheet under ‘Coming Events’ on the Home page.

Below you will find this month’s review of Church activities and a list of important
future ‘diary dates’:

Church News & Diary Dates

Special Diary Dates
Church roof repairs: Update May 2015
Funds for the roof repairs carried out so far have been paid in the new financial year.
The final repair to the tower roof the roof account will use the remaining balance.
Special thanks were given to Doreen Chippington for her amazing skydive raising funds
for the roof account.

Mary Boulton provided an update on the Fabric of the church with an update on the
repairs to the roof. Three out of the four areas are now repaired and we await the
Tower roof to be completed later in the summer. A Quinquennial inspection has been
carried out highlighting a few areas of concern to the building. None of tasks suggested
are as excessive in cost as the roof repairs but some will need to be completed within
12 months and carried out by specialist companies.
Want to know more then give Rev Jane a ring on 234088

Awliscombe Christian Review for December 2015

Christian review notes for December from Awliscombe:
The Village Breakfast held at the end of October in the Village Hall was a great success again with good local produce and wonderful company. Thank you to all those who helped prepare and serve the breakfasts. Although not intended as a fund raiser more breakfasts were cooked than expected and a total of £400 profit (including the raffle) was made. This has been given to the school via the PTFA and will help fund new benches in the playground.
Many joined us for the Act of Remembrance at the Village War Memorial on 8th November where Richard Beale laid a wreath on behalf of the ex-servicemen. Thank you to Terry Stacey & Ian Browne for providing a recording of the Last Post which brings such poignancy to the remembrance of the fallen.
The school were able to send about 48 shoes boxes to Operation Christmas Child organised by
Samaritans purse and many thanks to Karen Chambers for organising the collection. I am sure the
boxes will be much appreciated by the children who receive them.

Villagers are busy making preparations for the Christmas Tree Festival held in Awliscombe from 4th
to 6th December. The Church will be open daily 10-4pm with an opening service Friday afternoon at
2.45pm; a Christmas Market 10-12 noon on the Saturday and closing with Carols by Candlelight on
Sunday at 4pm after which trees can be taken down. Refreshments available daily so please come and admire all the hard work that has gone into this event.

Christmas services are listed below. We are hosting a Midnightmas service again this year at 11.30pm Christmas Eve. Christmas Day Eucharist will be held in Buckerell, Combe Raleigh and St Paul’s for those unable to attend the evening service.

Please note there will not be a service in Awliscombe on Sunday 27th December as we join the Mission Community Team in St Pauls at 10am.
Dates for your diary:-

4-6th December                      Christmas Tree Festival
4th December                         Christmas Tree Opening service at 2.45pm
6th December                         All Age Eucharist – 9.30am
6th December                         Carols by Candlelight – 4pm
13th December                       Parish Eucharist – 9.30am
20th December                       Parish Eucharist -9.30am
20th December                       Carol service by Candlelight – 7pm
24th  December                      Christingle Service – 3pm
24th  December                      Midnightmas – 11.30pm
27th December                       Mission Community Service at St Pauls – 10am

 

Awliscombe Christian Review for November 2015
The Harvest Supper was very well attended with a superb supper and auction to follow.
Many thanks to Sue Marshall and Karen Welch for organising the catering team and to Paddy
as Auctioneer. We raised an amazing £1528. Many thanks to all those who donated
auction produce and those who made wild purchases, but Dorothy’s cakes are worth it!

The church was amass of colour for the Harvest celebrations.
Thank you to all who helped decorate the church so wonderfully.
The Harvest Songs of Praise followed on Sunday evening.
Gifts were brought for the Food Bank and supplemented by the School Harvest celebrations.
These were very well received.

At the All Age Worship on 4th October the congregation was treated to a short puppet show.
Thanks to the puppeteers: Hannah Empson, Abbie Empson, Kathryn Empson, Liv Williams, Christopher Lucas, Michael Lucas and of course Michelle for organising it all.

Although we only won the wooden spoon a great evening was had at Feniton Bowls Club by those who attended. Thank you Carol for organising this event again. We will have to practice before next year’s challenge.

On 10th October Awliscombe held the East Devon branch of the Guild of Devonshire Bellringers service before the quarterly meeting. This was a lovely service taken by Rev John Rawlings and a scrumptious tea followed.

As last year, we will be holding our normal Parish Eucharist on 8th November at 9.30am and
this will be followed by an Act of Remembrance at the Village War Memorial with the observance of the two minutes silence at 11am.

The School are again supporting the Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoebox appeal.
Leaflets have been left in church. If you are unable to donate a whole box the school are accepting donations to make up boxes, donations to be placed in the school porch by 6th November, please.

Advanced notice – don’t forget the Christmas Tree Festival from 4th – 6th December.
Full details available next month.
Dates for your diary:
6th November Shoeboxes to school
Services for November:-
1st November All Age Eucharist – 9.30am

8 th November Parish Eucharist – 9.30am followed by Act of Remembrance at the
Village War Memorial (10.45am)

15th November Parish Eucharist -9.30am with COSMIC in school

22rd November New Life – lay lead -9.30am

29th November Parish Eucharist – 9.30am

29th November Advent Service – 6.30pm at St Pauls(10.45am)

If you are unable to join us on Sundays why not come to a quiet short Eucharist on
Thursday evenings at 7pm. Often described as the calm and place of solace after
a hard week at work.

If you have difficulty getting to church please ring churchwarden,
Mary Boulton on 44431 and we will do our best to provide some transport.

For more information please contact our churchwarden, Mary Boultonon 44431