Welcome to Hemyock Wednesday, April 26 2017 @ 08:59 am BST

Illuminations

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Tonight seasonal illuminations will light up the trees and outer walls of our parish church prior to the annual carol service at 7pm which will be followed by mince pies and mulled wine.  Do come and join us.

Christmas fair/ Christingle

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St Mary's annual Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 6th December at the Parish Hall from 2 - 4pm

Traditional stalls, raffles, refreshments and lots of other goodies including a visit from Father Christmas will be on ofer.

The following afternoon at 4pm a Christingle service will be held at the parish church.  This is a time when families are  very especially welcome.

Hemyock School choir will be singing and oranges with a central candle representing Christ as the Light of the World will be distributed.

We look forward to seeing you

Life at St Mary's and beyond

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This coming Sunday, 24th, people are invited to meet at the Parish Hall around 11a.m. for the beginning of the Palm Sunday service which will be continued at St Mary's Church where there will be a dramatisation of Christ's Passion. 

During Holy Week there will be services of Holy Communion at the following parish churches -

Monday - Culmstock; Tuesday - Hemyock;   Wednesday - Clayhidon;  Maundy Thursday - Culmstock - all will begin at 7p.m.

On Good Friday, at noon, there will be a service of readings and reflections at St Mary's

Easter Sunday will begin with a Sunrise Service at Clayhidon with breakfast at Hemyock.  A service at 9a.m. will be held at Culm Davy Chapel and 11.15a.m. at St Mary's with Clayhidon and Culmstock having their services at 10a.m.

As usual the churches will be beautifully decorated  to celebrate Easter.

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Tomorrow - 5th March - 7.30pm  - Auction of Promises at the Church Room - in aid of Organ Fund 

Frugal Lunches of soup, bread and cheese are being held  on Wednesdays at the Church Room during Lent starting at 12.30. The is no charge but donations towards the work of Rev Jenny Green in Uganda are welcome.

The Parish Church is traditionally decorated with lilies at Easter many given in memory of a loved one. If you would like to donate a lily there is a list at the back of the church with details - lilies cost £3 each. Closing date in Monday 18th March 

Mothering Sunday

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A Family Service to celebrate Mothering Sunday will be held at St Mary's Church at 11.15a.m. om Sunday 10th March to which all are welcome.

During this there will be presentations made to local charities from proceeds made at St Mary's Charity Shop.

The next Charity Shop/coffee morning will be held at the Church Room on Tuesday 12th March from 10 - 12 noon 

Ash Wednesday

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At the start of Lent a short service of Holy Communion will be held at St Mary's at 11.30 today with a service at 7pm at St Andrews, Clayhidon and All Saints, Culmstock at 7p.m

Harvest Festival

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Celebrate  Harvest Festival at St Mary's Church at 7pm this evening - Friday 30th.

Celebrations continue on Sunday with a Family Service at 11.30am

All are welcome

Life at St Mary's

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St Mary's Church was buzzing with visitors as it celebrated Heritage Sunday when a display of needlecraft had been arranged by the Friends of St Mary's.

Intricate cross stitich pictures, tapestry, knitting, embroidery, quilting and crochet were amongst the items on show with demonstrations of lace making and teddy bear construction holding the visitors interest.

Music on organ and guitar was supplied by two young sisters, the bell tower was open and as always the Friends supplied delicious tea and cakes.

The day had begun with sung Morning Prayer using the Canticles and readings from King James' bible.

Brian Pretty will be speaking at the 11.15a.m.service on 25th September giving an update on his work in Uganda. Harvest Festival will be celebrated on Friday 30th September at 7pm  and continued at the monthly Family Service at 11.30am two days later. All are welcome.

Heritage Sunday.

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On Heritage Sunday, 11 September, there will be an Exhibition of Needlecraft at St. Mary's Church from 2.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.  Tea and cakes will also be available.  Hemyock Castle next to the church will also be open during the afternoon.

Summer Fete

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St Mary's annual Summer Fete will take place in the Recreation Field on Saturday 9th July. Running from 11a.m. - 4p.m.the event will be opened by Neil Parish MP for Tiverton and Honiton,

Amongst an array of stalls will also be found skittles, beer tent, refreshments, raffle and lots more!  Music and interviews will once again be provided by apple:am (hospital radio) and there will be fun for all.

The field is large so if you or your organisation  is interested in having a stall please contact 01823 680436 or 01823 680352

We look forward to welcoming you as you enjoy the day and give support to your parish church


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Local Weather

Cold with a mix of sunshine and showers today.

Today:

Cold, bright and perhaps frosty at first. Spells of sunshine through much of the day, but some will see occasional showers during the afternoon too, especially in the south and east. Feeling rather cold. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Tonight:

Lengthy clear spells for many overnight, though the skies will tend to cloud over in the north towards dawn. Chilly, with patchy frost and fog by dawn. Minimum Temperature -3 °C.

Thursday:

Mostly dry at first, though the skies becoming increasingly cloudy with patchy rain likely for a time. Gradually turning drier through the afternoon, with brighter spells to end the day. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Turning less cold. Brighter on Friday and Saturday with perhaps the odd shower, though there will be some sunny spells too. Sunday likely to bring outbreaks of rain.

Updated at: 0211 on Wed 26 Apr 2017



sourced from the Met Office