Pastoral Care – Loneliness, poor health and sometimes more complex problems occur in any community from time to time. Friends and neighbours often provide care and support, but sometimes it is helpful to talk to someone outside the immediate circle of friends.

We can help by home or hospital visiting, and by offering a confidential listening ear. We have a small Pastoral Care Team in Lympstone with three leaders: Mary Blair (265586), Sid Humphries (274512) and Jill Wilson (264753). Jill Wilson is also the Parish Representative for Vulnerable Adults and Child Protection.

Whilst all leaders and members of the Pastoral Care Team are Christians, we help people of all faiths or none, so if you think we might be able to help, please contact one of the above leaders.

Harvest Service Sunday, 7th October

– this year’s Harvest Service will be the first of the new family-friendly services, with Holy Communion. This year we will be accepting both fresh and tinned/dry goods to be brought to the altar during the service which will be taken by James Hutchings. The next of these services, planned to last about 45 minutes, will be on 4th November.

Quiz Night

Advance notice that there will be a quiz in church, in early December. The quizmaster will be Basil Strickland. Look out for the posters and more details in next Herald.

Fair Trade Church

We are pleased to announce that Lympstone will be a Fair Trade church along with Littleham and Holy Trinity churches, which will form a Fair Trade Mission Community. Exeter Diocese is very keen that as many parishes as possible use Fair Trade commodities.

Produce Stall produces!

The stall under the arch raised £911 over 8 weeks. Many thanks to all those who contributed homemade and homegrown goodies, and to all those who bought and ate the tasty food.

Morning Praise Service

The service on 21st October at 10 am, following the coffee and pastries at 9.30am, will include a presentation of a surplus to Demelza Henderson who is soon to be licensed as a reader. Congratulations to Demelza.

Brian Mather