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Quiz Night

On Saturday 3rd December at 6.30pm we are inviting you to form a team for a family quiz. Entrance is free and the quizmaster is Basil Strickland. There will be a raffle and you may bring your own refreshments, wine and nibbles. The event will aim to finish at the family friendly time of 9pm. Look for posters around the village for more information.

Carols at Christmas

Advance notice of the carol service on the evening of Monday 19th December and the childrens’ favourite, the Christingle service on Friday 23rd December (4.30pm for refreshments and 5pm the service.)

Comings and goings

The new Mission Community Rector the Revd James Hutchings will be licensed by Bishop Bob of Crediton at Holy Trinity, Exmouth on Thursday 15th December at 7.30 pm.

Bishop Bob has announced that he will be retiring next year. He has served the Diocese for the last 7 years and was born in Plymouth. Bishop Bob has made many visits to Lympstone and Exmouth and praised our worship band as one of the best he has ever heard. Another friend of Lympstone who oversaw both the recent clergy changes locally is the Venerable Penny Driver the Archdeacon of Exeter. Her last eucharist before leaving the Diocese will be at Holy Trinity on Saturday 10th December at 2.30pm. She leaves to take up the post of Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness (South Cumbria to you and me.) We wish them all well in their new roles.


The drop-in coffee morning this month will be Tuesday 29th November at Southerleigh, Church Road – the home of Catherine Hennessy. Come anytime between 10am and noon for coffee and a chat. Proceeds to the church flower arrangers’ funds.

Christmas Stamps

By the time you read this the Christmas stamps will be on sale. The second-class stamp depicts Jesus in the arms of Mary and the first-class stamp the angel appearing to Joseph. Both stamps give the biblical reference from the Gospel according to St Matthew. It’s good to know that the true message of Christmas will be repeatedly coming into everyone’s homes this year.

Brian Mather

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