Exe Valley Mission Community


Calverleigh May Round Up 2023

Hallelujah! Christ has Risen. Hallelujah! How lovely it was to celebrate the rising of our Saviour Jesus Christ together, either on zoom or in person, and how grateful we were for the varying fellowship opportunities through Holy week and on Easter Sunday. Thank you Steph and Claire.

At last, the weather is settling down with warmer days and lighter evenings where we can venture into our gardens or further afield and enjoy the wonders of God’s creations.

Our Mothering Sunday service on 19 March was led by Jackie. Although held at an earlier time than usual, lots of you were able to join us at the service which gave us a chance to celebrate, not just our mothers, but grandmas, great-grandmas, aunties, and any other women who have been, or still are, a part of our lives. Jackie gave a thought-provoking talk, then handed out a posy and card to all ladies at the service – and passed on to some that couldn't make it in person too! Thank you to everyone who provided flowers for the day.

Donations of dried or tinned goods and toiletries were collected during Lent up until Palm Sunday and delivered to CHAT in time for the Easter weekend.  Thanks to all the very generous people that donated. A good selection of produce was handed over and CHAT were extremely grateful.

Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with anyone who has lost a loved one, whether recently or longer ago. If you have been feeling under the weather lately we pray that you will soon be fit and well again.

As exam time approaches, we wish all those who are due to take GCSE’s, A levels or Degrees the very best.  We hope that revision time and your exams go well and are not too stressful.

Congratulations to anyone who is celebrating a significant birthday, anniversary, birth or any other significant life event. Happy Birthday to Elijah who celebrates his first birthday in May. We'd love to wish you a happy birthday too, but you didn't send us your details ;)

Future events
A special service to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III will take place at the church on Sunday 7 May at 10.45am. This will be followed by a bring and share buffet in church or outside if the weather is favourable. Celebration cake and a toast to the King will be provided along with tea or coffee. You are very welcome to join us.

The Annual Day of Prayer which entails 12 hours of continuous prayer from 9.00am - 9.00pm, split into half hour time slots will take place this year on Saturday 13 May. Those taking part can pray wherever they feel comfortable. A timesheet is available on the font if you would like to choose your time of prayer. Prayer suggestion sheets will be handed out before the day – and will also be available on the website.  This is a special time where the congregation of Calverleigh, friends from around the Exe Valley and further away take part. Prayer is powerful!

The church Annual Parochial Church Meeting takes place on Sunday 14 May following the service, which is Holy Communion at 10.45am. All parishioners and all on the Electoral Role are invited to come along. The meeting will begin at approx. 12.15pm.

We look forward to the Exe Valley choir singing at the Pentecost group service in St. Mary’s on Sunday 28 May starting at 10.45am.

There will be a Coffee Morning at Calverleigh Village Hall on Saturday 3 June, from 10:30 until 12:30 in aid of FORCE Cancer Support in memory of Graham Webber. Marcus would love your support please (contact 07967 989 724 for details).

Our Annual Produce Show is scheduled to take place on Saturday 26 August at 2.30pm. Schedules are available now from the Church or by contacting Maureen & Paul Furneaux (mo.furneaux@hotmail.co.uk  / 01884 258770). Entry forms must be in by Fri 11 August for those wishing to enter.

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