St Budeaux Parish Church

JESUS - Real Hope for Real People


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! ! Corona Virus Update ! !

Sunday Worship

Now that restrictions have been lifted, we welcome all who wish to attend our morning worship “In person”.

There will be a regular Communion service at 9.00am and Morning Worship at 11.00am.

We are pleased to announce that congregations are now allowed to sing!! However...

As the pandemic is far from over, we would encourage all who attend to continue to practice social distancing and strongly recommend that masks continue to be worn if at all possible.

We will of course be keeping all this under review, as further government announcements are made, and will adapt accordingly.


Our 11.00am livestreamed and recorded worship will continue and can be accessed by clicking the buttons

and following the links below.




!! U P D A T E !!

Sunday 24th October

9.00am - Holy Communion in church.

11.00am - Morning Worship in church, and livestreamed on our Facebook page

Please visit our Church Facebook page at 11.00am to view.


Worship recorded at last Sunday's livestreamed service is available on YouTube via the following link:

For Sunday October 17th

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See our "Upcoming Events" panel below for our latest updates.


All previous recorded services are available on our YouTube channel and through our Facebook page.


Links to Bedtime Stories and other content for children are on the Church's Facebook page and can also be viewed in the Facebook panel below.

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!! Christianity Explored !!

What's the best news you've ever heard?

Was it surprising? Did it change the way you think? Or was it something you wanted to be true but didn't dare hope?

Christianity Explored is a relaxed and informal way of sharing the best news you can ever hear, and gives people space and time to think about the big questions of life.

Over seven sessions (and an away day) with Mark’s Gospel, guests find out more about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ.

Who’s it For?

Anyone. Anyone wanting to learn about Christianity, to further their understanding, or just asking the question - what do I believe?

It is ideal as a next step if you have previously been on an Alpha course, but people can equally come from scratch.

Rev Stephen Beach is offering two additional weeks at the end of the course for anyone wanting to explore Confirmation.

When & Where?

Started on 4th October, but spaces are still available; Mondays at 7.30pm - Lower Hall, St Budeaux Church Community Hall, PL5 2HN

To find out more please email Phill Parker or phone 01752 659856. (phillip.parker@hotmail.co.uk)


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Are you feeling bored or anxious? Have you still got that ‘shut in’ feeling?

In these stressful days, jigsaws are remaining popular as a way of passing the time or taking your mind off what is going on at the moment.

Several people have commented on how much this simple pastime has helped them.

We are offering a free delivery / collection service from our Jigsaw Library to those in the PL5 area.

For more information contact Lyn and Ted on 01752 706728 or email jigsaws (jigsaws@st-budeaux-church.co.uk)


Upcoming Events

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Corona Virus

As we learn more about living with Covid-19, we are making every effort to proceed with safety uppermost in our plans and consequently some Upcoming Events may be subject to last-minute cancellation or postponement, however...

We will continue with 9.00am and 11.00am service times on Sundays, with the 11.00am service still being livestreamed, and we will continue reviewing what we do in line with the government's future announcements and other guidance from Exeter Diocese.


As new things are starting up and other things are restarting (eg zoom Bible Study), and as we need to find volunteers for a number of key roles really urgently, it is always important to start with prayer.

We have prayer meetings on Zoom on Wed and Sat at 9am. If you would like to join in face to face, then let us know and we can host one or both in church.

Also we will be having different extra times over the next few weeks.

Call for prayer: different weeks different times...

Let us start quickly: Church is open for quiet prayer on Wednesdays from 10.30 -noon. If you are free, please make an effort to come in to pray quietly.

We really do need the Spirit of God to lead and guide us as we negotiate these next days and months.

The next opportunity will be tomorrow, Saturday 23 October from 9-12 (9-10 will be zoomed from church) – call in for some or all of the time.

And then on Sunday 14th November from 7-9pm


Good news! The soup Lunch team have decided to return to our normal indoor Community Soup Lunch at the end of January.

Many thanks to the team who have kept us going with the takeaways through Covid. However some of us are older (and greyer!!) than before and not quite able to do as much now.

So we are asking for a bit more help with either setting up, serving or clearing away. If you are interested in giving a few hours once a month, please contact Lyn and/or come and meet the team on 17th November at 10.30 in the hall.

We're very friendly and relaxed and have a good time ourselves when we meet and until January, we are continuing the Takeaway soup Lunches.


A date for your diary...

Christmas Fayre 11am to 2.30pm on Saturday 20th November.


During the Week

School Prayer Walk – Prayer Walking for School has now resumed – but is on TUESDAYS at 10.30

Wed and Sat at 9:00am – reflections and prayers - via Zoom. We would love more people to give it a try too. No prior experience needed.

The Church Building will be open on Wednesdays, 10.30am-12.00 noon, for quiet private prayer.



Playtots Playtots is back. We do have spaces for anyone who wishes to join in the fun and make new friends. For further information please contact Lyn through email at Early Years (early-years@st-budeaux-church.co.uk).


Care Team - We are all here to look out for each other; if our Care Team can help, please do get in touch by calling 07719 279382 and leaving a voice message, or by email at Care Team (careteam@st-budeaux-church.co.uk).


Hopeline

The Archbishop of Canterbury (and his team) have produced a daily hope line - a free phoneline with a message, songs, reflections, and prayers.

Free phone number 0800 804 8044 (do listen to the full menu as there are 7 options from hymns to the latest government advice. Do pass on the number to anyone who does not have the internet)


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Safeguarding

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone.

The Parish Safeguarding Representative is Peter Sparkes

To contact the Parish Safeguarding Representative please click the following link:- Parish Safeguarding Representative. By clicking on that link an email window will open in your own email programme.

Contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be found by clicking on the following link :- Diocesan Safeguarding Team

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11


Jesus said: "The time has come. The kingdom of God has drawn near. Repent and believe the good news." (Mark ch 1 v 15)