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  • THE EDGEMOOR GROUP is a single Benefice consisting of eleven rural churches stretching from Knowstone, Rose Ash and the Ansteys to the east, across the southern edge of Exmoor to Charles and High Bray to the west. Each of our Churches has its own character and traditions but all seek to express a warm, prayerful and loving faith in the communities we serve. Here you will find information about our churches, our services and activities and how to make arrangements for baptisms, weddings and funerals.

    We would love to welcome you to any of our churches.  Wherever you find yourself in life, just come as you are and see what difference God can make. All are welcome, all are welcome.   

    LATEST NEWS FROM THE EDGEMOOR GROUP

    Team Rector for the Edgemoor Mission Community in North Devon

    We are seeking a Team Rector to join a committed Ministry Team, lay and ordained.   The post presents a fantastic opportunity for an imaginative and creative priest to work with a group of parishes seeking to deepen their work together as a Mission Community, to bring together churches and communities, and to grow in faith and discipleship.    To learn more about the Edgemoor Group click here, and for details of the Team Rector role click here.

    Ascension Day Services

    Thursday 26th May is Ascension Day and Holy Communion Services are being held in Molland Church at 10.00am and at Rose Ash Church at 7.00pm

    Thy Kingdom Come

    Thy Kingdom Comeeleven days of prayer called by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and widely observed around the world, starts on 26th May (Ascension Day) and ends on Pentecost Sunday 5th June. During the 11 days, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ, pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus and pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness. We would encourage everyone to pray in their own time and there are two types of booklets in each of our churches to assist you, The Prayer Journal, in which each day provides a short Bible verse, reflection, response and prayer and Novena – a series of nine reflections on the First Letter of Peter with prayers. Please help yourself to copies, both are entirely free. 

    Jubilee Flower Festival at St Petrock's Church, West Anstey

    Flower Festival at St Petrock's Church, West Anstey from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. You are very welcome to join us for a "Jubilee Songs of Praise" on Sunday 5th June at 6.00pm. For details click here.

    Emergency appeal for Ukraine!   Please can you help? 

    On behalf of the Edgemoor Group, the Churches of Brayford, Charles and the Chapel have mounted an urgent Appeal for donations to go toward essential supplies and medicines for Ukrainian refugees and for the Ukrainian people. A British based Christian charity is being used which works through churches in Eastern Europe, and knows how to get the money and supplies locally and directly to those who need it.

    So far the Ukraine Appeal has rasied in excess of £2,187, and donations continue to come in! To see how your donations are already being used to help Ukrainians in urgent need please click here.

    Thank you very much indeeed to all who have been able to assist so far.

    The appeal is being coordinated by Madeleine Brownell, Treasurer High Bray PCC. For full details and how to send money please click here.   If you feel you can assist, feel assured that all your funds will go directly through to those who need it.

    Prayers for Ukraine. You may wish to use the attached prayers for Ukraine. Please click here

    Are you interested in exploring life, faith and meaning?

    If so you may be interested in joining the Alpha course here in the Edgemoor Group. It creates a space where people come to discuss life's big questions and explore the Christian faith. It's for anyone and you don't have to be a church goer. To find out more click here.

     

    Most of our churches are open for private prayer and reflection. 

    Church Services  -  Please see the calendar pages for details of services in each church.

    Evening Meditations on Zoom  - on the third Sunday of each month at 5.00pm.  Do contact us if you would like to join the list of those to whom we send the Zoom link, via the email form on the contact page. 

    Outdoor Church - every 4th Sunday of the month. For dates please click here.

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    SAFEGUARDING If you have concerns about the safety of someone, or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

    Richard Carder, Edgemoor Group of Parishes Safeguarding Lead on 07958 038092

    The Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Team via https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

    If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, please call Childline on 0800 1111

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  • Lord, may justice flow like a river

    Reaching barren lands and sun scorched deserts

    Where people feel forgotten and hopeless

    Let your water of life comfort them

    Where children lie abandoned or abused

    Let your water of life protect them

    Where communities suffer at the hands of prejudice

    Let your water of life shield them

    Amen.

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  • Calendar

    Thursday 26th May

    10:00am  Ascension Day Holy Communion at Molland Church

    7:00pm  Ascension Day Holy Communion at Rose Ash Church

    Sunday 29th May

    10:00am  Holy Communion for Edgemoor Group at Molland Village Hall

    Thursday 2nd June

    Flower Festival at St Petrock's, West Anstey

    Friday 3rd June

    Flower Festival at St Petrock's, West Anstey

    Saturday 4th June

    Flower Festival at St Petrock's, West Anstey

    12:00pm  Wedding at All Saints, North Molton

    Sunday 5th June

    Flower Festival at St Petrock's, West Anstey

    10:00am  Morning Service at High Bray Church

    10:00am  Morning Prayer at St Michael's East Anstey

    10:00am  Jubilee Service at Molland Church

    10:00am  Morning Prayer at Bishop's Nympton Church

    10:00am  Holy Communion at Mariansleigh Church

    12:00pm  Service for N Molton Church & Methodists at the Sports Club

    2:00pm  Baptism Service at Twitchen Church

    5:00pm  Evensong at Rose Ash Church

    6:00pm  Holy Communion at Charles Church

    6:00pm  Jubilee Songs of Praise at West Anstey Church

    Saturday 18th June

    12:30pm  Wedding at St Mary the Virgin, Bishops Nympton

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