Germansweek Church Wins National
Germansweek church has received National Lottery support
from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Thanks to National Lottery players,
essential conservation work can be carried out to the roof and tower. Parts of
the church date back to Norman times and it has been a focal point for the local
community for many hundreds of years.
Commenting on the award, Churchwarden Jon Walker said
“We’re delighted that we’ve received this support thanks to National Lottery
players. St. German’s church has played an important part in people’s lives over
the centuries and it’s good to know that we can now help to keep it here for
Team Churches are being joined by other Churches and groups in the area. The
Theme of the Flower Festival is PEACE and all the floral displays are based on
Bible verses that reflect PEACE.
There is free parking and entry.
Sunday, July 1st. the garden at Northlew Manor (EX20 3PP), near Okehampton,
will be open in aid of Send
a Cow. This is a special opportunity to see this wonderful garden, only
rarely open to the public. The house and garden date from the end of the 19th
century and the garden blends the formal with the informal. The garden was
renovated in 2006-2007 by Garden Designer Georgia Langton and has been
maintained by Karen Rawson since 2009. Spread over about 5 acres, it features a
shrubs and trees, herbaceous borders, vegetables and a pond. Good wheelchair
around the house and upper flower beds.
Admission £5 – under 14's free. There will be guided
garden tours available – book on arrival
(£3 – numbers limited). There will be teas and plant sales. Dogs on leads
welcome (owners, please bring a bag, just in case......!)
We are currently endeavouring to comply with the new
(25th May 2018) GDPR regulations.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a
legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of
personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). ... GDPR
came into effect across the EU on May 25, 2018.
viewed on the website (links at the bottom of the page).
Plans have been approved to convert the area in the photograph, which is located
at the intersection of the four paths in the 1928 churchyard, into a quiet
seated sanctuary. This will involve the removal of the old bench and replace it
with four contoured benches on concrete bases around the tree stump. A crown
made of either sweet chestnut or cedar with a prayer carved into it will be
attached to the top of the tree stump. There will also be two signs to guide
people to the Sanctuary from the car park and from the 1928 churchyard lychgate.
Planned primarily as a quiet, tranquil place for prayer, reflection and
remembrance the Sanctuary will also be an important place to raise the awareness
and importance of sacred places within the local community by encouraging its
use for community events involving music, storytelling, folklore, poetry,
writing, reading, art and photography to name a few.
Due to its location and the abundance of wildlife surrounding it the Sanctuary
will be a place where people can come to sit quietly and connect with the
natural world receiving all of the associated health and wellbeing benefits.
“The Pilgrim course is a journey to the heart of God and to a living, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” The Archbishops of Canterbury and York.
Pilgrim is a major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. It aims to help every local church create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.
For more information http://exeter.anglican.org/christian-faith/explaining-faith/pilgrim-course/ and http://www.pilgrimcourse.org/the-course
We are intending to have at least one of the pilgrim courses running somewhere within the Mission Community at all times and would also be very willing to facilitate a new group at any time too. Anyone who is interested can contact Revd Steve Cook or Revd Adrian Brook to find out more about pilgrim and what's going on at any particular time.