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Glenholt parishioners enjoy pancake and games fundraiser (from the Plymouth Herald, 7th March 2014)

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PARISHIONERS got to know each other over pancakes and games at a recent Glenholt church fundraiser. More than 60 people turned up at St Anne’s church on Sunday raising £250 in the process . The money will be poured back into the parish’s outreach programme which seeks to welcome new members of the growing community. Parish priest Fr Simon Rundell led a game of “Hallelujah”, an adapted version of the game “Beetle”. Participants swapped tables after each round to help newcomers get familiar with more established faces. “It was a very simple thing but it really worked,” said Fr Rundell. “Children as young as four-years-old and ladies in their 90’s were playing together. “And then of course we ate a shed load of pancakes.” He added: “Glenholt is a community which is under transition with a lot of new houses and new blood and new families coming in. “St Anne’s does some amazing stuff with some great outreach to those that do not have any church contact.” Regular groups at the church include a Tuesday lunch club and Silver Service every fourth Sunday at 4pm, which Fr Rundell described as a “fresh expression of church for older people.” With grateful thanks to Patrick Daly @thepatrickdaly who has now written two very good articles on what we do here.

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Pancakes and Beetle Drive

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Sunday 2nd March 2014 – a full church at S. Anne’s as well played a variation of Beetle and ate a shedload of pancakes. Lou had been tossing pancakes from 10am until 3pm so there were plenty to choose from. All ages got involved in the games and much fun was had by all…  

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My tweet Lord! Plymouth priest says Twitter is key to spreading Christian message

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Text of graphic above: A SOCIAL media-savvy priest says using Twitter is just the latest example of the Church using every means possible to engage with the public. Fr Simon Rundell, team rector of the Roborough parish, was an early disciple of the micro-blogging website Twitter. Counting Archbishop of York John Sentamu and Prime Minister David Cameron among his 2,100-plus followers, he believes using social media is not so different from when Christians took to the printing presses in the 15th century. “It is about using every means necessary to communicate with people at home and abroad,” he said. “I have always been interested in using social media and technology as a means of spreading the gospel. “The very first thing that was ever published on the printing press was the holy scriptures. It has always been seen as so important that we share it in any way possible. “It is about sharing it in places it might not be heard. I wouldn’t tweet anything I wasn’t prepared to preach from the pulpit.” And Fr Rundell says it allows him to be far more responsive as a priest. He has been known to take prayer requests over Twitter while on the move serving his parishes in Bickleigh, Shaugh Prior, Glenholt and Woolwell. “It is better than the answer-phone machine in the vicarage. In fact, I’ve stopped using the answer-phone,” he explained. “The ‘vicarage study’ is an old concept. It all comes into me on my smartphone now. It allows parish ministry to be based in […]

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Knittivity

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Handcrafted by Margaret Welch and completed by Lou Rundell, the centrepiece of our Children’s Christingle Services on Christmas Eve are done! See what’s happening this season…

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Third Sundays Next Year

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  On the third Sunday of the month, worship is held in churches around our parishes, giving us the opportunity to share worship and fellowship. All are welcome. For more information please visit www.roborough.org.uk   Sunday 15th December 11.00am S. Mary the Virgin, Bickleigh Sunday 19th January 9.30am S. Edward, King & Martyr, Shaugh Prior Sunday 16th February 9am S. Anne, Glenholt Road, Glenholt Sunday 16th March 10.30am S. Cecilia, Bickleigh Down CofE Primary School, Woolwell Sunday  27thApril (4th Sunday/Low Sunday) 11.15am S. Mary the Virgin, Bickleigh Sunday 18th May 9.30am S. Edward, King & Martyr, Shaugh Prior Sunday  15th June Trinity Sunday 9am S. Anne, Glenholt Road, Glenholt Sunday 20th July 10.30am S. Cecilia, Bickleigh Down CofE Primary School, Woolwell

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Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament, 10th November 2013

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Blessed, Praised, Hallowed and Adored, be Our Lord Jesus Christ on his Throne of Glory. And in the most holy sacrament of the altar Lord Jesus Christ, present before us in the most holy sacrament of the altar you are the sun that always rises but never sets. You are the source of all life, creating and sustaining every living thing. You are the source of all food, material and spiritual, nourishing us in both body and soul. You are the light which dispels the clouds of error and doubt and goes before us every hour of the day, guiding our thoughts and our actions. May we walk in your light, Be nourished by your food, be sustained by your mercy, and be warmed by your love. Erasmus, 16th Century   At this time of Remembrance, we pray for those afflicted by war, enmity and oppression. We pray for those who seek to bring peace, aid and justice, praying especially for Her Majesty’s Forces serving throughout the world. O most sacred redeemer, Give us wisdom to recognise you, Intelligence to understand you, Diligence to seek you, Patience to wait for you, Eyes to see you, Hearts to meditate on you And lives to proclaim you, Through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Benedict of Nursia 6th C We pray for those affected by natural disasters, especially the people of the Philippines. We pray for this parish: praying that we might be Christ’s hands and feet, eyes and lips so that through […]

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We’re really sorry, but the usual website of the Parishes of Bickleigh and Shaugh Prior are currently in complete meltdown and are broken. We’ve put this site up temporarily whilst we try and fix it.