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You are warmly invited to join us this Christmas...

posted 28 Nov 2018, 08:44 by Simon Talbot

St Mary's Advent Angel trail

posted 28 Nov 2018, 08:20 by Simon Talbot   [ updated 2 Dec 2018, 00:53 ]

They will start appearing in December

                       Keep your eyes open for the ANGEL LOGO and any other Angels.

How many will you find???


Will you display an ANGEL?

                   Would you like to be part in the Advent Angel Trail?

 Or do it with your children?

This is what to do!!


1.      Print an Angel Logo and a map of Willand (click on image below and print- you might need to set your printer to print "landscape")


2.      Display your Angel Logo in a prominent place that can be seen from the road, eg in a window, or protected by plastic and hung from a tree in your garden


3.      Or be even more adventurous and display other styles of Angels

How about life-size angels in your garden??!!


  4    Do the Trail with your children.

                         As you wander around Willand tick the ANGEL’S position on the map.


     If you find more than 20, you can enter your map for a Prize Draw. Pop the map with your name on it into the Church Letter Box outside the Church Hall in Rectory Close. EX15 2RH by Saturday 22nd Dec

 The winner picked out from the entries will be announced on Christmas Eve at the Christingle Service (and we’ll contact you!)


Let’s add to our village’s Christmas decorations and fill it with ANGELS to celebrate Jesus’s Birthday

St Mary's Building Fundraising update - July 2018

posted 18 Jul 2018, 08:51 by Simon Talbot   [ updated 18 Jul 2018, 08:52 ]

I am very pleased to be able to record that there has been excellent progress since

my first report at the end of March. DAC approval has been granted and

permission has been given to fell the Cypress tree in the Churchyard; so we are

only waiting for the Faculty document, which is due imminently. 

Local fundraising has been truly gratifying, with contributions coming from our own parish

and beyond. In addition to the charitable trusts that I mentioned in my first report

we have been blessed with generous donations from the Leonard Stoate and

Venezia Trusts, bringing the total to £11,000, which includes £4,000 payable when

work starts, scheduled for late November.

The second major development has been the submission of tenders, which after

some final negotiating on our behalf by Jonathan Rhind architects, resulted in a far

lower figure than any of us could have hoped for, reducing our total costings,

including contingencies, to £87,698 gross, £73,176 net. Since the end of March

our total funds raised, or promised, has risen from £21,572 to £35,782, so allowing

for the Listed Places of Worship (LPOW) scheme, which enables us to reclaim

VAT, means that we are approaching the 50% mark. Expenditure amounts to over

£9,300 on architect fees (incl. £1,868 VAT).

Our applications are in for grants from Allchurches Trust and Viridor Credits, the

latter having been supported by all of our elected representatives from our own

Parish, District and County Councillors and by our Constituency member Neil

Parish MP, as well as a particularly poignant letter from the Head of our Primary

School. All of their letters were emphasising that this appeal was not just for a

Grade 1 building, important though that is, but the value to the community, over

the centuries, of this ancient building at its heart, and its continuing role in the

daily life of Willand.

On behalf of the PCC, I am so grateful for all the donations that we have received,

and for the dedicated work being undertaken to raise funds for our cause, to save

our church for the decades ahead.

Rev Simon Talbot

Candles to Remember Service Sun 5th November 4pm

posted 10 Oct 2017, 10:06 by Simon Talbot   [ updated 10 Oct 2017, 10:13 ]

Please join us, or let someone who might be interesting in coming know...

Messy Church Light Party...

posted 5 Oct 2017, 07:08 by Simon Talbot   [ updated 5 Oct 2017, 07:09 ]

Please join us for our Messy Church Light Party on 20th October!

Good Friday for Families in fellowship with St Mary's Uffculme

posted 26 Mar 2017, 12:31 by Simon Talbot

Tour of Britain comes past St Mary's

posted 9 Sep 2016, 07:00 by Simon Talbot   [ updated 9 Sep 2016, 07:10 ]

Tour of Britain September 9, 2016


Give a child a wonderful gift this Christmas!

posted 8 Sep 2016, 06:57 by Simon Talbot   [ updated 8 Sep 2016, 06:59 ]

St Mary's Willand are joining in with Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child appeal - a gift that can make the world of difference. 

A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child. 
To find out more follow this link: operation-christmas-child

To print your own label or instruction sheet follow this link: How to pack your shoe box

Georgina's 106th birthday!!

posted 25 Aug 2016, 04:51 by Simon Talbot   [ updated 25 Aug 2016, 04:54 ]

A very happy birthday to Georgina Barnes who was an amazing 106 years old on 14th August! Georgina is an inspiration and we praise God for all he has blessed her with throughout her life.

Messy Church

posted 9 Jan 2016, 14:03 by Julian Garner   [ updated 25 Aug 2016, 04:05 by Simon Talbot ]

Come and join us for Messy Church every 3rd Friday of the month 3.30pm-6pm  

Fun for families with activities, games, craft, worship and a free meal!

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