Events


The All Saints’ Men’s Walking Group

This Group walks once a month in the East Devon area, usually on the 3rd, 4th or 5th Tuesday of the month, covering a distance of 7-10 miles usually as a circular route. The Group generally sets off at 10.00 am and completes the walk between 2.00-3.00 pm stopping for coffee and then a packed lunch along the way. There are around 20 members in the Group although between 6-14 men take part on each walk, male guests and well behaved dogs are always welcome to join the Group. New members are always welcome. Contact Malcolm Crabtree on 01395 568750 or by e-mail on rmcrabtree@waitrose.com.

Men's Breakfast

Held once a month in All Saints' Church hall at 8.15.  A full English breakfast, friendship and fellowship all for £2.50 per head!  The additional money collected at the last breakfast for Sidmouth Food Bank fresh meat vouchers amounted to £37.00 for them to distribute.  Thank you to all the men who came last time for their generosity.  To book for next months please contact Chas Heil by email charlesbheil@googlemail.com or on 01395 512583.

Sidmouth Prayer Room

You may be please to hear that we've planned another prayer weekend from Friday 29th Sept. to Sunday 1st Oct,  starting at 7pm on Friday with evening prayer and closing at 4pm on Sunday with tea.  All are welcome.

The focus for our prayers this time will be "loneliness".  As we're all too aware, loneliness is widespread across all ages in the UK, but what should our response to that look like here in Sidmouth?  Our hope is that our prayers might help to fuel our response as well as providing an opportunity to celebrate good work that is already happening in this area.  Resources will be available to prompt our prayers, or you may just like to come and use the space.

As usual, join us for an all together session or book yourself a slot by following the link, https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/065d79

from Neighbourhood prayer network.."Most of our streets have people who suffer from loneliness, or social exclusion; there are estimated to be 1.7 million housebound people in the UK who rarely see a relative or friend. Loneliness is epidemic across generations, whether it is single parents, people who have suffered a relationship breakdown, or even children. We believe prayer combined with Christians following the teachings of Jesus and loving their immediate neighbours, could transform our nation and help end this epidemic of loneliness."         

Future dates at Sidmouth Prayer Room

"Follow the star, visit the stable", our live nativity returns - 5.30-7pm on Friday 1st December (Late night shopping evening).  Do let us know of any families who may like to be involved this year, especially those who are expecting a baby during the autumn...


 

St Giles ChurchSt Giles Church
Dates, times and venues for all St Giles Church and St Peter's Church events are on the St Giles/St Peters calendar. Go to the St Peter's Church or the St Giles Church pages to view it.

 Friends of St Giles

This group organises events to raise funds for St Giles Church, Sidbury and its hall, the Parish Room. Included in these activities are lunches, an annual outing and a barbeque. The Friends also provide helpers for the St Giles Church Tours which are held in the summer months. To join the group, contact Mrs Christine Boddington on 01395 576965. The subscription for 2016 is £5.

St Giles Church Tour
This historic Grade one listed building stands on a site dating back to Saxon times and has many Norman features. Tours take place weekly during the summer, including a visit to the Saxon crypt.

St Giles Church Flowers
This group decorates St Giles Church with flowers for special services and events. If you have an interest in flower arranging, they would be glad of your help. Contact number is 01395 597324

Concerts
Three concerts per year are organised to raise funds for St Giles Church, usually in February, March and April.

St Peter's Church entranceSt Peter's Church
Dates, times and venues for all St Peter's Church and St Giles Church events are on the St Peters/St Giles Calendar. Go to the St Peter's Church or the St Giles Church pages to view it.

Coffee and Chat
Held weekly, this is an opportunity for a Thursday morning coffee and companionship. It is open to anyone who would like to attend. Proceeds from the event go towards the running of St Peter's Church.

St Peter's Flower Arrangers
Flowers provide an attractive backdrop to special services and festivals held in St Peter's Church. Fund raising events are held to cover the costs involved.

The 2016 Flower Festival
St Peters Flower FestivalThe festival was held on the 16th - 19th June. Click here for more pictures.

Other activities
Other occasional events are held. Some to raise money for the church, others are purely social. Details are in the Calendar.


 Mothers Union
Mothers Union logoThe Union is an international Christian charity championing stable family life. It supports families in promoting Christian faith and general development of their children. There is more about the charity on the Mothers Union website. Due to declining numbers, the Sidbury/Sidford group has recently combined with the Woolbrook group. Meetings are held each month, often in St Francis Church Hall, usually with a talk from an invited speaker.

The Children's Society
Childrens Society logoThe Childrens' Society, founded in 1881, supports vulnerable children throughout the UK. The Bishop of Truro, Tim Thornton, is the current Chair of Trustees. Although working closely with the Church of England, it's services are open to all demominations. Their website has more information about their activities. Occasional fund-faising events are held in the Sidbury/Sidford parish.

Next meeting or event for the Mothers Union or the Children's Society: view the calendar on the St Peter's Church or the St Giles Church pages.