Events at Sidmouth Parish Church

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Week of Accompanied Prayer

Leaflet logoSunday 23rd –Saturday 29th September
Venue: All Saints Church, Sidmouth
Have you a desire to pray, but feel you lack the time or don't know how to, or would you like to deepen the prayer life you already have? If so join our Mission Community week of prayer, all we ask of you is your commitment to daily prayer for half an hour from Monday to Friday with the help of a prayer companion for half an hour each day. The Companions come from outside the Parish and will be unknown to you. They will suggest different techniques and give you suggestions of how you may like to spend your half an hour of prayer. Everything discussed is completely confidential. To start the week on Sunday there will be a short opening service and a chance to meet your companion and arrange a time suitable for you to meet each day. At the end of the week on Saturday there will be a short closing service and an opportunity to reflect on the week, with a 'bring and share' lunch.
Shirley Edwards, one of the companions, will be talking about the week at the Sidmouth Parish Church at the 10 am service on Sunday July 22nd.
Leaflets with more details and an attached application form will be available in all Mission Community churches from Sunday 22nd July. Alternatively, you can download a pdf copy here.

Everyone is welcome to participate. Book your place using the application form.

Cafe Church @ The Mustard Seed Cafe, 7:30pm

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Friday 21st September: ‘When life moves on...’
This time we will be joined by Gill, CEO of Sidmouth Hospiscare.  Please do come and spend the evening with us to find out more of how this crucial service works, and impacts the lives of those within the Sid valley.  
The usual social time with free hot drinks and cakes!  All welcome.

Friday 19th October‘Songs of Hope and Joy’
A Music night with talented musician Jill Caporn!

28th September World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Macmillan Cancer Support has set up a national initiative where many thousands of Coffee Mornings are being held simultaneously on Friday 28th September. Sidbury with Sidford Parish have organised a local event at Sidbury Village Hall, Fore Street, Sidburyl. It runs from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Come along and support this important charity.

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

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 or on 01395 512583.

Sidmouth Prayer Room

23rd-29th Sept. 2018 - support for, the week of guided prayer


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

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.