world day of prayer

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 

Friday 4th March 2021
This year St Gregory’s is due to host the above service at 11 a.m on 4.03.21. 

The worship until last year, was previously known as Women’s World day of Prayer.


Due to current Covid restrictions, unfortunately, I cannot at present confirm if this service will go ahead at St Gregory’s.

I am in contact with Jill Harvey from Seaton Methodist Church, who heads up and coordinates the worship. Hopefully, I will be able to confirm the service will go ahead as planned.

Please put the date in your dairy, and continue to pray for our church to reopen for collective worship as soon as safe to do so.

Thank you, Mary Casey.

Service for Jan 17th – Epiphany 2

This Sunday’s service will be live-streamed from St Gregory’s Church, Seaton, starting at 10.00am. This week the Gospel reading tells us of Nathaniel, a “true Israelite”, and we consider how the message about Jesus spread. The service can be viewed on Facebook live or at any time afterwards.

Service streamed on the St Gregory’s Church, Seaton, Facebook page.

The order of service is here –

Lockdown 3 – Sunday Services

The difficult decision has been made to cease gathered Sunday Services for the foreseeable future. Whilst Churches are allowed to be open for Services and we have shown ourselves able to make our activities Covid safe I feel that, with the more virulent form of the virus and the more

total lockdown imposed on the wider community, we should play our part by closing as a means of reducing transmission.

Our Church buildings will remain open on Wednesdays, from 10.00am to 12.00noon, for private prayer. Please bring a mask, use the sanitiser provided, and follow social distancing practice.

A live service from one of our Church buildings will be shared on Facebook at 10.00am each Sunday. This will be available be viewed live or at any time afterwards.

Please look at details of other ways faith can be supported at this time – http://www.coastalchurch.org.uk/coronavirus-2/

Epiphany – 3rd January

As the Church celebrates the Epiphany, we remember the Magi coming to visit Jesus. This story is always bundled up with the imagery of Christmas, but we don’t actually know when the Magi arrived. We also tend to forget that these visitors were from what appeared a strange and exotic land, and were of another faith from Joseph and Mary’s people. The story of the Epiphany is a great story of God opening up the wonder of Christmas to all peoples, whoever they are.

Sorry, but there has not been the opportunity to produce a video for this Sunday. These will return next week.

A Service of St John – 27 December

Today we depart briefly from the stories of Christmas and hear about St John, Apostle and Evangelist. John wrote beautifully about the significance of Christmas in his Gospel, thought to be the final one written. He didn’t want to simply rehash stories other had written so well, but brought a new dimension to our understanding of this timeless story.

And the video is here – https://vimeo.com/494830351

Christmas Night Reflection

It’s Christmas Eve. We are not able to hold either our usual Christingle service or our Midnight Communion, so here is a simple reflection for Christmas night.

Our churches are both open on Christmas Day for services beginning at 10.00am.

ChriStingle

Boo! Due to Coronavirus we can’t host our usual Christingle services in church.

Hurrah! We’ve produced a “Christingle in a Bag.” If you haven’t received yours yet then there are bags in the church porches for you to collect. They contain everything you need for the Christingle apart from the orange. There will be a video to accompany the service uploaded by Tuesday evening, with backing tracks so that you can sing along. Have fun.

Here’s the order of service if you haven’t managed to get Bag…

And here’s the video – https://vimeo.com/493806727

The Anglican Churches of Seaton and Beer in Devon