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.

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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

A Service of nine Lessons & Carols

The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols is always one of the highlights of the Christmas season. But, sadly we are still not allowed to sing in church. So, instead we’d like to offer is a recorded service. You’re welcome to sing along as you watch, but please don’t blame me if the neighbours start knocking on the wall. Readings are given by members of our congregations.

The video can be found here – https://vimeo.com/492561327

A Service for Advent 4 – 20th December

We’re nearly there. Join us for this service for the Fourth Sunday in Advent as we draw near to Christmas.

As well as this online service, our services in our church buildings continue; 9.30am at St Michael’s, Beer, and 11.00am at St Gregory’s, Seaton.

Our telephone service also continues at 11,00am.

Please contact us for details of these, and other, events.

And the video can be found here – https://vimeo.com/492455592

Carol Service

Sadly we cannot gather in our church buildings this Christmas to sing carols – though watch out, because we’re working on ways to bring carols to you!

So why not join in a seasonal sing-along at home with South West Carols, a service for this season provided by churches from across the region. Saturday and Sunday, starting at 7.00pm.

https://www.southwestcarols.com/

The Anglican Churches of Seaton and Beer in Devon