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.

Service for Advent Sunday – 29th November

In the Christian calendar we begin a New Year as we move from the Kingdom Season, where the focus is on remembrance, to Advent, where we prepare for the celebrations of Christmas by hearing those stories which set the scene for Christ coming into the world.

The end of lockdown means that next week, 6th December, we will resume services in our church buildings. We shall be marking Advent and the Christmas season with services both in Church and online.

The online service for Advent Sunday is now available. There are a couple of focus issues – my apologies.

And the video is found here –

Service for Christ the King – 22nd November

With lockdown continuing we are unable host worship in our church buildings. However, the life of the Church goes on. We have our online service – details below – and a phone-in service to be held at 10.00am this Sunday. Please use the contact link to get details of how to join.

For the past few Sundays we have been following the theme of remembrance. This Sunday we come to the end of that season and move from there to Advent – the time of preparation for Christmas. Quite what Christmas will be like this year is difficult to know. It will certainly be very different from other years. Please be assured that we will be doing our best to offer opportunities to celebrate the season. Christmas is not cancelled.

And the video can be found here –

…and on a personal note..

After the privilege of serving as your parish priest for thirteen years it is now time for me to move on. I will be leaving the Parishes of Seaton and Beer in February to be licensed as Team Rector of the Saffron Walden and Villages Team, and Rural Dean of Saffron Walden.

Services, and the other activities of our Churches, will continue (Covid permitting) and the PCC’s, Deanery and wider Diocese will be working together to find the best pattern for future ministry.

My thanks and best wishes to you all.


The Anglican Churches of Seaton and Beer in Devon