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Finance and Treasurer… Find my documents!

At the last Deanery Synod the question of the role of the Treasurer came up and how to provide the accounts and annual reports in the format that the diocese require. Most treasurers are lay people with little or no experience of what needs to be submitted to the diocese.

On the Diocesan Website there are a number of resources you may find helpful. Under the list of resources you will see Finance: offering you a choice of “Cashbook” or “Parish Accounts”.

Under “Cashbook” you will find:

The receipts and payments is an excel spreadsheet that will allow you to carry out simple accounting and submit the forms the diocese require. Click on the above links to access them. The manual tells you how to work and run the package.

Under “Parish Accounts” you will find a number of documents and templates to choose from which will help you produce the information in the right format that is required.

Click “HERE” to go to the documents page and then click on Resources you can then select Finance: Parish Accounts and select the documents you wish to see and download.

A Service for those who forget, and their friends – Sunday 18th June

Thy Kingdom Come

 

Most people have already got the resources for “Thy Kingdom Come” the global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. He is calling on Christians to pray that people might know Jesus Christ during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost from 25th May – 4th June 2017.

The hope is that:

  • People will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually or as a family
  • Churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world
  • People will be transformed through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ

One or two people have asked where they can get information regarding this event

Click “here” to go to the website for more information and resources.

Bishops in Mission Update……

 

The Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Revd Robert Atwell

“Bishops in Mission” with Bishop Robert Atwell visits the Honiton Deanery from this Sunday 26th February

Starting with Cafe Worship’s ‘soft start’ at 10am in Uplyme Church. Bishop Robert will be helping and be interviewed about his faith.

The visit continues in the afternoon at St Paul’s Church Honiton from 3 – 5pm for one of the more open events:

School for Prayer led by Bishop Robert: This is the first of the two main Deanery events, and everybody is very welcome. This event will open your eyes to prayer!

Sunday evening will close at St Paul’s with Night Prayer starting at 5.50pm

 

On Monday morning +Robert is at Colyton Grammar School for “Grill a Bishop”, a chance for him to meet the staff and pupils of the school.

At lunch time he will visit a farm in Cotleigh and meet Yarcombe & District Young Farmers to hear about life in our rural farming community and hopefully see lambing and milking on the farm.

Our second of the main Deanery Events is in the evening at Kilmington Village Hall 6.30pm for a 7pm start where parishes are encouraged to come and meet Bishop Robert to hear his vision for the diocese, which reflects on our growing the deanery vision. PCC members and church officers are encouraged to attend and join in.

 

Tuesday begins with Morning Prayer at St Gregory’s in Seaton at 9am and is followed by meeting with Community members in Axminster to help the new incumbent build links .

In the afternoon a visit to a Care Home with Honiton Dementia Action Alliance, highlighting the growing elderly demographics in the area and the challenges this presents.

The evening is devoted to the licensing of Rev’d Clive Sedgwick as the new Incumbent of the Axe Valley Mission Community. This takes place at the main Church in Axminster, St Mary’s.

Bishops In Mission

Keep your Diaries clear for the end of this month!

Bishop Robert will be visiting us in the Honiton Deanery on 26th, 27th and 28th February.

His visit to the Deanery will culminate in the:

Collation, Induction and Installation of

The Rev’d Clive Sedgewick as Team Rector of the
Axe Valley Mission Community.

at the Minster Church in Axminster.

Further details to follow soon!

St Giles Flower Festival and Art Exhibition

ST GILES CHURCHFLOWER (short)

Axe Valley Filling Station

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What is it??  It is a contemporary vehicle for bringing Christian renewal and evangelism to the UK.  In other words a chance for any of us to ‘top up’ with some amazing worship, talks, prayers, and a chance to meet other Christians across the area.  Not meant to be a rival to your Parish church, but to fill you up so you can go back out.

A friend and I went along on Friday, were greeted warmly and served coffee/tea and homemade cakes, then followed some fabulous band led worship, and a challenging talk from ‘Keith’

Their Biblical mandate is from Psalm 114:8  ‘Who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water’  They see the pools described as places of deep spiritual refreshment for the existing church, bringing water into the hard dry areas.

All meetings held in Axminster Guildhall, at 7.30 pm —  Friday 3rd April,  1st May,  5th June, 24th July, 21st August.

www.thefillingstation.org.uk

In Every Corner Sing!

An afternoon to encourage and strengthen music and worship in local Churches

at St Giles Church, Kilmington, EX13 7RF

on Saturday September 13th 2014, 2-5 pm,  £5 entry

with Andrew Maries, Nicholas Brown and Peter Parshall

 

To book a place please contact A. Maries,  a.maries@talktalk.net

 

SUMMER FAIR

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balloons edit    On  SATURDAY 5TH JULY on the Church Green, Colyton from 11am – 4 pm

 

There will be lots of games, stalls, skittle competition, raffle and musical entertainment with the Axe River Jazz & Blues Band,

Six Days – Ellie & Ollie duo, and Phil Johnson with his guitar.  Don’t miss Balloonin Bonkers and the Bouncy Castle!

Refreshments – all day BBQ and Beer tent, fairtrade teas, coffees, cakes, sandwiches etc.  And Ice Creams!

ALL AGE ALPHA!

Please click on this “link” for details of the “All age Alpha” coming to St Gregory’s Church, Seaton this Autumn.