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Terry Daly (of Uplyme)

To those in the Honiton Deanery community who knew and loved Terry Daly. He passed away in his sleep in Axminster hospital earlier this week. Terry was a well-loved member of the Uplyme Church community and the Uplyme Deanery Synod representative. He will very much be missed by all of us. Please keep Sue . . . → Read More: Terry Daly (of Uplyme)

New Deanery Websites

I have been helping Dunkeswell and Five Alive get their websites up and running. You can now see their local news on the right-hand sidebar!

Nativity in Rhyme

Another Christmas resource. You may have seen my Nativity Rap on YouTube? Well, here is the text. This is a great resource for use in Christmas family worship – with schools, young people, children, etc. You don’t have to rap it – simply read it out loud like poetry, or better still, read it . . . → Read More: Nativity in Rhyme

Carol Service Resource

At Uplyme last year, we conducted a slightly different Carols by Candlelight worship. We replaced a couple of the Bible readings with abridged Christmas reflections by Tom Wright. We also added simple prayers based around his reflections. People said it was the best Carol service ever! So, you might wish to use this resource . . . → Read More: Carol Service Resource

The Real Thing (Let my people go)

This track by creative artist and digital busker TyTe is based on the narrative found in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The Israelites are enslaved to the Egyptians and God sends Moses to lead them out of slavery. However, Pharoah resists, with dire consequences. This video is ideal for use as a reflection . . . → Read More: The Real Thing (Let my people go)

Pentecost Resource

I have produced a Powerpoint presentation for Pentecost worship – ready to use. It is based around readings, music and prayers. All you need to do is add your hymns or songs. I have also produced some notes to be used in the worship – these include specific prayers based around the painting by . . . → Read More: Pentecost Resource

New Diocesan News…

The Diocese of Exeter has a spanking new website and a live news feed (take a look in the right hand column!)

Nunc Dimittis

Here is a video reflection that we are using at 10am on Sunday morning in Uplyme.

Preaching Resource

Rob Bell’s Prophets Poets and Preachers, 5 film teaching resource is now available for download. We’re using this as part of our ongoing preaching course here in Uplyme.

https://www.robbell.com/work/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=9

Co-Missional Church

Co-Missional Church is designed to be an easy-to-read, non-academic booklet for those who, like me, struggle, think and reflect about church and mission. Has God has gone ahead of us? What might church be like in the future? This is not a textbook for mission but my musings on ministry and mission in a . . . → Read More: Co-Missional Church