A HEART FOR THE COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT?
We are delighted to welcome the Ilfracombe Academy to the building to house public and school examinations from January to June 2016.
“Just to say a very big thank you for allowing us to use the church for exams and in the coming months as a teaching space too.
The Year 11 exams went extremely well. The students found the church peaceful and comfortable, a quieter and more comfortable environment than the sports hall. They also did very well in walking to and from the school and being in the right place at the right time.
I know it was rather an invasion but we are really grateful so thank you from all of us.”
Sharon Marshall Head Teacher
MORE WAYS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY
Our aim is to open up St Peter’s for as much community use as possible.
Over the last eighteen months we have housed the Ilfracombe Farmers’ Market, public meetings, a Community Drama performance and much more.
The really exciting Easter Explored Experience of 2015 totally transformed the church and made full use of its flexible space.
We are very excited about being able to help out the Ilfracombe Academy during their rebuilding programme as well as continuing to build links with Ilfracombe Junior School.
We are delighted that both Alban House and Hilldales residential care homes have accepted our invitation to use the church as an emergency evacuation centre.
What next? That could be up to you. Please contact us with your ideas.
COMFORT AND JOY
A note about furniture and fixtures
Over 400 adults came to Ilfracombe Junior School’s Christmas Concerts and most were able to enjoy the comfort of our new chairs. These chairs increase our potential to offer a welcoming environment.
You will notice some temporary lights have been installed to bring the lighting up to examination standards. These light operate on a separate system and will be removed once the exams are over.
We are in the process of conserving the finely carved choir stalls and dealing with the effects of dry rot.
WILL YOU MAKE YOUR MARK ON HISTORY?
Our Make Your Mark On History fund-raising campaign offers you the chance to record family events, messages of thanks or to mark a major event. Your inscription will be made on one or more of our tiles as they are replaced on the roof. A list on donors and their messages will be kept for the future in the church archives.
It’s a simple idea; sponsor one or more of our tiles for £1 and record your family events for posterity.
69 000 tiles = 69 000 pounds
BUT – GREAT NEWS!
We had set ourselves the target of raising £30 000 by the end of 2016 and we are nearly one third of the way there. Over £9 000 has been raised since we launched just before Christmas with donations from the community and friends from afar.
We have been amazed by the wide variety of dedications which have accompanied the donation to our MYMOH tile appeal
WHAT WILL YOU CELEBRATE? WHAT WILL YOU WRITE? WHO WILL YOU REMEMBER?
For details of how to donate please see our leaflets or contact Fr John Roles – 01271 863350 firstname.lastname@example.org or our Parish Administrator – 01271 268408 email@example.com
A remarkable carving but who did it? We’re trying to find out.
St Peter’s has a wealth of Arts and Crafts detail, like this friendly dragon. The architect, George Fellowes Prynne, encouraged quality carving, sometimes using local women carvers. Does anyone know who carved this little beast?
Work on the roof is due to start in the early summer. This will give us a dry building by spring 2017. We are already developing plans for Phase 2 of our scheme; to improve the kitchen facilities, provide new toilets and improve access for all.
THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS
Devon Historic Churches Trust
Viscount Amory’s Charitable Trust
The Parish of Holy Trinity and St Peter, Ilfracombe
Registered Charity 1164990
Parish office 01271 268408 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lent groups are taking place on:
Wednesdays at 10.30am following the Eucharist at 10am;
Thursdays at 7.30pm at St Peter's following Stations of the Cross at 7pm; and
Saturdays at 9.30am at St Peter's following the Eucharist at 9am.
Groups will last for about an hour and a half and offer an opportunity for discovery and discussion on the themes of The Joy of the Gospel.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
Maundy Thursday: Eucharist of the Last Suppr with foot washing at St Peter's, 7.30pm. This will be followed by Watching with Christ, a vigil until midnight.
Good Friday: 9am, Ecumenical Walk of Witness from the War Memorial to Capstone and distribution of Hot Cross Buns.
Holy Trinity: 11am, Meditation on the Cross.
12noon: Good Friday Litany and Veneration of the Cross.
6am, St Peter's: Lighting of the first fire and Pascal Candle, Vigil and first Mass.
8am, Holy Trinity: Eucharist.
9.45am, Holy Trinity: Sung Eucharist.
11.15am, St Peter's: Whole Parish Eucharist followed by Kir Royale.