Carols by Candlelight 2015

Last evening’s service was very well supported by many of the townsfolk in spite of the inhospitable weather. Our thanks go especially to Joyce and John for setting the candles so tastefully and with such effect.

We wish you all a joyous and peaceful Christmas.

Carols by Candlelight 2015

We now have an additional website – please give a visit

We have today launched an additional site for our church. It deals with our history and development in Seaton and will appeal to history buffs and those researching local history. We hope you find it interesting.

Please click here to trace our story since the early 1800’s.

Will you be our very welcome stranger?

Wednesday morning’s ‘Drop-in’ (10am to 11.30am) is always a rewarding experience.Stranger

Somehow it feels to be an honour when a new face or our regular visitors come through the doors.

Who will it be today?

Free drinks, porridge, cake, good company and banter if that is your thing.

If you wish, please feel free to join in with others for an optional 10 minutes of worship, prayer and reflection in the church at 11am.

Life is but a Weaving

The Tapestry Poem

My life is but a weaving

Between my God and me.

I cannot choose the colours

He weaveth steadily.

 

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;

And I in foolish pride

Forget He sees the upper

And I the underside.

 

Not ’til the loom is silent

And the shuttles cease to fly

Will God unroll the canvas

And reveal the reason why.

 

The dark threads are as needful

In the weaver’s skillful hand

As the threads of gold and silver

In the pattern He has planned.

 

He knows, He loves, He cares;

Nothing this truth can dim.

He gives the very best to those

Who leave the choice to Him.

This poem is quoted by Corrie Ten Boom, but the authorship is unknown.

Wonderful photographs

A great discovery!! I’ve stumbled upon a website called Past Remains and it contains many great images of ‘past times’. The photographer is Eileen Wright and I’ve copied the following text from her website.

‘A  lady with a passion for photography, old buildings and the landscape, I started this site in order to document my visits of derelict places, remains of WW2 defences and other relics of the past. I also had a far-reaching plan of connecting the history of these places with the landscape in which they lie…which seemed a long way away from completing, as there were so many site visits and hundreds of photos to include. It’s been a fantastic journey over the last few years to get all my previous explores included, along with new ones on the way, and am now working on the overall ‘big picture’ and the historical connections of the area where I live, which will be in the new Lyme Bay section.’

Many of Eileen’s images are of our own church here in Seaton and she has generously given me permission to show some of them on our own site and I plan to add them to our Gallery page in due course. They are all subject to copyright and will bear the caption ‘Copyright Eileen Wright’.

Meanwhile, go to her site and see her pictures there. I’ve also included a link to her site on our Useful Links > Other organisations page.

If you are looking after someone…

…who looks after you?

If you care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled, a confidential Carer Health and Wellbeing Check can help:

Feeling safe at home, having time for yourself, keeping yourself healthy, feeling less stressed, planning for the future.

Take the first step, book a check today: Tel: 03456 434 435 or http://www.devoncarers.org.uk

Our local Carer Support Officer is Sue Page. Sue looked in at this morning’s Drop-in and left a leaflet for us that is now on the notice board in the vestibule.