“The Pilgrim course is a journey to the heart of God and to a living,
personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” The Archbishops of Canterbury and
Pilgrim is a major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of
England. It aims to help every local church create a place where people can
explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.
We are intending to have at least one of the pilgrim courses running somewhere
within the Mission Community at all times and would also be very willing to
facilitate a new group at any time too. Anyone who is interested can contact
Revd Steve Cook, Revd Adrian Brook or Revd Ruth Hansford to find out more about
pilgrim and what's going on at any particular time.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SPONSORED OUR BIKE RIDE IN AID OF DEVON HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST!
Rev. Ruth Hansford (Team Vicar of Hatherleigh, Meeth, Exbourne, Jacobstowe and Northlew in the Northmoor Team Ministry) and her son Brendan (8 years old) would like to announce that we completed our bike ride for Devon Historic Churches Trust from Hatherleigh via the back road to Jacobstowe and back. The pull up Park Road and then to the top of Hatherleigh Moor required several pauses and much puffing (particularly by Ruth). As we coasted our way down past the Upcotts to Cadham, we realised that going back would involve a good deal of going uphill. We reached Jacobstowe Church in just over 45 minutes and enjoyed having a break at the Cream Teas there (with Ruth looking rather flushed!!). Refreshed and replenished, we set out on our return and, after 55 minutes, whizzed down the hill to finish at Hatherleigh Church. As we wheeled our bikes up the church path towards home, Brendan said, ‘That was great fun!’ After riding 9 miles in less than 2 hours, Brendan immediately got off his bike after cycling up the drive to charge off and join his sister Krysty playing with friends at our neighbour’s house! Rev. Ruth went inside for an Almond Magnum and a sit down with a very welcome cup of tea.
Our Advent course this year will be looking at another of the Pilgrim course series. We will be exploring The Eucharist; what it means, how we celebrate it and why it is central to our Christian faith.
It will run at Bratton Clovelly School Room on Mondays at 7.30pm and the Fox and Hounds Hotel at Bridestowe on Thursdays at 11.00am.
This means that we have had to change the days of the Bridestowe prayer group for the duration - all details can be seen on the calendar.