Men's Breakfast - 15th June

Technically the 15th is the third Saturday but as the second one is so near the beginning of the month I thought it was rather close to the last outing.

You missed a nice home-made perfectly burned sausage on our BBQ and unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures in the excitement of the moment, and wanting to get to eat it.

 

For June I think we are ready to head for the hills – so meet up at 8am at Cullever steps on the Camp Road just before the stream where there is some parking at the top of the track on the left.

Then we will go to the golf club for breakfast.

I expect a few people will be off on holiday so if you are around do see if you can introduce someone else to our gathering as I’m sure there will be space to spare.

Nick
07855 806468

Okehampton Remembers

St James Church, Fore Street, Okehampton

To commemorate the end of World War 1, we will be showing the 'Okehampton Remembers' video
Thursday 8th November mid-day to 5.30pm
Friday 9th November 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10th November 10am - 12noon.
 

Men's Breakfast & Men's Shed News

After a 2 month gap owing to a little wind and rain that seemed to put people off we are expecting a good turnout for the November Men’s Breakfast walk on the 10th November.
I’m pleased to report that the Tors is definitely open and running and Kevin is expecting us at 9am after a brisk walk up Belstone tor or at least a nearby hill starting at 8 am. You have a couple of weeks nearly to get used to the change from summer time so will have to make that extra effort to get out of bed in time.
Added attraction is the craft fair in the Belstone Village Hall that day so you can get the wife a present to compensate for your lengthy absence.

December location is not decided yet but the date is 16th December which is the weekend before the weekend before Christmas so gives you an excuse not to go off to Exeter with the wife shopping. You can be a normal man and leave it to Christmas Eve which is a Monday so shops should be in full swing.

Men’ Shed News.
December 15th is 3 years and 1 day since the inauguration of the Okehampton Men in Sheds operation.

The Men’s Shed will be having another wine and carols evening sometime before Christmas. This year with electric light hopefully. Date TBA.

The shed is getting quite busy and is thinking of starting an additional day, possibly Thursdays. Even if you are a DIYphobe you should come along one Saturday or Wednesday for a cup of tea which tends to happen about 10am and 1pm. We now have a clock so have a better idea when those times are. There is no obligation to stay so you can safely come along for a short chat. If you need to meet someone in Okey why not suggest meeting in the shed instead of under the station clock or perhaps take a walk up the valley from Simmons Park then back by road from the viaduct passing the shed.

Nick
07855 806468
 

*Saturday 15th September 7 pm: ~ 'A Middle Eastern Celebration' *

*Saturday 15th September 7 pm: ~ 'A Middle Eastern Celebration' *
Venue: ~ Church Hall, Market Street, Okehampton EX20 1HN
Cost : ~ £15 to include a welcome drink.

Following on from the success of last year's Greek Night this will be another opportunity to bring your friends to a fun filled evening of music, dance and good food.

Please see Mish Flexman for tickets or for more information.
 

The Sanctuary

 THE SANCTUARY

THE SANCTUARY UPDATE

On Wednesday 27th June 2018 the contoured benches were put into place around the tree stump and prayer completing the Sanctuary Project at All Saints Church coinciding with the All Saints Flower Festival the following weekend.

It is encouraging that the Sanctuary has received a lot of positive feedback despite the Sanctuary looking new and unnatural and the grass brown and trampled. When the grass has regrown to its previous verdant self, the bases have lost their white glare and the benches have toned down the Sanctuary will blend in more with the natural setting of the churchyard and surrounding area.

Now the Sanctuary is open to all for prayer, contemplation and remembrance. Also due to its quiet and natural setting people can sit and connect with the natural world benefitting their health and wellbeing.

For more information about the Sanctuary contact David Back on 07713459189 or email davidback59@btinternet.com.

All Saints Living Churchyards Project is part of the Exeter Diocese Devon Living Churchyards Project.

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Germansweek Church Wins National Lottery Support

Germansweek Church Wins National Lottery Support

Germansweek church has received National Lottery support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Thanks to National Lottery players, essential conservation work can be carried out to the roof and tower. Parts of the church date back to Norman times and it has been a focal point for the local community for many hundreds of years.

Commenting on the award, Churchwarden Jon Walker said “We’re delighted that we’ve received this support thanks to National Lottery players. St. German’s church has played an important part in people’s lives over the centuries and it’s good to know that we can now help to keep it here for future generations.”

GDPR - 25th May 2018

We are currently endeavouring to comply with the new (25th May 2018) GDPR regulations.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). ... GDPR came into effect across the EU on May 25, 2018.

We have updated our 'Privacy Policy' and this can be viewed on the website (links at the bottom of the page).

What is Pilgrim?

“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 York.

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.


For more information http://exeter.anglican.org/christian-faith/explaining-faith/pilgrim-course/ and http://www.pilgrimcourse.org/the-course

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 or Revd Adrian Brook to find out more about pilgrim and what's going on at any particular time.

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15 Jun 2019

Men's Breakfast

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Pub Walk and Lunch
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