This global, ecumenical service was held in St. Michael’s and members of all churches in and around Great Torrington joined us. The service was prepared by the Christian women of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. It was a very moving service and well attended.
Chris Foster, St. Michael's Churchwarden, handmade new red vestments, worn for the first time today to celebrate Christ the King. Beautiful work, thank you Chris.
by Peter Stevens (Assistant Master of Music Westminster Cathedral) on Friday, 3rd May 2019. Peter played works, including Crown Imperial by William Walton (1902 – 1983).
by Christophe Vautier at St Michaels Church, on Sunday, 22nd July 2018. Christophe played works by Debussy, Faure, Franck and Ravel.
It was a great day and it was wonderful to see so many people. Also thank you to everybody who helped to make the day a success.
The Christmas Experience for Bluecoat School was greatly appreciated by children and staff. Our thanks to Terry, Harold, Joyce, Wendy, Ann, Yvonne, and Ben Armstrong.
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A huge THANK YOU to all who made our Christmas Fair on December 3rd a tremendous success. Everyone worked so hard and so many visitors commented on what a lovely occasion it was. The Church was buzzing with activity and we had a wonderful variety of stalls and refreshments. It was great to see so many visitors and children admiring Santa's Grotto and joining in the fun. We welcomed the other Churches from our Benefice to hold stalls, and it was great that they were able to join us and raise money for their Parishes too. Thank you to everyone for their generosity.
On Wednesday 12 October, 2016 classes in Year 2, 68 children in all, from Torrington Bluecoat Primary School visited the Parish Church for the 'Harvest Experience'.
The Harvest Experience is an interactive way to explore the rich harvest of our land and the spiritual harvest of our lives. It enables children to gain a fuller understanding of the significance of nature's cycles of growth, and to explore Christians beliefs about how the spirit of God produces growth in character, in what the Bible calls "Fruit of the Spirit".
As part of their visit each group of 7 or so children, visited displays representing each fruit of the spirit, lead by Fr Peter and members the congregation and before leaving joined together for a song.
Refreshments were provided half way through, and were much enjoyed by teachers, helpers and children alike.
Here are some pictures of the day.
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