On Saturday 19th September 2015, Jane Atkinson held an Open House at her new home to celebrate its near-completion, and for all the curious to view. Tea, coffee and cake were served with all proceeds coming to St Michael's.
Below are a few photos of the event...
We are looking forward to having lots of visitors.
We have borrowed some mannequins to hold the dresses for the wedding dress display on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th August... so here are some photos of their transportation from museum to Church, with the help of visiting bell ringers.
Getting the mannequins ready for the display.
We will have 18 dresses on display, and some wedding photos too.
Here are some pictures of the wedding dresses displayed on Friday and Saturday.
Some beautiful colourful South American crosses designed by Year 1 at the Bluecoat School as part of their Arts Weeks. The Easter song, ‘When I think about the cross’ was used as a stimulus for the drawings. The children also wrote about what they think of when they see the cross at Easter time.
Ian the window cleaner called to let me know that his new hobby is high level photography using a camera mounted on a little plane... he has taken a video of the outside of the church and has loaded it onto You Tube,
as you can see he did this one on a very cold day recently...
We had a very good Harvest Festival on Tuesday 14th October at 6pm with Fr Nigel Jackson-Stevens leading our service, as is part of our heritage the offertory goes to the Leprosy Mission this was £132-45 thanks to all. Some photos are below:
Today (Wednesday, 10th September 2014) at Cross, Mrs Cotton hosted a lunch party on behalf of Taddiport Church, where an engraved jug of the Church was presented to Fr Lawrence and Jacqueline as a leaving gift.
As you probably know the Cavaliers are hosting a scarecrow competition in the town.... we have started work on our entry.... can you guess what its going to be?
Voting takes place on the Cavaliers Facebook page where photos of all the entries will be posted.
Update: August 2014
After a very busy few months greeting people at the door and posing for photos, Ignatius our scarecrow has gone for a well earned rest. Thank you to everybody who voted for him, he came second in the competition.
Gabriel Hummerstone has sent us some photos of a sculpture being carved and offered in memory of his mother, Clarissa. It is en route to St.Mary's Lastingham for Good Friday (2014).
Little Angels and Saints started today and here are a couple of pictures of the children and mums enjoying themselves.
On Sunday 12th January 2014, The Right Reverend Geoffrey Rowell visited Taddiport Church for our 9am Sung Mass before going to Torrington for their 10am Service. It was a surprise to us but most enjoyable. Bishop Geoffrey has just retired as the Bishop of Europe and this was his first visit to Taddiport.
On Mothering Sunday, March 10th 2013 the Bishop of Exeter, Michael Langrish dedicated the new belfry screen at a Sung Evensong at Taddiport Church.
You can read more and see some more photos on the Belfry Project page.
There are also some pictures of the Bishop's visit to St Michael's at the 10am Service on the Children's page.
This week we have experienced a most beautiful Pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of 'Our Lady of Walsingham' in Norfolk. Both for those who went for the first time and those who had been before, it was a special journey of discovery and rediscovery. We joined with pilgrims from St. Peter's Plymouth and Bp. John Ford led the addresses based on 'showing the face of Jesus'. Special prayers were said for everyone here in Torrington.
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