Notices for the week beginning on Sunday the 17th of January 2021

All public worship services are currently suspended at St. Peter’s and St. Thomas’s churches.

Dear friends,

In common with other churches in the area, including the cathedral, we have decided to suspend church services for the time being. It’s a decision we have been reluctant to make but it seems the only sensible course at present. We’ll be back as soon as we can. In the meantime, don’t miss our new video ‘Fresh Beginnings’ on


Sunday the 17th of January – the Second Sunday of Epiphany
10:00am Morning Prayer
on the telephone and on Zoom with Steph and Robert.
To join Morning Prayer on the telephone, call 0330 336 0036   and enter PIN code: 586191
To join the video link from your computer, tablet or smart phone click here or go to Zoom.
Meeting ID: 824 3724 7250      Passcode: 639048
The order of service for Morning Prayer is available by clicking here.
11.00am No service
at St Peter’s

Monday the 18th – 25th of January
08:30am – Week of prayer for Christian Unity
You are all invited to join with us and our friends from St Paul’s and St George’s to say Daily Prayer together during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We will be meeting every week day between 18 -25 January, at 8.30am-9.00am. Please join us by using our usual Conference Call number or by Zoom; Click here or login to Zoom and enter Meeting ID:872 4897 4993  Passcode: 062198

Tuesday the 19th of January
08:30am –
see Monday

Wednesday 20th of January
08:30am –
see Monday
10:30am. Coffee Morning
on Zoom. Our coffee morning is back! – please come and join us if you are free. Everyone is very welcome.
To join Click on this link or log in to Zoom using the numbers: Meeting ID: 861 4244 3965      passcode 424197
07:30pm. Bible Study 
Join us for a new series of Bible studies on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm by clicking here
or login to Zoom and enter Meeting ID: 871 4962 3489 and Passcode: 867508

Thursday 21st of January
08:30am –
see Monday
07:00 pm St Peter’s PCC on Zoom – details will be emailed to members

Friday 22nd of January
08:30am –
see Monday

Sunday 24th of January – the Third Sunday of Epiphany. The Fifth Sunday Before Lent.
10:00am Morning Prayer
on telephone and Zoom. Contact details as for Sunday (above)
11.00am No service at St Peter’s

Monday 25th of JanuaryDay of Prayer
To end the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, on Monday 25th January, please join us in a day of prayer for our local communities, our nation, the church and the world. You might want to set aside 3 or 4 shorter times for prayer during the day, or one longer period. Going without something can help to focus you on prayer, or looking at a map of the world, or praying through current news items. You could turn your daily exercise into a prayer walk, or light a candle. There is no ‘right way’ – we just need to do it!

Christmas Online Celebration
Our Christmas Online Celebration is still available on the EVMC website, with contributions from St Peter’s, St Andrew’s and Chevithorne as well as EVMC. Do please watch it and share it with others. We are extremely grateful to Stephen Roche and Dave Burton for making this happen.

Online Services
Recordings of the services over the last month are on the St. Peter’s website. You can listen by clicking here or going to the ‘Services and Extracts’ page from the ‘Services’ tab on the Menu. Our thanks to Stephen Roche and Dave Burton for making this happen.

January Parish Magazine

The St Peter’s, Tiverton and St Thomas’s, Chevithorne with Cove Church Magazine for January 2021 is now available to read on the website. Click the magazine cover to the right or the link for the Parish Magazine page here to see previous issues.

Re-ordering Progress

All requirements of the DAC have now been fulfilled other than the obligation to obtain a professional report on the pews for historical purposes, and that is in hand; our application was recommended and accepted at the DAC meeting on 14 May, which will be followed by the issuing of the required Faculty. The document confirming the agreement of the DAC will be posted on the website and also in a prominent public place, probably in the porch or in one of the protected external notice boards, for 30 days. In addition, the detailed drawings are being published on this website. Click in this link.

The project can now be put out to tender by the architect, using four or five firms with whose work he is familiar. During this process the actual cost of the work will be determined, hopefully within or not greatly exceeding our approved amount of £500k.

Work on the new toilet block may commence once social distancing requirements in the workplace are eased.

Heartfelt gratitude is expressed to David Ricks, without whose work, professional experience and persistence we would probably not have achieved this very welcome outcome.

Here are a few things to remember when accessing the conference call at 10 am on Sunday:

  • The text of the service is on the website. (Click here) It will be emailed to those for whom we have up to date addresses.
  • The new number to join the Conference call and the Access Code are:
  •           Dial-in number: 0330 336 0036
  •           Access code:    586191
  • Steph and Robert will start the call at 9.45am, providing a 15 minute window for people to join and greet each other before the service starts.
  • You may have to try several times.
  • Please then wait until we begin our service at 10.00am.
  • We will start our worship at 10.00am.
  • Once started we will remotely mute your microphones so background noise does not interrupt the flow!
  • If you cannot access the call until after 10.00am don’t be afraid to keep trying – but remember that we will have started. Try and remember that unless you’ve engaged your mute button any noise can be heard.
  • We realise that everyone had a slightly different experience, and so thank you to all of you who gave us feedback.
  • Thank you also to all those who said the service at home.

The conference call phone service will be the same as the published service. Click here for the order of service.
There is also a Zoom video option.  To join the video link from your computer or smart phone see the order of service page.

Notes for Zoomers
If you are joining us via Zoom and you want the order of service in front of you without having to print it first, please follow these instructions to see it on your screen alongside Zoom. This should work for Windows 10 users. Users of other operating systems, iPads etc may need a different approach.

Step 1 open the order of service on your computer

Step 2 start Zoom and join the service
DO NOT ENTER FULL SCREEN (if you do, use the EXIT FULL SCREEN button or ESC to return to the smaller window)
You should now have both the Zoom picture and the order of service on your screen side by side

Step 3 if you need to separate the two open windows, place the cursor on the top bar of either, then left click and hold to drag the window to left or right

Step 4 use your mouse or Page Up / Page Down buttons (up / down arrows) to scroll through the service

If you are using a PC to zoom you may also follow the order of service on your smart phone by opening the St. Peter’s web site in a browser (safari, firefox or edge).


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