Notices for the week beginning on Sunday the 25th of October 2020

Sunday Services 25th October
We look forward to seeing and hearing you again on Sunday. Don’t forget to put your clocks back.
09:30am. Said Eucharist at St Andrew’s with Father Richard
10:00am. Morning Prayer on the telephone and on Zoom with Steph & 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 see the numbers at the top of the order of service.
The order of service for Morning Prayer is available by clicking here.
11:00am. Holy Communion at St Peter’s
Please remember your order of service (if you have one already) and your mask or other face covering.

Monday 26th
11:00am.   Open for Private Prayer
in the Greenway Chapel at St Peter’s until 12:30

Wednesday 28th
10:30am. Coffee Morning on Zoom

We had a very happy time last Wednesday and look forward to meeting again this week at 10.30am. Please get yourself a cup of coffee and join us for a chat.
Click this link or log in to Zoom using the numbers:
Meeting ID: 825 5375 4237      passcode 740648

Bible Study
Bible Study is having a break during October. We’ll be back on Wednesday 4th November at 7.30pm with a new study Living with a World of Difference – a five session course from USPG celebrating diversity within the Anglican Communion.
To join Zoom Meeting click on this link or log in to Zoom using the numbers:
Meeting ID: 895 3460 3248      passcode 636788

Thursday 29th
  1:30pm.   Open for Private Prayer in the Greenway Chapel at St Peter’s until 3:00pm.

Friday 30th
  2:00pm.   Open for Private Prayer
at St Andrew’s until 3:00

Sunday 1st of November
  9:30am.   Said Eucharist
at St Andrew’s
10:00am.   Morning Prayer on the telephone and on Zoom.
11:00am.   Holy Communion at Peter’s

Every blessing,


Save the date!

On 2 December 2020 you are invited to a special Advent Celebration, to be held at St Peter’s Tiverton at 4.00pm. More details will follow.

Christmas Services

There will be no Christingle service this year and no midnight services at St. Peter’s or St. Thomas’s church. Instead there will be a service of Holy Communion on Thursday evening the 24th of December at 6:00pm at St. Thomas’s and at 8:00pm at St. Peter’s. Spaces will be limited so booking for these services is advised. More details will be provided later.

On Christmas Day there will be an online service of Morning Prayer at 10:00am.

Exe Valley and St Peter’s Online Harvest

Please have a look at our Exe Valley and St Peter’s Online Harvest. It is now available on the Exe Valley website at
It includes harvest songs and prayers, and photographs taken locally. We hope you will find it uplifting. Perhaps you could meet with a couple of others in your bubble and watch it together? Our thanks to all our contributors, especially to producer Stephen Roche for his creativity and enthusiasm.

Private Prayer

Both St Peter’s and St Andrew’s are open for private prayer. Government guidance on hygiene and distancing will be strictly observed. The pattern of opening is:
Mondays:          St Peter’s (Greenway Chapel)               11:00 – 12:30
Tuesdays:          St Andrew’s                                             10:30 – 11:30
Thursdays:        St Peter’s (Greenway Chapel)               1:30 – 3:00
Fridays:              St Andrew’s                                             2:00 – 3:00

Justin Montague will be with the Exe Valley Mission Community for four weeks over the next couple of months. Justin is a curate at St George and St Paul’s and is interested in exploring multi-parish rural ministry. Justin will be ‘shadowing’ Steph, and so will turn up on Zoom for our Sunday morning worship.

Here is what to expect at St Peter’s if you join us for the 11 am service this Sunday:

Before you arrive:
· Consider your own risk – you might want to look at the NHS guidance.
· We ask you NOT to attend the service if you have symptoms of Covid19.
· Bring your own hand sanitiser to the service if you can.
· You must wear a mask or face covering.

When you arrive:
· Please keep a safe distance from others until a sidesperson invites you in.
· We will ask for your name and phone number for NHS Test & Trace.
· After sanitizing your hands, you will be shown to a seat.
· You will be given an order of service – this is your own copy.
· If you need an order of service in large print, please ask a sidesperson.
· Please remain at your seat until the service is over.
· It may be cooler than expected as doors and windows will be kept open for ventilation.
· The children’s corner will not be available.

During the Service:
· There will be no singing during the service to reduce the risk of infection.
· Please say prayers and responses quietly to reduce the risk of infection.
· When we share the peace, we will remain in our places.
· Communion will be given in one kind (bread only) and without words.
· Quiet music will play, and the bread will be brought to you at your seat.

At the end of the service:
· Please do not move from your seat until a sidesperson asks you to do so.
· Your order of service cannot be reused, so please take it home.
· Please do not stop to chat while leaving the building.

See the full risk assessment by clicking here.

See the C of E guidelines by clicking here.

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).

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 this year, once social distancing requirements in the workplace are eased, but it is thought likely that internal work will be deferred until after Christmas as we need the church to be fully functional during the period between Remembrance Sunday and Christmas.

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

October Parish Magazine

The St Peter’s, Tiverton and St Thomas’s, Chevithorne with Cove Church Magazine for October 2020 is now available to read on the website. Click the link for the Parish Magazine page here or in the Quick Links section of the home page.


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