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Welcome to the Five Alive Mission Community serving the parishes of Dalwood, Kilmington, Shute, Stockland and Yarcombe.

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    My Hope UK with Billy Graham

    my hope ukDid you know that Billy Graham will reach the grand age of 96 years on 7th November?

    As part of the celebrations, a new 30 minute film entitled ‘The Cross’ has been produced which is a fast-moving documentary style production including contributions from contemporary musicians and a special message from the veteran evangelist himself.

    You are warmly  invited to attend one of the screenings being shown throughout the Five Alive Mission Community:

    7pm on Sunday 9th November at the Tuckers Arms, Dalwood (£5 to include supper, tel. 01404 831009 to book)

    4pm on Sunday 16th November at the Village Hall, Whitford (Free admission to film and tea party)

    7pm on Friday 28th November at St Giles Church, Kilmington (Free admission)

    7pm on Sunday 30th November at The Baptist Chapel, Yarcombe  (Free admission)

    Please come along and bring a friend!

    Welcome to Reverend Simon Holloway!

    welcomeThe Five Alive Mission Community is very much looking forward to the arrival of our new priest in charge, Revd Simon Holloway who with his wife Pauline  will be arriving from Cyprus & the Gulf to take up residency in the Vicarage at Kilmington in September.

    Simon’s Licensing Service by the Bishop of Crediton will take place at St Michael & All Angels, Stockland at 7.30 pm 0n Monday 29th September and  will be followed by refreshments in the Village Hall.

    Simon and Pauline will be out and about at events and services in all five parishes during the autumn and I’m sure they will be made very welcome!

    Faith, Fun and Foolishness!

    RBThe Five Alive Mission Community invites you all to a special afternoon event!

    When? 3pm Sunday 17th August

    Where? Stonehayes Farm, Dalwood Ex13 7DW

    What? Roly Bain, Clown, minister and gifted storyteller puts across the message in a unique and entertaining way

    This fun event is suitable for children and adults.  Tea and cake will be served after the Service.

    Stockland Flower Festival, 6th, 7th & 8th June

    flower festivalCome along to St Michael and All Angels’ Church Stockland this weekend where there will be a wonderful collection of flower displays celebrating Village Life in 1914 to present time.

    The church will be open from 10.00am to 6.00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there will be a variety of music recitals over the three days.

    Coffee, tea and light lunches will be available to enjoy in this beautiful village church.

    For more information please contact Rozanne Bulmer on 01404 881838 or

    Coffee morning at Shute Church

    coffee morningFriends of Shute and Whitford Churches will be holding a Coffee Morning from 10am – 2pm at Shute Church on Saturday 26th April. 

    The bellringers will be ringing during the morning and renowned international organist Peter Lea – Cox will also be performing.

    Gilly Humphreys will be selling her fabulous Pottlelake Pots and greetings cards, so please come along and support the Church.


    Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela Illustrated Talk

    santiagopilgrimsBrother Samuel of Hillfield Friary near Dorchester will be giving an illustrated talk in Kilmington Village Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 4th April.

    For centuries, pilgrims have walked, ridden or cycled to this great Cathedral in North West Spain where the remains of St James were reputed to have been brought by boat from Jerusalem.

    Brother Samuel will be telling us about his own journey and experiences en route in what promises to be a fascinating account.

    Entrance is free with interval refreshments, but donations for the work of Hillfield Priory would be much appreciated.

    Wings for Worship Course

    wings for worshipAre you involved in any way in leading the services in your church? Are you looking for a positive and stimulating way to observe Lent this year? If so, this is the course for you.

    Andrew Maries, Diocesan Consultant for Liturgy & Music has once again agreed to lead 5 ‘Wings for Worship’ sessions, on Thursday evenings from 6th March until 10th April, excluding 3rd April.

    The sessions will be held at St John the Baptist Church, Yarcombe and will begin at 6.45pm.  Andrew will explore techniques and tips for preparing intercessions, reading lessons, using music in worship and ‘what it’s like to be up front’

    If you would like to know more, please contact Rev’d Anne Mills on 01404 861430

    Church Supper

    church supperThe next Church Supper will take place at The Tuckers Arms in Dalwood at 7pm on Thursday 6th February.

    The Rev’d Canon Anna Norman-Walker will be posing the question ‘Why would anyone want to be a Christian today?’

    Anna is an excellent speaker and The Tuckers Arms will provide a scrumptious supper as usual.

    Cost is £10 to include supper.  Please contact Wendy Randle on 07923 923382 or email to reserve a place.

    Bring a friend!

    Advent Taize Service

    visitation_taizeThe parishes of the Five Alive Mission Community will be coming together at 11.00am on Sunday 1st December at St John the Baptist, Yarcombe for an Advent Service.

    Led by our combined choir, we will be incorporating songs and prayers in the reflective Taize tradition.

    Come and join us in preparing for the coming of the Christ Child!


    Sunday Evening ‘Light Bite’

    wine and cheeseCome and join us on Sunday 24th November in Yarcombe Church at 7.30pm for our next ‘Sunday Evening Light Bite’ service, and bring a friend.

    This service is a new venture for us.  Informal in style and with music from Maggie’s Men and the Maglets, it is worship you could invite anyone to, whether they are a church goer, or have little or no experience of church.  We would like to welcome everyone and at the end of our worship we will be serving wine, cheese and nibbles.  See you there.