Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

On Saturday 27th May, a group of enthusiastic prayer-walkers roamed the lanes, fields and churches of the four villages praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, starting in Talaton and heading to Whimple (for coffee and cake), Clyst St Lawrence (for the loo!), Clyst Hydon (for a picnic lunch) and back to Talaton (for more tea and cake and the loo again). Over the course of the day, 25 or so people joined us, including the young and the not quite so young. 


Many thanks to all who came. Special thanks to Tim and Sheila, our intrepid leaders, for organising the route and the prayer resources. Thanks too to Mary and team for the delicious cakes at Whimple, to Hannah, David, Jenny and Graham for the welcome use of their facilities (!), to Hannah for the cold water and oranges, and to Sarah and Chris Jones for providing the very welcome cuppa over lunch together. Definitely worth doing again!

 Fit and Raring to Go



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Whimple Abseil and Teddy Zipwire

Whimple Abseil and Teddy Zipwire

St Mary’s Church, with the help of the Rock Climbing and Caving Centre is holding a sponsored abseil.  REGISTER NOW – pick up a form from the Whimple village shop or the church or alternatively request one from Bruce Truscott,,
Tel 01404 823063.


 Brave teddies are invited to take part in a special Zipwire challenge


Not good with heights? No problem, come along and enjoy the Fete, 2:30pm – 4:30pm in the Church grounds and village Square. Fun for all the family, including live music, games and delicious food and drink. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - get involved by helping with the fete!  For further information please contact Ian Spicer. Tel: 01404 823640.



All proceeds raised are to support the Whimple Church building. The tower dates back to 1571 and this is its first ever abseil! Funds will help to maintain this wonderful old building and improve it for community use.


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Churches4All Prayer Walk

Churches4All Prayer Walk

Churches4All Prayer Walk


Join us as we walk between the four villages of our Mission Community.

Starting at St James the Great in Talaton at 9am, we will walk to St Mary's in Whimple where we will take a short break for Coffee and Cakes.

The next stage of the walk will be from St Mary's to Clyst St Lawrence and then to Clyst Hydon for lunch (bring your own)

Finally we will walk back to Talaton where Cream Teas await in the Village Hall (plus Open Gardens)


Copies of the itinerary are available in all of the churches.


You can join us at any point on the walk and go as far as you want but Chris, Sheila and Tim will be walking the whole route, regardless of the weather!!!!


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Annual Churchyard Tidy Up Talaton

Annual Churchyard Tidy Up
Well the tidy up eventually went ahead in perfect weather, after we'd had to postpone the scheduled date due to heavy rain! A good number of people came along for a couple of hours, and the churchyard, after the long winter months, is now back to its springtime best. It wasn't all hard work, with a lot of laughs all morning, and teas and coffees accompanied by some excellent cake.

This is a purely voluntary morning, designed to keep our lovely church at its best, and we'd love to see you next year if you fancy joining in. Huge thanks to the team this year:

Sue and Chris Harwood

Gordon and Jenny Pring 

Andy and Jan May

Lee French (wearing the very fetching flower behind his ear)

Jonathan Boles

And of course Jo Spencer for the refreshment



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