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St Nectan's Church - Welcombe

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What’s on

April  2017

4th WI Group meeting
5th PCC AGM, all welcome 7.30pm St Nectan’s Welcombe
7th  (Fri) Cornwall Youth Orchestra at Truro Cathedral
10th   Welcombe Lunch Club , Village Hall, Please book with Sheila Wade/Helen Bence
11th  WI Village Hall 7.30pm
13th Maundy Thursday 7.30pm in the Church
15th Easter Ceilidh  6.30pm Village Hall. Bring your own food & drink, family fun, details form Sarah Mills at Watergap.
21st  Film Club Village Hall 7.30pm Film Short  8pm  main feature . See posters or email info
24th  Lunch Club Village Hall, Please book with Sheila /Helen
27th  Wine & Wisdom Meddon Village Hall  7.30pm

May 2017

8th Welcombe Lunch Club , Village Hall, Please book with Sheila Wade/Helen Bence
9th WI Village Hall 7.30pm
13th Hartland Chamber Orchestra Bideford Methodist Church
20th Hartland Chamber Orchestra West Putford Church
22nd Welcombe Lunch Club , Village Hall, Please book with Sheila Wade/Helen Bence
23rd Film Club date & programme tbc
25th Ascension Day Walk to the beach followed by light supper. Meet at Church at 6.30pm


Revd Wendy Mitchell will be retiring at the end of April, and we’ll be saying farewell to her at a special service on Sunday 23rd April at 11am in St James.  We’re hoping as many people as possible will come.  There’ll be a bring ‘n’ share lunch afterwards.



We are holding a confirmation service in the summer. Preparation sessions will begin soon after Easter please contact Brenda if you are interested in finding out more. 01237 441271


Four at Four

 The fourth of these services involving the whole team will be held on June 4th when we will celebrate Pentecost at Hole Farm with an informal praise service suitable for all ages, followed by a shared tea


Weekly Events :

Mondays        Bell-ringing Welcombe Church from 7.30-9pm
Men’s Skittles at the Village Hall in the evening
Tuesdays        Short Mat Bowls at Morwenstow Village Hall 7.30pm
Wednesdays   Stitch and Sew group at Village Hall 10am-12 mid-day
Wednesday     Welcombe Bridge Club 7 -9.30pm Village Hall
Thursdays      9.30-1130 am Children’s Playgroup
Thursday       Evening Yoga in the Village Hall


Cornwall Youth Orchestra:
Friday 7th April evening concert at Truro Cathedral. 

Hartland Chamber Orchestra (all evening concerts):
Saturday May 13th Bideford Methodist Church
Saturday May 20th West Putford Church
Sunday June 11th St Swithun's Church Littleham
Wednesday June 21st Buckland House
Saturday July 22nd Stoke Church Hartland
Friday August 11th Hartland Parish Hall


Games & Skittles Evenings

The Games & Skittles Evenings will be held in Welcombe Village Hall from 7.00 to 9.00 pm. and are open to any youngsters aged between 9 and 15 years.   The games include table tennis, pool, skittles, table football and card games, outdoor games, rounders etc weather permitting.

Dates usually last Saturday in the month, but please contact Diana for December/January/February dates

There is a small charge of £2 to cover the hire of the hall and refreshments.
The youngsters are welcome to bring a friend and any suitable games.

           Diana Holdaway  (01288 331252)


Welcombe Lunch Club

Dates will be advised at each lunch club, otherwise ring Sheila or Helen

 Further details etc   Contact Sheila (331391 ) or Helen  (331427)


Welcombe Sewing Group meet every Wednesday from 10 -12.30 in Welcombe Village Hall.  Please come along with your sewing project and you will be made very welcome. There is a small charge of £1.50 and that includes a cup of coffee/tea.

For full details of regular events at Meddon Village Hall, including spinners & weavers, fitness, Pilates, morsbagging, family history circle, lunch club, & all events, please visit the Meddon Village Hall website (google!)



Events coming up

On the 5th of April at 7.30 it is the APCM which is the AGM of the Church. Anybody on the Electoral role or who is a regular worshipper is entitled to come along. The accounts are reviewed, reports read and the Church Wardens are elected. It isn’t actually as dull as it sounds though and there are light refreshments served!

Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday, 9th April at 9.30 in our church. This will be a family service. We are hoping to find a donkey or pony who might be able to lead us from the Village Hall to the Church, weather permitting!

Maundy Thursday, 13th April at 7.30. Brenda and Jane will wash the feet of the congregation. This signifies one of the last acts that Jesus undertook on Earth, washing his Disciples feet at the Last Supper and delivers to us an important message.

On Holy Saturday, 15th  April, there is a service at St Nectan’s, Stoke, at 8pm. This where all the churches of the Coast Mission Community will bring their new Paschal Candles to be lit and blessed before being returned to their home church where the flame is then used to light Baptismal and wedding candles and is lit for funerals for the entire year.

Easter Sunday, 16th April and will be a Welcombe Service followed by teas and coffees.

On the 25th May it is Ascension Day. This is 40 days after Easter and it is when we observe when Jesus ascended in to Heaven. This year we thought it would be nice to mark it and so are having a walk from the Church, down to the beach and back for a light supper. Meeting at the Church at 6.30pm.

So that is another busy few months in our lovely little Church and we hope there is something there for everyone and Happy Easter!





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  This site was last updated on 11th May 2016 by  Howard Pankhurst  who would welcome any comments and suggestions  

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