St George's - Holcombe

St George's Holcombe

It is hoped to recommence Communal Worship on 11th October at 09.30. The further hope is that Communal Worship will alternate weekly with said Holy Communion. Please look at the full details in Issue 9 of Turret Times September 2020. In particular please note that the congregation will be limited to 21 persons; and it's important to book a seat(s) by phoning St. Gregory's Church Office between 12 and 2 PM on the preceding Wednesday.

ANNUAL MEETING 2020
Notices will be going up soon at St George's and information posted on the St George's Facebook page and website about the forthcoming Annual Meeting (postponed from 5 April) which is now taking place via Zoom on THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm.  This meeting is open to anyone in the St George's congregation but only those who are on the church's Electoral Roll may vote at any elections etc.  We are limited in our ways of getting this information out to the wider community so would appreciate it if everyone can try and spread the word.  Not everyone is able or willing to use Zoom of course but the link for the meeting is included in the latest TT and also every week in the Benefice e-letter - and also here!https://zoom.us/j/6591842294?pwd=TGl1dWdqdzEvOHgyaC9qTVlBeHRIQT09
Meeting ID: 659 184 2294     Password: 995468 (although these are not usually needed).
It would extremely helpful if you could let me know via email if you are intending to join the meeting so that we have some idea of how many to expect.

ELECTORAL ROLL   This has been revised (as usual each year) and the roll which was produced for the postponed April meeting will be posted up at St George's soon for people to check. Any changes should be reported to the Secretary so the roll can be amended accordingly before the meeting. If you wish to join the roll please contact  asap for an application form - but once the annual meetings are over you can join at any time throughout the year and as there have been no services for so long I don't suppose there are any likely new candidates at the moment. If you know of anyone on the roll that has sadly died in the past 6 months (information that would normally have been disseminated at services etc) then please get in touch  so that amend the roll can be amended to avoid upset to relatives etc. 

St. George's is to be found in the heart of the village, below the Village Hall with its car park, and the Castle Inn. It was built in 1867 as a school and “Chapel of Ease” for the parish of Dawlish, extended in 1890 and consecrated as a District Church to St George the Martyr on April 22nd 1945. It is much loved by many in the local community.

The congregation is drawn from the village of Holcombe and from Dawlish and Teignmouth. Those who come value the friendliness and community spirit that a smaller church can provide.

As well as the regular Sunday morning services of Holy Communion, there is a wide range of activities: the weekly mid-week service with prayer time; the weekly Bible Study group; the monthly Drop In, the joint lunch with the Residents’ Association: and a monthly Eat & Enlightenment discussion group at the Castle Inn. 

 

There is a team who will visit to pray with or take Communion to the housebound on request.

There is a beautiful garden alongside the Church which many value as a place for prayer and quiet reflection. At the end of the garden is a Garden of Remembrance where the remains of villagers and church members are interred. Both church and garden are open all day every day.

 

In 2018 the Church Council turned its attention to the ancillary rooms which were constructed in 1980 but which were now posing challenges. Thanks to a generous legacy new catering facilities were vreated alongside a total refurbishment of the Church Rooms,including the foyer and accesible toilet. In addition, for some years the Council has been trying to create accessibility. At the moment, the church and garden can only be accessed via the Victorian steps; but wheelchair access is now provided through the Church Rooms foyer. In addition the North side of the church roof and the new foyer has been retiled.

 

For more information about church activities, see St George's, Holcombe Facebook page.

 

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