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Lee Abbey : Nick Page

Our visit to Devon was to stay at Lee Abbey the Christian Guest House and Retreat Centre near Lynton.  Our visit was to attend a course led by Nick Page a writer whose many books we have enjoyed and whose humour is infectious.

Here is the view from our window as the rain falls and the wind howls!

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Journey to North Devon

On our journey to North Devon we stayed over in Oxford for two nights and then had two more nights at Tintern.  Here we visited David’s friend Margaret and attended worship, which she led, at the Anglican Convent Ty Mawr.  Here is Tintern Abbey which was only a few yards from our hotel.  It was looking very ethereal on a misty Monday morning.

Travelling over Exmoor we were pleased to see some of the famous ponies.

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Here are some of the wild goats at the entrance to the Valley of Rocks.

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Please Remember

Posted for dear friends who are really going through it at present.

How often do you sit at home and wish someone would ring you and suggest, well anything rather than these 4 walls? How many of you have had a night out planned, or arranged coffee with friends and suddenly “these 4 walls” seem the only safe haven because it’s the only place you don’t have to pretend you are ok, so you cancel. Or when you are invited out you tell them how terribly sorry you are but you’re already booked up that weekend, when you are actually just really busy holding it together in your safe box. And so the first problem starts, all by itself. People stop asking you and the isolation that at first wasn’t true becomes your only truth.
Please don’t give up on your friends. Ring them, go round, even when they don’t want you to. Because they really do they just don’t know how to say it.
Everyone says: “If you need anything, don’t hesitate. I’ll be there for you “.

Mental Health Awareness

This is the Week of Prayer version of Encounter an occasional, often seasonal meditative event organised by three ladies from three different churches within CTiH.  Held this time at St.Joseph’s.

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Reading, lighting candles and writing letters to God.

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A colouring activity to aid meditation.

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Finally tea, coffee biscuits and conversation.

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The Ministries of Reconciliation at the Row Chapel with Tim fFrench:

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Mediations on Beauty and Brokenness at Great Meeting, Hadleigh United Reformed Church.

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The United Service was held at Great Meeting, Hadleigh United Reformed Church.

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We built a wall to confess our failures which have caused division in the Church.

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All that divides us from God died with Christ on the cross

We are again one with him, we commit ourselves in the power of his Spirit,

to break down our divisions and become one with each other,

so that Christ’s name may be glorified, the kingdom come and God’s will be done.

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