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Bullet and Bulletina

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The peregrines continue to cause interest. This week a  pigeon roosted on the same ledge as Bullet. For a few minutes they looked like the best of friends and then …!  Many thanks to Chris Hooper for these stunning photos.

I spy with my two eyes something beginning with …

P … Pigeon! Roosting on my ledge!

For a few minutes we looked like the best of friends and then …! What can I say? T’was not to be!  C’est la vie!

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Healing Service

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Last week’s Healing Service was very spirit filled and we are planning to introduce this service monthly on the second Sunday of the month from September onwards.

Worship@5 – How does God repay the years the locusts have eaten?

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WORSHIP@5 takes take place tomorrow, Sunday 18th June.  Dennis will be tackling the theme “How does God repay the years the locusts have eaten?”  Come and hear the practical ways in which God can do this in our lives.  Doors open at 4.30pm and the 45 minute service starts at 5pm.

Buckfast Abbey Parish Weekend Away

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What a splendid place Buckfast Abbey is for a parish weekend. Our weekend, led by Bishop Peter, is 22nd-24th September and there are still a few places left. Why not come along and join in the fun? See Diana, Valerie or Rod for further details.

Glebe House Demolition

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The Glebe House

All being well, the Glebe House will begin to be demolished on 12th June with the new vicarage being completed around Christmas time. Don’t forgot the “Last Hoorah “ barbeque in the garden on 23rd July, our Patronal Festival Sunday.

Bullet and Bulletina

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Our peregrines, Bullet and Bulletina have continued to attract interest from bird watchers. We now know the following information from expert Ed Drewitt:   JY (Bulletina) was ringed in Bath on the 26th May 2015 as a female. And JN  (Bullett) was ringed in Exeter on the 21st May 2015 as a male. This is very exciting as we have a pair of two ringed birds of known origin.”  Sadly we think there are no chicks. However, peregrines mate for life and these birds are very young. We have had an offer of a peregrine’s platform (a man made scrape would be more stable) and we are exploring a webcam for next year.

 

Trinity Sunday

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Today is Trinity Sunday when we focus on the Christian understanding of the Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  The word Trinity does not appear in the Bible but the Early Church Fathers began to see that a Trinitarian understanding was the only way to make sense of what the disciples had experienced. The classic definition of The Trinity is:

God exists as three persons  but is one being, having a single divine nature. The members of the Trinity are co-equal and co-eternal, one in essence, nature, power, action, and will. As stated in the Athanasian Creed, the Father is uncreated, the Son is uncreated, and the Holy Spirit is uncreated, and all three are eternal without beginning. “The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” are not names for different parts of God, but one name for God because three persons exist in God as one entity. They cannot be separate from one another. Each person is understood as having the identical essence or nature, not merely similar natures.  Confused? Try reading this again slowly.