St Budeaux Parish Church

JESUS - Real Hope for Real People

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! ! Corona Virus Update ! !

Sunday Worship

Now that restrictions have been lifted, we welcome all who wish to attend our morning worship “In person”.

There will be a regular Communion service at 9.00am and Morning Worship at 11.00am. However...

As the pandemic is far from over, we would encourage all who attend to continue to practice social distancing and strongly recommend that masks continue to be worn if at all possible.

We will of course be keeping all this under review, as further government announcements are made, and will adapt accordingly.

Our 11.00am livestreamed and recorded worship will continue and can be accessed by clicking the buttons

and following the links below.

!! W O R S H I P !!

The following link will take you to the recording of today's 11am Advent Sunday service on YouTube.

For Sunday November 28th

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See our "Upcoming Events" panel below for our latest updates.

All previous recorded services are available on our YouTube channel and through our Facebook page.

Links to Bedtime Stories and other content for children are on the Church's Facebook page and can also be viewed in the Facebook panel below.

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!! Christianity Explored !!

What's the best news you've ever heard?

Was it surprising? Did it change the way you think? Or was it something you wanted to be true but didn't dare hope?

Christianity Explored is a relaxed and informal way of sharing the best news you can ever hear, and gives people space and time to think about the big questions of life.

Over seven sessions (and an away day) with Mark’s Gospel, guests find out more about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ.

Who’s it For?

Anyone. Anyone wanting to learn about Christianity, to further their understanding, or just asking the question - what do I believe?

It is ideal as a next step if you have previously been on an Alpha course, but people can equally come from scratch.

Rev Stephen Beach is offering two additional weeks at the end of the course for anyone wanting to explore Confirmation.

When & Where?

Started on 4th October, but spaces are still available; Mondays at 7.30pm - Lower Hall, St Budeaux Church Community Hall, PL5 2HN

To find out more please email Phill Parker or phone 01752 659856. (

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Are you feeling bored or anxious? Have you still got that ‘shut in’ feeling?

In these stressful days, jigsaws are remaining popular as a way of passing the time or taking your mind off what is going on at the moment.

Several people have commented on how much this simple pastime has helped them.

We are offering a free delivery / collection service from our Jigsaw Library to those in the PL5 area.

For more information contact Lyn and Ted on 01752 706728 or email jigsaws (

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Corona Virus

As we learn more about living with Covid-19, we are making every effort to proceed with safety uppermost in our plans and consequently some Upcoming Events may be subject to last-minute cancellation or postponement, however...

We will continue with 9.00am and 11.00am service times on Sundays, with the 11.00am service still being livestreamed, and we will continue reviewing what we do in line with the government's future announcements and other guidance from Exeter Diocese.

As new things are starting up and other things are restarting (eg zoom Bible Study), and as we need to find volunteers for a number of key roles really urgently, it is always important to start with prayer.

We have prayer meetings on Zoom on Wed and Sat at 9am. If you would like to join in face to face, then let us know and we can host one or both in church.

Also Call for prayer: different weeks different times...

Friday 10th December 10pm-12midnight on zoom and in church

Saturday 18th Dec – 9am-12noon in church, 9-10 only on zoom

Saturday 8th Jan – 9am-12noon in church, 9-10 only on zoom

Sunday 16th Jan – 7pm – 9pm in church

A reminder: Church is open for quiet prayer on Wednesdays from 10.30 -noon. If you are free, please make an effort to come in to pray quietly.

We really do need the Spirit of God to lead and guide us as we negotiate these next days and months.

More News! Our Advent and Christmas services are planned as follows:

Sunday 28th November - 9 and 11 Advent Sunday

Sunday 5th December - Communion at 9 and 11

Sunday 12th December - 9am Holy Communion

Sunday 12th December - 11am Nativity

Sunday 19th December - 10am Holy Communion

Sunday 19th December - 7pm Carols and Candlelight

Monday 20th 7pm Open Air Carols (outside the Hall - Foundation School Choir singing)

Friday 24th 7pm Christmas Eve - Carols, Communion, Candlelight

Saturday 25th 10am Christmas Day Service (short informal service followed by communion)

Sunday 26th 10am Boxing Day Service (Communion)

Sunday 2nd January - 10am Holy Communion

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Jan - 10am One Joint Service bringing together our 9 and 11 congregations. Communion on 16th &30th

During the Week

School Prayer Walk – Prayer Walking for School has now resumed – but is on TUESDAYS at 10.30

Bible Study on Tues at 7.30 – Our Tuesday evening Zoom Bible Study is on Zoom but is hosted now from the church building so if you would like to join from there, do feel welcome but let Stephen know or ask him for the Zoom details!

Wed and Sat at 9:00am – reflections and prayers - via Zoom. We would love more people to give it a try too. No prior experience needed.

Thursday Afternoons 1pm in church. Try our new Day Time Get Together to Chat, to Pray, to Learn from the Bible and Meet with God?

You can just turn up but it is helpful if you let Stephen know if you are coming

The Church Building will be open on Wednesdays, 10.30am-12.00 noon, for quiet private prayer.

Playtots Playtots is back. We do have spaces for anyone who wishes to join in the fun and make new friends. For further information please contact Lyn through email at Early Years (

Care Team - We are all here to look out for each other; if our Care Team can help, please do get in touch by calling 07719 279382 and leaving a voice message, or by email at Care Team (


The Archbishop of Canterbury (and his team) have produced a daily hope line - a free phoneline with a message, songs, reflections, and prayers.

Free phone number 0800 804 8044 (do listen to the full menu as there are 7 options from hymns to the latest government advice. Do pass on the number to anyone who does not have the internet)

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If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone.

The Parish Safeguarding Representative is Peter Sparkes

To contact the Parish Safeguarding Representative please click the following link:- Parish Safeguarding Representative. By clicking on that link an email window will open in your own email programme.

Contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be found by clicking on the following link :- Diocesan Safeguarding Team

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11

Jesus said: "The time has come. The kingdom of God has drawn near. Repent and believe the good news." (Mark ch 1 v 15)