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Notices for Sunday 14th April

11 am Holy Communion at Tipton Church. Today’s readings:

Acts 3:12-19 (p 770 in the Church Bibles) and Luke 24:36b-48 (p 747)

All ages are welcome to receive God’s blessing at the Communion rail or to share the bread and wine with us if you would normally do that in your home church. Gluten free wafers are available: please see a sidesperson before the service or ask the minister when at the rail.

Monday 15th April 7.30 pm in Tipton Community Hall (small hall). Annual Church Meeting: all welcome to come and hear about 2023 in our parish and ask questions. If you’re on the electoral roll you can also elect our new PCC (Church Council): we have a few spare places if you feel called to serve the church  in this way: just tell PCC secretary, Alison Stevens, in advance if you can. The agenda pack and Annual Report are available to download from the news page here.

Thursdays: 7.30 pm Homegroup at Becky and David’s (St. Mary’s, Hayne Close): In this series, entitled “Isaiah: here is your God”, we’re looking at some of the key passages from Isaiah, many of which are quoted in the New Testament. Each week is self-contained so come when you can. Everyone is welcome, regardless of which church you attend, if any. Phone 01404 812493 for further details.

Next week:

Sunday 21st April 9.30 am Online worship service: if you are away from the village this weekend you can access this live service through your web browser. Just click on this link.

Café Church at Tipton Community Hall. From 10.30 am you can help yourself to hot drinks, pastries and chat at the tables set out. There are also craft activities available. At 11 am we will have about 40 minutes of informal worship, prayers, a Bible reading, a short talk and activity for all ages on the theme of Jesus, the good shepherd.

Other dates to note:

Sunday 28th April 9.30 am Holy Communion at Tipton Church.

Saturday 4th May 10am – noon: Church coffee morning at Tipton Community Hall – Do join us for cake and book stalls, coffee, chat and friendship!

Sunday 5th May: There is no church service in the parish this Sunday. Details of services at local churches can always be found at the Otter Vale Mission Community website homepage:

9.30 am Online worship service: we have built a warm online community and some familiar faces would love to welcome you to this live service, with the opportunity to chat both before and after this roughly 40 minute service. No need for a walk up the hill to church, or even to leave your home! The link to join via your web browser can be found on the homepage of the Mission community website on the day of the service:

Thursday 9th May 10 am Holy Communion for Ascension Day at Newton Poppleford Church.

7.30 pm at Tipton Church: 1 hour prayer meeting for Thy Kingdom Come national prayer initiative:

Sunday 12th May: 11 am Holy Communion at Tipton Church.

Sunday 19th May Pentecost service in Ottery St. Mary Church for the whole church family of the Otter Vale Mission Community (There will be no other service locally or online today). Bring a picnic lunch for afterwards.

Open the Book for Tipton School: Can you help bring Bible stories to life as a storyteller or to source costumes and props? If so, please contact Rosemary Pavitt on 01404 871443 or email her

Every Saturday: 9 am Otter Vale Mission Community Online prayers: a 20 minute service on Zoom: readings and intentional prayer for the creation and the environment. Please join us by clicking on this link.