Dunkeswell Mission Community Walk

Saturday 10th June 2017

Upottery to Broadhembury

via Luppitt, Dunkeswell and Sheldon


8.30am onwards  – Meet at St Mary’s, Upottery

9.30am   – Leave Upottery

11.00am   – Arrive St Mary’s, Luppitt

11.30am   – Leave Luppitt

12.30pm  – Arrive St Nicholas, Dunkeswell

1.15pm  – Leave Dunkeswell

2.15pm   – Arrive St James, Sheldon

2.45pn   – Leave Sheldon

4.30pm   – Arrive St Andrew’s, Broadhembury

Refreshments: Drinks will be available at the churches along the way and some refreshments. Please bring your own picnic lunch and water.

Safety: Walkers are responsible for their own safety at all times. Please be careful when walking on lanes and particularly crossing busy roads.

You can walk the whole route or just choose to walk one section. We will also be glad to see people walking towards us to welcome the walkers.

People of all ages are welcome to join the walk. Under-18’s should have parental approval and suitable supervision on the walk.

For further details please contact: Clare Seamark on 01404 861601 or 07968 697063

Wolford Garden Open Day

the garden at Wolford Lodge, Dunkeswell will be open

on Sunday 14th May 2017

2.00pm to 6.00pm

Adults £3.00

Dogs on leads please

in aid of St Nicholas Church, Dunkeswell

Cream teas will be available

A short service will be held at 6.30pm

American Memorial Service

St Nicholas Church and the Methodist Church, Dunkeswell

will come together at St Nicholas Church, Dunkeswell

on Sunday 4th June 2017 at 11.00am

for the

American Memorial Service

in memory of Fleet Air Wing 7, USN and

479th Anti-Submarine Group USAAF

Service leader: Revd. Rik Peckham

Address: The Venerable Christopher Futcher, Archdeacon of Exeter

Followed by a Bring and Share Lunch in Dunkeswell Village Hall

Ascension Day Service

St Nicholas Church, Dunkeswell are hosting a joint Mission Community

Ascension Day Holy Communion Service

on Thursday 25th May at 7.30pm


Easter Sunday

Our Easter Communion services will be held as follows;

9.15am     St John the Baptist Church, Plymtree led by Revd Rik Peckham

9.30am   St James the Greater Church, Sheldon led by Revd Peter Horder

9.30am   St Andrew’s Church, Broadhembury led by Revd Anne Mills

11.00am  St Nicholas Church, Dunkeswell led by Revd Rik Peckham

11.00am St Mary’s Church, Luppitt led by Revd Anne Mills

11.00am   St Mary’s Church, Upottery led by Revd Canon Ian Gibson

Good Friday in the Mission Community

We have various services taking place throughout the Mission Community.

All are welcome to join us at any of the services;

9.30am    St Andrew’s Church, Broadhembury      Meditation service

11.00am  St Nicholas Church, Dunkeswell             The Cross of Christ

12.30pm  Hartridge, Luppitt                                     Raising the Cross

2.30pm    St Mary’s Church, Upottery                     Meditation – ‘Way of the Cross’

Maundy Thursday

This year will be held at St James the Greater Church at  Sheldon

Join us for a Mission Community Service at 7.30pm led by Revd Rik Peckham

Lent Course 2017

Dunkeswell Mission Community With Dunkeswell Methodist Church

Lent Course 2017

We hope to use the Pilgrim Course on ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ starting on Wednesday 8th March and every Wednesday after in Lent, meeting in the Dunkeswell Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm.

A course book will cost £5.99 each but if we can order 25 we can get a £1 discount.

If you would like to order your book and sign up for this Lent Course please contact:

Rev Rik Peckham on 01404 891243

Donation by Dunkeswell Church


St Nicholas Church, Dunkeswell raised an amazing £2000 that they were able to donate to local charities. Cheques for £1000 each were given to the Blackdown Support Group and WHERE (Westcountry Health & Education Research Enterprise).

The Blackdown Support Group cares for young and old, for those in need of extra help when sick or suffering from accidents, disabilities or advancing years.

WHERE supports adults with a disability. They create a safe and friendly environment to reduce adult loneliness and encourage friendships and learning together.

Dunkeswell Church has also supported Honiton Food Bank, Christian Aid, The Children’s Society and contributed towards the village Defibrillator.

The photo above shows Churchwarden, Mr Peter Girling presenting the cheques to representatives from the Blackdown Support Group and WHERE

Christmas Day Services

New Picture (3)Christmas Day Services

9:00am St John’s Church, Plymtree – Holy Communion

10:00am St James Church, Sheldon – Holy Communion

10:00am St Andrew’s Church, Broadhembury – Holy Communion

10:00am St Nicholas Church, Dunkeswell – Holy Communion

10:30am St Mary’s Church, Upottery – Christmas Service

11:00am St Mary’s Church, Luppitt – Holy Communion