Clergy Blogs

Periodic contributions from Revd. Giles King-Smith, Vicar of the three coastal parishes. We also continue to show contributions from the late Associate Minister Revd. Linda Walters

News from the three Coastal Parishes of  Lee, Mortehoe and Woolacomber

Revd. Giles King-Smith

Coming up...

Church Closures - sadly, following government guidelines, all our churches will be closed for the next 3 weeks - that is, until April 13th at the earliest.


A Candle in the Window

We are all being encouraged to light a candle each Sunday and place it in the front window of our homes - ideally, at 7.00 pm - which will become 8.00 pm from March 29th. (It will still be daylight at 7.00!) You may like to use this opportunity to pray for the doctors, nurses and other staff who are working so hard, and selflessly, to care for all who are sick. Please pray also for all staff in care homes, struggling to look after elderly and vulnerable people - and for those still working in essential roles, including teachers, delivery drivers, and staff in supermarkets, food shops and pharmacies. 


Palm Crosses & April Magazines

These are available for you to pick up whenever convenient from the following places: St. Matthew's Church porch, St. Mary's Church porch, Woolacombe Vicarage porch. 


Ilfracombe Food Bank

The Food Bank is still operating, but our church collection points in Mortehoe and Woolacombe churches are no longer accessible. If you have donations of food or other items for the Food Bank, please bring them to the Vicarage at Woolacombe, either leaving them in a bag at the end of our drive (2nd on the left as you drive up Springfield Road) or putting them in the marked box in our garage. We will arrange for them to be transported to the Food Bank. Thank you!


Resources for prayer and worship

You will find plenty of helpful ideas on both the Church of England website - - and the Diocesan website - Each day at 11.00 am, the Diocesan website will have a "Pause and Pray" reflection. On the Diocesan website, there are also helpful ideas for worship at home under "Coronavirus Guidance and Resources" , including suggestions for "Sunday services to watch online" and "Holy Week at home".

These meditations on Good Friday have been written by Rev. David Runcorn (well-known spiritual writer who happens to be married to Bishop Jackie!) and are freely offered for use during Holy Week

On the "Clergy Blogs" page, I will be posting a regular series of thoughts and prayers which you might find helpful...

If you'd like help with a pattern of daily prayer, you can download the Church of England's Daily Prayer app.

Friends of God

Meetings suspended till further notice


Agnostics Anonymous

Meetings suspended till further notice


Earthed!- Meetings suspended till further notice











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