The Week Ahead

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Monday 15th 7.30 am: Marriage and Relationships at Lisieux Way

Wednesday 17th 10.30 am: Coffee Stop Plus at Temple

10.30 am: Taunton Pop-In - Coach outing to Teignmouth

12.15 pm: Mid Week service in the Chapel

Preacher Rev Deborah Kirk

Thursday 18th 10.30 am: Age UK Indoor Kurling

Saturday 20th 12.00 pm: MWiB Summer Lunch at 42 Clifford Ave


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MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS IN THE METHODIST CHURCH: Monday 15 th July, 7:30pm at Lisieux Way Methodist Church. This is a reminder that Rev Paul Smith is visiting our Circuit on Monday to introduce us to some of the issues and lead us in a discussion around the Methodist understanding of marriage. A proposal is being passed to us for consideration by the Conference - in essence - it will allow churches who wish, to be registered to take same-sex marriages. There is also a reflection in the report on what we believe is right for long term relationships and how this affects our understanding of marriage. This is a complex and important issue that we need to carefully consider together. Please make every effort to come.

POP-IN Active Living for over 50s: Wednesday 17 th July Coach outing to Teignmouth leaving The Crescent at 10am for those pre-booked.

MWIB SUMMER LUNCH: Saturday 20th July from 12 noon. Come and enjoy a super lunch for £ 7.50 and support the work in Dangaambo. Tickets from Diana Atkinson.

CHURCH LIFE AFTER CHURCH TALK: Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation on the different aspect of church life at Temple. The next conversation is after the morning service on Sunday 21 st July looking at worship.

INDIAN EVENING: come and share our Indian Evening on Friday 26th July, 6.30 pm at Lisieux Way. Indian food and drink, music, Indian dancers, costumes to try on and wear, a Bollywood movie…..and a short update on how our Dalit School is getting on. The response has been so good, and the space is so limited, that if anyone else wants to come along can they kindly email and we will tell you if there are any spaces left.

THE QUEEN’S COLLEGE 175TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR is rapidly drawing to its conclusion so our sale of replica shares in the company set up to build the school by the Temple members way back in the 1840’s will also be coming to an end. Any money raised from their sale will go directly to the Queen’s College Foundation which uses its funds to provide bursaries to deserving children whose parents would otherwise not be able to meet the fees. The shares are being sold at their original price of £12 with the original maximum allotment of four shares. Please see Tony Bell if you would like one (or two...or more!)

You may also be interested in the fact that the House system at Queen’s is being rationalised and the new House names will now be the names of four of the principal founders of the school: Barnicott, French (both with memorials in the gallery), Ray (the Temple Minister in 1843) and Woolmer (Rev.)

METHODIST PRAYER HANDBOOK: If anyone is interested in a copy of the Methodist Prayer Handbook I shall be placing an order towards the end of July. The cost will be approximately £3.80 depending on the number ordered. A large print edition is available if required. If you ordered a copy last year I will order you one again unless you let me know you no longer wish to have a copy. If you have not received one before and you are interested in a copy please give your name to Kevin Rigg. Further details from

AFTERNOON TEA for “ALL WE CAN”: The Vivary group would like to invite all tea lovers to join us for our afternoon tea for our charity, which is, this year, "all we can" the Methodist mission programme. Tea will be served on Saturday 13th July from 2.30pm.