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Holsworthy Benefice
January 2018

Monday 1st January 2018 The Naming and Circumcission of Christ - New Years Day
11:00amHolsworthy, Ecumenical Said HC with carolsfollowed by a bring and share lunch
12:00pmHolsworthy - Bring and Share Lunch
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 12:00pmHolsworthy, Funeral of the late Phyllis Skinner
2:30pmDeer Park Nursing Home, Holy Communion
3:30pmBodmeyrick Nursing Home, Holy Communion
Friday 5th January 2018 11:00amHolsworthy, Said Holy Communion
11:30amHolsworthy, Café for all
Saturday 6th January 2018 Epiphany
4:00pmHolsworthy, Messy Eccumenical Benefice Holy Commun
Sunday 7th January 2018 Baptism of Christ Epiphany 1
9:30amHolsworthy, Holy CommunionPlease note the new timing for our regular Sunday service.
11:15amBridgerule, Family Holy Communion
11:15amPyworthy, Family Service (LT)
3:00pmHollacombe, Evensong
Friday 12th January 2018 11:00amHolsworthy - Said Holy Communion (EMAB)
11:30amHolsworthy PCC
Sunday 14th January 2018 Epiphany 2
9:30amHolsworthy, Sung Holy Communion
11:15amPyworthy, Holy Communion
3:00pmPancrasweek, BENEFICE Plough Sunday service Plough Sunday

This event should take place on the Sunday before Plough Monday which in 2018 is on Monday 8th January. Unfortunately this did not fit our timings for Benefice services.

Plough Sunday, the Sunday after the feast of Epiphany or “Twelfth Night” marked the end of the mid-winter Christmas festivities. The twelve days of partying and celebrations finished. Plough Monday was back to work. But before work started, the plough (often a communal one for the whole village) was brought to church to pray for a blessing on it and the work it would do. After the service it was taken (often with dancing) round the village and villagers were invited to make contributions to the cost of its upkeep and the upkeep of the Church that had blessed it.

In medieval times some ploughs were kept in the parish church, and some churches kept a ‘plough-light’. In days when work was scarce in winter, the observance of Plough Sunday looked forward to the time of sowing with the promise of a harvest to come. It has been reintroduced in some parishes as a focus for asking a blessing on human labour near the start of the calendar year.

Bring your ploughs, tractors, and any other farm equipment for a blessing.
Friday 19th January 2018 11:00amHolsworthy - Said Holy Communion (DA)
Sunday 21st January 2018 Epiphany 3
9:30amHolsworthy, Holy Communion
9:30amHollacombe, Holy Communion
11:15amBridgerule, Holy Communion
11:15amPyworthy Morning Service (LT)
Friday 26th January 2018 11:00amHolsworthy - Said Holy Communion (EMAB)
Sunday 28th January 2018 Epiphany 4
9:30amHolsworthy, Morning Prayer
9:30amPancrasweek, Holy Communion
11:15amBridgerule, Family Service
11:15amPyworthy, Family Holy Communion
6:00pmHolsworthy, Meditative Eucharist with Laying on of hands & a