Site Updated December  2018



Welcome to the church of St James the Great,

Talaton

 

  

To know Christ and to make Him known

Services Events Charities Bells Restoration


ChurchWe hope you will enjoy the information in this websit please come and see the church for yourself.  It is open every day during daylight hours.  Information on services and the building itself can be found below.

Talaton is one of four churches in the Benefice - known as Churches 4 All.  Whimple (see bottom of page for a link to their website) Clyst Hydon and Clyst St Lawrence being the other three churches.

Our Parish Priest is

The Reverend Chris Martin 01404 822 427   Email: vicar@churches4all.org

and our Assistant Curate is

The Reverend Marc Kerslake 01392 462 731    Email: marckerslake@hotmail.co.uk

Churchwarden

Mr Charlie Hutchings 01404 822 205   Email: pcc@larkbeare.net

Bell Tower Captain

Mr Chris Trimmer 01404 850 831

Sunday services

 

The monthly pattern of services each month is as follows:

1st Sunday 

9.30am  Holy Communion - see note below, followed by coffee

2nd Sunday

9.30am  Morning Worship - followed by coffee

3rd Sunday

11am  Holy Communion (Common Worship)

4th Sunday

Evening Prayer  (Book of Common Prayer)  See below for times

5th Sunday

Joint Mission Community service at 10:30am – see The Link magazine or Talaton Calendar for details

The first Sunday of the month alternates between Common Worship (CW) Holy Communion and Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion.  This pattern starts with Common Worship in January.

Evening services start at 6:00pm (from 25th March 2018) and at 4:00pm (from 28th October 2018).

Every Tuesday morning from 9.00 to 9.30am Chris Martin and Marc Kerslake are in the church for a short time of prayer and you would be very welcome to join them.

On the second Wednesday of each month there is a service called 'Sacred Space' at Whimple church at 9.15am for about thirty minutes - a time for quietness, prayer and a reflection on a scripture reading.

Directions to St James the Great

The entrance to the church car park is off the main village street by the grey telephone box.
The postcode for SatNav users is EX5 2RL  

 

Newsletter - January 2019

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year to you!

I don’t like making New Year’s resolutions mostly because I know that I am likely to break most of them by 4th January! However, this year I am going to be brave and tell you what my hopes are for us as church communities in this part of God’s wonderful world. They aren’t ‘resolutions’ as such, but I suppose I am ‘setting out my stall’ for what I want to commit to as your incumbent priest in the year ahead. So, here goes….brace yourself!

I am committing myself to the national Church of England’s agenda of ‘Setting God’s People Free’. Not every C of E report gets the adrenalin flowing around my body, but this one has – I think it’s right ‘on the money’ in terms of the Church in England’s response to the situation it finds itself in. (If you would like to read more about it, you can do so at https://www.churchofengland.org/SGPF

In short, the report identifies the need for two shifts in culture and practice that are critical to the flourishing of the Church. They are:

1. Until, together, ordained and lay, we form and equip lay people to follow Jesus confidently in every sphere of life in ways that demonstrate the Gospel we will never set God’s people free to evangelise the nation.

2. Until laity and clergy are convinced, based on their baptismal mutuality, that they are equal in worth and status, complementary in gifting and vocation, mutually accountable in discipleship, and equal partners in mission, we will never form Christian communities that can evangelise the nation.

I suspect you are already aware of my enthusiasm for such an agenda; you may recall me talking about ‘Triangles and Fried Eggs’ a lot last year, and trying to twist people’s arms into thinking about the Foundations in Christian Ministry (FiCM) Course, and prayer walking between Ascension and Pentecost to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

Well, there’s more where that came from! I want us to take a serious look this year at the way we understand ourselves as ‘church’, as ‘disciples of Jesus’, as ‘lay or clergy’, and at the ways in which we live out our faith Monday to Saturday. I want us to be challenged to think differently, to move out of our comfort zones and re-evaluate what we think we are capable of in the service of God.

So, here’s a taste of what’s coming:

· During Lent, there will be a 4 week Lent course called ‘Grass Roots Disciples’ (preliminary details in this issue). I’m expecting at least 40 church-goers from all across the Mission Community to be at it.

· I will continue to plug the FiCM course (details in this issue) and am expecting some to sign up for it this year. It’s quite a big commitment but if we take following Jesus seriously then, frankly, there are times when we simply need to adjust our priorities.

· I hope we might have another ‘Vision Day’ like we did in 2014, when we can come together and have a broader conversation around ‘identity’ – who are we as the body of Christ and what does it mean for us to be the body of Christ in this place?

· There will be another Sermon Series in June and July but it won’t be Marc and I preaching – it will be some of you sharing with us your favourite passages from Scripture and why they mean so much to you.

To help all this happen and to ensure I don’t ‘get in the way’, I shall be clearing off for a bit in 2019. This coming year marks the 10th anniversary of my ordination and Bishops encourage their clergy to take a 3 month Sabbatical and properly lay down their responsibilities for a while. So, I shall be doing that after Easter. It won’t be a holiday – I am committing myself to seeking Christ’s face during this time, as I hope we all can together in the year ahead.

God has more for us than we are currently experiencing but, as the title of John Ortberg’s book so aptly puts it, ‘If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat!’

May God ‘set us all free’ in the year ahead,

Chris

 


 

 

 Photo by Helen Lisk - Church Gate Decoration at Wedding of Amy, daughter of Valerie and Jonathan Boles. 

 

 


January events:

Talaton Toddlers - Fridays 4th and 18th January in north aisle at 10.45am

Joint men and womens breakfast in Victory Hall on Saturday 12th January

Lent course:  Grass Roots Disciples

Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Talaton Parish Hall 12th, 19th and 26th March and 9th April 

 


 

Talaton Summer

Barbecue
2018

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 See More Pictures on the Noticeboard Page

 

 


 

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Talaton Open Gardens 2018

 

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 The Churchyard Tidy Up 2018

 

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The Annual Talaton Church Graveyard Tidy Up”

 

Saturday the 17th March saw 13 hardy villagers respond to the invitation in the Calendar, or to a reminder nudge, to brave the bitter east wind, and occasional snow flurries, to spend a couple of hours helping to keep our church looking at its best. The result is spectacular, with the grass being cut for the first time this year, and the paths and borders freshly edged, continuing the work started last year. It was hard work, but all done in good spirit, and Jo Spencer’s refreshments, including almond slices and banana cake, were a just reward half way through.

As mentioned previously, we are creating an area on the east side of the church which will not be cut during summer months, but will encourage the growth of natural meadow flowers.

Additionally, we are planning to resurface the car park and all the paths this spring, which will really add the finishing touches.

The church is something we all love and appreciate, even though we may not visit it often. Do please take a walk down and admire what’s been achieved on Saturday, and let us know if there is something more you would like to see done. The front door is open every day during daylight hours, so feel free to venture in, and enjoy the beauty of this very old building.

From left to right in the photo, this years volunteers were:

Dave Wright, Chris Harwood, Jenny Pring, Gordon Pring, Andrea Down, Tom Samson, Rick Spencer, Andy May, Jan May, Terry Wright, Bob Abraham, Sue Harwood and Pam Weston. Jo Spencer kept us refreshed and took the photo, Buddy the black lab kept us entertained, and repeatedly stole Chris’s gardening glove, and Lee French wanted to help out again but had to go to work!

Our thanks to all of them.

 

  

   Charities Supported By Talaton Church

In 2017 the Parochial Church Council supported these charities:-

  • Tear Fund £400
    Children’s Society £200
    Cancer UK £200
    Feniton School £200
    OSM help scheme £200
    Devon Freewheelers £200
    Silver Line £200
    Alzheimers £200
    Shelterbox - £400

     


 Open Gardens 2017

In Aid of the Talaton Church

 

 

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 Annual Churchyard Clean Up

2017

 You will notice a few more faces this year ----still more would be welcome .

 


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The Get Together for Parents and Young Toddlers

 

 "The Wheels of the Church go Round and Round, every first and third Friday in the Month" . The Reverend Chris Martin on his guitar is accompanied by Becky Springall on her viola while singing to the young children in the north Aisle Room in the Church while parents have a Get Together from 10.30 until 12 noon on some Fridays of the month.

 

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 The Bells

At the western end of the nave a modern oak screen closes off the base of the Tower. This screen was erected in 1983 in memory of Mr and Mrs Hayden, who made a generous bequest to the church.  It has proved most effective in reducing draughts.  Behind this screen hang the bell ropes.  Talaton is fortunate in having a good team of bell ringers to ring a peal of six bells.  Two of these, the 4th and the Tenor are by far the oldest.  The 4th was cast by the Exeter foundry during the 15th century and the Tenor in the mid 16th century by Roger Semson of Ash Priors, Taunton.  The Tenor bell bears the arms and inscription of Johanne de Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick, who had died in 1435.  Her husband owned the manor of Larkbeare in the Parish of Talaton.  These two bells are listed for preservation.  The 5th was recast in 1751 by Thomas Bilbie of Cullompton at the cost of £15.2s.7d.  Forty years later the 3rd bell was recast by Thomas Bilbie’s grandson in 1792.  To bring the peal up to six the Treble was added in 1891, cast by Warners of Cripplegate.  Finally an earlier bell, the 2nd, dating from 1661, was recast in 1923 by Gillett and Johnson. They are all in sound condition and ring out regularly. 

We are currently looking for more ringers - Call Chris Trimmer , Tower Captain, on 01404 850831 or  Peppi Shaw on 01404 822 482 if you are interested



Pictorial Record of the 2013 Bell Restoration

Photographs by Harry Channon 

  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Restoration work

This is an on-going task in any beautiful building.  A lot of hard work and money go into keeping the church in good order and sound condition for future generations to enjoy.  Nearly all the money is raised locally and it is down to people’s generosity that these projects have been completed.  In addition, charitable organisations have generously assisted in the fundraising and are mentioned on this page.

To give some examples of the work carried out over the last few years:
Restoration of the hatchments in the bell tower, Repairs to lead valley on roof (with help from Devon Historic Churches Trust), Refurbishment of organ (with help from The Landfill Trust), Window repairs, Stonework repairs, Electrical work


Link to Churches 4 All Website

http://www.churches4all.org/

This link showcases some of Devon's lovely churches:

http://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/explore-churches/devon-churches 

Exeter Diocese (Diocesan House, Palace Gate, Exeter, Devon EX1 1HX)  Tel: 01392 272 686
For further details about this page, please e-mail: pcc@larkbeare.net

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PRIVACY 

DATA PRIVACY NOTICE

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St James the Great, Talaton

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St James the Great, Talaton is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St James the Great, Talaton complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -

· To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;

· To administer membership records;

· To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity;

· To manage our employees and volunteers;

· To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);

· To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at St James the Great;

· To share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

· Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.

· Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;

· Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -

o the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and

o there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.

5. Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.

6. How long do we keep your personal data[1]?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for link].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

· The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St James the Great, Talaton holds about you;

· The right to request that the PCC of St James the Great, Talaton corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;

· The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St James the Great, Talaton to retain such data;

· The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time

· The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].

· The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;

· The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]

· The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Parish Administrator at admin@churches4all.org

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.



[1] Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: - https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/structure/churchcommissioners/administration/librariesandarchives/recordsmanagementguides.aspx