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What’s been going on with the Church Tower

You might have been wondering why there was scaffolding up the Church tower last month.  Here is a bit of an explanation. The tower was added to Plymtree Church around 1420.  About the same time a statue of the Madonna and Child was placed in

Mothering Sunday 31st March

MOTHERING SUNDAYFAMILY SERVICE Our Mothering Sunday Family Service will take place in the Parish Church at 11.00am on 31st March. Come and give thanks for our mothers and for all that they mean to us. Children, parents and grandparents are warmly invited to share in

Christingle Report

50 years of Christingle and the Children’s Society was celebrated in Plymtree on Advent Sunday.  All ages gathered in church at dusk to celebrate the light coming into the darkness.  In traditional Plymtree fashion everyone in the congregation assembled their Christingle as the service progressed

11th November 2018 – 100 years on

On 11th November 2018 the Remembrance Day Service was held in the church on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the armistice in 1918.  The church was full with over 100 people present with their ages ranging from just a few days to the

World War 1 Poppy Commemoration

The WW1 Northlew Poppy In Flanders fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row. The Bishop of Crediton is leading an initiative from the Diocese of Exeter to commemorate those who died in World War 1 by planting poppies in churches and church

Plymtree remembers the outbreak of World War 1

The Church of St John the Baptist remained open until the stroke of sunset on 4th August, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, to enable parishioners to reflect and to remember. In the hour before this moment, a single British

One of Devon’s 50 Best Churches

For many years Plymtree people have thought that their church is special – now a local historian, Dr Todd Gray, has supported that view by including the Church of St John the Baptist in his new book, Devon’s Fifty Best Churches.  He writes, The exterior is enjoyable, but it