< Exminster Methodist Church
Exminster Methodist Church
Exminster Methodist Church, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BT
Email exminstermethodists@yahoo.co.uk, Minister: Rev Ben Haslam, Telephone (01392) 256716


We wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas



News’



Christmas Tree Festival 2018 We say a big thank you for the support from our village and area which allowed the 10th Exminster Christmas Tree Festival to run over the first weekend of December. This year we had a record number of 49 trees which made a wonderful display in the church. The Festival began in 2009 and has always raised funds for children’s charities. Over the years a total of just over £9,500 has been raised and all given to children’s charities who work in Devon. We do not yet have a total for the 2018 Festival but it is expected to have raised at least £1,100.

It was a delight to see so many people of all ages coming to enjoy the trees, many of them coming for a second viewing.

Over 1,500 knitted or crocheted angels were created to be given away during the Festival. They carried a message: Christmas Blessings. On the Monday we were delighted to once again welcome pupils and staff from Exminster Community Primary School who came in year groups through the day and also children and staff from Exminster Pre-School.



St Petrock’s During the month of December we are invited to bring items of clothing etc. suitable for St Petrock’s, Exeter's charity for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. Gifts can be placed under the large ‘Gift Tree’ in the church. Gifts will be delivered after Christmas.


According to their website:

Most Wanted Items: Rucksacks – the larger the better, Sleeping bags, Men’s jeans – 28″ – 34″ waist, Wet weather jackets (and trousers) – male/female, Women’s socks/trainers/jeans,

Useful Items: Men’s walking boots/trainers sizes 8-13, Men’s socks and boxer shorts, Men’s sweatshirts – small/medium, Dog leads/collars/coats/muzzles, Dog food wet & dry .

For those with internet access you can find more details here:

https://stpetrocks.org.uk/menu-text-how-you-can-help/how-you-can-help/donate-items/