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Come and join our Holy Week and Easter Services from 13th to 20th April

Christians of Brixham invite you to share in Holy Week and then celebrate at Easter the Risen Saviour at any of the following times and venues - you will be warmly welcomed!

All Saints Church

Good Friday        10am     Stations of the Cross

Easter Sunday    9.30am     Eucharist

Beacon of Light Fellowship - Mount Pleasant

Maundy Thursday   7.30pm     Praise & Prayer

Easter Sunday       10.30am     Praise & Worship


Brixham Baptist Church

Maundy Thursday    7pm     Communion Service     

Good Friday            10.30am      CTiB Good Friday Service followed by

                                   11.15am      CTiB walk of witness from Fore Street Methodist Church to Fish Quay

Easter Sunday     5.40am     Sunrise Service at Berry Head

                                10.30am   Easter Family Service
                                12.00noon    CTiB Celebration Parade to the Quay from outside Methodist Church

                                 6.30pm     Communion Service


Brixham Methodist Church - Fore Street

Maundy Thursday   6-8pm     A Christian Passover Celebration in the Community Centre, Fore Street

Good Friday           10.30am     United Service

                                11.15am      CTiB walk of witness from outside church to Fish Quay

Easter Sunday   8:00am     Holy Communion followed by breakfast in the Christian Community Centre

                              10:30am     Holy Communion

                              12 noon      CTiB Celebration Parade to the Quay from outside church

                               6:30pm     Evening Worship

Churston Parish Church and Barn Chapel, Galmpton

Maundy Thursday    10am     Eucharist at Galmpton Barn Chapel

Good Friday            3.30pm     Choral Meditation at Churston Parish Church

Easter Sunday      6.00am     Dawn Service and lighting of the Paschal candle at Churston Parish Church

                                 8.00am     Eucharist at Galmpton Barn Chapel

                                 9.30am     Eucharist at Churston Parish Church

'Our Lady, Star of the Sea' Roman Catholic Church

Maundy Thursday    8:00pm     Mass of the Last Supper and Watch at the Altar of Repose until midnight         

Good Friday     10.00am    Stations of the Cross followed by CTIB walk of witness in Fore Street          

                              3:00pm     Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Saturday      8:00pm     Easter Vigil 
Easter Sunday      1 0:00am     Holy Mass    


Salvation Army, Bolton Street

Maundy Thursday    6pm for 6.30pm   Supper

Easter Sunday          9.15am     Breakfast Please book if interested by contacting us on 01803 855377.
                                  10.30am     Service

St Mary's Church, Higher Brixham

Maundy Thursday    7.30pm     Sung Eucharist of the Last Supper, the stripping of the Altar and Vigil of Prayer until midnight A Mission Community Service

Good Friday           2.00pm     Meditation

Easter Eve            8.00pm     Holy Vigil and lighting of the Easter candle

Easter Sunday     8.00am     First Communion of Easter

                            11.00am     Eucharist

                              6.30pm     Choral Evensong

United Reformed Church

Easter Sunday     10.30am     Easter Communion Service

Kingswear St Thomas

Good Friday      12.00 noon   Devotional Service

Easter Day      11am     Eucharist

Brixham Heritage Museum

Brixham Heritage Museum Forthcoming Events

Easter Explorers at Brixham Heritage Museum from 5th April -19th April (Tuesday to Saturday).

A great day out for families, with activity bags, dressing up in themed costumes, quizes and competitions as well as toys, games,drawing and reading activities. Play, learn and explore together! Activities are free with museum ticket.


Brixham Library

Quiz at Brixham library

Quiz on May 9th with David Bubbear at 7 for 7.30pm

Join David for an fun evening, with supper included, at Brixham Library. David always produces an excellent quiz on a variety of topics. He aims to ensure that people can answer at least 60% of the questions with the more difficult ones intended to create the battle for the prizes.


David Soakell

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Regional Conference

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Easter Holidays article

Easter Holiday activities at Occombe Farm

Starting from Saturday 5th April...

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Brixfest 2014 Brixham, Devon

Brixfest 2014 – Brixham, Devon

May 24th to May 28th 2014

Vintage planes, historic fishing trawlers, delicious seafood, live music and spectacular fireworks combine in a 1940’s themed weekend that celebrates the best of Brixham – past & present.


Brixham St Mary's Bowling Club Events Poster

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April Events

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5ive Live in Concert!

Doors open: 7pm, Start Time: 8pm, End Time: 10.30pm. We are delighted to welcome the legendary 90's boy band 5ive performing live on Sunday 20th April! Supported by the local band Triple Threat.

TICKETS: £33. Ground Floor Standing. Balcony Seats.
Or call the Box Office (open daily from 9am until 4pm) on 01803 206333.
Under 15's must be accompanied by an adult. Refunds cannot be issued to under 15's who are not accompanied by an adult.

Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet comes to Brixham, Paignton, Plymouth & Torquay

Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet comes to Brixham, Paignton, Plymouth & Torquay

Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Miss Laura J, the writer and director of our recent smash hit Les Miserables The Memoirs of Jean Valjean, this is a full-length, original language adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, set in 1860s Brixham, in a conflict between two families, the Capulets of Higher Brixham (Cowtown) and the Montagues of Lower Brixham (Fishtown).


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Brixham Town Band

Brixham Town Band Engagements as at 25th January 2014

•  Sunday 8th June at 2.30 pm – Courtney park, Newton Abbot

Summer Concert in bandstand

•  26th June to 4th September from 8 to 9.30pm – Brixham Quayside

Mondays & Thursdays throughout the summer

•  Saturday 19th July at 7.30pm – All Saint Church, Brixham Summer festival of music

Latin Fever hits Brixham

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Brixham Dance Project

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Torbay Ukulele Club looking for new members

Torbay Ukulele Club, based in Brixham, is inviting new members to join us.

We meet every Thursday at 7.30pm in Brixham.
Join us learning and playing all styles of music on this versatile instrument. A limited amount of instruments are available on the night.

Please phone 01803 852051 for further details.


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Mens Breakfast

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Diary Dates for 2014

Thu 17th April - Brixham Buccaneers - Pirates Day under the Old Fish Market Quay.

Thu 17th April - Kids Cookery School- Easter Baking!

Join us for a hands-on day in our kids' cookery school, have a go at baking Easter treats to take home and share with your family! Learn the skills to bake Easter bunny biscuits, chocolate chicks, hot cross buns and other Easter treats. You will also be awarded your very own Kids Cookery School certificate! Suitable for 7 – 14 year olds. Meet: Occombe Farm Cookery School. Time: 10am- 4pm. Cost: £30 per child (children can be left unattended). Booking: Essential on 01803 520022 or at www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Thu 17th April - Brixham Society of Art - Demonstration by John Turk
Techniques and Effects in Acrylic Paint
- Eden Park primary School, Brixham. Time 7:30 to 9:30pm. Dates & events: http://brixhamsocietyofart.btck.co.uk/

Easter Sunday - Sun 20th April - Easter Parade from outside Fore Street Methodist to the Quay at 12 noon Easter Sunday.  Bring percussion instruments to make joyful noise; Easter Eggs with the Easter message will be available to hand out to the waiting crowd!!

Fri 18th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th, Mon 21st  April - Easter Fun at Greenway!

Join us for a host of exciting activities, including a trail round the garden leading to your own Cadbury's Egghead, and other fun things to do. 10.30am-4pm. Normal Admission Charges Apply, and tickets for this event £2 (child). More Information: Greenway, 01803 842382, greenway@nationaltrust.org.uk

Fri 18th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th, Mon 21st April - Easter Fun at Coleton Fishacre!

Join us for a host of exciting activities, including a trail round the garden leading to your own Cadbury's Egghead, and other fun things to do. Tickets £2 (child) and Normal Admission charges apply. More Information: Coleton Fishacre, 01803 842382, coletonfishacre@nationaltrust.org.uk


Sat 19th April to Sat 25th October 2014 - BRIXHAM ART & CRAFT MARKET

Each Saturday the Arts & Crafts stalls transform the inner harbour next to the Golden Hind into a haven for those wanting to sample a variety of unique and handmade items. From paintings and sketches, to photography, jewellery, textiles and cards, offering potential gifts to suit all budgets. For more info visit www.brixhammarket.co.uk www.facebook.com/BrixhamArtAndCraftMarket


Wed 23rd April - Spring garden demonstrations at Coleton Fishacre

Join the garden team for a series of talks and demonstrations throughout the day covering all aspects of spring gardening, including propagation and seed sowing. Free event. Normal admission charges apply . Time: 11am. More Information: Coleton Fishacre, 01803 842382, coletonfishacre@nationaltrust.org.uk .

Sat 26th and Sun 27th April - Beginners Bird Identification Course

A beginner to intermediate level course to improve your bird identification skills with local expert Mike Langman. This two day course corresponding with the busy spring migration period of the year will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities. The first day concentrating on visual identification, bird families, taking notes, birdwatching resources and optical equipment and of course putting it all into practice in the field. Up to 80% of ‘birdwatching' in a woodland is using your ears so day two will be learning to identifying birds by calls and song. During the afternoon we will be making the most of Berry Head National Nature Reserve with a short introduction into how to watch and identify seabirds. There will be a follow up intermediate to advanced Bird Identification course in the Autumn. Meet: Berry Head National Nature Reserve main car park. Time: 10am – 4pm. Cost: £55.00 per person. Booking: Essential on 01803 520022 or www.countryside-trust.org.uk 

Info: Please bring change for parking, a packed lunch, notebook, binoculars (if you have them) and wear sturdy shoes. There is some free parking outside the Reserve Office however this fills quickly.

Sat 26th and Sun 27th April - Intermediate Breadmaking

A two-day workshop for those with some experience of breadmaking and looking to expand their repertoire. We will revise the basics before exploring different flours and techniques with the use of yeast (fresh and dried), starters and overnight rising – showing how the flavours of loaves can be altered. Loaves and doughs covered on this course with Sourdough, Brioche, Rye, Fougasse and Pizza. You will leave with baskets of delicious breads along with the confidence to try new methods at home. Workshop led by Lucy Croose, who studied with expert baker Andrew Whitely, author of Bread Matters, founder of the Village Bakery and co-founder of the Real Bread Campaign. Meet: Occombe Cookery School. Time: 10am - 4pm. Cost: £140 to with lunch and all ingredients. Booking: Essential on 01803 520022 or on www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Wed 30th April to Thu 1st May - Short Course - Introduction to Marine Ecology and Conservation 

This two-day course gives participants an overview of marine ecology and conservation. Participants have the chance to work towards gaining an accredited unit that covers marine and coastal ecology, species identification, sustainable management, monitoring environmental changes and marine and coastal legislation. The course is delivered by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust who have over a decade of experience in working in marine policy, conservation and education. This course is accredited. Meet: Occombe Farm. Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm.

Cost:  £200 + VAT (this course with a buffet lunch). Booking: Essential on 01803 520022.



Work with a highly experienced and friendly tutor. Build your child's confidence, co-ordination, and creativity with games and imaginative exercises. They will learn Singing, Dancing and Acting and perform regularly. Classes for ages 2-13yrs. 


Ibex 2013 Courses

Ibex 2014 Courses

Kayak Courses Start in May Beginners and Improvers Courses available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday's details can be found on our Website:




New Brixham Harrier's beginners' group

Do you want to start running and lose weight in a friendly social environment? Brixham Harriers is offering a new beginners' course, with the aim of working with budding runners slowly to build up their confidence.


Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir logo

For the latest concerts by The Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir follow link:



Admiral Swimming Centre

The Admiral Swimming Centre former Brixham Indoor Swimming Pool.

For more information about opening times, costs of swimming or hiring the Pool, Saloon and Galley contact 01803 857151 or click on www.admiralswimmingcentre.co.uk

Live Music

Southern Comfort

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Every Friday - Berry Head Hotel


Every Sunday - Ernie Lister Bar


Folk Club – John Turk and friends - The 1st  Thursday of every month -

The Ernie Lister Bar - King Street  Brixham. Guest singers very welcome.

No admission charge.

Brixham Memory Café

1.30 to 3.30 pm at the Baptist Church Hall (on the town Taxi Stand). For anyone worried about their memory, or anyone with a diagnosis of dementia and their carer, family or friend - a chance to meet others in the same boat over refreshments. Free.

Further details from David Mannion, Alzheimer's Society, 01626 834599, or email: david.mannion@alzheimers.org.uk

Brixham Heritage Museum

Brixham Heritage Museum:


Tel: 01803 856267.

Email: mail@brixhamheritage.org.uk

WEB: www.brixhamheritage.org.uk

Winter opening times:

TUES to SAT  10am to 1pm.

Brixham Museum Family History Group

Come and trace your family history. We will help you in your quest to locate your ancestors, access to all England and Wales Censuses, plus more! Family history books sold. Family History Group meet every other Thursday 7pm to 9pm.

Donations for the museum for these services are as follows:

£10 for Museum members. £12 for non-members per session.

Researching on your behalf for your ancestors and family members: £20 per family for a maximum of 2 hours (£10 an hour thereafter, if required). Researching Brixham Families yourself with the help of our computer database and microfiche parish registers:  £12. Contact Brixham Heritage Museum on 01803 856267.

2014 TALKS

We have a number of interesting talks to come, which will be advertised on the website: www.brixhamheritage.org.uk. The talks commence at 2.30pm, doors open at 2.00pm.


Date                 Speaker              Subject                                       Venue

March 17th     Jonathan Bye    "A day in the life of a

                                                       Brixham Estate Agent"            Museum

May 12th          Derek Barker     H.M.S.— A Man of Brixham     Museum

              (Henry Smardon). 

July 9th       Bridget Cusack     To be confirmed                         All Saints Church. 

September 8th           To be confirmed. 

October 13th           To be confirmed. 

November 24th     Philip Armitage     To be confirmed.



29th March, 31st May, 26th July, 27th September and 29th November, all in the Museum at 7pm for 7.30pm! Teams of 4. Snacks available inc. in your £5 entry charge. In Brixham Heritage Museum Contact 01803 856267.

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE Coffee Morning, Tues 4th March, 10am – Noon. Visit the Coffee Morning with a cake stall, in the Methodist Church Hall, Fore Street, Brixham.

The Museum's annual Quay Market will take place on Wednesday 4th June between 9.30am and 3.30pm, on the Quay, Brixham. All welcome. For contributions please contact Mrs L Smith, Brixham Heritage Museum, 01803 856267.



NAPOLEONIC BOOT CAMP ON BERRY HEAD WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY 1ST JUNE (FOR FAMILIES), NO CHARGE, COME AND JOIN US! Drop in any time from 10am – 2pm. March and drill with the 32 nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot in the North Fort at Berry Head. Also, Musket drill and cooking. Uniforms and costumes will be available for the activities during the day. Sizes suitable for pre- schoolers to 12 years. Contact Dr Philip L Armitage at the Museum – 01803 856267.


TUESDAY 27TH MAY, 1-3pm, in Brixham Heritage Museum, Family Fun afternoon, Fossil- and Caveman-making! Suitable for Ages 5-10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (Free entry & activities for children with Adult Admission - £2).


WED. 28TH MAY to SAT 31ST MAY - In Brixham Heritage Museum ‘Crazy about Caverns' – Free Family Fun. To celebrate the Geopark Festival, Brixham Museum will be delving into the amazing discovery of Brixham's Bone Cavern, through modelling a cave, a Cave Quiz sheet, prehistoric colouring sheets to colour, and play activities. Suitable for children of all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (Free entry & activities for children with Adult Admission - £2).

For Brixham Does Care events: www.brixhamdoescare.org.uk

For Torbay Woodturners events: www.torbaywoodturners.co.uk

Meetings held in the St Paul's Church Hall, Preston from 7.30pm.Contact Elaine on 01803 873648.

South Devon Players local drama group: www.southdevonplayers.weebly.com

The Island Club, situated in the Baptist Church Hall, by Brixham's bus station and taxi rank, is now open on Friday evenings 6.15 - 7.15pm for children (school year's 3-6) and 7.30pm - 9pm for youth, with further possibilities being considered for the future.

It costs just 50p for children and £1 for youth with everything inside then free (except the tuck of course)! With the club set to attract large numbers, young people are encouraged to register soon to ensure their place.

Further details available from Phil on 01803 851905.

Argentinean Tango

New details: www.vidadetango.co.uk also info@tangofeast.com 07910256510

Vida de Tango

Was founded in 2007.
Argentinean tango is an improvisatory dance. At Vida de Tango classes they will use exercise to encourage improvisation from an early stage as well showing short sequences of steps to grasp a concept. They provide to the students tools to understand the principles that govern each movement. They create exercises that enable to them to experience something first, and then reflect on it. All this surrounded by a young, friendly learning environment!


The Barn Gallery at Greenway


For further info please call

01803 842382.

For the latest visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Coleton Fishacre view of house

Coleton Fishacre:

For further info please call

01803 752466.

For the latest visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust: Berry Head & other local Brixham Events. Call 01803 606035 or visit: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Brixham Yacht Club: Lots of Sailing for more details visit: www.brixhamyachtclub.com

Brixham Model Engineering & Craft Society. Meet in the Churston Golf Club from 7 for 7.30pm. Call Peter 01803 552492 for more details.


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