Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 14th April

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday and the congregation of St Andrews Church held a parade through the village, complete with a beautiful donkey to represent our Lord’s entry into Jerusalem. Parishioners stopped to sing various hymns before arriving at the church for a Holy Communion service led by the Vicar, Rev Matt Rowland. Families worker Sarah Chapman helped the younger members of the congregation with drawing, singing and a walk around the churchyard during their special time. There is still much more in the way of services this Easter. Tonight there will be a Holy Communion service to , mark Maundy Thursday at 7pm and tomorrow, Good Friday there will be another parade through the village with the wooden cross starting outside the Fishermans at 10.30am.. There will be opportunities to stop and hear readings from the Bible and the congregation will make its way up to the church for a lay led service with Reader Joyce Howitt leading. On Easter Sunday there will be another Holy Communion service led by the Vicar Rev Matt Rowland starting at 1am. . All are welcome to attend and there will be refreshments after each of the services.                                                         

The W.I will meet tonight in the village hall at 7.30pm and everyone will be welcome to come and join them. The meeting is now an open meeting and the guest speaker will be Keith Beaumont, who will be talking about the Tractor Runs and their efforts to raise funds for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. The enthusiasts have had quite a few events in and around the village and have raised a substantial amount for the DAAT, the last run on Mothering Sunday raising £366, so well done to them and good luck for your future runs! Refreshments will be served after the meeting.                                             

The Fishermans is offering a special Easter Day menu with two and three-course special menus, Quiz nights are back and the next one will be on Thursday April 21st starting at 7.30pm with the quiz starting at 8pm. More details can be obtained from the pub on 550284.                                                    

Our Jubilee celebrations are taking shape with some local volunteers offering help with the organization.The Parish Council has applied for a road closure for Sunday June 5th for a street party to take place. The church will also hold an open air service on the Rectory Gardens on the same day. At 4pm The W.I will make a cake and serve teas after the service.

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