What a sad week this has been with the sudden death of our beloved Monarch Queen Elizabeth 11. This Sunday at St Andrews and indeed in all of our churches in the Benefice, there will be a special service which will be used all around the country to comemorate her Majesty’s life. Last Sunday a letter from the Bishop of Exeter was read to the congregation by our lay reader Joyce Howitt along with a special prayer. The hymns were of special Royal interest, Praise my soul the King of Heaven, Abide with me and The Lord’s my Shepherd with the Scottish tune Crimond, favourites of her Majesty; some of these were sung at her wedding to Prince Philip, and some were just hymns she loved. Inspite of the sad news the hymns were very much enjoyed and brought a sense of calm to the congregation. There is a Book of Condolence in the church which can be signed by anyone wishing to do so, right up until the day of the State Funeral Monday September 19th. The service this Sunday will start at the usual time of 11am, with refreshments after the service.
The W.I had their regular meeting last Thursday which was well attended. The speaker Liz Roeburn, gave a facinating account of her sponsored walks around our beautiful country. Liz left her audience in awe of her achievments as she gave, in spirited detail, how she fared on her long journey when she camped out, got injured and took a break in more ways than one from the walking. She covered over 2,000 miles and struggled greatly to complete the route she had mapped out.A truly inspired talk, taking the ladies with her in her advidly discriptive talk..Liz also gave the ladies a quiz on some of the famous and not so famous landmarks, giving chocolate bars as prizes. During refreshments a question and answer session was enjoyed by everyone. T
he next Sound meditation will take place in the village hall next Sunday September18th at 7.30pm. Further details can be obtained at email@example.com, you may need to book places for this event
A village calendar has been compiled based on the events of Jubilee day back in June. The calendar has a lovely group picture of the residents present for the drone picture taken on the Rectory lawns. Copies are priced at £7.50 each and can be ordered from the village shop.
The defibrillator on the wall of the village hall is now back in place and fully functional. There is a second defibrillator at the Fishermans. Both are checked regularly and are registered with the emergency services..