Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 16th December

Some lovely Christmas events are starting to take place. A find the lost sheep competition will take place between December23rd-27th, woolly sheep will appear in the windows in the village each with a name tag and competitors can find and list them. Everyone that wishes to enter can find the entry forms at the village shop, the school and pre-school, any age can enter, maybe a family rivalry can take place? Either way it’s a fun thing for all to do in the run-up to Christmas. We are of course keeping everything crossed that events can take place.                                                                                               

The quiz nights  will be back on in time for Christmas at the Fishermans Rest. The next one is on Christmas Eve with an all-you-can-eat curry  too! The start time is 7.30pm, with the quiz starting at 8.00pm. The quizzes will be held on the third Thursday of each month, with the January quiz being held on the 20th 2022. More details of what’s happening in the way of events at the pub can be found on their Facebook page or just phone 01548-550284.                  

Our WI ladies played host to the Group Carol service held at St Andrews church last Wednesday afternoon. Each of the four institutes read from the bible and some lovely traditional carols, which were chosen by A.G ladies were heartily sung and enjoyed. Rev Neil Barker made a guest appearance playing the calypso carol on his guitar. During the song, the congregation joined in by playing some percussion instruments such as tambourines and castanets and shakers, great fun! On Thursday the ladies were busy again for their regular meeting in the village hall, where after the business was taken care of, the guest for the evening Alison Theaker demonstrated the art of belly dancing! Alison has been a teacher of this ancient art and after her splendid and informative talk and artistic demonstration, the ladies tried their hand at the dancing! Everyone gave a spirited performance with some lively music after which refreshments were really welcomed!! There was also cause for celebration as the group’s longest-serving member Chris Holmes reached her 90th birthday, and her family also joined the evening’s events. A large and extremely delicious birthday cake was enjoyed by everyone and of course, Happy Birthday was loudly sung!                                                                                                                               

St Andrews church will have a Family Carol by candlelight service at 4pm on Sunday December 19th, all are welcome to attend, it means that there will be no service in church in the morning. There will be no Christmas Eve here this year but Modbury will have a mass. There will be a Christmas Communion service on Christmas morning starting at 11am.

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