Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 17th July

 How wonderful! Last Sunday saw the first service take place in St Andrews since lockdown began in March.  The church was well attended with 20 local folk plus a couple of visitors too. There was of course no singing, but local organist Vanda Irish kindly played the hymns for the congregation to listen too. Our Vicar, Rev. Matt Rowland led the Service of the Word, with the Lords Prayer being said during the intercession. All the readings were said by Rev Matthew, with the congregation joining in with the creed and responses. There were no refreshments and everyone left the church at the end of the service and socialised outside in the warm sunshine. Social distancing was observed throughout the service. This Sunday, July 19th, there will be a communion service (no wine) led by Rev Neil Barker. Everyone is welcome to attend, under the present circumstances, social distancing will remain in place, The service will start at the usual time of 11am.  

A qualified first aider is required for an event to be held on the village green in August, if you can help please email event will be held on August 30th between 1pm till 6pm.                                                                                                                                                                                 

The Parish Council met last week, back in the hall for the first time since lockdown! The good news is that the playparks are receiving a major overhaul, and the work has already begun this week to replace rotting equipment. It is hoped that the work will be finished in time for the summer holiday period.                                                                                                                                                              

Ag Pre school could do with a dishwasher as theirs has ceased to work, if you can help please contact them.                                                             

A brave young lady called Sophie and her dad may be seen walking through our parish this month. Sophie has taken up the challenge to do a sponsored walk backed by her twirling team She aims to raise funds for Rowcroft Hospice and has already completed the marathon distance of twenty-three miles, and is now trying to reach the amazing total of one hundred miles, so if you see them please cheer them on their way! You can also donate to Rowcroft on their website or in collection boxes in the area, its a beautiful place and the staff do a wonderful job in end of life and respite care.                                                                        

Sophie with her baton twirling awards
On one of her first walks to reach her 100 miles


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