What a busy week we have had in A.G! St Andrew’s intrepid flower ladies were at it again, this time preparing floral displays for a wedding. On Saturday the weather was indeed kind to our Bride, Amy and although it was overcast the rain kept off for the day. The scene was set for a lovely wedding, the congregation was waiting with bated breath, the choir was seated, all we needed was the Bride and she was, of course, fashionably late! Loddiswell Vicar Daniel Hartley, visiting St Andrew’s for the first time, officiated at the service.The Bride arrived in church to the Canon in D by Johann Pachebel, beautifully played by organist Hilary Hudson. The bride wore a truly lovely gown in ivory which was heavily embroidered with lace and pearls, she looked stunning! The bridesmaids wore gowns in turquoise and each had a silver locket.The hymns were all family favourites; “I Danced in the Morning” was the first hymn, which was followed by the readings, I Corinthians chapter 13,( the one about love). The next reading, “The One Thing I Know for Sure” was beautifully read by the Bridegroom’s father, Derek Sherring. “Give Me Oil in my Lamp” was the next hymn, and the marriage followed this. The couple spoke their vows beautifully and the congregation warmly applauded their first kiss as a married couple! The intercessions followed and the couple went to sign the Marriage Registers. During this time Bridesmaid Paryssa Alinia sang “Domine Deus” by Vivaldi, a lovely piece of music and so beautifully sung. The couple left the church for the photos and their reception at Bigbury.
The dog show organisers did a wonderful job of staging the event in truly appalling conditions! The rain really did come down in stair-rods on Sunday, but the dogs and their owners did carry on and a result was reached; as I’m writing this I’m awaiting more details which I hope will follow next week. The supreme champion was a surprise, being a rescue dog, what a refreshing change!
The Fisherman’s Rest was the venue for a right royal do on Friday Evening with a barbeque event to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday. The weather was again kind and the barbeque was able to take place outdoors. The food was plentiful and totally delicious, and the village youngsters really enjoyed the evening. There was also a disco for the more energetic amongst us, and a great time was definitely had by everyone! Well done to the Fisherman’s Rest, Libby, Athenia and Mark.
The next Parish Council meeting has been moved to the 11th July, it will start at 7.30pm.