Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 9th December

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, all around South Hams!! With Kingsbridge’s wonderful celebrations on Saturday, the lovely atmosphere, lots of stalls and so many people, how could you follow that? Well, A.G did on Saturday evening with our own celebration and start of the festive season. A large group of village folk met at the hall, some with lanterns, and started to sing carols and listen to our Rector Neil Barker’s Christmas message. The group moved joyously down the village street, singing and stopping at various points to have a rest and to hear the children sing Away in a Manger, always guaranteed to be an emotion-tugger! The procession ended up at the Fisherman’s Rest, where, with some anticipation, the countdown for the ‘Big Switch On began. There was a pause however before the Christmas Tree lights burst forth into action, reminiscent of the fun and games that you can have with lighting at Christmas!! All is now well, and A.G is suitably lit for Christmas. The Taverner’s Drama Group performed some wonderful readings and the Ukelele Band played, Penny’s charming young singers  entertained, and everyone enjoyed the raffle.


Continuing with the festive theme, A.G’s  ladies from the W.I hosted the Avon Area  Carol Service on Tuesday, in St Andrews Church. There were representatives from Loddiswell and Ringmore,  AG, and Modbury WI,s. Each WI  had   a reading that they had chosen, which was followed by a carol, and Rev Barker led the prayers. The ladies enjoyed afternoon tea in the Refectory after the service.

If  you look inside your Magpie this month there is a list detailing all the Church’s services during the Christmas period and there are posters in the noticeboards and outside the shop. Here’s a run down in case anyone hasn’t had a copy yet.

Tuesday Dec 13th, 11am, Pre school Nativity,

Wednesday 14th Dec, 6pm School Christingle/carols,

Sunday 18th, 11am, St Andrews Carol Service,

24th Dec, Christmas Eve 9pm, Holy Communion and

Sunday Jan 1st Sunday Worship.

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