The Village Voice by Rosie Warrilow – 21st March

With the recent warm weather it certainly reminds you of last year’s beautiful summer, and our thoughts turn once again to outdoor pastimes. Our cricket club boys are now enjoying net practices in the Sports Centre in Kingsbridge on Sunday mornings from 10.30am until 12’o clock. Our boys work so hard to promote the village and now they need our support. In short, they need some more playing members to come forward, so if you live in the village or even in the surrounding area, our boys need you! If you would like to join them please contact Alan Green (Kingfishers) or Alan Cherry (Icy Park) for further details, or call in at The Fisherman’s Rest where information can be gained.

Talking about our friends at The Fisherman’s Rest, they have an evening of folk music planned tomorrow, Saturday March 22nd with the wonderful Raggle Taggle Band, which will start at approx. 8pm and going on till late, sounds good to me. The Raggles now have quite a following locally and this promises to be a great evening. For more details phone Athenia on 550284.

The Lent season is upon us and there are a number of events taking place in the Church. St Andrews always has two parades through the village during the Easter period, the first one being the Palm Sunday Parade which gathers outside The Fisherman’s Rest. We are kindly donated a donkey by Maggie and John Newsham every year to walk with us up to the Church, symbolising our Lord’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Please come and join us for this interesting walk through the village – there will be our David, playing his mouth organ and we will be singing a hymn or two on the way. The second of the parades is held on Good Friday and again there will be a gathering at the Fisherman’s Rest prior to setting off. This parade is named The Way of the Cross. A cross is walked through the village and stops are made to read from the Bible and to sing hymns. The main stops will be Fisherman’s Rest, Tidal View Noticeboard, centre village, Jubilee Street, Village Shop and at Tree Corner to erect the cross. Please join us as this year is also  special because of the 100 year anniversary of the start of W.W.1. If you feel you can’t make it all the way to Church, why not join in at the appropriate stopping place? Either way the members of the Church and Michael Tagent who will be leading us will be glad to see you. Both parades start at 10.30am outside the Fisherman’s Rest. On Good Friday, we always enjoy coffee and Hot Cross Buns after Church. The Lent course for this year is still running at Tidal View on Thursday afternoons at 2.30pm.

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