Village Voice by Rosie Warrilow – 6th June

St Andrews Church had a busy Sunday this week. Firstly the usual service of Sunday Worship took place and the congregation welcomed Reader Michael Tagent to lead the service. It was a joy also to receive some visitors into the congregation who were on holiday in A.G. The Lupridge Singers visited the Church on Sunday afternoon for their Summer Concert. The programme, ‘Horizons’ (Andrew Carter) was of a nautical flavour and included a selection of maritime based readings and music. The first song “Where lies the land”, describes the loneliest feelings and longing to be back with one’s family after a long journey. Some of the music was set to poems and writings of Anne Bronte and John Masefield, and a contribution from Rudyard Kipling,” The Long Trai”l was also included. The first half concluded with “Crossing the Bar” by Lord Alfred Tennyson; a wonderful list of authors. All the work was beautifully performed by the singers, and was punctuated by the beautiful voice of soloist Heloise West which seemed to just float around the Church building. Wonderful. The singers were led by conductor Christopher Fletcher. The second half was started with the cheeky saga of Lucy Lee performed by Roger Gage; we also enjoyed the “Owl and the Pussy Cat” and “Sea Fever” again by John Masefield. We were then joined again by Heloise West, and she sang a set of three songs including the humourous¬†“Tale of the Oyster”,brilliant! The afternoons entertainment was rounded off by the Ivor Novello classic “Waltz of My Heart”, just lovely. The whole afternoon was duly rounded off by the traditional cream tea.

Elsewhere in the village the Cricket Club welcomed Modbury for their first home game of the season at the Shooting Field. Captain Richard Cole lead his side to an impressive victory, the team having five wickets in hand over the visitors at the end of play – well done to all of them!!

The Memorial Hall committee meet today (Friday 6th) at 6.00pm, and also they have their A.G.M on Monday the 9th June, so please come along and find out more about your village hall.

In the Hall on the 12th June the W.I will be hosting an open meeting at 8.00pm with John Risdon as the speaker; everyone is welcome to this meeting, and it promises to be an exciting event.