Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 7th April

Easter is fast approaching and St Andrews Church has a full calendar of events over the period. It’s Palm Sunday this Sunday and there will be a parade through Fore Street starting at 10.30am outside the Fishermans Rest and there will be a lovely donkey joining the congregation on its journey up to church! There will be a  Family Communion service in church after the parade. There will also be a Holy Communion service on Maundy Thursday, April 14th, starting at 7pm all are welcome. April 15th is Good Friday and there will be another parade through Fore Street with readings being held at various points in Fore Street on the way up to the church, Hot Cross Buns and coffee will be available after the service. Easter Day, April 17th, will have a Family Communion service starting at 11am, again all are welcome to attend and all of the services will have refreshments afterwards. There will be a lay-led Songs of Praise service held on Sunday April 24th, again starting at 11am.                                                 

Creative X are still holding their workshops for our little ones in the hall on Wednesday mornings; there will be lots of messy play, story telling and singing for younger children aged up to 5. For more details contact them on their website                                                  

Oh no here we go again!! Dogs have been seen worrying sheep in the little field by the river. Although the field has a public footpath, the use of this land is agricultural, so please look before you let your dog off his lead to make sure that there are no farm animals present. Sheep worrying is an offence and you can be taken to court for allowing your dogs to behave in this way, and of course, they can inflict horrific injuries to sheep and lambs in particular. Please, please take extra care when walking in the countryside at this time of year.   

There will be several events at the Fishermans in the coming weeks; Easter Day lunch, booking advised, Quiz nights on the third Thursday of each month. Libby has been organising several competitions to help the refugees from Ukraine, with food hampers as prizes, there will be more during April. The pub is also acting as a drop-off point for donations that are destined for Eastern Europe by the Kingsbridge group organised by Andrew  Dyas, so bring your donations with pride, you can phone the pub on 55o285 for further details.

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