Can it really be two years since we held the 600 years celebrations of the church tower with the exhibitions, Medieval Fayre and the Marines Band?

Anyone passing the church recently may have noticed a yellow notice pinned to the door. The Parochial Church Council has decided to seek permission to have a door fitted to make the vestry a self contained room. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, the Junior Church children will be able to do more activities as the noise created will be reduced by a good solid door! Secondly, the church toilets will be able to be opened without access to the vestry being open too. Finally, it will make the room easier to heat in the winter. The second part of the notice deals with proposed work to allow the pews to be refurbished to match the wood at the rear of the church, which was improved at the time of the reordering. The notice allows anyone to raise objections before work commences, so look for the yellow notices!

The Harvest Festival will be held during the first weekend in October. Harvest Supper on Saturday 1st (5.30 for 6 pm in the village hall, tickets are £6 and £3 for children, from the Post Office). We hope the earlier time will encourage families to come and enjoy the meal and the entertainment. The Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be on Sunday 2nd October. The produce will be distributed within the village, to the Open Door Project in Exmouth and the St Petrock’s in Exeter.

Under the railway arch is the church notice board which gives information about services and events such as the monthly coffee morning – 27th Sept. All church events are open to everyone.

The Family Service, held every third Sunday, 9.30am for breakfast and 10 am for the service with the worship band, will this month be an update of our continuing link with Malawi. Andrew Hubbard has been there during the summer and will show the latest photos and news from one of the poorest countries in Africa.

The next ‘Service with no Name’.(the service is different every time so a good name could not be found) at Holy Trinity, Exmouth will be on 2nd October at 7pm.

Produce stall – A huge thank you to all contributors and the many purchasers of the tasty produce, which I for one have enjoyed these last few weeks. Looking forward to next year’s crop!

Finally, the Wednesday lunches have restarted in the Methodist Hall at 12.30 pm. Prices rise from £3 to £4 in October, still terrific value for Senior Citizens, phone Margaret Green (270871) by noon on Monday for a Wednesday meal.

Brian Mather