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Hatherleigh Parish Newsletter

Hatherleigh's New sletter September 2006

Issue 310


God promised "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." Genesis 8:22

Contents Hatherleigh News Church Leader Church News Exbourne News Meeth News Sure Start Pages 3-13 Page 3 Page 16 Page 16 & 17 Page 21-22 Page 23

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Hatherleigh Parish Newsletter September is here again, and once more churches and communities will be celebrating the ingathering of the harvest. Farmers tell us that because of the lack of rainfall in May and June the quality of the grain harvest is not as good as some years, however, there has still been plenty for them to gather. In the gardens people have had to do a lot of watering, and results have been mixed. In our own garden, our apple trees have fruited very well, and I notice that our two neighbours have excellent crops of plums. But what about those areas of the world that are stricken by drought and famine? Does their experience mean that God is a liar when he says that "as long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest ...... will never cease"? Or is it that He is talking from a global perspective and expects those of us who enjoy a good harvest to share with others who don't? Whether you are a local farmer whose harvest may not be quite as good as previous years, a gardener with a mixture of successes and failures, or someone who goes to the local shops to buy whatever you want from the wide selection available, we all have reason to be thankful for God's plentiful provision. The challenge that comes with those blessings is this: what will we do to share our good fortune with those who have not enjoyed a good harvest this year? Harvest time offers another opportunity to share our plenty with those who have little or nothing. What steps can you take to express your thanks to God for a full stomach and another successful harvest? Pastor Pat Legg-Bagg EASIEST QUIZ - ANSWERS 1 116 years (1337-1453) 2 Ecuador 3 Sheep and horses 4 November 5th 5 Squirrel fur 6 Dog (Spanish, Canarias, from Latin, canis); 7 Albert 8 Crimson 9 New Zealand 10 Orange How many answers did you get right? How many questions did you see? Another one this week Why not print your own A5 booklet using the pump facilities? Contact Neil on 810323 for details.

Harvest ­ a time for sharing.

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Hatherleigh Church Tracey Elliot Reep Adventures around the World. "Riding by Faith" Saturday 16th September 7:30pm Talk and slides in Old Schools £2 including coffee and biscuits. Don't miss this occasion to hear and see more about Tracey's amazing journeys on horse back. You will also be able to purchase her books and other publications and there will be a draw. (Fund-raising event for Hatherleigh Church new heating system.) Hatherleigh Bowling Club On Saturday September 30th at 7:30pm Speaker G. J. Cleverdon C.B.E. Supper and auction to follow Everyone Welcome!

Please send in your future events as soon as you decide when and where they are so they can be put on

"Harvest Festival"

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Hatherleigh Parish Newsletter Hatherleigh Parish Church Flower Rota Sunday 3rd September Mrs Cannon Sunday 10th September Mrs Cannon Sunday 17th September Mrs Rougier Sunday 24th September Mrs Rougier Judith Rougier 810162 Donations to the Pump Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds £3.00 Save the Children A big thank you to everyone who helped to raise £520 at our annual Garden Party. Because of the inclement weather we were unable to be at Reed House. But thanks to Roger Vick we were able to be in the market. Sheila Richardson HOLY BAPTISM Exbourne July 23rd Margaret Weeks of Courtlyns, Stowe Lane August 6th Jessica Wilson of The Red Lion Inn Hatherleigh August 6th Phillip Thompson of 10 Hunters Wood, Torrington CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE Hatherleigh August 5th Daniel Christopher O'Dell and Rachel Elizabeth Drew of 14 Pearse Close We offer all these our love and prayers THANK YOU to those who sponsored me for the "Race for Life" which took place on the 2nd of July at Killerton. My daughter and I did "the walk" and raised £300. It was a lovely day and it was very moving seeing all the women walking and who they were walking for, but what was really uplifting was seeing all the women, who wore their banners thanking those who had supported them through their cancer, so that they could do the walk too. A big thank you. Anna Chalcraft From Revd.John Smart. This month Exbourne and Meeth both have Patronal Festivals ­ Meeth, St. Michael and All Angels on September 29th (Michaelmas Day), which always coincides with their Harvest Festival Service (see details elsewhere) and Exbourne, St. Mary on Sunday September 17th when there will be a Festival Communion Service at 10.30 a.m. This will be the main Sunday Service in our Benefice on that day and I hope it will be well attended. There will also be the usual Family Service at 11 a.m. at Hatherleigh. It has been the custom, ever since Christians were legally allowed by the Roman Emperor early in the 4th century to have their own places of worship, for Church buildings to be named after those honoured in Christian history, for instance Mary, John the Baptist, James, Michael, or particularly here in the South West local holy people, such as Petrock. In recent years a number of Churches have been given other distinctive names such as, in Hatherleigh, "The Vine". These can be helpful ways of enlarging our Christian understanding and, in particular, in the case of the Saints deepening an awareness of belonging to the Communion of Saints here and in eternity. When associated with a particular Church building they are known as the Patronal Saint of that congregation. Just as in our families we have anniversaries, so the Saints have their own special days, often the date of their death. These dates, or an adjacent Sunday, become the occasion of a Church's Patronal Festival and a lovely opportunity to give thanks for those who have inspired us by their Christian faithfulness, integrity, courage,and love. I have explained this in some detail because I have been asked what exactly a Patronal Festival is.

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Something you want to add. At the moment we trying to start a "Where are they now?" page to inform the locals of the activities of previous residents. Please contact Neil on 01837 810323 or email [email protected] with your ideas.

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UP 2 U 4 U Youth Club Restarts on 15th September At the Methodist Church 6:30--8 1st Session. 8:30­ 10 2nd session Caroline Perry A Novel based on Hatherleigh. There's something about Hatherleigh ... that has 3 Bridge Street fascinated me. It really began with the Foot and Hatherleigh Mouth outbreak and led to the "The George" a place for travellers... just like us on our way to a Come and see our holiday in Cornwall. Sitting in the Hotel Reception Gold Room, Blue Room it was like stepping back in time and gave the spark Kitchen and Courtyard of an idea for a story. "Hatherleigh Tapestry" is a or novel of Hatherleigh, before the Reformation; of shop online at life in this poor rural community. The small book is nearing completion, and I would just like to thank all of you who've helped by listening, answering Inexpensive gifts my questions, supporting and encouraging me. You Winnie the Pooh are a lovely lot in Hatherleigh! Thank you. Edwardian Childhood Jean Borrow 01179243888 Blue Italian The Tree of Life This is the title of a Diocesan rd Bone china tableware Prayer School being held on Saturday 23 September 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Church House, South [email protected] Tawton. Bring your own lunch ­ drinks provided. I 01837 811280 can thoroughly recommend these days. For booking details, or further information contact John Smart 840314. Hatherleigh, Meeth, Exbourne and Jacobstowe September 2006 Newsletter Page 5

.Hatherleigh Fun Run Once again this event is fast approaching. Friday 1st September 6:30pm start from the market. Free entry. Runners may register at the market from 6pm. Distances will vary according to age, but all will finish in the square where there will be a BBQ and table top sale The classes are as follows:Under 5s; 5-7; 8-10; 11-14 and 15 plus. Medals will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd, male & female in each class. There will be a certificate for all who finish. During August routes will be displayed in the chip shop window, but by and large will be pretty much the same as last year. For more details or to book a table at £5 phone Sandra on 810042.

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Hatherleigh Parish Newsletter THE NEW HATHERLEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE The building project is nearing completion and we are now looking at completing the move out of the old Town Hall in the last week in October (half term week). Until then the old Town Hall will continue to be used although there will probably be a period in mid October when both venues will be available. We are planning to have our first concert ­ the popular "Songs from the Shows" ­ in the new Centre on Wednesday 25th October. We will be arranging an open day in early October so everyone can come and see the new Community Centre. It is perhaps tempting providence to fix a date for that today as in any big project, the last few weeks are always a critical time. There is an intense period of commissioning and testing of the systems in the building and close examination of the building itself to ensure everything is satisfactory and on occasions this process can identify problems which have to be rectified before final acceptance and hand over day ­ so we cannot be too precise on these dates today, but will announce the open day nearer the time. In the meantime we are setting up a computer based booking system in the Hatherleigh Area Project Office at 9b Bridge Street (over Charley's) and we ask everyone to make their bookings at this office from now on. The office is usually open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 am to 4 pm and Friday mornings 9 am to 12 pm. The 24 hour telephone number is 01837 810239 and the email is [email protected] If you leave or send a message, please ensure you leave your full contact details including address, postcode and telephone number. Noel Cartwright ESSENCE-LIGHT-PLACE Exhibition at Salar Gallery (Supported by Devon Arts Culture) Paintings, Pastels and drawings by Ashton Chadwick R.A. and Judi Morton are exhibiting together at the Gallery. Both Devon Artists work with landscape--Judi, in a thick impasto technique, painting several seascapes of North Devon where she lives and Ashton, who is a former head of Putney School of Art, now working from his new studio at Dartington also has some delightful studies in Charcoal of grazing cattle.

What's NEW? Flying birds in English hardwoods, more sculptures from Suzie Marsh, Stationery books from `Right Note' and Casserole stands from Somerset.

SALAR GALLERY 20, BRIDGE STREET, HATHERLEIGH (tel 01837 810940) For things festive, decorative and informative PAINTINGS, SCUPTURE AND CRAFTS from the Westcountry

Lanscape/seascape paintings, pastels, charcoals by Devon artists Ashton Chadwick and Judi Morton. From September 26th to October 21st : solo exhibition EILEEN GOLD : An artist's view of Hatherleigh


September Opening times: Tues 10-5, Wed 10-1,Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-1 and 2-5 Hatherleigh, Meeth, Exbourne and Jacobstowe September 2006 Newsletter Page 7

Hatherleigh Parish Newsletter July 2003. HATHERLEIGH SILVER BAND MUSICAL DIRECTOR Adrian Edwards Current Council Matters As our Summer Season slowly draws to a close During the summers holidays the Youth we will be turning our thoughts to Harvest Fes- Committee will be arranging for the bus sheltivals and Carnivals. We try to advertise our ter to be decorated. They have received a £375 engagements as much as possible however if grant from Crime Beat and have some innovayou wish to find out more about the band's tive plans which they outlined to the council activities you are now able to log onto our new last month. For sure, we will get something website expertly compiled by Bass Player very different and look forward to seeing the Mark Quick. History, Photos, engagements, finished job. upto date news can be found at www. Advice has been received that the telephone Please log on it's number we published last month for the revery interesting. porting of crime was not the one which the Saturday Sept 2nd we are holding our now an- police would like used. They have asked that nual Cider Pasty evening in the square at the number 08452 777444 be the one to be 7:30pm. We hope you will come along to what used but have stressed that residents of the is a very popular evening. An added attraction town should report all crime. The Council are this year will be a performance by the Training asking our new Neighbourhood Policewoman, Band, not to be missed. WPC Nadine Wilson, to attend their October On Thursday 14th September we are giving a meeting. concert in Chumleigh. Sunday October 15th In relation to Co-op dividend. A new Memwe are playing at Fountain Hotel at North bership card will be introduced this Autumn. Tawton. The annual Harvest Festival and auc- Details are available in the shop. tion is in aid of the Society for the Blind, a The council are pleased to advise that followcause we are pleased to be involved in. ing a successful interview Dave Barnett will Jim Reynolds Press Secretary join the council. Dave has only just celebrated Tel 01837 810007 his 21st birthday so we wish him a long and enjoyable association with local government. Hatherleigh Town Council Introducing the Councillors Preparatory work on the new graveyard conIn continuing to giving readers a bit of back- tinues and there should be some positive proground on individual councillors, we move this gress to report at the October meeting. month to Malcolm Jacobs who is currently the Next Meeting Council's Deputy Mayor and came to Hather- There will be no Council meeting in Septemleigh in June 1995. He and his wife Meya were ber and the next meeting will be on 10th Octolooking for a house in Devon in which they ber. could operate a B&B facility and happened Appeal for Feedback upon The Old Police Station. Prior to coming We won't bore you with this appeal every to Hatherleigh the Jacobs led a somewhat no- month, but would like to stress once more that madic lifestyle and were used to moving, home the Council are really keen to have a more and abroad, every three years or so. Son Giles active exchange of points of views and ideas lives at home, whilst daughter Emily lives in with the towns resident's. If you have anyLondon, but returns as often as she can for a thing you would like to raise please make con`dose of Hatherleigh'. Malcolm manages tact with one of the Councillors or Rosemary `Wildens' a busy tool and hardware shop in Lock, the Clerk to the Council, on 01805 Bideford. He has served on the Council since 804254 or email [email protected] Hatherleigh, Meeth, Exbourne and Jacobstowe September 2006 Newsletter Page 8

Hatherleigh Parish Newsletter Hatherleigh Weather Record July 2006 Total rainfall 33. 10 mm/1. 30 ins (July 2005 48. 50 mm/1. 91 ins.) July was indeed an exceptionally sunny month, with little rain, and many very hot days. Twenty days were completely dry, with no measurable rain on four other days. The wettest day was Monday 31st. with 10 mm ( 0.39 ins.) Temperatures soared during the middle of the month with a high of 33 c ( 91.5 f ) on Tuesday 18th. By the end of the month pastures were barren, and much of the arable harvest had been completed. Geoffrey J. Cleverdon CBE Diary Dates Two Moors Festival Hatherleigh Church Wednesday 18th October 11:30am, 3pm and 7:30pm Piano Recitals the evening one by Leon McCauley. Friday 1.30pm Lunchtime concert trumbone, trumpet and piano.

The Hatherleigh Ball is Born! SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER Champagne Reception Canapés at 8pm hot food desserts and local cheeses Silent Auction dancing 10.30 until 2am live music black tie with a touch of pink to reflect the charity chosen in aid of breast cancer come along to the starlight ball WEST FISHLEIGH FARM £40 per head tables of 10 Venue for hire contact carol barkwell [email protected] 07785971960

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HISTORY SOCIETY The exhibition of our archive material in August was well supported and many visitors enjoyed reading about happenings in the Town over the last hundred years. Our celebrity speaker, Anthony Gibson, will be talking on the subject `Farming--past, present and to come' This event will take place in Old Schools at 7:30pm on TUESDAY September 5th. Please note this is a day later than announced in the August Parish Pump. (Nonmembers £1) Brian Abell


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Hatherleigh Parish Newsletter HATHERLEIGH GARDENING CLUB ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS, and interested parties. Due to the vagaries of the weather this year, we have decided to move forward our visit to Brian Wonnacott' s garden for a Dahlia/vegetable afternoon with hints and tips from a prize-winning judge and grower. The day/date will now be Wednesday, September 6th, meeting at Co-op at 1.45pm. It would be useful if those intending to join us could let me know so that sufficient transport can be arranged. Thank you. And just a quickie to say a BIG thank you to all those who exhibited at the Show, despite a difficult season, and made it a success once again. And congratulations to all the prize winners: Paul Stafford, Holly Morgan (best in Show for adults and children respectively), Les Cole, Margaret Tonkin, Dolly Netherway, Renee Searle, George Tucker and Alison Grindley (children's). Once again, Gordon Reynolds won Top Tray and Trish Wonnacott, Top Vase. Money raised at the raffle will go towards a local cancer appeal. Susan Gill 01837 810893. Hatherleigh WI Our next meeting will be in Old Schools on Thursday September 13th at 7:30pm. This month's topic is Candles and Bees with Mr. and Mrs. Tucker. Sheila Richardson, President Dog Fouling Please would the people with pet dogs refrain from using my garden as a dog toilet. I have my garden tended by good neighbours, who don't like dog mess sprayed on them when they are mowing the lawn. I was taught always to return other peoples propery and you can rest assured that as soon as I know who you are, I shall be returning the Faeces to you. S.M. Coysh, 15 Glascott Close Nine Days of Art Open Studios 9th - 17th September Take a creative journey around Hatherleigh, meet and see work of local artists exhibiting in galleries, studios and other lovely locations. Salar Gallery, Hatherleigh: Ashton Chadwick and Judi Morton: paintings, drawings and pastels of landscape. Thomas Roberts House, Hatherleigh: Isabella Whitworth: painted and dyed silk scarves; work in progress and demonstrations of dyeing techniques, Milland Farm, near Northlew: Julia Barton: monoprints, silk screen prints, etchings and paintings based on ancient buildings in France and inspiration from a Devon meadow You can pick up a Nine Days of Art guide at the Salar Gallery. The guide gives locations, days and times of opening for all 30 venues taking part.

Contact Carol Barkwell, Lyndridge, Okehampton, EX20 1JG

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Hatherleigh Parish Newsletter Harvest Festivals These will be another highlight of our worship this month with at least one (sometimes two!) Services in all our Benefice Churches, often followed by a supper. Do join us. You are, as always, most welcome. By recognising that God is the source of all life we acknowledge our ultimate dependence on Him and our responsibility to protect our environment and use the gifts of creation justly, carefully and unselfishly. Without personal acknowledgment of, and respect for, our creator God, the human race runs the risk of inflicting lasting damage to our planet. It means being good stewards of His gifts, an important theme in the teachings Jacobstowe, Okehampton, EX20 3RB of Jesus and some of the New Testament letTelephone 01837 851647 ters. There was a similar theme, only in this case about our attitude to animals at last month's Animal Blessing Service at St. Michael's Please ring for details for all our weekChurch, Meeth. In my talk I referred to St. day lunch and evening menus Francis who lived in Italy in the 13th century. His deep love for Jesus and God's creation enEvery Sunday abled him to show great care for animals, as The Cadham traditional 5 course roast well as his ministry of salvation and healing for people (the lovely worship song `Make me After lunch there is the children's play a Channel of your peace' is based on a prayer area or take a walk down to the river attributed to St. Francis). The congregation at the Service included guineapigs, goldfish, a Evening meals available from cat, several dogs and ­ yes really! ­ a twelve Tuesday to Saturday inclusive year old pony, called Tom, who took his place Closed Sunday evening and all day at the back, and with dignity (? reverence) Monday came up with his owners to the chancel step for a blessing, which in every case included a Afternoon teas prayer for those caring for animals and pets. It Cream Teas served through out the was fun and also quite moving. It was also, spring and summer more than anything else, about a caring, responsible and thankful relationship between We also cater for birthday humans and the natural world. This should aland anniversary parties please phone ways be a feature of being a Christian, and of for details the activity, teaching and worship of the Church Hatherleigh, Meeth, Exbourne and Jacobstowe September 2006 Newsletter Page 12

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Beaworthy,Devon EX21 5HJ Independent Day & Boarding School Boys & Girls 5-18yrs As a member of the Methodist Group of Schools, solid Christian values of respect, tolerance and kindness are intrinsic to the college's guiding philosophy. Personal, social, moral and spiritual education carry equal weight to academic success. "We welcome children of all faiths. We're not evangelical but do want to give everybody the opportunity to have a faith and build a set of values based on respecting others, lending a hand, and putting yourself out for good causes. That value-base becomes central to a child's way of life, and stays with them forever, We give children the skills to make their way in the world, and interact with anyone in any situation with confidence. Free transport from major towns Scholarships and bursaries available for years 7,9 and Sixth Form For further information please telephone registrar Mrs Jacky Rowe, Tel: 01409 281429, Fax: 01409 281784 E-mail: [email protected]

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Hatherleigh Contacts Church Wardens Trish Vick 810418 Sue de Salis 810342 PCC Secretary Anne Cannon 810612 PCC Treasurer Julie Fishleigh 810127 Pathfinders Enquiries Mrs. Julie Fishleigh 810127 Booking Old Schools Mrs. Julie Fishleigh 810127 Sunday School Enquiries Mrs. Sandra Collier 810042 Captain of the Bells Steve Fawcett, 20 Higher Street 810791 Church Flowers Mrs. Judith Rougier,Reed House 810162 Town Clerk Mrs. Rose Lock, Cleave Farm, Dolton Winkleigh, EX19 8QT 01805 804254 Booking Town Hall Kim Bridson 810472 Booking Methodist Church Mrs. Josie Sanders 810516 General Practitioner Dr. M. C. Downie 810283 Veterinary Surgery North Park Veterinary Group810455 Primary School Linda Mitchell Head Teacher 810248 Town Crier Ros Chard 851668 Community Constable PC Nadine collar 4647 08452 777444 [email protected]

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September DATES

Fri 1st 6:30pm Sat 2nd 7:30pm Sun 3rd 2:00pm Tues 5th 7:30pm Wed 6th 1:45pm Thurs 7th 7:30pm Fri 8th 7:30pm Sat 9th to 17th

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Hatherleigh Fun Run(5) Market Cuder and Pasties(8) Town Square Car treasure Hunt(22) Meeth Village Hall History Society(10) Old Schools Gardebing Club Trip(11)Co-op Exbourne WI(17) Village Hall Carnival Royalty Eve Town Hall Nine days of art(11) Hatherleigh Churches Trust Ride(22) Meeth Mon 11th 7:30pm Flower Club(17) Sampford Courtenay Wed 13th 7:30pm Candles and Bees WI(11) Old Schools Fri 15th 6:30pm Youth Club Starts(5) Meth Church Sat 16th Riding the Faith(2) Old Schools Sat 23rd 9:30pm Exb Community Market Village Hall Wed 27th 8:00pm Exb Parish Council(17) Village Hall Sat 30th 7:30pm Harvest Festival(3) Bowling Club 10:00am Coffee Morning(17) Courtlyns, Exbourne

TRAINEE GUIDE DOG SEEKS TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is looking for committed volunteers to give temporary homes (for a period of ten weeks only) to dogs undergoing training. · Do you live in Exbourne, Sampford Courtenay or North Tawton? · Would you be willing to follow vital training advice to aid the success of the dog's training · If so, you could benefit from the fun and companionship of having a dog in your home without the commitment of full-time dog ownership. All equipment, feeding and veterinary care is provided. · You will need a concrete area to relieve the dog. · Carri will pick up the dog at 8am approx. and drop back at 4pm approx. Monday to Friday. So that people who work can be considered. · You will not be required to exercise the dog Monday to Friday. Please note that this role will require you to apply for an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure (CRB Disclosures replace the old Police Checks) For further information please contact Carri GaddTelephone: 07990983126 and the Exeter Office on 01392 825200 Hatherleigh, Meeth, Exbourne and Jacobstowe September 2006 Newsletter Page 14

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September Services

09.30 a.m. 10.00 a.m 11.00 a.m. Sunday 10th 09.30 a.m. 11.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m. Tuesday 12th 8.00 p.m. Sunday 17th 10.30 a.m. 11.00 a.m. 6.00 p.m. Wednesday. 20th 7.00p.m. Sunday 24th 09.30 a.m. 11.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m. Friday 29th 7.00 p.m. Sunday 3rd Holy Communion Exbourne Family Worship Meeth Holy Communion Hatherleigh Holy Communion Jacobstowe Holy Communion Meeth Morning Prayer Hatherleigh Harvest Festival at Methodist Exbourne Compline Service Exbourne Patronal Festival Exbourne Family Worship Hatherleigh Evensong Hatherleigh Harvest Festival and supper Jacobstowe Holy Communion Jacobstowe Harvest Festival Exbourne Morning Prayer Hatherleigh Harvest Festival Meeth

HATHERLEIGH PARISH CHURCH - Prayer Every Friday 2:45pm HATHERLEIGH METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday 11:00am and 6:30pm THE VINE CHURCH HATHERLEIGH - Sunday services 10:45 EXBOURNE METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday services 11:00am ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICES are held regularly at St. Boniface's, Station Road, Okehampton at 7:00pm Saturdays and at 11:00am Sundays. There is also a Sunday Mass held at 9am in Chagford. For further details and lifts contact Jerome Twomey 810511, Chris Cleverdon 810320 or Bernard Jones 810113. THE CHURCHES would be glad to be informed of newcomers and those who are sick or in hospital. Compline This simple evening prayer- time has been well supported, so a further one has been arranged at St. Mary's Exbourne for Tuesday 12th September at 8 p.m..

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Beryl Toop 810553 Mrs. I. Dodd MBE 810241 PCC Secretary Mrs. G. Cave 811109 PCC Treasurer Mrs A. Leigh Pemberton 810644 Organist Ruby Hookway, Glebe House 810597 Captain of the Bells Mr. S. Squire 658888 Practices: Fridays 7:30pm Beginners 7:15pm Booking Village Hall Mrs. J. Chapman 810171 Community Constable PC 01837 658400 WIN A CASH PRIZE OF UP TO £25 Exbourne and Jacobstowe Parish Council want to make a photographic record of life in Exbourne and Jacobstowe today. The subject matter is entirely of your own choice providing it reflects the overall aims of the competition which is to illustrate life in both villages today. The Parish Council have secured sponsorship for this competition from Moorland Fuels of Okehampton and is able to offer two cash prizes of £15 and £25 for ages 11 and under and 12 and over. Entries can be either traditional or digital formats however there are a few rules so please either send an SAE to Photo Competition 1 Cawsand View, Exbourne, Devon. EX20 2SB.or visit uk/photocomp.htm or call in to the First Class Café Exbourne Village Hall, Monday & Friday mornings and pick up an entry form as well as a coffee and a cake. The closing date for entries to the competition is the 22 Oct 2006 so get clicking and snap up the cash. Peter Savage Clerk Exbourne and Jacobstowe PC

PCC Secretary Brenda Lane, Riverside 851207 Treasurer Dr. Tony Lowe, 2 Butterpits 851518 Captain of the Bells Mr. Rod Lane, Riverside 851207 EXBOURNE Churchwardens Mrs. Sally Hordern, Copper Beeches 851646 PCC Treasurer Lt. Col. K. R. Joint, 5 Manor Grdns 851477 Captain of the Bells Mr. M. Turner, 6 Manor Gardens851319 Practice: Mondays 7:30pm Junior Church Miss Mary Daniel, Narracott Farm 851562 Parish Pump Correspondent Mrs. M. Weeks 851379 Booking Exbourne Village Hall Mrs. P. Ayton 851223 Booking Playing Field Mrs. Janet Gilmour. 851318 Exbourne C of E School Mrs. C. West 851205 Parish Clerk (Exbourne-withJacobstowe) Peter Savage 851461 Exbourne Pre-School Nikki Kearly 851249


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EXBOURNE News from Exbourne Church flowers for September 3rd and 10th Mrs. Hordern 17th and 24th Mrs White Church Cleaning for September Mrs. Butcher Methodist Church Harvest Festival services begin on Sunday 10th September with a United Service at 11am. There will also be a service on Tuesday 12th at 7:30pm, to be followed by a sale of produce and refreshments. All are very welcome to attend.

Exbourne with Jacobstowe Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th September in the Village Hall at 8pm. All Parishioners welcome to attend.

Saturday 30th September there will be a Coffee Morning at Courtlyns, Stowe Lane, (home of Dave and Margaret Weeks), from 10am to 12:30pm. It is being held to help raise funds towards the music for the choirs who sing in St. Mary's Church. Please try and support them.

Exbourne, Sampford Courtenay and Jacobstowe W.I. Next meeting will be on Thursday September 7th, in the Village Sunday 17th is St. Mary's Patronal FestiHall. The speaker will be Mrs. Andrew val at 10:30pm. Sunday 24th is the Harvest Festival at St. from the A.C.W.W., who will give a talk with slides. Mary's at 11am. Sampford Courtenay Flower Club will be held on Monday September 11th at Margaret Weeks 7:30pm in the Church Rooms. The talk will be a workshop for Autumn with Celia and Gill. Everyone welcome.


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To begin with, everyone felt pretty miserable and fed up that, in a summer like this, our fete was on the day the weather broke and became, perhaps, more usual-- windy, showery/wet and chilly. However, soon we had no time to worry about it as so many people came, showing their dogs, wanting refreshments, supporting the stalls. The atmosphere was lovely, dogs friendly, teddies zipping down their high wire, nemo and friends fished from their pool complete with minefield (non-explosive) a wonderful variety of things to buy, and lovely things to win from the tombola and raffle. Even though shelter was a bit hard to find and the garage a bit of a squash for refreshments, no one seemed to mind. In fact, it was all a great success, thanks to all who disregarded the weather and came anyway, to those who gave so generously of time, effort and money to get it together and all those who put it all up and tidied away. We also made the enormous sum of £1356 so a very, VERY big thank you to everyone. 10% will be going to support Shelter Box and the rest will be a great help to finance the necessary repairs in the church. On 13th August, 5 Dogs, 1 Cat, 2 Guinea Pigs, 2 Goldfish and 1 Pony brought their assorted owners to church for a special service of blessing for the animal kingdom. All







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Hatherleigh Parish Newsletter were quietly attentive as the humans sang praises to God for the glorious diversity of creation, prayed for proper respect for all animals and listened as Rev. Smart reminded us of how important animals are in the lives of all humans and told about St. Francis and his special affinity with nature. Each one then came forward for an individual blessing at the chancel steps, and those unable to be present for whatever reason were blessed in their abdense. It was a happy and moving service, reminding us all that out pets really are part of our families and how important it is to remember our responsibilities to all who live on earth with us and, like us, are part of God' s creation. Hopefully this will become an annual event. The next thing to look forward to in September are, firstly, a Car Treasaure Hunt and Barbecue starting at 2pm on Sunday, 3rd September in aid of the Village Hall and the trail ends back in Meeth, with a barbecue high tea outside the Hall if fine, otherwise inside. This will be the first opportunity to see and admire the new-look Hall, the interior has really been transformed, thanks to a great deal of hard work by a small group of volunteers. The following weekend brings a chance to exercise bodies rather that minds with Devon Historic Churches Trust's Bike, Ride and Stride Day on Saturday, 9th September. The local coordinator for Meeth is Judy Proctor. For those who want to help but find visiting lots of churches difficult, Meeth will be organising an afternoon barbecue again at Meeth Halt-- the start of the Tarka Trail, just inside the entrance to the the old clay works on Station road. There is ample parking. You can enjoy a good walk along the trail as far as you wish and come back for tea, which will be available from 3pm. You can still get sponsors in the usual way, and support any church, not just Meeth. Anyone who would like more information and would like to take part should contact Judy on 01837 811240. The very end of the month brings Harvest Festival and Supper on Friday, 29th September. We look forward to welcoming our new Archdeacon of Totness, the Ven. John Rawlings, as our preacher. The service will be at 7pm, and the collection will go to tearfund who do so much to help people in desperate need and distress everywhere. The supper in the Village Hall will start at about 8pm. The entertainment for the evening is the sale with the chance to buy wonderful produce of all sorts. You never know what you will find yourself the proud possessor of as Derek Horn skilfully auctions the harvest gifts! An evening not to be missed. Tickets for the supper from Meeth Post Office: £3:40 adults, £2 Primary School Children. Please book by Tuesday, 26th September to help with the catering. The proceeds from the harvest supper and sale will go to the church. We would be delighted to welcome anyone, whether resident or from elsewhere, to both church and supper or just one or the other. It is time when we would love to see newcomers to the village too as it is a happy and relaxed evening and offers a chance to meet neighbours and get to know one another. Church Flower Rota 3rd Sept & 10th Sept Shirley Hosking 17th & 24th Sept Maureen Vaughan Last week in September Harvest Festival-- all to help please. Bell ringing Every Friday at 7:30pm beginners 7:15pm. Anyone is welcome to come and see if they would like to learn to ring, age is immaterial.

Any ringers who would like to join us for an occasional practice, if you are visiting the area, or on a regular basis would also find a warm welcome.

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Hatherleigh Parish Newsletter EXBOURNE METHODIST CHURCH Sunday, September 10th 11.00 a.m. United Harvest Festival Service led by Michael Winter Monday Toy library 1.30 ­ 4pm Tuesday, September 12th Tuesday am: B&R 7.15 p.m. Harvest Festival Service led by Rev Hatherleigh 9.30 ­ 11.30am Pm: B&R Philip Wagstaff Hatherleigh 1.30 ­ 3pm Supper and sale of produce at the close. Wednesday Babytalk group 1.15 ­ 3.15pm Come along and join us. Thursday B&R Exbourne 10 ­ 11.30am Jacobstowe Harvest Festival and Supper Friday Toy library 9.30 ­ 12.00 Jacobstowe' s Harvest Festival and Supper Speech & language Development Through Books, Reading, Stories & Fun! Speech & language therapist Maria Farrow-Jones will be with us on Thursdays in September & October. She will be running " reading together" & " funtime story-time" sessions in Hatherleigh, Highampton, Northlew & Exbourne. Sessions will be open to families with children 0-5 & will run on Thursday mornings & afternoons. For more details & to book a place contact the children' s centre office on: 01837 811190 or Email: [email protected]

HATHERLEIGH AREA MINI SURE START What's Happening in September?

will be held on Wednesday 20th September at 7.00pm and supper at Cadham Farm afterwards. Everyone is welcome; the supper will cost £5 payable on the door at Cadham. If anyone who has a few flowers left in their garden and would like to drop some off at the church on Monday 18th at about 10.00am we would be very grateful. Better still, if you could make a flower arrangement we would be so pleased as we are a bit short of help for these occasions. Thank you Brenda Lane

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Church Leaders Rev. John Smart ....................................................840233 Hatherleigh Methodist Rev. John Peak ......01409 221252 Exbourne Methodist Rev. Philip Wagstaff..............52302 Pastor Pat Legg-Bagg, The Vine Church, .. 810228 Readers Dr. Michael Winter O.B.E, Beaticombe ...............810345 Mrs. Ingrid Dodd, MBE, Old Rectory, Meeth 810241 DONATIONS GRATEFULLY RECEIVED PLEASE SEND THEM TO TUSSIE MUSSIE, BRIDGE STREET, Hatherleigh, Meeth, Exbourne and Jacobstowe HATHERLEIGH, DEVON EX20 3HY September 2006 Newsletter Page 28


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