NEWS FROM ESCOT

Firstly, an apology. In last month’s magazine for some reason I managed to move the Harvest Supper forward by a month which caused considerable confusion! It is actually on Friday 25th October at 7.30pm in Escot Village Hall. We have managed to retain the cost at £10 to include a three course meal and your first drink so I do

NEWS FROM ESCOT

Last month started with our Open Air Songs of Praise. Seventeen of us gathered in Escot churchyard for an informal service of eight hymns chosen by members of the congregation and linked by a psalm. Thank you Dave for putting the service together, thank you Shelagh for playing

NEWS FROM ESCOT

I must start with a thank you, or indeed two thankyous. Firstly thank you, old magazine team. You have been so supportive to us over many years – perhaps we did not realise how much we would miss you until July when we have been without a magazine. I am so sorry to hear of Val’s death and send our sympathy to her family. My second thankyou is of course to the new magazine team who have taken over and are continuing the tradition – we are so grateful to you all.

Lindsay’s garden was duly open in June and looked wonderful. I have never seen such huge poppies! Her garden really was looking at its very best and I’m glad so many people took the opportunity to see it, and enjoy the delicious tea and cakes. I hope the Marie Curie terminal care nurses will have done well from it.

As I write we are enjoying summer at its best. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and it’s very warm. True, things are drying up and we are having to do lots of watering but that’s a small price to pay. The churchyard has lots of flowers and is looking a picture.

NEWS FROM ESCOT

It seems a long time ago but I cannot write without saying how wonderful the Easter sunrise service was. Over 60 of us gathered at the top of the hill in Feniton on a perfect morning. The sky was completely clear and while we were there we watched the sky gently turn a vivid shade of pink

NEWS FROM ESCOT

On Maundy Thursday I was very privileged to go to a Passover Supper arranged by Rev Anne Mills in Payhembury. Along with many of the attendees I had never been to one before so had no idea what to expect. The whole evening was packed with symbolism from an empty place