NEWS FROM ESCOT

What a busy month! Our two snowdrop activities have been a great success. We served coffee and soup at Helen Brown’s open day, I’m not sure to how many but she had over 200 people in over the three hours it was open. We did not serve that many but we worked non-stop and raised £266. Helen very kindly made it up to £300 from her entrance money.

This weekend was our snowdrop weekend when there were people in the church and churchyard almost the whole time. After the incredibly wet weather, parking was a serious problem on Saturday afternoon but only one car got stuck! We served yet more soup, sausage rolls, savoury and sweet scones and a delicious variety of cakes. We were most grateful for a donation of snowdrops, books and CD’s, and along with church notelets and a flower quiz we raised £760 over the weekend. The money we raised is remarkable but the number of people through the church was also very pleasing; as always we had people who had often walked through the churchyard lots of times but had never been in. We are so grateful to all those who supported us.

May I also remind you of our annual church meeting which always takes place in church in early March. We have had to change the date to Monday 12th March at 7.30pm when we would be delighted to see you. It is the time when we review last year, appoint church wardens and the PCC and look forward to the future.

We will see in Easter Day on April 1st with a sunrise service up the hill by the carpark in old Feniton meeting at 6.30am. This is always a very relaxed occasion with families and dogs and warmed by a blazing fire, but a very special way to welcome Easter. The delicious breakfast afterwards in Feniton church is always most welcome. Our service at Escot is a family friendly Holy Communion service at 9am which this year is being taken by the Venerable John Rawlings.

The final piece of good news, given in more detail elsewhere in the magazine, is the appointment of Rev David Carrington as our vicar. Although he is not joining us until September, we await his coming with great pleasure. Having met him I am sure he will fit in well with us and be an inspiration to us all.

Judy Davis

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