NEWS FROM ESCOT

I know it’s a long time since Harvest but I must record the success of our Harvest Supper. Almost 40 people joined us in the village hall for the normal excellent meal and good company with quizzes which seemed to keep everyone occupied for ages. It is always good to see people there

who are not regular churchgoers but who come and join us as part of the local community. As always we are most grateful to Sue Hansford and her family for the jacket potatoes.

We are now looking forward to Christmas, though it has to be said that my personal preparations are what you could at best call limited! However we will be much better prepared in church where our carol service is on Sunday 22nd December at 3pm. As always this will be a shortish service of readings and carols, suitable for families and people of all ages, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. If the weather remains as at present with waterlogged fields we will hold it in the village hall but we live in hope of a dry spell so we can all enjoy the church decorated in all its Christmas splendour. If you are in doubt as to where it will be please give me a ring.

Whatever the weather our family communion service at 9am on Christmas Day will be held in church.

I should like to say a very big thankyou to all who have contributed to the upkeep of church and churchyard this year, volunteers and paid alike. The grass and hedges have been cut, the church has been kept clean with beautiful flower arrangements and we have a new boiler. Many people have contributed to our services with readings, intercessions, serving, and by taking services for whom we are most grateful. Our special thanks go to Shelagh for playing the organ for every service and of course our vicar Dave without whom we would certainly not be where we are.

May I finish by wishing you, your family and friends, a peaceful and joyous Christmas

Judy Davis

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