Well, the summer has continued which is wonderful – and even more wonderful is that we have had a little long awaited and much needed rain! So far it has been well behaved though and limited itself to odd days here and there.

As you read this we will have served what we hope to be many cream teas at the Open Garden event at Little Ash Bungalow and made some money for the Church upkeep. Let’s hope the rain stays away for that event!

Planned dates for the 2017-18 Escot Soup Lunches are (all Mondays):

October 2nd supporting the Melanesian Mission,
November 6th supporting Force Cancer Charity (http://www.forcecancercharity.co.uk/),
December 4th,
January 8th 2018,
February 5th,
March 5th.
December - March charities yet to be announced



As I write, the sun is shining, the evening is warm, the flowers are looking beautiful and it really feels like summer. Long may it last!



Easter was well celebrated within the parish. Our Good Friday reflection service was well attended as was Communion on Easter Sunday. I missed the latter as I had guests but enjoyed the early morning tramp up the hill in Feniton where, although we didn’t actually see the sun, the light was beautiful and the view across the



Looking at the churchyard now, a beautiful sight of primroses and daffodils, it seems more than a month ago that we held our snowdrop weekend. It wasn’t, however, and the snowdrops really were at their best. The whole weekend was a great success; we had visitors the whole time, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon both being extremely busy. The soup that we had expected to last both days sold out on Saturday and all our additional supplies were brought out. Our