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In the Beginning… was the Big Splash (also known as the Big Bang).

Into the infinite and eternal Pond of Grace was dropped a pebble. Ripples spread across space and time. Light leapt joyfully to fill the darkness. Atoms and

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Travel down to Cornwall – as you may have done this summer – and you can’t help noticing how many places have saints’ names. There’s St Austell, St Ives and St Agnes for starters. Then St Mewan, St Mawgan, St Martin, St Erth, St Ervan, St Eval (an unfortunate one), and so on. You trip over them everywhere. A relic of

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A whirlwind passed through our house last week. A delightful one, the energy and buzz of six of our son’s friends, enjoying that idyllic time after exams, their final

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Firstly this month a tribute, and a thank you. Those in Feniton particularly will have known Val Jones, who sadly died in June. Val partnered with Brenda to produce the Escot, Feniton and Buckerell parish magazine until that same month. Val brought much energy and vitality to all she did. We miss you, Val. Our

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Once upon a time there were three lovely parishes called Escot, Feniton and Payhembury. They nestled cosily together in the equally lovely valley of the River Otter.