We have had a fun term acting out bible stories to the children of Payhembury and Feniton Primary Schools, looking at bible characters like David and Goliath, King Solomon and his wisdom and the First Christmas. It is lovely when the children can join in as characters themselves adn they enjoy the songs we always do too. It's
At the beginning of each year the church prepares a variety of rotas covering routine tasks such as church cleaning and flower arranging. As well as this we look for a team of people to help on a monthly basis to cut the churchyard grass.
The Remembrance Service on the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1 was very well attended with almost 200 people in the congregation (and a horse). We welcomed the local groups of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. Wreaths were laid by many different organisations including Brownies, Guides, Feniton Woodcarvers
and members of Storytime. The collection at the service resulted in a donation of £321.13 which will be sent to the Royal British Legion. Thank you to all those who attended the service.
The church had been beautifully decorated by Maggie and her flower arranging team along with the Knit and Natter Group who knitted poppies which adorned the church.
Also in the church were displays by the Feniton History Society detailing the effects of the two World Wars on Feniton.
In recent years Feniton has not had a team of ringers to regularly ring the bells. Inspired by the 'Ringing Remembers' campaign (see here for more details https://www.big-ideas.org/project/ringing-remembers/ ) Lesley took up ringing, initially learning at Combe Raleigh and then encouraging Feniton ringers to practise prior to the Remembrance Service. Lesley was interviewed by BBC Radio Devon on the morning of 11 November (link to the programme here - Lesley can be heard at 9 minutes from the start - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06p5f52 ). The team of ringers for Remembrance was Derek from Honiton, George, Eddie, Shan, Ian and Lesley from Feniton who rang half-muffled bells before the service and open bells at 12.30pm. It is hoped that the team will continue ringing over the coming months (and years?)
With luck these links may lead to recordings of the bells from inside the ringing chamber: