Payhembury and Feniton Schools continue to enjoy the Bible stories acted out by the Open the Book team, who try their best to bring the stories to life in a fun and colourful way. We have re-visited the creation story to fit in with the school's Creation topic and have told the story of the prodigal son and will be doing the marvellous picnic soon. The children adore joining in and acting various parts too and we always finish with a cheerful song and a prayer.

The Open the Book team:

Mary, Ann, Val, graeme, Cara, Amy, Vicky & Nicola


Schools in and associated with the Otter Vale Mission Community, ie Awliscombe, Feniton, Payhembury and

Click here for details of the Mission Community Prayer Spaces 2015.

Celebrating Harvest with a Parish Harvest Experience, linking School and Parish.

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St Andrews, Feniton and St Mary the Virgin, Payhembury, two rural parishes in East Devon decided, under the leadership of their Parish Priest the Reverend Cate Edmonds, to celebrate this great annual festival in a different way this year. The parishes wanted to engage their local church schools fully in their celebrations. There would be the traditional school Harvest Festivals, to which all members of the community were to be invited, but more a more inventive approach was undertaken.

Please click here to show Rev. Cate's record of the Otter Vale Schools Prayer Spaces Day at Feniton Church in March 2014.