In some ways it seems as if the lock-down has been going on for ever. Although restrictions are being gradually eased those of us who are older are still being encouraged to be vigilant and ‘stay cautious’. Over the last few weeks we have been so privileged to have online services

produced by Dave and Dawn with a host of others contributing to music, readings and prayers. These have really brought church close to us and I know I’m not alone in expressing our sincere thanks for them. It has been a real privilege to have church ‘at home’ not to mention seeing and hearing familiar faces and voices. We have some members of the congregation not online but we have tried to share as much of the service with them as we can – a big thankyou to Shelagh who transcribes the reflection each week and delivers it to Rose along with other service details.

The churchyard continues to be a beautiful and peaceful place to walk and sit and Lindsay, who is responsible for looking after it, asks me to thank those who have been able to look after their family graves. That is a real help.

Although we can now open churches for private prayer Escot will continue to remain closed for the present. Both Feniton and Payhembury are now open during the day so please do go there if you would like to.

I hope we are in contact with people in our community who need us but if you know of anyone who would like a friendly chat or more practical support please contact me.

Judy Davis