This month is a first for Escot. Our annual church meeting is scheduled for Monday March 8th and we are going to hold it on Zoom. It will be at 2pm and if you would like to join us please let me know and I’ll send a Zoom invitation. As I say every year it is your opportunity to share in what we have been doing over the past year, go through our annual accounts and talk to us about the future. This time you can do it from the comfort of your own home!

Every year we review our electoral roll, the body of people involved with the church who are empowered to elect – or join - the PCC. The only requirement is to live in the parish or to worship there regularly. If you would like to join our electoral roll, please contact Janet Welch on 850940 and she will be happy to organise it for you.

Sadly this year two long-standing members of the PCC are standing down at our APCM. Among other things Lindsay Saunders has looked after the churchyard since Jim Pearcy stepped down and for that we owe her very many thanks. In last year’s quinquennial inspection, it was commented that the churchyard is well maintained, and indeed it always is so. Lindsay also distributes the parish magazine and we are very grateful that she will continue to do so for the moment. Olive Price is our flower supremo and has also been our safeguarding officer, both jobs requiring considerable effort. I am very grateful that she has agreed to organise the flowers for our two weddings this year but we shall miss her regular arrangements. To both Lindsay and Olive may I say a very big thank you – as well as the jobs you have done, we’ll miss your contribution to our PCC discussions. We look forward to seeing you at church events when they resume.

As I write, we have not yet heard about when the lockdown will end so we don’t know when normal services will resume – hopefully by next month things will be clearer.

Keep safe and well

Judy Davis, 812739