Exe Valley Mission Community


Calverleigh Autumn Round Up 2019

In June the wedding of Joe and Kate Clarke took place at Pitminster, near Taunton. Many congratulations go to you both along with best wishes for a long and happy marriage.

Potatoes galore were taken to the Rose and Crown in July for the weigh-in of the Potato Competition from competitors around the local area. As usual competition was strong, but friendly and once all the bags of potatoes had been weighed the winning man was Gary Smith and the winning lady was Diana Hopper. Many congratulations go to them, and to all the young gardeners who took part, for their great efforts in nurturing two seed potatoes to produce so many spuds. A delicious supper of many varieties of teddies, were prepared for supper by the Rose and Crown staff. Our thanks go to Gillian and Mary for arranging this popular evening and to Tim who always manages to ‘persuade’ participants to buy back their own great or small efforts for a premium price. A total of £477.00 was raised for church funds.
At the beginning of August a fundraising Tea Dance was arranged at the village hall by Aubrey and Sheila. A good time was had by all who attended and over £300 was raised for the Window Restoration fund. Our thanks go to you both and all who danced the night away.

Thank you to all those who attended the 'Mooch & Munch', a leisurely walk followed by a light lunch, on 17 August. An enjoyable day was had by all - with ages ranging from 3 months to 90 years!  It was a circular walk starting and finishing at the village hall and took us along lanes and across fields in the local area that had not been walked by many of us before. Younger walkers had a treasure hunt to complete and there were some lovely views across the countryside on the way round. Thank you especially to all those who gave donations, draw prizes, and refreshments or who helped in any way – especially to organisers Maureen and Paul. £641 was raised towards the Church Window Restorations.

On Saturday 31 August we held our annual Produce and Flower show, and what a lovely day it was. The exhibits were amazing, they seem to get better every year! What a talented lot you are. There were too many prize winners to mention, but everyone was a winner in our eyes in some way. There were 23 entries in the pumpkin class alone, with Geoffrey Thomas being the heaviest. We wish to thank all who were involved in any way in making it the lovely day it was.

The following day the Praise Party was held in the village hall. Led by Steph she was assisted by Nik, Dave, Tasha and Marc who gave an entertaining drama about King Ahab and Elijah. Janet and Steven who both contributed to the video, music and slides. We were challenged to make a crow using strips of paper, googly eyes and a glue stick, which didn’t turn out too bad. Activities including play-dough and crafts were available after the short service where we were reminded that God provides in mysterious ways. It was lovely to see so many children there. Tea and cake was served afterwards.

Belated congratulations go to Robert and Lorna Webber on the birth of their first child, daughter Evelyn. We hope that you are all keeping well and there are not too many sleep-deprived nights.

Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with anyone who is unwell at this time and we wish you a speedy return to health. If you would like to be mentioned in prayer during our services, please let us know.

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