Exe Valley Mission Community


Loxbeare Sept Round up 2022

Our love, thoughts, prayers and Sympathy are with Sue Troake, Jamie, Hayley & Family on the sad loss of Steve on July 6. The funeral service at Calverleigh Church/Hall was a celebration of Steve’s Life & was taken by Revd Claire Curtis with interment in Calverleigh Churchyard. The many who attended showed the respect & high regard held for Steve.

Steve was born & brought up at Worlington a dairy & sheep farm. His father bought him an old bike which he did up so beginning a lifetime passion for restoring old vehicles. He belonged to the classic car and bike clubs & took some of his restored vehicles to many shows etc. He had various jobs and married Sue in 1971, coming to live in Loxbeare. They had 2 children Jamie & Hayley, 3 Grandchildren & 1 Great Granddaughter.

He set up his own business with Sue at Leigh Mill - 'Troakes Mowers', being very talented in all things mechanical & was very creative in many ways. Nothing was too much trouble for Steve, always willing to help others, mending & solving many problems. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

We also remember & send our sympathy to anyone else who has lost loved ones recently.

On July 3 we held a BBQ followed by an informal service in the village hall. Thank you to all involved.

There will be a PCC meeting in the Church at 7pm on October 3rd.

Please see centre pages of the magazine (or here on the website) for service dates & times.

Our Harvest service will be on the 18 September at 10.45am to be led by Claire Curtis followed by a bring & share lunch in the Hall. Do come & join us as we give thanks to God for another harvest & remember those who work hard to produce the food we need. The Harvest Supper will be on Monday 19 September, 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Contact Carol for more details.

We pray for Bob Berry that he will have a quick recovery & healing of 2 broken bones in his hand after a fall. We also pray for all who are not well, waiting for operations or treatment.

Happy Birthday to all with birthdays in September/October and those celebrating special occasions.

We pray for our children & young people. Those that will be starting school, others having left primary school & facing the challenges of high school. For the older young people, hope you received the grades you need & move onto college education, universities or finding employment.

The cream teas will be on September 10 and October 8 in the village hall, 3pm-4.30pm.

We trust that everyone is coping with the hot weather but we do pray for our farmers & growers in these uncertain times, the lack of rain causing lack of feed & water for the animals, many already feeding some of the winter rations & having to transport water. We pray that there will soon be enough rain to cause grass & crops to recover.

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