Harvest Festival

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Very many thanks to all those who decorated the church so beautifully for our Harvest Festival Service….. and for all your lovely contributions throughout the year.  Many visitors comment on them!

Thank you, too, to all who provided a delicious three course lunch (for forty people!) after the service.

An extra Harvest collection for CHAT— one of our regular charities.


 

 

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations to Pauline and Tom Evans who celebrated their Diamond Wedding last month.  They marked the occasion with a lovely ‘Open House’ tea party for their many friends and family.

Church Gift Week

Thank you so much to all who contributed to Church Gift Week.  Your donations are much appreciated and necessary!    Together we raised £3,203.27.  Fantastic!

All the money will be spent on repairs and improvements to the church and church hall.

Lent Lunches

Many thanks to those who supported the Lent Lunches on Fridays during Lent.  As a result of your generosity we have been able to send a donation of £204.00 to SHELTER.

New Toys for Tiddlywinks!

Thank you so much to the Town Council, the Town Trust and others whose gifts have enabled us to buy some lovely new toys for our growing number of ‘Tiddlys’.

 

 

 

Harvest Festival

 

Harvest Festival was celebrated at St. Disen’s with a service taken by Revd Keith Gale.  As well as prayers offered for farmers, fishermen and those in the food distribution industry, the main focus of the service was on the need to share our good fortune with others, both in this country and world-wide.

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Keith spoke about the work of CHAT (Church Housing Aid in Tiverton), for whom he is a volunteer worker and which is one of St. Disen’s regular charities.  A collection of items for CHAT was blessed during the service and there was also a  special collection for the hurricane relief fund in Indonesia.

    

After the service, members of the congregation and others enjoyed a splendid three course meal in St. Disen’s Hall. Our thanks to all who helped prepare, serve and clear up afterwards.

Harvest Hoe-down

Unfortunately, the Harvest Hoe-down, scheduled for October 13th, has had to be cancelled.

Apologies to those who wanted to come, but very few people bought tickets!

Church Gift Week

Thank you, so much, to all who gave so generously to Church Gift Week.  The total collected, including the Gift Aid contributions, was £2,892.

This money will all be spent on repairs to and restoration of the church and church hall.

Descendants of Squire Boone Visit St. Disen’s

A lovely e-mail received from our American friends:

Hello Ros,
We are the descendants of Squire Boone and Squire junior, brother of the famous Daniel. We recently had the pleasure of meeting you and others of your congregation when we visited St Disen’s Church.  I decided to send the photo as a thank you for your wonderful hospitality.  St Disen’s was on my list of places to visit for many years and it was lovelier than I ever imagined, thanks to you good folks!

Later, we were invited to attend the dedication of the Squire Boone (junior) statue in Shelbyville, Ky.  Squire founded the first settlement in the area in 1776 and named it Painted Stone.  According to the people of Shelbyville, Daniel wouldn’t have lived so long if it wasn’t for his younger brother, Squire (my 5th great-grandfather) as he saved his life at least three times!

 

It was wonderful having made both those excursions in the same year.  Thank you again for your warm reception. We hope to return someday.

Blessings to you all, Lori. Seattle, Wa. USA

Refugee Support Group

The Bradninch Refugee Support Group is planning to hold a further three collections for good quality clothes, food and toiletries. These will be on Saturdays, September 8th, 15th and 22nd from 10.0am–12noon in St Disen’s Hall.

Support has been amazing in the past— keep it going!!!