Welcome to Hemyock Monday, January 22 2018 @ 12:21 am GMT

New Bibles

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Just as this edition of The Pump comes out we will be taking delivery of new Bibles for St Mary's. Many of these have been donated by people in the parish and we would like to say thank you to them for their generosity. The Bibles are in the New Revised Standard Version, and are an edition published in conjunction with Christian Aid. So a good cause has been helped, as well as helping the congregation follow the readings and talks in our services. Why not come and try one!

New Faces

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No not the TV programme! Following the Annual Church meeting and subsequent Church Council meeting, we have some new people as points of contact for St Mary's and Culm Davy.

Devon Historic Churches Trust

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The DHCT are having their annual "Ride, Stride or Bike Day" on Saturday September 8th. On this day many of the churches in the county will be open and people are encouraged to visit as many as possible, and get some sponsorship for doing it. 50% of any money raised goes to DHCT, the other does to which ever church you decide to nominate. So you could cycle round all the Dartmoor churches and raise money for Culm Davy!

Everyone Back To My Place

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In 2004 the Manchester Diocese chose the last Sunday in September as a special day, on which they invited back to church people who had lost their link with a church. Nearly 1000 people responded to the invitation, and the next year the idea spread to neighbouring dioceses.

Church Library

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Thank you to all the people who have recently offered books for the Parish Church Library. We've go some interesting new titles in stock to offer some thought provoking reading. You'll find the library at the back of the church (near the font and by the Children's Corner). The library is free and open to anyone.

St Mary's Guild - August & September 07

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Members and friends of St Mary's Guild left Hemyock at 9:30 Wednesday June 6th for their outing. The venue this year was Crediton Parish Church for their floral tribute to 100 years of broadcasting.

We stopped at Bickleigh Mill for morning coffee, the resident peacock at the mill turned out to be the star attraction. He seemed to know he was being photographed and boy, did he preen and strut his stuff.

From Revd Sherwood - August & September 07

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On the 15th of July, we had a Parade Service at St. Mary's in Hemyock to celebrate the centenary of the Scout Movement. During the service, the scouts read some short poems about different aspect of life, and one of them was called 'Rest' by P Clifton.

St Mary's Summer Fete

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Despite overcast skies and another event being held  in the village the annual Summer Fete organised by St Mary’s Parish Church was a great success raising over £1,800.

Summer Fair Organisers Hope For Fair Weather

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Members of St Mary's Church, Hemyock with Culm Davy Chapel are busy preparing for their annual Summer Fair and hoping for a dry day.

The event, which will run from 10am - 5pm will be held at the Recreation Field on Saturday, July 14, and will have all the usual stalls and attractions.

St Mary's Guild - June & July 07

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Our April meeting fell in Holy Week. The Rev. Ron White gave a presentation on the theme 'Easter in Image. Words and music'. A set of slides showing the Cross in various locations around the world was interspersed with poems and music which gave space for personal reflection. Refreshments were served to end a thought provoking afternoon.

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Local Weather

Some further rain, becoming drier tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain and drizzle will clear through the evening, with many places becoming dry for a time. Occasionally heavy rain then returns across Cornwall and south Devon towards morning, moving eastwards. Remaining mainly dry but cloudy to the northeast. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Monday:

Early rain will clear the south coast through the first part of the morning. A dry and bright day will follow with some sunny spells also likely. Mild once again. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday will be generally mild and cloudy with some patchy light rain. Heavy, showery rain and strong winds then clearing on Wednesday with scattered showers following into Thursday.

Updated at: 1434 on Sun 21 Jan 2018



sourced from the Met Office