A Cracker of a Party!

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Have you booked your place at the traditional Village Supper? There’s still room to squeeze more in and all are very welcome, so don’t miss out on the festive fun and the opportunity to celebrate Christmas with neighbours and friends. And for those new to the village, it’s a great way to meet up with people. It’s a Bring and Share supper with a £6 entry to include a glass of wine… and a cracker! Donations for the raffle will be much appreciated. Contact Jill Todd to book your place and let her know what you’d like to bring (choice is casserole or pud).

And to get you in the mood ….. Why does Father Christmas have three gardens? Answer: So he can hoe, hoe, hoe.

Devon and Cornwall Police Community Messaging

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We’ve recently been contacted by Devon and Cornwall Police who are encouraging as many people as possible to sign up to their Community Messaging service. Community messaging is a targeted messaging service that allows the police to contact subscribers to help prevent or solve a crime in your local area. It also allows you to find out about your next community meeting, and what your local police are doing about issues affecting your area. You can choose to receive messages by fax, phone, mobile or email.

Signing up is simple – just click on this link: What is community messaging ? and you’ll be able to fill in a form and sign up online.  If you’d prefer to fill in a paper form, you can download one and print it out from here.

There’s a lot more information about the Devon and Cornwall Police on their website

What a lot of talent!

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A big thank you to all those who helped make Littlehempston’s Christmas Craft Fair such a success. The church looked lovely with stalls laden with beautifully handcrafted goods, and our talented stallholders enjoyed the opportunity of meeting up with other creative local people. Delicious refreshments were served up by the Tally Ho team, Mary Crick raised an amazing £81 with her raffle of the family quilt and we even had a “sculpture park” outside courtesy of local sculptor, Bruce Kirby.

A magnificent £460 was raised into the bargain! It was especially heart-warming to welcome new stallholders, inspired by this event to get creative. Then it was time for lighting the Christmas Tree, lusty carols and mince pies and mulled wine. (And a particular fine rendition of Rudolph the Red Nose reindeer by Shelley). A great start to Christmas!

This is a good opportunity to offer a hearty thank you to everyone who over the last year has worked so hard to raise thousands of pounds through fund-raising events and activities to keep our beautiful church open for both worship and community events. All money raised is used to pay for heating, cleaning and lighting, for improvements such as the extra heating and, most importantly, for paying off the loan taken out last year to fund the final stages of the building works.

But it’s not all hard work – all these different activities have provided lots of occasions to get together and have fun. And there’s lots more entertainment planned for 2014!