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The Vicarage Bishopsteignton Dear Friends, For what might a Danish man be fined a dozen pairs of gloves, and a Scotsman, a kiss or a silk gown? Well, any leapling reading this might guess! (A leapling? Someone born on Leap Day: 29th February, in an intercalary or bissextile year – such as 2012.) So, the reason for the fines? For refusing a proposal of marriage initiated by a woman on that day… Nowadays of course, there’s equal opportunity to declare the desire for a wedding. The festival season just past is a popular time for the announcement of engagements, and very appropriately, as Christmas is when we celebrate that ‘God loved the world so much that he gave his Son; so that all who believe in him may not perish, but may have eternal life.’ But declarations of love are not always easily received. And St John also notes at the beginning of his Gospel, ‘He came to his own, but his own would not receive him.’ It is always an option to reject overtures of love. However, John continues, ‘Yet to all who received him… he gave the power to become children of God.’ ‘All’ includes you and me, in a month now when we have an extra day to enjoy his love in a happy commitment of our lives to him. With love, Stephen.

LUTON ALTAR FLOWERS AND BRASS CLEANING February Mrs Enid Vooght March Lent IDEFORD CHURCH FLOWER ROTA January 29th & February 5th February 12th & 19th February 25th to April 1st


Liz Spencer Jenny Dunford Lent

SERVICES FOR FEBRUARY 2012 Sunday 5th 11.15am

3rd Sunday before Lent Parish Communion


Sunday 12th 10.00am 11.15am 6.30pm

2nd Sunday before Lent Family Communion Family Service Evensong

Ideford Ashcombe Luton

Sunday 19th 10.00am

Sunday next before Lent Village Worship


Wednesday 22nd 10.00 am

Ash Wednesday Holy Communion with Ashing

Sunday 26th 11.15am 6.30pm

1st Sunday of Lent Parish Communion Evensong

St. John’s, Bishopsteignton

Ashcombe Ideford




Feb. 5th

1 Corinthians 9.16-23 Mark 1.29-39

Alan Wooderson

Alan Wooderson Vanessa Morby


Colossians 1.15-20 John 1.1-14

Ollie Lucas

Ollie Lucas Nicki Horseman

Feb. 19th

2 Kings 2.1-12 Mark 9.2-9

to be arranged

Sara & helpers

Feb. 26th

Genesis 9.8-17 Mark 1.9-15

Barry Mohan Lee Martin

Barry Mohan

From the Ashcombe Registers: The Wedding of Peter and Keira Storey. We pray a long and happy marriage for them. The Funeral of Kathleen Shorland. May she Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.


CHRISTMAS AT IDEFORD Thank you to everyone who helped make Christmas at St. Mary’s very special - those who attended the services, Liz’s team for decorating the church, Ollie for donating the magnificent tree and to David and Michael for ensuring the tree was safely erected in church! The Carol Service was quite beautiful and well supported - thank you to everyone who contributed towards the service - especially the choir and readers. It was lovely to see so many children at the Christingle and Crib Services - thank you to everyone who helped in any way - especially Katie and Georgie for accompanying the singing at the Crib Service and to Amber and Daisy for reading the Christmas Story. We were very sorry that due to Kathleen being unwell, Frank was unable to be with us for the Crib Service – we hope that Kathleen is feeling better and that we will see them in Ideford again very soon. CHRISTMAS AT LUTON Craft Day I would like to thank Angie and Lyn for arranging the Craft Day at Luton, also for providing the lunch and thanks to Jan for providing cakes for the afternoon tea. We had a very enjoyable and friendly day doing Christmas decorations and cards and it certainly brought out some hidden talent. Carol Service We had a wonderful Carol Service; I would like to thank the Rev’d Sue Astbury for officiating, all our expert readers, Nick our organist, the Bishopsteignton Choir, who never fail to support us. The children, well what can I say about the children except that they were brilliant, full of enthusiasm and sang their hearts out, this, together with the piano solo by Joanna and William’s solo “Walking in the Air”, I think many of us had a tear in our eye with such talent, they just get better and better – thank you all, we are very proud of you. I would also like to thank all the Mums for their hard work in getting them together and practising, you are greatly appreciated. The afternoon was rounded off with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies at the Elizabethan, what a wonderful way to end the day and start Christmas. Once again my thanks to Anne and Nick for their kindness. A big “Thank You” must go to all who attended as without you there would have been no service and to those of you who didn’t, there is always this year. I hope you all have a good 2012. Kath Vooght


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Regular Events TUESDAY COFFEE MORNINGS February 7 Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 Town Farm Court, Ideford February 14 Eileen Marsh, 50 Maudlin Drive, Teignmouth February 21 Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 Town Farm Court, Ideford February 28 Janet Aylmore, Corner Cottage, Ideford IDEFORD SHORT MAT BOWLING Tuesdays (Except the 2nd in the month when we meet on the Wednesday) and Sundays 7.30pm in Ideford Village hall. New members welcome. ART GROUP See page 5 IDEFORD PARISH COUNCIL Wednesday February 1st at 6.30pm in Ideford Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along. BISHOPSTEIGNTON PARISH COUNCIL Meetings are held at 7.30pm in the Community Centre, Shute Hill. Feb. 6th - Parish Council Meeting, Feb. 20th - Planning Meeting BELL RINGING PRACTICE Practices normally in Ideford Church on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.00pm, Please contact Ann Rigby-Jones (852344) or Martin Sampson (853391) for more information. IDEFORD SOCIAL GROUP Tuesday February 14th, New members and visitors are always welcome. Members’ subscription - £16 per year, £2 per meeting as a visitor. POLICE SURGERY With Colin Rider, Police Community Support Officer for Ideford Saturday Feb. 25th Saturday March 24th Saturday April 21st Ideford Village Hall, 9.30am –10.30am. Radiophone: 0845 6566935, e-mail: General Police Number: 101

IDEFORD CHURCH KEY ROTA February Tony & Julie (Church End)


Other Events ‘PLIGHT OF THE HONEY BEE’ A talk by Glyn Davies in the Woodway Room, Chudleigh Town Hall at 7.30 pm on 17th February (See page 7 for full details) BISHOPSTEIGNTON PRE-SCHOOL “Meet Your Committee” -Monday 13th February, 7.30pm, The Cockhaven Manor (please see page 9) LAUGH AWAY THE WINTER BLUES Come to the Royal Oak, Ideford on Saturday 25th February 2012 from 9.30pm when a local comedian will cheer you up. (Full details on page 8)

IDEFORD ART GROUP The group sessions will resume on Thursday 8th March from 6.30 - 8pm. Adults - £5.00 per session, 16 and under - £2.50 per session. Everyone is welcome – from 8 years - 108!! Please bring a sketchbook and some materials watercolour/pastels/oil pastels would be useful. More information from Angie on 01626 854898.

CHURCH KEY ROTA There are a couple of blank spaces on the rota - if you would be willing to help, please contact Tony or Julie at Church End (01626 859397). The church needs to be unlocked before 9.30 in the morning and locked up sometime during the evening - preferably around dusk. J.A.

Monday 10.00am - 1.00pm Wednesday 10.00am - 1.00pm Friday 2.00pm - 5.00pm

CHUDLEIGH LIBRARY Tuesday 3.00pm - 6.00pm Thursday Closed Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm

MOBILE LIBRARY Ideford (Royal Oak) 16.00 - 16.30 Luton 16.40 - 17.10

February 1st, 15th & 29th

Tunes for Toddlers Come and listen to stories, make simple things to tie in with the stories and sing songs. Every Thursday during term time, 10.30am - 11.30am. No need to book - just turn up! -5-

IDEFORD VILLAGE HALL Christmas Supper 2011 A big thank you to all who attended our Christmas Supper on the 10th December, an excellent night was enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the committee and helpers from the village who put in so much hard work, to Angie and Julie and those who helped with cooking and providing the excellent food, and to Alan Wooderson for his impromptu and entertaining auction for a day with Mr Dunford ! Thanks also to Caroline and Phil at the Royal Oak for the ÂŁ150 donation made towards the Village Hall Tower funds, from monies raised during the charity auction held in the pub on Boxing Day. We look forward to your continued support and company at our various events throughout 2012 and wish you all a Happy New Year . Our next event will be:

The Village Quiz 7.00 p.m. Saturday 24th March 2012 More details to follow in March. IDEFORD PARISH COUNCIL Fly tipping As you are probably aware, fly tipping in the Parish is on the increase! Not only domestic rubbish in plastic bags, but substantial amounts of rubble and building materials are being dumped on the parish bridleways and footpaths. Please remember that you should be sure that your rubbish is handled by a legitimate waste carrier who should have a Waste Carriers License. You should be given a Waste Transfer Note (or Waste Permit) giving you the destination of your rubbish - you should keep this for at least 2 years. Often unsuspecting householders have rubbish taken away at a cost, only for it to be dumped anywhere! Please remember that fly tipping is a criminal offence, and anyone found guilty can be fined up to ÂŁ50,000 and/or face a 5 year prison sentence. You can report incidents to the Parish Council or call the Environmental Hotline - 0800 328 6402 (this number is always in the Parish Directory at the back of your newsletter) or e-mail: The Blitz Team will endeavour to remove the rubbish as quickly as possible.


MRS PAULINE SIMPSON Pauline Simpson passed peacefully away some days ago; she had been ill for some time. Although a very private person, Mrs Simpson was a great supporter of village life. She was, by profession, a teacher, and indeed is recorded as the youngest Head teacher appointed in England. She studied at the University of Hull, specialising in Biology, Flora and Fauna. Having been widowed after only 10 years of marriage, Pauline immersed herself in teaching and running a Bed and Breakfast in Oxfordshire, before moving to Ideford, where she took an active part in village life. In recent years, due to ill health, she could not take on an active role, but quietly continued to support the events and organisations with enthusiasm. The Village Hall, Millennium Green and Annual Fete greatly appreciated her donations. Our condolences go to her daughter Jane, friends and family. A.C-W CHUDLEIGH AMENITY SOCIETY The Society does a lot of positive work in connection with the architecture, landscape, trees and other amenities within and around Chudleigh. They continue their efforts to secure from Teignbridge District Council, a better understanding of the importance of good design and the use of local and sympathetic building materials. Much has been done in the past to assemble important material relating to the history of Chudleigh, including the collection of photographs published as “The Chudleigh Collection”. The Chudleigh Oral History project which captures for future generations the memories and spirit of Chudleigh during the last hundred years, is available in the Town Hall. And, as always, they aim to enjoy themselves as well, including organising a series of interesting talks and cultural visits. These talks take place in the Woodway Room at the Town Hall at 7.30 pm. That on 17th February is "Plight of the Honey Bee" by Glyn Davies. Glyn, who manages the beehives located at Rocklands in Chudleigh, will talk about the problems facing Honey Bees locally. Planned visits this year include Kents Cavern, Crownhill Fort, Jurassic Coast cruise from Exmouth, Met Office, SDR train and boat trip to Dartmouth. The membership is £10 (Joint Subscription) £6 (Individual Subscription) and includes admission to all talks. Non-members pay £2 per person and are very welcome at any of the monthly talks. For further information please contact John Ponting, tel 01626 854106 ( ).





Teignbridge League Ideford 49 Kingsteignton


Ann Hunt, Margaret Bowden, Robert Burdock and John Hunt played Draycott at the Victoria Hotel, Torquay, winning 26 - 13. HOUSE-TO-HOUSE COLLECTION FOR POPPY DAY Very many thanks to all who contributed towards the Royal British Legion Poppy Day Appeal through the house-to-house collection in Ideford last November. Also thanks to Shelagh and Laurie Sutherland for all their help in the collection. The amount raised was £131.39. Gladys Stevens CAROLS IN THE COURTYARD Thank you to everyone involved with Carols in the Courtyard - £70.00 was raised to support the Devon Air Ambulance. NEWS FROM THE ROYAL OAK On Boxing day there was a charity auction of unwanted gifts at The Royal Oak; this was a great success raising £251.00p. We would like to thank all those who supported the event by donating gifts and bidding at the auction. The money will be divided as follows: Air Ambulance £50.50, R.N.L.I. £50.50 and the Village Hall Tower fund £150.00. Special thanks to Steve Cornish and Gordon Grylls who conducted the auction, hopefully this will become an annual event which will be publicised later in the year. Many thanks from Caroline and Phil. Laugh away the winter blues Come to the Royal Oak, Ideford on Saturday 25th February 2012 from 9.30pm when a local comedian will cheer you up. This event has been requested following his appearance at another local venue which was a huge success, this is a non-ticket event and totally free, so please come along and have a laugh.


NEWS FROM BISHOPSTEIGNTON PRE-SCHOOL With increasing numbers, a new committee and things looking positive for the New Year, we are pleased to report the following events to look forward to this month: We are now offering pre-school places to children from two years of age. If you would like to visit our pre-school or find out more, please contact the Manager on 01626 777672. Email All parents and guardians of children attending, or considering enrolling in our village pre-school playgroup are invited to “Meet Your Committee” Monday 13th February, 7.30pm, The Cockhaven Manor Please join us for drinks and first-hand information about your pre-school. I HEART BISHOP - A Plea From Your Pre-School We are embarking on a huge community project for the next academic year, that will aim to promote a love of our local heritage by carrying out curriculum based activities that will involve collaboration between the Pre-school, local community, businesses, groups and experts. The project, “I Heart Bishop”, will enable our children to explore the village they live in and develop links with the educational resources on their doorsteps in our beautiful village. The plea – we are asking for support from local individuals, groups, experts, businesses and organisations that could provide resources, activities, knowledge or expert advice for staff, our little ones and their learning. Perhaps you are an expert in plants and bugs? Could you help us to explore the village green in a creative way? Are you an artist who could lead a practical workshop whereby the children use resources at hand to create a sculpture? Or perhaps a massive 3D map of the village to start their explorations with? Do you have knowledge in how the children could “grow their own” food, in their new raised bed, for snack time? Or are you a fabulous baker who could teach them how to make and decorate the perfect snack time cupcake?! When our children stand on the village green and look around them, what do they see? Do you have any historical wisdom of the structures and landmarks around them to explore? The possibilities are endless and if you would be willing to donate your help, time, support or expertise, we would be eternally grateful, and ensure you feature in all publicity generated through the project! If you have any ideas or suggestions please do not hesitate in getting in touch by telephone on 01626 870964, or emailing me at Jess Cross – Chair of the Pre-School Parent’s Committee


HORSE RIDING in POOR VISIBILITY Concerns have been raised at a recent Parish council meeting in Ideford about a near accident involving a horse on the road at night with no lights or high visibility marking on either the rider or animal. It is likely that the pair were not from a riding school. Please read the following extract from the Highway Code & spread the word to help avoid the potential for accidents. Thank you. The Highway Code advises riders that it is safer not to ride on the road at night or in poor visibility. Where a person does ride on a road at night or in poor visibility the Highway Code advises that reflective clothing be worn by the rider and that the horse wears reflective bands above the fetlock joints. The Highway Code also advises that a light which shows white to the front and red to the rear should be fitted, with a band to the rider’s right arm and/ or their leg or riding boot. The Highway Code advises that where a horse is being led at night, a light should be carried by the person leading the horse, showing white to the front and red to the rear. The Highway Code also advises that reflective clothing be worn by both the person leading the horse and the horse itself. The Highway Code strongly recommends that a fluorescent or reflective tail guard be worn by the horse in such circumstances. PCSO Colin Rider GENERAL POLICE ENQUIRIES: 101 EMERGENCY : 999 EMAIL: CRIMESTOPPERS: 0800 555111

Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature

Rain for November Rain for Year

2011 2.58" 20.98"

Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature

Rain for December Rain for Year

NOVEMBER WEATHER 15.7°C at 1.40pm on the 3rd 1.0°C at 1.39am on the 28th 2010 4.28" 35.97"

2009 8.42" 35.22"

2008 N/A N/A

2007 4.50" 30.96"

2008 N/A N/A

2007 3.30" 34.26"

DECEMBER WEATHER 13.0°C at 12.19pm on the 31st -0.67°C at 6.33am on the 10th

2011 2.20" 23.18"

2010 1.46" 37.43" - 10 -

2009 6.05" 41.27"


Ash Wednesday Quiet Day led by Bishop Bob Evens

24th February

Friday Fringe : The New Monasticism by Ian Adams.

Exploring the roots, marks and possibilities of the so called “new monastic movement”. Where has it come from, what does it look like, and how might it inspire us in our own contexts? Ian is a writer, poet and artist, co-director of the Stillpoint project. 9th March

Friday Fringe : Beyond Belief by Margaret Silf

What does it mean to be a person of faith in the 21st century? Can faith take us beyond belief in 'six impossible things before breakfast', to an authentic trust in the mystery in whom we live and move and have our being? 15th March

Quiet Day led by Bishop Richard Hawkins

23rd – 25th March Springs Dance Company. Residential weekend workshop “The Breath of God”. No prior experience needed. £180. Quiet Days

10.30 – 3.30pm. £16, includes lunch, buy ticket in advance, day in silence with 4 addresses.

Friday Fringe nights – let us know you’re coming. £7 appreciated on the night towards expenses, bar open, 7.30 for 8pm. Society of Mary and Martha at Sheldon, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE. 01647-252752 IDEFORD VILLAGE TRANSPORT TIMETABLE Ring & Ride Destination Monday and Wednesday Newton Abbot

Fares (return) £4.00

How to make a Ring & Ride Journey o Choose which day you wish to travel. o Telephone 01626 888777 between 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday, o NB: Please ring before 8.30am for same day travel. o Please be ready by 9.45am. o Be ready at 1.00pm to be collected at the ‘Boarding Point’ for your journey home. o Please cancel booking if you are not able to travel. o Please wear seat belts at all times. Dawlish Community & Disability Transport Service operates in the area to transport elderly, frail or disabled passengers of any age, on a private hire basis. All our vehicles are adapted to take wheelchair seated passengers, have lowered steps and tail lifts. For more information please telephone 01626 888777 or 888890 - 11 -

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