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The Vicarage Bishopsteignton Dear Friends, Another month and another golfing theologian features in my letter. Mark Galli writes in his commentary on Mark‟s Gospel, “The golf swing is the most complex motion in all of sports, requiring an impossible combination of concentration and relaxation, rhythm and power, deliberation and letting go. Every club – and there are fourteen in one‟s bag – requires anywhere from a slightly altered to radically different swing. On the course, all sorts of events unfold – hitting from behind a tree, gusting wind, downhill lies, and so on – that require one to alter one‟s shot even more. It is rare over a lifetime to face two identical shots. “From the start, then, golf is an impossibility. There is no such thing as a perfect swing or a perfect game. But it is precisely this elusiveness that makes golfers so compulsive, so fascinated with the game. We leave the course frustrated because we fell so short of the perfection we imagined, and yet we return to the course as soon as possible because of the never-ending desire to reach perfection. “This paradox is true of any passion – gardening, music, writing, painting. The artist finds a measure of transcendence in painting a still life, but when done, she also sees how far short the image on the canvas falls. It is this frustration that prompts her to pick up the brush and oils and paint the same still life the next day and the next.” (pp. 101,102.) Hopefully we all have something, or someone, that we‟re passionate about. So that however elusive the matching of our desire to do well in that activity or relationship and the reality seems to continue to be, we don‟t give up! It is the enthusiasm that we have for that activity or relationship that drives us on – the more so when it‟s a person whom we are passionate about…

It‟s a wonderful experience to be enthusiastic about something or someone – it generates energy, enabling us to reach heights, to plumb depths, to go to lengths that we wouldn‟t have believed possible of ourselves without that motivation. And what is „enthusiasm‟ but literally „in God inspired‟. A creative activity (golf for instance) or relationship calls something new and energizing from us as we rise to the challenge. God the Creator is the wellspring of all creative acts, and in his Son Jesus initiates the potentially most creative relationship with each of us. The impossibility of our achieving perfection in this, or any close relationship, is alleviated by the help of the Holy Spirit – as described last month for Pentecost: God‟s gift to us, to enable us to keep on keeping on in our experience of him and his love for us. With love, Stephen.

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CHURCH SERVICES JUNE 2010 1st Sunday after Trinity Parish Communion

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2 Sunday after Trinity Parish Communion Family Service Evensong

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Sunday 27 June 11.15am 6.30pm

4 Sunday after Trinity Parish Communion Evensong

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IDEFORD CHURCH ROTA

Readings Galatians 1.11-end Luke 7.11-17

Readers Alan Wooderson

Sidesmen Alan Wooderson and Dominic Morby

Galatians 2.15-end Luke 7.36-8.3

Ollie Lucas

Nicki Horseman Ollie Lucas

June 20th Galatians 3.23-end Luke 8.26-39

To be arranged

Sara and helpers

June 27th 2 Kings 2.1-2,6-14 Luke 9.51-end

Barry Mohan Lee Martin

Barry Mohan and Lee Martin

June 6th June 13th

ASHCOMBE READINGS AND READERS June 13th 1 Kings 21.1-10 Ann Rigby-Jones June 27th 2 Kings 1-2,6-14 Carolyn Bourne

Ideford Church Key Rota

June July

Tony & Julie (Church End) Ros (Thatchers Cottage) Alex & Ann (Glen Kea)

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IDEFORD CHURCH FLOWER ROTA June 6th Mrs Welch June 13th & 20th Iris Mohan June 27th & July 4th Gladys Stevens LUTON CHURCH ALTAR FLOWERS AND BRASS CLEANING June Mrs S Harvey ASHCOMBE FLOWER ROTA June 5th Chris Conachie June13th and 20th Gill Leishman June 27th Katy Welsh IDEFORD CHURCH BELLS Has anyone moved into our villages recently who rings bells and would like to join our group in Ideford? We meet on Thursday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00 pm and will give you a very warm welcome! (On Thursday 24th June the Kenn Deanery Ringers Association has its AGM in Ideford from 7.00 to 9.00 pm.)

FASHION SHOW EVENING The members of the Ideford Social Group would like to thank all those who came and supported this event on May 11th. There were about 60 people present as a selection of local models paraded the clothes that were on sale. „Off the Peg‟, a shop based in Exmouth, gave a running commentary about the models and their outfits and later there was plenty of time to browse and try on any of the extensive range whilst enjoying a cuppa and a biscuit. The profits gained from the evening amounted to an amazing £255 and will be presented to the Torbay Breast Care Unit at the end of this month. Thank you again for all your support. Alicia Normand STEVE THOMPSON, CHIMNEY SWEEP IDEFORD DISCOUNT DAYS Now that the summer appears to have arrived, having your chimney swept is probably not at the top of your „to do‟ list! However, it is important to have it cleaned before the autumn arrives, and Steve has asked me to notify everyone that his Ideford Discount Days this year are: Tuesday June 22nd

Wednesday June 23rd

Just call 01626 587587 to book an appointment.

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Wednesday July 28th


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Regular Events TUESDAY COFFEE MORNINGS June 1st Eileen Marsh, 50 Maudlin Drive, Teignmouth June 8th Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 Town Farm Court, Ideford June 15th Jean Silvester, Oaks Reach, Ideford June 22nd Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 Town Farm Court, Ideford June 29th Geraldine Gaskell, Cobblers, 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 Fridays 6.30-8pm in Ideford Village Hall. Details from Angie W. (07919468581) IDEFORD PARISH COUNCIL Wednesday June 2nd at 6.30pm in Ideford Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along. 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 June 8th , 7.00pm, Middlemoor Police Station. POLICE SURGERY With Colin Rider, Police Community Support Officer for Ideford Saturday June 19th Saturday July 17th Saturday August 14th Ideford Village Hall, 9.30am –10.30am. Radiophone: 0845 6566935, e-mail: colin.rider@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk General Police Number: 0845 2777444 CHUDLEIGH LIBRARY OPENING TIMES Monday 10.00-12.00 2.30-5.00 Tuesday 2.30-7.00 Wednesday 10.00-12.00 2.30-5.00 Thursday Closed Friday 2.30-7.00 Saturday 9.30-12.00 MOBILE LIBRARY Higher Sandygate 14.30 Ideford (Royal Oak) 15.15 June 7th & 21st Luton 15.40 TUNES FOR TODDLERS On Thursdays, from 10.30-11.30 at Chudleigh Library, there will be song, play, rhymes, stories and music-making for the under 5‟s.

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Other Events HOUNDSPOOL OPEN GARDEN AND TOUR OF WHETMAN PINKS Sunday 13 June 2pm - 5:30pm Houndspool, Ashcombe, nr Dawlish, Devon EX7 0QP - by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Edward Bourne. Some of the land at Houndspool has only been converted into a pleasure garden in the last 25 years, having for most of the last century been worked as a traditional market garden and cider orchards. Today the holding is made up of a 6 acre thriving glasshouse nursery, 26 acres of pasture and woodland, and the owners‟ gardens, stable and house, parts of which date back to 15th century. There are pleasant walks with some very steep ground. Visitors to Houndspool will be offered a tour of the nursery together with an explanation of the work that is carried out. Tours at 2pm and 3:15pm of approx. 1 hr duration. St Nectan‟s Church at the top of the Ashcombe Valley will also be open in conjunction with the garden. This is a Grade 1 listed church, the medieval bell frame and bells are of historical importance. Directions: From Exeter: on A380 towards Newton Abbot take Great Haldon junction, from Newton Abbot: take Ashcombe Cross junction and follow Open Gardens signs, car parking available. Dogs allowed, limited wheelchair access, cream teas and plant stall. Admission: Adults £4.00 children under 16 years 50p Anyone from Ideford/Luton is invited to have a stall at the Houndspool Open Gardens on Sunday 13th June at 2pm. The only proviso is that 10% of the takings is handed over in aid of St Nectan’s. Ann Rigby-Jones plans to have a cake/biscuit stall in aid of St Mary’s Church Ideford Tower Repair Fund and will welcome offers of goods beforehand and help on the day. If anyone else wishes to have a stall please contact Carolyn Bourne – carolyn@whetmanpinks.com Cakes wanted!! If you can bake a cake for Ann‟s stall or help her on the day please give her a call on 852344. IDEFORD FETE MEETING Tuesday June 15th at 8pm, Ideford Church An update meeting for those involved, or wishing to become involved in the fete on July 24th. IDEFORD ARTS ON THE ROAD Friday June 18th, 7pm-9pm June 19th and 20th, 10am-5pm Ideford Arts will be exhibiting at Topsham, above the market hall in the main street. The exhibition will include paintings, photographs, prints, silk painting, glass jewellery and hand crafted spoons - a stunning variety of artwork. A. C-W

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More Events IDEFORD SOCIAL GROUP The Social Group are running a coach trip to Heligan Gardens on June 24th, leaving the village at 9.15am. There are a few seats left if anyone would like to join us. The cost is £17 which includes the entrance fee for Heligan. Please contact Kath Mortimore 01626 866232 if you are interested IDEFORD RURAL SKIP SERVICE will take place at The Pound area on Saturday 26th June 2010 from 10am - 4pm. This service is for bulky household waste only

Please do not deposit any waste at the site before the skip has arrived. For more information please contact your Parish Council or call the Free Recycling Helpline 0800 731 0323 or visit www.teignbridge.gov.uk/ruralskip Please note that TV’s, monitors and VDU’s are now accepted The following materials CANNOT be accepted: trade waste, PLASTERBOARD, demolition and construction waste (in excess of 12 rubble sacks), dead pets / animals, food waste, tyres, hazardous and toxic wastes, oils and other liquid wastes (inc. household chemicals). Please note that lengths of wood in excess of 1.5 metres (5ft) will not be accepted. FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS AND MUSIC 2010 „For the beauty of the earth‟ – at St Michael‟s Church, Teignmouth (The Church by the Sea). Wednesday June 30th to Sunday July 4th, church open from 10.00 am daily, lunchtime concerts, evening recitals, refreshments and gift stall. Festival Songs of Praise on Sunday July 4 th at 6.30 pm. CELLO CONCERT - Friday 9th July Orlando Jopling is coming to Ideford to give a concert of Bach Cello Suites on Friday 9th July. Orlando is a professional cellist who also regularly conducts the English Chamber Orchestra and has also conducted the London Mozart Players, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also worked with Sinead O'Connor, Andre Previn and Sir Colin Davis. Orlando has raised £25,000 by giving 39 concerts across the country in the past with his cello pilgrimages and has kindly included Ideford in this year's pilgrimage. For more information please see his website www.cellopilgrimage.co.uk The Concert starts at 7:30pm in the church and tickets are £8 if pre-booked, £10 on the door. To book tickets please contact, idefordcello@gmail.com or telephone 07831 581951. IDEFORD FETE - Saturday July 24th See page 8 for more details.

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IDEFORD PARISH COUNCIL NEWS After representing the residents of Ideford Parish for some years, Councillor Fred Crispin has decided to step down. I know that many people were saddened by this news. Fred has always put the priorities of the Parish above any personal views. He has brought balance, humour and sound common sense to the Council. All councillors will miss his keen wit and thoroughly grounded wisdom. On behalf of residents and councillors, I would like to sincerely thank Fred for his unfailing service to our community. We all wish him well. Thank you Fred, your presence in Council will be missed by us all. Angie Carter-Woodwark Chair, Ideford Parish Council

IDEFORD PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR THERE IS CURRENTLY A VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT Cllr A Carter-Woodwark or Chair Ideford Parish Council 07919468581 angiecarterwoodwark@googlemail.com

Mrs Karen Gardin Parish Clerk Ideford Parish Council 07855561030 gardin@blueyonder.co.uk

Closing Date - June 11th 2010

The Lodge, Cancer Support Centre, Torbay Hospital Annexe, Newton Road, Torquay 01803 617521 The Lodge is a ‘drop-in’ Support and Information Centre, and is freely available for anyone affected by cancer, whether patient, carer or friend. Open Tuesdays – Fridays, 9am – 4pm

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IDEFORD FETE UPDATE Make sure the following dates are in your diary: Saturday July 10th 2pm-4pm Scarecrow Building Workshop It is hoped that everyone will come along to make a scarecrow, and that they will be displayed in the village for the 2 weeks leading up to Fete Day. A fun day for all!

Sunday July 18th A chance for everyone to walk around the village to admire the scarecrows and enjoy a cream tea in the village hall. Saturday July 24th FETE DAY It is planned that the fete will open at 12 noon, when a hog roast will be available on the green. Cream Teas will be served in the village hall from 2pm. This promises to be a fun afternoon with the usual stalls plus a few new surprises – so come along on the 24th.

Help needed – please! For our village fete to be a success we all need to do our bit – so if you can help with any of the following, please get in touch – don‟t assume someone else will. Jam Jars If you can supply some jam jars – either empty, or preferably full of home-made jam please call Jane Hill on 859571 or e-mail tomandjane@tesco.net Scones If you could make some scones for the cream teas on the 18 th or 24th please let Geraldine know on 852618 or e-mail pgaskell2@toucansurf.com

Stalls Jane is still looking for help with some of the stalls, so if you could spare some time on the 24th please contact her (as above) Books and Bric-a- Brac It‟s time to start looking out your good bric-a-brac (no rubbish please) and books – see the July newsletter for collection details. Toy Stall Toys wanted, in good condition, also puzzles, children's videos, DVDs, children‟s books and games. Please leave them at Orchard House or contact Mark or Louise (01626) 859073 Thank you!

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VILLAGE HALL NEWS Ideford Village Hall Management Committee Chairman's (abridged) Report 17th May 2010 I am pleased to report that the Village Hall has had another successful year. Refurbishing the toilets is complete, hopefully you agree that the toilets are much improved. We were lucky enough to obtain grants from the Parish Council, Ugbrooke Environmental, Devon County Council and Teignbridge Council. I would like to thank all these organisations. This means the hall finances are in a very healthy state. The events hosted by the Village Hall were:The annual Christmas supper. An excellent evening that was enjoyed by all. The annual Village Hall quiz. This was very well supported. The Ideford dog show on the on the green was a lot of fun. Lastly, “Those Magnificent Men”, a comedy play about the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic. The new charging structure for the hall from the first of May is: - Clubs, societies and other regular users of the hall will pay £4 per hour, to use the whole hall. Other casual users will pay £7 per hour. It is hoped that this structure will encourage new clubs, and societies to use the Hall. Finally, I want to thank all the committee members for the work they have done throughout the year. We would welcome more people to come forward to join us. Mark Hobson Chairman Ideford Village Hall Committee Changes to the Village Hall Committee. Gladys Stevens stepped down from the committee as booking clerk and I would like to thank Gladys for the wonderful job and dedicated hard work over the past seven years. I stepped down as Chairman and I am taking on the role of booking clerk. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me over the last three years. We have a new chairman in Tony Sharland. We also have two new committee members. Mark Hobson “Those Magnificent Men” About 50 people watched this, the latest production from “Villages In Action”. This was a comedy about the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic. It took us through the lives of Captain John Alcock, a dashing WW1 fighter pilot and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown, a navigational genius with a gammy leg. It was a play with something for all ages. Even though they were the first to cross the Atlantic nonstop, it is Charles Lindbergh who is remembered. He was the 126th to cross the Atlantic, but he did it solo and he was American. This was a play full of laughter; the production had a real feel-good factor and, as usual, was an excellent production from “Villages In Action”.

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NEWS FROM SHELDON Thinking ahead to recharging your batteries this summer? Sample some Devon sunshine and enjoy Time out at Sheldon. We offer simple open space with open-hearted hospitality for you to use in whatever way you need. We have massage, Jacuzzi, library, chapels, 45 acres gardens & grounds. More details from www.sheldon.uk.com/theatre or 01647 252752 Magical nights out under the stars in the Sheldon Open Air Theatre Fun, family-friendly concerts staged in a unique open-air setting. The grassterraced auditorium seats up to 500 people. Great value tickets with huge discounts before 30th June. Joey the Lips Fri 16th July 10 piece Soul, Blues, Disco, Motown & Rock Prom from Scratch Sat 17th July scratch choir with “last night” favourites The Great Pretender Fri 23rd July the ultimate Queen tribute Bootleg Blondie Sat 24th July officially endorsed by the original band Beach Boys Inc Wed 28th July the authentic soundtrack to summer Kiss This! Wed 4th August favourite „80s party hits The Fab Beatles Wed 11th August the UK‟s number 1 Beatle tribute Off the B3193 Teign Valley Road, half way between Exeter and Newton Abbot. The Society of Mary and Martha Sheldon Dunsford Exeter EX6 7LE www.sheldon.uk.com/theatre or 01647 252752 CLEAR ROUND JUMPING on April 30th I would like to say a big „thank you‟ to all who attended the first Clear Round Jumping at Oakwood Farm Riding Centre. The evening was well supported despite a little drizzle - in all we had 40 rounds jumped! The next events will be on May 28th and June 25th, starting at 4.30pm. This month‟s event will include a barbecue and Horse and Hound relay. The Tack Shack will be open all evening with Spring promotional offers. Now in stock - Masta fly rug from £24.99, Waffle Coolers, summer sheets and light weight turnouts. Don‟t forget fly repellent roll on and spray. Looking forward to seeing you! Val and the Oakwood Team

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NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Teignbridge Making It Happen Fund Making it happen - the small, local grants fund managed by Teignbridge Strategic Partnership has now opened for applications. Funding of £500 for 1 year projects with total cost of £5,000 or less and £1,000 for 2 year projects up to £10,000 are available for projects that meet one of the following priorities: Improved access to services Healthy living and leisure opportunities Safer and stronger communities Looking after the environment. Application pack can be downloaded from Teignbridge CVS website: www.teigncvs.org.uk If you need support in completing the application form or in any funding enquiry please do not hesitate to contact me. David Cox Funding Adviser Teignbridge CVS 01626 215902 DEVON'S FAIRTRADE COUNTY STATUS RENEWED! Devon is celebrating having its Fairtrade County status confirmed for another two years. The County was officially awarded Fairtrade status in October 2008 having met all the targets laid down by the Fairtrade Foundation. These included ensuring a proportion of local shops, cafes and other outlets sell Fairtrade products, and local businesses and organisations, including the Council, use Fairtrade products in their canteens, vending machines and other outlets where possible. Schools, community and faith groups have also been using Fairtrade products. To find out more about Fairtrade in Devon, and how you can get involved, please visit http://www.fairtradedevon.org.uk. RURAL ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN SUPPORTED BY YOUNG FARMERS

Devon County Council‟s campaign to improve safety on rural roads has gained the support of local young farmers. The County Council is raising awareness of the dangers of driving on rural roads. Government figures show that car drivers and passengers are three times more likely to die on a rural road than a busy urban street. Motorists are reminded to take extra care when driving or riding in the countryside and the County Council‟s road safety officers say the problem is not simply speeding but driving faster than is suited to the conditions, or overtaking on the approach to a bend or where visibility is restricted. Extract from Devon county Council - In Touch

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IDEFORD VILLAGE TRANSPORT TIMETABLE Ring & Ride Destination Monday and Wednesday Newton Abbot

Fares (return) £4.00

How to make a Ring & Ride Journey Choose which day you wish to travel. Telephone 01626 888777 between 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday, or leave a clear message, stating: your full name, address and telephone number. day and date of travel. if you require wheelchair space. if you take a shopping trolley. NB: Please ring before 8.30am for same day travel. Please be ready by 9.45am. You will be picked up from your home, please remember, unless you are the first pick up, it will be later than 9.45am, so please be patient. Pay the driver your fare. Be ready at 1.00pm to be collected at the „Boarding Point‟ for your journey home. Please cancel booking if you are not able to travel. 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 It would appear that the bus service is not being used regularly - remember the saying - “If you don’t use it . . . you will lose it”.

WEATHER FOR APRIL Highest outside temperature 70.1F at 4.19pm on the 28th Lowest outside temperature 33.2°F at 6.16am on the 21st

Rain for April Rain for Year Rain for year

2010 2009 0.40" 2.21" 16.44" 10.96" 41.29"

2008 2007 2006 N/A" unrecordable virtually nil N/A" 8.48" 6.30" 35.53" 27.30" 29.54"

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Ideford Newletter - June 2010