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The Vicarage Bishopsteignton Dear Friends, Q. Which word in particular (i.e. not the definite or indefinite article!) would you think has been in most use this year so far? A. How about ‘jubilee’? Yes, the “ram’s horn’s blast of liberty” as the Hebrew ‘yobel’ literally translates, from Leviticus 25.10: “Consecrate the 50th year as ‘yobel’ throughout the land…” In the Latin Bible this is: ‘jublaeus’ and so to ‘jubilee’ in the King James’ Bible. It was an extension of the Sabbath principle set out in the fourth of the Ten Commandments: every seventh day, God and all his Creation rested and were restored. Then every seventh year the land was to be left fallow, and every ‘Sabbath’s sabbath’ (7x7=49 yrs) land reverted to its original occupants or their heirs, and all slaves were freed. This was to remind us of the reality that we are not the owners of the earth, but tenants, stewards of God’s world. And that vital awareness must impel us to look after it, and every person in it too. So, today Christians are at the forefront of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, formed in 1998 to lobby the G8 world leaders’ summit in Birmingham, and still working now to have the unjust debt burdens of the world’s poorest countries properly evaluated and cancelled. And another Christian-initiated non-sectarian organisation, The Jubilee Campaign, is currently working in fourteen countries to promote human rights and the religious liberty of persecuted minorities. To date, 150 British MPs have taken up individual causes that it has brought to Parliament’s attention. Leviticus 25.10 goes on, “…and to proclaim liberty to all its inhabitants.” If we pray, “Thy will be done, thy kingdom come on earth…” then what are we doing to proclaim liberty in this jubilee year? Did you know that buying fair-trade products has a direct effect against human trafficking and the sex slave trade that has repercussions here in Devon? What?! My making a consumer choice to buy one brand over another can mean one young girl fewer leaving her home village on the pretext of a ‘modelling’ job in Plymouth, to ‘escape’ her no hope future of poverty and send money back to her family? Emphatically, “Yes!” The groups already mentioned have the evidence, as well as the specific organisation ‘Stop the Traffik’: See also, &

With love, Stephen.


Sunday 3 June 11.15am

SERVICES FOR JUNE 2012 Trinity Sunday Parish Communion


Sunday 10th June 10.00am 11.15am 6.30pm

1st Sunday after Trinity Family Communion Family Service Evensong

Ideford Ashcombe Luton

Sunday 17th June 10.00am

2nd Sunday after Trinity Village Worship


Sunday 24th June 11.15am 6.30pm

John the Baptist Parish Communion Evensong

Ashcombe Ideford




IDEFORD READINGS Reading Readers Romans 8.12-17 Alan Wooderson John 3.1-17 Vanessa Morby


10th June

17th June

24 th June

2 Corinthians 4.13-5.1 Mark 3.20-end 2

Nicki Horseman

Sidesmen Alan Wooderson & Vanessa Morby Nicki Horseman & Ollie Lucas

Ollie Lucas

Corinthians 5.6-10, 14-17 Mark 4.26-34

Sara & helpers to be arranged

Isaiah 40.1-11 Luke 1.57-66, 80

Barry Mohan Lee Martin

Barry Mohan & Lee Martin

LUTON ALTAR FLOWERS AND BRASS CLEANING June Mrs S Harvey IDEFORD CHURCH FLOWER ROTA June 3rd & 9th Diamond Jubilee June 17th & 24th Sarah Chatfield CHURCH KEY ROTA June Tony & Julie (Church End) July Ros (Thatchers Cottage) Alex & Ann (Glen Kea)


LUTON BOUNDARY WALK AND CREAM TEA I would like to apologise for omitting the time of the walk in the last newsletter. This event proved very successful, the sun came out as they set off and it started to rain as they finished - good timing I would say. I would like to thank Alan Quick for arranging the route and leading the long walk and Paul Holmes for leading the short walk - well done. I would also like to thank the Elizabethan for the scones and jam and all the ladies who worked tirelessly in the kitchen and provided some cakes. Thank you all for another successful occasion.

Kath Vooght SONGS OF PRAISE Thank you to everyone who supported the Community Songs of Praise on April 29th - those who chose hymns and readings and to everyone who came along to the service (despite the awful weather!). We are planning a similar service at the end of July, and will soon be asking people for their hymn and reading choices. We were sorry that Frank and Kathleen were unable to join us because of the weather conditions - but hope to see them in July.


THE BIG JUBILEE LUNCH Sunday 3rd June 12.30 for 1.00pm Lunch Ideford Millennium Green Adults 7-15 year old Under 7’s

£5.00 £2.50 free

Ticket includes lunch and a glass of fizz Musical entertainment and licensed bar Competition: Patriotic Headwear Children’s Games Tickets and more information from:

Tony - 859397

Anthony - 853339


Vanessa - 853991

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Regular Events TUESDAY COFFEE MORNINGS June 5th Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 town Farm Court, Ideford June 12th Audrey Ralph, 57 Maudlin Drive, Teignmouth June 19th Angela Fox, Well Barn, Olchard June 26th Ann Rigby-Jones 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

Thursdays from 6.30 - 8.00pm, Ideford Village Hall. Adults - £5.00per session, 16 and under - £2.50 per session. Everyone is welcome from 8 years - 108! More information from Angie on 01626 854898. IDEFORD PARISH COUNCIL Wednesday June 6th 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. June 11th - Parish Council Meeting, June 18th - 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 June 12th Growing up in Liverpool - Eileen Marsh Members’ subscription - £16 per year, £2 per meeting as a visitor. For more information contact Enid Vooght 775291, Alicia Normand 773908 or Kath Mortimore 866232. POLICE SURGERY With Colin Rider, Police Community Support Officer for Ideford Saturday June 16th Saturday July 14th Saturday August 11th Ideford Village Hall, 9.30am –10.30am. Radiophone: 0845 6566935, e-mail: General Police Number: 101 DEADLINE FOR JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER I would very much appreciate it if all copy for the July/August newsletter could reach me by the evening of Wednesday June 20th - Thank you !


Janet Aylmore

Other Events EVENTS IN LUTON Luton Jubilee Garden Party This will be held in the Elizabethan Garden on Monday 4th June 2012 at 2.00pm, everyone welcome. Please bring along a plate of food or any contribution for the tea and enjoy the food with a glass of Pimms, kindly supplied by Ann and Nick. There is no charge or donation involved just a get together of the community to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. Help us to make it a grand occasion for the younger generation so that they will remember it for years to come. Luton Farmer’s Market - Saturday 23rd June 2012 The Farmer's Market will be held in the plot next to the Church on Saturday 23rd June at 11.00-2.30. Cakes – Plants - Fruit Juice – Draw – Barbecue - Coffee/Tea and refreshments in the Schoolroom. etc etc. For further information contact Kath Vooght on 01626 775426 THE BIG JUBILEE LUNCH Sunday 3rd June, Ideford Millennium Green - See page 3 for full details IDEFORD SOCIAL GROUP Please note that the Fashion Show scheduled for the June meeting has had to be cancelled. Eileen Marsh will now be speaking - about her experiences ‘Growing up in Liverpool’ IDEFORD SOCIAL GROUP SUMMER COACH OUTING TO HARTLAND ABBEY

Thursday June 28th There are still a few places available for what promises to be a great day out! We will visit Hartland Quay in the morning and have an early lunch there, followed by a visit to the beautiful Hartland Abbey and gardens. The cost is £19 and includes the cost of the coach and entry into the Abbey and garden. Please contact Kath Mortimore 866232 if you would like to come and for details of departure time from the village.


More Events Open Gardens Weekend June 23rd/24th St John The Baptist Church, Bishopsteignton are delighted to be once again holding their successful Open Gardens Weekend on 23rd/24th June. At least 7 gardens throughout the village will be opening on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons, with several of the gardens showing sculptures from local artists. From noon until 2pm on Saturday 23rd, a light lunch will be served at St John's and teas also will be served during the Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We are also holding an exhibition of paintings and wood turning to be enhanced by floral displays in the church; which will be open from 10am Saturday morning. Tickets for the Open Gardens will include entry to the exhibition. So even if we are unlucky with the weather, the church will still be full of flowers and the combined effect of paintings, wood turning and flowers in our beautiful old church promises to be well worth a visit. Finally Sunday evening at 6pm we will be “Celebrating Summer” with words and music. A short programme by home grown talent to sit and relax with after a busy weekend, there will be a retiring collection. Leaflets for the weekend cost £5, these include a map and act as admission ticket and will be available from St John's during the weekend, entry for accompanied children is free. Please call Ellen Cornford for more details on 01626 776837.

Need a Babysitter? Someone to check your pets, big or small?

 Call Me, Nicola  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Any evening babysitting considered, also available during the day in school holidays. Experience of all primary ages including SEN and children with medical conditions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Any work offers considered, rates available on request. Call or text: 07789536123 ~ Email:


A Summer Concert for Force Force is a charity working locally to support anyone affected by cancer. 14th of July at 7.30 Ideford Parish Church Tickets ÂŁ5 including Pimms Contact:

Soloists and ensembles from Exeter and Stover Schools.

Katie & Georgie Allen, Olchard Farm Phone: 07999 546527

DEADLINE FOR JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER - IMPORTANT I usually try to be quite flexible over the deadline for newsletter items. However, I would very much appreciate it if all copy for the July/August edition could reach me by the evening of Wednesday June 20th as the following few days are looking exceptionally full in my diary. Thank you for your co-operation.

Janet Aylmore OPEN STUDIOS Several of our local artists will be taking part in Devon Open Studios and displaying their work in St. Mary's Church from September 8th - 23rd. On the three weekends (September 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd) we plan to provide light refreshments in the village hall, from 11.00am until 5.00pm. We are hoping to recruit a team of volunteers to cover these times in three, two hour shifts each day, so that no-one is tied for the full day. If you would be willing to help in any way - serving, washing up, baking (ingredients could be provided) etc. Please contact Janet Aylmore on 01626 852259, e-mail or come along to Corner Cottage for coffee and a chat on Monday June 11th at 11.00am


DEVON LIBRARIES MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE We have something for everyone! Our fleet of 8 mobile libraries visits over 500 locations in communities across Devon giving access to books, audio books, Large Print and DVDs to people who cannot easily reach one of our 50 static libraries. Membership is FREE, no ID needed. Join at any age – babies too! There is no charge for borrowing books, and there’s a great choice. You may hire a DVD from as little as £1 for a fortnight. Non-fiction books, Large Print, and children’s books can be reserved FREE. You can even reserve books online, and collect them from the mobile library. Children have extra fun joining the Book Track and Summer Reading Challenge. There is something to offer everyone on board so why not hop on and take a look? The mobile library stops in Ideford and Luton fortnightly on Wednesdays: The Royal Oak, Ideford 16.00 - 16.30 Church Street, Luton 16.40 - 17.10. HOME LIBRARY SERVICE The Home Library Service can bring books and CDs to your door for FREE. If you’re not able to come to the library, or not able to carry your items, the Home Library Service can deliver books to you! The service provides:  Free delivery and collection at flexible times 

A wide choice of titles

Large print books, audio books and CDs

Free reservations

No fines

Items are delivered by trained and security-checked volunteers from WRVS who will treat your confidentiality as a priority. For more information phone 0845 155 1001 or email . Would you like to make a difference to people’s lives? We’re looking for people to spend a few hours each month selecting and delivering books and CDs to people who have difficulty getting out and about. We will pay your mileage and you could make a real difference. For more information phone 0845 155 1001 Or email


NEW PASSMORE EDWARDS CENTRE TO OPEN IN JUNE Devon County Council has announced that the Passmore Edwards Centre in Newton Abbot will open on Monday 25th June. The landmark building is currently undergoing an extensive multimillion pound redevelopment to turn it into a new multi-service facility that will house a modern 21st century library, adult and community learning facility, and services that are supporting people with learning disabilities, as well as an IT suite, WIFI technology, café and meeting rooms available for local groups to use. For more information about the redevelopment, and to keep up to date with progress please visit Devon County Council’s website at: DON’T LOSE YOUR VOTE - REGISTER OF ELECTORS 2012/13 The Register of Electors is being published early this year due to the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, which are being held on Thursday 15th November. To ensure that these elections are conducted using the most up to date electoral information, the Secretary of State has instructed Electoral Registration Officers to send the annual household forms by 2nd July, at the latest, and to publish the revised register on 16th October. It is normally published on 1st December. You will only be able to vote if your name appears on this register. Teignbridge District Council will be sending voter registration forms to every household within the district on 28th June. When you receive your enquiry form it will ask you to provide details of everyone you expect to be living at your address on 15th October. You are required by law to give this information and the law requires us to follow up non-responders, which increases our costs considerably. Although we will be asking you to provide this information well in advance, if your circumstances change after you respond to the form you can alter your registration details at any time by contacting us and asking for a rolling registration form. However, for any subsequent changes to be effective for the 15th November elections, we must receive a completed rolling registration form by 31st October. TALLEST SUNFLOWER COMPETITION Bring your Sunflowers to the Village Worship Service in September when your entries will be judged. There’ll be a prize for the three tallest. Entries are £2.00 each (you can enter as many times as you like) and the proceeds will go to St Mary’s Church Flower Fund to decorate the Church for Harvest Festival. Plant your seeds so that they flower in September - your guess is as good as mine - or follow the instructions on the packet! Game on and Good luck! Vanessa (Churchwarden) -9-

RURAL CRIME I’m sorry to report that Ideford village has suffered a serious theft of maintenance equipment used for their Millennium Green recreational area. A John Deere X3000 ride-on mower has been stolen between the 23rd & 30th April. This has the serial number MOX300BO41044. Crime number JG/12/655 applies. A Husqvarna strimmer was also stolen. Please make contact if you can offer any information. (See below) This time of year can bring an increase in thefts from sheds and garages as thieves see a selling opportunity for stolen lawn mowers, hedge trimmers and other garden equipment. Bicycles can also be targeted, in fact anything that can be easily moved and sold on. Precautions include chaining tools and equipment together using a high security chain, running the chain through an eye bolt secured to a shed upright/garage wall with coach bolts or security screws. Reinforce the shed and ensure the lock and the hasp & staple are good quality and secured with bolts rather than easily removed screws. The door hinges should also be good quality and secured with through bolts. Interior plating of the bolts increases strength. Further measures can include a shed alarm and window grilles. An up and over garage door can be made more secure by fitting a ground post which prevents it being lifted up. Double door garages can be made more secure by good quality hinges, slide bolts and consider a quality mortise lock or hasp & staple and an alarm. For home security checks call 101 and leave your details for a visit. Make note of any serial numbers or identifying features for high value garden equipment. REMEMBER 1. Suspicious vehicle? Let us know and if you can, give us the registration number (never put yourself at risk). 2. Suspicious house callers? Get a description and let us know. Remember, we live in a beautiful part of the country with a statistically national low crime rate. Let’s try and keep it that way. PCSO Colin Rider Email: Radio phone: 0845 6566935 General Police enquiries: 101 EMERGENCY:999 Crimestoppers: 0800555111

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Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature

APRIL WEATHER 17.7°C at 3.15pm on the 27th 0.2°C at 6.43am on the 2nd

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Rain for April 7.00" 0.14" 0.40" 2.21" N/A" Rain for Year 10.53" 9.86" 16.44" 10.96" N/A"

NEWS FROM SHELDON 13th July 14th July 20 th July 21st July 25 th July

Joey the Lips : the nation’s funkiest 10 piece band Up and coming local talent with Black Friday supported by Sounds of the Sirens Abba Magic Suspiciously Elvis The Fab Beatles.

Tickets start at just £4. Purchase before the end of June to qualify for the early bird discount. Do come along and do bring groups and tell friends. The more the merrier! Society of Mary and Martha at Sheldon, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE. 01647-252752

CHUDLEIGH LIBRARY Monday Wednesday Friday

10.00am - 1.00pm 10.00am - 1.00pm 2.00pm - 5.00pm

MOBILE LIBRARY Ideford (Royal Oak) Luton

Tuesday Thursday Saturday

16.00 - 16.30 16.40 - 17.10

3.00pm - 6.00pm Closed 10.00am - 1.00pm

June 6th & 20th

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!

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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,

NB: Please ring before 8.30am for same day travel. Please be ready by 9.45am. 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

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Parish Newsletter, June 2012  

Parish Newsletter, June 2012

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