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The Vicarage Bishopsteignton Dear Friends, Is this piece of epic poetry familiar to you? ‘As I was coming down the stair I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. I do so wish he’d go away!’ I only ask because, with Easter having been at the end of last month, for the first time that I can remember, Ascension Day is not in May: the day for remembering of Jesus not being there, isn’t here… It’ll be Thursday 2nd June 2011, in fact. Have you noticed that it’s always a Thursday? I can remember when it was a school holiday, and it still is in France… But in this month we have most of the 40 days (hence the Thursday) that passed between Jesus’ resurrection and his ascension, his ‘going up’ to reign in glory, as the culminating act of his work on earth. So, what was of such importance that he delayed his ‘coronation’ for 40 days after his resurrection from the dead on that Sunday morning that we call Easter? Well, you’d think perhaps putting in place a fool-proof plan for the effective development of his successful mission to bring back the rebellious human race into a right relationship with the creator God? And how did he do that? Strange as it may seem, by teaching the disciples – that mixed bunch of people, just like us, about how to live as citizens of his new Kingdom on earth: the living out of the prayer that he had taught them to pray. Not just equipped with his teaching though, but also with his Holy Spirit, given at Pentecost, 50 days after Easter (which often is in June…) For us now this can be every day of every month, as we are filled afresh with his Spirit to enable us as his disciples here to live our lives as citizens of his kingdom, and ambassadors of his reconciliation to the people around us. Jesus said to his doubtful disciples that it was good that he wasn’t going to be there, in one place, so that through his Spirit in his followers, he could be everywhere – including here ! With love, Stephen.


SERVICES FOR MAY 2011 Sunday 1st May 11.15am

2nd Sunday of Easter Parish Communion


Sunday 8th May 10.00am 11.15am 6.30pm

3rd Sunday of Easter Family Communion Family Service Evensong

Ideford Ashcombe Luton

Sunday 15th May 10.00am

4th Sunday of Easter Village Worship


Sunday 22nd May 11.15am 6.30pm

5th Sunday of Easter Parish Communion Evensong

Ashcombe Ideford

Sunday 29th May 10.00am 6.30pm

6th Sunday of Easter Morning Praise Evensong

Ideford Luton

IDEFORD READINGS Reading Acts 2.14a,22-32 John 20.19-end

Reader Alan Wooderson

Sidesmen Alan Wooderson & Vanessa Morby

Acts 2.14a,36-41 Luke 24.13-35

Ollie Lucas

Ollie Lucas & Nicki Horseman

May 15th Acts 2.42-end John 10.1-10

to be arranged

Sara & helpers

May 22nd Acts 7.55-end John 14.1-14

Barry Mohan Lee Martin

Barry Mohan & Lee Martin

May 29th

to be arranged

to be arranged

May 1


May 8th

Acts 17.22-31 John 14.15-21

INTERMENT OF ASHES Wednesday 11th May at 12 noon The ashes of Mervyn and Sue King will be buried in Ideford churchyard.


Liz (Rook Hayes) Tony & Julie (Church End)


IDEFORD CHURCH FLOWER ROTA May 7th and 14th Norma Lovell May 21st and 28th Sally French (May 21st - Sarah and Jason’s Wedding) ASHCOMBE FLOWER ROTA May 1st May 15th

Mrs E Kerr Mrs E Rayner

LUTON ALTAR FLOWERS & BRASS CLEANING May Mrs C Reddaway CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 15-21 MAY Once again this year we will be collecting for some of the poorest people in the world. Thank you for your generosity last year when you gave and raised £506 in all. It would be wonderful if we could raise more this year. 1,200,000,000 people live in extreme poverty not only with minimal money but without the life chances of education, decent work, adequate health care, personal security, or political freedom. They have no power to determine their own future. If you would like to get involved, please contact me on 854869, we are always glad of more collectors too. It is a very rewarding task when people give so readily. Envelopes will be coming out shortly so please put something in straight away and have them ready for your collector. If you are a tax payer, please also fill in the Gift Aid form on the envelope. Ollie Lucas MORNING PRAISE On Sunday May 29th at 10am please join us at St Mary’s for a Morning Praise Service. We hope that parishioners of all ages will come along and take part in this family friendly service, which hopefully will include hymns, readings, drama and music. If you haven’t contacted us yet to tell us about your favourite hymn, or a reading or poem you would like to read or hear please do it now! This is a new venture for Ideford and we hope the format will be led largely by the village community. Please put the date in your diary and contact Lee (01626 362283), Vanessa (01626 853991) Jane (01626 859571 or Janet (01626 852259) if you have any suggestions or requests. Thank you – we look forward to seeing you all on May 29th! Janet Aylmore


THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT Years ago I found I could not resist the book: How to become ridiculously well-read in one evening. Edited by E O Parrott, and styled ‘a collection of literary encapsulations’, the idea of the book was to publish creatively - written brief summaries of the major works of fiction. The book itself claimed: “this superbly efficient book allows one to savour the wealth of great literature without the time-consuming tedium of having to read it”! It certainly did what it said on the cover as works such as Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood were reduced to just eight lines of poetry, and major works by Shakespeare to just a page or so! If pushed, could you summarise the key elements of the Christian faith in five words? That is the promise of the I will build my Church our Week of Faith Renewal in June. Four guest speakers will tackle the essentials of our faith under just five headings – Baptism, Cross, Resurrection, Eucharist and Commission. Admittedly, we immediately need to pair these headings with a further word in order to begin to tease out meaning and significance. Thus our topics for the evenings of Monday 13th to Friday 17th June become: Baptism and Grace (The Ven Penny Driver) Cross and Reconciliation (Canon Andrew Godsall) Resurrection and Healing (Bishop Bob Evens) Eucharist and Thanksgiving (Bishop Bob Evens) Commission and Outreach (Canon Anna Norman-Walker) Our guest speakers will be helping us explore these major topics in the space of this one week, giving us the opportunity to go deeper into these essentials so that we can be encouraged and our faith revitalised. You may also like to think about those you know on the fringes of our church families who would benefit from a concentrated look at Christian basics and invite them along. The meetings will be at St Michael’s – The Church by the Sea. Simple refreshments will be available around 7.00pm, and each evening meeting will begin with a time of worship at 7.30 followed by input from the speaker and with a chance for us to respond in some way. Please try to make these evenings a priority in your plans for June! Further details will appear in posters and weekly notice sheets nearer the time, but if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Yours in Christ Graham Stones


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Regular Events TUESDAY COFFEE MORNINGS May 3rd Eileen Marsh, 50 Maudlin Drive, Teignmouth May 10th Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 Town Farm Court, Ideford May 17th Angela Fox, Well Barn, Olchard May 24th Frank & Kathleen Baldock, 11 Manor Rd, Bishopsteignton May 31st Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 Town Farm Court, 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 May 18th at 6.30pm in Ideford Village Hall. Annual General Meeting followed by the Annual Parish meeting. 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 May 10th at 7.15pm. Michael Viner - Haytor Granite Railway 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 May 21st Saturday June 18th Saturday July 16th Ideford Village Hall, 9.30am –10.30am. Radiophone: 0845 6566935, e-mail: General Police Number: 0845 2777444

CHUDLEIGH LIBRARY Monday Wednesday Friday

10.00-12.00 2.30-5.00 10.00-12.00 2.30-5.00 2.30-7.00

Tuesday Thursday Saturday

2.30-7.00 Closed 9.30-12.00

MOBILE LIBRARY Ideford (Royal Oak) Luton

16.00 - 16.30 16.40 - 17.10

Wednesday May 11th & 25th

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. -5-

Other Events ART & CRAFT FAIR Whitestone Parish Hall (EX4 2JS) Monday May 2nd 2011 - 10am to 4pm  Local artists include Ursula Radford and Don Nicholson.  Crafts include woodturning, ceramic glass, pottery, silk necklaces, scarves and cardigans, dichroic jewellery, stained glass, knitted things, wooden toys, sugar craft and have a go at the fine art of felt making.  A café selling teas, sandwiches, home-made soup and cakes.  Bread stall by a local artisan baker.  Plant stall run by the local nursery. For directions please visit the website at: FREE ADMISSION! IDEFORD PARISH COUNCIL Annual General Meeting & Annual Parish Meeting Wednesday 18th May 2011 at 6.30pm in Ideford Village Hall All parishioners are invited to come along - meet your Parish Council and learn more about what they have been doing for our community during the past year. Please note: this meeting replaces the usual Parish Council Meeting held on the first Wednesday of the month.

Steve and Rachel would like to invite you to a Coffee Morning at the Old Rectory, Ideford On Saturday 18th June 2011 at 10:00-12:00 Raising funds for Torbay Hospital League of Friends, prior to Steve’s charity cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End in July. Cake/produce/plant stall Bacon butties



with a ‘Farming, Food and Flowers’ theme June 10th, 11th and 12th Friday 10th June at 7.30pm Wine and Cheese in the Church Good Company singers Tickets £5.00 Display of Vintage Tractors Saturday 11th June Market Stalls Refreshments served all day Children’s Quiz Sunday 12th June at 6.30pm Songs of Praise

GRAND DRAW This will take place on Sunday 12th June at 3.00pm at the Festival. We would be grateful if you could sell the two books of tickets enclosed in this newsletter - more available if required! Further information from Kath Vooght on 01626 775426

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


Open Gardens 2011 Sunday 26th June If you live in Ideford, Olchard or Ideford Combe and would be prepared to open your garden, please contact: Christine and Paul Osborne on 01626 351983 Rosemary Comerford on 01626 853227 Angie Carter-Woodwark on 01626 854898 or e-mail: All proceeds will be shared between Ideford Millennium Green and Devon Air Ambulance

Dates for your diary Ideford Music Festival 15th - 17th July 2011 There will be a series of music events held around the village from Friday 15th – Sunday 17th July. It starts with an evening of guitar music from Jason Carter on Friday and ends with another concert from the cellist, Orlando Jopling, on Sunday evening (hopefully as spellbinding as last year’s concert). On Saturday, there will be an informal evening of music covering a wide range of styles and we would really welcome local musicians’ contributions. So if you play or sing, solo or in a group, and you would like to take part, please contact Nicki Horseman on 852954 or at Myrtle Cottage. IDEFORD SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB Exeter League Division 2 St. Thomas A 12 Ideford East Budleigh 18 Ideford

11 8

Teignbridge League Buckfast Abbotskerswell Exminster Ideford Ideford

43 18 32 26 41

33 93 61 49 40

Ideford Ideford Ideford Buckfast Christow

Ideford finished 4th in the Teignbridge League and 8th in the Exeter League. There are no more league matches until October so now is the time to join the club and get ready for the leagues. Ann Hunt, ISMBC -8-


1pm - 4pm on Ideford Millennium Green

Plans are well under way for this year’s big event, but your help is still needed - the clue is in the heading - ‘Ideford Village Fete’ - a fete for the whole village. I know it seems a long way off yet, but as I sit writing this, it is only 13 weeks!! If you haven’t got round to offering your help yet, please look through the following list and then give Jane a ring. Teas Teas will be served in the village hall from 2pm until 4pm, and we are looking for someone to organise a rota of helpers so that no one has to be in the hall for the full two hours. If you are that person or if you would be willing to go on the rota - please call Jane now - before you forget! Ice Cream If you are a ‘whizz’ with an ice cream scoop, please call Jane as she is looking for someone to run the ice cream and cold drink stall - a freezer is available. Toy Stall A great one for a young family to take on - your children can have fun ‘testing’ the toys during the afternoon. Bottle Stall This always makes lots of money on fete day, so why not give it a go. If you’re not sure how to start - don’t worry, previous stall holders will give you some hints. Draw Tickets If you would be happy to sell draw tickets on fete day please give Jane a call. This could be the job for you if you don’t want to be standing at a stall all afternoon as it can be done sitting down! Setting Up & Taking Down! Help will be needed on the Friday evening to set up the gazebos, and to take them down and ensure the Green is left clean and tidy after the event on Saturday afternoon. This is definitely a case of ‘the more, the merrier’ (or should that be ‘easier’!). General If you don’t feel you want to take on responsibility for a stall, why not offer to help someone else. It’s always good fun, a chance to meet new faces as well as making money to support our Village Church. During the next few months we’ll be asking you for books, bric-a-brac, toys, bottles etc. Please contact Jane with your offer of help on 01626 859571 or e-mail: Thank you!


TEIGNBRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL BANK HOLIDAY BIN COLLECTION DATES Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day Friday 29th April Tuesday 3rd May Friday 6th May Monday 9th May Friday 13th May Saturday 14th May Collections back to normal week commencing Monday 16th May. Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day Friday 3rd June Saturday 4th June Collections back to normal week commencing Monday 6th June. NEW! PLASTIC PACKAGING BANKS You can now recycle your rigid plastic packaging pots, tubs and trays at the new banks located across the district in the following car parks:  Barton Hill and Sandy Lane, Dawlish  Market Way, Chudleigh  Tesco, Kingsteignton  B & Q and Sainsbury's, Newton Abbot  Brook Street, Teignmouth All of the following items will be accepted in the new plastic packaging bank (please remember to rinse and squash!):  yoghurt pots  margarine tubs  plastic bottles and bottle tops  ready meal trays (please remove film lid)  plastic sandwich containers  CD cases  plastic flower pots  plastic fruit containers  pre formed biscuit or chocolate box trays The following are not accepted:  plastic bags and cling film  crisps and biscuit wrappers  bubble wrap  food and drink cartons  plastic toys  ink cartridges  paint containers  plastic razors  pet food/drink pouches  polystyrene  bio-plastics (e.g. compostable packaging). This should be put in your black bin for landfill, as they are difficult for the crews to distinguish from ordinary plastics.

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Working locally to help anyone affected by Cancer, face to face A Cancer Support Centre Equipment for cancer treatment Backing local cancer research within the Peninsula Medical School For information please contact

01392 406151 (for Patient Support) 01392 402875 (for Fundraising)

MARCH WEATHER Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature

Rain for March Rain for Year

2011 1.23" 9.72"

16.5C at 4.41pm on the 31st -1.6°C at 6.30am on the 4th 2010 3.63" 16.04"

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

2009 1.45" 8.75"

2008 2.75" 9.25"

2007 2.75" 8.48"

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 - 11 -

HALDON TEAM MINISTRY Team Rector The Revd Graham Stones Team Vicar

01626 774495

The Revd Stephen West

PARISH DIRECTORY Church Wardens Ashcombe Ideford Luton PCC Secretary

Ideford Ashcombe

Devon County Councillor

01626 775247

Mrs C Conachie Mr J Downes Mrs L Martin Mr A Wooderson Mr J Reddaway Miss K Vooght Dr N Horseman Mrs J Brown

864036 888052 362283 853188 775218 775426 852954 866418

Michael Walters


Beryl Austen Michael Walters


Teignbridge District Councillors Ideford Parish Council Chairman Clerk Ideford Village Hall Chairman Booking Clerk Ideford Millennium Green Chairman Booking Clerk

Karen Gardin

854898 07919468581 351214

Tony Sharland Mark Hobson

859397 859073

Mr A French Mrs S Jervis

853339 852157

Mothers’ Union Branch Leader

Mrs C Irvin


Ideford Social Group Secretary

Enid Vooght


Ideford Bell Ringers

Ann Rigby-Jones


Ideford short Mat Bowling Club

Mr T Dore


Parish Newsletter Editors

Janet Aylmore Ann Rigby-Jones David Aylmore Bob Bigland

852259 852344 852259 203050

Parish Footpath Warden CAD Community Worker Police Help Desk Samaritans 08457 909090 Age concern 01626 62508 Citizens Advice Bureau Haldon Team Website Ideford Parish Website

Angie Carter-Woodwark

0845 2 777 444 (PCSO, Colin Rider, Radiophone 0845 6566935) Crimestoppers 0800 555111 Environment Hotline 0800 328 6402 01626 203141

Church post codes for Sat Nav: St John’s, Luton TQ13 0BN

St Mary’s, Ideford St Nectan’s, Ashcombe - 12 -

TQ13 0BA EX7 0QD

Parish Newsletter May 2011  

Parish Newsletter for May 2011