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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Coffee Morning 26th August

Our charity Coffee Morning this month is in aid of the Ottery Help Scheme. In Church this Saturday from 10.30
Many village people have had cause to use the scheme but many will not know its background.
Ottery Help Scheme was initially set up in 1992 with the help of Ottery St Mary Hospital League of Friends, to give much needed support to local residents in times of illness or a period of life-changing circumstances.
Since then, the Scheme has gone from strength to strength. In 2002 Ottery St Mary & District Help Scheme became a charity in its own right and continued to work closely with other voluntary and statutory organisations.
In April 2013 Ottery Help Scheme was formed and today it stands as an incorporated charity and limited liability company.
All of the services are provided by volunteers, without whom it would not exist. They work closely with many other organisations to provide joined up support to our community.
The aims of Ottery Help Scheme are to unite and mobilise the goodwill of our community, offering support to local residents where it is needed most in times of illness, difficulty or life-changing circumstance.
 The cakes and coffee are provided by the church members so all the income goes to the charity.

We hope you will be able to support the Coffee Morning this Saturday 10.30 until 12,30

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Dates for your Diaries Feniton History Group

Martin Howell has kindly offered us a new talk called 
"A miscellany of little known facts about Churches" on Thursday 19th Oct, 7:30 pm in
the Church.

Jim Wooley and Bob Neal from Ottery Heritage are coming to talk about Jim’s book on WW1 in Ottery St Mary also in the Church on Thursday 30th Nov. 7:30 pm.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Coffee Morning for Share and Play

A  Coffee Morning for Share and Play and held on Saturday the 17th June was organised by members of St Andrews church. It was a social and financial success with £205 contributing to towards the purchasing of items needed for a child's sensory room at the Youth Centre. A big thank you to all who baked and helped on the day.

The idea behind the sensory room is to provide a play environment where parents and members of the community can take  a child to play and develop using equipment designed for children who have additional needs.
The church member behind the scheme, Danny Beaven, says "we have children with a variety of disorders, some who are not mobile and others on the autistic spectrum"

The closest sensory room to the one that is being targeted for Feniton is 12 miles away and for parents with children who have conditions where travelling, especially on public transport difficult, would find the local facility extremely beneficial . The Share and Play group meet at the Youth Centre every Wednesday from 10 am, they welcome anyone who would like to pop in and find out more to just come along says leader, Danny Beaven.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Feniton War Memorial 2017

Feniton Parish Council are very pleased to say the War Memorial has now been cleaned and repaired.

This was done with grants from "Devon Remembers" and the War Memorial Trust, also we acknowledge the help given by Mr Cuming in removing the overhanging tree.

Also we are very pleased to remember the WW1 soldiers who died from our village and their names are now known and on the carved plaque inside the church. The men were researched by Feniton History Group.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

"The Little Unsaid"

On Friday 19th May the church was host to The Little Unsaid. The Friends had been very lucky, as the group could fit us in to their national spring tour, which is ending at Glastonbury Festival, in June. The music was inspirational and although there was a mixed reaction to some of it, no-one doubted the exceptional talent of all the musicians. It was a wonderful event and the group played to a packed church. Many people have asked if the Friends are going to make this a regular event, as they enjoyed it so much, so watch this space. It also made over £600 for the upkeep of the church, so everyone was a winner.