News and Articles

  • Update from On The Edge

    ‘Granny Lizley’ - the one and only Liz Goodwin, loved by all the young people who have been to The Mess over the years. Liz started volunteering at The Mess right at the beginning when it opened and has been a constant presence ever since. We are all very sad to see her go (although I’m sure she will keep in touch), but wish her all the best for the new journey ahead – whatever it ends up being! Thanks for all the laughs, love and support! You are amazing!
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  • TIDES

    I perched on a lichen-tipped ledge on the side of the headland. Above me wheeled two over-attentive crows, hungry no doubt. Below me the strong tide was coming in, wave after wave. The long sands, where earlier I had walked, had been swiftly concealed again; the light-strewn shoreline of flotsam and pebbles and dog prints was being churned up and washed clean in the most beautiful fashion.
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  • News from our Parish

    As I write this on 2nd January I want to wish all readers a very Happy and Blessed New Year. Just sorry it will be a bit belated when you read it! Well, didn’t we close 2019 with a “BANG”!
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  • Angels and Crib Festival

    The Angels & Crib Festival, held in Chagford church, was a wonderful celebration to lead us into the Advent and Christmas season. Although the 72 cribs (nativity scenes) all told the same story, each of them illustrated this in a unique way. From the smallest (about the size of a walnut) upwards, the cribs are lovingly treasured by their owners.
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  • Foundations in Christian Ministry Course ...

    ... and how I came to be there. An article by Judith Oakes
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  • Christmas Presence

    I met him the other day along New Street; I’d know those eyes anywhere. I saw him again, fetching the ball when it almost landed on top of the Pavilion at Zeal (kicking it back to those lads on the Rec with a nifty move, he’s surprisingly quick). Some-one saw him trying to hitch a ride along the Venton Straight; the cars and the coaches and the Thompsons lorries kept passing by. He kept on walking
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  • Moor Faith

    With the sort of year it’s been, here in the eastern shadow of the moor, there’s only one thing I can say in this final edition of the magazine for 2019 and the first of the new year – thank you.
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