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Recent News

Photo Jeremy Chadburn.Tower roof view of Tetcott Manor.

Remembrance Sunday

13 November 2022

It was a lovely sunny morning  for the remembrance service. Wreaths were laid by the Parish council’s chairperson Tina Barriball and her daughter and by our church warden Nick Wonnacott’s grandchildren.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
21.04.1926 - 08.09.2022

Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth the Church opened a book of condolence.  All were invited to visit the Church which remained open during daylight hours until the day after the funeral to allow private prayer and sharing of thoughts in the book of condolence.

 

 

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BBQ 4th September 2022

The annual church barbecue and outdoor service was held on September 4th. Some much needed rain came down so we gathered in the Manor garage for refreshments and where a bring and buy stall helped raise funds for the church. The Rev Stephen Skinner led a service following the barbecue and Chris March kindly played her Piano accordion to accompany the hymns.

Tetcott to Luffincott Walk 3rd July 2022

On Sunday July 3rd 15 people plus dogs walked to Luffincott church from Tetcott church for the evening service. At Luffincott more people were waiting to meet the walkers. 30 people in all attended the service which was led by Chris March who also accompanied the hymns on her Accordion.

Easter Crafts and Egg Hunt

16 April 2022

On a sunny Easter Saturday the Easter bunny made a special visit to the church to help with the crafts and egg hunt.  It was also a very special birthday for our Reverend Stephen who was presented with a cake. 

Christmas Crafts

27 November 2021

Our Christmas craft morning was well attended by local children. They enjoyed exploring the church, making Christmas decorations and helping to decorate the church. A tombola stall raised money for the local mother and toddler group.

Remembrance Sunday

14 November 2021

The remembrance service at Tetcott was well attended. Members of the community read parts of the service including the names of those remembered on the monument. Wreaths were laid by 2 of one of our church wardens grandchildren and the chairman of the parish council before a 2 minutes silence was observed.

Following the service another wreath was laid by the tree planted in 2006 by veterans of HMS Tetcott.

Pasty & Cider 'Call In' concert Saturday 30 October 2021

An informal musical get together was held in the church with a wide range of pieces being played on the organ by Lynne Sullivan our resident Tetcott organist and Christine March from Ashwater.  £190 was raised towards church funds


Dr Trevor May  1939 - 2021

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Trevor May very sadly passed away on  27th August  2021.  He was a much loved friend of Tetcott Church and as well as being a lay reader frequently taking services he was a much valued member of Tetcott PCC. writing 'A Brief Guide to the History of Tetcott Church'. Please follow the link below to a  tribute written by Kay Napier which featured in the October Benefice Bulletin. - see more

Shoeboxes

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On 18 October Tetcott Good Companions afternoon filled 18 shoeboxes for Linktohope a 30 year old charity to be sent to Eastern European countries as Christmas gifts for families living in poverty

Harvest  Service and Supper
Sunday 3rd October 2021

Our harvest festival was held in the village hall on Sunday 3rd of October. The service was led by Rev Stephen Skinner. The service was followed by a supper of cold meats homemade quiches and salad and followed by a lovely spread of homemade desserts.

Devon Historic churches walk 2021 from Luffincott to Tetcott 

This year Devon Historic churches day took place on September 11th but Tetcott church PCC decided to support this event on Sunday 5th September to coincide with our monthly service which is always the 1st Sunday in the month.

We started with a service at St James church Luffincott.  The church no longer has regular worship and is now cared for by The Churches conservation trust.  The service reflected on Summer.  We shared stories about our holidays and events we had been part of through the summer and also talked about nature we had observed including the many butterflies that have recently enjoyed the good weather.

19 people plus 1 dog attended the service and when the service had finished most then enjoyed a lovely walk along the footpath.  The path took us past Tetcott Mill, through Mill wood and then it was a warm climb up Kennel lane to reach Tetcott church where a wonderful spread of cakes was waiting for us along with plenty of tea.

It was a very pleasant afternoon and £150 sponsorship was collected for doing the walk which will be shared between Devon Historic churches trust and Tetcott church.  

Many thanks to those who attended.

Nicky Mitchell