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ALL SAINTS CHURCH, HERODSFOOT
Sunday 1st April Songs of praise at 6.30pm
Sunday 8th April Communion (BCP) at 8.30am
Sunday 15th April Easter Sunday, Communion and Hymns at 9.30am
Sunday 22nd April Communion Service at 9.30am
Sunday 29th April No service, joint service for all four parishes at 11.15am in Duloe
Thursday 26th April Concert by the Porthpyra Singers in the Church at 7.30pm
Tickets £3.00 to include tea/coffee and biscuits
Saturday 28th April Sale of jumble and other items in the Long Room, Public Hall Liskeard
9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 6th May Open Air Hymn Singing on the Village Green at 6.30pm with the
St Pinnock Band
Tuesday 8th May General Open Meeting re progress of repair and restoration fund and future
plans, at 7.30pm in the Church
Sunday 1st July Churchyard Maintenance afternoon followed by picnic tea in the Churchyard
followed by Songs of Praise at 6.30pm in the Church and then by jacket potatoes
from the Bonfire in the Glebe Field.
Sunday 8th July Concert in the Church by the St Mewan Sinfonia, 7.30pm, tickets £3.00
to include tea/coffee and biscuits.
Saturday 11th August Summer Fete at 2.30pm in the Old Vicarage Garden, or in the Church if the weather is bad.
Note: Other events are being considered and details will be announced in due
The Invitation Hymn Singing Evening on 17th May has been postponed due to
the Foot and Mouth crisis.
REPAIR AND RESTORATION WORK ON ALL SAINTS CHURCH
We have just heard that work should start on a limited programme of work just after Easter.
This work will be concentrated on the western end of the Church and will be within the financial resources we have available at present, ie. grant aid of £20,025 and fund raising, gifts and donations of just over £19,000. The Church repair grant promised in the Chancellor's budget should help reduce the effect of VAT at 17½% thus freeing up more money for the actual work but we do not yet know how, precisely, this will be operated, for example we may have to pay the full VAT rate and then claim back the difference.
However, we still have a lot more money to raise for the full programme of work but at least we should be able to see some results from the efforts that you have all made during these past two years - thank you all so much.
We shall soon be seeking volunteer help for various things that have to be done in and around the church before the work starts.
Due to the limited access to the Church it is inevitable that contractors will have to unload equipment, scaffolding etc. and there will be times when Church Hill will be blocked whilst off-loading takes place.
To the best of our knowledge this will be from Tuesday 17th April onwards, the contractors will be advised that Church Hill is one of the main routes into and out of the village and be asked to keep the road as clear as possible but delays will occur and for this we apologise in advance.