Our Fete this year was opened by Herbert Kastelan - he and Winnie were married in All Saints in 1953 - and presentations were made to them by Lauren and Ryan.
Thankfully the weather kept dry and so, thanks to Mary and Joe Mandl's kindness, we again had the lovely setting of their lawn on which to hold it.
As usual we had visitors, (and helpers) from far and wide and with a vast stock a brisk business was done at all the stalls, as well as with games competitions and teas. Georgie and Megan did a good trade as posy sellers.
The resulting just over £1,000 is a marvellous help to Church funds and thank you to everyone involved in any way. We hope to have a sale in Liskeard again in the Autumn.
Many will be feeling sad at the death of Mrs Vesta Arthur but will feel grateful for her long and happy life and all that she and her family have contributed to the life of All Saints over the years, continued of course by Norman and the family. They decided that the money given in appreciation of Vesta's life should be for the Friends of All Saints Repair and Restoration Fund, and a wonderful £445.50 has been received by that fund in her memory.
Sunday 2nd September 6.30pm The Songs of Praise service will include a celebration of Miss Gwen Pengelly's long association with the Church, continued now by Olive.
Tuesday 4th September 7.00pm St Cuby's, Duloe Licensing of Rev Bill Braviner as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Duloe, Herodsfoot, Morval and St Pinnock to join his present parishes of Talland and Lansallos and also the licensing of Rev Gill Lonsdale as Curate of Talland and Lansallos as well of her present four parishes. There will be supper afterwards in Duloe School and contributions of food will be gratefully received.
Saturday 8th September is the Cornwall Historic Churches Trust's sponsorship day. Gill is organising a sponsored walk through the Benefice from St Pinnock to Morval taking in all churches and chapels en route - about 7½ miles. How about joining up for at least part of it? Simultaneously there will be a sponsored 'knit-in' in All Saints - of squares towards a cushion cover, which will also answer the need to 'man' the church that day for sponsored visitors, or perhaps you have your own sponsorship activity? The money raised is shared between the participating churches/chapels and the CHCT ( who have already helped All Saints with a grant towards the repairs ) Details from Gill 01503 240 536 - sponsorship forms from Bill and Sally - 01579 320797.
Saturday 15th September Morning, Harvest Decorating in the church - all help and contributions welcomed.
Sunday 16th September at 6.30pm Harvest Festival, Supper and Auction all contributions of produce or towards the supper gratefully accepted.
Sunday 30th September 6.30pm No service at Herodsfoot, United Harvest Festival service at Lansallos.
Sunday 7th October at 6.30pm Songs of Praise service will have the theme of celebrating 'Gardens'
Sunday 21st October at 6.30pm Evensong, Bryan and Joan Barnes will be with us so a 'tea party' is planned in the church before the service so that any of their former parishioners will have a chance for a chat with them.
Sally and Bill Hall, The White House, Herodsfoot
hfnews04 - 27/08/01