NEWS FROM ESCOT

Our Annual Church meeting duly took place on 11th March and we are most grateful to two members of the congregation who joined the PCC for the meeting. I was re-elected as warden and the PCC was re-elected en bloc. We shared our Annual Report and Accounts with those present.

This is a public document so if anyone would like to have a copy please contact me and I’ll be happy to send you one. I did have one very pleasant surprise at the meeting when I was presented with garden vouchers and a card to mark my 21 years as a church warden

Visitors to the churchyard recently will notice that we have a new sign on the gate erected by the War Graves Commission to say that we have war graves in the churchyard. We have in fact three war graves there two from the first world war and one from the second. Private William Edward Flay died on 15 November 1917 and Private Edwin Ham, who served under the name Private Wheaton, died on 16 December 1916. Both of these have gravestones erected by their families. Warrant Officer Edward Nathan Wood died on 22 May 1945 and has the familiar headstone that we associate with war graves.

Easter is almost as late as it can be this year, Easter Day being on April 21st. On Good Friday we will hold a quite service of reflection at 5pm. As is our custom we start Easter Day with a sunrise service at Feniton. We will leave the carpark at 6am, climb the hill to the bonfire and join in a short informal service usually with lots of children and dogs, followed by us all going into Feniton church for a delicious breakfast of porridge, eggs, toast and croissants – what a way to start the most important day in the church’s calendar! Escot’s service is a joyous Easter communion service at 9am to which we would love to welcome you.

On Easter Monday we hold the first of our whist drives for 2019, at 2pm in Escot Village Hall to which you would be most welcome.

Judy Davis

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