NEWS FROM ESCOT

We have now been able to have two services at Escot since lockdown. They are not ‘normal’ as we sit socially distanced from each other, wear masks and are not able to sing but it is so good to be back in church worshipping together rather than virtually. There is no ban on organ music so Shelagh has been able to play hymns and bring some music into the services. It is lovely to see everyone again as some of us have not met since early March.

In September we are continuing with one service across Escot, Feniton and Payhembury each week, Escot’s being on September 20th. We hope this will be a ‘Climate service’ supported by resources from Melanesia but details still have to be agreed. Each week there will also be a short video service for those unable to attend in person.

Harvest time approaches but sadly this year we are unable to hold our Harvest Supper. That is sad as it is always a very happy occasion but we look forward to having one in 2021. I am sure we will celebrate harvest in church but as yet we have not agreed what we are going to do. As you will appreciate, we are working out what we can do as we go along and the regulations keep changing so our planning horizon is very short!

I hope you have all had a chance to enjoy the glorious sunshine we had early in August, even if some times it was too hot. At that time I was hoping for rain, but perhaps not the 2 inches we got in one go. I know some people in Feniton were flooded but I hope none of you suffered that way. Let us hope for a more temperate climate this onth.

Judy Davis

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NEWS FROM ESCOT

In some ways it seems as if the lock-down has been going on for ever. Although restrictions are being gradually eased those of us who are older are still being encouraged to be vigilant and ‘stay cautious’. Over the last few weeks we have been so privileged to have online services

NEWS FROM ESCOT

Obviously the big news this month is the corona virus and the effect it is having and, I fear, the much greater effect it will have on all our activities over the next few months.

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Firstly a very big thank you to John Masters for the idea and arranging to purchase tarmac planings and to the team from Taleford Farm who laid two lorry loads of them on the carpark and approach road to the church. We can now drive straight down the drive without zigzagging round the potholes and get out on the carpark without being ankle deep in mud. Thank you all very much.

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It seems a long time ago but Chrismas was celebrated very happily. Unsurprisingly we had to move the carol service to the village hall but we