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St Nectan's Church - Welcombe

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 See Welcombe Parish Magazine here

 What’s on


3rd Songs of Praise 4pm St Nectan’s Welcombe
4th  Welcombe Lunch Club , Village Hall, Please book with Sheila Wade/Helen Bence
12th WI 7.30pm Village Hall
22nd Film Club film TBA
25th Lunch club
29th  Wine & Wisdom Meddon Village Hall  7.30pm
30th    Games & Skittles evening

October 2017

Harvest Festival is on October 8th at 6pm with a bring and share supper.
9th Lunch club
10th WI 7.30pm Village Hall
21st First Aid Course Village Hall 9am –midday, contact Rebecca Evans
23rd Lunch club
24th Film Club tba
27th Wine & Wisdom Meddon VH 7.30pm
28th Games & Skittles evening


12th Remembrance Sunday
18th Games & Skittles evening
26th Christmas Craft Fair , Village Hall


3rd Salamagundi Village Hall 7pm
21st Children’s Party

Also, please note the 4th Sunday of the month will now be family communion.

More details further in the mag and on the St Nectan’s Facebook page, available on Facebook via:-    @stnectanschurch

Weekly Events :

Mondays          Bell-ringing Welcombe Church from 7.30-9pm
Men’s Skittles at the Village Hall in the evening
Tuesdays        Short Mat Bowls at Morwenstow Village Hall 7.30pm
Wednesdays   Stitch and Sew group at Village Hall 10am-12 mid-day
Wednesday     Welcombe Bridge Club 7 -9.30pm Village Hall
Thursdays      9.30-1130 am Children’s Playgroup
Thursday       Evening Yoga in the Village Hall

The Mobile Library is only monthly now, & is at the Smithy 1445-1530 on the third Tuesday, timetable on the County Council website ; 20/6 & 18/7

Quarterly Collection: 

The next quarterly collection continues for Laura Cockings, please see her piece  in the last magazine. Donations may be handed in to  Lynda , Helen or Sheila  and there are collection boxes in the church.


First Aid Course

A First Aid Course is being held at Welcombe village hall on Saturday, October 21.

The course, which is being run by experienced first aid trainer Russell Moran, from Holsworthy, will run for three hours from 9am until midday.

The cost will be £15pp, which includes refreshments. Places are limited so please RSVP to or 01288 331719 if you would like to attend.

Content covered will include essential life saving skills such as adult and infant CPR, dealing with bleeding, choking, burns and head injuries, and use of a defibrillator which I am informed will be installed shortly in the old telephone kiosk.


Games & Skittles Evenings

The Games & Skittles Evenings will be held in Welcombe Village Hall from 7.00 to 9.00 pm. and are open to any youngsters aged between 9 and 15 years.   The games include table tennis, pool, skittles, table football and card games, outdoor games, rounders etc weather permitting.

Dates usually last Saturday in the month, but please contact Diana for December/January/February dates

There is a small charge of £2 to cover the hire of the hall and refreshments.
The youngsters are welcome to bring a friend and any suitable games.

           Diana Holdaway  (01288 331252)


Welcombe Lunch Club

Dates will be advised at each lunch club, otherwise ring Sheila or Helen

 Further details etc   Contact Sheila (331391 ) or Helen  (331427)


Welcombe Sewing Group meet every Wednesday from 10 -12.30 in Welcombe Village Hall.  Please come along with your sewing project and you will be made very welcome. There is a small charge of £1.50 and that includes a cup of coffee/tea.

For full details of regular events at Meddon Village Hall, including spinners & weavers, fitness, Pilates, morsbagging, family history circle, lunch club, & all events, please visit the Meddon Village Hall website (google!)


Playground Appeal

There is a leaflet in this issue regarding the village playground appeal. The playgroup committee despite their own commitments have been working hard on fundraising and finalising plans for refurbishing the wooden playthings which have reached the end of their useful life. The Village Hall Committee is supporting their efforts and we all hope that those that live here either all or some of the time , or run businesses here will recognise that the playground is a very useful addition to the village facilities and deserves  all our support, if only for our children and grandchildren. The Village has been most generous to appeals over very recent years with the Village Hall and Church Bells projects and I do hope we can respond again.

       Richard Willows on behalf of the Village Hall Committee






Welcombe Church Fete - 17th August

This year’s Fete is one the committee will not forget.   The preceding day started with the daunting prospect of holding the Fete without a marquee but with Lynda Yeoman’s perseverance and charm a replacement marquee arrived at 4.30 pm.   By 7.00 pm Bell Park was filled with willing volunteers who quickly emptied the shed of tables, chairs and equipment and stalls were erected in the marquee.   The next morning stall holders filled their tables with all sorts of items and the marquee looked colourful and inviting.   All was ready for Rev. Brenda Jacobs to open the Fete at 2.00 pm.

Visitors and supporters poured in all afternoon and there was a warm friendly atmosphere.   The Fun Dog Show was very entertaining and a great success run entirely by Mary Willows and Deanna Beale with Rev. Brenda Jacobs as the steward.   Jess, the judge, had a hard task with the last class choosing ‘the dog she would most like to take home’ from the 23 entrants.   Congratulations to Cedar Rose from Hartland whose sole winning entry in the scarecrow competition had pride of place outside the marquee.

There were some new stalls this year and the Hartland TA cadets ran a mini obstacle course for the younger children which was enjoyed by all.   The afternoon flowed with delicious cream teas, cakes and ice creams accompanied by lovely music from Rachel and Sarah Pankhurst on their violins and was concluded with the programme prize draw, raffle and results from the various competitions.

The amazing band of helpers stayed on to clear up and by 6 pm the marquee was empty, shed full, church cleaned and all tidied up – quite a record.

 Financially the Fete was a great success and thank you to everyone who gave so generously not only with their money but their time and efforts which was so very much appreciated.   We hope everyone enjoyed their afternoon and thank you for your support to keep St. Nectan’s Church open. ( approximately £2700 raised after marquee costs)

 Diana Holdaway






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  This site was last updated on 28th June 2017 by  Howard Pankhurst  who would welcome any comments and suggestions