We had a wonderful week of celebrations for Creech’s 700th anniversary. We must have welcomed over 400 children and dozens of accompanying adults from both Creech and Ruishton Church of England schools to Experience Church during the week.   There is a display of photos in both Creech and Ruishton churches. The children of Birch class (CSM) have written some lovely pieces on the theme of  'The parish church is relevant today because ...' Do have a look at those in the church. They obviously did some work in class after the event, thinking about what the church does during week e.g. praying, welcoming people, being compassionate to those in need, caring for people, learning, serving and celebrating.

It was lovely to welcome about 80 people to the talk by Tom Mayberry on the Saturday afternoon. He gave a fascinating talk about the history of the church in the village, and some of my colourful predecessors! It sparked a lot of interest and we hope he might put some of his work into a book, which I’m sure we could sell.

We also received the following card from the Bishop’s wife, Mrs Jane Hancock, following the Service of Thanksgiving and celebration on the Sunday afternoon:

Bishop Peter and I just wanted to thank you and your congregation for the hospitality we received last weekend. Everyone was so welcoming – it was a real delight to worship with you all on such a special occasion.

It was lovely to see so much going on in the church, the Experience Church week has obviously been a great success. The balloons were a great idea and definitely added to the party atmosphere!

It was lovely to be able to join you all for a celebration tea and to have the opportunity to chat to members of the church and village. It was a delicious tea – please pass our thanks on to the “tea ladies”.

Thank you again for your hospitality and here’s to the next 700 years!

Yours, Jane Hancock.

We were also delighted with the result of our Gift Day which has so far raised over £6000.

Thank you very much again to everyone who contributed in any way to all of this, and to those who supported it. It was all very much appreciated.

Rebecca Harris



A gift for Julia as she moves to pastures new

Julia Curtis on her last Sunday with us, wearing the new chasuble made by Maggie Savage, Jaquie Teal and Gill Underhay.You may be able to see the three symbols of our churches: a cross for Holy Cross Thornfalcon, the cross of St George for Ruishton and

a Michaelmas daisy for Creech St Michael.

The chasuble is in green, which is the colour for ordinary time, the season between Trinity and All Saints which we are currently in.