P Narish 2022
Summer Flower & Produce Fair
Saturday 9th July 1.00 to 5.00pm
Uplyme Playing Field & Village Hall
Uplyme Church Services in July & Early August
3rd 10am Holy Communion
6pm Evening Worship
4th 7pm Compline
10th 10am Morning Worship
4pm Telephone Service
17th 10am [email protected]
6pm Evening Holy Communion
24th 10am Morning Worship
4pm Telephone Service
31st 10.30am AVMC Team Service
7th 10am Holy Communion
6pm Evening Worship
8th 7pm Compline
14th 10am Morning Worship
4pm Telephone Service
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Baptisms - None
Weddings - None
Funerals / Interment of Ashes / Service of Thanksgiving -
Service News Inside Front Cover
The Curate’s Curios 2
From the Editor & Parish News Appeal 3
Uplyme [email protected] 4
Church & Local Notices 5
Uplyme Church Flower Festival 6
Footballers Honoured & Colin Pratt says “Thank you”!! 7
Journey’s of Faith 8
Adverts 9 & 10
Uplyme Church Art Festival 11
Horticultural Society & Diana Hunt 12
East Devon - ‘Bats about Bats’ 13
News from the Pub 14 & 15
Axminster & Lyme Cancer Support Group 16
1st Lym Valley Scout Group 17
Bestc Trust - New School update 18
Adverts 19 & 20
Parish Council Report & U3a Event 21
Trinity Matters 22 & 23
Village hall Booking Dates 24
Axe Valley Mission Community Details Inside Back Cover
Parish News Copy Deadlines
Please remember the NEXT issue of the magazine is for August
and all articles up to and including things for early September should be with
us by the 10th July
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As I write this, we have just ﬁnished celebrating the
Platinum Jubilee, locally we saw Flower Festivals,
lighting of Beacons and copious numbers of Cream
Teas! Alongside this at the heart of our communities
was a deep sense of joy at being able to celebrate
together. It was probably the ﬁrst time since Covid
arrived with us that celebrations on this level have
taken place. The weather was good too, and that was
an added bonus for sitting outside with friends and
soaking up the sun. As we move forward in July the
weather is usually a hot topic, will it, or won’t it rain for
the Summer Holidays?
If I think back to my childhood, I couldn’t wait for the
holidays to begin, and July meant just that! There was
always excitement in the air about what I would do, and what the weather would
let me do. Thinking back the weather was a very much mixed bag. Wet days
were for reading books, and sunny days were for exploring. I liked nothing more
than to roam freely looking at ﬂowers and poking around in streams to see what
I could ﬁnd and always a bag and a box in hand to bring something home:
something plant like in the bag and a creepy crawly in the box.
I was reminded of this recently when I was reading Psalm 104. 24 – 25.
‘O lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures. Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great.’
This got me thinking about how wonderful our world is once again and how I
take the beauty of it around me for granted. I wondered how many of us stop
now and again, and look around, to poke in the stream, to smell the ﬂowers, or
look closely at a leaf - almost become child-like again and enjoy whatever the
weather brings out for us to look at. It can be surprising what you ﬁnd if you slow
As the summer comes our way may you ﬁnd many blessings in your slowing
down, whether it is sitting out and enjoying the weather, reading books, or
rooting around in nature and see what you ﬁnd.
Whatever it is, may you see something new of
God’s creation around you.
Isn’t this just beautiful I saw it on a walk recently.
If I hadn’t of slowed down I would have missed it.
Hello and welcome to the July edition of
the Parish News.
Firstly I have to add my grateful thanks to those
that organised and ran the Jubilee Celebrations
across the village. They were outstanding, and
although I was busy with celebrations at work on the day, I did see people
flocking to the playing field to join in.
The Village Fete was also a wonderful event and the weather was per-
fect! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people come along before, and it
was a such a joyous occasion catching up with friends and seeing people
we’ve not seen for ages.
I know many people were involved in getting these two events up and
running and on behalf of the whole village I’d like to say thank you to all of
PARISH NEWS APPEAL
If you have not yet had an opportunity to think about donating to, or adver-
tising in the Parish News, now would be a very good time. The magazine
is under pressure as our advertising income and general donations have
dropped since lockdown and the cost of living problems we are all dealing
with are just as relevant to the Magazine as well.
At £110 for a year for a 1/4 page advert, it’s very good value, and we only
allow 24 adverts, so it’s a little bit exclusive!
If all households gave £5 for the year, it would help secure the magazine
You can send donations to the church or my address on the back of the
magazine, donate online via the “DONATE” link on the church website. Or
you could drop your donation into the church
postbox. If you wish to speak to Sharyn our
treasurer, give her a ring on 01297 444811
Uplyme Help at Hand - cares
General Enquiries: Anne 01297 444799
Transport: Marilyn 07885859946
David 01297 444799
Fred 01297 445647
WE DID IT!!
A great morning at Fernhill Hotel.
• a welcome warm
• delicious cakes
• especially good coffee
• great staff at Fernhill who
opened just for us
• next time we hope to enjoy
their beautiful outdoor spaces
Next trip The Grazing Cow at
• Places are already ﬁlled for that one
• Want to come to the next ?
• contact Anne or Marilyn contact
Meet up with old friends and make new
Uplyme Bell Ringing
Practice & teaching for those who’d like to learn.
Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9pm
in the Church
If you’ve always wanted to have a go at ringing church bells,
we’d love to meet you and let you have a go.
For further details please contact Jo Clarke, on 443050 she’d
love to hear from you
Please do come along and join in.
UPLYME SHORT MAT BOWLS
MONDAY EVENINGS 6.30pm - 9.30pm
UPLYME VILLAGE HALL
‘Short Mat Bowls’ is not a resident in the village but
an established club run by a group of people who
enjoy socialising whilst playing indoor bowls.
Why not come along and try your hand and join us
for a cuppa. No experience is required and it's an
opportunity to make new friends.
Please contact: Pauline McCarter.
Tel No: 01297 442682
A room full of activities awaits 0 to 4 year olds
at the Scout Hut, Rhode Lane,
Uplyme DT7 3TX
Come and join the fun Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Shining Stars
from 10am to 11:30am display at Uplyme Flower Festival - beautiful!
on Friday’s in term time
Suggested donation - £1 per child
Please bring an adult
For more information please e-mail Jan at [email protected]
or: Facebook page: Shining Stars Playgroup
Uplyme Church Flower Festival 2022
Such a beautiful array of ﬂowers were
recently on display for the Queens Platinum
Jubilee Flower Festival. People travelled
from far and wide to see the displays that the
small village of Uplyme put together.
The inspiration for the displays came from
carefully selected photos of the Queen
through the decades in a variety of colourful
outﬁts. The Uplyme Flower Arrangers Group
chose their favourite framed photo, then
invited as many village groups and
individuals to participate by arranging their
matching coloured ﬂowers in imaginatively
designed displays! Altogether it was a
wonderful sight and much admired.
After the festival, the group were sad to learn
that their leader – Felicity Langford - would be
stepping down after many years at the helm.
The group and the whole church would like to
thank Felicity for her remarkable leadership,
inspiration and encouragement that we have all
beneﬁtted from over the years. The group have
decided not to replace Felicity but to all work
together with Carole Hodges continuing her role
as group secretary.
In the Autumn a demonstration is planned to
show all interested parties what being on the
ﬂower group entails and how easy it is to pop
beautiful blooms in a vase or container for a
worthwhile display! So, Please watch this space
to join us playing with ﬂowers!
Felicity, Carole, Sue W, Sue D, Jenny, Paulene, Jo and Pam
The Uplyme Church Flower Arrangers Group
Footballers Honoured. Seth Buller
Congratulations to Seth Buller & Josh Fowler who have been
honoured by Lyme Regis Football Club for their contribution this
season. Seth was the “Managers Player of the Season” and Josh
was “Top Goal scorer” and “Players Player of the Season”
Both boys learned to play football at the (AVMC) Saturday
Morning Football, run by Uplyme Church on the playing ﬁeld from
September to May each year.
Robin Hodges, one of the leaders of the AVMC Football, said “It’s
lovely to see how these lads have developed their skills over the
years with us, and it’s fantastic to see them honoured now they
have moved on to play for the local club”.
“Saturday football has now been running for 25 years, and many
of the local teams are peppered with players who started their
football with us”.
“We look forward to welcoming the new crop of 4-11year olds
who will join us when we start back again on
Saturday September 10th @ 9am.
Anyone interested (boys or girls) in playing football for fun can join
us. Just turn up on the Saturday morning, you’ll be most welcome.
COLIN'S 80TH BIRTHDAY 'BEANO'
I would like to thank all those who
came to celebrate my 80th with me,
bearing gifts and cards. It was greatly
appreciated and I thank you all for
being great mates. Also my thanks to
Annie, my daughter Emma, son-in-
law Lewis and the Wilmington
contingent for doing all the
preparation work. A special thanks
goes to Jo Neave for the cake which
can only be described as a major
I hope everyone had a good time & hopefully see you at my 85th!
Thanks for the singing. Regards to all. Colin
Journey’s of Faith
Bicycles were the Dare's
mode of transport when they
arrived in Tabora, Tanganyika (
now Tanzania) on 30th October 1933. Tabora
was on the old Arab slave trail to the East
African coast. The small cases they carried
on the cycles contained their concertina,
cornet and tambourine.
Behind them stretched twenty five years of
Salvation Army service in the UK and by the
trenches of the second World War. Saturated
by prayer, their music, the Gospel message
and practical service had seen many souls
saved. They had tested and proved the truth of God's biblical promise of
Romans 1 verse 16 - that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was itself “The
power of God for the salvation of all who believed."
Ahead of them was eleven years of their
hearts' desire to similarly reach the
Tabora/Tanganyika population of Africans,
Indian traders and the descendants of
Arab slavers. Under a mango tree in the
main street, with a hymn assisted by
Salvationist Officer Madete and his drum
and flag, they announced the purpose of
their arrival. With flag flying, they then
marched to drum, concertina and voice to
a vacant shed which was to be their first
worship 'Hall'. An astonished crowd of
locals followed - their initial, tentative
Next time, we meet their first convert Ned Simwanza.
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