Month: June 2014

What’s the best way to use our church?

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DSC05749 St John the Baptist, Broadwindsor: a Christian community for the 21st century

The rector and churchwardens of St John the Baptist, Broadwindsor, cordially invite you to a cheese and wine evening

On Tuesday 22 July, 7.30pm at St John the Baptist Church, Broadwindsor

They want to hear your opinions about the future of the church in the village and how we might best use our building and resources to serve the whole community.

Messy Church

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Saturday 12 July and 9 August, 9.30-11am

Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor.

Come join us for breakfast, then explore a Bible story with a range of crafts and activities, finally join in our celebration worship.  All ages are welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult.

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It’s primarily for people who don’t already belong to another form of church and it is for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age, it is certainly not just for children.

Get on the bus for Sidmouth 2014

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Sidmouth Folk Festival

3 August 2014

Leaving Broadwindsor Square 10.30am

Leaving Drimpton Pub 10.40am

Returning from Sidmouth @ 9.30pm

Coach £9 per head

Ring Linda or Peter on 01308 867659

Payment secures seat

Letters to Australia

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Old letters and envelope as a background

Letters from a Broadwindsor man to his daughter written in 1850 have surfaced in Australia.

John Davy, who lived in Broadwindsor in the 19th century, sent letters to his only daughter, Lucy Anne (born 1816), when she and her husband, Benjamin Dening, emigrated to South Australia in 1849.

His great-great-great grand-daughter, Tracy Harris (nee Dening) from Cooper Pedy, Australia, contacted the Broadwindsor Facebook page to say: “In this letter (dated Broadwindsor 12, Sept 1850) he recounts of several fires which destroyed the following properties in Broadwindsor between 1849 -50: his own property Hays and Johnson’s shop; George Inn; Mrs Bugler’s Barn Stable and Cowshed at Honeycombe, Park Barn Waggon house and cowsheds.”

Tracy is now looking for help the history of these places.

She added: “The family have several letters Lucy kept from her father – they are very interesting as he obviously had a very strong relationship with her and was devastated when they emigrated.”

If you’re interested in knowing more, please leave a comment or visit the village Facebook page.

(photo for illustrative purposes only).

Broadwindsor Fun Days

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Well, the Broadwindsor Fun Weekend is over and what a weekend it was.

Pictures from the event are on our Facebook page.

Another accolade for our village shop

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Congratulations to everyone involved in Broadwindsor Community Stores, which has just been shortlisted in a national competition.

The shop is one of three in the ‘services’ category of The Plunkett Foundations’s community ownership awards to have reached the final of the competition. See more here.

The winners will be announced in July.