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The Strollers became The Striders for the day when we supported the Ride and Stride Day on 9th September. We visited four churches on Portland: All Saints, Easton; Easton Methodist; St George’s and St Andrew’s (the “Avalanche” church) – though Easton Methodist was not strictly on the “approved list” – and were warmly welcomed in each one. We had guided tours of all the churches and a much-appreciated coffee stop in the Methodist church. All four churches amply repaid the time taken to visit them and I think we all found things to enjoy that we had not spotted in previous visits.

Speaking for myself, the Methodist church was an undiscovered gem; I had never been inside and I urge you to pay it a visit if you have not already done so: it is a real delight.  It contains a wonderful frieze of The Last Supper, carved from a single piece of Portland stone, and a delightful statue of the Madonna and Child carved out of stone by one of the inmates of the Verne in gratitude for the kindness shown to him by the church congregation.  Avalanche church contains a beautiful window designed and installed by Jon Callan, who is an ex-Diocesan glazier who still looks after our own windows at Holy Trinity. 

Our circuit ended with a lunch at The George, on Reforme, where we were delighted to be joined by one of our ex-churchwardens, Josie Butcher, who is currently the churchwarden at All Saints, Easton.

Our next walk will be the last for this season and will be on October 14th, starting from the Brewers Arms in Martinstown.  See “Whats On” for further details (including our Christmas lunch on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at the Nothe Gardens Cafe) as they become available.

Liz Williams

11 September 2017

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Vicar’s letter for October 2018

“I’m a country person at heart! I was brought up in a small country town in North Cornwall with a thriving market each week. Sadly it is all now long gone. But as children my brothers and I used to love to go to the livestock market and watch all the farmers bringing their livestock and produce to market. At Harvest thanksgiving we would take our harvest gifts to church and I remember a wonderful harvest choral evensong and a hearty harvest supper which everybody was involved with.”

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