St Peter's Foundation, the residential intentional community, is advertising for new recruits as from this month.  We are looking to fill four places in September for the house in Malborough village. Residents will follow a life of prayer, study and work while living community.  

Today the church is being used as a polling station.  There is ample parking and disabled access is via the ramp on the front porch.  Last year we had the Referendum vote here as well and by 7am there were already fifty people queuing to get in.  Today feels quieter and the weather has not been clement this morning.  On the Church of England website there is this prayer for a voter.

 

Loving God,

Thank you for caring about how our country is run, and that we have the right to vote for our politicians and government.

But in the run-up to this general election there are so many policies to understand, and so many different points of view to consider -

Sometimes I wonder whether there's any point in voting, whether anyone cares what I think.

As I choose who I am going to vote for,

help me not to be cynical about politics and politicians,

help me to remember that my vote can make a difference,

and help me vote for those people who will protect the poor and vulnerable, and do all they can to make our nation a place of fairness and peace.

Because you call us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with you, our God.

 

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Congratulations to Francesca and Tig Giles-Sweet who had their marriage blessed on North Sands Beach on Saturday afternoon. Having been married earlier in the year away from Salcombe the newly weds were keen to have a little celebration here in Salcombe.  After the blessing the wedding party had an informal gathering at the Winking Prawn to continue the celebrations.

 

Salcombe Community Gospel Choir raised over £1,800 for the Church on Saturday evening in a fantastic concert. Led by Caroline Evans and Frances French the choir began nine years ago as a small group meeting in the vicarage. With new songs to their repertoire, including some Negro spirituals, the sixty strong choir rocked the church in a wonderful evening enjoyed by all. The church was packed and we ran out of chairs!  

Father Daniel commented at the end of the evening that this choir had, over the years, brought so much happiness to the community and that this musical evening was so very appropriate to Pentecost-eve.

A guest appearance was given to Ed Hill, a member of St Peter's Foundation who sang two songs before the intermission accompanied by Malborough parishioner, Jane Brannan. 

Many thanks to all those involved!

If you would like the Salcombe Community Gospel Choir to sing at your event (weddings for example) then why not visit their website on www.salcombegospelchoir.co.uk