Sunday morning's benefice service was moved from Galmpton to Salcombe so that parishioners and benefice partner churches could enjoy the Salcombe Crab Fest. During the service we could all hear the heavens open outside at one point.
Father Daniel, the vicar said (and prayed) that the dismal weather in the morning would not dampen the wonderful enthusiasm that local people had for the festival. (It has to be said that in the afternoon the weather did improve!) The festival is now in its second year and has proved a real success with more stalls expanding throughout the town. At out benefice service we reflected on the account from Luke's Gospel of the two disciples meeting Jesus on the road Emmaus but not recognising him until the breaking of the bread. The sermon highlighted the idea that our Christian lives are founded on the twin pillars of truth and love.