Church Fete

2 weeks to go




(by kind permission of John & Liz Bland)

Saturday 4th August 2018

at 2.30 pm

White Elephant                   Teas                            Tombola

Side Shows                 Cakes                  Games        

  Grand Draw       



Contact Ray for more details - 01404 822351

Devon Historic Churches Trust Day -Ride and Stride

2 months to go

Devon Historic Churches Day


Saturday 8th September is the day on which churches throughout Devon - and, indeed, the whole country - welcome visitors and raise funds for their Historic Churches Trust. Some special events are held, but the main fundraiser is the sponsored cycle ride for which half the money goes to the participant's own church and half to the Devon Historic Churches Trust. Simply cycle to as many churches as you feel able to during the day, either individually or in a small group, having obtained sponsorship per mile or per church visited. It is a truly

inclusive event involving all age groups and abilities.


Whimple has supported this event for many years and in turn the Trust has grant-aided work on our church. The same is true of other villages in our Mission Community. It would be good if this year we could increase the number taking part, particularly some younger cyclists!

 However, if exercise is not appealing to you maybe you would rather host a coffee gathering or cream tea, or serve friends a soup and roll for lunch. Perhaps you would find it fun to organise a ‘declutter day’, either on your own or with friends, or open your garden. There is no rule as to how to raise funds for the Trust. Monies raised go half to a church of your choice and half to DHCT.

If you would like to join ‘ride or stride’ on the 8th, sponsorship forms are available from Jane Clements - 01404 822181.



It is also important that visiting cyclists are welcomed to Whimple Church. If you can spare an hour during the day to be in the church please also contact Jane.



For more information about what’s happening on this day in each of the four villages in the Mission Community, please contact:


Mike Ellingham  (01404 822945)



Charlie Hutchings (01404 822205)


Clyst St Lawrence


John Griffiths at Combe Godfrey (01404 823298) or Andrew Buxton at Town Farm (01404 822605).


Clyst Hydon

Sarah Jones (01884 277471)


Contact Dianne for more details - 01404 823476

Whimple Youth Club

2 months to go

NEW YOUTH CLUB for Key Stage 2

Whimple Church and the YMCA have joined forces to launch a new Youth Club for Key Stage 2 children in the village. The  taster days in the summer term were a great success so we will be launching it properly in September. We’ll be meeting fortnightly on Tuesdays starting 11th September at the Victory Hall. The sessions will run from 5.15 pm – 6.30pm and there will be games, activities and crafts.


Contact Rachel for more details -

Men's Breakfast

2 months to go

Saturday 19th May

In the Village Hall, Clyst Hydon


Details to follow



Delicious breakfast 8.30-9.45

Everyone welcome £4


Book with Marilyn Klepacz or Dianne Goodwin

Contact Marilyn for more details - 01404 822488

Ladies' Breakfast

2 months to go

Guest Speaker


to be decided

Delicious breakfast 8.30-9.45


Everyone welcome £3

to book please contact Rosie Davies or Dianne Goodwin






Contact Dianne for more details - 01404 823476

Harvest Festival Service followed by Harvest Supper

3 months to go


Harvest Festival Service followed by Harvest Supper in the Barn

Contact Ray for more details - 01404 822351

Christmas Carol Service

5 months to go


details to follow

Contact Chris for more details - 01404 822427

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