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  1. 1. 20.JUNE 2013 DIARYSun June 2 12.30pm „BIG LUNCH‟ in St John‟s Church HallTue June 4 2.30pm „YOUNG @ HEART‟ meet St John‟s Church HallMon June 10 7.30pm MOTHERS‟ UNION meet t Good shepherd HallSt John’s Church, HooeOpen every Thursday10.00am - 2.00pmChurch open for prayer and/or viewingEntrance through St John’s HallEnquires regarding Baptisms, Marriages atSt Johns can be made between10-11am in the church hall.Hooe’s Place Community CaféThursdaysin St John’s Church HallOpen to allMorning Coffee 10.30-11.30amFreshly cooked lunches 11.45am-1.30pm____________________________________________Note: The deadline date for items for July 2013 Magazine is June 15th2013.Our thanks to the Advertisers who sponsor the Plymstock & Hooe editions of this Magazine.Advertisements and service quotes do not imply recommendation on the part of the Church.Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Editor.Printed & published by St John’s DCC, Hooe, Plymouth UK. © Plymstock & Hooe PCC 2013.FROM READER JEAN MEDWAY 1.Dear Friends,Well here we are in the month of June, half way through the year already– where does the time go? Probably the main topic of conversation in thepast few weeks has to be the weather, what happened to Spring?When I was a child, at Autumn time my Grandmother would tell us thatthe flowers and the trees were „going to sleep‟ and at Spring time wewould be told that everything was „waking up‟, this year I think that it all„overslept‟. Gardeners and more importantly farmers are having a hardtime with the planting and sowing of seeds.As I was writing this some two thousand young people were preparing togo on Dartmoor to face the Ten Tors Challenge, they will have completedseveral months of hard training and will now trek 35, 45 or 55 milesacross rough ground. I watched on the television as the first teamscrossed the finishing line, although tired, wet and muddy there was alook of triumph on their faces –“We‟ve done it, we finished” said oneyoung man, “we‟ve completed the course”. His words reminded me ofPaul‟s words in the Book of Acts – “I consider my life worth nothing to meif only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord has givenme”.Those young people took on the challenge, the weather was terrible,indeed many had to drop out. Life can be a challenge at times, wewonder how we will cope, Paul faced persecution and death but healways had faith and trust in God, the God that is there for us too, in allour joys and sorrows.God Bless.Jean MedwayA PRAYER FOR THE MONTHIf we live in patience which cannot be defeated;In hope that cannot despair;In preparation which ever sees life in the light of eternity;We shall, by the Grace of God,Be ready for the harvest of the Kingdom when it comes.-William Barclay
  2. 2. 2.To all members of the 8am Eucharist congregationsat St Mary’s & St John’s8am Services for June & July 2013Sun 2ndJune Service at St Mary’s NO Service at St John’sSun 9thJune NO Service at St Mary’s Service at St John’sSun 16thJune Service at St. Mary’s NO Service at St John’sSun 23rdJune NO Service at St. Mary’s Service at St John’sSun 30thJune Service at St. Mary’s NO Service at St John’sSun 7thJuly NO Service at St Mary’s Service at St John’sSun 14thJuly Service at St Mary’s NO Service at St John’sSun 21stJuly NO Service at St Mary’s Service at St John’sSun 28thJuly Service at St Mary’s NO Service at St John’sBISHOP MICHAEL’S FAREWELL SERVICEThe Farewell Service for Bishop Michael takes place in ExeterCathedral on Saturday, 29thJune at 11am. There is an open invitationto attend but seats in the Cathedral will be allocated on a first come,first served basis.Those attending are invited to bring a picnic to eat in the Palacegarden after the Service. (Enquiries: 01392 255573).SUE MORRIS, for many years a Reader of this parish, died suddenly onMonday, 6thMay.Her Service of Thanksgiving will be held at the Church of the GoodShepherd, Oreston, on Wednesday 29thMay 2013 at 2.00pm.Sue served the people of Oreston for many years and was well loved byall.19.
  3. 3. 18.Big Lunch Sunday, 2ndJuneFollowing the success of the Jubilee lunch of last yearthe idea has been ‘rolled out’ nationwide.St John’s will be staging their lunchat 12.30pm on Sunday 2ndJune 2013The menu will be:Celebration pie with freshly cooked spring vegetables orChicken curryStrawberry cheesecake and ice cream orQueen of puddingsTea/coffee with biscuitsCost £5 per head.Please order and pay in advance at Hooe Place’s Café,held on Thursdays in Church Hall, or at Church on 26thMay.(A donation from the meal will be given to the Plymouth Food Bank.)_______________FROM ST JOHN’S PARISH REGISTERBAPTISM: We welcome into God’s family by Baptism:-NOAH EDWARD GOODCHILD baptized Sunday, 19thMay, 2013, son of Peter &Rebecca Goodchild.‘Fight valiantly as a disciple of Christ … and remain faithful to Him to the end of your life’HOLY MATRIMONY: We offer our congratulations and pray for God’s blessing upon:-RICHARD JEFFERY & NATASHA ARMSTRONG married on 27thApril 2013.ALAN PAUL WILLIAMS & HELEN ELIZABETH HUGHES married 4thMay 2013.ANTHONY HAMLEY & CLAIRE SPEAR married on 11thMay 2013.ROBERT SWAINE & CALLY POWELL married on 11thMay 2013.NATHAN RIO DAWSON & PETRA DAWN FOXON married on 18thMay 2013.FUNERAL OFFICE:We remember those who have lost loved ones and commend to God the soul of:DOREEN GLINN who died on 1stApril 2013 aged 91 years.ST JOHN’S CHURCH, HOOE 3.
  4. 4. IN MEMORIAM 4.DOREEN GLINN (18.2.1922 -1.4.2013)Born at Drift Cottage, Turnchapel, theyoungest child of Arthur and Maud Glinn,she moved to Hooe House, now FanshaweNursing Home, where she lived with herparents and brother Arthur (Art) until 1988when she moved into a house in JennicliffLane. Educated in Hooe, Doreen spent someof her early years working in DevonportDockyard during the war. She was alsoemployed as a florist by Edna Sherrell whowas a close friend of hers. During this timeshe worked at Peverell and Prince Rock.In her late twenties Doreen, with the helpof her family, bought Lake Stores by HooeLake, in the days that the tide came up tothe road before the Lake was part filled in.In the early days the Western National bus terminated at the Lake and it was notunusual for many on the bus to enter Lake Stores for a few provisions. Also thebus driver and conductor normally called in for a cup of tea before starting outon the return journey to Saltash Passage. With the little green iron frame tablesand chairs to enjoy the view whilst waiting for the bus or eating an ice cream,the shop was rarely empty and the door always open for business regardless ofthe weather. The smell of freshly baked bread, doughnuts, pasties and freshlycut ham tempted many people into the shop. At Christmas time she sold hollywreaths with holly brought by the car load by her long time friend George Bodywho sadly died young.In later life she was cared for by Sunshine Care before moving into The Retreatfor the final five years of her life. She died at Derriford Hospital after a veryshort Illness.The Funeral Service was held at St John’s Church on 22ndApril followed by burialat Drake Memorial Park.RE PAVING ST JOHN’S SOUTH ENTRANCE PATHThe stones leading from the lych gate to the south porch are now showingsigns of wear and are becoming uneven. The Church Council of St John’sagreed at the May meeting to make this ‘The project of the year’.The plan is to continue the paving in a similar stone to the area on the westfront where there is a seat and some pots. The cost of each paving slab willprobably be in the region of £20 and the granite set (edging stones) at £5.The area will need about 75 slabs and a lot of sets so we are looking fordonations to complete the work this year.If you feel that you would like to make a lasting gift to St John’s please sendyour donation to the Treasurer, Mary Skilton (Tel: 407447).QUAYSIDE ARTISTSPAINTINGS EXHIBITED AND FOR SALE IN ORESTONQuayside Artists, who meet once a week in Oreston,are holding their annual three day exhibition and sale atthe Church of the Good ShepherdThursday 13th, Friday 14th& Saturday 15thJune 201310am – 4pm each day.The Group, led jointly by Shirley Hole and Eunice Jackson, recently celebratedits 10thAnniversary. All of the members are amateur artists and they paint awide range of subjects in oils, acrylics and watercolour in various styles. Localviews, scenes from holidays, portraits and still life are all attempted. Theexhibition is a collection of the groups work undertaken over the course of ayear, resulting in about 100 paintings.One of the members had a painting accepted for the final of ‘Simply the Best’ atthe ‘Arts Live’ exhibition at the N.E.C. Birmingham.At a recent exhibition, a visitor, unknown to the group, asked if she might brieflyaddress the artists and viewers present. She said that she had been to anexhibition in London the week before, where most of the paintings on sale werein the £2000 to £3000 price range. She said that the paintings for sale inOreston for £45 to £250, were of a comparable, if not better, quality. Themembers were delighted at the comment and said that it would encourage themto maintain the high standard of their work in the future.Why not come along and see for yourself the 100 or so paintings on display.You may find a painting that would look just right on the wall of your lounge orsome other room in your home. Maybe a future masterpiece, who knows?CONTACT EUNICE JACKSON ON PLYMOUTH 401564FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONPLYMSTOCK GARDEN SOCIETYOn 8thJune, 2013, there will be a Plant Sale at Plymstock Community Centre.The next meeting on Monday 24thJune, 2013, at 7.30pm, at the PlymstockUnited Church Hall, Plymstock Road, Oreston, will be ~‘Summer Birds’ with Mrs E. WilleyNon-members welcome £1. Contact No. Tel: 403652.-Jane Butterworth (Sec)CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, ORESTON 17.
  5. 5. 16.PLYMOUTH HIGHBURY TRUST CHARITY SHOPPlymouth Highbury Trust was formed in 1956under the name of Plymouth Mencap Society andwas then affiliated to National Mencap. The thirtyfounding members were parents of children with alearning disability. The Society started out as aself-help and support group striving to improve theservices available for people with a learningdisability living in the City of Plymouth.The organization currently employs a staff team inexcess of 50 people, who along with our 70 volunteers provide a diverserange of quality services and social events for over 500 people with alearning disability living in the City of Plymouth.The Trust run a shop on Radford Park Road, just up from the Drake’sDrum. Last year the funds it raised contributed to the purchase of a newminibus for the society. The shop is run by a team of volunteers.If you would be interested to find out more about volunteering to help in theshop please contact Mrs Jackie Flynn (Manager) Tel: 07746453539.PLYM VALLEY HERITAGEWe are delighted to have David Pinder from Wembury Local HistorySociety as our guest speaker for our June 20thtalk.His talk is entitled – Wembury Dock – The Port that Never Was.We are also organising a visit and guided tour of the Royal Citadel onSaturday, 1st June commencing at 2.30p.m. There are still placesavailable and the cost is £5 per person payable on the day. Anybody whowishes to come please contact Krys Skinner, our Treasurer, on Tel: 405488to book a place. As a lot of the tour is outside, it is advisable to comesuitably attired.-Gill WhillockHOOE & TURNCHAPEL LADIES GROUPWe meet at the Hooe & Turnchapel Community Centre on the 1stand 3rdTuesday of each month at 8.00pm. ALL ladies welcome.Our programme for JUNE 2013 is:-JUNE 4thPAST TIMES – NURSING 50 YEARS AGO Jean GrayJUNE 18thBINGOFor further information please contact: -Diane McCarthy (Sec) Tel: 3119315.‘YOUNG @ HEART’At our May meeting our speakers were Terry and Janet Coulard whose talk, with fantastic colourphotographic slides, was entitled „60 years of the Queen‟s reign‟.As a lead up to their talk we enjoyed some royal historical facts going back to the Queen‟s birth in1926 followed by her sister, Margaret‟s birth four years later.The Queen was only 10 years old when her uncle, King Edward V111, abdicated leaving thecrown and the throne to his younger brother who in 1937 was crowned King George VI.Elizabeth was on holiday in Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip, when news of her father‟sdeath reached her. A very sad looking young Queen announces “I declare before you all that mywhole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to you all.” That devotion has neverwavered. Queen Elizabeth 11 was crowned on June 2nd 1953. (The much loved and respectedQueen Mary had died).The Queen‟s coronation dress was designed by Norman Hartnell; she had to practise wearingthe crown which weighed 2lbs 7ozs and contained 3,000 gems. Her attendants had to practisecarrying the long, heavy train.The Service was televised from the Abbey and was watched on very small black and whitetelevision sets and those fortunate to own one opened their doors to anyone who wanted towatch (I remember doing just this).There were Street Parties and various fun and games all over the country in spite of the wet,unkind weather. But the glorious gold state coach which carried the Queen and Prince Philip toand from the Abbey was all the sunshine her subjects needed.In 1954 the young Queen toured the 13 Commonwealth Countries and was warmly greetedeverywhere she went.In 1955 Princess Margaret announced she would not marry Captain Mark Townsend, herdivorcee suitor. Also in 1955 Sir Winston Churchill and Lady Churchill were to retire.We saw a handsome photograph of the Queen in her Garter robes by the portraitist PietroAnnigoni. (As an aside Marilyn Monroe died that year – she was only 6 weeks younger than theQueen).In 1957 Anthony Armstrong Jones, the photographer, was invited to the Palace to photograph theRoyal children. He and Princess Margaret became close friends and they married in 1960, thesame year as Prince Andrew was born.The year after, 1961, the Duke of Kent married Katherine Worseley. Also in 1961 the AmericanPresident, John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, visited the Palace.In 1962 we saw the Queen in Plymouth, where on the 26th July she formally opened the CivicCentre.The tragic assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 shocked the world. That year also „saw‟the great train robbery, Princess Alexandra married to Angus Ogilvy and the decimation of therailways by Dr Beeching.Prince Edward was born in 1964 and in 1965 Jacqueline Kennedy brought her two youngchildren to Runnymede to unveil a memorial to the late President.Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965 and his services to the country commanded the respect of aState Funeral. Also the famous „Beatles‟ received their MBE.
  6. 6. 6.Everyone will surely remember the significance of 1966, when England won football’s World Cup,which was presented by the Queen.In May 1967 Francis Chichester brought his Gypsy Moth safely back to Plymouth after his single-handed sail around the world and this achievement was rewarded with a knighthood.The 60’s decade ended in 1969 with the investiture of the Prince of Wales by his mother, theQueen, at Caernarfon Castle.Coming into the 70’s we had the first moon landing – greatly exciting – and the introduction ofDecimal currency and the Royals gathered at Windsor Castle for yet another family portrait.The Duke of Windsor died in 1972 and Princess Anne married in 1973 and the Queen openedthe magnificent Opera House in Sydney, Australia.An attempt to kidnap Princess Anne was unsuccessfully made in 1974 but in 1976, undauntedshe competed in the Montreal Olympics.In 1977 the Queen and Prince Philip, with their children, were again in Plymouth. Princess Anne’sson, Peter Phillips was born, the Queen’s first grandson.Margaret Thatcher became the first woman Prime Minister in 1979. There was also the tragicdeath of Lord Mountbatten, blown up by the IRA on his boat moored at Sligo in N. Ireland.In 1980 we celebrated the Queen Mother’s 80th birthday. Also in this year John Lennon, one ofThe Beatles, was shot.Prince Charles and Lady Diana became engaged in 1981. Six shots were fired at the Queenduring the Trooping of the Colour and later in the year Charles and Diana married. Both RonaldReagan and the Pope survived assassination attempts.1982 brought us to war, namely the Falklands Conflict. Michael Fagin somehow managed toenter Buckingham Palace and spent 10 minutes chatting to the Queen. Prince William was bornand Pope John Paul visited Britain.In the same year President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, visited Windsor. The following year theQueen and Prince Philip made a reciprocal visit to the Reagan’s ranch.Prince Harry was born and christened at Windsor in 1984. Later that year the IRA bombed theBrighton Hotel where Mrs Thatcher and Tory colleagues were based while attending theConservative Party Conference.In 1986 the Queen was the first British monarch to visit China and Prince Andrew married SarahFerguson. The Duchess of Windsor died and her body was brought to Britain for burial with herhusband.In 1987 the Queen and her husband celebrated their Ruby Wedding anniversary and, inPlymouth, in 1988 we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Armada, and the sundial wasunveiled.Other occasions which demand mention was the birth of Princess Beatrice (to Prince Andrew andSarah) and the longed for fall of the Berlin Wall.There was another visit to America in 1991 during George Bush, Senior’s Presidency.1992 was described by the Queen as her ‘Annus Horribilis’; Princess Anne and Mark Phillipsdivorced; also Prince Charles and Diana; and Prince Andrew and Sarah separated.In 1993 Buckingham Palace was opened to the public. The Channel Tunnel opened in 1994.Princess Diana’s death in 1997 absolutely rocked the Nation. Those of us who heard the newsand saw all the floral tributes in London will never forget it. Such sadness openly displayed! Andmore sadness for the Queen, her much loved royal yacht Britannia was decommissioned.15.Sheila Eccleston opened the meeting and welcomed our speaker, AnnMedhurst. She then gave the notices.May 27thwas the start of Natural Families Week. The Faith and Policy Watch isadvocating a Children and Families Bill concerning flexible working hours forparents.The MU is voicing concern about children‟s use of computers and the possibledangers.Sheila said that the Branch Committee had met and discussed the possibility ofthe Branch becoming Diocesan Members, she suggested that we prayerfullyconsider this. Sheila said that she would contact members who were notpresent and we would explore the possibilities.Jean Medway then led the prayers.Sheila introduced Ann who was to give a Diocesan talk called „The Seeds WeSow‟. Ann began by telling us something about herself. She was born inYelverton, during the war the family moved to Plymouth, then Plympton andfinally Plymstock, she had been very aware of the bombing. Ann went to schoolat St Dunstan‟s Abbey where she received wonderful grounding for life. Onleaving school she became a nurse and spent some time living and working inUganda. It was when she got married that she joined the Mothers‟ Union andthen went to live and work in South Africa, on returning to this country they livedin Flete. On retirement she moved back to Yelverton where she became amember of the local MU Branch becoming their Overseas Link.Ann then turned to the theme for the evening – „The Seeds We Sow‟. Shereminded us that seeds are mentioned many times in the Scriptures. In GenesisGod says “the land will bear fruit with seed”. Jesus tells us that if we have faithas small as a mustard seed we can do many things, so what does this say toMU members? Ann said that we are MU members in our Branch, in society andin the world, so how do others see us? Very often they think of a cosy group,drinking cups of tea, chatting and knitting, the Mothers‟ Union is much morethan that. There are 4 million members in 70 different countries, perhaps weneed to change our image. The MU is involved in many changes, divorcedpeople are now accepted as are male members and the MU takes an interest inSociety problems. Ann said there is much work to do and many seeds to sow.She finished with the Mary Sumner prayer and we all shared in the Grace. RuthEarl thanked her for her very interesting talk. The evening finished withrefreshments.-Jean MedwayNext Meeting ~Monday, 10thJune 2013, 7.30pm, Good Shepherd Church HallSu Clark will talk about the Ocean Quay Drug and Alcohol Project.
  7. 7. 14.IN MEMORIAMFATHER GEOFFREY SUNDERLAND (1921-2013)The Times obituaries of January 8, 2013announced the passing of Father GeoffreySunderland, Priest, who died peacefully on3rdJanuary 2013, aged 91. A requiemfuneral was held at St. Mary’s Prestbury, inhis home town of Cheltenham.Fr. Sunderland (as he preferred to beaddressed) was priest at St. Mary & AllSaints for eighteen years from 1968 to 1986.His ashes were returned to Plymstock on26thApril 2013 for interment in a spotadjacent to the church entrance, a locationwhich will henceforth be used exclusively forclergy.A Yorkshire man by birth, he was educated at a Woodard school before goingto St Edmond Hall, Oxford, to study for his BA degree. In 1943, he was ‘calledup’ for Army service and, as Gunner Sunderland with the Royal Artillery, servedinitially in N. Africa and thence throughout Italy with the Royal Corps of Signalswhere he saw action at Monte Cassino. On his return, he continued studiestowards his Masters degree and went on to undertake theological training at St.Stephen’s House, Oxford.On his arrival at St. Mary & All Saints, he very soon became renowned for hisefficient administrative abilities and strict, disciplined routines and regime.Notwithstanding these attributes, his kindness and compassion in times ofdistress and grief were deeply appreciated and admired.Fr. Sunderland was a gifted pianist as well as possessing a fluency in Frenchand Spanish, at times undertaking official translatory duties. He was a Memberof the Federation of Catholic Priests and the continual flow of Curates sent toPlymstock for training was testament to the high esteem in which Fr.Sunderland was held in this field. It is interesting to note that donations from Fr.Sunderland’s funeral were sent to the Additional Curates Society which fundsassistant priests and encourages vocations to the priesthood thus ensuring thatChristian Faith is proclaimed in poor and populous parishes.It was Fr. Sunderland who initiated the twinning arrangement with St Michel deVaucelles in Normandy, and even conducted full services there in French. Healso introduced the Guild of St. Raphael to St. Mary’s and developed the AreaContact system. He led a spiritual holiday for the congregation to Iona by hiringand driving a mini-bus.Much of his leisure time was taken up by caring for housed and tethered goatsand free range chickens within the grounds of the Rectory.Father Geoffrey Sunderland is survived by his wife Gillian, son John anddaughter Claire.7.1999 saw Prince Edward married to Sophie at Windsor. The Queen visited North ProspectSchool, Plymouth – indeed one of our church ladies was fortunate to meet her!Milllennium 2000 saw exciting celebratory events all over the UK. Tony Blair and the Labourgovernment was elected to Parliament in a landslide victory.We congratulated Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on her 100th birthday; and President BillClinton and his wife visited England.The Queen celebrated her 75th birthday in 2001. We also had the dreadful disaster of the TwinTowers attack in America.The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 was over-shadowed by the death of her sister, PrincessMargaret, and of the Queen Mother.2003 was the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation and Prince Edward and Sophie’sdaughter, Louise, was born.Prince Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles in a civil ceremony in 2005.The Queen’s 80th birthday in 2006 was marked by yet another portrait and 2007 brought the 60thwedding anniversary of her marriage to Prince Philip; Prince Charles hosted a celebratory dinnerparty for his parents.In 2008 the QE2 was sold to Dubai for £50,000,000.The Queen Mother’s statue was unveiled in 2009 and the Queen met President Obama and hiswife, Michelle, here in the UK.Great excitement in 2011 when Prince William married his beautiful Kate. Zara Phillips, PrincessAnne’s daughter, married Mike Tindall, her rugby playing fiancé. There were wonderfulcelebrations also in 2011 when the Queen made her first official visit to the Republic of Ireland.2012 was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. We witnessed Street parties, special ThanksgivingServices, the wonderful spectacle of the many varied vessels on the River Thames, not tomention the dreadful weather and, of course, The Olympic Games!I am sorry this is such a long-winded report of Janet and Terry’s talk but it was so interesting itwas difficult to leave anything out.Janet had received an honour from the Queen at Buckingham Palace as a reward for all herwork.-Ruth EarlNext Meeting ~Tuesday, 4th June 2013, at 2.00pm in St John’s Church Hallwhen there will be a speaker from the charity CHICKS.Do come if you can. 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  8. 8. 8.ST JOHN’S BAKE-OFF ~ SATURDAY 6thJULY(Sponsored by Sainsbury’s)The good people of Yealmpton and Yorkshire are noted for beingexcellent cooks so St John’s are challenging the people of Plymstock &Hooe – not to mention Turnchapel, Mount Batten, Oreston, Staddiscombeand surrounding areas to enter our competition.The competition will be held in five classes:-1. 2 Pasties2. 5 Sausage rolls3. Victoria sponge4. 5 Fruit scones5. 5 Cup cakesThe judges will be people who are the noted cooks of the community andthe judging will be held behind closed doors in St John’s Church.For application forms, with exact details of ingredients, size, etc, applyto Hooe‘s Place, The Parish News Magazine insert, Barton Shop at Hooe,or at the Services of the four churches.The winners will be given a certificate and the highest score will receivea gift voucher from Sainsbury’s.After judging, the food will be sold at the Midsummer Market from11.30am.ST JOHN’S CHURCHMIDSUMMER MARKETSATURDAY 6thJULY 2013from 11.00am to 1.30pmCome and join usVarious Stalls ~ Grand RaffleLunches & Refreshments(In Aid of the repaving of the St John‘s Church entrance path)FROM ST MARY & ALL SAINTS PARISH REGISTERBAPTISMS: We welcome into God’s family by Baptism:14thApril KIERON JAMES McVICKER21stApril POPPY SERIN TOVEY28thApril ANNABELLE LOUISE RIDEN__________________MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DOREEN TOZER, MBE.On 23rdApril at Dunstone Primary School aService was held in the school hall. It wasled by the Revd Steve Payne to rememberDoreen, who had been a much respectedChair of Governors at Dunstone for manyyears.Everyone then gathered outside in thesunshine and a flowering cherry tree wasplanted in the school grounds with amemorial plaque placed beside.Pictured are the Headteacher, Mrs Julie Janes, Revd Steve Payne, KarenMarlton - Chair of Govenors, Kay Bailey - Vice Chair, Lynn and Dane Ingram -Doreens daughter and son-in-law, and Jennifer and Michael Daniels,representing St Marys Parent and under 5s Group.Jennifer DanielsST MARY & ALL SAINTS, PLYMSTOCK 13.7.
  9. 9. 12. 9.THE MALTESE CROSS is the cross symbol associated with the KnightsHospitaller (the Knights of Malta). This cross can beseen on the wall of the stairs leading to the chapel withinthe Krak des Chevaliers which was the Syrian Castle ofthe Hospitallers from 1144 to 1271.In the mid-16thcentury when the knights were at Malta,the familiar design, now known as the Maltese Cross,became association with the island. The people of Maltahave adopted the cross as their symbol and it adornsmany items of JewelleryIt is universally agreed that the four arms of the Cross stand for the fourCardinal Virtues – namely; prudence, temperance, justice and fortitude. For theeight points and the meanings given is not so straight forward. Variousauthorities give differing meanings to the eight points.The original version will be the Beatitudes as given by the Lord Jesus Christ, inthe fifth Chapter of the Gospel of Matthew:1. Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.2. Blessed are those who mourn; for they shall be comforted.3. Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness; forthey shall be satisfied.5. Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.6. Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.7. Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the childrenof God.8. Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness sake;for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.It is the symbol used that a ship and/or the machinery has been built to LloydsRegistry Class.It can be found on the rear side of the one and two euro coins.It is best known across the world as the emblem of St John’s AmbulanceBrigade whose aim is still to treat and help the sick and injured as did theKnights of St John’s.
  10. 10. 10.Sellicks Restaurant(Ebrington Street)Written while I wait for serviceThe Luftwaffe blew the top storey offThis crypt is all that remainsI dont know a lot about bombingBut Im learning about hunger pains.I cant wait much longer for serviceIll be half hour late now for sure.Ill go and explain, no I wont Ill complain,Ill just sit here for two minutes more.Why are the English so docile,Why do we hate making a fuss,Why are we so kind and pretend not to mindWhen people walk all over us.I suppose its called civilisationwe like peace and quiet which is odd;We are a most patient raceBut Im stuck in this placeSo where the hell are my chips and my cod.They must have gone to catch that fish,That girls avoiding my eye,If I dont eat soon Ill starve to deathAnd this crypt is the right place to lie.-Benjamin Pile(I expect many of our older readers will remember Sellicks Restaurant)11.