- Crediton Museums exhibition
Do you have some time to spare?
Are you thinking of Volunteering?
Do you enjoy meeting and chatting to people?
Then Crediton Museum needs you!
We are seeking more stewards for our current exhibition
If you would like to find out more, please call for a friendly, informal chat:
Cheryl: 01363 776307 or Helena 01363 877434
No experience needed, training and support will be given – You just need a friendly, outgoing nature to join our team
- Crediton Parish Church Flower Festival
The Crediton Parish Church Flower Festival is one of the main fundraising events for the upkeep of Holy Cross and many people from our parishes work to make it a very special and memorable week. The 2019 Festival has the intriguing title ‘Colours of the Wind’ and runs from 10am on Saturday 1st June until 5pm on Thursday 6th June. Work towards the 2019 Flower Festival began as soon as the 2018 Festival ended. Last years’ Festival was ‘In Our Element’ and if you would like to see photos of previous festivals and videos of how a car and a rhino got into the church then visit our Festival Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/creditonparishchurchfestivals
Flowers have been supplied by Smith and Green, Covent Garden directly in water to the Flower Festival for the last 47years. For the last 7 years Smith and Green have held the warrant to supply Her Majesty the Queen and have provided flowers for the 3 recent Royal Weddings. If you wish to see the quality of these flowers, the fruits of a years planning and the skills of local flower arrangers working to the brief ‘Colours of the Wind’ then make a date for your diary to come to the Crediton Parish Church Flower Festival. Admission and Parking is FREE and there is Disabled access. Opening times are 10am to 5pm from Saturday 1st June to Thursday 6th June except for Sunday 2nd June 11.30am to 6pm. Refreshments, snacks and meals will be available in the Café in the adjacent Boniface Centre using local suppliers and produce. Café opening hours are 10am to 5pm each day except Sunday when the café will be open 11am to 5pm for light lunch, sandwiches drinks and cake. The Café can now accept card payments. In the Boniface Centre the Newton St.Cyres Art Group will also exhibit and sell their work.
FREE interesting and informative guided tours of the Governors Room and Church Tower will be available during the Festival. In the Governors Room you will see floorboards dating from 1434, English Civil War artefacts, retired town criers bell, the signature of Sir Redvers Buller and silver coins from a hoard found in 1896. In the Bell Tower you can see 12 bells (only 4 towers in Devon have 12 bells), clock mechanism and redundant chime barrel (musical box) and massive oak beams dating from 1532.
Crediton Parish Church is a Grade 1 listed building, considered by many to be one of the finest in the country. In 1547 the townspeople of Crediton bought the church from Henry VIII for £200. Under a charter granted by his son Edward VI, twelve governors were appointed to act as trustees on behalf of the townspeople and inhabitants of the parish. Along with the church, the Governors were given endowments and land to provide income for the maintenance of the building and churchyard. The governors today are the successors of the original 12 and meet 5 times a year. Proceeds from both the annual Christmas Tree Festival and Flower Festival provide much needed funds towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Church. The Church is heavily dependent on donations, legacies and grant funding to deal with safety issues, keeping water out of the building, structures and for bigger fabric projects. Currently the roof is in urgent need of repair. Phase 1 needs approx. £600,000 to begin work and currently around £110,000 has been raised for the roof appeal.
Crediton Parish Church is conveniently located on the A377, by a bus stop and only 10 min walk from Crediton Railway Station on the picturesque Tarka Line.
- Crediton Parish Church – Gala Concert
- Lighting Up the Parish
Lighting Up the Parish
Monday 5th November 2018
Join us for a torch-lit procession with our local school children led by the Great Western Morris Dancers & musicians. Starting at Copplestone School, 6.30pm.
Followed by a Bonfire and spectacular Firework Display in the field opposite Bewsley Farm.
All are welcome
- THE HEART OF DEVON NEWS
Firstly thank you to everyone who supported the 2017 festival. In terms of numbers and revenue, this was our most successful year yet. It was lovely to see so many people of all ages enjoying the day. Thank you too for all of the positive feedback, it really makes it worthwhile.
The 2018 Festival will be on Saturday 16th June, we are still finalising the line up but as a teaser we do know that ‘Eat the Rich’ will be making a return visit! One of our main aims is to support the community and as in previous years we encourage local groups and charities to raise money on the day by offering space for stalls and activities for no charge. It is always nice to hear how much these good causes make and how much they enjoy the festival. If you would like a stall or have an idea for an activity for 2018’s festival, please contact Caroline Taylor on 01363 82950.
Finally, sadly after much deliberation the Committee has decided to make 2018 the last Festival for the foreseeable future. It wasn’t an easy decision; we know how much the event means to many people. However, since 2009, the Festival has grown each year and is now beyond what our small group of volunteers can manage. This is not the end of the Heart Of Devon; we will be able to concentrate all our efforts on the smaller events we organise during the year. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events!
- Café Lunches
First Tuesday of the month
12 noon – 2pm.
All are welcome to join us for a delicious 3 course lunch at the Café on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Enjoy a soup starter, main course (with vegetarian option) and sweet – all homemade! Booster seats are available for pre-school children.
We especially welcome anyone who lives on their own and who would enjoy sharing a meal with others. Again there are no set charges but appropriate donations, after expenses, are given to local charities.
The Café Team
- Christmas Tree Festival
Make a date in your diaries for the Crediton Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival between Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th December 2017. This years Festival will open from 11am to 6pm on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th Dec, 10.30am to 7pm Saturday 9th Dec and on Sunday 10th Dec from 11am to 5pm. Admission is FREE, there is disabled access and free car parking. Refreshments will be available in the Boniface Centre Christmas Cracker Cafe from 10am to 4pm on Thursday and Friday, 10am to 5pm on Saturday and on Sunday 2pm to 5pm
The very popular and informative guided tours of the Governors’ Room will be conducted daily at 12 noon and tours of the Bell Tower will follow at 2.00pm daily.
North Creedy Choral Society will give a concert on Saturday 9th December from 7.30pm (ticket price to be confirmed). Following the Christmas Tree Festival on Sunday 10th December at 6pm the Crediton Parish Church Choir will entertain you.
This years Festival features over 70 illuminated and decorated trees ranging from 3 ft to over 25 feet in height. This fills the church with a spectacular display, especially as the natural light begins to fade!
If you require more information about the Christmas Tree Festival please email Stella at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ladies Night and Fashion Show
- Copplestone Wellness Day
- Copplestone Fun Day