- 74th Annual Ploughing Match & Produce Show
This year our match is being held at Lower living near Shobrooke, on Sunday 15th September by kind permission of Mr & Mrs G Kerslake and Mr & Mrs R Knight Bruce.
The match will be signed off the A3072 near Crediton and off the A377 near Langford Bridge EX17 1AH
The event consists of a ploughing competition where entrants have to plough a designated plot area and they are judged on their skill and finish.
We are hoping to have the ploughing horses in action again too along with many varieties of ploughs ranging from vintage to modern versions.
We normally attract around 50 entries and if you are one of the winning ploughmen you gain points which can then gain you entry to larger, even national competitions.
We also hold a craft and produce competition and show which anyone can enter for a bit of fun. There are numerous adult classes consisting of baking, crafts, photography, garden produce and floristry. Entry is 50p per class and win could get a £3 prize, but it is the fun of entering and competing, our country version of the craft off, veg off and not forgetting the bake off! All entries are judged in the morning and the tent displays are then on show and available to view 11.15 onwards on the day. There is a selection of children’s classes for ages of under 4’s and up to 16yrs free of charge with the chance of winning a some pocket money if placed first second or third.
There is a refreshment catering van and ice creams to purchase on site and from 2.30pm onwards cream teas are served in the marquee to the public. Entry is £2 per adult with children going free.
It’s not too late to enter, please do get in contact if you fancy having a go. We welcome all entries and especially new ones. If you are unable to attend on the day any entries can be dropped off locally and then taken no the day for you. Please do phone (07791347788) or email our secretary Mrs Julie Davie (email@example.com) for details or find us on Facebook. Entry Form
- 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