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New choir and open garden party in Moviddy Union

On Saturday 21st August, Moviddy Union of Parishes held a Open Garden barbecue and cake sale as a fundraiser for the parish at the gardens of the Hathaway and Nicholls families. A number of activities, such as Fair Door painting and Giant Jenga kept attendants of ages busy throughout the day.

Ivy Dennis selling homemade cakes.
Ivy Dennis selling homemade cakes.

The Rev David Bowles said: “Many thanks to all who helped out and joined us for our first parish event in a long time! The weather was fantastic and there were activities for all ages. A special thanks to the Nicholls and Hathaways for opening up there beautiful home to us. We had a wonderful turnout and everyone enjoyed the day thoroughly!”

Moviddy Union have also started a choir over the past weeks. Colin Nicholls, organist in the parish and former Director of Music at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, is running the newly established group. Approximately fifteen singers have been attending the first rehearsals. They will be singing for the first time at the Harvest Festival Service and on special occasions thereafter.

Mr Bowles said: “It is thought to be the first choir in living memory and I am very proud that we are starting this tradition now.”

More photos from the gathering are available here.

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