Quiz Evening

Friday 5 October 2013

Pancake fun in the Community Centre

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Barbara Clark and Lauren Williams showing their skills.
Photo: adrianjasperphotography.co.uk

St Teath Halloween Party in aid of the Carnival

Timepiece Coffee Morning

Saturday 20 October 2012

Photos: adrianjasperphotography.co.uk

The TIMEPIECE team who produce St Teath's monthly newsletter were overwhelmed by the support given to their annual fundraiser. Villagers flocked to the Community Centre to spend their hard-earned cash on freshly-baked cakes, an amazing array of books, soft toys and bric-a-brac, all donated by grateful readers. The total sum of money raised was a magnificent £380.25 which will keep TIMEPIECE ticking along for some time to come.

Anne Perisic

MacMillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday 28 September 2012

Jean Nicholls, Julia Bolton and Eileen Treby at the coffee morning.
Photo: adrianjasperphotography.co.uk

£320 was raised at this event.

Long Hay, Treligga, open in Support of the Merlin Project

Sunday 10 June 2012

A Cream Tea was held at the delightful gardens of "Long Hay", Treligga near Delabole by the kind permission of Mick and Betty Hartley. It turned out to be a pleasant afternoon for the many vistors that came along to support the event with plenty on offer including a plant stall and cakes.

David and Lorraine Jasper, who organised the event for the Merlin Project, were delighted to have raised over £270 for this worth while cause extended thanks to everyone who helped to make it a success.

David and Lorraine Jasper
Photo: adrianjasperphotography.co.uk
Hester Warman and Elaine Everitt
Photo: adrianjasperphotography.co.uk

Coffee Morning in aid of St Teath Village Show

Saturday 18 February 2012

Despite the pouring rain in St Teath on Saturday morning, February 18th, villagers turned out to support the coffee morning held at the St Teath Community Centre in support of the Village Show, which will be held on August 18th. David Jasper, who organised the event, said " Even though August seemed a long way off it was time to get villagers in the mood for the summer events now that winter is nearly over".

The coffee morning raised a total of £120, with a lot more than just coffee on offer. It including a plant stall, the ever popular cake stall which was doing a very brisk trade, and of course the raffle. David would like to say a big thanks to all the helpers and all who turned out to give their support.

Photos and text: adrianjasperphotography.co.uk

Christmas Children's Party with the Party People

23 December 2011

Over forty children of all ages were entertained at a Christmas Party organised by the Village Carnival Committee. They were entertained by the antics and silly billy behaviour of Timbo the magician who also managed to wow them with some "amazing" magic.

During the evening there was a visit from Funny Bunny who is the naughtiest rabbit the children had ever seen and of course Father Christmas who had found time in his busy schedule to visit St Teath. All the children got to meet him and received a present, even though it was before Christmas!

After meeting the children, Father Christmas said to Nicky and Tracy the organisers that the children had all been so well behaved that he would be back on Christmas Day. Everybody including the mums and dads enjoyed themselves at this smashing start to the holiday.

The Carnival Committee would like to thank all those who helped put this event on and in particular Tim and Di who gave their services free.

Bob Fox    Photos: adrianjasperphotography.co.uk.

Christmas Fayre

3 December 2011

More than £630 was raised in just two hours at a Christmas Fayre in St. Teath, an increase of more than £100 on last year's proceeds.

Choirmaster, Alan Dawe, provided live festive music for the first time at the annual fayre, organised by St. Teath church. Attractions included a cake stall, bottle stall, a fund raiser for the Merlin project and a raffle.

Barbara Strachan    Photos: adrianjasperphotography.co.uk.

Pearl and Cyril Pluess
Jay and Chloe Banks
Alan Dawe

The water tank is the big white blob in the background
Separate fundraising from St Teath school helped bring a water tank to Okiwira.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

28 September 2011

Energy bills may be going up, food may cost more, but the people of St. Teath are still willing to put their hands in their pockets for a worthy cause.

Every year Peggy Crosley organises a "World's Biggest Coffee Morning" to raise money for Macmillan nurses. There may have been a risk that the proceeds would be down this year in view of the country's economic problems but Peggy was not disappointed.

She was "absolutely delighted" when this year's total exceeded £335. Helped by friends and her daughter, Jen Stirton-Smith, Peggy organised a raffle, cake stall and a competition as well as offering coffee and home-made biscuits to the many people from the village who supported the event.

Barbara Strachan

Shaping and Toning Class

Sessions led by Chloe Mewton from one2one fitness gym in Wadebridge resume in the Church Hall on Thursday 8th September. We exercise weekly for an hour from 9.30 am and welcome new members. If you are not sure it will suit you, come along and try it for one session. All you need is to wear loose clothing, bring a bottle of water and if you have one a mat for floor exercises. We are a very friendly group of women of all ages and abilities and would make you very welcome. If you pay in advance for the term the cost is £3 per session; if you prefer to pay weekly it is £4. For more information ring Moyna Fox on 01208 850401.

Family Fun Day and Children's Nearly New Sale

Saturday, 2nd April

Family Fun

An evening of entertainment in the Church Hall for all ages including:
6.30 – 8.00 pm
Kids disco, Magic Show, Meet the Funny Bunny
8.15 pm – Late
There will be a licensed bar at this session
Prize Bingo Barn Dance
Cabaret, with live music comedy
Dancing to live music, Disco

Adults £3.00; Children (up to 11) £1.50 (not prices in March Timepiece)

All Proceeds Will Go To The Carnival Action Fund and The Community New Bus

Indulged yourself at Christmas?

Like to lose a few pounds?

Hoping to get fitter?


About 12 of us meet in St Teath Church Hall for an hour at 9.30 on Thursday morning.

The first session is January 6th.

It will cost £3 per session if you pay for the 12 week course.

It will cost £4 per session if you just turn up.

Chloe Mewton an experienced instructor puts us through our paces.

Wear suitable clothing and bring water, a towel and mat if you have one.

For more information or to join contact Moyna Fox on 01208 850401

Peggy Crosley's 90th birthday

Peggy (centre photo) recently celebrated her 90th birthday on April 27, 2010 with a very well attended open morning at home. She was delighted to receive this special jigsaw which is a montage of all 45 of her family. Looks as though she'll need a monster jigsaw by the time she reaches her 100th!

Tractor Run in aid of breast and prostate cancer

Photos: Adrian Jasper

Ken Finnemore organised a tractor run in aid of breast and prostate cancer on the 21st March. The route for the convoy of 45 tractors included Port Isaac and St Teath - see pictures below.
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Quiz in memory of Jayne Stark at The White Hart

23 February 2010

The winning team left to right: Robert Doe, Emmah Stark, John Dunstan, Paul Fell, Will Shaw, Barry Burden (White Hart) and Jeremy Stanford-Davis. Photo: Adrian Jasper

Quizzes were one of Jayne Stark's favourite ways of raising money for the charities which meant so much to her.

So when Jayne died unexpectedly her partner, John Dunstan, and her close friends, decided to go ahead with the quiz she had planned to raise money for Cornwall Hospices.

John took on Jayne's role as quizmaster and the quiz, in the White Hart at St. Teath - Jayne's regular venue - raised £246.01. John was "overjoyed" with the total amount and with the support from the teams but he was especially grateful for the support and help of Jayne's close friends, Elaine Fell, Tricia Richardson and Roger Lyle.

At the moment money raised in memory of Jayne stands at £1300. This will be divided between Cornwall Hospices and the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, where she received specialist care.

Barbara Strachan

Jayne Stark

29 January 2010

The whole village was stunned to hear of the sudden death of Jayne Stark. Few people have been involved in so many organisations and events or packed so much into a seven-day week. Drama, Community Bus, Parish Council, Brownies, Village Lights - these are just a few of the groups to benefit from Jayne's enthusiasm and energy. As well as running a successful business, Jayne gave her time to helping friends in need, both emotionally and practically, and to raising money for different charities in any way she could, particularly in ways that would also offer a practical challenge. Whenever she had to face problems in her own life, she coped with courage and determination. It is impossible to imagine St. Teath without her. Our thoughts are with Emmah, John and Grace. Contributed by village resident. Photo: Adrian Jasper

Jayne's life was celebrated at a service in St Teath Parish Church on Thursday, 11 February, and afterwards at The White Hart.

Work on the Pylons over St Teath

Summer 2009. Work on the overhead power lines near Rosewater, St Teath. The high voltage electricity line between Alverdiscott in Devon and Indian Queens is being refurbished at a cost of £11 million by the National Grid. The equipment was installed 33 years ago.

Flora London Marathon 2009 fundraising for FLEET - WE DID IT!

Runners from Cornwall with Amanda front row second left

Yes, 6 hours and 25 minutes (and 35 seconds - makes all the difference!) after crossing the start line last Sunday I crossed the finish line with a mixture of wonder, elation and extremely painful blisters!

I had hoped for a quicker time but on the day the heat, the long journey up from Cornwall and the sheer excitement got the better of me at 12 miles - however I rallied at 16 miles and finished running, almost sprinting to the finishing line! Anyway, I have always believed that the essence of the marathon is to fight against adversity and just get through, no matter how long it takes! (That, and the joy of overtaking Jordan along the way!!)

It was a day I will always remember and your unfailing support and that of complete strangers along the way has been invaluable to me. Thank you to everyone who took time to encourage me with my running, sponsorship and the many fundraising events both before and after the Big Day - my current fundraising total for FLEET (at 8/5/09) stands at an amazing £2,132.50 and it’s all down to you! This will all go towards the really important work of FLEET in ensuring that Cornwall’s response vehicles (emergency ambulances and air ambulances) are equipped to the very highest standard.

So a really big THANK YOU on behalf of me and FLEET - THANK YOU!

Amanda Evans
Tel. 01208 851570

St Jude's Singers perform Karl Jenkins' Stabat Mater

14 September 2008

Stabat Mater under the EMI label.

Contemporary Welsh composer Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater, was performed by St Jude’s Singers at St Teath Parish Church on 14 September, under their conductor Dave Phippen. Based on a 13th century hymn reflecting the suffering of Mary during Christ’s crucifixion, the work combined complex chords and challenging intervals with a requirement to sing in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Ameraic. These challenges were ably met as the music swelled and soared, often underpinned by a stong rhythmic line, a Jenkins hallmark.

The performance was moved gently along by the narrator, Liz Miskin. Soloists were Val Goldie, soprano, Su Coster, alto and Helen Brown, ethnic vocals. Peter Brody, flute, and Hannah Gibb, clarinet, added a further dimension with their haunting melodies.

Speed enforcement in North Road, St Teath

Tuesday 29 January 2008

Children from St Teath School helped police to measure the speed of vehicles passing the playing fields in North Road. Many drivers who were exceeding the 30 mph limit along this stretch were pulled over and given a warning.

Now that more vehicles are coming and going from the Children's Centre and on Saturdays from football matches, this was a timely reminder for drivers and children about the dangers of speeding here and through St Teath.

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Police Officers, children and Teaching Assistant Jack Procter

PCSO Terry Groves and children                Checking traffic coming from the village

Photos: © David Flower

St Teath Christmas Lunch

28 November 2007

The first of two Christmas Lunches was a sell-out, and a warm welcome was extended to all in the beautifully decorated Church Hall. A traditional Christmas dinner was followed by some carol singing and a raffle. Some of the diners and the regular band of voluntary helpers can be seen below. Proceeds from the year-round Village Lunches go towards the upkeep of the Church Hall.


Performance of Karl Jenkins 'Requiem' in the church


St Teath Parish Church
Saturday, 8th September at 7.30 pm
Retiring collection

The evening began with the Washaway West Gallery Choir singing 18th and 19th Cornish church music, followed by the Requiem, presented by St. Jude singers (a local churches combined choir).

Other performances of the Requiem:
St Kew Church, 17 August, 7.30 pm
St Minver Church, 18 August, 7.30 pm
Blisland Church, 7 September, 7.30 pm

Val Goldie

St Teath Village Show 2007

Saturday, 18 August 2007 in the Church Hall
President Kate Wolbold

See photos here.

Parish Walk 2007

Take Lower Tynes, Dannon Chapel, Tregragon, and Gypsy Lane; add footpaths, lanes, cliff-top paths and tracks through pastures vibrant with flowers; mix with wide rural views and stunning seascapes - and you have the Parish Walk that took place on Sunday 5 August. The steep descent and climb out of the valley near Dannon Chapel, an abandoned hamlet now on National Trust Land, was particularly spectacular. Add delicious, and very welcome, refreshments at Tregragon Farm courtesy of Hester Warman and you have a thoroughly enjoyable walk. Twenty walkers and five dogs covered most of the six miles in fine weather, just making it back to St Teath before the drizzle became a downpour.

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Dannon Chapel
Dannon Chapel - with cow just visiting
Clifftop view of Tregardock
Tregardock from Dannon Chapel

We are fortunate in having a wealth of footpaths in the parish, some better known and more regularly trodden than others. Were another Parish Walk to be arranged, there would appear to be a core of folk ready to participate.

Climbing out of Dannon Chapel valley
Intrepid climbing out of Dannon Chapel valley
Refreshment stop at Tregragon Farm
Some of the walkers at Tregragon Farm

If you would like to follow the course of our walk, a full description is here. Better still, perhaps you can suggest routes for another parish walk to Gill Jones 01208 850388 or email or go to the 'Contact us' section here. Our congratulations go to Gill for organising the walk and to Jen Tidd for helping Hester with refreshments at Tregragon.

St Teath Parish Church Flower Festival 2007

Dahlias in church porch
Striking display of dahlias in church porch

As the Flower Festival approached, everyone kept an anxious eye on the weather forecast - too hot (highly unlikely) and everyone would be on the beach, too wet (very likely) and everyone would stay at home. We were lucky and we welcomed local people and visitors from all over Cornwall and Devon, as well as holidaymakers.

The flower arrangers excelled themselves on the theme of "Hobbies". Everyone either belonged to a local organisation or was a member of St. Teath church congregation and the hobbies varied from badminton and line dancing, chosen by the appropriate groups, to golf and patchwork. Many of the exhibitors were newcomers to the craft and their results were even more rewarding.

In the church hall the members of the catering team were rushed off their feet. We were delighted so many people came for lunches and afternoon teas and that so many people forgot their diets when they saw the variety of luscious desserts and tempting cakes. Our thanks go to everyone who helped throughout the weekend - the flower arrangers and people who were on duty in church, the organists, the lady who printed signs and 500 programmes, stall holders and volunteers in the hall, the caterers (well done, girls!), the washers up, and everyone who came. The result was in excess of £3,800 for the church. Thank you.

Barbara Strachan

Photographs of flower displays here.

Chris and Bill Hill's Platinum Wedding Anniversary

Chris and Bill Hill
Chris and Bill Hill

We had a wonderful day on the 10th July, 2007 and find it hard to believe that 70 years have really gone by. Our warmest thanks for all the glorious flowers and gifts given to us and it was a great pleasure to welcome so many friends and neighbours to our home.

What next you may wonder - as Bill so optimistically remarked - here's to the next ten years!

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Thanks again
Chris and Bill Hill

6 Eglos Court, St Teath

Beachcomer Day 2007

Saturday, 23 June. Many beaches must have remained uncombed this year as the number of entries in both the Children’s and the Adults’ sections was the lowest ever.

However the standard was probably the highest for many years and we would like to thank those few loyal supporters who entered such beautiful creations for us to admire.

The adult trophy was won for the fifth year running by LYNDSEY NARRAWAY with a magnificent display of shells from all over the world including one from Palestine with a fascinating story attached. The children’s trophy was won jointly by CHLOE and JAY BANKS with their driftwood seagull and pirate ship respectively. The winner of the painted pebble competition was ROSIE MOREY with her beautiful, sparkly mermaid.

The weather didn’t help and several of our most loyal supporters were unable to attend but sent generous donations, so although we were not besieged by rampaging hordes, we still raised the very useful sum of just under £200 for TIMEPIECE. A big thank-you to BARBARA, GRACE, JOAN and SVETLANA for their help, to KEVIN and all who contributed raffle prizes and goods for sale and finally to everyone who came along and gave us their support – much appreciated!

JANE and ANNE      Timepiece July 2007
More photos welcome.

Village Concert

Variety is the spice of life and this first Village Concert for seven years certainly provided an amazing assortment of talent to appeal to everyone's taste. Acts went from the sublime singing of the Church Choir to the ridiculous antics of the Football Club's Flowerpot Men.

The audience found them-selves one minute crying with laughter at the Bell Ringers' unorthodox piano skills and the next minute swept along by Edwin and Stella Simpson's music or the toe-tapping tunes of Helen Brown's accordion. There was an array of equally entertaining contributions from the village schoolchildren, who opened the show singing their hearts out, the Brownies with the longest song ever, the game girls of the WI, the School Staff masquerading as Abba, the old biddy waiting for the Community Bus, the Drama Club and their interview with a gorilla with attitude and our Vicar himself, looking very much like Wackford Squeers.

With everyone giving it their all, this was truly a genuine community effort. Comperes Ken Mutch and Laurence Reed coped admirably with the unequal task of keeping the show on track and the whole event was produced by a small group of optimists, led by Elaine Everitt. The concert played to full houses on both nights and, besides giving everybody a thoroughly enjoyable evening out, raised just over £600 for the village school to be spent on books for the new library. Well done, everyone - proper job!

A huge thank-you to all performers and back-stage helpers, from Elaine, Glenda, Jean, Rose and Anne. You did St Teath proud!

From Timepiece, June 2007