THE weather was perfect for the Devon Historic Churches Day, held on Saturday, September 10, and St Peter’s Church at Zeal Monachorum, was visited by cyclists from Kennerleigh, Cheriton Fitzpaine and Gidleigh.

The Harris family of Nymphayes Farm thank everyone who generously donated towards and supported the Afternoon Tea it held during the afternoon, which raised £217.

Despite having to compete with other events locally, in total the family welcomed 16 people and two dogs, one of which was a rescue dog all the way from Romania called Roger.

Visitors attended from Morchard Bishop, Sandford, Down St Mary, Crediton and Bishops Nympton, including a couple who had already visited the car boot sale held at Copplestone in aid of Knowle Church.

At the end of the afternoon the Deanery Representative for Cadbury, Dr Christopher Maycock arrived after visiting 34 local churches in his car and drew the raffle to win a duck dinner.

Isabel Harris explained that this was won by Alan Preece of Morchard Bishop.  Dr Maycock thanked everyone who helped to make the afternoon such a success.

Alan Quick