Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sarah McQuaid - supper and concert - 2nd December

We are really lucky to have Sarah McQuaid coming to Manaton on Friday 2nd December.
You may have heard her recently on Radio 2 and she has had rave reviews.

We are also incorporating a supper, as we did for the successful Matt Harvey concert.
Book a table for yourself and friends, bring a bottle or there will be a voluntary donations bar, tea, coffee, cake as usual.

Supper tickets must be pre-booked. Adult £6, child under 12 £4.

Concert tickets Adult £8, child under 16 £6

Available from Jan Baker tel: 01647 221363,

or Jane Ducker tel: 01647 221255

Concert 7.30 p.m. Supper 7.00 p.m.

St Winifred's Church Services for December 2011

St Winifred's Church Services for December 2011

4th Dec. 9.30am Eucharist. Rev Tim Woods

11th Dec. 10.00am Christingle. Rose UnderhillAll Children and grown up children come and join in with Rose's unique take on the Christingle service on 11th Dec!

18th Dec. 6.00pm Carol Service. Hilda Flint
And come and sing carols and listen to readings at the carol service on 18th Dec, and partake of mince pies and wine.

25th Dec. 11.00am Christmas Eucharist. Rev. Tim Woods

Everyone is very,very welcome!
Jill Rogers (221283) and Joan Hayes(221428), Churchwardens.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Salty Socks of Dunkirk -

Friday 23rd September 7.30 p.m

at Manaton Parish Hall


The Salty Socks of Dunkirk - A mysterious and fantastical tale

“This is a story about a boy, a boat and some socks. Set at the beginning of World War ll and dripping with Brylcream, bunting and BBC brodcasts, a young boy has the world at his feet. There is nothing he can’t do, no challenge he can’t meet. Until one day he finds his mother crying.
With Shanty’s mix of mystery and musical mirth, stories come to life, adventures become history and socks become legend.”

Tickets only: Adult £8, 16 and under £6
Available from Jan Baker tel: 01647 221363

or Jane Ducker 01647 221255
or at The Kestor Inn, Manaton

Suitable for families and children of 8 and over. Light refreshments available.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Show and Fair - The evening event

The South Devon Hunt are organising a Hog Roast with a licensed bar starting at 7pm, in the Show and Fair marquee. There will be music and dancing to a local popular band 'The Levi Moretons'.
Tickets (including food) are only £12.50

Available from Anke Ellis on 01647 221 249 or

Tickets are limited so first come first served.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cream Teas at the Parish Hall - 24 July from 14:30

Come along to the Parish Hall on Sunday 24 July from 14:30 to have a cream tea. A variety of walks are available on the website to suit all ages, abilities and interests and most will involve going past the Village Hall...a good way not to feel guilty about that extra scone and cream!

Manaton Messenger - Issue 30 available online

If you havent received the latest edition of the Messenger or you just want to read it electronically then the latest Summer edition can be found by clicking the Messenger tab above or by clicking here

If you would like to submit an article, photo, donate or advertise in the next edition (deadline 28 September) please contact

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Children's service at 10am on Sunday 10th July

Come along to St. Winifred's on Sunday 10th July for the latest family service

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Games Court Needs your support

Fancy yourself as the next Murray or Williams?

Even if you don’t aspire that high, tennis is great fun and a fantastic way to keep fit.

And you can do it on your own doorstep as Manaton boasts an excellent, well maintained court.

Yearly subscriptions are an incredible £20 per family per year (reduced to £15 if paid by standing order) - by far the cheapest in the area.

Interested? Contact

Gill - 01647 221441 (

Andrew - 01647 221456 (

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Midsummer Fair Programme - 18 and 19 June 2011

Friday 17 June
Entries for Photographic competition - Parish Hall 10.00-17.00
Preview of exhibition and reception - Parish Hall 19.30-21.30

Saturday 18 June
Midsummer Fair Information Point Open - Parish hall 10:00 - 18:00
Photography Competition (exhibition of photos)- Parish hall 10:00 - 17:30
Treasure Hunts -Start Parish Hall 10:00 - 16:30
Inter Pub 20:20 Cricket - Cricket Pitch From 12:30
Cricket Bar and BBQ - Cricket pavilion 12:30 - 20:00
Manaton Gate -Open Garden/Plant stall - Manaton Gate 13:00 - 17:00
Gardens Vista Walk Start Parish Hall 13:00- 17:00
Church Tower Visits (tickets from Parish Hall) from 13:00
Cream Teas - Parish Hall 14:30 - 17:00

Sunday 19 June
Midsummer Fair Information Point Open - Parish hall 10:00 - 18:00
Photography Competition (exhibition of photos)- Parish hall 10:00 - 17:30
Treasure Hunts Start Parish Hall 10:00 - 16:30
Light Lunches served Parish Hall from 12:30
DNP Guided Walk (Wildlife in the Cleave)From Parish Hall 13:00
Manaton Gate -Open Garden/Plant stall Manaton Gate 13:00 - 17:00
Gardens Vista Walk Start Parish Hall 13:00- 17:00
Gardens Vista Walk Start Parish Hall 13:00- 17:00
Cream Teas Parish Hall 14:30 - 17:00
The Apprentices Band (Folk Music) Parish Hall 14.30-15.30
MCC Cricket match Cricket Pitch 14:30
Maypole Dancing Village Green 15:30
Pet's Church Service St Winifreds 17:00
Prize Reception (bar and refreshments) Parish Hall 18:00

For details of the various events please contact:-
Photographic Exhibition Andrew Taylor - 221456
Plant Stall. Gaynor Bartlett or Jeff Hayes 221248/278
Walks and Treasure hunts, David Mason - 221297
Cricket. Phil or David Thomas - 221221
General enquiries Jan Baker or Neal King - 221363/496

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Midsummer Festival - 18 and 19 June 2011

A wide ranging programme is in place from a photographic competition to guided walks; inter-pub cricket to treasure hunts; maypole dancing to a pet's church service.

For full details of the programme, how to enter the photographic competition, donate plants or join in the cricket please see the Midsummer Fair page above or click here

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pub Quiz - Kestor Inn on 18 May

Next date for your diary is Wednesday 18 May from 20:00

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Manaton Messenger - Summer 2011

The Manaton Messenger is published quarterly. The Summer 2011 edition (Issue 30)comes out in the second week of July.

All articles to the Manaton Parish Clerk on by Monday 21 June.