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£150 raised for Church House with a little je ne sais quoi with Abbotskerswell Twinning on 15 June 2019

Running from 2:00pm until 4:00pm to raise funds for Church House in its Centennial year since it was given on trust for the village, we enjoyed teas, crêpes and cakes in Church House where the launch of a booklet on its history, courtesy of assistance from Abbpast, took place.

The French theme was also enhanced by tasting some cheeses from the Calvados region of France from whence Twinners had recently returned. Folks were able to buy some cheeses too.



Church House is Celebrating its centenary this year; in 1524 the Abbot of Sherborne gave the land on which Church House was built to feofees, or trustees. Nearly four centuries later Mrs Hare of Court Grange purchased it from their successors and carried out a restoration which left  the building virtually unaltered in form since mid C 16, and so it remains. It was the daughters of Mrs Hare, Lady Perrot and Miss Hilda Maud Hare who, in June 1919, gave Church House on various trusts for the benefit of the church and the parish. It is independent of the Parochial Church Council and is now registered as a charity with the Charity Commissioners and Grade II listed.