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A New Warden at Shallowford

I’m sitting at my desk fully intending to write an amusing and informative article –  but it’s far too easy to ‘lift my eyes to the quiet hills’ and watch the clouds scudding through a blue sky. The birds are …

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Will goes up before the Judge

  Dear all, We finally got Will up before the judge! Well done to Johnny for setting in up, and who knows where it may lead. Useful too to see how relatively straightforward such an outreach exercise is. For the …

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Changes at Shallowford

  Having worked at Shallowford for many years now I have seen several changes but all for the good. Shallowford has always been, and still is, a place where you can find God in the centre of all things, a …

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City to Farm Sponsored Cycle 2019

It’s going to be a tough ride. Between 25-29 August 2019, up to 12 friends and supporters of the Shallowford Trust and Providence House Youth Club will cycle the 250 miles from Battersea to Dartmoor. We’re not asking you to …

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Looking ahead – the Cycle Ride is coming up!!!

Looking ahead – the Cycle Ride is coming up!!!

It is going to be a very busy year for the team with many more groups coming to enjoy the farm, learn from the animals and immerse themselves in the wild spaces around us. Please do keep an eye on …

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Christmas challenge, choice and change

Group from Providence house standing behind thier "Jamaican" Christmas TreeA group of 8 Londoners, bearing gifts, followed the A303 to Dartmoor and found – a stable – but the pigs had not yet farrowed!!! They stopped at the Widecombe church to decorate a tree for the Christmas Tree Festival – theirs was the Jamaican Tree. It didn’t win but the huge sun and sunglasses made everyone smile!

Some of the older members of the community having Christmas lunch at the farmThey decorated the farm house, prepared food and welcomed a group of older members of the community to a full Christmas lunch. Young and old alike feasted together, shared stories and seasonal fellowship.

There was time for a few excursions onto the moor. An amazing night walk revealed to us the beams of light from the Start Point lighthouse, about 30 miles away, reflected on the low cloud and during the day we soaked up the sunny weather on Corndon Tor, such beauty.

The carol service at Dunstone Chapel was very special. The group decorated the space before hand, read the lessons, sang a carol and served the teas. Using the characters of Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds and Wise men, Rev. Catherine Wagstaff spoke about the challenges they faced, the choices they had to make and changes that happened in their lives as a result. We too are challenged by the gospel, have a choice to make and could be changed forever.

May God bless you all in 2015




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