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St John's Church

A Message from Lionel Holmes

My name is Lionel Holmes and I am raising sponsorship for the maintenance of the local church – its fabric rather than its ministry – St John’s, here in North Bovey.

Briefly, along with many others, I hope to bike up to 50 miles on a day designated annually for raising funds for this purpose – Saturday 10th September – visiting a number of Devon’s churches en route. Half of what I raise will come to St John’s, with the rest going to a central fund, to which any historic church in Devon can apply for help.

Many in North Bovey have very generously supported me in previous years, and it would be wonderful to count on such support again this year, which could be my last (though I rather hope not!) as I have recently turned 76.

I realise this country, and others, are facing quite difficult times financially at present, but we do not imagine that fund-raising has to cease until things improve.  So if you are able to give this your support, please drop me an email, text or WhatsApp – or even an old-fashioned landline phone call – using the contact details below.  No need to commit yourself to a particular sum until I have completed the ride and have furnished details of how to donate, which will be added to this blog after 10th September.

Many thanks


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