What’s On at Easter in North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

What’s On Easter: Thursday, April 21st to Wednesday 27th

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

? COFFEE ‘N’ CHAT: Combe Martin Baptist Church Hall, 10.30am-noon

? BINGO: For North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

? BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

? BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? POLLYFIELD LUNCH CLUB: East-the-Water, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, info (01237) 478734

? LUNCH: Salvation Army, Torrs Park, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon, great food & company, all welcome, booking (01271) 321972

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 3/4 hour, info (01769) 574179

? COMBE MARTIN WALK & TALK: Watersmeet to Rockford, meet Hillsford Bridge Car Park 10am, 5.5 miles/3 hours, info 07778 770687

? ILFRACOMBE RED PETTICOATS: Clog Dance Group, Trinity Church Hall, Ilfracombe, 7.30-9.30pm, info (01271) 342351

? RBS (NatWest) Group: Pensioners’ Association GPA Coffee Morning, Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, 10.30am

? BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, weekly snowball, eyes down 7.30pm

? ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, at Rose Hill, Heywood Rd, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, coffee, cake, chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808

? REFLECTIONS EASTER SERVICE: Barnstaple Salvation Army, Oakleigh Road, 6pm

? BIDEFORD EASTER SERVICE: St Mary’s Parish Church, 7.30pm Eucharist with Footwashing

? ILFRACOMBE SERVICES: St Peter’s, Highfield Rd, Sung Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper & Watch at the Alter of Repose, 7pm. Pip & Jim’s: Passover meal & Holy Communion 7pm.

? ROUNDSWELL RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Meeting, Roundswell Community Centre, 7pm, all residents welcome, info (01271) 314851

? TAW & TORRIDGE STAMP CLUB: Castle Hall, Castle St, Barnstaple, 7.15 for 7.30pm, info (01271) 329762, all welcome

? BINGO: Burrington Parish Hall, eyes down 8pm

? BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, speaker Nicola MacDonald on Light Exercise, Springfield Day Centre, Chanters Rd, Bideford, 7-9pm, free, all welcome, info (01237) 474725

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

? THE GOOD COMPANIONS CLUB: Verona Court communal room, Barnstaple, 10am-1pm, friendship, lunch, entertainments, info (01271) 817138

? COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon, all very welcome

? QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, �1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome

? WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

? EASTER BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

? GOOD FRIDAY EASTER SERVICE: Barnstaple Salvation Army, Oakleigh Road: 10am service; 6pm Salvation Army in Devon, Reflections & Readings

? GOOD FRIDAY EASTER SERVICE: Ilfracombe Salvation Army, Torrs Park Road, 11.30am

? BIDEFORD EASTER SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 11.15am Christians Together Service; 3pm Meditations at the Foot of the Cross

? THE VIGIL: Dramatic courtroom play retelling the Easter story, St Nectan’s Church, Stoke, performed by Act in Good Faith, 7.30pm, adm free, collection for Shelterbox, info (01237) 441490

? COUNTRY & COMEDY SHOW: With Nigel “Boy” Sayer & Country Company, Chulmleigh Pavilion, 8pm, tickets �12 inc supper from (01823) 335314 or (01769) 581071, for Devon Air Ambulance & Children’s Hospice South West

? BIDEFORD BAPTIST CHURCH: The Miracle Maker, children’s movie, free event 3pm, popcorn & drinks provided, all welcome. 7pm: The Passion of the Christ (for 18+) free adm, popcorn & drinks

? APPLEDORE BAPTIST CHURCH: 9.30am Good Friday Service, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE SERVICES: 8.15am Procession of Cross to Capstone (meet war memorial,) 9.30am Ecumenical walk of Witness (meet war memorial.) Holy Trinity Parish Church: 11am Stations of the Cross; 12 noon Liturgy of Good Friday.
Pip & Jim’s: One hour at the cross, 12 noon-1pm.

? BLUEBELL DAYS: Hartland Abbey. 11am-5pm, reduced entry �3.50, children �1, light lunches & cream teas for St Nectan’s Church, info www.hartlandabbey.co.uk or (01237) 441264/234

? ARTS & CRAFTS EASTER FAYRE: (Runs until Monday,) Hartland Parish Hall, 10am-5pm, supporting local charities

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

? BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

? TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS: Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.30am, (01392) 876619

? BINGO & LINER: Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? CAR BOOT SALE: Brannams, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 1-4pm, sellers �6 per car, �1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

? SATURDAY MARKET: Pip & Jim’s Church Hall, St James Place, Ilfracombe, stalls, teas & coffees, 12 noon-4pm, info (01271) 867614

? CASH BINGO & LINER: Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? EASTER BINGO: Northam Community Centre, 1-2-3 lines, eyes down 2.15pm, for the MS Society

? EASTER DANCE: Yeomill, West Anstey, dancing to Elaine, bring & share, 8pm to midnight, all welcome

? BIDEFORD EASTER SERVICE: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8pm Easter Vigil

? MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION: The Landmark, Ilfracombe, 10am-5pm, layouts of all gauges, live steam & dcc controlled locos, trade stands, refreshments, modest adm, info (01271) 864677

? THE VIGIL: Dramatic courtroom play retelling the Easter story, All Hallow’s Church, Woolsery, performed by Act in Good Faith, 7.30pm, adm free, collection for Shelterbox, info (01237) 441490

? CONCERT: North Devon Choral Society, performing Stabat Mater (Rossini,) & Messa di Gloria (Puccini,) St Peter’s Church, Highfield Rd, Ilfracombe, with soloists and full orchestra, 7.30pm, tickets �12 via www.northdevonchoral.org or at door

? EASTER DRAMA: Who Moved the Egg? with Saltmine Theatre Company, Christ Church, Braunton, suitable for all ages, 6pm, adults �5 children 11 & �2.50, tickets from Braunton TIC or (01237) 425440

? FOOD & CRAFT FAYRE: Atlantic Village, 9am-6pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

? BINGO: British Legion Hall, Appledore. Doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm

? TABLE TOP SALE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, refreshments, all welcome

? QUIZ NIGHT & IRISH BINGO: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 8pm, for North Devon Hospice, all welcome

? SALVATION ARMY PRAISE & WORSHIP: Baptist Church, Bideford, 3-4pm, all welcome

? QUIZ NIGHT: Ebrington Arms, Knowle, Braunton, 8pm, all welcome

? LEARN TO PLAY BAGPIPES OR DRUMS: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 6-9pm, just drop in and have a go, please check availability on (01237) 478734

? EASTER SERVICE: Barnstaple Salvation Army, Oakleigh Road, 10.30am, all welcome

? EASTER SERVICE: Ilfracombe Salvation Army, Torrs Park Road, 10.30am, all welcome

? BIDEFORD EASTER SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Communion; 7pm, Evensong, Easter hymns

? EASTER EGG HUNT: At Griggs Field, Fremington, meet Beechfield Youth Centre 9am, meet the Easter Bunny, large egg per child, tickets �2.50 in advance only from Beechfield Stores, Fremington Post Office & Beechfield Tuck Shop

? THE LIGHTHOUSE: Roundswell Community Hall, Barnstaple, 7pm, adm �1.50, all welcome

? BIDEFORD BAPTIST CHURCH: 10.30am Morning Worship; 6pm Baptismal Service, five baptisms followed by celebration tea

? APPLEDORE BAPTIST CHURCH: 10.30am Easter Sunday Service of Celebration, all welcome

? TRAINS!: Little Torrington Victory Hall, 11am-5pm, adm free, all welcome, info (01805) 623445

? FOOD & CRAFT FAYRE: Atlantic Village, 10.30am-4pm

? ILFRACOMBE SERVICES: St Peter’s, Highfield Rd: 6am Easter Vigil & First Eucharist.
Holy Trinity: 8am Eucharist; 10am Whole Parish Eucharist; 6.30pm Festal Evensong.
Pip & Jim’s Church: Holy Communion 10.30am.

MONDAY, APRIL 25

? BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford. Eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome

? LIP READING CLASSES: For hard of hearing adults & partners, the Community Room, Ethelwynne Brown Close, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, improve conversation, boost confidence & manage difficult situations, weekly, all welcome, info 07923 536908

? SM STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 1.25 hours, info/transport (01769) 573258

? US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Plough, Bickington, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

? BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, info (01271) 372911 or www.barnstaplemalevoicechoir.co.uk

? APPLEDORE SINGERS LADIES’ CHOIR: Practice Evening, Appledore School, 7.30pm, info (01237) 424982, new members always welcome

? BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets Monday evenings, info www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

? PRIZE BINGO: Parkham Hall, meat & grocery prizes, eyes down 7.30pm

? EASTER CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Ground, 8am, info (01271) 346070

? FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for the Senior Citizens

? EASTER MEETING: For Bible teaching & fellowship, Bethel, Appledore, speaker Ken Totton, 3.45 & 6.15pm, info (01237) 474466

? TRAINS!: Little Torrington Victory Hall, 11am-5pm, adm free, all welcome, (01805) 623445

? BLUEBELL DAYS: Hartland Abbey. 11am-5pm, reduced entry �3.50, children �1, light lunches & cream teas for St Nectan’s Church, info www.hartlandabbey.co.uk or (01237) 441264/234

TUESDAY, APRIL 26

? COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm

? COFFEE & FRIENDSHIP: The Village Well Community Room, Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 9.30am-11.30am, (01271) 349861

? BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm

? COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends & chat, activities & facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome

? SEE HEAR CENTRE: drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, (01271) 373236

? LADIES FELLOWSHIP: Salvation Army Centre, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.30am, a warm welcome, plus tea, coffee & chat

? ILFRACOMBE WALK: Simonsbath Barle River walk, meet Lidl car park 10am, (01271) 879018

? REME Association North Devon Branch:Monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on (01237) 424946 for info

? Ilfracombe Memory Cafe: The Candar Common Room, 2-4pm, relaxed & social place for people with memory problems, friends & family, health & social care workers available with support or advice, or just drop for a chat & cuppa, info North Devon Voluntary services on (01271) 866300

? CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm, adm �5, �2 members, refreshments & raffle

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

? APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

? MINI MARKET: Homemade bread & cakes, plants, bric-a-brac & more, Winkleigh Community Centre, 9-11am, all welcome

? LUNCH: Salvation Army centre, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 12.30pm, call (01271) 321972 to book

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, eyes down 7.15pm

? SPACE 4U: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, social club for carers, share experiences & receive support, activities & trips, 2.15-4.15pm, �1, info (01271) 372396, all welcome

? BINGO: the Royal Exchange, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

? WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

? BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS LADIES CHOIR: rehearsal evening, Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 7.30-9pm

? ILFRACOMBE PRAMBLERS: Walks for mums, Woolacombe, meet 10.30am Marine Drive, Marlborough Rd, two miles approx, info 07970 445350 or (01271) 867131

? WALK & TALK: 10.30am outside Cafe du Parc, Bideford, level 1 walk, free event, 07837 663628

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Barnstaple Bus Stn Stand F 11am, Newton Tracey-Horwood-Treyhill-Instow, optional cream tea, seven miles, info (01271) 376274/863727/373638

? Royal Air Forces Association: Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 7.30 for 8pm

? North Devon Humanists: Meeting, Fremington Parish Hall annex, “A Darwinian Perspective on Religions: Past, Present & Future,” video lecture, 7.30pm, info (01237) 474225 or 477851, all welcome

? BARNSTAPLE CONCERT BAND: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm, info www.emmanuel-ilfracombe.org

? BINGO: Ex-servicemen’s Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 7pm, for Motor Neurone Disease Assn

? APPLEDORE SINGERS CONCERT: St Margaret’s Church, Northam, 7.30pm, all welcome, for the Friends of St Margaret’s

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