The Right Reverend Michael Langrish, Bishop of Exeter, last night visited Pilton Church Hall. Here he is seen with Richard Howe (left) and Martin Haddrill (centre) in the new office. As well as looking on line at the new website he also saw (visible in the background) some of the photographs which have already been collected by the team. These now need to be scanned and the story behind each one unearthed.
Bishop Michael Langrish in the Pilton Story Office with Richard Howe and Martin Haddrill
Formally opening The Pilton Story, Bishop Michael stressed the importance of building real Communities of People, not just bricks and mortar, and of them having a real Story – something which Pilton clearly does.
The Right Reverend Michael Langrish, Bishop of Exeter.
The committee which runs Pilton Church Hall invited the Bishop of Exeter to open the new space for the Pilton Story, and he’s kindly agreed.
So Pilton will welcome the Right Reverend Michael Langrish on Wednesday March 28 to see a presentation from the collection of memories, photos and stories we’ve begun pulling together on The Pilton Story website.
But the bishop will also meet many of those who use of the Hall for their activities. They include Kathy Wellington’s Dance Academy, Pilton Pre-school, the Friendship Circle, Parents and Toddlers, and the Brownies, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.
The Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Pilton, Rev. Nigel Dilkes, said: “The visit came about by invitation from the committee. I wrote in hope, knowing that in the normal run of events we would be trying to book Bishop Michael for 2013. So it’s very special that he’s here for the church and the wider community.”
The Pilton Story project shares a newly refurbished room with the Parish Administrator of St Mary’s Church. Next door is the Hall’s Tudor Room, also recently refurbished, where a Tudor fireplace was discovered during the renovations (follow this link to more about the Church Hall and the Tudor Room).