The Official Re-Opening and Community Opening Pete Kilgannon 1st October 2005
After much uncertainty (and two false starts), the Management Committee has decided that the Official re-opening would be able to take place on Wednesday 30th November 2005 (which is also Saint Andrew's Day, one of the two major 'Church Ales' money raising days for this Parish in pre reformation times). The building will be open for people to look around from 2.00 pm and the Official Opening, by Debbie Griffiths, Head of Archaeology and Historic Buildings, Dartmoor National Park Authority, will take place at 3.00 pm. There is expected to be background music by a local harpist and input from the Wren Trust inside the building.
Whilst the official opening is on a weekday (suitable for the Press and Restoration Professionals), it has been decided to open also on Saturday, 10th December for the convenience of the local community who might have been at work during the week. Church house Ale, specially brewed by Exe Valley Brewery, will be on sale at the Seven Stars and again, it is expected that some suitable entertainment may be provided. More details closer to the date.