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Alan gives the congregation the sad news that Phil passed away on Friday. He's pleased to see Shula there, and arranges to meet Jill on Tuesday to discuss the funeral.

Alan also tells the congregation of his plan to spend Lent under canvas. He'll travel from place to place for 46 days and nights and is looking for offers of gardens where he can camp out. Everyone is also invited to drop in on him and he's inviting sponsorship in aid of Refugee Support International, in Felpersham.

Meanwhile, David struggles to concentrate on lambing, and is grateful for Pip's offer to help. They reminisce about Phil's preference for pigs. Ruth tells Pip they've haven't forgotten her birthday. Jude's taking Pip out on the day, so they agree to a family meal on Thursday.

Ruth suggests they hold the wake at Brookfield. David doesn't mind.

Clarrie calls round with some flowers for Jill, and they start to reminisce. Elizabeth finds a Valentine's card addressed to Jill. Jill knows Phil wasn't one for sentimental stuff but he never missed a Valentine's day because he knew it was important to her. Through tears, Jill laments on what a lovely man he was.

Episode written by Keri Davies.

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15 minutes

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Mon 15 Feb 2010 14:00

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