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The Development Appeal is now fully funded. The total raised is ...

£837,195

This includes the ongoing Chair Appeal

Events

PCC Meeting

The Parochial Church Council meeting to discuss Church administration and affairs.

Fri 15th Oct 2021 at 10:00AM

Illustrated talk by Arctic explorer Pen Hadow

This talk was originally billed to take place during 2020, but owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, it had to be postponed until the lifting of…

Sat 16th Oct 2021 at 6:00PM

Community Coffee Morning

The regular social event

Tue 2nd Nov 2021 at 10:30AM
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Community Coffee Morning

St.Andrew's Church
Tue 2nd Nov 2021 at 10:30AM

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Our Mission Statement

‘To make St.Andrew’s Church a major centre of village life for all villagers, as a place of worship, and the place where the community can gather for a wide variety of village activities in a building which is inspiring, welcoming, accessible and and well-resourced’

Current matters

Report on the 2021 Donhead St.Andrew Fete

The Fete took place on 30th August, and at a meeting of the volunteers and helpers, Michael Hockney showed the results, which can be viewed here. A video clip of the fete filmed and produced by Elizabeth Hockney can be seen here:

The new Rector’s contact details

The Revd Kate McFarlane
Tel: 01747 830174
Email:rector@benofbart.org.uk
The Rectory, Semley, SP7 9AU

Our fifth Community Newsletter has been circulated and features a number of items, among which are:

  • The service to license and welcome the new Rector, the Reverend Kate McFarlane to the Benefice in August.
  • The ongoing Covid-19 precautions within St.Andrew’s Church
  • An update on the forthcoming special church services to December
  • Regular giving to support the Church
  • Update on the work in the Churchyard
  • News on the death of Joan Bentley
  • Important news on this year’s Church Fete, much missed during 2020
  • Events already planned for the Community Progamme in the Church

Click here to open or download the newsletter.

New video of St.Andrew’s Church interior

A video, shot by Dr. Elizabeth Hockney has been put on YouTube, showing many of the wonderful changes and improvements made during the works of the last four years. It also includes a sequence taken in the graveyard where Elizabeth and helpers have been clearing away undergrowth, cleaning up gravestones and laying out wildflower areas with interconnecting pathways, making a lovely setting for the new benches added earlier this year.

The Chair Appeal

There is still an opportunity for chairs to be funded, and dedications on plaques added in memory of a loved one or happy event.

So far, 67 chairs have been sponsored, and we have more available. Full details describing the chairs chosen and how you can order one, are given here, and a form to place an order here.