Welcome and Parish Diary 

          Welcome to Hardington Vale   Fields


Christmas Services

Everyone Welcome

Sunday 14th December

3:00pm       Hemington Carol Service

4:30pm       Rode Carol Service (with community choir)

6:00pm       Norton St Philip Candlelit Carol Service (with choir)

Saturday 20th December

3:00pm       Hardington Church  Carol service (with Brass Band) 

Sunday 21st December

3:00pm       Rode         Outdoor Nativity with donkey

Start at Osbourne’s Barn finishing at Chapel with refreshments

6:00pm       Laverton Carols & Mulled Wine

6:00pm       Farleigh Castle Carols & Mulled Wine

Monday 22nd December

7:30pm       Norton St Philip  Carols mulled wine and refreshments Church Green,

Christmas Eve

4:00pm       Faulkland West Farm Barn Crib Service

9:30pm       Hemington Holy Communion

11.00pm     Norton St Philip Holy Communion (candlelit)

11:00pm     Rode Holy Communion

Christmas Day

9:00am       Tellisford Holy Communion

10:30am     Norton St Philip Family Carol Service (candlelit)

10:30am      Rode Family Service

11:00am      Laverton Holy Communion

Sunday 28th December

10:30am      Norton St Philip Holy Communion                    

New Year’s Eve

11:30pm     Norton St Philip  Ringing in the New Year

Poems, Prayers, Readings & Bells

Drinks at the Rectory afterwards  

Caroline Walker   Rector Hardington Vale             




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 Parish News Dec/Jan Issue


New Associate Priest for Hardington Vale

Following the recent interviews we are delighted to announce that the Bishop has appointed the Revd Andrew (Andy) Bowerman (formerly the Team Rector of Wareham in the diocese of Salisbury and since January 2014 Co-Executive Director of Anglican Alliance) as Associate Priest on a House for Duty basis in Hardington Vale.


As is usual, this appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of the statutory checks made on all clergy moving to a new post and according to the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy.

We hope Andy, Ali and family will move to Rode Rectory in February. We are planning a licensing service to welcome them and will confirm the date as soon as it has been arranged.  Andy will be continuing to work with Anglican Alliance and this will involve him being based in London for two days a week and some overseas travel.

This is an exciting next chapter for Hardington Vale. On top of being involved in ministry in our parish Andy will help enrich our understanding of mission amongst the Anglican church world wide as we work in areas of Development, Relief and Advocacy.  Please hold Andy, Ali, Sam and Bethany in your prayers as they prepare to move and begin a new ministry with us.
Archdeacon of Wells

New Daylight - daily Bible readings and comment

With a team of contributors drawn from a range of church backgrounds this is ideal for anybody wanting an accessible aid to spending time with God each day. £4.25 for a copy covering 4 months delivered to your home. To have your name added to the list of recipients email Fred at jfhadup@aol.com or phone 01373 834090.

Bible Study Groups

Anyone interested in being part of a daytime Bible study group in Rode please speak to Caroline.

Church Library

After donations of some 100 books, the lending library has commenced in Norton Church.Please feel free to browse or borrow a book at any time. Inside the Records book is aof all books by category, and also a section to fill in when taking out a book. We hope the library will grow with time and provide us with good spiritual resources. 

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