Holiday Club ALERT!!
Calling all people who were involved last year or who would like to be involved this year …. a planning and brainstorming session for this year’s holiday club, on28th April at 10.30am in St Philip and St James. offers of help welcome. and be part of the fun as we plan and prepare!! you can’t make it but would still like to be involved speak to Caroline. dates for Holiday Club this year are Wednesday 27th May - Friday 29th May.Annual Parochial Church Meeting
This will take place in Rode Memorial Hall on Monday 20th April when the church members will elect new PCC members, Deanery Synod members and Churchwardens.
Annual Reports - download here
Anyone living in the Parish is welcome to attend; only those on the Parish Electoral Roll can vote in certain cases – so if you are not on the Roll please complete the attached form and either return it to the Parish Office or to Pat Banwell, the Electoral Roll Officer at the Willows, Marsh Road, Rode BA11 6PE.
The PCC is looking for a new PCC Secretary. Faith Butt has undertaken this role for the past five years combining it with some aspects of the administrative work of the Parish. However the incoming PCC secretary will not be required to do this and the role will be limited to the following:
Sending out notices of meetings
Circulating the papers
Taking notes of the meetings
Chasing up actions
Ensuring proper records are kept.
The PCC secretary does not need to be a member of the PCC – they can be in attendance. The PCC normally meets 4 times a year plus the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.
If you are interested please contact either the Rector or Faith Butt (email firstname.lastname@example.org) for an informal discussion in the first instance.
Our next Alpha course is starting on Tuesday 19th May at 7.30pm and running for ten weeks. is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith. The evening begins with a meal, followed by a DVD of the talk and then discussion. details, or to sign up, talk to Caroline Walker or Andy Bowerman
Can you help?
Although May seems along way ahead it will be soon here. Every year Hardington Vale has supported Christian Aid Week with house to house collections. This year it is
10-16th May. This charity runs a wide number of projects improving the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the globe, and Christian Aid Week is the single biggest act of Christian witness in Britain and Ireland. To be effective it requires volunteers to deliver envelopes to their neighbours and then collect them later in the week. We need more names of people willing to do this in most villages. If you could do your street, or part of a smaller village, please let Paul Shepherd know, email@example.com or leave your details with the Parish Office and Sharman will pass them on.
More helpers are needed to join the Cookery Club team - if you are interested in being part of this lively encounter of creativity with the school children at Norton St Philip School on Tuesday afternoons 3pm - 5pm please speak to Caroline Walker.