New Associate Priest for Hardington Vale
Saturday 14th February 2pm saw a packed St Lawrence Church, Rode for the licensing of Rev’d Andy Bowerman as Associate Priest for Hardington Vale. The service was taken by The Right Rev’d Bishop Peter Hancock and Archdeacon of Wells Ven Nicola Sullivan.
More about Andy
Photographs from Saturday
Details of this years Lent Courses are now available. details
Bible Study Groups
Anyone interested in being part of a daytime Bible study group in Rode please speak to Caroline.
Anyone interested in taking part in an Alpha course - contact Michael Walker 834258 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.
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.
Members of the PCC
There are five vacancies for members of the PCC as a proportion of the elected membership retires each year having served a term of three years.
PCC members should make every effort to attend the meetings – held in Rode and Norton alternately as well as the APCM. Any member of the congregation is eligible for election provided they are on the electoral roll, consent to being appointed and have taken communion 3 times during the previous year.
If you are interested in serving the church in this way please discuss this with one of the churchwardens or with the Rector. You can download the application form click here
Hardington Vale has a vacancy for a Parish Administrator to start at the beginning of May as Sharman Flindall will be retiring after 4 years of dedicated service. The hours are subject to negotiation but not less than 12 a week (3 mornings a week) and in busy periods of the year up to 16 (4 mornings a week) with 25 days holiday a year. Pay is £9 per hour. The post is based in the church of St Philip & St James Norton St Philip. A full job description can be obtained either from the Rector Caroline Walker (email@example.com) or from Faith Butt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The post requires good administrative skills, a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and web skills, an empathetic nature and a willingness to be flexible.