A joint service at 7:00 am at Rode Church to welcome Ascension Day on May 9th. Hopefully we will be able to view the beautiful stained glass east window depicting this glorious event lit by early morning sunshine. Afterwards treat yourself to a hearty breakfast in church.
Seventh Sunday of Easter
We invite everyone to worship on Sunday, It will be a weekend of great sadness in the parish. We welcome Rev’d Brian Thomas to be with us at Hemington and Laverton, Rev’d Alun Glynn Jones at Norton and thank Tina Maslen for preaching in Tellisford and Rode.
Laverton Churchwarden Mhairi Milligan’s son Nico and granddaughter Emily were killed in a tragic speedboat accident in Padstow on Sunday 5th May 2013. It was widely featured on television and in the newspapers. Nico’s wife, Victoria has had a lower leg amputation and their son Kit had surgery to save a foot. Their two other girls had less severe injuries, There is a book of condolence in St Mary’s Church, Laverton to which parishioners of Hardington Vale are invited to contribute.
Bishop Peter Retiring
The Diocese is organising a collection for a retirement gift for Bishop Peter and Dee. If you would like to contribute, collection plates will be in all our churches until the beginning of June, or please send a cheque made out to Hardington Vale PCC and marked Bishop’s Retirement Gift to Sharman, Parish Administrator, Hardington Vale Office, St Philip & St James Church, Vicarage St, Norton St Philip, BA2 7LY. There is a service of celebration at 2:00 pm on Saturday 22nd June at Wells to which everyone is invited.
This Sunday afternoon:
'A Slice of History & A Slice of Cake'
This is your unique opportunity to find out more about Rode’s village church of St Lawrence. Hear stories of the many interesting and important events that have happened there over the past seven centuries, made more digestible by generous helpings of delicious homemade cake and a cup of tea. Everyone is welcome. The Heart of Rode are organising this event and as they would like everyone to know more about this very special and historic village church, they’ve made the event free! Just drop in any time between 2 and 4.30 p.m and join one of the guided tours.
Hardington Vale has three charities which we support. One is local, another is national and the third is overseas. Our local charity is Julian House in Bath and the overseas one is The Bethlehem Bible College in Palestine. We are now looking for a new national charity to support. We would like to reflect concerns of the people of Hardington Vale so would welcome suggestions from you. The only restrictions are that it must be a registered charity operating across the United Kingdom that has a local contact or branch so we can invite speakers to talk to us. Please send your recommendations by the end of May to the Parish Administrator, email@example.com 01373 834488 call in or write to The Parish Office. We will look at all suggestions and select one in early summer.
Following the recent interviews we are pleased to announce that the Patron has presented to the Bishop the Revd Caroline Walker more...
Christian Aid cakes 19th May in Rode
After next month’s 3rd Sunday Service we are holding a cake sale in aid of Christian Aid . Please come along and buy a cake for this worthy cause. Donations of cake also welcome. If you can help with the collections of envelopes this year please contact Paul Shepherd (firstname.lastname@example.org 01373-834833), or Stephanie Leatham (01373 831771) or the Parish Office @hardingtonvale.org.uk 01373 834488
There are only 4 or 5 place left o this year’s Parish Weekend away on June 7 -9. The brochure with the booking form, can be downloaded. more...
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Come and meet some of your neighbours and have a cream tea on
Sunday 5th May 3:00 - 5:30pm
Cream Teas £2.50 (£1 children)
Display of village activites in church
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