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


This includes the ongoing Chair Appeal



The Donhead St.Andrew Parochial Church Council will hold their Annual Parochial Church Meeting in St.Andrew's Church.

Sat 24th Apr 2021 at 10:00AM
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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

Friends of St.Andrew’s Church AGM 2021, and the future of the Friends

The Friends’ Annual General meeting for 2021 took place on 20th March, and in line with current practice during the Coved-19 pandemic, was a Zoom-only event. You can view the reports presented to the participants and the minutes here. One significant item on the agenda was a discussion on the future of the Friends, and a motion was proposed …

that the Friends should cease to exist and that villagers who wish to support the use of their village church as a centre of the community should focus any financial contribution on the Regular Giving Scheme.

… which was carried unanimously.

Lent Appeal 2021 – Can you stand not sitting?

For many years, the Diocese of Salisbury and the Chalke Deanery in particular, have supported the people of Cuiebet (say “Shwaybet”) in South Sudan. One particular project, begun in 2013, was to start a school that has since grown to include over 900 pupils.
To help the pupils in their studies, the Chalke-Cuiebet Partnership Trust is now appealing for help to fund the provision of desks and benches to provide a better learning environment.

Click here to see full details and how you can help.

Services at St. Andrew’s have now resumed

The regular pattern of services over the first four Sundays of each month have resumed, and you can see the details here.
This Sunday’s service will be a Family Service led by Lynda Appleby. See the entry in Events for details.

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, 60 chairs have been sponsored, and we have a further 10 to go. Full details describing the chairs chosen and how you can order one, are given here, and a form to place an order here.

Latest Community Newsletter

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

  • News about the next six weeks of Church services and the upcoming special services, taking us well into January. These will all take place under the restrictions currently mandated for December, the Christmas period, into January and beyond. It includes detailed information concerning the booking of places for the Carol Service on 20th December.
  • Church opening times for private prayer during the week.
  • A report on on the Service of Remembrance, which took place on 8th November.
  • Sad news on the recent death of Joan Bentley – until some ten years ago a stalwart of the village community.
  • The sale of four loads of logs, kindly contributed by Mark Jeffery.
  • News on progress in appointing a new Rector for the Benefice.
  • An appeal for village community members to support the Church with regular donations.
  • Information on obtaining Zillah Gillespie’s home-made marmalades and Liz Collyer’s preserves, chutneys and jellies.

Click here to open or download the newsletter.