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

£837,195

This includes the ongoing Chair Appeal

Events

Preview of the weekend's Art Exhibition

This is an opportunity to get a preview of the works being exhibited in the Church over the weekend of 27th November thru' to 29th November.

Fri 26th Nov 2021 at 12:00AM

Donhead Art Exhibition 2021

The first Art Exhibition to take place since the completion of the Church restoration features works by some 15 local artists, and shows…

Sat 27th Nov 2021 at 11:00AM

Community Coffee Morning

Regular social event, co-ordinated by Juliet Cooper. For more details, call 01747 828395

Tue 7th Dec 2021 at 10:30AM
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Community Coffee Morning

St.Andrew's Church
Tue 7th Dec 2021 at 10:30AM

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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

Report on the 2021 Donhead St.Andrew Fete

The Fete took place on 30th August, and at a meeting of the volunteers and helpers, Michael Hockney showed the results, which can be viewed here.

A video clip of the fete filmed and produced by Elizabeth Hockney can be seen by clicking here.

New video of St.Andrew’s Church interior

A video, shot by Dr. Elizabeth Hockney has been put on YouTube, showing many of the wonderful changes and improvements made during the works of the last four years. It also includes a sequence taken in the graveyard where Elizabeth and helpers have been clearing away undergrowth, cleaning up gravestones and laying out wildflower areas with interconnecting pathways, making a lovely setting for the new benches added earlier this year.
To view the video, click here.

The new Rector’s contact details

The Revd Kate McFarlane
Tel: 01747 830174
Email:rector@benofbart.org.uk
The Rectory, Semley, SP7 9AU

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

  • The Service of Remembrance, with additional paragraphs from the Reverend Kate McFarlane.
  • More news about the Donhead St.Andrew fete, the Harvest Festival, and Pen Hadow’s illustrated talk
  • An update on the forthcoming special church services to December
  • Some upcoming events including the Donhead Art Exhibition, the Gourmet Raffle, Community Coffee mornings and January’s Annual Quiz Supper.

Click here to open or download the newsletter.

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, 67 chairs have been sponsored, and we have more available. Full details describing the chairs chosen and how you can order one, are given here, and a form to place an order here.