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News

Please see articles below about what's happening in and around our churches

The photo to the left was taken at St Michael and All Angels Church, Harnhill (see item below!)

News from the Parishes

Major Re-roofing Project - St Michael and All Angels Church, Harnhill

Plans being put together to save the Medieval Church for future generations

The PCC of Harnhill and Driffield have made an application for a 'Faculty' - ecclesiastical planning permission - to undertake a major conservation repair project at Harnhill Church.  Proposals include replacing a decaying structural beam in the tower (which is now un-sound); conservation repairs to the medieval bell frame and bells, so they can be chimed once again; re-roofing of the Tower, Porch, Nave and Chancel.

Plans, specifications, a Statement of Significance and Needs and other information is readily available from the Rector.  We have mountains of information!

We hope that works might be undertaken in 2025 - but before that we need to raise about £200,000 to cover the costs.  Our first step is to secure the permission to do the works, so we can show funders that we have all our ducks lined up!  

This wonderful little gem of a church holds weekly services on a Sunday at 10am and on a Wednesday evening at 8.30pm - for a quiet service of Compline or Taize.

News at Ampney Crucis Church

Preaching Cross and Ancient Tombs - Repairs

The ancient tombs and preaching cross in the churchyard are now in need of conservation works.  We have a Conservation Report on these monuments and are seeking grant funding for the works.  We have obtained Scheduled Monument Consent from Heritage England for works to the ancient Preaching Cross; and are now seeking a Faculty from the Diocese of Gloucester.  We have received a Faculty (permission to do the works) and works started on some of the tombs for which we have funding.  There are more to do!  A copy of the Conservation Report can be found (click on red 'here') here:

News at St Mary's Church, Driffield

Window repairs

Two stained-glass windows on the south side of the nave are buckling and need to be repaired.  One window - 'The Good Samaritan' - has been cleaned, re-leaded and replaced.  It looks great!  The window depicting 'The Resurrection' has been taken to the Hereford Workshop of Jim Budd, a professional stained-glass craftsman for conservation repairs.  We are very grateful to The Glaziers Trust and The Sabrina Sutherland Trust for grant funding towards this project.

Contact

Please do get in touch.

01285 851309

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