St Laurence, East Harptree

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Saint Laurence, to whom this Church is dedicated,
was one of the seven Deacons of Rome during the
Pontificate of Sixtus 11 (257-8) and suffered
martyrdom in A.D. 258 during the reign of Emperor
Valerian who published edicts against Christians
in the year 257. The Church dates from the late
12th Century. It holds 250 people comfortably. The
organ, a two manual electrically blown instrument
mainly by Vowles of Bristol underwent a major refurbishment

by Keith Jones of Ruardean, in 2009. The bell tower contains

six bells which are rung regularly by an enthusiastic and talented
team of Ringers. Today the Benefice of Eas
Harptree is linked with that of St. Mary, West
Harptree and St. Margaret, Hinton Blewett, the
three forming one United Parish with a central
Parochial Church Council made up of elected
representatives from the three villages in equal
numbers. There are two Churchwardens for each of
the Churches as they are all Parish Churches.

The present Incumbant, The Rev'd Catherine Llewellyn-Evans is

Associate Vicar of the United Parish. The Parish Office

is located in the Memorial Hall at West Harptree
(Telephone 01761 221 239).

Link to Church Services in the United Parish: (click on "Church, then "Show Church Services"

The Church has a digital audio mixing desk,

compact disc player/recorder and full public
address facilities. A former BBC Producer 
is available to oversee recordings of Choirs, Orchestras,

StringQuartets, etc. or performances of the spoken word.

Post production facilities are also available
enabling master compact discs to be produced and
duplicates made for fund raising purposes.

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Parish Administrator
Parish Office
West Harptree Village Hall
West harptree
(01761) 221239

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(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11112
Built: 12 Century
Style of worship: BCP / Common Worship Services
Our Patron: Patronage Suspended - Priest in Charge
Archdeaconry: BATH (512)
Deanery: CHEW MAGNA (51202)
CofE Church Info: (601300 1/300)
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This page was last updated on Tuesday 7th April 2015
St Laurence : Church Lane, East Harptree, Bath and North East Somerset, BS40 6BD - In the centre of the village.

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