These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.
1st Sunday 0800 Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion
3rd Sunday 1100 Holy Communion
Common Worship Holy Communion in Traditional Language.
Families also bring children to baptism at this service through the year.
2nd Sunday 1030 Benefice Holy Communion
St Andrew's, High Ham is part of the Benefice of Aller, High Ham with Low Ham and Huish Episcopi cum Langport.
Usually on the second Sunday of the month the churches gather in one of the parish churches to worship together.
We welcome families to bring their children to baptism at these services.
Light refreshments are usually offered afterwards.
Contact the benefice office, or see the notices in the church porch, for details of where Benefice Services are each month.
Occasionally, according to the seasons, a Benefice service may fall on a different Sunday or be replaced by celebrations of Christmas, Easter or Remembrance Day. Please contact the Benefice Office (01458 251881 or [email protected]) for details of particular services around these times or for more information.
4th Sunday Sung Evensong 1730 (BCP Evening Prayer)
An uplifting traditional service at the end of the day with sung responses, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis.
Silence is kept for reflection during the service and the singing of local mezzo-soprano Liberty Goodswen usually enriches our worship.
Occasionally in a month with five Sundays, the service moves to 5th Sunday. For more details please see rota in church porch or contact the Benefice Office on 01458 251881 / email : [email protected]
3rd Wednesday HIGH HAM SOCIAL LUNCH
High Ham Village Hall
An opportunity to get together at The Village Hall to catch up with neighbours and friends from the village and further afield.
A dedicated group of volunteers, who have all received their Health and Hygiene Certificates, prepare a hot lunch through the winter months ; favourites are beef casserole or roast chicken wrapped in bacon with all the trimmings . All with freshly cooked vegetables and legendary roast potatoes.
Through the summer months guests enjoy a salad with meats, cheeses, warm home-made quiche, with warm mashed potato or new potatoes or a minted potato salad and a roll!
And always, whatever the weather or season, the puddings are perfection! All home-made and heavenly: especial favourites are the bakewell tart, the pavlova, the crumble always topping fruit from the cooks garden, apple pies, trifles and fresh fruit salad!
There is a waiting list for places and we always serve 50 lunches, this being the upper limit that can be managed with the equipment in the kitchen. Every month we're full and around 80 people attend across the year on a regular basis.
St Andrews PCC secured funding from the Somerset County Council Health and Wellbeing Fund in 2016 to start the club, to buy extra cooking equipment, fund the first lunches and pay for volunteers Health and Safety Training organised by The Angel in Langport (the Benefice's outreach community cafe) .
We are delighted at the success of the social club as part of our mission to support the community. It is established as an invaluable meeting place and has helped reduce rural isolation and loneliness for a good number of folks.
1st,3rd, 4th,5th Mondays 1030 DEMENTIA ACTION ALLIANCE MONDAY MUSIC, MONDAY MIX, MUSIC & MORE!
High Ham Village Hall
The Rector, Jess Pitman, leads a team of volunteers in our Dementia Friendly outreach at the Village Hall. Volunteers come from High Ham and local villages and the group regularly welcomes residents from three residential homes from the Langport Area with their care staff.
MONDAY MORNING PROGRAMME
IF YOU ARE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA, A CARER, FRIEND, OR FAMILY MEMBER, LACK CONFIDENCE, LIVE ALONE, OR JUST FEEL THAT GOOD COMPANY, A WALK, A GOOD SING WOULD HELP YOU START THE WEEK AFTER A LONG WEEKEND …… THIS COULD BE FOR YOU!
MONDAY MUSIC : 1st and 3rd Monday of month
We meet to enjoy a morning of music at High Ham Village Hall:
10.30 Gather for tea, coffee, cake and a chat
10.50 Move into circle for music session: gentle vocal warm-ups and breathing exercises prepare us to share well-known songs, rounds and partner songs (some sing one song and others sing another and it works!) ....... why not come and try?
12.00 Farewell song and going home.
SUGGESTED DONATION : £2 per person
MONDAY MEANDER: 2nd Monday of month
This is a gentle walking group where you can meet people, enjoy a short walk and a bit of fresh air with something tasty to eat at the end. (Do bring some money for tea and cake or whatever you fancy!)
We meet whatever the weather and each walk will last for up to an hour with opportunities to rest or turn back at any time.
Walks will begin at different meeting places. We would ask that carers accompany people who need support. For more information or directions please ring Jane on 07973 873663 or e-mail [email protected]
MONDAY MIX ; 4th Monday
In term-time this 'Memory Cafe' style gathering begins as usual with refreshments and a good chat and find out what support is available in the community. All with tea, coffee and cake of course.
And in term-time Year 5 pupils from High Ham Primary School join us to talk, sing and enjoy each other's company! A real Monday Mix!
And when it's school holidays, we try our hand at flower arranging or simple crafts
SUGGESTED DONATION £2 per person
MUSIC & MORE : 5th Monday
Then we have MUSIC & MORE! a bit of a song and dance!
Maybe some dancing too for those who want to with Ray and LIberty Goodswen and Freddy on the fiddle or the Ukelele Band. For those who prefer to watch and enjoy the music, that’s OK too!
Refreshments as usual to start from 10.30 SUGGESTED DONATION £2
For more details contact:
Rev Jess Pitman (01458 251489) [email protected]
Jane Dalrymple, Dementia Friends leader of Monday Meander, 07973 873663 / [email protected]
Sarah Cox, Benefice Administrator [email protected] 01458 251881