Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Staplegrove

News from the Church Wardens

Contacting us during the Vacancy

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<span style="font-size: 1rem;">On the 17th February the PCC’s of both St John’s and All Saints met the Archdeacon of Taunton in Staplegrove Church to discuss all matters pertaining to the Vacancy that we are now in, following Stephens departure in January.</span>

The meeting was very constructive and a number of important points will now be followed through. It was confirmed that it will take up to 12 months to get a new Rector in post. St John’s and All Saints now have to work on producing a parish profile of some 20 pages or so explaining all about the benefice complete with pictures and the like. Also we have to explain in a document what the benefice is looking for in a new incumbent, this is particularly important with the proposed expansion within the benefice over the next few years, in housing, schools etc. So it is important to get the best possible case prepared, before advertising starts which will be on a global scale.

Meetings have now been arranged, to start the process, and we will keep you all posted when there is anything to report.

The Saturday coffee mornings have been a huge success, with most weeks some 30+ people attending. Do try to come along if you have not yet made it, we would love to see you.

Good progress is being made on updating the West doors from the porch into the church, this is in memory of Joy and David Brighton.

We went out to tender with 3 designers, and we have chosen Holy Well Glass a company based in Wells in Somerset. At the beginning of March some of their designers visited Staplegrove to start the initial work, to produce ideas for us to review, and at this time as we go to print we await that meeting, which is very exciting.

Worthy of mention, amongst the clients that Holy Well Glass have carried out work for is the Royal Family the Chapel Royal at Windsor and also Liberty’s of London.

Benefice Team meetings take place on a regular basis at the new Parish hub in Norton Fitzwarren village hall, we believe this hub will be a positive addition to our reordered church, when it comes to any new incumbent considering a move to our Benefice.

We look forward to Easter.

The Church Wardens Team