Church of England Diocese of Salisbury Holnest

Holnest: Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

We are a friendly church. We are open daily for friends old and new. Here since the 15th century. Our church community is in the main drawn from our own small parish together with regular worshippers from neighbouring parishes. The church volunteers organise many social events in the local community both for fund raising purposes and more importantly to eliminate social isolation and find out what people really want from their church.  We have recently received a huge amount of support to enable the completion of a programme of repair and restoration work to the church costing in the region of £125,000 for which we are extremely grateful. We are always looking to grow our congregations at our monthly evening services of evening prayer or holy communion or our regular themed songs of praise services with a variety of readings and to welcome people in to our church social community . The Church is grade 1 listed with many unique features including boxed pews, Jacobean pulpit, 13th century font and rare candle sconces.

"The parish of Holnest: Church of the Assumption is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Salisbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

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Jenny Hunnisett



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Repairs to the chancel roof, repointing and repair of the church tower and north windows are near completion.