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 ware 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, 14th 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."

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Jenny Hunnisett

Oakvale Holnest SHERBORNE Dorset

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Community Breakfast & optional Countryside Walk

30 Oct 2021, 9 a.m. for 2h
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The village hall Glanvilles Wootton
Stock Hill,
Glanvilles Wootton
United Kingdom

Community Breakfast at the Hall Glanvilles Wootton DT9 5QF 9-11am Breakfast £5 under 10's free with the purchase of a full price breakfast. Raffle.
Optional free Countryside Walk 8.30 am from the car park approx. 1 - 1 1/2 hours- maybe some stiles - stout footwear advised. A community event organised by Holnest Church. 01963 210562.

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Refreshments Meal Community event Event held in a Hired Venue

The attached sheet shows details of services and events for the rest of 2021. Hope to see you there. More details from Jenny 01963 210562 or 07974 590927

16 Sep 2021, 3:30 p.m.