The Blessed Virgin Mary, Hemington

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St. Mary's Hemington Church is typical of many English country churches. It was built by the Normans, extended and altered around 1230; there was further work 100 years later, and again 1480-1500 when the tower was built. The porch is Victorian and (he pews date from the early 1600's. Certain parts of the building are of substantial architectural interest. The parish includes the medieval manors of Hemington, Highchurch, Huntminster and Faulkland, all of which probably had village settlements but today (lie principle centre of population is Faulkland. Though there is no other evidence, the names Highchurch and
Huntminster suggest that originally there were churches at these places. Unrest
following (he Norman Conquest and the severity of (lie Black Death in the area in
1348 permanently affected the pattern of settlement.

We are part of the Hardington Vale Benefice.
Services are held every week usually on a Wednesday morning at 9.15 am.  There is also a Holy Communion service every 2nd Sunday at 9.00 am.

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Remembrance Service
9.00 am special Remembrance Service united with St Mary's Laverton
Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Advent Carols
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Christmas Holy Communion
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 9:30 PM for ¾ hour


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Incumbent: The Revd Caroline Helen WALKER
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10946
Built: see details above
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Mr Owen Jones
Archdeaconry: WELLS (511)
Deanery: FROME (51105)
Benefice: Hardington Vale (01/185DJ)
Parish Legal Name: Hardington Vale (510103 )
CofE Church Info: (601095 1/95)
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The current editor is: Ros Clarke

This page was last updated on Wednesday 19th October 2016
The Blessed Virgin Mary : Southfield Hill, Hemington, Somerset, BA3 5XX

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