Welcome to Harnham Parish Churches
Welcome to Harnham Parish. We are a friendly, growing, Anglican Christian community that meets in two different churches in Harnham: St George’s, Lower street and All Saints, Harnham Rd. Around 100 adults and children meet together every week.
We are part of the Messy Church network; our Messy Church meets one Sunday a month in the Hall, Lower Street.
We are a supportive, friendly group of people, who care about our faith lived out in the community; Living, learning and loving through Christ.
Do come along any Sunday and you will be sure of a warm welcome.
All sorts of groups and activities meet during the week in the hall, in our homes, the local pub and in the church, so there are many opportunities to get to know others and get involved.
We hope that you enjoy exploring our website and if you would like a chat or more information, then feel free to contact me.
Revd Becky Roberts
Public Worship Suspended
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening, we have now received new advice from the Archbishops. With immediate effect, all public worship in the Church of England is suspended. This means no Sunday services and no mid-week Communion services. There will be no church-organised gatherings at all until the advice changes. An announcement about midweek Morning Prayer will be made shortly.
Our priority is the same as that of the wider church and indeed the government: to keep everyone safe. The Archbishops recognise that in suspending worship and social activities, the church will for a while be very changed. The focus will be on continuing in Prayer and Service.
On prayer, the Church of England will offer resources on its website and the parish in turn is considering what it can offer, through our website and possibly other digital means. Otherwise, our shared ministry is one of prayer – prayer for each other in testing times, prayer for those who are missing so much of what they value, prayer for those who are lonely and isolated and separated from loved ones, prayer for those who are unwell and potentially for those who may be bereaved, prayer for those who are working in difficult situations and for those health care professionals, on whom we all depend.
On service, our first concern is that people should keep in touch. Do keep in contact with neighbours, and others who you know may be in need. And do ring one of us to let us know that you are OK, or on the other hand would like help. We are actively engaged with other local organisations through the Harnham Community Network in discussing how the Network can take a lead in ensuring support is available to those in our community who are in particular need. In doing so, we will certainly be drawing on our LPAs, our retired clergy, our Church Links, and many others who have indicated through Nextdoor.com and other social media that they are willing to help. We will of course have to accept that some of our most stalwart volunteers are themselves being asked to restrict their movements as they are over 70 and/or have underlying health conditions!
Please be assured of our prayers.
Revd Becky, Charles and Jane
Revd Becky Roberts, Vicar: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01722 333564
Jane Greenaway, Churchwarden: email@example.com, 01722 328583
Charles Woodd, Churchwarden: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01722 323447
PS If you are on email and are content for us to keep you updated by email, please email the Parish Office with your consent.
During these difficult times we are putting into place ways in which you can still be connected to the church these will be listed below:
Virtual Church of England Service
Salisbury Cathedral: daily reflection at 5 pm, watch live or later on
St Thomas’s, Salisbury are offering recorded reflections and services. For details:
Romsey Abbey: daily Evening Prayer at 5.30 pm, watch live or later on, possibly other services too
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London: are live streaming Morning Prayer at 8.30 am and Lunchtime Mass at 1.00 pm, as well as Sunday Eucharist at 10.00 am, all on Facebook Live. Go to:
https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/ for more details
Can be found under the WHAT’S GOING ON tab and by clicking on Regulars Services. Also under this tab is our weekly notice sheet which contains news, information and things to pray for.
Harnham Churches takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.
If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact:
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Pam Macklin 0n 07968 207722 email: Pam@dlgi.co.uk
The deputy Safeguarding Officer is Jane Greenaway on 01722328583 email: email@example.com
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here
Other Parish Policies can be found under “What are we about”
– Who we are
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