Welcome to Harnham Parish Churches
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
8th January 2021
In this lockdown the government advice is to stay at home. Government and Church of England guidelines also allow for public worship to take place. The Bishop has given authorisation for each parish to consider their local situation and make informed decisions right for their area.
The standing committee has met to carefully consider what is appropriate for Harnham Parish that supports the community, the worshipping community and the NHS. We have decided that the best way forward for the immediate future is that live worship in our church buildings will be put on hold. Amongst our considerations were the evidence of the rise in the Covid pandemic even in Wiltshire among both young and old; that the new strain of the virus is more easily passed on; the amount of people counted as ‘vulnerable’ who attend church or help in services. We would like to keep you all safe as possible. We will review our decision during Lent.
Revd Becky’s letter to Parishioners
Letter ref Jan worship OTU
We understand the importance of staying in touch
- Those on our electoral Roll or church regulars will be receiving regular telephone calls from our Pastoral team.
- Weekly reflections and notice sheets will continue to be sent via email to all on the electoral role. (These are also available to all on this website)
If you need help with prescriptions or shopping or finance
- The Harnham Community network will continue with this support. Please ring 07962 213494 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Vicar’s discretionary fund is available to those who are in need and cannot get funds from elsewhere do talk to Revd Becky 01722 333564
Reflections and written services 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.
We now have a You Tube site where you can view visual talks, reflections etc
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
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
If you “click” on the Facebook or Twitter sign below you can see our Social media pages and all up to date photos and news.