Churches

Here you will find information relating to Services in the two churches and other relevant items.

Latest Upper Tas Valley Benefice Services and Reports

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Benefice Church Services for August 2013
Benefice Church Services for September 2013

Benifice Diary August 2013
Benifice Diary September 2013

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Further church details for Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall can be found on the links below:

ASHWELLTHORPE & FUNDENHALL OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND – SATURDAY & SUNDAY 17 and 18 JUNE 2017

ADVANCE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY– Both All Saints’ Church in Ashwellthorpe and St Nicholas Church in Fundenhall,  will be taking part in the Open Gardens Weekend organised by Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club on Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 June 2017. All Saints’ Church will be presenting a Flower Display where you can vote for your favourite and St Nicholas Church will be putting on a display of Gardening in a Barrel. Full details of the event can be seen on the Leisure > Clubs/Groups/Events Page.

OPEN FARM SUNDAY- MANOR FARM, FUNDENHALL on SUNDAY 11 JUNE 2017

ADVANCE DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – Once again this year, Manor Farm, Fundenhall, will be hosting an Open Farm Sunday  on 11 Jun 2017. St Nicholas are helping with refreshments on the day and some of the proceeds will go to St Nicholas. More details later

CHURCH SERVICES in ST NICHOLAS’ CHURCH, FUNDENHALL in APRIL & MAY 2017

The church services in St Nicholas Church, Fundenhall, during April and May 2017 are as follows:

Sunday 9 April 2017          9.30 a.m.         Breakfast Prayers

Sunday 14 May 2017         9.30 a.m.         Breakfast Prayers

SPRING COFFEE MORNING – ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE

SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2017 10.00 to 12 noon

This is the date and time for another Coffee Morning at the Church to help the continued fund-raising for replacement of the roof of the Thorp Chapel, suffering from the theft of its lead back in November 2016. Come along and enjoy the good refreshments and community chatter.

 

CHURCH SERVICES in ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE – APRIL & MAY 2017

Services at All Saints’ Church, Ashwellthorpe, during April and May 2017 are as follows:

Sunday 23 April        10.30 a.m.            Family Communion

Sunday 21 May          10.30 a.m.           Family Service

SERVICES in ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, FUNDENHALL in FEBRUARY and MARC 2017

Sunday 12 February 2017          9.30 a.m.          Cafe Communion

Sunday 12 March 2017                9.30 a.m.          Breakfast Church

SERVICES at ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE – FEBRUARY and MARCH 2017

Sunday 19 February 2017         10.30 a.m.          Family Communion

Sunday 19 March 2017               10.30 a.m.         Family Communion

THEFT OF LEAD FROM THE THORP CHAPEL ROOF at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE – TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2016

Just a few days before the Gift Day held at the Church on Saturday 5 November 2016, some of the lead was stolen – overnight on Tuesday 1 November – from the roof of the Thorp Chapel on the north side of the Church building. The theft was noticed the next morning which enabled the police and insurance company to be advised immediately and for a temporary weather cover to be erected to avoid further water damage. A Faculty is now being sought from the Diocese to replace the lead with terne-coated stainless steel.

GIFT DAY at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE

The Gift Day held at All Saints’ Church, Ashwellthorpe, on the morning of Saturday 5 November 2016 to raise funds for roof and tower repairs outlined by the Diocesan Architect in the quinquennial review, was an enjoyable and successful event and £2288.70p was raised.Thanks  to those who attended and donated cakes and biscuits as well as to the amount raised.

GIFT DAY COFFEE MORNING at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE on SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016

The letter sent by the Churchwarden and All Saints Support Committee is reproduced below, to keep all of you informed and up-to-date.

October 2016

All Saints Church, Ashwellthorpe – GIFT DAY 5th November 2016

Dear Friends, All Saints church has stood at the east end of the village for centuries, a constant reminder of all that is good in this ever-changing world. We, as a village, need to keep this building in good order as a tribute to the work and craftsmanship of the original builders and those who have maintained it over the centuries.

Every five years the church is thoroughly inspected by the church architect and instructions for work to be carried out are given. The urgent priority this time is to repair areas of the roof and tower and make them sound and also waterproof. An estimated cost of around £60,000 is expected. Therefore, so that the church may be open for prayer, for visits and our usual services and continue to be available for baptisms, weddings and funerals, we are asking if you wold like to share the costs of looking after this priceless village asset by making a cash donation. We will be applying for any grants that might be available and hosting fund raising events. In return for your support, we will keep you informed of how we use the money raised. If you are a U.K. taxpayer you may “gift aid” your donation so that All Saints may claim back the income tax which you have already paid on this amount.

How can you make a donation?

Please place your donation in an envelope (cheques made payable to “Upper Tas Valley All Saints PCC” – Ashwellthorpe church has a fabric fund within the main PCC account and any donation will be restricted to the intended use,

We are holding a “Gift Day Coffee Morning” at the church on Saturday 5th November 10.00 am – 12 noon, when you can bring your donation and eat delicious cake while looking round this beautiful church, admiring the historic alabaster tomb of Edmund de Thorp and the copy of the famous Ashwellthorpe Triptych. We will also have a copy of the architect’s report available if you wish to see what works need to be carried out.

Alternatively: If you cannot attend the FREE coffee morning, please give your donation to one of the following:

Daphne Morgan, 24 Knyvett Green, Ashwellthorpe

Margaret Styles, 6 Greenwood Close, Ashwellthorpe

Elinor Thomas, 9 The Street, Ashwellthorpe

David Turner, Woodman’s Lodge, The Street, Ashwelllthorpe

We look forward to meeting you – Churchwarden and All Saints Support Committee