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New Facilities for St John's Horsington

Posted on 27/02/2017 by Chris Hawkings

The need to replace rotting wooden floor supports in the South Aisle and under the Parish Room has resulted in major improvements including the provision of a servery and WC. The new facilities were dedicated in August 2016 by Archdeacon Nicola Sullivan. Click on the heading for more information.

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Clarification of Grants Policy

Posted on 17/10/2016 by Chris Hawkings

The meaning of Historic County of Somerset and Wider Community Use have been defined in the trust grants policy. Click on the heading to read more.

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Ride+Stride Update

Posted on 27/08/2016 by Chris Hawkings

For the first time in the history of the event we are giving awards for both the individual and the church that raises the most money in sponsorship. As well as a certificate a cup will be presented to the winners at a ceremony at out next Annual meeting on 8th April 2017.

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Annual Meeting at Downside Abbey

Posted on 18/04/2016 by Chris Hawkings

Record numbers attended our Annual meeting at Downside Abbey on Saturday 9th April. Dom Aidan Bellenger (pictured) spoke on "Word and Stone"

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Our new Treasurer, Tony Davies is no stranger to Ride + Stride

Posted on 20/03/2016 by Chris Hawkings

We are very pleased to welcome our new treasurer, Tony Davies. Tony lives in Bath and is also treasurer of Langridge church, possibly the most northerly church in Somerset and certainly one of the smallest and oldest.

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Ride + Stride Result for 2015

Posted on 02/03/2016 by Chris Hawkings

Chris Hawkings, the Ride + Stride Administrator confirms that all of the money for the Ride + Stride event held on 12th September 2015 has now been received. The total raised including Gift Aid comes to £9,349.

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National Cash for Somerset

Posted on 02/03/2016 by Chris Hawkings

The National Churches Trust has made funds available to enable Somerset Churches Trust to increase its grant giving.

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Playfair Prize Award night at Wells Town Hall

Posted on 05/11/2015 by Chris Hawkings

The winners from Norton Malreward receive their award at a most enjoyable evening held at Wells Town Hall on Friday 30th October. Julian Orbach, Chairman of judges pays tribute to the winners while an amazed Margaret Masding (Lay Reader and mastermind of the project) holds the specially commissioned winners plaque.

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Tour of Friends' Meeting Houses

Posted on 17/10/2015 by Chris Hawkings

A well supported tour of Friend’s Meeting Houses on Saturday 17 October proved to be a fascinating end to our programme of visits for 2015. Members meet outside Clevedon Meeting House.

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Bishop Peter and Jane ride for Somerset Churches Trust

Posted on 14/09/2015 by Chris Hawkings

The Bishop of Bath and Wells Peter Hancock and his wife Jane joined a group of cyclists and walkers to visit all of the churches in Wells and surrounding villages to raise money for Ride + Stride. All of the money raised will be used to repair churches and chapels in Somerset or to help them provide facilities to improve community use.

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