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Did you enjoy the Big Breakfasts?
Look forward to the Curry Lunch!
Saturday 16 March in Harberton Parish Hall.
Look, no hands!
The church clock has not been working well since the clock mechanism was repaired. The drive mechanism linking the two clock faces was sticking.
Harberton's Hidden Treasure
This exhibition is quite stunning. You will never look at our windows (or the churchyard) in the same way again!
On Easter Morning St Andrew’s was alive with beautiful arrangements of Spring flowers.
New Altar Frontal
Some of the treasures of our church are the beautiful Altar Frontals which have been generously gifted to St Andrew’s over the years. There are different colours for the church seasons. The purple one we have for Lent (coming up to Easter), and Advent (coming up to Christmas) was in poor condition. Members of the congregation decided to give a new one which was used for the first time and blessed on the nearest Sunday to St Andrew’s Day, 30th November.
St Andrew’s Harvest Festival
The Harvest Festival service took place on 16th October. Very generous donations were made in cash and goods for the Food Bank. Along with the Big Breakfast in the Parish Hall the day before we had a wonderful weekend celebrating and giving thanks for the work and produce of our farming communities.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
It seems a long time ago since we took the opportunity to get together at the special service to celebrate the jubilee!
Harberton’s church clock underwent a major overhaul in the workshops of the Cumbria Clock Company in Penrith.
The Harberton Community has been recognized nationally for its maintenance of the church, as prize winners in the Nayler Award for excellence in 2021.
The way forward….
Following the five yearly inspection and the ceiling and roof inspection in 2021, the Parochial Church Council is identifying sensible and economic packages of work, with the guidance of the church architect. These include short term roof repair, roped access tower repair, and general masonry and window repair.
Church ceiling and roof - result of report
A full inspection of the roof and ceiling by the church architect and the structural engineer was carried out on 17th November 2021.
Scaffolding goes up to examine the main ceiling and roof
With generous help from the National Churches Trust, the Devon Historic Churches Trust, The Headley Trust, The Elmgrant Trust, HCCF and a charitable trust which wishes to remain anonymous the PCC have got enough funding to undertake a crucial examination of the main ceiling and roof.
Update on church repairs and maintenance – October 2021
A total of seven Slates were replaced on the NE and SW corner of the Nave roof and a section of flashing in the north gully was reinstated – three extra slates were bought and are stored in the room over the porch
Update on church repair works from Alicia Stolliday and Edwina Hookway (Church Wardens)
The best news is that St. Andrew’s is now open every day, providing a beautiful, quiet space for reflection.
Update on church repair works
Update on church repair works from Alicia Stolliday and Sally Watson (the Parochial Church Council)
Update on church repair works
Update on church repair works from Edwina Hookway and Alicia Stolliday (the Churchwardens)
Latest Update Newsletter now available
Follow this link Autumn 2020 Newsletter for the latest news and information.
The Scaffolding is Up in the Clock Tower!
Spring has sprung! Not only are the snowdrops out but also the Church Council (PCC) is delighted to announce that the scaffolding is now up in St Andrew's Church ready for the much awaited repairs to the Clock and associated tower works.
A wonderful letter from a new Harberton Resident following the opening night of this years Christmas Tree Festival!
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