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17th January 2024

A quirky vew ...

 For a quirky description of our church have a look at this article.....

11th January 2024

Did you enjoy the Big Breakfasts?

 Look forward to the Curry Lunch!

Saturday 16 March in Harberton Parish Hall.

24th July 2023

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.

 

 

 

 

7th July 2023

Harberton's Hidden Treasure

 This exhibition is quite stunning.  You will never look at our windows (or the churchyard) in the same way again!

16th April 2023

Easter Sunday

 On Easter Morning St Andrew’s was alive with beautiful arrangements of Spring flowers.  

19th January 2023

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.

28th July 2022

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.

27th July 2022

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!

27th July 2022

Church Clock

 Harberton’s church clock underwent a major overhaul in the workshops of the Cumbria Clock Company in Penrith.

26th July 2022

Church Maintenance

The Harberton Community has been recognized nationally for its maintenance of the church, as prize winners in the Nayler Award for excellence in 2021.

25th July 2022

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.

2nd March 2022

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.

3rd 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.

5th October 2021

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

5th August 2021

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.

3rd March 2021

Update on church repair works

Update on church repair works from Alicia Stolliday and Sally Watson (the Parochial Church Council)

13th October 2020

Update on church repair works

Update on church repair works from Edwina Hookway and Alicia Stolliday (the Churchwardens)

 

6th October 2020

Latest Update Newsletter now available

 Follow this link Autumn 2020 Newsletter for the latest news and information.

 

8th February 2020

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.

 

9th December 2019

A wonderful letter from a new Harberton Resident following the opening night of this years Christmas Tree Festival!

8th October 2019

Harberton's 1st Pop Up Cafe

St. Andrew's Ist Pop Up Cafe - what a turn out!

 

20th September 2019

Brixham Bell Ringers Annual Outing Visit to St. Andrews earlier this summer

14th April 2019

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14th April 2019

A photographic tour

Have you seen the photographic display in the church? If not, do go.  An online tour will also be available here soon.