The Parish of St. Nicholas Hardenhuish - The Church on the Hill  


Dick says:-
This year just under a £1000 was raised through 'Children's boxes.

This is less than last year - the society needs your help!

If you would like a 'children's box' to support the Children's Society please see Mary Clarke
(Thank you Mary for all the work you do for this good cause!)

Dick says

I have been reading a lot more books lately. This book by Jonathon Bryan (Our very own Archdeacon's son) is one of the best written I have come accross. It is available from all good book shops and online too.

It is a really powerful book and part of the proceeds go towards the charity "Teach Us Too:" - A charity promoting the right for all children to be taught to read and write, whatever their label or diagnosis.

Department for Education has just tweeted "Congratulations to special educational needs advocate Jonathan Bryan @eyecantalk His charity work with @TeachUsToo has been recognised by the Prime Minister for a Points of Light award"


Dick says:-

St. Nicholas' school is a purpose built specialist school, it is for young people with a wide range of problems.

It is currently under threat of closure. Could you please pray for all those affected by the loss of this valuable resource to Chippenham.

St. Nicholas Church is now open for prayer / coffee each Tuesday morning 10.30 - 11.30
All welcome.

Revd Gordon Crowther has been appointed as the next Warden of Lee Abbey Devon. He will be joined by his wife Judy and will move to Lee Abbey from South Africa, where he is currently responsible for the Church of the Holy Spirit and Associate Rector of the Parish of St John, Wynberg in the Diocese of Cape Town.

Before moving to South Africa, Gordon was a Mission Priest in the Diocese of Lichfield having served a curacy at St Thomas Lancaster and following training at Cranmer Hall, Durham. Judy is an educationalist and is currently submitting a doctoral thesis at the University of Cape Town. 



Please remember …

Our churchyard is a lovely, peaceful place, despite its proximity to the road.
Many people come to tend the graves of those they have loved and lost, and spend a few moments remembering them.
Sadly, recent visitors have been distressed to find the area being inappropriately used by someone exercising a dog.
We welcome everyone to come and visit the churchyard, but please remember that for many it is the last resting place of someone they loved, and they regard it as a sacred space.



If you would like to help with floral decorations for St. Nicholas please see Mary Clarke


The Parochial Church Council
(PCC) for 2019 - 2020 consists of Churchwardens Paul Davis and Derek Boulton; Treasurer Jane Woodman, Secretary Suzanne Boulton and Deanery Representative Angela McClean. Other members are Judith Eckersley and Cynthia Smith. Rev Simon Dunn is Chairman. The team clergy are also members. Electoral roll officer is Mary Clarke.

To see the minutes please ask Suzanne.


Dates for your diary!

Annual Parish Church Meeting (APCM) 22nd April
3rd July 2020 – St Nicholas Musical Evening with End of the Track and Harmonics (more details next month)
PCC July 15th
PCC September 16th
PCC November 18th

Archdeacons Visitation May 14th at Marshfield

Women’s Union


2020 Dates


12 March 2020



26 March 2020



9 April 2020




Meetings will be held in St. Paul's Church Hall at 2:15




Details Barbara Wood 655413