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

 The Revd Christopher Bryan has been Collated and Installed as Archdeacon of Malmesbury and Honorary Canon of Bristol Cathedral.

 We keep Christopher and his family in our prayers as he begins this new ministry.

Bishop Viv with the Venerable Christopher Bryan

Photo Copyright diobrizzle

 Sunday 12th May marked the start of Pray for Schools Fortnight.

 Please join us in praying for parents, students, teachers, governors, staff and volunteers.

Resources to help you pray can be found on the Diocese of Bristol website here:

Dick Spencer says:-
ear Friends,
We are holding a Film Evening as part of Christian Aid Week at King Alfred Hall, St Andrews Church, Chippenham on Saturday 18th May starting at 7.00pm. The short film showing Christian Aid`s work in Sierra Leone will be shown first, followed by refreshments then the main film, `Lion`, which is about a lost boy finding his home in India 30 years later.
There will be a retiring collection for Christian Aid.

Do come and join us for an informative and entertaining evening,
See you then,

Dick Spencer

PS - Do come and enjoy our refurbished hall as well!


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.

Congratulations to Rev. Alison Love
on her appointment as Area Dean for North Wiltshire

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

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!

15 May 2019 - PCC meeting 7:45 - 9:15
17 July 2019 - PCC meeting 7:45 - 9:15
18 September 2019 - PCC meeting 7:45 - 9:15
20 November 2019 - PCC meeting 7:45 - 9:15
Please note items for PCC meetings need to be submitted a week before the meeting date.

12th  - 18th May 2019 – Christian Aid Week

17th May 2019 – Malmesbury Abbey – Open doors for Dementia

18th May 2019 – Christian Aid Film Evening

26th May 2019 – Open house at the Vicarage from 3pm

6th June 2019 – Deanery Synod Meeting

29th June 2019 – Tom Hunton’s Ordination 3.30pm Bristol Cathedral

Dates of Future Deanery Synods: 
6 June 2019
7 November 2019

Women’s Union


2019 Dates

16 May 2019



30 May 2019


Ascension Day Service

13 June 2019


Our Youth Worker - Becky

27 June 2019


Favourite Music

11 July 2019


Chippenham Council

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


Details Barbara Wood 655413