Norton sub Hamdon Church
USUAL SERVICE TIMES EACH MONTH
Every Tuesday 9.30 am Morning Prayer
1st Sunday 11.00 All Age Service (odd months): 6.30 Praise Service (even months)
2nd Sunday 0930 CW Communion service
3rd Sunday 6.30 pm Evensong (odd months)
4th Sunday 8am BCP Communion
DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT
There is limited parking immediately outside the church gates – which can, if necessary, be reserved. Access to the porch is along a level blue lias stone path. There is a very small (2 inch) step through the large main doorway and there are a number of locations within the Nave suitable for wheelchairs. The vestry is also accessible. Unfortunately access to the chancel and side chapel is limited. There is a sound re-inforcement and loop system. Large print copies of the orders of service are usually available.
This Grade 1 listed building, included in Simon Jenkins 1000 best churches, stands as proud today at the centre of the village as it did when erected over 500 years ago. The only change to the exterior over the period has been a boiler room and the addition of pinnacles. Its nearly 100’ tower contains 8 bells which are regularly rung.
Within a century of its construction the Reformation brought to St Mary’s worship in English through the first Book of Common Prayer (required to be used from Pentecost 1549). The more familiar 1662 version of the Book of Common Prayer continues to be used at St Mary’s, together with the more contemporary language of Common Worship, and more informal worship.
The organ provides the music not only for both reflective and celebratory worship, but also for weddings, funerals and school services – often benefitting from the contribution of the Church Choir. The side chapel continues to be available for private prayer.
Church address: Norton-sub-Hamdon, Stoke-sub-Hamdon TA14 6SU
CHURCH OPEN TIMES
Daily 9am – 4pm
(for non-worshipping visitors except during services)
Tel: 01935 881910
Tel: 01935 882859