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Horse Blessing Service 2020

In spite of the dreadful weather our annual horse blessing service took place on Sunday afternoon on 16th August. Eighteen trusty steeds and their riders plus numerous onlookers gathered to see Revd Ginni bless the horses who were all given a carrot treat afterwards. The service is held to raise money for our local Riding for the Disabled Charity and a splendid £296 was collected. Thank you to everyone that turned out in the pouring rain. Revd Ginni said that it was the wettest she had ever been (apart from having a bath or shower!!)

Photographs of the event courtesy of Robert Halliday are in our gallery. Thanks to Robert, he always supports our event even though he lives in Suffolk, thanks to everyone that helped and thanks to all that supported us. See you next year!


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Revision of Church Electoral Roll

.200813 Revision of Church Electoral Roll

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The delayed “Annual Parishioners Meeting” (to elect churchwardens) and “The Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the Parish of St. Ippolyts” will be held in St. Ippolyts Church at 6.00p.m. on Wednesday16th September 2020 .  The meeting will commence with Revd Ginni’s Live streamed 10 minute Evening Prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend but only those on the St. Ippolyts Church Electoral Roll may vote at the second meeting.  We are hoping that we can hold the meeting outside the Church but should this not be appropriate due to inclement weather we will retire to the Church. 

The meeting is the Church’s AGM and there will be a review of 2019 with reports from the Revd Ginni, Our Safeguarding Officer, Churchwardens, Treasurer, and St. Ippolyts School, as well as the appointment of officers, sidesmen and independent financial examiners.  To make the evening ‘go with a flow’ we hope that there will be wine, soft drinks and nibbles available but this will depend upon any coronavirus restrictions.

The Church Electoral Roll is closed 15 days before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and this means Wednesday 1st September 2020.If you would like to be included on the Church Electoral Roll then forms can be obtained from the Church Electoral Roll officer, Alan Hinks, H 452429, or a Churchwarden, Michael Hooper, H 457350 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Jane Veasey, H 434254.

We are looking for new members of our Parochial Church Council.  If you are interested in playing a key role in the future of our church please consider putting yourself forward for election, it is not a particularly onerous task! Those wishing to be elected can put their names on the election list at the back of the church or contact one of the Churchwardens on the contact details above. In additional we are still seeking a treasurer to take over from Michael. If you feel you could spare the time to play an important roll in the life of our church please consider taking on this task.

            Michael Hooper


13th August 2020

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Horse Blessing Service Sunday 16th August at 15:00

Good News we will be holding our annual horse blessing service on Sunday 16th August at 15:00. The service hwich is held in St Ippolyts Churchyard offers plenty of opportunity for everyone to be socially distanced, even the horses!


Everyone is welcome to this annual celebration to raise money for the "Riding for the Disabled" Charity.



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Face Coverings in church compulsory from 8th August

Face Coverings in church compulsory from 8th August 

Further guidance has been issued on the wearing of face coverings, more details will follow. However, it is clear that ministers who can remain suitably distanced from their congregation not need to wear face coverings all the time during services. The advice also confirms that the minister, bride and groom are exempt from wearing face coverings during the wedding service. 

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