Welcome to Hemyock Friday, August 17 2018 @ 01:50 pm BST

Council Is Energised

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Parish Council The annual Parish meeting on 1st May at the Hemyock Parish Hall is the place to get up-to-date with what is happening in this vibrant rural community.

Erika Jordan's Story

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General News When keen reader Erika Jordan heard of a competition being run by the Fostering Network/Roald Dahl Story Writing Competition she couldn't wait to begin her entry. This week she heard that whilst she is not one of the main prize winner's her story had been selected for the reserve list and to her great delight she has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition and a signed copy of a book by well known children's author Jacqueline Wilson.

Short Mat Bowling

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General News Short Mat Bowling takes place in the Parish Hall, twice a week, on Mondays from 10:15am to 12:15pm and on Thursdays from 2:15pm to 4:15pm.

Around Hemyock

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General News As I write this Easter Sunday is just a few days away when many will have enjoyed visits from family and friends. Others may be on holiday for a longer period and we welcome them and hope they will enjoy the delights of the area. Despite the turbulent weather we sometimes experience nature delights in reminding us that warmer weather will soon be here as colourful Spring flowers, blossoms and budding leaves brighten our days.

Blackdown Hills Walking Group

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General News The group was first started in May 2006 with the aim of bringing together everyone who enjoys walking in and around the beautiful Blackdown Hills in the company of other, like-minded people. Since our inauguration, membership has steadily increased to around 70 and the number of walks from 11 to 18 per year.

Annual Church Meeting

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St Mary's Church Don't forget that as well as being the Queen's birthday, April 21st is also the day of the Annual Church Meeting for St Mary's. It takes place at 7.45pm and is the time to hear what has been going on in the various church groups over the past year. If you don't know what church groups there are then it's a good chance to find out. For those on the electoral roll there's also voting to be done for Church Council members, and this year Deanery Synod members too.

St Mary's Guild - April 08

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St Mary's Church The February meeting of St Mary’s Guild fell on Ash Wednesday. Members and friends attended the communion service at St Mary’s Church and then went accross to the Church rooms for a delicious frugal Lent lunch of various homemade soups, homemade rolls and cheese followed by tea or coffee.

Hemyock Church Rooms

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St Mary's Church St Mary's Church Rooms can be hired for parties or regular bookings.  If interested please contact Janice Bawler 01823 680352.

Parish Pump Reminder

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General News A big thank you for those of you who have kindly made a donation towards the printing costs of the Parish Pump this year.

The Parish Pump is completely produced and delivered by volunteers, and aims to break even every year. Your support is essential to keep this magazine running. We suggest £3 per year to meet the costs, but any donation is gratefully received.