The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Coronavirus guidance from the Church of England
Services have resumed on Sunday mornings at 11 am. For the next few weeks these will be services of Morning prayer and although we are not at present allowed to sing the hymns these will be played either by our organ scholars or on cds. We hope to begin communion services in the next few weeks and these will be celebrated in accordance with government guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.
The Church is now open for private prayer every day from 9 – 5 and we ask that you follow the safety information displayed.
The Lordsbridge ministry team has made available services for the congregation at Harlton Church. To access service sheets and music videos, please contact Alison Myers, Team Rector, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01954 212815
The parish church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the oldest and most distinguished building in the village, having been built during the last quarter of the 14th century. For more than 600 years it has been the focus of worship in Harlton and the setting for community events.
In recent years the church has hosted a series of gala concerts and other musical events which have a wide following in the district. A newly built three manual organ has significantly enhanced the musical resources.
Worship and Services
Harlton is part of the Lordsbridge Team Ministry. The Lord’s Bridge Team belongs to the Bourn Deanery of the Diocese of Ely. The normal Sunday service is Parish Communion at 11 am with a service of Family Morning Prayer on the second Sunday of the month. Harlton has a tradition of welcoming Christians of all denominations to take communion. Visitors are always very welcome to join our services. (Please note that there is not always a service in Harlton on the fifth Sunday. There is normally a joint service on this day which may be held at one of the other churches in the group)
The ties between Church and Village are strong. The Church has an events committee that actively organises a host of events to which everyone in the Village (and neighbouring villages) is invited. These include:
• Chai and Chats is a monthly gathering, organised within the Village and supported by many Church members
• Pop-up Nativity followed by Carol singing in the Hare & Hounds, the village pub
• Illustrated talks to bring village members and others together for fellowship and listen to resident experts on a range of topics
•Events tied to Easter, Mothering Sunday, Harvest, Carol Service, Pets’ service, country walks, musical concerts – and other activities that build on parishioners’ passions, professional endeavours and creative pursuits
•Food Bank collection