All Saints is situated in the heart of Headley in NE Hampshire, it is one of three villages of that name mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The Parish includes Headley, Lindford, Hollywater, Headley Down, Deadwater, Standford, Arford,
Picketts Hill, Wishanger, Barford, Headley Park and Hearn.
Headley is friendly and welcoming, just like All Saints Church. As with many villages in the area there are many opportunities for residents to be active and to meet others. The WI, Scouts and Guides, Headley Voluntary Care, Horticultural Society, Theatre Group and the Headley Society are just some of the 44 groups - for all ages - that recently took part in 'Here's Headley', at www.headley-village.com an event showcasing all that is going on in Headley. Of course All Saints, ASH Puppets,
firstname.lastname@example.org and the Parish Magazine email@example.com were all represented! Many of these organisations use the All Saints Church Centre, Tina Wareham 01428 717784, or the village hall by the large village green.
There are many residents with longstanding local connections who remember the variety of shops and services, there are still two pubs, a hairdresser, newsagent/grocer, delicatessen/cafe and a farm shop.
The Holme School (C of E Primary) www.holme.hants.sch.uk is growing in popularity as standards and pupil numbers have risen and with its own supporters, FROTH, is working actively to connect to the wider village.
Headley Voluntary Care
Are you in need of help?
Trips to the Hospital, Doctors and Dentists difficult for you?
Headley Voluntary Care are here to help.
Perhaps you would like to join us for a coffee and meet up with other local people, we meet at 10.30 every Thursday morning at the Church Centre Headley, pop in and see us.
Telephone 01428 717389
We cover Arford, Headley, Headley Down, Lindford and Standford
NEWS AND VIEWS
PLEASE KEEP SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES AT THIS TIME
Many local businesses remained open to offer you vital provisions. Please seek them out. They appreciate your custom. (And you may get used to using them more in the future!)
Some of the children from the Holme School sing for the Bishop of Guildford, The Right Reverend Andrew Watson, at our morning service on the 5th March.
Closure of All Saints Parish Church Churchyard, Headley, Bordon Please read below the official advertisement from The Ministry of Justice in the process of closing our churchyard. “Provision would be made without exceptions;” means the whole churchyard is included. There will be no change in access to the churchyard for families to visit and tend the graves of loved ones. Family graves and those reserved with a faculty will still be available for burials as before and the memorial garden for the interment of ashes has many years of use left. The closing date for comments is 30th April 2022.
All Saints Headley
Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of the Secretary of State for Justice, acting on an application by the incumbent and churchwardens, to apply to the Privy Council for an Order requiring the discontinuance of burials in the above churchyard. Provision would be made without exceptions: Any representations about the proposed closure should be sent to the Coroners Casework Team, Ministry of Justice, 102 Petty France, London SW1H 9AJ or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
(quoting reference CC/MAR22/0033) within 21 days of this publication.
All Saints has a beautiful, old churchyard. Many visitors have expresses surprise at its size - it is one of the largest in the Guildford Diocese - but have also delighted in its peace. There are now only a limited number of burial plots available, but plenty of space for urns in our charming memorial garden. A lovely path winds through the churchyard and connects the centre of the village with the Holme School.
For information click the READ MORE button below to see the Churchyard Guide.
The Churchyard contains ten Commonwealth War Grave and just outside is the village War Memorial. Recently the Headley Society has undertaken research into all those listed on the War Memorial. If you would like to know more, click here.
Most charitable organisations are now facing growing difficulty in recruiting younger volunteers. If this trend continues, with an ageing population the time must come when some organisations will be at risk of being unable to operate, and we don’t want to become one of these. At Headley Voluntary Care we want to address the situation before it becomes the kind of problem that puts at risk the service we offer to our local community which covers Headley, Arford, Lindford, Standford and Headley Down. In 2010 we had a volunteer force of 64 drivers, but in successive years this has gradually reduced to the point where we currently have just 31 volunteer drivers. Our records clearly show that demand for our service has increased year on year, but the number of volunteer drivers has continued to fall. If you are a member of our local community and are willing to make even one or two trips a month, please contact our Publicity Officer Michael G. Sheppard on 01428 712274 or email: email@example.com.
The Church Centre & Church
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A REGULAR VENUE FOR YOUR NEW VENTURE?
The Headley Church Centre is the ideal place to consider… if you are starting an art class, a craft class, an exercise class, need a rehearsal room, in fact anything that you might need a regular venue for.
Inside the Centre there are several options. It has an area that could act as a stage, but just as easily be made into two rooms. There is also a smaller meeting room. Also a very practical kitchen with serving hatch. Outside there is plenty of parking for hall users. Plenty of chairs both for adults and children with both adult and childsized tables available, and on warm sunny days there is also access out onto a grassed area.
The Church Centre is also ideal for meetings, parties, exhibitions or any ‘one off’ events.
Please call Tina (bookings secretary) on
01428 717207 to find out more.
For thirteen years A.S.H Puppets have been running as a children’s activity – but puppetry is for all ages. We would like to host a Puppet Training Day next year.
These workshops are run by One Way UK, the company who design and make the puppets and run the European Puppet Ministry Festival each year. But, before we go ahead, it would be good to know what level of interest there is.
If you are interested or would like to know more, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this will be primarily for adults, although children are also welcome.
We are looking for new members – adults and young people from Key Stage 2 upwards. We use arm-rod and glove puppets. Come and have fun learning a new skill. We will be meeting at Headley Church Centre on Friday 23rd September from 5.30 to 7pm, and on the first and third Fridays each month thereafter.
In the meantime, we currently run puppet workshops for children at St Francis Church as part of Kraftikids, meeting on the first Saturday each month (except December) at 10.00am, so if there are more young people out there who are interested, please come and check out all the activities on offer.
Calling all singers!
We have now reached the stage where our church choir membership has fallen to a crucial level! We desperately need all voices, especially tenor and alto.
Please get in touch with Tina at the church office on 01428 717207.
Please give a tenor!
The North Churchyard, Headley Parish Church
This was opened in the Great War (WWI) from a large section of the Old Rectory Garden. The latest burial in the old section was in 1914 and the are several military graves in the churchyard; it is also known as the Long Churchyard.
The path along to the back gate has been awful, almost non-existent and often muddy, but with assistance from Friends of All Saints Headley, Headley Parish Council, East Hants District and Hants County Councils we have refurbished/replaced the existing path so it is easy for people from Churchfields etc. and from the Holme School to come to the Churchyard, Church and Village Centre.
The path length was 160m and was put in by local firm James Gatcum and we thank them for that.
We hope you like it too.
All Saints PCC
The Bishop of Guildford, the Right Reverend Andrew Watson, with the Church Wardens, the Rector, Revd Yann Debreuil and the Curate, Revd Helen Kempster, at the morning service on 5th March.