Hoggeston hosts several fund-raising events each year to help pay for maintenance of the Church.

The highlight of the year is the VILLAGE FETE held in July. This includes a Dog Show and agility trials supervised by a panel of internationally-renowned judges. Some competitors have even been known to travel from as far away as Stewkley. The tombola and raffle are hugely popular but as we don't have a Village Hall we always hope for good weather. We do though have a Marquee Beer Tent and lots of grass.      


Please double-check Church service dates on the noticeboard in the Church porch and via the Schorne team website: www.schorneteam.co.uk

February 2nd:        Church - Holy Communion (Prayer book) - 9.30am

February 16th:       Church - FAMILY SERVICE - 5.00pm

March 2nd:            Church - Holy Communion Prayer book) - 9.30am

March 9th:             Village FILM EVENING - (Venue to be advised)

March 16th:           Church - Morning Service -  11.00am

March 30th:           Church - MOTHERING SUNDAY FAMILY SERVICE - 9.30am

April 20th:             Church - EASTER SUNDAY - Holy Communion - 9.30am

May 4th:                Church - Holy Communion - 9.30am

May 18th:              Church - ROGATION SUNDAY FAMILY SERVICE - 11.00am

June 1st:               Church - Holy Communion - 9.30am

June 15nd:            Church - FAMILY SERVICE - 4.00PM

July 6th:                Church - Holy Communion - 9.30am

July 13th:               VILLAGE FETE AND DOG SHOW

July 20th:               Church - Morning Service - 11.00am

August 3rd:             Church - Holy Communion - 9.30am

August 17th:           Church - Morning Service - 11.00am

September 7th:       Church - Holy Communion - 9.30am

September 21st:      Church - FAMILY SERVICE - 11.00am

October 5th:           Church - HARVEST FESTIVAL - 5.00pm

October 12th:          Church - FAMILY SERVICE - 4.00pm

October 19th:          Church - Morning Service - 11.00am

November 2nd:         Church - Holy Communion - 9.30am

November 16th:        Church - ALL SOULS FAMILY REMEMBRANCE SERVICE - 5.00pm

December 7th:          Church - Holy Communion - 9.30am

December 21st:         Church  - CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE - 6.00pm

January 15th 2015:    Church - Holy Communion - 9.30am

January 18th 2015:    Church - FAMILY SERVICE  - 11.00am


















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Jan.2014: Churchyard Wall Repairs

In December last year a short section of retaining wall surrounding the Churchyard decided to collapse into the road. Fortunately no-one was injured but because the cause was 'fair wear and tear' rather than vehicle impact it seems unlikely the costs of repair will be borne by the Church insurers. We are obtaining a 'faculty' (permission to undertake repairs) from the Diocese and seeking quotes to effect repairs as soon as the weather improves.

A certain amount of arm-twisting was applied to the congregation at the Christmas Carol service but we're still likely to have a shortfall of £1,000 or so on the costs so if you have any bright ideas to reduce this further please contact the PCC.


Nov.2013: Chancel Repair Liability

In 2013 the Hoggeston PCC (Parochial Church Council) completed it's investigations into whether any properties within the parish are subject to so-called 'Chancel Repair Liability'. This legal oddity dates back many years to the time when tithes and the like were still commonplace and payable to Church authorities to offset the cost of providing Clergy and maintaining the building.

In recent years this potential liability has sometimes been overlooked by property owners (particularly those who purchase historic houses) and the Church Commissioners have been keen to determine who is - and who is NOT - liable after several cases where homeowners went to court to contest their liability.

After diligent investigations at the Land Registry and through the records of the Church Commissioners the PCC has determined that NO liability attaches to any properties within the parish and has formally notified the Diocese of it's findings.      

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