St James’s Church and the adjoining Village Hall lie at the heart of Beauworth, in which there are some 40 dwellings and The Milbury’s public house. St James’s can seat 40 comfortably (as can the Hall) or up to 70 in less comfort when needs be. About 100 people live in the parish, forming a tight knit and friendly supportive community, with many activities to get involved in which include a quiz evening and suppers.
There are a number of special seasonal service spread throughout the year, further details will be included in the event’s list below. All services are at 9.30am unless otherwise indicated. This year, 2023, they are as follows:
15 January “Plough”
A service of thanksgiving and celebration of our agricultural community
9 April “Easter Dawn”
A traditional Easter communion held in the garden of Milbarrow Farm at dawn followed by breakfast.
28 May “Rogation”
A celebration of the resources and activities of the village “beating the bounds”, followed by refreshments
23 July “Patronal Festival”
A service (with communion) commemorating our patron Saint James the great
8 October “Harvest Festival”
A service of thanksgiving, without communion, followed by refreshments in the Village Hall.
(see also Harvest Supper. date tba)
17 December 4pm “Carols by Candlelight”
A traditional late afternoon, candlelit service of Readings and Carols, followed by seasonal refreshments in the Village Hall
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