I am a retired educationalist who has been a church organist for more than 50 years. I direct the Church Choir and the Church Music Group, as well as several other secular community choirs. I first became organist at the Vale Church in 2008.
The Church Choir sings during Communion at the Parish Eucharist most Sundays (excluding Family Eucharists), and also for special services such as the annual Carol Service. The Choir rehearse on Fridays between 7.30 and 8.30pm in the Church, although there is generally a break during August.
The Music Group sing once a month at Family Eucharists (generally on the 3rd Sunday of each month), as well as at special services such as the ‘United Services’ with Salvation Army and Methodist Church. They also give occasional concerts at events such a Church Festivals. The repertoire is modern, generally based around worship songs, and is regularly extended. The Music Group rehearse on Fridays between 6.30 and 7.30pm in the Church, with a break during August.
Both the Choir and the Music Group welcome new members (in the case of the Music Group from the age of 7+). If you are interested in joining one or both groups please contact Andrew Warren: email@example.com or 244091.
The pastoral care group is composed of members of the congregation who assist, and work with, the Rector in ensuring the provision of pastoral care for people in particular need, including anyone known to be in hospital who requests a visit. There is a dedicated Lay Pastoral Assistant, Beverley Linnecor, who can also take communion to those unable to attend church.
Communications with those needing pastoral care may be done by phone or by home visit.
The pastoral care group aim to meet at least 4 times a year to review the provision of pastoral care in the parish. All members have undertaken Safeguarding training commensurate with their role and are aware of confidentiality requirements.
The pastoral care committee will submit a report to the Church Advisory Committee and Annual Congregational meeting.
A pastoral care visit or a home communion attendance can be requested by contacting Beverley Linnecor on: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 242192
This building is situated on Maraitaine Road, Vale, GY3 5TD. One of the 2 function rooms also has a stage and piano. Ample parking is available. To know more about the hall or book to hire it, contact Mike Bubb
The building is tucked in off L’Abbaye, Vale, GY3 5SF by an open grass area close to the Rectory. There is a small kitchen suitable for teas and coffees. There is ample parking on grass area (but not the gravel area by the Rectory). To know more about the room or book to hire it, contact Mike Bubb
The Vale Church has been welcoming couples for hundreds of years and is a wonderful place to get married. With panoramic views across the island, it is the perfect setting to make your vows surrounded by your family and friends. If you would like to know more about weddings or wedding blessings at the Vale Church, please contact the Rector, Revd Beverley Hervé on Beverley.email@example.com or 01481 244088
When someone dies there is so much to think about and organise, that it can all seem a little overwhelming. Here at the Vale Church we understand how difficult this can be. Whether the service is in church, at the graveside or crematorium, we can advise and support you to plan a personalised service for your loved one. In most cases the initial arrangements are made with the funeral director, however if you would like to speak to the Rector Revd Beverley Hervé, she can be contacted on Beverley.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01481 244088
At the Vale Church we welcome the baptism of infants, children and adults. Baptism (or Christening) is a response to God’s love and through which we take the first step on our journey of faith, into the membership of the church and the Christian life. Baptism is also a celebration, a time to come together with family and friends. During a baptism promises are made to God, a sign of the cross is made upon the forehead of the person to be baptised and they are baptised with water to represent their new life with God and to celebrate being part of his family. Baptisms are usually conducted on a Sunday at 12.15, directly after the morning service. For further information or to arrange a baptism please contact the Rector, Revd Beverley Hervé on Beverley.email@example.com or 01481 244088
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