All Saints' Holcombe Rogus
All Saints Church
Holcombe Rogus TA21 0PA
Roy McQueen (Tel 01823 664703)
Peter Palfrey (Tel 01823 672302)
Location and overview
Holcombe Rogus is a friendly, thriving and active community. It has a long history and is an attractive and sought-after village. There is a happy mix of families who have been here for generations, those who have been in the village for twenty, thirty or even forty years, and those who have come more recently.
The village hall is the focus for many activities including a mothers' and toddlers' group, WI, monthly village lunch, fairs and coffee mornings. There are also ad-hoc entertainments at the hall, usually to support charities. These are always well attended and enjoyed by all age groups from the village.
Apart from the beautiful church building, the historic centrepiece of the village is Holcombe Court, a stunning Elizabethan house with Victorian additions that has recently been beautifully renovated. The medieval Priest’s House, adjacent to the church and owned and let out by the Landmark Trust, is also interesting.
The church building dates from the mid 13th century and has several interesting features. It is also well maintained, clean and warm. A new sound system and a kitchen, robing area and screen beneath the bell tower are recent improvements, and we have also bought new equipment for the children’s Sunday Club. Additional improvements will be considered as soon as funds allow.
The church is friendly and active. The Children and Families worker runs a Sunday Club with help from volunteers from the congregation. Services are generally traditional in style with music a central and important part of worship. This is led and enhanced by an able and enthusiastic choir and organist who also support the team services in the other team churches.