Goodbye and Good Wishes to Chris and Laura

When Chris Johnson joined our group of parishes as a curate, we always knew that this was part of his training and that he would only be with us for a limited time.  When this issue of the magazine is published, he and Laura will have had their final service and goodbyes, and moved on to Leicester Diocese.

It was lovely to have had Chris as a curate.  He brought energy, youth and enthusiasm to all he did.  When, after a relatively short time, Bob moved away, Chris took on the increased responsibilities of looking after the parishes very efficiently, keeping things going until the appointment of our new Vicar, Sean.  He was instrumental in setting up Messy Church in Staunton and also was involved in Messy Church in Weobley.  Parishioners enjoyed his services and his visits and the way he rolled up his sleeves and joined in.  Laura too brought an added dimension of friendliness and helpfulness to us all.

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Rev Chris Johnson’s departure

Rev Chris Johnson’s final service in the Weobley and Staunton Group will be a Group Eucharist on Tuesday 29th March at 7pm in Weobley Church.

He will be licensed as Associate Vicar of the Wigston Benefice in South Leicester on Tuesday 3rd May at 7.30pm in St Thomas, South Wigston.

You’re very welcome to attend either or both of these services

Jarvis Charity Almshouse Future Vacancies

JARVIS ELEEMOSYNARY CHARITY ALMSHOUSE  FUTURE VACANCY

The Jarvis Charity maintains 12 almshouses in Staunton-on-Wye, situated 10 miles west of Hereford.

The almshouses are in two blocks of six, all on the ground floor in a quiet setting.  Each unit comprising of a bedroom, sitting room, fitted kitchen, bathroom, outside store and garden. They are suitable for single people or couples and refurbished in 1995.  The monthly contribution includes hot water & night storage electric heating.  None are adapted for use by disabled people. There is no warden therefore all residents are expected to be self-sufficient.

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Confirmations 2015

Group pic Conf 2015

We were delighted to welcome Bishop Richard to Weobley yesterday for a service of Confirmation. 5 people renewed the vows made at their baptism and Bishop Richard laid hands on each of them and ‘confirmed’ them in their faith by praying that the Holy Spirit may rest upon each of them as they journey through their life of faith. Congratulations to Laura, Nigel, Leo, Sarah and Carol!

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Sarnesfield Open Weekend

St Mary’s, Sarnesfield

Open weekend

May 23rd – 24th

Coffee, cake & carpentry

Enjoy a moment or two over the bank holiday weekend at St Mary’s where you can view floral decoration, and sample delicious homemade cakes while visiting this delightful Norman church – the resting place of John Abell, the celebrated 17thC ‘Architector’ so influential in pioneering the Black & White style of house building.

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Weddings

Why not consider getting married in one of our churches? Hugh and Hayley did and had a beautiful start to married life. Get in touch and see if we can help…
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