Byford Church Patronal Festival

The churchwardens of Byford would like to invite parishioners, friends and visitors to share in a Festival Eucharist to be held in Byford church to celebrate the feast day of St John the Baptist, to whom our church is dedicated. The service, which will be led by the Bishop of Hereford, is on Sunday 24 June at 10.30am and is followed by light refreshments at Byford Court.

We are an inclusive, family-friendly church and would love as many people as possible to come to share our special day.

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Weobley Church Coffee Mornings

Over the next few months there is the opportunity to join us for tea, coffee, cakes and a chat on the second Tuesday of each month, 10.30am until 12 noon. There will also be a small sales table. Everyone is welcome to come along and please bring your friends, family and neighbours. Dates for your diary, Tuesdays 12th June, 10th July, 14th August.

Anyone for croquet?

The annual  Inter-parish Croquet Tournament will be held on Saturday 9 June at 2pm, at Eardisley Tennis and Croquet Club.

Churches in the parish can enter teams of two people and any number of teams can be accommodated, with a maximum of eight teams on the croquet pitch at any one time. This year, Letton will be defending its title.

Cost of entry is £5 per person and afternoon tea can be provided for an extra £3 per person.

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Dementia Friends

Two dozen Weobley, Staunton, Byford and Norton Canon people engaged enthusiastically with word games and other group activities designed to raise awareness of what dementia is, in Weobley’s Hopelands Hall on Saturday, May 12.

The Dementia Friends event, which followed a format devised by Alzheimer’s Society, mixed up people from the different villages with two rounds of discussion to brainstorm simple community actions that would make a difference. Voting with coloured dots revealed that awareness-raising, by promoting discussion, using social media and taking school assemblies, was the top desire. Other high-ranking suggestions included clearer signage in public places, a Dementia Friends Club for mutual support of carers and family members, and dementia friendly churches.

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