Pat Millington will be giving an Illustrated Talk entitled ‘Postcards around Weobley’ at 2.30pm on Thursday 24 January at St Thomas’ Parish Room, Weobley. Tickets cost £6.50 to include afternoon tea. Tickets are limited, and selling out fast, so please contact Pat soon if you would like to buy one (319330).
Living together is never easy. Families have all sorts of arguments. At this time of year especially, we get together, enjoy company, but sometimes get on each other’s nerves.
Here at Lambeth Palace, where Archbishops have lived and worked for centuries, we’ve been trying an experiment. Since 2015 we’ve been bringing together young Christians from around the world to live as a community for ten months. They have an extraordinary range of backgrounds, cultures and opinions. They live together, cook together, volunteer with charities together, pray together, and – because they’re human – they clash together. That can be over something as small as the washing up, or as big as their politics.
There were more than 30 seated in a friendly horseshoe formation in the spacious chancel area of Weobley Church, for the new venture of a Taizé-style service on Advent Sunday afternoon.
A singing group provided the range of musical textures which are a feature of Taizé music. The service featured the lighting and placing of candles, emphasising the Advent theme, and there was also a time during the music when anyone could go forward to kneel and receive prayer for physical healing or any aspect of wholeness.
These Advent season NIV Bible readings about the coming of Immanuel are offered for you to read and reflect at your own pace and in your own way. The numbers are simply the sequence, not linked to any date. You will find them under the top menu heading ‘BLOG POSTS’ and then ‘Bible Reflections’.
- Advent and Christmas Bible reflections
- DAY 1 Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 9:6 — Immanuel announced
- DAY 2 Psalm 80:1-7 — Restore us, O God
- DAY 3 Psalm 25:1-10 — Show me Your ways
- DAY 4 Jeremiah 23:1-6 — The announcement of the Lord our Righteousness
- DAY 5 Jeremiah 33:14-16 — The fulfilment of the promise
- DAY 6 Isaiah 11:1-5 — The new shoot
- DAY 7 Romans 3:21-22, 2 Corinthians 5:21 — Our new identity in Christ Jesus
ON Sunday, November 25, 2018 a special evening service at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross, Hereford was the occasion for Vennture to receive the Queens Award for Voluntary Service from Herefordshire Deputy Lieutenant Lady Darnley, the Queen’s representative. This award was described by Lady Darnley as “the MBE for volunteer groups” and it is rigorously assessed. The history and development of Vennture and its various outreaches was told by numerous volunteers who also gave tribute to the Victorian Christian pioneers, John and Emilia Venn and the enterprising work they founded for the benefit of Hereford’s poor which became Hereford City Mission in 1856. Vennture intentionally imitates the rock-solid Christian values and enterprising spirit of the Venns, providing teams of street pastors and Lean On Me volunteers on weekend nights.