We enjoyed a fabulous Harvest Festival at Staunton on Wye on 9 September. Thanks to all who prepared the church and refreshments; our bell ringers; the Staunton Community Choir and preacher, Rev Charles Overton. Part of the collection will go to Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy who provide support to our local farmers. Here are some photos of the day.
There will be a Pet Blessing Service at Byford Church on Sunday 30 September at 4pm. Anyone is welcome to bring their pets with them – be it tortoise or tiger – with the only request being that they are kept under control (especially those tortoises, we all know what they can be like).
If you can’t be sure of your beloved’s behaviour then feel free to bring a photograph of them instead, and bring pictures of any departed companions you may wish to remember too.
Following the lovely Harvest Festival Service at St Mary Staunton-on-Wye, earlier in September, here are the dates and times for the rest of the Harvest services this year.
Letton: 16 September at 11:00 – followed by a light lunch
Monnington-on-Wye: 23 September at 15:30
Weobley 30 September at 10:30
Please come along to Weobley Parish Church Heritage Open Day with guided tower tours, this Saturday, September 15, 10.30am – 4.30pm.
You can research your family history with the help of Herefordshire Family History Society; look at the old Registers and books; see our Church treasures and learn more about renowned local resident Ella Mary Leather.
Light refreshments will be available all day.
The Dean of Hereford Cathedral, The Very Rev. Michael Tavinor, will preach at this year’s Guinea Service at St John The Baptist Church, in Letton, at 18.30 on Monday 29 October, in a tradition which dates back to the early 1800s.
In the last will and testament of parishioner Elizabeth Freeman, dated 1810, she left provision to ‘pay The Minister of Letton Church, one Guinea for a sermon in The Church on the 29th October yearly, forever.’
Kinnersley & District Parish Community Lunch
(Kinnersley, Letton, Norton Canon & Sarnesfield)
The September Parish Community Lunch will be at THE KINNERSLEY ARMS on THURSDAY 20 September at 12:15 for 12:30 SHARP.
Cost will be £6.00 for Main Course, £3.00 for Starter or Dessert. Tea or Coffee are complimentary.
Are you new to Kinnersley or Norton Canon and the wider parish? If so, do come and meet some new neighbours. All are welcome, and children get a free meal if with an accompanying adult. And if you know anyone who is housebound but might like to come, do check to see if they would enjoy the occasion. If you or anyone you know would like transport please contact Roger Marshall on 01544 318795 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For August only the “Kinnersley & District Parish Community Lunch” – includes Kinnersley, Letton, Norton Canon and Sarnesfield – features an Evening Bar-B-Q at The Kinnersley Arms on Thursday 16 August at 6.30pm.
Cost will be £8.00 for a burger or sausage in a bun, selection of salads, and a frozen dessert. Veggie option available, and tea or coffee are complimentary. Children, aged 12 and under, eat free when accompanied by an adult.
St Mary Staunton-on-Wye has published two updates on its webpage, detailing the current status of its Heritage Lottery Fund applications, and an update on its building works. You can read both on the Staunton-on-Wye page.