Get your cake on at Letton Sunday teas

The annual Sunday teas have started at St John The Baptist Church in Letton.

You can pop in for delicious home made cakes and other delights with tea and coffee and squash also available.

There’ll also be books and other bric-a-brac for sale, along with the chance to relax and take a break in this gorgeous, ancient church.

Teas start at 2pm every Sunday until 4.30 from 28 July through to Sunday 1 September. Read more...

Surport your local church. Find out how at Letton Church – 17 February

The service  at St. John the Baptist Church, Letton,on Sunday 17 February at 10.30a.m. will be attended by Richard Jones from Hereford Cathedral who will talk about the Giving Scheme.  This will give everyone a chance to ask questions and learn more about how easy it is to support your local church financially, even if you are unable to attend the services.  All are welcome to attend.

Temporary closure of St Mary’s Church, Staunton-on-Wye

Following a fall of plaster from the roof of St Mary’s Church, Staunton-on-Wye, and the safety concerns that raises, the church is now temporarily closed and unavailable for services pending an architect’s inspection.

This Sunday’s service will now be held at 10:30 at St John the Baptist Church, Byford, and the venues for future services will be duly advertised. Members of the public are urged to stay away from the church until it is declared safe once again. Read more...

Special service at Byford for all creatures, great and small

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. Read more...

This year’s Harvest Festival dates

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 Read more...

Cathedral Dean to preach at Guinea Service

The Dean of Hereford Cathedral, The Very Revd Michael Tavinor, will preach at this year’s Guinea Service at St John The Baptist Church, in Letton, at 6.30pm 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.’ Read more...

Kinnersley & District Parish Community Lunch

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: rogermarshall@bbmax.co.uk Read more...

Staunton-on-Wye announces Inclusive Church status

The Parochial Church Council of St Mary, Staunton-on-Wye adopted the following resolution at its meeting on 14 May 2018.

Inclusive Church

“We believe in Inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, ethnicity, race, marital status or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which chooses to interpret scripture inclusively; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.” Read more...

Holy Trinity choir to sing at Monnington-on-Wye

Here’s a lovely date for your diaries. On Sunday 8 July at 3.30pm,  the choir of Holy Trinity, Hereford, will sing choral evensong at St Mary’s Church, Monnington-on-Wye Church. And if that wasn’t enough, it will be followed by plentiful tea and cake.

For those who didn’t come last year, Holy Trinity choir is one of the best in the county and are a real treat to hear.

Parking will be available in the field opposite the path to the church with the spaces in front of Monnington Court reserved for disabled drivers only. Read more...