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