Weobley Church was busy all day on Saturday 15 September with people making their way precariously up the tower via the narrow winding stone stairs to the ringing chamber, then an examination of the clock mechanism explained by Alan Jones and, above it, viewing the second heaviest ring of bells in Herefordshire in their new steel frame.The intrepid could then go up another winding section and come out on the narrow parapet round the spire for amazing 360 degree views of the village and Weobley plain between the hills. Inside the church there were historical displays of church accounts and some registers of births, deaths and marriages including one from the mid 1600s on vellum pages, and many other artefacts with people on hand to explain the finer points. In the refreshments area there was percolator coffee and tea and tempting cakes. Members of the team included the Vicar, Sean Semple, Parish Secretary Pat Millington, Tower Captain Cath Brigg, Ruth Palmer and her daughter Matilda.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday Teas will once again be served each Sunday between 2.00 and 4.30pm, from Sunday 22nd July to Sunday 2nd September, in St John the Baptist Church, Letton. There will be the usual delights – delicious teas, books, bric a brac etc – all in the charming surroundings of this ancient church. Everyone is welcome.