Pets bring owners to church

A congregation of canines filled the Cotterell chapel and sat reverently for the start of a service of blessing in St John’s, Byford, on Sunday, Sept 30, which is the nearest Sunday to St Francis’ Day. Those owners not brought by their dogs had pictures of cats, chickens, gerbils, images on tablets and ‘phones – and Barney the pony brought his young rider, Ruby, up to the church but preferred to stay outside for his blessing. The service led by the vicar, Revd Sean Semple, gave thanks for God’s creation in responsive psalm style. It included a short sermon which recognised the value pets and other animals of God’s creation bring to our world – including our local farms and farmers. All Things Bright and Beautiful (of course!) featured as the hymn, and at the end every pet went home buoyed by a personal, prayerful blessing. Here are some pictures from the day

Staunton on Wye Harvest Festival

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.

Hereford Cathedral Choral Evensong

The Very Revd Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford Cathedral, warmly invites members of our Group of Parishes to attend a special service of Choral Evensong for the Kington and Weobley Deanery in the Cathdedral on Sunday 8th July at 3.30pm. The service will be followed by refreshments.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES 2018

THURSDAY 29TH MARCH (MAUNDY THURSDAY)

Weobley – 19h30 – Eucharist, Foot-washing & Tenebrae

FRIDAY 30TH MARCH (GOOD FRIDAY)

Weobley – 11h00 – CTIW Walk of Witness (Catholic Church)

14h00 – Service of the Word

SUNDAY 1ST APRIL (EASTER DAY)

Weobley – 10h30 – CW Eucharist

Sarnesfield – 09h00 – CW Eucharist

Norton Canon – 09h00 – (BCP) Holy Communion Read more...

Christmas Services in the Weobley and Staunton Group of Parishes

Christmas Eve:

16:30     Crib Service, St Peter and St Paul’s, Weobley

16:30     Crib Service, St Mary’s, Staunton-on-Wye

23:15     Midnight Mass, St Mary’s, Monnington-on-Wye

23:30     Midnight Mass, St Peter and St Paul’s, Weobley

Christmas Day

09:00     Christmas Day Eucharist, St Mary’s, Sarnesfield

09:00     Christmas Day Eucharist, St Nicholas’, Norton Canon Read more...