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.
There are three opportunities to buy your Christmas gifts this Saturday, 24 November, in three locations:
Byford – The Byford Bazaar at Bridge Sollars Community Centre, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Staunton – Advent Coffee Morning at Staunton-on-Wye Village Hall, 10.00am – 12.30pm
Weobley – Winter Fair at Weobley Parish Church, 10.30am – 2.30pm
This update follows our post on 26 October where it was stated, “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.”
At Monday’s PCC meeting it was decided that until the building repairs could be undertaken, Staunton parishioners would join with services at St John the Baptist, Letton on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. The Staunton Carol Service (Sunday 16 December, 5.30pm) and Crib Service (Christmas Eve, 4.00pm) will take place in the Village Hall.
Joining the rest of the nation in the Act of Remembrance at 11.00am on Sunday 11 November, Weobley will hold its Silence and laying of wreaths around the war memorial in the churchyard opposite the main church entrance.
This will be preceded by a silent march to the churchyard, leaving from the centre of the village at 10.45am, led by Clergy, Royal British Legion members, Scouts and other uniformed participants, accompanied by muffled bells.
The Eardisley and District British Legion will be visiting the war memorials in Letton, Staunton and Byford this Saturday 10 November to lay wreaths, read out the names and remember the fallen of the different villages. Times are approximately as follows:
Letton Church 11.25am
Staunton War Memorial 11.40am
Byford Church 12 noon
Anybody interested is very welcome to attend these short ceremonies.
The pictures show the restored frontal, the remains being destroyed in the churchyard and flowers placed on Eunice’s grave as a token of gratitude for her initiative.