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...

Memorable Music from Cathedral Consort

The concert by the Lay Clerks of Hereford Cathedral on Saturday 13 October in Weobley Parish Church Memorwas a resounding success thanks to the enthusiastic team of workers and the generous support of so many members of the community. The music was simply terrific, quite unforgettable.  The surplus on the sale of the tickets plus donations and the excellent raffle meant that we were able to contribute £680 to church funds. Read more...

All Souls’ Service

On Sunday 4th November 2018 at 5pm, in the peaceful simplicity of St Mary’s Church, Monnington-on-Wye, we will remember and celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have died. At this All Souls’ Service candles will be lit in thanksgiving and prayer. An invitation is extended to anyone who would like to attend, and if you are unable to attend but would like someone remembered please contact The Rev’d Sean Semple on 01544 318415 or sajsemple@gmail.com Read more...

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

The Lay Clerks in Concert – Weobley Parish Church

Image credit: Michael Whitefoot

The Lay Clerks of Hereford Cathedral are an outstanding male voice ensemble. They sing in the a capella tradition of church music and on Saturday 13 October, at 7.30pm in Weobley Parish Church, they will take you on a whistle-stop tour through seven centuries of secular and sacred music, international folk-songs and close harmony arrangements.

Tickets, which include light refreshments, cost £10 and are available from Wendy Hereford 01544 319223 or Elizabeth Lawrence 01544 318522. 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...

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...