Thanks from Hans and Doris Moerman

An autographed copy of Michael Tavinor’s book ‘Saints and Sinners of the Marches’ was sent to Hans and Doris Moerman as a gift for their many years of hard work on Pilgrim. They sent this heartfelt response.

“What an enormous surprise! Is that package really for us? Then, realizing it was, we were both moved to tears by your thoughtfulness and such a lovely note. The book is incredibly appropriate and to have the personal dedication by the Dean makes it even more special. 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...