Floor Repairs in Weobley Church – (church is closed until the end of March)
The PCC have been granted a Faculty for the replacement of the raised flooring at the top of the nave. We have received a generous sum from Friends of Weobley Church toward this work, along with several grants. However, there remains a shortfall of about £15,000. So far we have raised £1500 toward this. We will undertake additional fund-raising in the new year to help cover this, and your collective support for our fund-raising ventures across the Benefice is much appreciated. The work will start in the second week of January and finish around the end of March. During this period Sunday services of worship will take place in Hopelands Village Hall.
Sponsor a Tile for Weobley Church
The process of replacing rotten flooring at the front of Weobley church is underway. So far we’ve had a generous donation from The Friends of Weobley Church and grants from various bodies, but we are still facing a shortfall of £12,000. The Sponsor a Tile campaign is now underway in Weobley village and beyond. Please consider sponsoring a tile for £10, £20, £50 or another amount. If paying by cheque: Weobley Parochial Church Council, The Vicarage, Church Rd, Weobley
HR48SD. If paying by bank transfer: Weobley PCC – Sort Code 608301 Account 201 970 90
Weobley Royal Cafe Jubilee Service
Thank you to all those that attended the Royal Cafe Service at Hopelands Hall – we had a wonderful time celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Queens accession to the throne.
A few photos from our fete at Weobley Church on 24th July 2021. We managed to raise £2930 for the church and £180 for the ShelterBox Charity – well done and a big thank you to all those who helped out and supported us.
A small band of ‘socially distanced’ volunteers armed with dusters, mops and masks worked tirelessly on Tuesday to ensure that Weobley Parish Church was spick and span and ready to open it’s doors for regular services on Sundays at 10.30 from Sunday 12 July.
Our postcode is HR4 8SD and the Church is always open during daylight hours, so do feel free to pop in.
We hold services regularly and you’re always welcome to join us! Please check the service list before setting out, but they’re usually: (although this is not the current case as we are just holding Sunday services during COVID 19 restrictions)
First Sunday 10.30am Morning Praise
Second Sunday Holy Communion BCP, third Sunday Eucharist CW
Fourth Sunday 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
CW = Common Worship, contemporary language. BCP= Book of Common Prayer, historic language
“We believe in Inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, ethnicity, race, marital status or sexuality.
We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which chooses to interpret scripture inclusively; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”
Remembrance Sunday 2020 – a little different but we will remember them.
We were delighted that Rev’d Guy Wilkinson was able to officiate at the wedding of Evan and Sarah on 21st March before the tighter restrictions came into force a few days later. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Barton and we wish you every health and happiness on your journey together.
Mr Toad (Anthony Young) and the cast of
The Wind in the Willows
(Pippa Meekings, Rob Keeves and Duncan Woodruff)
The cast of The Wind in the Willows
(L-R) Ratty (Duncan Woodruff), Mr Toad (Anthony Young), Badger (Rob Keeves) and Moley (Pippa Meekings)
How to Pray – Book Review and Home Group
Pete Greig has been teaching on prayer and involved in a non-stop prayer movement, 24-7 Prayer, since founding it over 20 years ago.
He is an Ambassador for the NGO Tearfund and an associate tutor at St Mellitus Theological College, London, and also leads a large church in Guildford called Emmaeus Road – as well as being an award-winning author.
His latest book, How To Pray, is based on Jesus’ teaching on how to pray which has also been compiled into the recited prayer we all know as The Lord’s Prayer. The four ‘movements’ of The Lord’s Prayer are Pause, Rejoice, Ask and Yield and Pete subdivides this outline into 12 concise, accessible “how to” chapters as follows:
1. Prayer Everywhere – why pray?
2. Keeping it Simple – starting out in prayer
3. Slowing and Centring – how to be still before God
4. Adoration – how to worship God
5. Petition – how to ask God
6. Intercession – how to ask God for others
7. Unanswered prayer – how to deal with disappointment
8. Contemplation – how to pray without words
9. Listening – how to hear God
10. Confession and Reconciliation – how to get right with God
11. Spiritual warfare – how to exercise spiritual authority
A large prayer meeting led by Pete is a memorable experience. He combines spiritual authority and a gift for facilitation, with humour and approachability, shunning any sense of position or elevation. This, too, is the way he writes, conveying profound insights in a relaxed way with plenty of stories.
There is enough biblical reference around the Matthew 6:9-13 outline to make this a Bible study as well as a prayer study and it also acts as a companion to The Prayer Course from Holy Trinity Brompton available online as part of the Alpha stable.
- The current home group meeting in Weobley, whose participants are drawn from across all the churches, will be using this content after Easter (Tuesday afternoons fortnightly). A second similar home group is under discussion. If you are interested in joining a new group or would like more information, why not contact Ian Greig, firstname.lastname@example.org or Revd Sean Semple, email@example.com
Returning by popular demand our very own ‘Gourmet Chefs’ Alan Jones and Bob Best will be Producing Perfect Pancakes in the Pews of Weobley Parish Church on Tuesday 5 March 11.00am – 12.30pm. Coffee and tea will also be available. Please do join us.
Taizé is a new venture for Weobley Parish Church
There were more than 30 seated in a friendly horseshoe formation in the spacious chancel area of Weobley Church, for the new venture of a Taizé-style service on Advent Sunday afternoon.
A singing group provided the range of musical textures which are a feature of Taizé music. The service featured the lighting and placing of candles, emphasising the Advent theme, and there was also a time during the music when anyone could go forward to kneel and receive prayer for physical healing or any aspect of wholeness.
The service was led by Revd Sean Semple with the assistance of Carole Page who has some years of experience of leading Taizé events in a previous parish.
Further occasional Taizé gatherings are under consideration for 2019.
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.