Weobley

 

 

Our next service is Sunday 19th July at 10.30 am (Eucharist) CW

and then as follows

Sunday 26th July 10.30 am, Holy Communion

Sunday 2nd August 10.30 am Morning Praise with Guy Wilkinson

Sunday 9th August 10.30 am Eucharist CW with Peter Houghton

Sunday 16th August 10.30 am Eucharist CW with Susan Verwey

Sunday 23rd August 10.30 am Holy Communion BCP with John Thewlis

Sunday 30th August 10.30 am Group Service with Guy Wilkinson

We are pleased to say that Weobley Parish Church will now be open for private prayer in the Chancel daily from Monday 15 June between the hours of 10.00 and 3.00pm.  It is vitally important that everyone continues to respect the social distancing rules. Access to the church will be through the Chancel door adjacent to the Preaching Cross.  Please bring your own Bible or Prayer Book as under COVID-19 rules we cannot leave any out for shared use. Wendy, Weobley PCC.

We open our doors for services on 12th July 2020

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 church in Weobley will be opening for a service of Common Worship Holy Communion on Sunday 12 July at the usual time of 10.30.  Every effort will have been made to ensure that you can worship safely  with all the basic principles of physical distancing, hygiene and safety. Social distancing measures will be in place which at the moment stands at 2 metres within places of worship.  Entry into the church will be via the porch and exiting will be via the West door.  Hand sanitiser will be available as you enter and a sidesman will direct you to a seat.  The main body of the church will be used for this service and be closed immediately after the service to meet the 72 hour COVID-19 rule thereby minimising the amount of sanitising required. To this end, the main body of the church will remain closed until 10.30 on the following Sunday but with the Chancel staying open daily for private prayer 10.00 – 3.00pm.
The church experience will be different to that we have been accustomed to; while we will make every effort to observe all the current regulations there also needs to be a degree of personal responsibility so please do take every precaution you think necessary for your own personal protection including the wearing of a mask if you wish to – I am sure others may do so.  Please do join us for our worship now that our church is able to welcome you back.
Wendy on behalf of the Weobley PCC

 

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  Holy Communion (BCP)
Second and Third Sundays 10.30am Holy Communion (CW)
Fourth Sunday 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

Monday to Thursday 9.00am Morning Prayer
Monday to Thursday 4.00pm Evening Prayer

First Wednesday 10.30am Weekday Communion (BCP)
Last Tuesday 10.30am Healing Service with Communion

CW = Common Worship, contemporary language. BCP= Book of Common Prayer, historic language

 

Inclusive Church

 “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.”

Weobley PCC

News

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.

Picture 1.

Mr Toad (Anthony Young) and the cast of
The Wind in the Willows
(Pippa Meekings, Rob Keeves and Duncan Woodruff)

 

Picture 2.

The cast of The Wind in the Willows
(L-R) Ratty (Duncan Woodruff), Mr Toad (Anthony Young), Badger (Rob Keeves) and Moley (Pippa Meekings)

 

 

 

On Sunday 2 February, seventy five people enjoyed a fun, amusing and entertaining performance of Wind in the Willows by the Rain or Shine Theatre Company.  The event was part of a fund-raising event for the Weobley Parish Church and raised much needed funds not only through ticket sales but also by the consumption of excellent home-baked cakes and teas.

In response to the many enthusiastic comments from the audience, young and old, The Rain or Shine Theatre Company have been invited to return to Weobley in February 2021.

 

How to Pray – Book Review and Home Group

ISBN 978-1-529-37492-6

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
12. Amen.

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, ian@iangreig.net or Revd Sean Semple, sajsemple@gmail.com

 

Pancakes in the Pews – Shrove Tuesday – 5 March

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

Weobley Taizé team — Revd Sean Semple and Carole Page with singers and instrumentalists

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.

–Ian Greig

 

 

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.