Five years of Hereford Street Pastors

ON Sunday, November 25, 2018 a special evening service at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross, Hereford was the occasion for Vennture to receive the Queens Award for Voluntary Service from Herefordshire Deputy Lieutenant Lady Darnley, the Queen’s representative. This award was described by Lady Darnley as “the MBE for volunteer groups” and it is rigorously assessed. … [Read more…]

Stalls Galore this Saturday!

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  

Update on temporary closure of St Mary’s, Staunton-on-Wye

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 … [Read more…]

War Memorial Ceremonies – Saturday 10 November

  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 … [Read more…]

Re-dedication of Historic Altar Frontal

When Weobley Church was having major work done some 10 years ago, Eunice Hayward, a congregation member, rescued from a skip a very dilapidated altar frontal. She asked Jane Lloyd if anything could be done to repair it. Realising that the restoration would be difficult, Jane passed it to the Broiderers’ Guild at the Cathedral. … [Read more…]

Dean Earns the Letton Guinea

On Monday, October 29, two dozen people braved below-zero temperatures to make a crowd at Letton Church for the annual Guinea Service. Following the Prayer Book order for Evensong, the invited preacher was Dean of Hereford Cathedral, The Very Revd Michael Tavinor. Taking as his text Mark’s story of the poor widow putting her two small … [Read more…]