Are you looking for a quiet place to sit in the sunshine (or the rain or the cold) Letton Church welcomes all to the peace of the church or the churchyard.
If you need quiet, solace, or space to contemplate, the church is open daily and the churchyard open all hours.
Our postcode is HR3 6DH and you’re very welcome to join us.
Promoting a Safer Church
The updated Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for
children, young people and adults was adopted by the
Parochial Church Council of St. John the Baptist Church
Letton. at the ACPC held on Tuesday, 11th August, 2020.
We’re open again
And the best news for some time is that Letton PCC is happy to report that Letton Church is now open once again for individual private prayer daily, during the hours of daylight. When accessing the church visitors are urged to make use of the virus hygiene facilities provided and sign the visitors book in case NHS ‘trace and test’ might become necessary. Welcome back to Letton!
Services – in the days of ‘normal’
We hold services regularly and you’re always welcome to join us! Please check the service list before setting out, but they’re usually:
1st Sunday 10.30am Matins (BCP morning prayer)
3rd Sunday 10.30am Holy Communion
“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, age 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 allows all
people to grasp how wide and long, high and deep is the
love of Jesus Christ.”
Service for Sunday 20th has been cancelled – we have a large amount of flood water around Letton and as a large number of our congregation are vulnerable we would like to keep everyone safe.
Swan Inn Letton invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Saturday 28 November at 3PM.
To join the meeting go to www.Zoom.us.
From the Zoom homepage click on ‘Join a Meeting’ and then add the Meeting ID and Passcode below.
Meeting ID: 784 6757 7868
A GREAT THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE
CONTRIBUTED TO THE CHURCH RAFFLE
Prize winners will be notified
Letton PCC is relieved to report that although Letton church was surrounded by water it was not flooded so the Lent Lunch will be held in the church on Thursday 27th Feb 2020 and
On Sunday March 1st at 4.00pm our St David’s Day Sing Song and Welsh tea will go ahead as planned.
Hope to see you.
Christmas Fayre at Letton
You can pop in for delicious home made cakes and other delights with tea and coffee and squash also available.
There’ll also be books and other bric-a-brac for sale, along with the chance to relax and take a break in this gorgeous, ancient church.
Teas start at 2pm every Sunday until 4.30 from 28 July through to Sunday 1 September.
Cathedral Dean Earns the 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 coins into the temple treasury (Mark 12:41-44), Michael revealed something about himself that his hearers did not know – his life-long interest in studying and collecting coins. He had brought three with him, all of which ‘told a story’.
Kindness: A halfpenny dated 1806 could have been used by Elizabeth Freeman, a woman of some wealth and independence who was motivated by kindness to set up her bequest four years later. It was given to Michael by a kind primary school teacher, Miss Robinson, who encouraged him in his interest.
Freedom: The year 1806 was in the middle of the struggle to pass the Abolition Slavery Bill in both houses of parliament. The second coin, a Queen Elizabeth I sixpence dated 1588, the year of the Armada, spoke of another Elizabeth of self-determination, who resolved not to be constrained by the stereotypes of men and women at that time.
Inclusion: The third coin was a 1950s farthing embedded in a hiker’s pole which Michael takes on his walks. It was given to him by a friend, a great walker, who was losing her mobility so that she could be included in walks in this way.
Following the sermon, the congregation followed tradition in holding a ballot, which overwhelmingly indicated that the Dean should keep the trophy for the coming year.