Letton

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.

 

Services

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

 

NEWS: 

The annual Sunday teas have started at St John The Baptist Church in 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.

 

Previous news

Support your local church. Find out how at Letton on 17 February

The service  at St. John the Baptist Church, Letton,  on Sunday 17 February at 10.30a.m. will be attended by Richard Jones from Hereford Cathedral who will talk about the Giving Scheme.  This will give everyone a chance to ask questions and learn more about how easy it is to support your church financially even if you are unable to attend the services.  All are welcome.

 


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.