Please find here a letter from Bishop Richard encouraging you to join in the central Thy Kingdom Come celebrations at Hereford Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday (Sunday 4th June).
It would be fantastic if as many of us could gather there as possible in part of our response to the Archbishops’ call for a wave of prayer.
Further information is here.
The diocese welcomes our two new Parish Giving Advisers from Monday 3rd April: Mr Richard Jones will be based in Hereford, and Revd Valerie Smith in Ludlow. Richard has been a PGA in Monmouth & Llandaff; Val has been an SSM in our Diocese since 2009. Funded by grant money from the Church Commissioners, their primary role is to be out ‘on the road’ meeting with PCCs, treasurers, incumbents and congregations to encourage and enable them to identify and find the resources necessary to fund ministry and mission locally and in the wider diocese.
There is an exciting opportunity to join in ‘Exploring Prayer’ with Bishop Richard on Saturday 18th February at Leominster Priory. Please see the flyer Exploring Prayer Flyer 18th Feb A5 for further details and if possible display and share the details to let others know about it.
To book a place please contact me, Angela Deakin, see details below.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ministerial Development Team
Hereford Diocesan Board of Finance
Units 8-9 The Business Quarter, Ludlow Eco Park , Sheet Road, Ludlow SY8 1FD
Tel: (01584) 871 085 firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Hours: Mon 9am-5pm, Tues & 9am – 1pm, Wed 9am – 4.30pm
One of Chetton’s parishioners holiday booking made through Easyfundraising has earned over £55 for the church at no extra cost.
Why not do the same for your church! It costs you nothing extra.
More details here.
Do you care about church buildings? Are you involved in their upkeep? If so please consider filling in this national government survey by the end of January 2017 http://bit.ly/2hLsAWT
You are warmly invited to the Shropshire preview of this fascinating book. The publicity states, that “human history is written in stone across the landscape”, that “stone marks our progress from ancient standing stones to the fine stone houses of a late age” and that “stone charts our journey”.
Geoffrey Adams is a photographer with a love of history and architectural heritage and several Shropshire churches feature in the book. As the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust will receive half of the proceeds please support this venture.
Further details are here.
This is the theme of our Advent Study Course for 2016.
Do you have to be crackers to believe in Christmas?
Come and join us at the Vicarage, Ditton Priors.
Monday 28th November at 7.30pm
Monday 12th December at 7.30pm
Enquiries: Revd Terry Mason – Telephone 01746 712636
Please pack a shoebox gift for a needy child.
Pick up a leaflet with gift information from Ditton Priors Church, Chetton Church or Ditton Priors Post Office.
Filled shoeboxes to be left in Ditton Priors Church by Friday 18th November 2016 at the latest.
Further details from Anne-Marie Shilling on 01746 712172.
Message from Bishop Richard on 1 November 2016:-
The Bishop’s Council has made the decision not to plan a residential Gathering for the foreseeable future.
Instead, it is hoped to arrange a more local, accessible, all-age event, or events, designed to offer fellowship, encouragement and teaching.
This decision is partly, but not entirely, financially driven. A residential event is fairly expensive both for individuals attending and for the hard-pressed diocesan budget. But we would also like to broaden the range of people involved and in particular make it easier for younger people to attend.
In no way is this any criticism of what has gone before. The Gathering in 2015 was brilliant in many ways, but changed circumstances require a changed approach.
The Rev Chris Moore is assembling a group to plan the non-residential Gathering. They will be making recommendations regarding content, venue and timing. Do please get in touch with Chris email: email@example.com if you have any ideas.
News of two diocesan Follow! evenings to inspire and equip parishioners, PCCs, parish officers and lay and ordained ministers across the diocese – in other words, OPEN TO ALL! These will be open evenings of displays, resources, short pop-up workshops running between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. In the middle of each evening our Bishops will also share briefly what has been happening since the Follow! events last autumn and introducing the wide range of support and resources to help all parishes “Proclaim Christ and grow disciples” today. See the poster on the diocesan website: http://www.hereford.anglican.org/noticeboard.aspx More details of stands, workshops etc. coming soon. Contacts for more info: Jane Pearce (Parish Development) and Joanne Gibbon (Community Funding and Partnership) on 01584 871086/9 firstname.lastname@example.org