Due to the current emergency all Annual Parochial Church Meetings will now take place later in the year, the diocese has set a new deadline of 31st October 2020 for churchwardens to be selected. The notices in church porches are rescinded and will be removed as soon as possible.
In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.
This means that all planned services in Brown Clee benefice are cancelled until further notice. We will post more information on the website as it becomes available.
Suspended on 16th March 2020 until further notice due to COVID-19 emergency.
Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ – All are welcome!
Christmas Eve – 24 December 2019.
5pm – Ditton Priors – Christingle and Crib Service.
7pm – Wheathill – Carol Service.
11pm – Ditton Priors – Midnight Service.
Christmas Day – 25 December 2019.
9am – Cleobury North – Christmas Day Service.
10.30am – Chetton – Christmas Day Service.
Christmas Concert – “Born a King”
To be held in Ditton Priors Church at 7.00pm. A Christmas Concert – “Born a King”. Tickets £5 (includes light refreshments). Raffle. Tickets available now from Rev’d Terry 01746 712636, Carole Smith 01746 712474, Ditton Priors Post Office and Marjorie Jones 01746 712423. This is a charity concert with proceeds to be divided equally between The Snowdrop Cancer Ward at New Cross Hospital and St John’s Church, Ditton Priors.
7Based on the Great ‘I am’ sayings. There will be a series of short studies and meditation on these important sayings of Jesus. Held each Monday through most of Lent 7pm at the Vicarage. All are welcome.
A Lent Course will be held in the Vicarage each Tuesday from 20th February at 12 noon, to include light lunch. Dates are Tuesday’s 20th, 27th February, 6th, 13th, and 20th March. No charge but donations to a charity are welcome.
On Sunday 15th October a special service was held in Hereford Cathedral to honour a number of people who had been recognised for their long service and contribution to the work of their churches in parishes all over the Diocese. From Ditton Priors, Margaret Griffiths received her award which was richly deserved.
Margaret, who is known to many both in the church and around the community, has tirelessly sought to help people, visit the sick, and has been churchwarden, verger and a member in the Mother’s Union.
A party of over 30 people from our local parishes attended the ceremony which was combined with a service of choral evensong and was a truly beautiful occasion.
Margaret would like to say thank you to all who joined her at the cathedral and those who sent their good wishes.
Eight new chaplains have been licensed to Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy our ecumenical partnership with the Shropshire and Marches Methodist Circuit.
The service on Saturday 22nd April was led by Honorary Assistant Bishop to the Diocese of Hereford, the Rt Revd Michael Bourke and Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury Methodist District Chair Revd Rachel Parkinson at Church Stretton Methodist Church.
More than 250 farming families were supported by the existing five chaplains in 2016, with issues such as farm succession, delays or problems with the Basic Payment Scheme (formerly the Single Payment Scheme or Single Farm Payment), Bovine TB and Herefordshire Council’s decision to sell off its 45 smallholdings.
See full article and photos – New Rural Chaplains.