We are the Church of England in Herefordshire, south Shropshire and a few parishes in Worcestershire, Powys and Monmouthshire. The diocese has over 400 church buildings, 356 parishes, 84 schools and academies. We are also the home of dozens of Christian youth organisations, community events and social action groups.
Hundreds of people turned out on Thursday night (24th November) for the latest Follow! Inspire! event at Hereford Cathedral.
The evenings were opportunities for people to learn about the range of different faith outreach projects and groups across the Diocese of Hereford.
It was the part of a series with another held at Craven Arms Community Centre in Craven Arms in the last fortnight (14th November).
The packed nave of the cathedral heard from Bishop Richard and other key speakers who urged everyone – clergy, parishioners and church volunteers to think of the small steps each of them could take to encourage new people to come and join congregations.
People were able to participate in pop-up workshops including discussions about teaching bible stories in schools, tackling loneliness in rural communities and making worship work for children and young people.