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  • The Order of St Ethelbert 2018

    The Order of St Ethelbert
    The Bishop of Hereford and the Dean of Hereford are delighted to announce that the following have been made members of the Order of St Ethelbert:

    Mr Jeff Paget

    Drs Andy & Jill Butterfill

    Mrs Kathleen Harris

    Mrs Peggy Luker

    Mr Andrew Netting

    Mr Robert Downes

    Mrs Janet Dovey

    Mr Michael Pickering

    Mrs Christine Jones

    Mr Gordon Taylor MBE

    Mrs Rosemary Smith

    Mrs Beryl Haughton

    The Worshipful Chancellor Roger Kaye QC

    Mrs Barbara Payne

    Mrs Ann Jones

    Mr Peter Barber OBE

    Mr Roger Skelhorn

    Mrs Sheila Waddington-Feather



    The Order was instituted in 2015 as a means of recognising devoted and loyal service to the diocese and cathedral through their parish churches and community.

    This year’s list reflects a wide range of recipients, all of whom have worked tirelessly in their own areas of Christian ministry.

    Presentations to the Order will be made on Sunday 14 October at 3.30 pm during Choral Evensong.

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  • Parish Magazine Article - September 2018

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  • New Rural Dean for Hereford

    A new Rural Dean has been appointed for the Hereford Deanery (City and Rural).

    Revd Neil Patterson will take on the role from 1 August while also continuing as Diocesan Director of Vocations and Ordinands.
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  • Bishop of Hereford's Article - Hereford Times 19/7/18

    Do you remember 1981? For me, it’s a date that will always be a reminder of “Botham’s Ashes”, when Ian Botham’s remarkable batting and bowling enabled England to defeat Australia and retain the Ashes... Read more

  • New deacons include a scientist and a former retail manager

    A scientist and a former human resources manager at Marks and Spencer are among the six new deacons to be ordained by the Bishop of Ludlow, the Rt Revd Alistair Magowan at Hereford Cathedral this weekend.

    The two women and four men will join churches in Herefordshire and south Shropshire after the service on Sunday 1st July, where they will serve for three to four years. Read more

  • Pope Francis asks Bishop of Hereford to pray for him

    The Bishop of Hereford, the Rt Revd Richard Frith has met Pope Francis as part of a Hereford Cathedral Choir visit to sing at the Papal Mass for the Feast of St Peter & St Paul.

    Following the two-hour Mass, the choir, the Dean of Hereford Cathedral, The Very Revd Michael Tavinor and the Bishop of Hereford, The Rt Revd Richard Frith had a private meeting with Pope Francis in the gardens of the Vatican.

    Bishop Richard described meeting the Pope as ‘quite a moment, fantastic.’ He added: ‘The Pope said pray for me, don’t forget - which I thought was rather lovely.


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  • Parish Magazine Article - August 2018

    On 8 August, I’ll be in northern France, making a family pilgrimage to the cemetery at Vis-en-Artois, near Arras... Read more

  • A Vicar’s Life leads to St Paul’s Cathedral debut

    When Team Vicar for the West Hereford Team Ministry, Revd Ruth Hulse was first approached by the BBC documentary team producing A Vicar’s Life she could not have imagined that it would lead to a last minute dash across London over a year after they first started filming. Read more

  • Parish Magazine Article - July 2018

    Towards a Safer Church: some liturgical resources, is the title of some material published this month by the Church of England and available online.

    It contains a range of resources designed to suit a variety of pastoral circumstances. They range from... Read more

  • Clergy Moves and Appointments in Hereford Diocese - June 2018

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