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  • Parish Magazine Article - October 2019

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  • New Bishop of Hereford Announced


    The next bishop of Hereford will be Richard Jackson. Bishop Richard, who is currently Suffragan Bishop of Lewes in East Sussex, will take up his role in the New Year and will be the 106th Bishop of Hereford, a church position that dates back to 676... Read more

  • Raising the Roof for Dore Abbey

    Dore Abbey (Holy Trinity and St Mary Church) PCC together with the Friends of Dore Abbey are fundraising to replace sections of the Abbey roof. Twenty years on from the repairs to the main roof, urgent repairs are now needed to other sections of the roof to stop water damaging this former Cistercian Abbey which is in the village of Abbey Dore in the Golden Valley, Herefordshire... Read more

  • Bishop of Hereford leads Guinea Service

    In 2016 the Rev. Sean Semple revived the wishes of Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman, as expressed in her last will and testament Dated 1810 and as reproduced on the Letton Church Commemorative Mugs.

    The Rev. Semple gave a sermon and the congregation then voted, anonymously, as to whether he had earned his guinea. I am pleased to report that he was awarded his guinea and the afternoon ended with tea and cakes. This year October 29th falls on a Tuesday... Read more

  • Parish Magazine Article - September 2019

    On 14 September the Church celebrates Holy Cross Day. While Good Friday is dedicated to the Passion of Christ, Holy Cross day celebrates the cross itself, as the instrument of our salvation.
    According to tradition, the true Cross was discovered in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, the Roman emperor, during a pilgrimage she made to Jerusalem... Read more

  • Hereford Times Article - 01/08/19

    I’ve admitted before my passion for cricket – please bear with me if you are not a cricket lover.

    More than two weeks on I’m still re-living the intense excitement of the World Cup Final, and England’s win by the narrowest possible margin... Read more

  • Hereford Times Article - 11/7/19

    The number of choices we have to make on any day is extraordinary, and the number is increasing.

    I googled, “How many products are there in a supermarket?” and discovered that the number has gone up by 40,000 in the last twenty years or so... Read more

  • Archbishop of Canterbury Visit to Hereford Diocese

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, the leader of the Church of England, will visit Herefordshire and Shropshire this autumn on a three-day tour of the Hereford Diocese. The Archbishop’s visit will focus on the work spearheaded by the Rt Revd Richard Frith, the Bishop of Hereford, who retires later this year... Read more

  • Parish Magazine Article - August 2019

    As part of the most recent General Synod in York, those of us present have had the privilege of
    participating in learning seminars that will eventually form part of the Living in Love and Faith
    teaching document... Read more

  • New services keep churches of the Diocese of Hereford safe for the future

    It is now easier for churches and chapels in Hereford to carry out expert conservation and repair work to stonework, masonry and mortaring and roofs and towers, thanks to an expansion of MaintenanceBooker, www.maintenancebooker.org.uk the heritage website that helps keep church buildings safe for the future... Read more

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