Rare surviving piece of dress once worn by Elizabeth I to go on display at Hampt

Published on: 14th May 2019

A Rare surviving piece of dress once worn by Elizabeth I is to go on display at Hampton Court Palace alongside world-famous "Rainbow Portrait" Following a three-year conservation project by Historic Royal Palaces, the spectacular Bacton Altar Cloth will go on display at Elizabeth I's former home this autumn, united for the first time with the iconic portrait in which it may once have featured

Church sustainability tool developed thanks to Lottery Funding

Published on: 18th March 2019

A new online system to support churches to develop a future for their buildings will be created by the Diocese of Hereford thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £39,300...

Take a pew

Published on: 1st March 2019

How often have you been invited to "take a pew" as a way of sitting down? At one church in Abbeydore Deanery, you can now do just that in a space which was once full of pews.

A Pilgrimage of Faith

Published on: 1st March 2019

A priest from Herefordshire has become one of the first Anglican chaplains to serve the Diocese in Europe?s Camino Chaplaincy, in Santiago de Compostela, the destination of the pilgrimage route that was recently highlighted in the BBC TV programme, Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago.

Praying for the parish

Published on: 1st March 2019

Plenty of us have prayed for one another, our local area and leaders as part of intercessions on a Sunday but how many of us pray for our neighbours at any other time of the week? In Ledbury people from all of the Christian churches are getting together once a week to pray for one another and their wider community.

A very messy baptism

Published on: 1st March 2019

"They thought it was really nice and it suited both of my girls as it didn't feel as formal as having it in a church service on a Sunday as ours was so relaxed."

Life After Debt

Published on: 1st March 2019

"I dived under the table to hide from someone at the door, worried that he'd see me. I hardly ever went out because I was scared someone was waiting on the driveway."

First steps in Faith

Published on: 1st March 2019

So many of the people who come to our churches asking for an infant or child baptism are not a regular part of our church community...

Working with your local School

Published on: 1st March 2019

If you were in the vicinity of Lord Scudamore Academy during Holy Week you may have caught a glimpse of 90 school children processing down the street, led by two donkeys, singing Hosanna and waving paper palm leaves. They were attending an Easter themed afternoon at St Nicholas church in Hereford. Reader, Malcom Robertson described what the children got up to:

Welcoming the whole family

Published on: 1st March 2019

"By inviting families we found that children came with their mum, but by starting a group specifically for dads they also started to come along too? That's the experience of St George's Church in Pontesbury. They have been focusing on intentional activities involving the children who already attend the parents and toddler group, Little Dragons and the families they are in touch with through schools work...

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