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Emily Hill takes to the stand to make her Maiden Speech at General Synod

Published on: 14th July 2022

Emily Hill took to the stand at General Synod last weekend to give her maiden speech. Emily who is 21 years old and a trainee nurse, is one of the lay representatives for Hereford Diocese and the youngest ever member to be elected to the General Synod. She spoke passionately during the assisted dying debate before a packed house of representatives.


Y6 leavers welcomed back to Hereford Cathedral for special assembly service

Published on: 14th July 2022

Today saw another annual service tradition return. Following a two-year break due to covid,  The Y6 leavers assembly took place at Hereford Cathedral.  This special occasion is a highlight of the academic calendar for members of our Education team. Lord Scudamore Academy and St Thomas Cantilupe CE School, along with helpers from Hereford Cathedral School and Holy Trinity Choir, gathered to sing Choral Evensong as part of the West Hereford Team’s Choir Church pilot.


Choir Church makes the end-of-term celebrations for three Hereford Schools

Published on: 12th July 2022

Last Friday, 8 July saw Holy Trinity Church packed to the rafters as children from three schools came together in their first Choir Church service at the end of term.  Lord Scudamore Academy and St Thomas Cantilupe CE School, along with helpers from Hereford Cathedral School and Holy Trinity Choir, gathered to sing Choral Evensong as part of the West Hereford Team’s Choir Church pilot.


Competition success leads to world première at Three Choirs Festival

Published on: 8th July 2022

A new choral work is set to receive its first performance at Hereford Cathedral later this month as a result of a unique competition held recently by the Cathedral’s Voluntary Choir.


Bless Who? A new board game for the episcopal games cupboard.

Published on: 7th July 2022

In a recent scroll through social media, the beady-eyed diocesan communications team discovered that Revd Paul Roberts, Rector of the Maund Group of Churches may have come up with a world-first for the episcopal games cupboard. 


Appointments and Departures Q3 2022

Published on: 30th June 2022

News from Hereford Diocese of the latest appointments and departures - Jul - Sep 2022


Three Counties Show Church Tent a roaring success

Published on: 23rd June 2022

Last weekend saw the return of the Church Tent to the Three Counties Show at Malvern Showground in Worcestershire.  Visitors were able to  enjoy a fresh cup of tea or coffee along with a bacon butty, panini or home-made cake, whilst taking part in free family activities and take time out from the crowds.


Priests take part in the first Hay Pride

Published on: 22nd June 2022

At the first ever Hay Pride earlier this month, a group of local church members took part in the procession and other celebrations.


Remembering the Falklands War 40 years on

Published on: 15th June 2022

"At times I did feel a sense of fear but my faith helped me put things into perspective;The example of Jesus' immense courage in the hours before his death on the cross and then his resurrection and love for us really helped and gave me strength."


Impossible not to be affected

Published on: 15th June 2022

In conversation with diocesan interfaith advisor, Revd David Gifford, Sam Pratley talks about his recent visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Centre


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