Linked partnership an expression of generosity

Published on: 26th July 2023

Every year a number of churches in deaneries across Hereford support young African students to train as priests as part of our linked partnership with Tanzania. As we celebrate our local ordinations, we delight in the news that four men in Africa have also felt that special call to serve God in dioceses across Tanzania.

Ordination Tanzania

To DDE or not to DDE an abridged letter on the next chapter for Education

Published on: 20th July 2023

I, along with my team, have oversight of all 78 Church of England schools across the diocese.  I have loved this job.

Selfie at the Cathedral

How a churchyard labyrinth revealed a surprising discovery about prayer habits

Published on: 11th July 2023

At St Dubricius church, which is part of the Wye Reaches benefice, removing a 180-year-old tree from the churchyard created a perfect space for a stone labyrinth. Created in the summer of 2022 for an arts and crafts exhibition, the vicar, Revd Tim Starling, kept intending to tidy up the stone labyrinth until he noticed that it was still being used.

St Dubricius Labyrinth

Bishop of Hereford launches clothing campaign to support those seeking asylum.

Published on: 15th June 2023

As part of Refugee Week 2023, The Diocese of Hereford has partnered with Mothers' Union Hereford to launch a clothing appeal, asking people to donate towards buying new clothes for those seeking asylum who are currently being hosted in the county.

Village school children learn the joy of chat and a cuppa

Published on: 16th May 2023

Children in Year 6 at Christ Church CE Primary school in South Shropshire celebrated achieving their Archbishop’s Young Leader’s Award with a Community Tea party.

Bible Yarns – supporting wellbeing in a rural community

Published on: 11th May 2023

A small group of dedicated crafters in South Shropshire have been helping to spread the Good News of well-known Bible stories in the form of knitted tableaux. The knitted tableaux known locally as Bible Yarns has already visited many churches and has helped raise over two thousand pounds.

Kathy and David Bland attend Royal Garden Party

Published on: 9th May 2023

Earlier today, Kathy and David Bland attended the second Royal Garden party of the season and bumped into a familiar face from Hereford Diocese.

Growing local ministry: four new Local Pastoral Visitors commissioned

Published on: 2nd May 2023

Last Sunday, Four Local Pastoral Visitors were commissioned at St John’s, Ludlow, to serve with Revds Melia Cope and Richard Hill as part of the pastoral care team for the benefice. They are the first group of Local Pastoral Visitors to be commissioned in this new role in the diocese, but their service is rooted in the longstanding pastoral care which has been offered by laypeople in the benefice.

How one craft project led a village church to new funding

Published on: 27th April 2023

A churchwarden in Herefordshire has crafted her own approach to supporting her local church by combining her passion for needlework with a unique line of designer embroidered clergy stoles.

Catalyst to new encounters

Published on: 27th April 2023

"When pioneers gather together, we can feel the collective energy in the room and gain a sense that the church would do well to utilise this irrepressible force for change."

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