The Bishop of Hereford makes his Maiden Speech to House of Lords

Published on: 22nd February 2024

The Rt Reverend Richard Jackson, Bishop of Hereford, delivered his Maiden Speech on 22nd February in a debate on aligning poverty reduction policy-making across Government. Bishop Richard spoke on rural poverty and its widescale impact on the communities of Hereford Diocese with particular reference to the mental health of the farming communities. 

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Rev’d Sean Semple announced as sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Cyprus & the Gulf

Published on: 7th February 2024

Archbishop Hosam Naoum, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, and the Synod of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf are pleased to announce the election of the Revd Sean Semple to be the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.

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Rural church explores alternative service in a bid to engage local community

Published on: 1st February 2024

The café church format allows a more relaxed style and opportunity for people to meet up, eat together and discuss life issues from a Christian standpoint. "We have been delighted to welcome on average nearly 30 people to each meeting.  This includes new people who live in the local community but who do not regularly attend a Sunday service in our Church building."


Gemma Martin appointed new DDE for Hereford Diocese

Published on: 22nd January 2024

The Dioceses of Hereford and Worcester are pleased to announce a new cross-diocesan appointment which will see Gemma Martin take over as the next Diocesan Director of Education for Hereford Diocese following the departure of Canon Andrew Teale in April 2024.

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Plough Sunday honours the farming community

Published on: 11th January 2024

A sense of joy and communal spirit are being celebrated by many churches across Hereford Diocese including those in Abbeydore Deanery and Fownhope Benefice as part of Plough Sunday, a cherished tradition that marks the beginning of the agricultural year.

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Harmony and Hope: A special Ukrainian Christmas Celebration Unites Cultures

Published on: 20th December 2023

Over a hundred guests and hosts came together in a heartwarming celebration hosted by the Bishop of Hereford last weekend. The festive gathering, which took place at the The Bishop’s Palace in Hereford featured performances by a Ukrainian children's and adult choirs singing traditional Ukrianian songs.

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Appointments and Departures Q1 2024

Published on: 20th December 2023

News from Hereford Diocese of the latest appointments and departures - Dec 2023 - Jun 2024

Archbishop joins a day of prayers in Hereford.

Published on: 9th December 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, the leader of the Church of England, is visiting Churches in Hereford Diocese today, Saturday 9 December as part of the Year of Prayer.


Leominster Priory to host a 'Together at Christmas Community Carol Service.'

Published on: 6th December 2023

The Princess of Wales has designated Leominster Priory as one of only 12 churches in the UK for a 'Together at Christmas Community Carol Service.'


Girls Faith and Football at St James’

Published on: 1st December 2023

A new lunchtime faith and football group for girls has started at St James’ CE Primary School in Hereford, sparking interest. 

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