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."

Remembering Philip Wilcocks, Lay Chair Bishop's Council

Published on: 20th April 2023

Philip's commitment to service in all areas of his life reflected his quiet and deeply held Christian faith. Despite his recent ill health, he remained committed to prayer and regularly encouraged others. He played a huge role in shaping the Church of England across the Diocese of Hereford, and I am privileged to have known him. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Maundy Money 2023 recipients announced

Published on: 5th April 2023

We are delighted to confirm that Mrs Susan Lewis and Mr Tristram Jenkins from Hereford Diocese are this year’s recipients of Maundy Money. This year King Charles will hand out maundy money for the first time as a monarch. The service will take place on Thursday, 6 April, at York Minster.

Revd Joe Simons is announced as the next Mission Enabler (Society)

Published on: 5th April 2023

We are delighted to confirm the appointment of The Revd Joe Simons who will be joining the team in Hereford Diocese. He will take up his role as Mission Enabler (Society) in July. This is a significant appointment for the team in the Diocese, which serves the Church of England in Herefordshire and South Shropshire.

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