News


910111213
A Vicar's Life Legacy
Published on: 1st March 2019
The broadcast of A Vicar's Life made a remarkable impact in this part of the world. Maybe it's no surprise that our clergy, should be stopped in the street by random strangers wanting to talk about the previous week's episode...
Open A Vicar's Life Legacy

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...
Open Welcoming the whole family

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:
Open Working with your local School

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...
Open First steps in Faith

Open the Book Together
Published on: 1st March 2019
Over 60 Open the Book teams across our diocese are telling Bible stories in assemblies at local schools. Through Open the Book together we are reaching more than 6000 children...
Open Open the Book Together

Pizza and Praise
Published on: 1st March 2019
"Everyone loves pizza" enthused curate, Revd Paul Roberts, as he unpacked the homemade pizza dough, cheese and tomato paste in the village hall kitchen, "we make them together and then while they're in the oven we discuss a topic or look at a bible story and draw out some questions they might have about it."
Open Pizza and Praise

Weddings - a wonderful opportunity
Published on: 1st March 2019
Why weddings matter...
Open Weddings - a wonderful opportunity

Churches to get more flexibility on services
Published on: 27th February 2019
The Church of England's General Synod has approved measures to make it easier to reduce the number of services in a multi-parish benefice. Once approved by parliament the new legislation will mean that Morning and Evening Prayer will not need to be held in each church, and Holy Communion will not need to take place in each church every week. Under the new legislation, the same services only need to take place in a single church within a benefice, at the same regularity.
Open Churches to get more flexibility on services

910111213