PCR2 Safeguarding Review

Published on: 3rd February 2020

In 2007, the Church of England commissioned a national Past Case Review (PCR) which sought to look at the handling by the Church of child protection cases over many years.

Hereford Times Article - 16/01/2020

Published on: 16th January 2020

I can remember as a very young child asking my grandparents what a certain wooden item was used for, and being told it was to help darn clothes.

Statement following the recent BBC2 programme regarding Bishop Peter Ball and church safeguarding

Published on: 15th January 2020

Last night, BBC2 broadcast the second part of Exposed: The Church’s Darkest Secret, which looked at the sexual abuse carried out by the former Bishop of Gloucester, Bishop Peter Ball, and the attempts to bring him to justice

The Ven Andrew Woodhouse - Memorial Evensong

Published on: 13th January 2020

Andrew Woodhouse late archdeacon of Ludlow 1970-82 and archdeacon of Hereford 1982 till his retirement in 1991.

New Bishop of Hereford service of confirmation

Published on: 8th January 2020

The election of the Rt Revd Richard Jackson as Bishop of Hereford was confirmed on Tuesday 7th January at St Mary-le-Bow. During the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury confirmed the election made by the College of Canons at Hereford Cathedral on the 6th December 2019.

Bishop of Ludlow Announces Retirement

Published on: 6th January 2020

The Bishop of Ludlow, the Rt Revd Alistair Magowan, has today announced he will retire at the end of April. He has been both a Suffragan Bishop and Archdeacon in the Diocese of Hereford since 2009. Bishop Alistair’s last official service will be on Easter day 2020 with a farewell in the Cathedral later that month.

Does your church need an organist for Christmas?

Published on: 25th September 2019

The Diocese of Hereford Organists' Training Scheme (DHOTS) can help. If you, or someone you know, would like to learn the organ in order to play for services, why not get in touch with DHOTS! Contact the secretary, Grahame Taylor, by email on for more information. It doesn?t matter how little playing you?ve done before, or how small the instrument is in your church.

Raising the Roof for Dore Abbey

Published on: 29th August 2019

Dore Abbey (Holy Trinity and St Mary Church) PCC together with the Friends of Dore Abbey are fundraising to replace sections of the Abbey roof. Twenty years on from the repairs to the main roof, urgent repairs are now needed to other sections of the roof to stop water damaging this former Cistercian Abbey which is in the village of Abbey Dore in the Golden Valley, Herefordshire...

Archbishop of Canterbury Visit to Hereford Diocese

Published on: 10th July 2019

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, the leader of the Church of England, will visit Herefordshire and Shropshire this autumn on a three-day tour of the Hereford Diocese.

New services keep churches of the Diocese of Hereford safe for the future

Published on: 27th June 2019

It is now easier for churches and chapels in Hereford to carry out expert conservation and repair work to stonework, masonry and mortaring and roofs and towers, thanks to an expansion of MaintenanceBooker, the heritage website that helps keep church buildings safe for the future...

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