News from Hereford Diocese of the latest appointments and departures - Apr - Jun 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.
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.
Earlier today, Kathy and David Bland attended the second Royal Garden party of the season and bumped into a familiar face from Hereford Diocese.
Earlier today, Lambeth Palace issued a Press Notice confirming the Bishops who will play a role in the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey, this includes our own Bishop of Hereford, The Rt Revd Richard Jackson.
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.
Love your Burial Ground Week is a celebratory week which Caring for God’s Acre has been running for many years. During the week all who help to look after churchyards, chapel yards and cemeteries are encouraged to celebrate these fantastic places in any way they choose.
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.
"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."
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.