Response from the Bishop of Hereford following the Sandford St Martin's Awards

Published on: 17th June 2019

It is encouraging to see the subject of faith increasingly prominent within our media, highlighting the continued interest in religion and spirituality across our nation. Last night the 2019 Sandford St Martin awards were...

Taize prayer services - 'The beauty and stillness'

Published on: 12th June 2019

I once visited St Paul's Cathedral in London during the week. Tourists aimlessly wandered around the monuments to dead white men. It was more like a neglected museum than a place of worship, mystery or celebration. 'One day,' I thought 'there will be a notice here explaining that, long ago, people used to come here for religious rites...'

Parish Giving Scheme - A Continuing Success

Published on: 4th June 2019

The amounts flowing into the parishes across the Diocese continue to grow at a significant pace. From the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) alone some £71,000 went into PCC bank accounts in May 2019 alone - an annual running rate of c £850,000 pa.

Rare surviving piece of dress once worn by Elizabeth I to go on display at Hampt

Published on: 14th May 2019

A Rare surviving piece of dress once worn by Elizabeth I is to go on display at Hampton Court Palace alongside world-famous "Rainbow Portrait" Following a three-year conservation project by Historic Royal Palaces, the spectacular Bacton Altar Cloth will go on display at Elizabeth I's former home this autumn, united for the first time with the iconic portrait in which it may once have featured

Church sustainability tool developed thanks to Lottery Funding

Published on: 18th March 2019

A new online system to support churches to develop a future for their buildings will be created by the Diocese of Hereford thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £39,300...

Take a pew

Published on: 1st March 2019

How often have you been invited to "take a pew" as a way of sitting down? At one church in Abbeydore Deanery, you can now do just that in a space which was once full of pews.

A Pilgrimage of Faith

Published on: 1st March 2019

A priest from Herefordshire has become one of the first Anglican chaplains to serve the Diocese in Europe?s Camino Chaplaincy, in Santiago de Compostela, the destination of the pilgrimage route that was recently highlighted in the BBC TV programme, Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago.

Praying for the parish

Published on: 1st March 2019

Plenty of us have prayed for one another, our local area and leaders as part of intercessions on a Sunday but how many of us pray for our neighbours at any other time of the week? In Ledbury people from all of the Christian churches are getting together once a week to pray for one another and their wider community.

A very messy baptism

Published on: 1st March 2019

"They thought it was really nice and it suited both of my girls as it didn't feel as formal as having it in a church service on a Sunday as ours was so relaxed."

Life After Debt

Published on: 1st March 2019

"I dived under the table to hide from someone at the door, worried that he'd see me. I hardly ever went out because I was scared someone was waiting on the driveway."

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