New grant fund open to churches in the diocese

Published on: 13th December 2023

Hereford Diocese is pleased to announce that it has received a share of £6.2 million allocated across dioceses by the Church of England. The Diocese has received £123,750 to give in grants of up to £12,000 for minor repairs and improvements to church buildings before the end of 2025.


Archbishop joins a day of prayers in Hereford.

Published on: 9th December 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, the leader of the Church of England, is visiting Churches in Hereford Diocese today, Saturday 9 December as part of the Year of Prayer.


Leominster Priory to host a 'Together at Christmas Community Carol Service.'

Published on: 6th December 2023

The Princess of Wales has designated Leominster Priory as one of only 12 churches in the UK for a 'Together at Christmas Community Carol Service.'


Girls Faith and Football at St James’

Published on: 1st December 2023

A new lunchtime faith and football group for girls has started at St James’ CE Primary School in Hereford, sparking interest. 

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Bishop appointed to head royal ecclesiastical household

Published on: 20th November 2023

Bishop Richard has been appointed Clerk of the Closet to His Majesty King Charles, a role which will see him head up the Ecclesiastical Household, with oversight of the College of Chaplains and responsibility to introduce new diocesan bishops to the Sovereign.


The Archbishop Justin set to make a surprise visit this December

Published on: 17th November 2023

Bishop Richard is delighted to announce that The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd Justin Welby, is set to visit Hereford Diocese on Saturday, 9 December. This surprise one-day visit will see The Archbishop join a series of events to mark our diocesan Year of Prayer.


Making the local Church warm in time for Christmas

Published on: 17th November 2023

The team at Holy Trinity Church in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire are a generous local church community who have faithfully cared for the building over many centuries. The building, like many others, had an ancient heating system which barely kept visitors warm.

A fruit tree for Interfaith Week as local leaders seek to build a fruitful world

Published on: 14th November 2023

A group of south Shropshire faith leaders along with local school children, gathered at Craven Arms to plant a fruit tree, marking the start of Inter Faith Week 2023.

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Two churches celebrate removal from Heritage Risk Register

Published on: 10th November 2023

St Mary’s Stottesdon and St Michael’s, Croft are two Churches celebrating this week after being officially removed from the Heritage Risk Register.

Group of four men stood in front of St Mary's Church Stottesdon

A very special shropshire Ark delivers school meals

Published on: 28th October 2023

A scramble through the kitchen cupboards revealed – you’ve guessed it - five loaves of bread and two fish fingers – you couldn’t make it up for a church school! Without a miracle, the staff needed another plan to feed everyone. One of the office team took the initiative and rang a local farmer for some help.

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