Two rural Churches make progress with energy saving heating installations

Published on: 23rd January 2024

Prior to all the changes, we would put the heating on in church at 3am in the morning but the church always felt cold, and temperatures rarely reached double digits.

Destratification fan Brampton Bryan Church

Gemma Martin appointed new DDE for Hereford Diocese

Published on: 22nd January 2024

The Dioceses of Hereford and Worcester are pleased to announce a new cross-diocesan appointment which will see Gemma Martin take over as the next Diocesan Director of Education for Hereford Diocese following the departure of Canon Andrew Teale in April 2024.

Gemma Martin, DDE Hereford

Bucking the trend: Growth and Community Engagement at St Marys Church continues

Published on: 17th January 2024

At St Mary's Church in Welsh Newton, the congregation has seen inspiring transformation taking place as the small rural church has seen numerical and spiritual growth in the church community. Since January 2023, attendance has doubled and the church is now welcoming children as part of Sunday worship and looking forward to one new member preparing for baptism.

Outdoor Church St Mary's Welsh Pool

Holocaust Memorial Day: Reflecting on The Fragility of Freedom

Published on: 17th January 2024

As this year's Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) draws closer, many Jews, minorities and world faith groups hope people will come together to reflect and pray. 

Extending a comforting hand: A Beacon of Support

Published on: 17th January 2024

For many rural towns and villages that dominate our diocese, the post office, like the church, often remains one of the last centres of community life. The revelations of the challenges faced by those impacted by the Horizon scandal have rocked many and ignited a call for support.

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Plough Sunday honours the farming community

Published on: 11th January 2024

A sense of joy and communal spirit are being celebrated by many churches across Hereford Diocese including those in Abbeydore Deanery and Fownhope Benefice as part of Plough Sunday, a cherished tradition that marks the beginning of the agricultural year.

Plough Sunday

Unlock New Opportunities in 2024: Volunteer as a School Governor

Published on: 11th January 2024

As many returned to work and school this week, some of us may have our hearts set on personal and professional growth for 2024 as part of our New Year's resolutions. If you're pondering how to offer something back to the local community and make a meaningful impact: volunteering in the world of education is a great start.

Volunteer as a School Governor

Harmony and Hope: A special Ukrainian Christmas Celebration Unites Cultures

Published on: 20th December 2023

Over a hundred guests and hosts came together in a heartwarming celebration hosted by the Bishop of Hereford last weekend. The festive gathering, which took place at the The Bishop’s Palace in Hereford featured performances by a Ukrainian children's and adult choirs singing traditional Ukrianian songs.

Ukrainian Christmas Celebrations

Appointments and Departures Q1 2024

Published on: 20th December 2023

News from Hereford Diocese of the latest appointments and departures - Dec 2023 - Jun 2024

Public consultation event on the future use of St Nicholas' Hereford

Published on: 19th December 2023

Hereford Diocese seeks to engage public opinion on the future of  St Nicholas' Church, Hereford. It is an integral part of Hereford’s architectural landscape and is a much-loved building by many in the community. Following the completion of the first consultation phase earlier this year, the Church Parochial Council is working in partnership with Hereford Diocese to seek to engage the opinion of residents, historians and any other interested parties on the preferred way forward for the future of this building.

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