South Shropshire Interfaith Forum holds silent peace vigil in Craven Arms

Published on: 25th October 2023

Local people: Christian, Jewish and Muslim joined together for a silent vigil held last Saturday at the Auction Yard, Craven Arms. They came together in response to the horrors of the past two weeks to pray for peace and unity as the war between Israel and Hamas continues.  The group stood together outside Craven Arms Community Centre in South Shropshire to hold 30 minutes of silence for all those who have been killed on each side of this conflict and to pray for peace in the region.

South Shropshire Interfaith Forum

Statement on recent flooding from Bishop Richard

Published on: 24th October 2023

In the wake of storm Babet, we have once again seen the devastating impact of extreme weather on homes and businesses in our diocese.  My prayers are with all those who have been affected. 

A first for Kingsland CE primary school - awarded School of Sanctuary status

Published on: 3rd October 2023

Pupils, staff and parents at Kingsland Church of England Primary School in Herefordshire proudly celebrated becoming the first local school to be credited as a School of Sanctuary. This status is a recognition of the school’s unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of warmth, welcome, and inclusion for refugees and individuals seeking asylum.

Hopes and Dreams Kingsland CE Primary School

Let us Pray – a project helping to uncover the patterns of childhood prayer

Published on: 29th September 2023

 “Let Us Pray… anywhere?”  is a research project into the prayer habits of children led by Hereford Diocese Education Team. The partnership project involves seven Church of England primary schools and their local churches.

Let us pray...anywhere project

Silver Eco Church Award for Hereford Diocesan Office

Published on: 6th September 2023

The Diocesan office received the Silver Eco Award, after completing an Eco church survey as many churches and the Cathedral in the diocese have done. The award for the Diocesan office, along with those given to parish churches and the Cathedral will enable the Hereford Diocese to apply for the Eco Diocese award, recognising its commitment to caring for creation.

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Appointments and Departures Q3 2023

Published on: 22nd August 2023

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

A Joyful Journey of Faith: A family decision to get Baptised

Published on: 31st July 2023

A local Herefordshire family who attend Holy Trinity Church which is part of the West Hereford Team Ministry, share their family journey from coming back to church to getting baptism and then seeking confirmation.

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Linked partnership an expression of generosity

Published on: 26th July 2023

Every year a number of churches in deaneries across Hereford support young African students to train as priests as part of our linked partnership with Tanzania. As we celebrate our local ordinations, we delight in the news that four men in Africa have also felt that special call to serve God in dioceses across Tanzania.

Ordination Tanzania

To DDE or not to DDE an abridged letter on the next chapter for Education

Published on: 20th July 2023

I, along with my team, have oversight of all 78 Church of England schools across the diocese.  I have loved this job.

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Prayer pebbles offer a spiritual connection to visitors

Published on: 20th July 2023

As walkers approach the church door, they often stop to take a look at the small cairn (a hand-built pile of stones), which has been gradually growing with the passing seasons.

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