Does your church need an organist for Christmas?

Published on: 25th September 2019

The Diocese of Hereford Organists' Training Scheme (DHOTS) can help. If you, or someone you know, would like to learn the organ in order to play for services, why not get in touch with DHOTS! Contact the secretary, Grahame Taylor, by email on for more information. It doesn?t matter how little playing you?ve done before, or how small the instrument is in your church.

Raising the Roof for Dore Abbey

Published on: 29th August 2019

Dore Abbey (Holy Trinity and St Mary Church) PCC together with the Friends of Dore Abbey are fundraising to replace sections of the Abbey roof. Twenty years on from the repairs to the main roof, urgent repairs are now needed to other sections of the roof to stop water damaging this former Cistercian Abbey which is in the village of Abbey Dore in the Golden Valley, Herefordshire...

Archbishop of Canterbury Visit to Hereford Diocese

Published on: 10th July 2019

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, the leader of the Church of England, will visit Herefordshire and Shropshire this autumn on a three-day tour of the Hereford Diocese.

New services keep churches of the Diocese of Hereford safe for the future

Published on: 27th June 2019

It is now easier for churches and chapels in Hereford to carry out expert conservation and repair work to stonework, masonry and mortaring and roofs and towers, thanks to an expansion of MaintenanceBooker, the heritage website that helps keep church buildings safe for the future...

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.

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