Whitbourne itself is just one of a group of
six former parishes which make up the Parish of Greater
Whitbourne. There are four churches still in use and
lovingly cared for, but the one at Wolferlow has now been
The parish is situated in beautiful countryside in the North East of the County of Herefordshire. Bounded on the East by the River Teme and on the South by Bringsty Common, the western part consists of sparsely populated farmland, while Whitbourne itself is a large village, many of whose inhabitants are connected with farming, and some of whom work in Worcester or Birmingham.
The living is currently "Suspended" - that is, the
search for a new incumbent is not being actively pursued - but we are very
fortunate to have Rev'd Dawn Hyett (pictured here) as our Interim
Minister from 6th
November 2016, ably assisted of course by Assistant Priest Rev'd Doiran
Williams. [Rev'd Clive Evans, Rural Dean, has legal responsibility for
the Greater Parish during the Interregnum.]
This is a church-sponsored website, and below you can find:
On the left are links to our other pages, and on the right a link to
the parish magazine and a list of the readings we are using at our
services. The webmaster (John Bland) hopes you find it useful. Please
let him know of any problems - details at the bottom.
Collect for 14th January, Second Sunday of Epiphany
|Whitbourne||Upper Sapey||Tedstone Delamere||Edvin Loach|
|Sunday 21st January
|Sunday 28th January
|9.30am HC or SE
|Sunday 4th February
2 before Lent
|9.30am MP (NOTE NEW TIME)
||11am HC (NOTE NEW TIME)
|Sunday 11th February
Next before Lent
||11am Holy Baptism
|Wednesday 14th February
|11am HC with Imposition of Ashes followed by Lent Lunch at noon
|Sunday 18th February
|Sunday 25th February
HC = Holy Communion; EP = Evening Prayer; AAW = All-Age Worship, MP = Morning Praise, SE = Sung Eucharist.
In order to ease the pressure on the leadership team, the First Sunday each month service times are changed as follows:
No other service times are affected by this change. These changes start on Sunday 4th February.
These are scheduled as follows:
Please read this Notice from the churchwardens at Edvin Loach.
John Bland has stepped down from being the Church E R Officer. Basic computer
spread-sheet skills a help. Contact John for more details, or speak to Dawn. THIS IS URGENT!
NOW OUT and available from the back of our churches.
The Monday-afternoon visits of the mobile PO is just a 6-month trial.
More use needs to be made of this facility if it is to be retained. USE IT OR LOSE IT!
Please send comments, suggestions, contributions
etc. to John
Bland Tel: 01886 853 661
Together we can make this an increasingly useful and valuable resource. IF YOU THINK UPDATES HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN, TELL THE WEBMASTER or Deputy Webmaster!
Non-locals may click the link above
to see the current issue of the magazine. However,
locals are please asked to purchase a copy,
their sale being an important revenue stream for the
church. Copies are available
from any of our 4 churches, and from Whitbourne Village
Click here for subscription details, advertising rates etc.
Contributors and Advertisers - copy deadline is
10th of the month. Please follow this link for
all the information you will need!
To assist lesson readers' preparation, listed here are
the up-coming readings that might be used. We are now
the Year B readings from the Revised Common Lectionary,
"Related" track where appropriate. (The NRSV version of the Bible is
usually used.) The Gospel readings are given in [brackets] as these are read by the priest.
You can use this link to find the text on-line.
Sunday 7th January, Epiphany 1
Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.1-15; Ephesians 3.1-12; [Matthew 2.1-12]
Sunday 14th January, Epiphany 2
1 Samuel 3.1-20; Psalm 139.1-5, 12-18 (or 1-9); Revelation 5.1-10; [John 1.18-22]
Sunday 21st January, Epiphany 3
Genesis 14.17-20; Psalm 128; Revelation 19.6-10; [John 2.1-11]
Sunday 28th January, Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
Malachi 3.1-5; Psalm 24; Hebrews 2.14-end; [Luke 2.22-40]
Sunday 4th February, 2 before Lent
Proverbs 8.1, 22-31; Psalm 104.25-37; Colossians 1.15-20; [John 1.1-14]
Sunday 11th February, Next before Lent
2 Kings 2.1-12; Psalm 50.1-6; 2 Corinthians 4.3-6; [Mark 9.2-9]
Sunday 18th February, Lent 1
Genesis 9.8-17; Psalm 25.1-10; 1 Peter 3.18-22; [Mark 1.9-15]
Sunday 25th February, Lent 2
Genesis 17.1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22.22-30; Romans 4.13-25; [Mark 8.31-38]
This page last updated on 16th January 2018 by John Bland