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 24th September, Fifthteenth Sunday after Trinity
|Whitbourne||Upper Sapey||Tedstone Delamere||Edvin Loach|
|Sunday 24th September
|Sunday 1st October
Trinity 16; St Michael & All Angels
|9.30am Patronal Festival HC
|Sunday 8th October
||11am Matins or Morning Praise
|Sunday 15th October
||11am Harvest HC
||3pm Harvest HC
|Sunday 22nd October
|9.30am Harvest HC with Baptism
|Sunday 29th October
|10am Public Baptism
||11am Harvest HC - bring a friend and plate of finger-food for Bring & Share lunch
HC = Holy Communion; EP = Evening Prayer; AAW = All-Age Worship.
Please read this Notice from the churchwardens at Edvin Loach.
Given that all of us Christians are "ministers", we would all benefit
form a better recognition and understanding of the many vulnerable
people - both youngsters and adults - that we meet in our lives. This free training
session - on Saturday 11th November, in Olly's Friendship Room, Upper
Sapey Church - is therefore suitable for ALL of us. Please let Sylvia
Bland, or Brenda Allan, or Dawn Hyett know if you are able and willing
to attend this session, which will last from 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
To allow more fellowship time after the 10am All Age Worship at
Whitbourne, there will no longer be a said celebration of Holy Communion
at 11am. Rather, there will be a 9.30am celebration of Holy Communion
at Upper Sapey, to which all are of course welcome!
John Bland is stepping down from being the Church E R Officer. Basic computer
spread-sheet skills a help. Contact John for more details, or speak to Dawn.
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 A 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 1st October, Trinity 16; St Michael & All Angels
Patronal Festival readings: Genesis 28.10-17; Psalm 103.19-22; Revelation 12.7-12; [John 1.47-51]
Sunday 8th October, Trinity 17
Isaiah 5.1-7; Psalm 80.7-14; Philippians 3.4b-14; [Matthew 21.33-46]
Sunday 15th October, Trinity 18
Isaiah 25.1-9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4.1-9; [Matthew 22.1-14]
Sunday 22nd October, Trinity 19
Harvest readings OR Isaiah 45.1-7; Psalm 96.1-13; 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10; [Matthew 22.15-22]
Sunday 29th October, Bible Sunday
Nehemiah 8.1-6, 8-12; Psalm 119.9-16; Colossians 3.12-17; [Matthew 24.30-35]
This page last updated on 24th September 2017 by John Bland