Whitbourne itself is just one of a group of
six 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 21st May, Sixth Sunday of Easter
|Whitbourne||Upper Sapey||Tedstone Delamere||Edvin Loach|
|Sunday 21st May
||11am Holy Baptism with HC
|Sunday 28th May
|Sunday 4th June
NB: No 11am HC
|Sunday 11th June
|Sunday 18th June
|Sunday 25th June
Trinity 2; Birth of John the Baptist
|9.30am Patronal HC
HC = Holy Communion; EP = Evening Prayer; AAW = All-Age Worship.
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!
Please bring filled envelopes back
to Whitbourne church on Sundays, or to John Bland at Upper Sapey. They
may also be "posted" in the wall safe at Whitbourne (by the main door)
if only foldable money in included!
Eight walkers left Upper Sapey at 10:15am after a very short Holy
Communion service (no hymns, readings, or sermon!!). We couldn't believe
what a super waking day it was. The weather was superb.
The taxi-man (John Bland) took some pictures at the stopping points, except Tedstone, and the concert;
The Tea-Concert by the Bromyard Choral Society, led by our very own
Kate Cheetham, was very well received. Our "novice" church choir even
joined in for one item. A super tea was provided by the Coral Society,
and a goodly sum raised for Whitbourne church funds. Well done the
walkers, five of whom made it all the way - about 11miles, apparently.
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!
Do take and read a copy from the back of church.
They need no more donations for the time being. What a good result - they have plenty of supplies in reserve.
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 7th May, 4th of Easter
Acts 2.42-end; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2.19-end; [John 10.1-10]
Sunday 14th May, 5th of Easter
Acts 7.55-end; Psalm 31.1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2.2-10; [John 14.1-14]
Sunday 21st May, 6th of Easter
Acts 17.22-31; Psalm 66.7-end; 1 Peter 3.13-end; [John 14.15-21]
Sunday 28th May, 7th of Easter
Acts 1.6-14; Psalm 68.1-10, 32-end; 1 Peter 4.12-14, 5.6-11; [John 17.1-11]
Sunday 4th June, Pentecost
*Acts 2.1-21 or Numers 11.24-30; Psalm 104.26-36, 37b or 26-end; 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13 or Acts*; [John 20.19-23 7.37-39]
Sunday 11th June, Trinity Sunday
Isaiah 40.12-17, 27-end; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13.11-end; [Matthew 28.16-end]
Sunday 18th June, Trinity 1
Exodus 19.2-8a; Psalm 100; Romans 5.1-8; [Matthew 9.35 - 10.8, (9-23)]
Sunday 25th June, Trinity 2
Whitbourne Patronal Festival - Birth of John the Baptist
This page last updated on 21st May 2017 by John Bland