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Welcome to the anglican church of
St John the Baptist, Whitbourne,
in the diocese of Hereford

Whitbourne church

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The church dedicated to St. John the Baptist is the largest of the four churches in The Parish of Greater Whitbourne. It once served Whitbourne Court, one of the Summer Palaces of the Bishop of Hereford in days gone by. It still has a small choir, and a faithful army of cleaners and flower-arrangers. The ring of six bells (now rung using an electronic device, and occasionally "live") date from 1717, and there is an unusual combination of windows in the South Wall. Arboriculturalists will be interested by the gingko tree in the churchyard.

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 made redundant.

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 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.]


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  This page last updated on 27th May 2018 by John Bland