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 23rd July, Sixth Sunday after Trinity
|Whitbourne||Upper Sapey||Tedstone Delamere||Edvin Loach|
|Sunday 23rd July
Trinity 6; St James
|9.30am Patronal HC NOTE TIME!|
|Sunday 30th July
|11am AAW with HC|
|Sunday 6th August
|10am AAW on the Village Green "Leisure" then Hot Dogs and games!
|Sunday 13th August
|Sunday 20th August
|9.30 Morning Praise
||11am Baptism with HC
||3pm Baptism with HC
|Sunday 27th August
|Sunday 3rd September
|10am AAW with Baptism
HC = Holy Communion; EP = Evening Prayer; AAW = All-Age Worship.
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.
At the recent DCC meeting, both Path Ransley - minute secretary - and
Jerry Cummins - chairperson retired from their positions, after many
years of loyal and faithful service. Gilly Stormonth-Darling is the new
chairperson, but the post of DCC Minute Secretary is vacant. Please
speak to Dawn or any member of the DCC if this might be the job for YOU!
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!
The All Age Worship on 6th August will be outside (or inside if it's
raining) at the Village Green near Whitbourne Village Hall. We urge all
regular worshippers to come and show the folk at Whitbourne that we love
fun and Leisure - the theme of the service. Please bring a
garden chair if you can, and friends and family too. Jerry Cummins will
be barbecuing sausages for all - NO CHARGE - and after lunch there
will be fun and games for all to play - or just watch. PLEASE COME!
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 2nd July, Trinity 3
Jeremiah 28.5-9; Psalm 89.1-4, 15-19; Romans 6.12-end; [Matthew 10.40-end]
Sunday 9th July, Trinity 4
Zecheriah 9.9-12; Psalm 145.8-15; Romans 7.15-25a; [Matthew 11.16-19, 25-end]
Sunday 16th July, Trinity 5
Isaiah 55.10-13; Psalm 65; Romans 8.1-11; [Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23]
Sunday 23rd July, Trinity 6, St James
Acts 11.27-12.2; Psalm 126; 2 Corinthians 4.7-15; [Matthew 20.20-28]
Sunday 30th July, Trinity 7
1 Kings 3.5-12; Psalm 119.129-136; Romans 8.26-end; [Matthew 13.31-33, 44-52]
Sunday 6th August, Transfiguration
Isaiah 55.1-5; Psalm 145.8-9, 15-end; Romans 9.1-5; [Matthew 14.13-31
Sunday 13th August, Trinity 9
1 Kings 19.9-18; Psalm 85.8-13; Romans 10.5-15; [Matthew 14.22-33]
Sunday 20th August, Trinity 10
Isaiah 56.1, 6-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11.1-2a, 29-32; [Matthew 15.10-28]
Sunday 27th August, Trinity 11
Isaiah 51.1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12.1-8; [Matthew 16.13-20]
This page last updated on 23rd July 2017 by John Bland