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 10th December, Second Sunday of Advent
|Whitbourne||Upper Sapey||Tedstone Delamere||Edvin Loach|
|Sunday 10th December
||11am Lessons & Carols, with baptisms
|Sunday 17th December
3pm Nativity at Longlands Farm
|Sunday 24th December
|9.30am Crib Service with Lessons & Carols, and Posada arrival
11.30pm Midnight Mass
|6pm Lessons & Carols with Posada arrival
||7.30pm Lessons & Carols with HC, Posada,and Cake!
|Monday 25th December
|9.30am HC with Posada arrival
|Sunday 31st December
|Sunday 7th January
|10am MP, Posada 3 wise men into crib
||9.30am Holy Communion, Posada 3 wise men into crib
|Sunday 14th January
||11am Plough Sunday(?) HC
|Sunday 21st January
||3pm Plough Sunday EP?
|Sunday 28th January
|9.30am HC or SE
HC = Holy Communion; EP = Evening Prayer; AAW = All-Age Worship, MP = Morning Praise, SE = Sung Eucharist.
Please read this Notice from the churchwardens at Edvin Loach.
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 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 3rd December, Advent Sunday
Isaiah 64.1-9; Psalm 80.1-7, 16-18; 1 Corinthians 1.3-9; [Mark 13.24-37]
Sunday 10th December, Advent 1
Isaiah 40.1-11; Psalm 85.1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3.8-15a; [Mark 1.1-8]
Sunday 17th December, Advent 2
Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126 OR Luke 1.46b-55; 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24; [John 1.6-8; 19-28]
Sunday 24th December, Christmas Eve
2 Samuel 7.1-11, 16; Luke 1.46b-55 OR Psalm 89.1-4, 19-26; Romans 16.25-27; [Luke 1.26-38]
Monday 25th December, Christmas Day
Isaiah 52.7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1.1-4; [5-12]; [John 1.1-14]
Sunday 31st December, Christmas 1
Isaiah 61.10-62.3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4.4-7; [Luke 2.15-21]
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]
This page last updated on 11th December 2017 by John Bland