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.]
WHITBOURNE 9.30am HOLY COMMUNION
CANCELLED ON 18TH MARCH DUE TO SNOWY CONDITIONS!
|Whitbourne||Upper Sapey||Tedstone Delamere||Edvin Loach|
|Sunday 18th March
Fifth of Lent
|9.30am HC CANCELLED
|11am HC "Daffodils"
|Palm Sunday 25th
||9.30am HC with
Procession of Palms
||[11am Foot Washing at
||7pm HC with Foot
|Good Friday 30th
||1.45pm March of
Witness from Village Hall
2pm Good Friday Liturgy with HC (reserved sacrament)
Saturday/Easter Eve 29th March
||7pm Easter Vigil HC
|Easter Sunday 1st
|Sunday 8th April
Second of Easter
|Sunday 15th April
Third of Easter
|Sunday 22nd April
Fourth of Easter
|Sunday 29th April
Fifth of Easter
HC = Holy Communion; EP = Evening Prayer; AAW =
All-Age Worship, MP = Morning Praise, SE = Sung
Donations welcome for Easter Lilies at Whitbourme, in
memory of a loved one if you wish. Collection box at the
back of Whitbourne Church at services.
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The Readings Sheet on 11th February had a full list of
the services, Lent Lunches, and Lent Study Course printed
on the back. Click HERE
to view it if you missed it!
In order to continue services while the East WIndow is
receiving attention, the rotten flooring in the sanctuary
dealt with, and french drains installed inside and out, a
nave altar is being used near the pulpit, with Holy
Communion being received standing from the priest, with
the bread, and two chalice bearers. This is a temporary
arrangement; there is no need to feel rushed when
In order to ease the pressure on the leadership team, the First Sunday each month service times are changed as follows:
No other service times are affected by this change. These
changes started on Sunday 4th February.
These are scheduled as follows:
This coming Lent Revd Doiran Williams is holding six
weekly study groups at Howberry in Whitbourne. They won’t
last more than ninety minutes. We’ll share with each other
the final journey of Jesus to Jerusalem, and hope to learn
how he comes with us on our journey, wherever it takes us.
Don’t worry if you miss a session. Each one is
self-contained, and we’ll quickly summarise how far we’ve
got. If you would like to come or to find out more, please
give Doiran a ring on 821189.
These are the dates, all at 2.30pm:
Thursday, 22 February (one week latere than planned)
Thursday, 1 March
Thursday, 8 March
Thursday, 15 March
Thursday, 22 March
Thursday, 29 March (Maundy Thurssday)
John Bland has stepped down from being the Church E R
Officer. Basic computer spread-sheet skills a help.
Contact John for more details, or speak to Dawn. THIS IS URGENT!
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
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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
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Contributors and Advertisers - copy deadline is
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To assist lesson readers' preparation, listed here are
the up-coming readings that might be used. We are now
using 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
You can use this
link to find the text on-line.
Sunday 4th March, Lent 3
Exodus 20.1-7; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1.18-25; [John 2.13-22]
Sunday 11th March, Mothering Sunday
Exodus 2.1-10 OR 1 Samuel 1.20-28; Psalm 34.11-20 OR Psalm 27.1-4; 2 Corinthians 1.3-7 OR Colossians 3.12-17; [Luke 2.33-35 OR John 19.25b-27]
Sunday 18th March, Lent 5
Jeremiah 31.31-34; Psalm 51.1-12 OR Psalm 119.9-16; Hebrews 5.5-10; [John 12.20-33]
Sunday 25th March, Palm Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms, Liturgy of the Passion.
Sunday 1st April, Easter
Acts 10.34-43; Isaiah 25.6-9 or 1 Corinthians 15.1-11; Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24; [John 20.1-18 or Mark 16.1-8]
Sunday 8th April, Easter 2
Acts 4.32-35; Exodus 14.10-end, 15.20-21 or 1 John 1.1-2.2; [John 20.19-end]
Sunday 15th April, Easter 3
Acts 3.12-19; Zephaniah 3.14-end or 1 John 3.1-7; Psalm 4; [Luke 24.36b-48]
Sunday 22nd April, Easter 4
Acts 4.5-12; Genesis 7.105, 11-18, 8.6-18, 9.8-13 or 1 John 3.16-end; Psalm 23; [John 10.11-18]
Sunday 29th April, Easter 5
Acts 8.26-end; Baruch 3.9-15, 32 - 4.4 or Genesis 22.1-18 or 1 John 4.7-end; Psalm 22.25-end; [John 15.1-8]
This page last updated on 18th March 2018 by John Bland