Churches reopen for worship
We are delighted to welcome you back into church when you are ready. Government guidelines will be in place.
As we attend church and adjust to different circumstances let us all be mindful of others and patient with them. We will observe hygiene guidelines, social distancing, the rule of six, track and trace, and other precautions in order to minimise the risks of transmission.
Our next Sunday services (27th September) are:
Eucharist at Holy Trinity at 9:30am, an outdoor Harvest Festival and Celebration of Jo’s Ordination at St Michael’s, Breinton at 3.30pm, and Evening Prayer on Zoom at 6:30pm. You can also join online the Ordination service at the cathedral from 12 noon. Link to be posted when received.
A midweek Eucharist is held at All Saints every Wednesday at 12.10pm. All are welcome to join.
Private Prayer in our team churches
All Saints cafe (Bill’s Kitchen) is open during the week from 8-4pm and the church is open for private prayer during these hours. Tescos have reinstated their parking restrictions, so you will either need to shop in the store or park elsewhere in the city.
Holy Trinity is open on Thursday mornings – 9:30 to 11am. Do drop in to pray or be still.
Online resources continue
Sunday 27th September : 16th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 20th September : 15th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 13th September : 14th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 6th September : 13th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 30th August : 12th Sunday after Trinity
This week the service broadcast by Hereford Diocese will be one put together from the West Hereford Minecraft Holiday club. On Sunday you will be able to view it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTSgnOA5pKtIURxxXBLTiw/featured
Sunday 23rd August : 11th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 16th August : 10th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 9th August : 9th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 2nd August : 8th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 26th July : 7th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 19th July : 6th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 12th July : 5th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 5th July 2020 : Fourth Sunday of Trinity
This week our new curate, Joanna Burden, will be licensed in the Cathedral at 4pm. Instead of our usual Zoom Church service at 10.30, we are inviting people to share Virtual Coffee and Cake with Jo at 10.30 (ask for the link by phoning 01432 273086 or via Facebook), and also to virtually join the service in the Cathedral at 4pm on these links:
Please pray for Jo as she begins her ministry amongst us.
Sunday 28th June 2020: Third Sunday of Trinity
Wednesday 24th June: The birth of John the Baptist
Sunday 21st June : Second Sunday after Trinity / Father’s Day
Sunday 14th June : First Sunday after Trinity
Friday 12th June : Barnabas the Apostle
Thursday 11th June : Corpus Christi / Day of thanksgiving for the institution of Holy Communion
Sunday 7th June : Trinity Sunday
Sunday 31st May : Pentecost
Sunday 24th May : 7th Sunday of Easter
Thursday 21st May : Ascension Day
Sunday 17th May : 6th Sunday of Easter
Sunday 10th May : 5th Sunday of Easter and the beginning of Christian Aid Week
To donate to the work of Christian Aid in this the week of Christian Aid please visit their website:
https://www.christianaid.org.uk/give-money/make-donation or For details on how to pay money directly into their bank account please call 020 7523 2226.
Sunday 3rd May : 4th Sunday of Easter
Sunday 26th April : 3rd Sunday of Easter
Sunday 19th April : 2nd Sunday of Easter
Sunday 12th April : Easter Sunday
Christ is Risen : He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!
Worship with us as we celebrate that Jesus is Alive…
You can find a pre-recorded service for Easter Sunday here: A West Hereford Eucharist for Easter Sunday
You can find the responses for a Church of England Eucharist here Eucharist Prayer A was used in the recording.
11th April : Holy Saturday
You can find here (from 6pm on Holy Saturday, 11th April): A Holy Saturday Taize service recorded by members of the West Hereford Team
Keep Holy Week with us…
Sunday 5th April : Palm Sunday
Sunday 29th March: 5th Sunday of Lent / Passion Sunday
Please contact us if you would like us to pray for you during Morning Prayer said each week day morning.
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep our hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon us and remain with us, and upon those whom we love, always. Amen
Sunday 22nd March: Mothering Sunday
National Day of Prayer and Action
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, along with fellow bishops and other church leaders, are calling for a National Day of Prayer and Action this coming Mothering Sunday (March 22).
‘Light a candle at 7.00pm and put it in your window; ring someone who is isolated and vulnerable; buy an extra item and place it in your local food bank; keep your night shelters open.
‘We have a stronghold and refuge, we do not depend on ourselves alone, for God keeps us so that as the Shepherd song ends: ‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life.’
17th March 2020
In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.
The West Hereford Team will be implementing the above advice with immediate effect.
Worship services are for many a time of refreshing, uplifting encouragement, so we take this action with a heavy heart, but the health and safety of our communities are of the utmost importance at this time.
Psalm 139 says
‘Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.’
We may be scattered, but we are still a part of the Body of Christ, God’s Church, and we will do our best to support one another in this time of uncertainty. Here’s a few ways we would like to offer help:
- Each church has coordinated a pastoral care team who will check in with people and offer prayers, or practical help if possible.
- Ruth will continue to say Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity daily at 8.15am, on her own. If you would like your name, or the name of a loved one, added to the prayer list, please contact us. The churches may be open at other times for prayer, please check with us.
- We have an order of service ready to go to anyone who would like to worship from home. It contains a service, prayers and lectionary readings. There is also an order of service for those wanting to make a spiritual communion. You can find these in the weekly resources at the top of this page.
- We will be publishing a sermon each week on our website and Facebook pages. If you would like a paper copy please let us know.
- We will attempt to print and send out Teamtalk as usual as a way of keeping people connected.
- If you would like to join others virtually for worship, you might like to watch: Songs of Praise on BBC One, Sundays at 1.15pm or listen: Radio 4 Sunday Worship from 08.10am
- We will be looking at other ways that we can worship together as a scattered community over this period of Lent and Easter.
Please do remember to take sensible precautions for yourselves and others.
Psalm 24 says ‘Be still, and know that I am God’
May you find God in the stillness of these days.
Jesus said ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’
May the peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
01432 273086 or use our form on the Contact Us page
You can find up to date national information, including advice on weddings and baptisms here: Church of England advice and updates
For Team updates, please check here or on our Facebook pages: All Saints Church, Hereford, Holy Trinity Church, Hereford, St Nicholas’ Church, Hereford and St Michael’s Church, Breinton.