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Letter from the Rector – July/August 2013

At the heart of the summer holidays the church commemorates an event in the life of Jesus and a strange and significant experience for a handful of his disciples. Luke describes it in the ninth chapter of his Gospel. About a week after Peter made his remarkable confession of faith when Jesus asked him, after talking about the crowds’ reactions to him, “But what about you? Who do you say I am?” and Peter answered, “The Christ of God” – Peter with John and James found himself climbing a high mountain with Jesus. (more…)

Letter from the Bishop – July/August 2013

I hope that the weekend of the 14th/15th September is firmly in your diary! It will be the Festival of Churches Weekend which will bring a major opportunity for every parish, as well as a time for you also to be able to explore other churches and enjoy what they are providing too.

For many years now, the Historic Churches Trusts for both Shropshire and Herefordshire, like those in other parts of the country, have had the second Saturday of September as their major fund raising event. This used to be the time when we all oiled our under-used bikes and cycled to as many churches as possible for a sponsored ride. (more…)