Service at St Weonards

Pancake race

Clypping the church at Orcop

Churches and communities in 

South West Herefordshire 

St Weonards : Garway : Tretire : Pencoyd : Hentland : Hoarwithy : Orcop
Latest news

20 people
braved the early morning chill for our 5.30am Easter Morning Service on Garway Hill!

All Easter services
now listed on the Services page

Pancake Races draw the crowds!
As usual we had a good turnout for the annual pancake races on Shrove Tuesday. Thanks to all the helpers who cooked pancakes, and to the mums and dads too!

Confirmation 2014:
Details announced.

Lent lunches:
Details now available on the Clergy Page.

What weather!
Some thoughts from Revd Mark

Annual Pancake Races
Meet at St Weonards Church at 3.30 on Shrove Tuesday 4th March for races for all ages,
‘most tosses in a minute’
and warm pancakes and a drink. Bring your own frying pan and pancake for the races!
Adults welcome to watch or join in! and to join us for pancakes and a cup of tea.
Donations to WaterAid

Mary and Joseph figures end of their travels
Five sets of travellers visited all parts of our benefice during Advent and returned to their churches on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. It has been a great way for families and individuals to meet each other as the figures stayed at a different home every night. Thanks to over 120 households for taking part!

Thanks to our pubs!
Carols in the pubs December 2013Carol singing in the pubs was much enjoyed! Many thanks to the New Inn (St Owens Cross), the New Harp (Hoarwithy) and the Moon (Garway) for their hospitality.

The St Weonards Benefice

The St Weonards Benefice (or grouping) is part of the Archenfield Group of Churches within the Deanery of Ross and Archenfield in the Diocese of Hereford. Churches in the benefice are St Weonards, Garway, Tretire, Pencoyd, Hentland, Hoarwithy and Orcop.

Coming up...
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Church Services

for full details 

Easter Day April 20th
Dawn Service
on top of Garway Hill

May 4th - 10.00am
Orcop Church - Revd Mark Hayter's last service with us

May 18th to May 24th

A week of Guided Prayer  is planned for our Benefice

June 8th:
Confirmation in the Cathedral

4 – 10 Oct
Group pilgrimage to Iona Abbey


Christ is Risen - Alleluia!

Week of Guided Prayer
Sunday evening May 18th to Sat morning May 24th

Details here
The clergy team
Curate Mark Hayter
Vicar Elaine Goddard
Curate Frances Pullen
Revd Mark Hayter
Revd Elaine Goddard
Revd Frances Pullen
About us...
Situated in a beautiful part of one of the most rural areas in England, and close to the Welsh border, this is a lively, forward looking group of parishes and communities. This is a place where community is important, and where the churches, the parishes, the farms, the villages and the individual people are closely interwoven. 

If you are a local, this website aims to keep you up to date with local information, with our forthcoming church services and community events and with ways in which we are tackling our future. For visitors, we hope it will give you a flavour of the area and some ideas about what you'll find when you come here. We aim to keep the website up to date - it's updated at least once a week and sometimes daily.

If you'd like somewhere to be quiet, to pray or to see and touch history, you'll find all our churches open every day - there are some stunning things to be seen both inside and outside the churches and visitors are always welcome. And do come and join us at any of our regular and one-off events, for worship on Sundays or at one of our quiet services of healing and meditation.

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