St Weonard's Church, St Weonards
COVID-19 update, 8 August 2020
St Weonard's Church is open for private prayer during the daytime, as well as for occasional services. Please check the Services & Events section of the website for details. If visiting the church for private prayer or a service, please observe the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines displayed on the church porch door. From 8 August, this also means you must wear a face covering.
A brief introduction to our church
Although most of this beautiful Grade 1 listed building dates from the 16th century, parts of the earlier 13th century structure are still visible, particularly the chancel arch, lower part of the south wall of the nave and the inner doorway of the porch. The Mynors Chapel was built in 1521 and the Mynors family still live in Treago Castle just down the road. There are a number of interesting features in the church and the remains of a 15th century cross in the churchyard. The tower has six bells which are regularly rung. The facilities in the church include a kitchen and an accessible toilet.
St. Weonard is shrouded in the mists of antiquity but may have been a local hermit and/or a woodcutter -- he may also have been the same person as the Welsh St Gwennarth. For more information on our church, please refer to our visitor leaflet, or visit the National Churches Trust's Explore Churches website, or the Herefordshire Through Time site.
If you're visiting, we'd love to know how much you enjoyed your visit: why not leave a comment in our visitor's book, or submit a rating and/or comments via our Explore Churches page?
For a few photos of St Weonard's Church, take a look at our GALLERY page.
Supporting us during the COVID-19 pandemic
Raising funds with the COVID-19 restrictions in place and our church is closed is an even bigger task for us. Could you support us at this time? Take a look at this short animated video. Thank you for your generosity!
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It costs over £400 per week to keep this church and churchyard open, and contribute to the costs of our parish vicar. We remain completely reliant on generous donors and fund-raisers to meet these costs -- we receive no money from the government, county or parish councils, or the central church.
Considering a regular donation?
It's incredibly helpful for our planning if members of the congregation and supporters choose to contribute to the work of the church on a regular, planned basis. The best way you can do this is via our Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) account. This allows you to make a regular donation (monthly, quarterly, or annually -- to suit your circumstances), with assurance of the Direct Debit guarantee. You can make changes quickly and easily if your circumstances change. You can choose to increase your gift with inflation every year (most people do), and you have the option to give anonymously.
Please contact Stephen Herbert, our PCC Treasurer and Gift Aid Officer, to obtain a PGS form, or you can set up your gift by phone from 27 April 2020 by calling 0333 002 1271 9am-5pm on weekdays or by registering your interest to give with the central PGS team based in Gloucester. On the registration form asking for your contact details, or when you call, you will also be asked to provide a Parish Code : please quote 180618246 for St Weonards.
If using the phone service, you will need to have to hand your personal bank account details, to state whether your donation will be eligible for Gift Aid, and whether you wish to increase the value of your gift in line with inflation each year (you can always amend this instruction later). The sign-up process by phone should take no more than 15 minutes. Thank you for your generous support.
For a quick introduction to PGS, you can watch the following short video:
Just interested in making a one-off donation?
That's still really helpful. Just click through to our give.net page, or contact our PCC Treasurer to ask about other ways to make a donation, including leaving a gift in your will. Confidentiality is assured.
THANK YOU -- your contribution, of whatever size, will make a real difference to the church and our outreach.
Finally, if you'd like to learn more about the PCC's charitable aims, activities, achievements and finances, please take a look at our last annual Report & Accounts.
Finding St. Weonard's Church
Postcode for sat nav: HR2 8NU
Grid reference: SO 496 243
St Weonards is on the A466 about 10 miles south of Hereford and 8 miles north of Monmouth. Follow the Parking sign off the main road and (if you're driving) park in the village car park, then walk back past Church Farm and enter the churchyard through the west gate. The main entrance to the church is via the south porch. Please keep the bird guard mesh doors closed to prevent our feathered friends from getting stuck inside! Thank you.