St. Mary’s Church, Almeley
Services and associated matters
Dates for your diary
Over the weekend of 21st/22nd July St Mary's will be running a fundraising event, which will include a variety of activities so keep the date free and look out for more information in next month's Offa Tree News or on this website.
Our popular Almeley Village Fete & Dog Show will be on Sunday 1st July on the Common don't miss it. Watch this space for details. See you all there.
On Sunday 20th May - there will be Jazz in the Afternoon at Almeley Village Hall at a cost of £6
Edna Hughes is looking for people to join our church flower guild. Each week we put fresh flowers in the church, and on the altar and at the war memorial plaque. At Easter, Harvest and Christmas everyone joins together to make the church a wonderful place. Containers and oasis are provided, you just need to provide the flowers.
If you want to join Edna and her team either put you name on the flower list at the back of the church or ring Edna (contact details here)
St Mary’s choir
If you enjoy singing why not come and join Almeley church choir. You don’t need to read music or have the best voice in the world as long as you are enthusiastic. Anyone is welcome but we especially need more children aged around 7 upwards. Come along to practice at 6.30 on Fridays followed by games
Contact Di Brain 01544 327396
Please check our What’s On page for events in the parish
Giving at St Mary’s
Over the next few months, you will be hearing quite a lot about a new Parish Giving Scheme which we are introducing at St Mary’s, not only for our regular worshippers, but also for the wider community who value the church at the heart of our community.
However, these few paragraphs are designed not to ask for money, but to tell you a little bit about some of the ways in which St Mary’s gives. Not just in terms of its work in our community, but in the wider world.
Currently, collections taken at Family Services are passed on to a careful selection of relevant charities
Our Christingle service in January sent a donation to the Children’s Society, a charity allied to the Church of England, whose aim is to support vulnerable children in England and Wales.
From our Mothering Sunday service, we sent a donation to the Born Sleeping Appeal, an appeal currently running at Hereford Hospital to equip a specialised maternity suite designed for mothers experiencing pregnancy loss.
From our Lent Lunch we sent a donation to The Farming Community Network. This is a voluntary organisation and charity which supports farmers and their families within the farming community during difficult times in their lives.
Our Carol Singing round the village at Christmas sends money collected to CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
We are pleased that from a small church in a small village we are able to make these contributions to help in some small way with hardships in the wider world.
St Mary’s Lottery
It currently costs us £425 per week just to keep our church and its ministry going. The income from the lottery goes a long way to help us with this cost.
The new year of the lottery starts with the March draw. If you are new to the village or just haven't got round to joining please consider it.
All the details are here.
Almeley Parish comprises Almeley Village and the hamlets of Almeley Wootton, Woonton, and Logaston. We are situated in the English county of Herefordshire, approximately 15 miles North West of Hereford in the beautiful rural Marches border country between England and Wales. We are at the centre of a thriving farming community. Part of our charm is that we are off the beaten track in a relatively remote area, not on a direct route to anywhere.
On line newspapers
The Hereford diocese NEWSpaper has been revamped and renamed ‘Reflections’ Read it on line here.
In Review is a monthly tabloid sized newspaper published by the National Church Institutions of the Church of England. The latest editions are here.
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