St. Mary’s Church, Almeley

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Services and associated matters

All Services at St. Mary’s church in Jamuary 2018

Weekday Services in the Eardisley Benefice each day Monday to Friday

Readings for January 2018

Sunday services throughout the benefice in December

Family Christingle Service

There will be a Family Christingle Service at St. Mary’s on Sunday 28th January at 11.00 am.  All sorts of things happen in our Family Service!  Do come along and make your very own Christingle.

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)

Upcoming events:

Please check our What’s On page for events in the parish

A ‘warmth’ appeal from St Mary’s church

Our ancient and beautiful churches are rarely cosy at the best of times, but with a failing boiler, St Mary’s is heading for a very chilly winter.  We have been advised that our current boiler is at the end of its life and must be replaced.

This is an appeal to not only our regular worshippers, but to the wider community who use our church for baptisms, weddings and funerals and quiet times of contemplation.

At a minimum, the cost will be in the region of £8,000 and we have to find this sum over and above our regular expenditure. It currently costs us £425 per week just to keep our church and its ministry going.

We would ask you to earnestly consider making a donation either cash or cheque (made out to Almeley PCC) and either give this to our Treasurer Mrs Shirley Tully of Wingles Cross Cottage, Almeley, HR3 6LQ, or put in the box at the back of the church marked "Boiler Donations’.  All donations, however small, will be most gratefully received.

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

Our Community

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.

Community Larder

Throughout the year we ask you to bring tinned food, dried food,etc. to the church to be sent to the Community Larder centres in the county.   In particular we have been asked for sugar, tinned custard, rice pudding, tinned vegetables, tinned meat and tuna.

These centres help people who are in need by providing them with a bag of essential food.  There will be a box at the back of the church in which to put your offerings.

There is a Community Larder in Kington, and that is where your donations will be taken.