St. Mary’s Church, Almeley
Services and associated matters
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)
The next Family Service is on Sunday 24th September when we will be walking through the Batch to the Friends’ Meeting House at Woonton. There we will meet the children of the Meeting House. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear as the Batch can be very muddy!
Do come and join our walk.
Please check our What’s On page for events in the parish
The Bible discovery home group meets on alternate Wednesdays - there are no meetings in September as Tony and Sonia are leaving the area, so we are currently looking for a new home for the meetings. Watch this space!
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.
On Friday 17 November Hereford Police Male Voice Choir are coming to St Mary’s Church to entertain us and to help us raise funds to help with the cost of our new boiler. More details to follow but book the date now.
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.
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