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Whitbourne itself is just one of a group of six parishes which make up the Parish of Greater Whitbourne, in the care of the Rector, David Howell, pictured here. There are four churches still in use and lovingly cared for, but the one at Wolferlow has now been made redundant.    

The parish is situated in beautiful countryside in the North East of the County of Herefordshire.    Bounded on the East by the River Teme and on the South by Bringsty Common, the western part consists of sparsely populated farmland, while Whitbourne itself is a large village, many of whose inhabitants are connected with farming, and some of whom work in Worcester or Birmingham.

Collect for 20th April

Easter Sunday

Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity. Amen.

Morning Prayer Evening Prayer Night Prayer
Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site, The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004.

Notices for week beginning 20th April

Services this week:

  • Sunday 20th April, Easter Sunday: 9.30 Holy Communion at Whitbourne with children's egg hunt; 11am Holy Communion at Tedstone Delamere; 11am Holy Communion at Upper Sapey.
  • Wednesday 23rd April: NO Holy Communion at Whitbourne - reserved for Home Communions.
  • Next Sunday 27th April, Easter 2: 9.30 Holy Communion at Whitbourne.

Worshippers are keeping the faith!

See this article copied from Worcester News 25th March.

Good Friday Activity Morning

Many thanks for all those who came to help, and of course the [only] twenty children. A fun, creative, thoughtful, and joyful time was had by all. The cross which was made, which can be seen in Whitbourne Church, with so many significant symbols attached, is very impressive and thought-provoking.

Some up-coming events in the parish

  • Monday 21st April - Easter Monday Egg Rolling & Duck Race.  Join us for the traditional Easter Monday sport of egg rolling, starting at 10:30am in the field behind the playing fields.  Free Entry, but donations gratefully received (in aid of W.I.S.H. school and the Air Ambulance).  Don't forget to bring along your pace egg! (A decorated, hard-boiled egg.)
  • Sunday 27th April:PCC AGM (the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and Election of Churchwardens) at 11am at Whitbourne Church.
  • Thursday 1st May. Archdeacon's Visitation 7.30pm at Whitbourne Church.
  • Friday 23rd May. 7pm Deanery trip to Hereford Cathedral. Places still available - contact the Rector.
  • Saturday 12th July. 2 - 4.30pm Whitboutne Village Fete and Garden Society Show. Click HERE for details of the Show.

Do you know of someone sick in the parish?

If so, please make sure the Rector knows so that a pastoral visit might be made.

PCC and DCC Elections

It's that time of year when you should be thinking whether YOU should stand for PCC or DCC. Also, Sylvia Bland is not standing for re-election as Churchwarden, so there is a vacancy for that post, too. Please make your willingness to be nominated, or to nominate a.n. other, known to the Rector or churchwardens.

Food Bank donations THANK YOU and KEEP IT UP!

A heart-felt Thank You to all who contributed to the food banks over Christmas! The need continues, of course, so please continue to bring your gifts of basic non-perishable foodstuffs to church.

Diocesan NEWSpaper Spring issue

Now out. See the article on Parish Share, and have your say!

April Magazine now out

Available from the back of our churches.

Our webshop is at

Have a look through the list of supporting businesses in the booklet at church, and see how often YOU might use our webshop, and raise funds for The Parish Of Greater Whitbourne at no extra cost to you.

Don't forget that you are supporting Parish of Greater Whitbourne every time you make a purchase.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email John Bland and ask him! You will then get regular emails of the latest offers etc., often out-of-date by the time the Magazine is published.

Website updates

Please send comments, suggestions, contributions etc. to John Bland Tel: 01886 853 661
Together we can make this an increasingly useful and valuable resource.

Non-locals may click the link above to see the current issue of the magazine. However, locals are please asked to purchase a copy, their sale being an important revenue stream for the church. Copies are available from any of our 4 churches, and from Whitbourne Village Shop.

Click here to see back issues where available!

Click here for subscription details, advertising rates etc.

Contributors and Advertisers - copy deadline is 10th of the month. Please follow this link for all the information you will need!

Bible readings at Church

To assist lesson readers' preparation, listed here are the up-coming readings that might be used. We are now using Year A from the Revised Common Lectionary.

Readings for April

Sunday 6th April, Lent 5
Ezekiel 37.1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8.6-11.

Sunday 13th April, Palm Sunday

Sunday 20th April, Easter Day
Acts 10.34-43 OR Jeremiah 31.1-6; Psalm 118.[1-2,] 14-24; Colossians 3.1-4 OR Acts 10.34-43.

Sunday 27th April, Easter 2
[Exodus 14.10-end; 15.20-21;]Acts 2.14a, 22-32; Psalm 16[; 1 Peter 1.3-9].

Readings for May

Sunday 4th May, Easter 3
Zephaniah 3.14-end or Acts 2.14a, 36-41; Psalm 116.1-3, 10-17 or 116.1-7; 1 Peter 1.17-23 or Acts 2.14a, 36-41. (The Acts reading must be used.)

Sunday 11th May, Easter 4
Genesis 7 or Acts 2.42-end; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2.19-end or Acts 2.14-end. (The Acts reading must be used.)

Sunday 18th May, Easter 5
Genesis 8.1-19 or Acts 7.55-end; Psalm 31.1-5, 15-16 or 31.1-5; 1 Peter 2.2-10 or Acts 7.55-end. (The Acts reading must be used.)

Sunday 25th May, Easter 6
Genesis 8.20-9.17 or Acts 17.22-31; Psalm 66.7-end; 1 Peter 3.313-end or Acts 17.22-31. (The Acts reading must be used.)


  This page last updated on 20th April 2014 by John Bland

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