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
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
Collect for 19th May
God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England
site, © The Archbishops' Council of the Church
Notices for week beginning 19th May
Services this week:
- Sunday 19th May (Pentecost): 9.30am Holy Communion at
Whitbourne; 11am Holy Communion at Tedstone Delamere; 3pm Holy Communion
at Edvin Loach.
- Wednesday 22nd May: 10.30am Holy Communion at Whitbourne.
- Next Sunday 26th May (Trinity Sunday): 9.30am Holy Communion at
Whitbourne; 11am Holy Communion at Upper Sapey.
Archdeacon's Visitation Monday 20th May
This is 7.30pm at Bishop's Frome church. At this service all the deanery churchwardens are to be sworn in.
Tanzanian Teachers' lunch Sunday 9th June
If you would like to join Brenda Allan at this lunch at The Wheatsheaf, please call her!
Christian Aid Week 12th May...
Please return filled envelopes to church as soon as possible.
Annual Draw Tickets
Available now until the Fete on 13th July from Sylvia Bland and
others. 50% of the proceeds are going to support Whitbourne Church, so
please be generous and buy & sell as many tickets as you are able.
Christian Aid Lunch Appeal Result
£140 was raised for Christian Aid at the Whitbourne Hall lunch
organised by Maureen Schoonenberg. Many thanks to Maureen, her helpers,
and all who supported this event.
Village Hall Committee
AGM at 7.30pm on Wednesday 5th June in Whitbourne Village Hall.
Bishop's Retirement Service 7th September
There will be a special service at the cathedral on the occasion of
Bishop Anthony Priddis's retirement. If would like to attend this
ticketed service, please speak to the Rector David Howell.
May Magazine now out
Available from the back of our churches.
Note that from January 2013 the cover price increases to 60p per copy, but delivered only £7 for the year saving 20p!
Advertising rates also increase from January to £5 per quarter
page, £2.50 per 1/8 page, per month. Due to space restrictions and
demand for advertising space, we will no longer take adverts larger
than 1/4 page.
Spring 2013 edition now available at the back of our churches.
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
Don't forget that you are supporting Parish of Greater Whitbourne every time you make a
If you would like to be added to the spendandraise.com/Whitbourne/ mailing
list, email John Bland
ask him! You will then get regular emails of the latest offers etc.,
often out-of-date by the time the Magazine is published.
Please send comments, suggestions, contributions etc. to John
Bland Tel: 01886 853 661
Together we can make this an increasingly useful and valuable resource.
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see back issues where available!
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Bible readings at Church
assist lesson readers' preparation, listed here are the up-coming
readings that might be used. We are currently using Year C (Track 1 where necessary) from
the Revised Common Lectionary.
Readings for May
Sunday 5th May, Easter 6
Acts 16.9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21.10, 22 - 22.5
Sunday 12th May, Ascension
Acts 1.1-11; Psalm 47 OR Psalm 93; Ephesians 1.15-23
Sunday 19th May, Pentecost
Acts 2.1-21; Psalm 104.25-35, 37; Romans 8.14-17
Sunday 26th May, Trinity
Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5.1-5
Readfings for June
Sunday 2nd June, Trinity 1
1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39; Psalm 96; Galatians 1.1-12
Sunday 9th June, Trinity 2
1 Kings 17.8-16, (17-24); Psalm 146; Galatians 1.11-24
Sunday 16th June, Trinity 3
1 Kings 21.1b-10, (11-14), 15-21a; Psalm 5.1-8; Galatians 2.15-21
Sunday 23rd June, St John the Baptist
1 Kings 19.1-4, (5-7), 8-15a; Psalms 42 and 43; Galatians 3.23-29
Sunday 30th June, Trinity 5
2 Kings 2.1-2, 6-16; Psalm 77.1-2, 11-20; Galatians 5.1, 13-25