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
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 9th March
First Sunday of Lent
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
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 web
site, © The Archbishops' Council of the
Church of England, 2002-2004.
Notices for week beginning 9th March
Services this week:
- Sunday 9th March, Lent 1: 9.30am
Holy Communion at Whitbourne; 11am Holy Communion at Upper Sapey; 6pm Compline at Whitbourne Church.
- Wednesday 12th March: NO Holy
Communion at Whitbourne - reserved for Home Communions.
- Next Sunday 16th March, Lent 2: 9.30am Holy
Communion at Whitbourne; 11am Holy Communion at Tedstone Delamere; 3pm
Evening Prayer at Edvin Loach; 6pm Compline at Whitbourne Church.
Lent Lunch schedule
Please come and join us for a simple lunch of bread, soup and cheese
and support a charity of the hostís choosing. All are welcome but you
must inform the host that you are coming. Venues are as follows
- Wednesday 12th March 12:30 at Gaines Lodge - Brenda Allan 01886 821450
- Wednesday 19th March 12:30 at Whitbourne Hall - Heather Colley 01886 821165
- Wednesday 26th 12 noon at Saltmarshe District Hall - Helen Read 01885 483 666
- Wednesday 2nd April - to be arranged
- Wednesday 9th April - to be arranged
Good Friday Activity Morning
Volunteers needed for this very popular annual themed event for
children. If you might be able to help in any way, please contact Sylvia
Bland on 01886 853 661. Thanks!
Books for Lent & Easter
Do visit Pam at Food For All for a new range of books for this season.
Some Other Upcoming Events:
For a more complete list see the Diary web page page.
- Tuesday 4th March. Edvin Loach AGM at 7.30pm.
- Saturday 15th March Safari Supper in aid of Whitbourne Playing
Fields. Please contact Stella Oakey (01886 821330 or email
email@example.com) or Maureen Williams (01886 821189).
- Wednesday 19th March. Bromyard Trip Club runs a trip to the Lotus
car factory, Norfolk. Price £65. Anyone interested call Lynne on
Monday 21st April. On Easter Monday the Friends of WISH
will be bringing
the tradition of Pace-egging to Whitbourne. Come along and join us for lots of
bank holiday family fun, in aid of the School and the Air Ambulance.
- Thursday 1st May. Archdeacon's Visitation 7.30pm at Whitbourne Church.
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 Winter 2013/Issue 64
March Magazine now out
Available from 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 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 spendandraise.com/Whitbourne/
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
Please send comments, suggestions, contributions
etc. to John
Bland Tel: 01886 853 661
Together we can make this an increasingly useful
and valuable resource.
IF YOU THINK UPDATES HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN,
TELL THE WEBMASTER
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
Click here to see back issues where
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 March
Sunday 2nd March, Next before Lent
Exodus 24.12-end; Psalm 2 or 99; 2 Peter 1.16-end.
Sunday 9th March, Lent 1
Genesis 2.15-17, 3.1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5.12-19.
Sunday 16th March, Lent 2
Genesis 12.1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4.1-5, 13-17.
Sunday 23rd March, Lent 3
Exodus 17.1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5.1-11.
Sunday 30th March, Mothering Sunday
Samuel 1.20-end; Psalm 127.1-4; 2 Corinthians 1.3-7
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].