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 8th December
Second Sunday of Advent
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, 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 8th December
Services this week:
- Sunday 8th December, Advent 2: 9.30am Holy Communion
at Whitbourne; 11am Holy Communion at Upper Sapey.
- Wednesday 11th December: 10.30am Holy
Communion at Whitbourne.
- Next Sunday 15th December, Advent 2: 9.30am Holy Communion
at Whitbourne; 11am Caro Service at Tedstone Delamere; 3pm Carol Service at Edvin Loach.
Some Upcoming Events:
For a more complete list see the Diary web page page.
- Saturday 14th December: Bingo at Whitbourne Village Hall at 7pm
- Wednesday 18th December: Children's Carol Service at Whitbourne Church .
19th December: Carol Singing around Whitbourne -
meet 7pm at Village Hall.
21st December: Whitbourne Waits Concert 7.30pm in
Whitbourne Village Hall.
- Tuesday 24th December -
Christmas Eve: 6pm Crib Service at Whitbourne church; 7.30pm Christmas
Service at Edvin Loach church; 11.30pm Midnight Mass at Whitbourne
- Christmas Day: 9.30am
Holy Communion st Whitbourne; 9.30am Holy Communion at Upper Sapey; 11am
Holy Communion at Tedstone Delamere.
Food Bank donations
As well as the normal items, Christmas-specific items are especially welcome at this time. Please be generous!
AIDS Orphans collection
As usual, during Advent we collect for the AIDS orphans in Tanga, Tanzania,
so they can go to school. Last year we collected enough to send 80
children. Our target this year if for 90 children to be able to attend
school. Please give generously via the basket at the back of church.
Tax-payers can of course gift-aid their donations - see Brenda Allan.
Donations for Christmas Flowers
Please place your donation in the back of Whitbourne
Rotas for 2014
Please contact Sylvia Bland or Myrtle Kneen to have
your name added to any of the rotas for Whitbourne
Diocesan NEWSpaper Christmas Edition
December 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.
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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 using
Year A from the Revised Common Lectionary from Advent
Readings for December
Sunday 1st December, Advent 1
Isaiah 2.1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13.11-end.
Sunday 8th December, Advent 2
Isaiah 11.1-10; Psalm 72.1-7, 18-19; Romans 15.4-13.
Sunday 15th December, Advent 3
Isaiah 35.1-10; Psalm 146.4-end OR Magnificat; James
Sunday 22nd December, Advent 4
Isaiah 7.10-16; Psalm 80.1-8, 18-end; Romans 1.1-7.
Sunday 29th December, Christmas 1
Isaiah 63.7-9; Psalm 148 or 148.7-end; Hebrews 2.10-end.
Readings for January
Sunday 5th January, Epiphany
Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.[1-9] 10-15; Ephesians 3.1-12.
Sunday 12th January, Baptism of Christ
Isaiah 42.1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10.34-43.
Sunday 19th January, Epiphany 2
Isaiah 49.1-7; Psalm 40.1-12; 1 Corinthians 1.1-9.
Sunday 26th January, Epiphany 3
Isaiah 9.1-4; Psalm 27.1,4-12 OR 27.1-11; 1 Corinthians