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Hodnet Parish is located in North Shropshire, in the West Midlands and is part of Lichfield Diocese.
We are two churches who together are looking to love God and serve Him in our rural area and further afield.
Have a look at our Statement of Purpose on the "About Us" section for more information.
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We are an Anglican
church with two lovely historic buildings in different parts
of the parish:
We share the following
Core Purposes -
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
Baptism and Thanksgiving
* One of them was baptised or
prepared for confirmation in the parish;
The funeral would be a service of
thanksgiving with a personal tribute to the person's life.
Because of time pressures at the Crematorium, I encourage
you to use the church for a short service. Obviously I hope
we never need to meet under sad circumstances but if we did
I want you to know that your church cares very much and
wants to support and comfort you.
THE RECTOR'S JUNE 2018 MESSAGE
I think the summer may finally have arrived, even if it’s just for a few days. Like many people I like driving around Hodnet and Paradise; the bluebells and scenery are amazing and I’m even getting good at avoiding the pheasants!
The sun has a way of making us feel better, even when life is difficult. To have the support of family and friends when life is tough is truly a blessing, but it’s a greater blessing to know that God is there for us - every single day.
We have just celebrated
Pentecost, a time that reminds us of the love Christ has for us, by giving us
the gift of the Holy Spirit. I would not be where I am today without the power
of the Holy Spirit and accepting that God had a purpose for my life. The ‘sun’
won’t always shine for us, but the ‘SON’ always will.
Strangers are Friends we haven’t met. (Helen Steiner Rice)
Services for June 2018
of Services within the Parish
The Parish News (the new magazine)
If you do not receive a copy each month but
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Each month at St. Luke’s we are holding a family service at which children
Do you have a spare room and live within an hour of
We are looking for Guardian families for a student for weekend breaks
All Student related expenses are reimbursed.
Email. Hannah@guardianfamily.co.uk or call Hannah for a chat on 07802232072____________________________________
Compassionate Communities (Co-Co)
This is a scheme to provide a befriending service for folk who may be in danger of becoming socially isolated from the community they have been part of due to frailty, being housebound or living with a long term illness.
A Co-Co volunteer can provide companionship by visiting on a weekly basis for an hour or so to chat and provide a listening ear and possibly assist with a few errands. Volunteers are DBS checked and trained by the Severn Hospice.
Hodnet Co-Co are seeking more volunteers, men and women,
To find out more please ring 07849 835687.
COFFEE MORNINGS are held in the Chapel of the Epiphany at Peplow on the 1st Saturday of each month from April until September inclusive 10am-12 noon.
This is to give new members of the community the chance to meet existing members of the community the chance to meet existing members and to find out what other activities are available within the community.
Please come along and bring your friends with you. Everyone will be most welcome.
SEWING GROUP The
group meets every two weeksat someone's home for a cup of tea and some
sewing for the Peplow crafts sales table - and of course,
If you would like to come and meet us and help, please phone Elizabeth Downes on 01952 840215
Marchamley NewsMarchamley Club is a social club for members but anyone in the locality is welcome to join - membership currently £1 per annum - club isopen 8pm each evening, with 'early doors' from 7pm on Fridays to
meet up for a drink and a chat.
For full information on our social events, see our Facebook page @marchamleyclubevents
On June 16th the Club will be organising its biggest event yet when it will be hosting a one day Beer and Blues Festival. There will be a good selection of local ales and music will be provided by several local bands.
The event is open to all and the club hopes to attract people from the surrounding areas. There will also be great food available throughout the event.
Advance tickets are just £10 each and can be bought directly or on line. See our Facebook page @marchamleyclubevents for full details. Ticket price includes drink tokens to be used on the day.
So if you like real ales and live music, get your ticket and come along for a great day and help Marchamley Club with its improvement plans.
For more information you can contact Steve Alden on 07774969339
Advance notice – Sunday 1st July from 2pm: Hawkstone past, present and future – a photographic exhibition
highlighting the history of the Hawkstone estate, home of the Hill family. Free entry - refreshments available.
MARCHAMLEY BOOK CLUB
Held on the second Thursday of each month, 7.30-9.00pm, in Marchamley Club. (No meetings in July and August).
Books for discussion on Thursday 14th June are two psychological thrillers. ‘If I die before I wake’ is the debut novel by Emily Koch and ‘Need to know’ by Karen Cleveland.
Come along and join in the chat and have a drink even if you haven’t read the books.
If you would like more information, call Karen Powell on 01630 685325.
For information about
all activities within the Parish, services, weddings,
baptisms, funerals etc. please contact the Rector: Rev.
Edith Quirey at;