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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
We hope that you find
what you are looking for here, if not please use the details
under "Contact Us" and we will do our best to answer your
We are an Anglican
church with two lovely historic buildings in different parts
of the parish:
* St Luke's
Church in Hodnet, of Norman origin, is the Parish Church
* The Chapel
of the Epiphany at Peplow, a hamlet south of Hodnet.
We share the following
Core Purposes -
Mission - to bring people of every age and
background into a living and growing relationship with Jesus
Community - to be a mutually supportive,
caring community in which everyone has a part to play
Worship - to offer worship to God that is
wholehearted, accessible and relevant
Discipleship - to enable people to grow in
wholeness and Christ-likeness in their own lives and
God's Kingdom - to change the way the world
around us goes about its business
Baptisms, Weddings and
Baptism and Thanksgiving
We welcome families who wish to bring their children to be
baptised. A first step would be to attend a church service
and introduce yourself, or to contact the Rector directly.
We will help you to understand the significance of Baptism
and what part the Church can play in your child's growth in
faith. In it you make a commitment to Christ and to the
nurture of your child in the Christian faith. As a church we
promise to grow as part of the church. If all you wish to do
is to express your gratitude to God for the gift of a child
then an alternative to baptism would be a service of
If you are planning to get married the best way to do so is
in church in the presence of God. To say your vows "in the
sight of God" concentrates the mind on the seriousness of
the commitment and expresses your need for the strength and
help of God in your marriage.
You are eligible to be married in one of our churches if
either of you are resident in the parish or one of you is a
member of the electoral roll of either church. For
non-residents to join the electoral roll it is necessary to
have attended worship regularly for at least six months.
We believe in a loving and forgiving God and so Divorce is
not always a barrier to being married in Church. If either
of you have been divorced it's important to discuss this
with the Rector, as an opportunity to learn from the past
and to move on. Contact the Rector as a first step in your
The Church of England Marriage Measure 2008 became law in
This new legislation, overwhelmingly passed by the General
Synod, came into force on the 1st October 2008. This measure
offers the Church new ways to clarify, reissue and celebrate
its wider welcome, so as to meet the needs of couples
requesting church weddings and to better integrate more of
them into the ongoing life of the local church. It does not
affect the existing right of parishioners but allows couples
opportunity to marry in a church which has special
significance for them, even though it is not where they
live, without applying for a special licence. The changes
will mean an engaged couple is welcome to be married in
church in a parish if just one of the following
* One of them was baptised or
prepared for confirmation in the parish;
* One of them has ever lived in the parish for six months or
* One of them has at any time regularly attended public
worship in the parish for six months or more;
* One of their parents has lived in the parish for six
months or more in their child's lifetime
* One of their parents has regularly attended public worship
there for six months or more in their child's lifetime;
* Their parents or grandparents were married in the parish.
Young people may be prepared for confirmation at any age
from school year 6 and upwards. This is normally done in a
group each year or every other year, which meets weekly for
about 8 weeks. Adults may be confirmed at any age, and
preparation for this may be done individually or in a group.
Contact the Rector with any enquiries about confirmation.
For many people the subject of death is a very sensitive
issue. When a loved one dies we are in a state of shock and
bewilderment. The Funeral Director arrives to make the
funeral arrangements and will ask you if you would like to
go into church for the service or go straight to the
Crematorium. All you need to do is tell the Funeral Director
you would like a church service.
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 OCTOBER 2017 MESSAGE
‘The Harvest is
plentiful, but the workers are few.’
God’s Word reminds us of His great love
and goodness towards us as we approach harvest time. We are blessed to live in
a beautiful area where the farmers and their families work tirelessly to
provide the very best food for our tables. We are also blessed to have a
God who works tirelessly to provide the very best, for our physical and
spiritual bodies, as we worship at His table.
God will always be there to encourage
and protect us, no matter what life throws at us. Perhaps our upcoming Harvest
Service will give you the opportunity to hear God’s Word, and lead you to a
full life in Him.
As a parish it is important to me that
everyone who comes along to St Luke’s Church, on whatever occasion, feels a
part of the community, and a part of the church family. That is why I am
having a free film night starting on Wednesday the 4th of October at 7.00pm in
the church, to bring people together.
‘The Harvest is
plentiful, but the workers are few.’
There is always room for more ‘workers’ in God’s ‘Harvest’, so
come along and join us.
With all God's blessings, your Rector, Edith
Services for October 2017
| Sunday October 1st
16th Sunday of Trinity
8.00 am Holy Communion
11.00 am Harvest Festival with
| Sunday October 8th
17th Sunday of Trinity
am Holy Communion
6.30 pm Harvest Festival
Sunday October 15th
18th Sunday of Trinity
| 11.00 am Holy Communion
| Sunday October 22nd
19th Sunday of Trinity
| 11.00 am Morning Prayer
6.30 pm Evensong
9.30 am Holy Communion
| Sunday October 29th
20th Sunday of Trinity
| 11.00 am Parish Communion
| Sunday November 5th
21st Sunday of Trinity
| 8.00 am Holy Communion
11.00 am Morning Prayer
6.30 pm All Souls' & All Saints'
| Sunday November 12th
| 10.50 am Rembrance Service
| 6.30 pm Rembrance Service
of Services within the Parish
am Holy Communion BCP
am Morning Prayer
am Holy Communion CW
am Family Communion
am Holy Communion
am A single Parish Service at one of the
|Hodnet Church Wardens
The Parish Newsletter.
If you do not receive a copy each month but
would like to have one by email
please send your email address to;
Mr Francis Peel
HODNET HARVEST LUNCH
Sunday, October 1st at 1.00 pm in the Lyon Hall
This year we have Jake Evans, Young Story Teller of the Year 2015Tickets are £10 to include lunch
Jake will be telling his stories to us at the lunch
Wednesday 4th October at St. Luke's Church 7.00pm
The first film is titled "Evan Almighty"
Hodnet School History Week
16th October - 23rd October.
are looking for local people who can help us out with knowledge and
information, photos, memories and memorabilia. We would like to welcome
everyone into school with their personal experiences.
Healthy Hodnet Drop in Event
Tuesday, October 24th 2017. In the Lyon Hall 10 am - 2 pm
Refreshments available. Everyone welcome
Peplow Harvest Supper and Sale
Monday 9th October 7.00 pm prompt
Hot meal. Bring your own cold drinks and glasses.
Tickets £8 from:- Louise Morris. 01630 685280. Elizabeth Downes 01952 840215.
pre booking neccessary
For the diary
Peplow Craft Fair
Saturday 2nd December in the Lyon Hall, Hodnet
For information about
all activities within the Parish, services, weddings,
baptisms, funerals etc. please contact the Rector: Rev.
Edith Quirey at;
Telephone: +44 (0) 1630 685491
Here is another site -
www.hodnet.org.uk - our village website - which may be of