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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 JULY 2018 MESSAGE
Thank you to everyone who worked so tirelessly to put together the flower festival; it was a lovely weekend and we raised some money for the churches. More importantly it gave people just a small glimpse into a year in the life of St. Luke’s Church.
The church is much more than just a Sunday service, or births, deaths and marriages; it is about being part of the community in whatever role that takes. I hope that can be seen in our involvement with Hodnet Primary School, our film nights, and our new monthly family services.
Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but it never ceases to amaze me how people cope with the pace of life today. Time doesn’t stand still, and neither should we; if we do, we are failing God’s call on our lives. The Bible tells us to go out and share the “Good News”. Just as the disciples did in their time, so we must do in our time.
Time is precious. Once you live through a day, good or bad, you can’t go back and live it over again. Nothing is more precious to God than us, his children, and yet so few people can spare an hour once a week to thank God for our time on this earth.
It is so important to take time, to sit down in Church, and hand all your worries over to God, because that’s what the Sabbath was made for, to come to God in rest.
Please feel free to contact me on my mobile number if you would like me to call if someone is unwell, or even just for a chat; I will gladly come.
Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verses 1-2.
Services for July 2018
of Services within the Parish
The Parish News (the new magazine)
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How many of you have tried our new family services which we are holding on one Sunday each month? In May the theme was '“Giving” and we talked about the various organisations who help those less fortunate than ourselves and how we, in turn, can help them.
Our service in June was a riot of colour - as it explored the colours in our lives and in the Bible. "Who put the colours in the rainbow?" was sung with great gusto and we heard the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours. Thanks to Karen Powell and Janice Parker who devised it. In July we are trying something different.
SUNDAY 15TH AT 6.30PM the service will be held in Hodnet Hall gardens
(hopefully the weather will be kind!) by kind permission of Sir Algy
& Lady Heber-Percy. It will be a more reflective and peaceful
service, focusing on the beauty of God's world.
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
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;