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For general information about our Parish then select from the links above.
To find out more about the individual churches (information, history, pictures and location)
then click on the pictures below.


         These pages were last updated on October 31st 2017
On that date this page was updated with the November 2017 Services.


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Welcome

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.

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 query.



About Us

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 Christ
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 relationships
God's Kingdom - to change the way the world around us goes about its business

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

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 Thanksgiving.

Weddings
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 wedding plans.

Addendum
The Church of England Marriage Measure 2008 became law in October
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 applies: 

* 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 more
* 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.

Confirmations
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.

Funerals
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.   



Rector's Message

THE RECTOR'S NOVEMBER 2017 MESSAGE


 

Dear Friends,                                                                             

 

Thank you to all who organised the harvest teas at St Lukeís Church, and at the Chapel of the Epiphany Peplow, everyone had a wonderful time. Soon the clocks will be Ďgoing backí and very quickly we will notice the nights drawing in. The Bible tells us that evil deeds happen under the cover of darkness, and they do! So light is essential for people to live a safe and healthy life.We can understand the darkness of night time, but for many people it is more difficult to understand the darkness that often surrounds their life. In times like these we need to reach out to the Light that never fades, the Light that shines night and day, the Light that God wants to shine into our lives - Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. Darkness will always be in the world, but through Godís Word and his Love, we can expel that darkness.

Thanks to everyone who came along to our very first film night in St Lukeís Church, Hodnet. On Wednesday, 1st November we will be showing Ď Goodnight Mister Tomí starting at 7.00pm, so come along and bring a friend, itís all free. There will be a rehearsal for any children who would like to join Hodnetís youth choir, on Thursday 2nd of November, 6.00pm -7.00pm. Everyone is welcome and I look forward to this opportunity for our community and church.

St Lukeís Church Hodnet will be holding an ĎAll Soulsí Service Ď on the 5th November at 6.30pm. This will be a time when we can  remember and give thanks to God for all our loved ones who have died. As I mentioned, darkness will always be in the world, but donít worry, because I know that I would rather walk with God in the dark, than go alone in the light.

With all God's blessings,             your Rector,    Edith  


  

 
 
                                                                          



 

 

 








Services

Services for November 2017


Hodnet Peplow
   Sunday November 5th
   4th Sunday before Advent
    8.00 am Holy Communion
  11.00 am Morning Prayer
    6.30 pm All Souls' and All Saints'

   Sunday November 12th
   Remembrance Sunday
  10.50 am Remembrance Service   6.30 pm  Remembrance Service                
  Sunday  November 19th              2nd Sunday before Advent
  11.00 am Holy Communion

  Sunday November 26th               Sunday next before Advent
  11.00 am Morning Prayer
    6.30 pm Evensong
   9.30 am Holy Communion
  Sunday December 3rd
  Advent Sunday
    8.00 am  Holy Communion
  11.00 am  Morning Prayer
 
  Tuesday December 5th
    7.00 pm Compline


Monthly Pattern of Services within the Parish


Hodnet Peplow
1st Sunday 8.00 am Holy Communion BCP
11.00 am Morning Prayer
2nd Sunday 11.00 am Holy Communion CW 6.30 pm Evensong
3rd Sunday 11.00 am Family Communion
4th Sunday 11.00 am Matins 9.30 am Holy Communion
6.30 pm Evensong
5th Sunday 11.00 am A single Parish Service at one of the churches



Officers

Officer Name Tel: Number
Parish Rector Rev. Edith Quirey
01630 685491
Hodnet Church Wardens Mrs Janice Parker 01630 685531
Mr Tim Preston 01630 685315



News and Events

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 at        fegp@whitebridgewines.co.uk  

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Hodnet News


FILM NIGHT

Wednesday 6th December at St. Luke's Church  7.00pm

This month's film is titled  "White Christmas"

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 Peplow News

For the diary

Peplow Craft Fair

Saturday 2nd December in the Lyon Hall,  Hodnet

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Contact Us

For information about all activities within the Parish, services, weddings, baptisms, funerals etc. please contact the Rector: Rev. Edith Quirey  at;

    The Rectory,
    Abbots Way,
    Hodnet,
    Shropshire,
    TF9 3NQ
    Telephone: +44 (0) 1630 685491
    Email:  e.quirey@btinternet.com


Other Sites



Here is another site - www.hodnet.org.uk - our village website - which may be of interest.