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To find out more about the individual churches (information, history, pictures and location)
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         These pages were last updated on March 26th 2018
On that date this page was updated with the April 2018 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 APRIL 2018 MESSAGE


Dear Friends,
                                                              
We are coming to the end of Lent and fast approaching Easter Sunday. The weather might not be what we expect for Easter time, no ‘summer dresses and ankle socks’ if you believe the weather forecast.
Life, like the weather can bring surprises, some good and some bad. So isn’t it good to know that the message of Easter never changes, never grows old and is free to all of us? 
I believe sharing the Gospel is important for our life here on earth, but it’s more important for where we will spend eternity, and that is the real gift of Easter.
Attending church is not always popular today, and yet we have two beautiful churches, with a wonderful history of worship and praise, St Luke’s and the Chapel of the Epiphany.
The congregation of the past would not have worried about the weather, just the importance of worship on a Sunday. On Sunday 22nd April at 11.00am we will be holding a Rogation service in the field opposite Sulton Hall, where there is a building of a Barrow. Tea and coffee will be available after the service, and this will be a wonderful opportunity to thank God for all he provides for us.
I look forward to seeing as many as possible for our Easter Sunday services as we praise God for the wonder of Easter. We rejoice in the good news of Christ whose victory over death and evil, his triumph over darkness and despair has given us the assurance of new life, now and for all eternity.
Come and join us as we celebrate the greatest gift of all.

Have a wonderful Easter time,


With all God's blessings,             your Rector,       Edith



 

 


Services

Services for April 2018


Hodnet Peplow
   Thursday March 29th
    Maundy Thursday
     7.30 pm  Maundy service
  
    Friday March 30th
    Good Friday
   
   7.30 pm  Stations of the Cross
    Sunday April  1st
    Easter Sunday
     6.30 am Sunrise Communion  
   11.00 am Holy Communion
   
    
    Sunday April 8th
    2nd Sunday of Easter
   11.00 am Morning Prayer
                     with Baptism
    6.30 pm Evensong
   Sunday April 15th
   3rd Sunday of Easter
   11.00am Holy Communion
  
   Sunday April 22nd
   Rogation Sunday
    10.45 for 11.00 am Soulton Hall
    Rogation Service
   
   Sunday 29th April
   5th Sunday of Easter
     
   
   11.00 Parish Communion
   Sunday May 6th
   6th Sunday of Easter
     8.00am Holy Communion
   11.00am Morning Prayer
   

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 Morning Prayer
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


APCM Date

 

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held

at St Luke’s Hodnet at 7-30pm on Monday, 16th April.

 


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A Year in the Life of St Luke’s Church

Flower Festival

St. Luke’s is holding a Flower Festival on the Bank Holiday weekend

of 26th, 27th and 28th May this year. Please put the date in your diary.

There will be many beautiful flower arrangements to see as well as delicious refreshments,
a children’s treasure hunt and fascinating histories of the church and local area.

If you are able to spare an hour or so during that weekend to assist with refreshments or stewarding,
please contact a Churchwarden. 

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The Guardian Family Network.- Fun and Rewarding Opportunity.

 Do you have a spare room and live within an hour of
Packwood Haugh, Shrewsbury, or Moreton Hall Schools,
and have time to support an international Student?
Would you like to build a long lasting friendship with an overseas family?

We are looking for Guardian families for a student for weekend breaks
and half term holidays in your area.

All Student related expenses are reimbursed.

Email. Hannah@guardianfamily.co.uk   or call Hannah for a chat on 07802232072

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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,
who are willing to donate up to a couple of hours of their time
to befriend the clients we have waiting.

To find out more please ring 07849 835687.

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 Peplow News

A coffee morning is to be 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.

 




                           


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.