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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)
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These pages were last updated on December 5th 2016
On that date this page was updated with the December 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 DECEMBER 2016 MESSAGE

Dear Friends,

Thank you all so much for your support and prayers before and after my hip operation. I am recovering very well and looking forward to getting back to church.
We are now fast approaching Christmas with all the festive, family fun we hope to have. However sometimes Christmas can be a difficult time for families. The year gone by may have seen a loved one die, or illness in the family and Christmas time can increase that loss.
In saying this I want everyone to know that Christmas is a time of joy, a time of Hope whatever the situation. God our Father did not send his only Son to be born a baby, just so we could have a party. God sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, to be the light and hope of this world. Our Heavenly Father has suffered loss and pain when he gave his Son for our sins, so he feels our pain. More than ever, peopleís lives and our world are in darkness. That's why we need this tiny baby, Godís Son, to bring light and hope when we need it most.
As we celebrate the season of Advent, a time when we prepare for Jesus' arrival in a manger, prepare your life to walk in this light. The Gospel is there for everyone, young and old, and God loves us and wants to be our hope in this world and the next.

Don't make just any New Year resolution this year, make the one that really counts, and get to know Jesus as your friend and Saviour.

Have a peaceful Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Your Rector,  Edith

 


 




Services

Services for December 2016


Hodnet Peplow
  Sunday December 4
  2nd Sunday of Advent
   8.00 am Holy Communion
  11.00 am Morning Prayer
 
  Tuesday December 6     7.00 pm Compline
  Sunday December 11
  3rd Sunday of Advent
  10.50 am Holy Communion     6.30 pm Evensong                  
  Tuesday December 13     7.00 pm Compline
  Sunday December 18
  4th Sunday of Advent
    6.30 pm Carol Service
             Followed by the raffle draw         

   Tuesday December 20      7.00 pm Compline
  Saturday  December 24
  Christmas Eve
    3.00 pm Crib Service
  11.30 pm Midnight Communion
  6.30 pm  Carol Service and
                  Holy Communion
  Sunday December 25
  
  11.00 am Holy Communion

  Sunday January 1st
  1st after Christmas
    8.00 am Holy Communion
  11.00 am 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 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

Hodnet Church       Christmas Decorating.

To all the ladies who decorate the church for Christmas,
would you please decorate for 18th December?

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Christmas Raffle Draw

The draw will take place in Hodnet Church following the
Carol Service on the evening of 18th December

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Peter and Eileen Broadgate invite you to join them at
10, Shrewsbury Street for

Carols around the Crib.

Thursday, December 22nd from 7pm.
Mulled wine and refreshments.

Donations to Hodnet Church.

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Open Gardens. June 4th. 2017

If anyone is interested in opening their garden in aid of Hodnet Church

please contact Mr Martin Lea 01630 638142.

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Hodnet Home Care Services.     07891251550        or         01630 685568.




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.