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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 March 2nd 2017
On that date this page was updated with the March 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 MARCH 2017 MESSAGE

                                                                  

Dear Friends

Once again we are preparing for Lent and Easter, but what does that mean to us?

Ash Wednesday begins with an appeal from the very heart of God himself. The appeal is a familiar one; it echoes through the whole of scripture. In the Bible we hear over and over again God calling his people to himself, inviting them into a relationship with him - a relationship that promises renewal, healing, a fullness of life, in fact a share in the life of God himself. 

Lent is a time to take stock, and see just how much of our hearts are turned to God. Is it just a small percentage for a short time on a Sunday, a few minutes night and morning, or when everything else is done? 

Today we can parallel our forty days ahead with the story of Exodus, in which we are gradually being rescued from the darkness of our lives (Egypt) and prepared in the wilderness for Easter and the resurrection (the Promised Land)

Let us all begin a new journey, a journey into a closer relationship with God, and allow God to touch our inmost heart, and pray that during the next forty days he will do just that. (Joel 2: 12-13)

God bless

Your Rector,  Edith   








Services

Services for March 2017


Hodnet Peplow
   Sunday March 5
  1st Sunday of Lent
    8.00 am Holy Communion
  11.00 am Morning Prayer
 
  Sunday March 12
  2nd Sunday of Lent 
  11.00 am Holy Communion     6.30 pm Evensong                  
  Sunday March 19
  3rd Sunday of Lent 
  11.00 am Holy Communion
         

  Sunday March 26
  4th Sunday of Lent
  Mothering Sunday
  11.00 am Mother's Day Service
   9.30 am  Mother's Day Service
                   with Holy Communion
  Sunday April 2nd
  5th Sunday of Lent
    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

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

As many of you will be aware Arthur Barnett is retiring as a Lay Reader.

Arthurís last service will be on  Sunday, April 30th at 11am.

 If you would like to make a donation towards Arthurís leaving present,
which will be presented at this service to which everyone will be most welcome.
    

The bank account details are;  Sort Code.  01-05-48   Account number. 02425599

Donations can also be given to the Treasurer:  Mr. Noel Fryer, 12, Shrewsbury Street. Hodnet.

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APCM Date

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held

at St Lukeís Hodnet at 7-30pm on Tuesday, 25th April

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Peplow   News

An Alpha Course will continue each
Wednesday, from March 8th at Peplow Church. 7pm.

Everyone most welcome.

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Hodnet Parish Council.

Annual Parish Council Meeting. Thursday, March 16th. Lyon Hall, 7.30pm.

everyone welcome. Come along and have your say on parish matters. Refreshments.

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Open Gardens. June 4
th. 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.