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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 September 28th 2017
On that date this page was updated with the October 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 OCTOBER 2017 MESSAGE


 

 Dear Friends,  

                                      ‘The Harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.’  

God’s Word reminds us of His great love and goodness towards us as we approach harvest time. We are blessed to live in a beautiful area where the farmers and their families work tirelessly to provide the very best food for our tables. We are also blessed to have a God who works tirelessly to provide the very best, for our physical and spiritual bodies, as we worship at His table.
God will always be there to encourage and protect us, no matter what life throws at us. Perhaps our upcoming Harvest Service will give you the opportunity to hear God’s Word, and lead you to a full life in Him. 

As a parish it is important to me that everyone who comes along to St Luke’s Church, on whatever occasion, feels a part of the community, and a part of the church family. That is why I am having a free film night starting on Wednesday the 4th of October at 7.00pm in the church, to bring people together.

                                    ‘The Harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.’

There is always room for more ‘workers’ in God’s ‘Harvest’, so come along and join us.

With all God's blessings,             your Rector,    Edith   

 
 
                                                                          


 

 








Services

Services for October 2017


Hodnet Peplow
  Sunday October 1st
  16th Sunday of Trinity
    8.00 am Holy Communion
  11.00 am Harvest Festival with

                    Baptism
 
  Sunday October 8th
  17th  Sunday of Trinity
  11.00 am Holy Communion     6.30 pm Harvest Festival                
  Sunday  October 15th
  18th Sunday of Trinity
  11.00 am Holy Communion

  Sunday October 22nd
  19th Sunday of Trinity
  11.00 am Morning Prayer
    6.30 pm Evensong
   9.30 am Holy Communion
  Sunday October 29th
  20th Sunday of Trinity
   
  
  11.00 am Parish Communion
  Sunday November 5th
  21st Sunday of Trinity
     8.00 am  Holy Communion
   11.00 am  Morning Prayer
     6.30 pm  All Souls' & All Saints'

  Sunday November 12th
  Remembarnce Sunday
   10.50 am Rembrance Service
    6.30 pm Rembrance Service

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

HODNET HARVEST LUNCH

Sunday, October 1st at 1.00 pm in the Lyon Hall

 This year we have Jake Evans, Young Story Teller of the Year 2015
Jake will be telling his stories to us at the lunch
  

Tickets are £10 to include lunch

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FILM NIGHT

Wednesday 4th October at St. Luke's Church  7.00pm

The first film is titled  "Evan Almighty"

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Hodnet School History Week

16th October -  23rd October.

We are looking for local people who can help us out with knowledge and information, photos, memories and memorabilia. We would like to welcome everyone into school with their personal experiences.

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Healthy Hodnet Drop in Event

Tuesday, October 24th 2017.       In the Lyon Hall   10 am - 2 pm

Refreshments available.              Everyone welcome

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Peplow News

Peplow Harvest Supper and Sale

Monday 9th October      7.00 pm prompt

Hot meal. Bring your own cold drinks and glasses.

Tickets £8 from:- Louise Morris. 01630 685280.  Elizabeth Downes 01952 840215.  

                  pre booking neccessary


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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.