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         These pages were last updated on January 26th 2018
On that date this page was updated with the February 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 FEBRUARY 2018 MESSAGE


Dear Friends,                                                            

Once again we stand at the beginning of another year, and I’m sure we wonder what this one will bring for us. I wish everyone God’s blessings and pray for St Luke’s Church and the Chapel of the Epiphany. I realise that ‘Church’  may not be top of everyone’s to-do list, and yet ‘Church’ is where we can experience love and hope from the One who holds our future in his hands.

Can you imagine Hodnet without St Luke’s or Peplow without the Chapel of The Epiphany? That can happen if we fail to encourage more people to come along to Church and be part of the wonderful community in which they live.

Along with the help of many others I have introduced a film night on the first Wednesday of every month in St Luke’s Church, and a children’s film show the last Saturday of every month. There is also a junior choir every Thursday in church at 6.00pm, and the senior choir at 7.00pm. We welcome anyone who would like to join us and continue the joy of singing to God.

The Chapel of the Epiphany holds a craft class every fortnight on a Wednesday afternoon, so if you like a chat and a cup of tea please get in touch with me.

Thank you for the support I continue to receive as your Rector and together we can dedicate ourselves to God’s Work.

With all God's blessings,             your Rector,    Edith   

 

Lord Jesus, I give my hands to do your work, I give you my feet to go your way.

I give you my eyes to see as you do, I give you my tongue to speak your words.

I give you my mind, that you may think in me,

I give you my spirit, that you may pray in me.

Above all, I give you my heart, that you may love in me.

I give you my whole self, that you may grow in me.

So that it is you, Lord Jesus, who lives and works and prays in me.

 


                                                              

 


Services

Services for February 2018


Hodnet Peplow
   Sunday January 28th
   4th Sunday  of Epiphany
   11.00 am Morning Prayer 
   9.30 am Holy Communion
   Sunday  February 4th    
   5th Sunday of Epiphany
     8.00 am Holy Communion
   11.00 am Morning Prayer
  
    Sunday February 11th
    Sunday next before Lent
    Quinquagesima      
  
    11.00 am Holy Communion
   
     6.30 pm Evensong
   Wednesday February 14th
   Ash Wednesday
    7.30 pm Imposition of Ashes
 
   Sunday  February18th
   1st Sunday of Lent
    11.00 am  Holy Communion
  
   Sunday February 25th
   2nd Sunday of Lent
    
    11.00 am  Morning Prayer

       9.30 am  Holy Communion
   Sunday March 4th
   3rd 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 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


FILM NIGHT

Wednesday 7th February at St. Luke's Church  7.00pm

This month's film is titled  "Mama Mia"

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Flower Festival

There will be a meeting at the Rectory on Monday, February 12th  concerning the Flower Festival which will be held on

May 26th, 27th and 28th  - the Spring Bank Holiday.

Please come along if you would like to do a flower arrangement, be a steward, refreshments, publicity.

In fact, come along if you want to offer your support.



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A Lent Course will be held, in church,

on a Wednesday evening, throughout Lent.


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Christmas Thanks

Many thanks to Sir Algernon and Lady Heber Percy for the

Christmas trees, inside and outside the church.

Also many thanks to the ladies who decorated the windows,

the choir, the bell ringers, and the cleaners.

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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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 Peplow News




                           


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.