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On that date this page was updated with the April 2018
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
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
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
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
God's Kingdom - to change the way the world
around us goes about its business
Baptisms, Weddings and
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
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
The Church of England Marriage Measure 2008 became law in
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
* 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
* 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.
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.
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.
THE RECTOR'S APRIL 2018 MESSAGE
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
your Rector, Edith
Services for April 2018
| Thursday March 29th
| 7.30 pm Maundy service
| Friday March 30th
| 7.30 pm Stations of the Cross
| Sunday April 1st
| 6.30 am Sunrise Communion
11.00 am Holy Communion
| Sunday April 8th
2nd Sunday of Easter
| 11.00 am Morning Prayer
| 6.30 pm Evensong
| Sunday April 15th
3rd Sunday of Easter
| 11.00am Holy Communion
| Sunday April 22nd
| 10.45 for 11.00 am Soulton Hall
| 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
of Services within the Parish
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am Family Communion
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|Hodnet Church Wardens
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
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held
at St Luke’s Hodnet at 7-30pm on Monday, 16th April.
A Year in the Life of St Luke’s Church
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.
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
Compassionate Communities (Co-Co)
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
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.
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.
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.
For information about
all activities within the Parish, services, weddings,
baptisms, funerals etc. please contact the Rector: Rev.
Edith Quirey at;
Telephone: +44 (0) 1630 685491
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