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were last updated on December 31st 2016
On that date this page was updated with the January 2017
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.
RECTOR'S DECEMBER 2016 MESSAGE
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
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
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
1st Sunday of Christmas
11.00 am Morning Prayer
| Sunday January 8
1st Sunday of Epiphany
am Holy Communion
6.30 pm Evensong
Sunday January 15
2nd Sunday of Epiphany
am Holy Communion
3rd Sunday of Epiphany
11.00 am Matins
9.30 am Holy
4th Sunday of Epiphany
| 11.00 am Joint Service
5th Sunday of Epiphany
8.00 am Holy Communion
11.00 am Morning Prayer
of Services within the Parish
am Holy Communion BCP
am Morning Prayer
am Holy Communion CW
am Family Communion
am Holy Communion
am A single Parish Service at one of the
|Hodnet Church Wardens
Sincere thanks to all the ladies who decorated
the church for Christmas.
Gardens. June 4th. 2017
If anyone is interested in opening their garden
in aid of Hodnet Church
please contact Mr Martin Lea 01630 638142.
Hodnet Home Care Services.
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
Here is another site -
www.hodnet.org.uk - our village website - which may be of