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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.
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what you are looking for here, if not please use the details
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We are an Anglican
church with two lovely historic buildings in different parts
of the parish:
We share the following
Core Purposes -
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
Baptism and Thanksgiving
* One of them was baptised or
prepared for confirmation in the parish;
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 SEPTEMBER 2018 MESSAGE
Itís nearly impossible to drive down a road at this time of the year and not find yourself behind a tractor or some other piece of farm machinery. I am constantly amazed how little patience some people have, and how they canít wait to overtake. I usually find myself closing my eyes, and Iím in the car behind!
In a few weeks we will be celebrating our Harvest, a time when we can thank God for the riches of the land, but the produce does not suddenly appear in the shops and supermarkets overnight.
Thatís where the tractors and other machinery come in. Without the hard work of the farmers, and the sun and rain from God, there would be no harvest to celebrate.
Think of this the next time you find yourself behind a tractor, or, just borrow my three year old grandson Patrick for a day; he lives tractors and would gladly sit behind one all day.
We are so blessed to live where we are, with no lack of food, compared to other parts of the world. God wants us to share in the harvest in whatever way we can, the harvest of food, and the harvest of people.
St. Luke, Chapter 6, verse 38.
the beginning of September I shall be covering the PEW group of
churches, Prees, Edstaston & Whixall. Consequently I shall only be
able to be at one morning service in Hodnet and one morning service in
Peplow each month. This situation arises because Hodnet & Peplow is
only a part time post and I have to cover other churches in order to
receive a stipend.
Services for September 2018
of Services within the Parish
The Parish News (the new magazine)
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The July Service on the 15th at Hodnet Hall Gardens was a great success
and our next one will be on 23rd September.
It will be a very special service based around the most famous words ever written-
words that we all know- The Lord's Prayer. If you remember, when the disciples
asked Jesus to teach them how they should pray, He told them, in those words.
That's why we say, " as our saviour Christ taught us, so we pray".
When and where did He say it? Can you remember?
Our Harvest Festival, in October, may be a bit different this year.
As always we thank God for all the fruits of His harvest, for all his goodness to us.
There will be something for the children to do, and there maybe some other changes.
WATCH THIS SPACE
The Guardian Family Network.- Fun and Rewarding Opportunity.
Do you have a spare room and live within an hour of
We are looking for Guardian families for a student for weekend breaks
All Student related expenses are reimbursed.
Email. Hannah@guardianfamily.co.uk or call Hannah for a chat on 07802232072____________________________________
Compassionate Communities (Co-Co)
This 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 illness.
A 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,
To find out more please ring 07849 835687.
COFFEE MORNINGS are held in the Chapel of the Epiphany at Peplow on the 1st Saturday of each month from April until September inclusive 10am-12 noon.
This 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.
SEWING GROUP The
group meets every two weeksat someone's home for a cup of tea and some
sewing for the Peplow crafts sales table - and of course,
If you would like to come and meet us and help, please phone Elizabeth Downes on 01952 840215
INDIAN NIGHT Saturday 15th September, 7.30pm at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet.
Tickets are £20.00 each to include a three course meal.
There will be a bar for beer, wine and soft drinks.
The event event is limited to 50, so book early. Closing date is 7th September.
meet up for a drink and a chat.
For full information on our social events, see our Facebook page @marchamleyclubevents
MARCHAMLEY BOOK CLUB
Held on the second Thursday of each month, 7.30-9.00pm, in Marchamley Club. (No meetings in July and August).
Come along and join in the chat and have a drink even if you havenít read the books.
If you would like more information, call Karen Powell on 01630 685325.
For information about
all activities within the Parish, services, weddings,
baptisms, funerals etc. please contact the Rector: Rev.
Edith Quirey at;