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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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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 2014 MESSAGE
The first couple
of weeks since my Ordination have gone head-spinningly
service at Lichfield Cathedral marked the end of one
stage of a journey and the beginning of another. As
with all journeys, there have been twists and turns to
navigate. As a disabled woman, the wife of a Priest
and the mother of 3, it is fair to say that I am not
your typical Reverend.
Like many others, I often find myself asking
God What am I doing here?.
So what am I doing here?
Well, as a Curate I am learning.
As a Deanery Curate I am a bit of an
experiment in new ways of working together.
I will benefit from such a variety of
parishes (17!) and people to learn from.
As well as learning the nuts and bolts of
being a Deacon and then Priest, I will also be
exploring how the gifts and vocations of disabled
people in the Deanery can be part of the flourishing
of our churches. Id especially love to hear from
anyone already working in this area, or anyone with
personal or professional experience to contribute.
With so many parishes, it will inevitably be harder to get to know people as well as Id like to. Id hugely value your patience and perseverance during the next few months as I spend a month in each Benefice. My hope and prayer is that this wont be a lonely job, but that for the next few years, well travel this road together and help one another to join in with our compassionate God, already at work among you.
Contact: 01630 657972, 10 Wilkinson Walk, Market Drayton
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The Reverend Prebendary Charmian Beech.
As you know, our Rector, Charmian, will be retiring at the end of September and we would like to mark her retirement by means of a gift from her Parish.
If you would like to contribute to that gift, which will be presented at a farewell event to which all will be invited, we would welcome your contribution, whether large or small. Donations may be made in either of two ways. Send cheques (made payable to Hodnet PCC). POs or cash to our Treasurer:
Noel Fryer, 12, Shrewsbury Street, Hodnet. TF9 3NP.
Or by direct payment to our bank, Natwest, Market Drayton. 01-05-48/02425599. Showing the reference Gift, please.
All donations will be treated completely anonymously.
History of the Lyon Memorial Hall
For information about all activities within the Parish, services, weddings, baptisms, funerals etc. please contact the Rector:
Revd Charmian Beech
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