Congratulations to our 2021 St Ethelbert Award Winners:
We are delighted to be able to announce that Sue Morris (St Dubricius, Whitchurch) and Liz Willis (St Peters’, Dixton) have both been awarded the Order of St Ethelbert by Hereford Diocese. This is awarded to those in the Diocese of Hereford who have given long and distinguished service; it is given to those who give selflessly of their time and skills to uphold the life of the church and serve their community. Sue and Liz were presented with their awards by the Bishop in Hereford Cathedral at a special service on Sunday 10th October. The service can be watch online here.

St Ethelbert, a Saxon saint of the Cathedral, is chosen as a focus for these awards because he exemplified courage and perseverance; his life spoke of healing and light; and because he provides an enduring link between Cathedral and diocese.

Sue and Liz

Please do join us if you are able:

Whitchurch Community Coffee Mornings:
This takes place at 10:30 am on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. It is for all those who have missed a coffee, tea and chat! Due to all that is going on at the moment they will be held in the church for the present time.

Whitchurch Knit and Natter:
If you fancy a knit and a natter (or even one or the other) we would love to see you at 2:00pm each Thursday in St Dubricius, Whitchurch.

Whitchurch Sticky little fingers:
From 21st September Sticky Little Fingers is back! Our meeting for mothers and toddlers will be running from 9:30 to 11:00 am each Tuesday morning during term time. For more information please call Sue on 01600 890981.

Taizé Meditation:
At 4:00 pm, on the second Thursday of the month at St James, Wyesham, and at 6:00pm on the second Friday of the month, at St Dubricius, Whitchurch, we meet for an informal time of meditation using a simple Taizé service. You are very welcome to join us.

Saturday Talks:

A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths

On the first Saturday of every month (September 2021 to April 2022) Bishop Dominic (the retired Bishop of Monmouth), Rev John Dearnley (the retired Vicar of Tintern) and Rev Jim Cross will be hosting ‘Saturday talks’ from 10:30am at St Marys church. The talks last around 30 minutes and are followed by an opportunity for questions. The talks are based on the materials in John Barton’s excellent book ‘A history of the Bible’ which has come a best seller and also featured on Radio Four’s ‘A book at bedtime’.
Future date is Saturday November 9th.

The talk on Saturday 9th November will be given by Jim Cross. The subject will be “The common roots of Philosophy, Racial Prejudice and satire in the Scriptures, and the misunderstanding of conversation, individual, national and international“.

Carols around the fire pit:
This is taking place in Whitchurch by the green, at the bottom of Grange Park, at 4.00pm on Sunday 19th December. Join us for a sing, a warming fire pit and hopefully a glass of something nice! More information here.

Bishopswood – The Big Sunday Breakfast:
It is back! The Big Sunday Breakfast takes places in the Bishopswood Village Hall, 09:30 to 10:45 on the first Sunday of the month. Vegetarian options available. £6 per person and £3 for under 14’s.

Wyesham Coffee Mornings:
These takes place between 10 to 12pm on the last Saturday of the month in St James’ Church. October 30th; and November 27th.