This is the website for the churches of the Wye Reaches Benefice
Our group of parishes is at the far south of the Diocese of Hereford.
We span the England/Wales border with the River Wye often
forming a parish boundary.
• St. Dubricius, Whitchurch • St. James, Wyesham
• St. Peter, Dixton • All Saints, Bishopswood
• St. Swithins, Ganarew
On 29 September 2019 Revd Kevin Cecil retired from his ministry as Vicar of the Wye Reaches Benefice. The Diocese has begun the search for Kevin’s replacement and in the meantime we are delighted that Revd Penny Powdrill has agreed to become our Acting Vicar with Revd Jill Stephens as the other half of the team.
We wish them well in this challenge and thank them for their invaluable ministry to the five parishes of Wyereaches Benefice.
FOOD 4 THOUGHT The next meal and discussion will be on Tuesday 4th Feb at 1pm.
Venue to be decided.
(For catering purposes please contact Rev Penny Powdrill if you want to attend.)
The March meeting will be on Wed 4th March at 7pm.
WYE REACHES HOME COMMUNIONS
If you know someone who used to come to church but is now unable to come, or if you are no longer able to make it to church but would like to receive Holy Communion please contact Rev Jill Stephens or Rev Penny Powdrill.
If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, or if necessary, report the matter to your Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Mandy McPhee 07875757396 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Herefordshire Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub|
|Children – 01432 260800 Adult – 01432 260715 (week day office hours)|
|Emergency Duty Team – 0330 123 9309 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)|
|Shropshire County Council|
|Child or Adult Concern – 0345 678 9021 (week day office hours)|
|Emergency Duty Team – 0345 678 9040 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)|
|Telford and Wrekin County Council – Family Connect|
|Child or Adult Concern – 01952 385385 (week day office hours)|
|Emergency Duty Team – 01952 676500 (after 5pm, weekends and Public Holidays)|
|Powys County Council|
|Child or Adult Concern – 01597 827666 (day time)|
|Emergency Duty Team – 0845 054 4847 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)|
|Worcestershire County Council|
|Children – 01905 822666 Adult – 1905 768053 (weekday office hours)|
|Emergency Duty Team – 01905 768020 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)|
|NSPCC: 0808 800 5000||Child line (help line for children): 0800 11 11|
|National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247||Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141|