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We are delighted that the Bishop of Dudley, the Rt Revd Martin Gorick, will be joining us for worship at Eldersfield Church at our usual 11am service.  He will preach upon the readings set for the day, and we are very much looking forward to hearing what he has to
Whatever the weather – and it could be doing anything based on recent days – we’ll be here as usual on Phone Church via Zoom at 11am on Wednesday for Morning Prayer.  Come for the short said service of praise and thanksgiving, stay on afterwards for a virtual coffee and
After our wonderful Easter Day services, we’re back on Phone Church via Zoom for this Sunday’s service, led by Rev Julie.  Join us at 11am for our regular Sunday worship.  You can download your service sheet here in landscape format or here in portrait format and all are very welcome.
Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Her Majesty the Queen and the whole royal family at the loss of a much loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  There is an online book of condolence available for signature here and the Church of England has issued the
Back to our normal Compline routine.  We meet every Friday at 7pm for a catch up chat, then at 7.15pm our short said meditative service draws the working week gracefully to an end.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and you are very welcome to join us
After the excitement of Easter, and some classic April weather, we return to our usual Wednesday morning service of Morning Prayer at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and all are very welcome to join us.
Alleluia He is Risen!!  Come and celebrate the amazing good news of the resurrection with us at 10am at St Faith’s Berrow this Easter Sunday.  Your service sheet can be downloaded here and we very much look forward to welcoming you to join the celebrations – there might even be
Our Good Friday meditation takes place on Phone Church via Zoom at 3pm on this most solemn day in the calendar of the Church.  Here we confront the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus to save us from our sins, here we look upon the cross and weep for ourselves and
The parish magazine for April can be viewed below, here or by downloading it here. Parish Magazine – April 2021 You can make the magazine fill your computer screen – hover over the black box and then click on rectangle symbol in the bottom right hand corner. Press escape at
We meet at 7.30pm on Phone Church via Zoom to celebrate the Last Supper, and to focus on the new commandment which Jesus gave to his disciples to love one another as he had loved them.  This is the moment when Jesus gave us the eucharist, that central service of
Our final Lenten Compline focusses upon Psalm 137, described by Patrick Woodhouse as the bitterest of the psalms, describing the pain of exile and enslavement.  The full reflection can be viewed or downloaded here, and Doug will read his summarized version from 7.15pm and then lead us one last time
We reach the midpoint of Holy Week, and pause for our regular service of Morning Prayer at 11am on Phone Church.  As we always say, come for the worship, stay for the chat where we help and support each other through these strange times.  Your service sheet can be viewed
Our Tuesday reflection is on one of the shorter psalms, psalm 13, but a psalm shot through with grief and despair.  The full reflection upon it can be viewed or downloaded here, and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  Our catch up begins at 7pm, with the
We arrive at the Monday of Holy Week, and we continue our exploration of the psalms.  Tonight, David takes on Psalm 91, a psalm we use regularly in our weekly Compline service – precising down a long and involved reflection for us.  The full version can be viewed or downloaded
Cometh the hour, cometh the donkeys!  We look forward to welcoming you and our wonderful donkey friends to Birtsmorton Church this Sunday to celebrate Jesus’ triumphal arrival into Jerusalem at the start of Holy Week.  There will be donkeys, a procession, and an Open the Book drama, so we look
We’re up to Week 6 with our Lenten Compline series, and this week the psalm featured is another well known and much loved one – Psalm 121.  The full reflection can be viewed or downloaded here, and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  We meet at 7pm
For all those who were unable to come along to our APCMs last week on Zoom, the Rector’s report on 2020 – that strangest of years – can be viewed or downloaded here.
Our regular Wednesday service of Morning Prayer starts at 11am with the service, and leads onto a time of fellowship, fun and wide-ranging conversation once our service is done.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and you are most welcome to join us.
After the excitement of being back in Church for Mothering Sunday we are back on Phone Church this Sunday with Rev Julie.  She will be leading us in our usual 11am Sunday worship, and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here in landscape version or here in portrait
Now we’re past Mothering Sunday, its all downhill towards Easter!  This Friday, our reflection deals with a very familiar psalm, psalm 23, so it will be fascinating to hear Patrick Woodhouse’s take on it.  David has done his condensed version of it, which you will hear on Friday night.  You
A happy St Patrick’s Day to you all!  Doug has taken St Patrick as the theme for his service of Morning Prayer at 11am this Wednesday on Phone Church via Zoom. You can view or download your service sheet here, and we look forward to welcoming you to share worship,
How very wonderful to be returning to our beautiful Church buildings in time to celebrate Mothering Sunday!  We still need to socially distance, wear face coverings and sadly, still can’t sing – but even so, to be back admiring the daffodils in Eldersfield churchyard and to come together in worship
As we move through Lent, so we progress onward through Life in the Psalms, our Lenten book.  This week’s theme is Wonder, and Doug has chosen Psalm 8 for its reflection on this theme.  The full reflection can be viewed or downloaded here, which Doug will summarise for us before
The parish magazine for March can be viewed below, here or by downloading it here. You can make the magazine fill your computer screen – hover over the black box and then click on rectangle symbol in the bottom right hand corner. Press escape at any time to exit full
March and Lent are both whizzing by – Mothering Sunday this Sunday, so get your flower orders in and cards bought.  Meanwhile, Morning Prayer remains a constant in midweek, as we come together at 11am each Wednesday to share in prayer and worship, and  then afterwards to catch up with
Rev Julie is back – hoorah! – and she will lead us in worship this Sunday at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Its the third Sunday of Lent so we must be nearly halfway through….Join us to hear Rev Julie’s reflection on the readings of the day.  Your service
The third week of our series on the psalms, and David is leading us to look at Psalm 1.  The full version of the original reflection can be viewed or downloaded here and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here. We meet as usual at 7pm via Phone
After a glorious weekend of wonderful weather, and an inspirational talk from Archdeacon Robert, we come back down to earth with a bump for Morning Prayer at 11am on Wednesday on Phone Church via Zoom.  Yet we roam far and wide in our after service conversation – from farthingales through
This Sunday, we welcome the Archdeacon of Worcester, the Venerable Robert Jones, to join us on Phone Church via Zoom at 11am to share his reflections on the readings of the week with us.  We are very much looking forward to his virtual visit, particularly as the Bishop of Worcester
Wow, what an amazing day it is today!  Hopefully you’re all able to be outside some way somehow to take full advantage of the loveliest of spring days.  And what better way to draw it to an end than by joining us for our second Lenten Compline.  Doug will be
Our last Morning Prayer of February – the year is flying past, aided by news of the roadmap to guide us out of lockdown – hoorah!  We meet via Phone Church at 11am to join in prayer and worship, and then to check in with one another and make sure
In a change to our advertised programme, this Sunday sees our first ever online Family Service at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Doug will lead us in this short and lively service, aimed at the whole family.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and we look
Our regular Friday night Compline service will be augmented by a reflection upon the psalms, taken from the book Life in the Psalms by Patrick Woodhouse, which looks at how we can find new relevance in these ancient texts for our contemporary Covid world.  We begin with a brief introduction
So we set out on our Lenten journey, starting with a service of Holy Communion with DIY ashing.  This will be a quiet and meditative communion service, as we begin Lent by coming before God in penitence and faith, conscious of our many failings and his amazing grace.  Your service
A beautiful day for our service of Morning Prayer, at 11am via Phone Church.  Doug will lead us in an Ash Wednesday flavoured Morning Prayer – the service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  We look forward to welcoming you to share worship and a catch up chat with
Hopefully you’ve got your Valentine’s Day all well planned out – flowers ordered, card bought, champagne on ice – and of course, a diary note made to make a date with Phone Church, 11am on Sunday, to come along and hear Bishop John’s thoughts and reflections.  We are thrilled and
We’re getting towards the end of the cold snap, but its still a good idea to keep warm, stay by the fire and join us to end the week in a quiet, reflective service of Compline at 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom.  We catch up on each others weeks
The parish magazine for February can be downloading it here.
We’re meant to be in for a return to wintery weather, and the Beast from the East mark 2, but hopefully we’ll escape the worst of the disruption and still be able to get together for Morning Prayer at 11am on Wednesday morning on Phone Church via Zoom.  Our service
No sooner are Christmas and Epiphany done, than Lent appears on the horizon.  Two more Sunday’s til Ash Wednesday and the beginning of our season of penitence and contemplation.  In some ways you could argue that this entire year, dominated by lockdowns and Covid, has felt like one long Lent. 
Its Friday already, which means time for Compline once more.  Doug will lead us tonight in this ancient and timeless said service, so calming and restoring, just what we need at the moment.  But before we pray, we chat to see how we’re all doing and to stay together and
Wow, we made it through January and now February is here in all her glory.  In terms of the Church year we now have a couple of weeks in Ordinary Time, before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.  In previous times, the term Ordinary Time seemed quaint and a little boring. 
On the final day of January, we come together at 11am on Phone Church to celebrate the Presentation of Christ at the Temple, which draws Epiphany to an end and marks a change of direction in the life of the Church, as we stop looking backwards to Christmas, and start
Friday, and nearly the end of January, the month which looks like she going to go out in quite a bit of snowy weather……Stay cosy by the fire and join us for our gentle said service of Compline at 7pm on Phone Church.  David will be leading us and your
The snow is at last turning to slush, though it still looks and feels pretty wintery out there!  Stay by the fire and join us for Morning Prayer at 11am this Wednesday.  We have our short said service first, and then a chance for everyone to share what’s on their
We meet together to share in worship and hear again the story of the wedding at Cana, turning water into wine – sadly, I fear I won’t be able to give a demonstration!  As Rev Julie’s voice is still not 100%, Rev Anthea will be stepping up from the subs
We meet to talk at 7pm and to pray our ancient, meditative service of Compline together at 7.15pm.  Doug will be leading us and you can view or download your service sheet here.  It is particularly good to come together to pray at times like this, when we are all
We may be only just over Blue Monday, but we’ll do our best to cheer you up at Morning Prayer on Phone Church.  There will be tips on Typex, competitive bird spotting and maybe even a few choruses of Happy Birthday – let’s wait and see.  One thing you can
Second Sunday of Epiphany and we’re halfway through January already.  Aconites and snowdrops are out in our gardens, sure signs that Spring is on the way, in spite of the dull, wet weather.  We come together to worship at 11am this Sunday on Phone Church via Zoom led by Rev
If the headlines and lockdown are getting you down, take some time out and come along to our quiet, meditative service of Compline, held on Phone Church via Zoom at 7pm every Friday night.  This Friday, its led by Rev Julie.  We come together and see how everyone is doing
On this day in 1691, George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends or Quakers, died and its also the day he is remembered in the Church calendar each year.  So if we were doing this properly, we would all Zoom in silence for 15 minute and wait for the
As we find ourselves in another period of total lockdown, so we have taken the difficult decision to move all services online for the safety of our congregation, volunteers and clergy.  Which means that this Sunday at 11am we celebrate the Baptism of Christ on Phone Church via Zoom.  Rev
It may be snowy outside – cold but very beautiful – so stay in by the fire and warm yourself up by coming along to Compline at 7pm on Phone Church.  First we chat, then at 7.15pm we join together to say the ancient monastic service together.  Its a very
New Year, new lockdown, same old Morning Prayer – some things in life you can rely on…..We meet as usual at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom to find out how everyone is doing now that lockdown is understandably back.  We have our short said service first, then catch up
Now, we all know Rev Julie has an affinity for the three kings, as this photo clearly demonstrates, so we look forward to hearing what she has to say about them this Epiphany Sunday.  We meet at 11am on Sunday on Phone Church via Zoom.  Your service sheet can be
We kick off the New Year with Compline led by Doug, for whom the first day of the year is always a day of happy memories.  While we are all still getting used to being in Tier 3 we also celebrate the approval and rollout of the Oxford vaccine –
I do hope you are able to enjoy this Christmas season, in spite of flood and snow!  No matter the weather, Zoom enables us to be together – unless the residents of Berrow are beset by yet another power cut……..We meet at 11am this Wednesday on Phone Church to worship
You have a choice of services this coming Sunday!  There will be a short, said service of Morning Prayer at Birtsmorton Church at 10am.  Please bring a face covering with you to wear whilst in the building.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here and if you can
Come and join us at St Faith’s Church, Berrow at 10am on Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the baby in the manger.  Rev Julie will lead us in a family friendly service – bring along your best present to show her!  You’ll also need to bring along
At the moment of writing, we are able to meet together at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve at Eldersfield Church to celebrate the birth of Jesus in our service of Midnight Mass.  Numbers will be limited to those we can safely accommodate with social distancing so get there early to secure
We’re really going to miss our normal Crib and Christingle service, with all of you crammed into Eldersfield Church, but for obvious reasons that’s not possible this Christmas.  However, we’re going to do the best we can online with Rev Julie leading us at 5pm on Christmas Eve on Phone
Christmas is very nearly here, only one more Wednesday Morning Prayer to go!  We meet on Phone Church via Zoom at 11am this Wednesday to see how everyone is doing, to commiserate over plans which may have had to change, but to rejoice over the good things in life like
What a fantastic event this was!  We had shepherds with their sheep….. And Angels singing live! Wise men and a very wise woman as you can see above, and then, waiting for us in the Church were the Holy Family; Angela and Joseph kept us sustained with hot dogs, and
A little later than usual, and in a very different format, yet still we maintain the tradition of the Hollybush Christmas – an eclectic mixture of readings and carols, normally held in the Church but this year conducted on Phone Church via Zoom at 6.30pm.  All are very welcome to
Last Sunday before Christmas, and I do hope all your arrangements are coming together and you will be able to have a lovely small and safe Christmas.  But we’re not quite there yet!  Rev Julie will be leading us in our Sunday morning 11am worship on Phone Church via Zoom
As the world slows down ready to celebrate the Saviour’s birth, join us for the gentle, meditative and ancient service of Compline this Friday –  a chance to step out of Christmas preparation madness and be in touch with the eternal for a moment.  Doug will lead us in worship,
Countdown to Christmas – the days are whizzing by – but we’re still in Advent, practising our waiting by coming along to Morning Prayer at 11am on Phone Church.   We meet, we worship, we chat – basically we check in on each other to share our joys and our challenges
Third Sunday of Advent already – Christmas is definitely coming!  Join in the excitement on Sunday as we have our first service back in a Church since the second lockdown began.  We’ll be at Eldersfield Church at 11am for a service of socially distanced Holy Communion led by Rev Julie. 
A wintery Wednesday may be in prospect, stay warm and join us at 11am via Phone Church for Morning Prayer, virtual coffee and a catch up.  Come for the prayer, stay for the chat, all are very welcome.  View or download your service sheet here.
The second Sunday of Advent already, focussing on the prophets, Isaiah and John the Baptist.  Come along on Sunday morning at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom and hear Rev Julie make sense of it all.  Service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here in landscape format or here in
Advent, time of waiting, waiting on God in the silence.  A peculiarly suitable time for the service of Compline.  We meet at 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom to see how everyone’s week has gone, and David will lead our contemplative service of prayer from 7.15pm.  Service sheet can be
The parish magazine for December & January can be here or by downloading it here. Please note the ability to view the fancy “flipbook” online will only last until the next but one magazine is uploaded due to limits on how many flipbooks we can have at any one time. 
Our first Wednesday morning prayer of Advent will be held at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Take a break from Christmas preparations and join us for a short service, followed by a longer catch up – can anyone beat Sue’s sighting of a kingfisher from Sunday???  Service sheet can
We begin our Advent journey this Sunday morning at 11am on Phone Church.  Rev Julie will lead us in worship as we begin our preparation for Christmas and look forward to the second coming of Jesus, a time of waiting, a time of hope and faith – this year more
Brr – suddenly its winter out there, so turn up the heating and come along to Phone Church for a warm up and a catch up followed by Compline.  Join us at 7pm as Doug leads us in this ancient and contemplative service.  Your order of service can be viewed
Its nearly the end of November, but Morning Prayer is still going strong at 11am on Phone Church.  The service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  All are very welcome and it would be great to be able to catch up with you if you are able to join
Stir yourselves to come and join us on Stir up Sunday as we make sure our cakes and puds are ready for Christmas, and gird ourselves for the oncoming Advent.  Rev Julie will lead us in prayer and worship at 11am via Phone Church on Zoom, and you will be
Our regular Friday night service of Compline will take place at 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom.  Rev Julie will guide us through a catch up round of chat at 7 and then lead us in worship at 7.15pm.  All are very welcome to find solace in this ancient and
It’s Wednesday once more, so it must be Morning Prayer time.  11am via Phone Church every week.  Come for the worship, stay for the chat.  It’s so important to take the time to check in with each other, especially during this second period of lockdown.  The service sheet can be
On the run up to Advent already – where did the year go?? This Sunday Rev Julie will be leading us in our 11am service on Phone Church via Zoom.  The service sheet is available here in landscape format or here in portrait format and we look forward to welcoming
It may be Friday 13th but its doesn’t need to be unlucky.  Come and join us at our quiet, calm, meditative service of Compline, led by David Allen.  The service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and the service begins with a catch up chat at 7pm, followed by
Our online service of Morning Prayer will take place at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  The service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and we look forward to welcoming you for worship and for a catch up chat over virtual coffee afterwards.
Our service of Remembrance was scheduled to take place at Eldersfield Church, but now that England has returned to lockdown, we have been forced to cancel the physical service and instead move it to the virtual world of Phone Church.  So we shall meet at 10.45am this Sunday to remember
Our regular Friday evening service of Compline continues through lockdown.  We meet at 7pm via Phone Church for a catch up and then Doug will lead us in the ancient said service of Compline, beginning at 7.15pm.  The service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.
As lockdown looms again, join Rev Julie at 11am on Phone Church  for our regular Wednesday morning time of prayer, worship and reflection, where we help and support each other through.  Your service sheet is available to view or download here and you will be very welcome to join us.
The parish magazine for November can be viewed below, here or by downloading it here. You can make the magazine fill your computer screen – click on black box and then click on the 3 dots in the top right hand corner. Select full screen. Press escape at any time
This Sunday we give thanks for all the saints, that great cloud of witnesses who inspire us on our way, as Rev Julie leads us in worship via Phone Church on Zoom.  Service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here in landscape format or here in portrait format and we
Start this stormy weekend off right with a calm and meditative service of Compline.  This ancient said service will be led by Rev Julie on Phone Church via Zoom.  It will kick off with some catch up chat at 7pm, then the service itself at 7.15pm. The service sheet can
If its Wednesday it must be Morning Prayer at its usual time of 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Rev Julie will lead the short service, followed by time for a good old catch up session to share the news around the benefice and beyond.  Do come along if you
Another Sunday, another service in a Church, and we’re back at St Faith’s, Berrow at 11am where Rev Julie will lead us in a service of Morning Prayer.  Service sheets can be viewed or downloaded here in landscape version or here in portrait version.  Please do print out and bring
Autumn is now really upon us, the temperature is dropping and the days are varying from gold and blue gorgeousness to grey, dank and depressing – so cheer yourself up with a virtual coffee, some friendly conversation, all preceded by a short service of Morning Prayer to put the world
We had our service of Harvest Thanksgiving at Eldersfield last Sunday, this Sunday its the online version, led by Rev Julie at 11am via Phone Church on Zoom.  As you can’t bring along tins and packets for the foodbank virtually, here’s a link to a page telling you how to
Join us for this quiet, contemplative said service to ease us into the weekend.  We meet at 7pm on Phone Church, via Zoom, and begin with a general chat and catch up, then our service – this week led by Doug – starts at 7.15pm.  Service sheet can be viewed
We meet for our regular get together on Wednesday at 11am on Phone Church, via Zoom.  This week with added goldfinches for computer users only I’m afraid.  The service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and it would be lovely to welcome you for both the service and the
What a joy to be able to celebrate one of the major festivals of the Christian year in one of our beautiful Church buildings!  We meet on Sunday at St John the Baptist, Eldersfield at 11am to rejoice at the bringing in of the harvest, and to give thanks to
Our regular gentle start to the weekend happens tonight at 7pm via Phone Church when we meet for a short shared service of Compline, led by Rev Julie.  The service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and we look forward to welcoming you.
We continue to meet for prayer and worship every Wednesday at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  However, just as important is the sense of community, friendship and mutual support which comes through loud and clear in the chat round up after the service.  If you’re feeling down, join us
The parish magazine for October should appear automatically below but, in case it doesn’t, is also available to view here or download here. You can make the magazine fill your computer screen – click on black box and then click on the 3 dots in the top right hand corner.
After our wonderful service of Holy Communion at St Faith’s last Sunday, we are back on Phone Church this week for our 11am Sunday service.  Rev Julie will lead us once more, although she won’t be needing her tongs this time!  Service sheets are available to view or download in