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Our very popular Café Church service is back, led by the ever creative and resourceful Rev Julie.  There will be cake and crafts, coffee and creativity, singing and some other stuff going on!  Fun for all the family in the comfy and cool surroundings of Berrow Village Hall from 10.30am.
What with my holiday and Doug’s holiday I have completely lost track of whose turn it is to lead Compline this Friday evening, but rest assured one of them will be waiting in Rev Julie’s Zoom Room to take this wonderful, quiet, calm, contemplative service of prayer and praise.  We
This Sunday we have our service of Holy Communion at 10.30am at Birtsmorton, led by Rev Julie.  Then at 6.30pm at St John the Baptist, Eldersfield, our traditional service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer.  All are very welcome to join us in our beautifully cool medieval churches!
Doug returns and David can take a well earned break from leading our short said service of Compline on Phone Church via Zoom, courtesy of Rev Julie’s Zoom Room.  We meet at 7pm to chew the fat and put the last week to bed, then Doug will lead our quiet,
As summer finally arrives, bringing a heatwave with it, rejoice in the cool, restful atmosphere of our lovely church buildings!  Our services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 10.30am at St Faith’s Berrow, and Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer at 6.30pm up at All Saint’s, Hollybush.  All are
David begins a Compline marathon all of his own, as Doug and Heather enjoy a very well earned break.  We meet on Phone Church via Zoom in Rev Julie’s Zoom room at 7pm for a catch up chat and then, from 7.15pm, David will lead our quiet, contemplative service of
We have a service of Holy Communion at Birtsmorton Church at 10.30am, where many sets of banns will be read!  Then at 6.30pm we have our traditional service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer at Eldersfield Church.  All are very welcome to come along and enjoy the lovely
David is back to lead our said service of Compline on Phone Church via Zoom at 7pm this Friday evening.  The service begins after the chat at 7.15pm and you can view or download your service sheet here. And the link to Rev Julie’s Zoom Room is below; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8106840135?pwd=RDhGellxYjczTFArK3NoMnpwczhhQT09 Meeting
Trinity Sunday is here again, always a challenging one! We have two services, one at 10.30am at St Faith’s Berrow, our service of Common Worship Holy Communion with hymns and refreshment.  Then at 6.30pm we will meet at All Saints Hollybush for a traditional service of Book of Common Prayer
Our usual quiet contemplative service is still going strong, every Friday at 7pm for the meet and greet, then Doug will lead us in prayer and praise.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here and we look forward to welcoming you into Rev Julie’s Zoom Room.
Café Church is back!  Rev Julie will lead our informal, family friendly service in Berrow Village Hall at 10.30am this Sunday, with all those little luxuries like comfy chairs and loos to pamper us and lots of songs and activities to keep us busy. But if something quieter and more
Our regular short said service of Compline takes place every Friday night on Phone Church via Rev Julie’s Zoom room.  We gather at 7pm to exchange news of the week just gone by, then at 7.15pm, Doug will lead us in prayer and praise in this ancient, monastic service to
The parish magazine for November can be viewed below or downloaded here. If you’re reading the magazine using the above fancy “flipbook” we would welcome any feedback – please add a comment below.  It’s best viewed in full screen mode.
Jesus Christ is risen today – Alleluia!!! Come and celebrate with us this most joyful day of the Christian calendar! For the early birds, there is the wonderful Sunrise Service at 6.30am at Pendock Old Church, a unique and ancient building used only once a year for this very special
We meet at 2pm on Phone Church via Zoom, link below; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2893365166?pwd=b0lpb3hwKzlyRlZCcE5qVzZzOWtLQT09 Meeting ID: 289 336 5166 Passcode: Berrow when Rev Julie will lead us in a solemn meditation on the crucifixion of Jesus.  She will guide us through the events of this dreadful day with words and images, with
We meet at 7.30pm on Phone Church via Zoom, link below; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2893365166?pwd=b0lpb3hwKzlyRlZCcE5qVzZzOWtLQT09 Meeting ID: 289 336 5166 Passcode: Berrow when Rev Julie will lead us in a service of Communion which commemorates the very first communion service as Jesus shared bread and wine with his disciples in the Upper Room,
The third of our short said services of Compline for Holy Week.  We meet via Phone Church, link below; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2893365166?pwd=b0lpb3hwKzlyRlZCcE5qVzZzOWtLQT09 Meeting ID: 289 336 5166 Passcode: Berrow from 7pm and Anthea will lead us in prayer and worship from 7.15pm.  A lovely way to walk through Holy Week together as
The second of our short said services of Compline for Holy Week.  We meet via Phone Church, link below; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2893365166?pwd=b0lpb3hwKzlyRlZCcE5qVzZzOWtLQT09 Meeting ID: 289 336 5166 Passcode: Berrow from 7pm and David will lead us in prayer and worship from 7.15pm.  A lovely way to walk through Holy Week together as
We are back at Birtsmorton with our faithful friends the donkeys for our 10.30am Palm Sunday service, led by our All Age Worship Team. These are the donkeys, not the team, honest!  Our service begins outside as we process up the path, singing and waving our palms, recreating Jesus’ triumphal
Our online service of Compline continues every Friday at 7pm, courtesy of Rev Julie’s Zoom Room.  We meet at 7 to catch up on the events of the week and then at 7.15pm Doug or David lead us in our short, contemplative service of prayer and thanksgiving.  Your service sheet
Our quiet contemplative service of Compline is on Phone Church via Zoom, in Rev Julie’s Zoom Room.  We meet at 7pm for a quick catch up and then at 7.15pm Doug will lead us in prayer and praise.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and we look
We have two contrasting services on offer this Sunday.  At 8.30am Rev Julie leads a quiet, contemplative service of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer at Pendock Cross Church.  Then at 10.30am at Eldersfield Church you’ll find a lively service of All Age Worship with clues to be
Our services this Sunday are at St Faith’s Berrow at 10.30am where Rev Julie leads our service of Holy Communion with hymns.  Then at 6.30pm at All Saints, Hollybush, David leads our quiet contemplative service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer.  All are very welcome to come along.
The first Sunday of Lent finds us at Eldersfield Church at 8.30am for a said service of Holy Communion taken from the Book of Common Prayer.  Then at 10.30am, Rev Julie leads our informal Café Church service at Berrow Village Hall, with refreshments, crafts and activities.  All are very welcome
Our service for Ash Wednesday will take place on Phone Church, via Zoom, back in Mike and Anthea’s Zoom room, see details below.  Rev Julie will lead our service of preparation and penitence as we get ready to observe the important season of Lent, forty days of prayer and reconciliation. 
This coming Tuesday 1st March, as well as being St David’s Day, is Shrove Tuesday, the final day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.  Traditionally you would go to be shriven ie make your confession, and eat up all the milk, eggs, sugar, all the good things in the house
Almost at the end of February, and the year is running away with us.  Almost at the beginning of Lent too, but before then we have our services this Sunday, the Sunday next before Lent.  At 10.30am Rev Julie leads our service of Holy Communion, with hymns, and refreshments afterwards,
Now, unless I’ve got it wrong again, this week it should be David leading our short said service of Compline on Phone Church via Zoom.  We all rock up from 7pm onward to have a quick chat and a review of the week, then at 7.15pm our quiet, contemplative service
We celebrate our first service back at the Church of the Redeemer, Pendock Cross in a couple of years.  Rev Julie will lead our said service of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer there at 8.30am. Then at 10.30am our All Age Worship team will lead a family
Our short said service of Compline is back after a week away, and can be accessed on Phone Church via Zoom.  We meet at 7pm to catch up on the events of the week and then at 7.15pm Doug will lead our quiet, contemplative service of prayer and worship.  Your
Cafe Church, what is this?  you may well be asking yourself.  Its an informal service in a warm and comfy location, where instead of sitting in rows we sit around tables so that we can easily talk to each other and get to know each other.  Rev Julie will lead
Last Compline of the month, hardly seems possible does it?  We meet on Phone Church via Zoom from 7pm to catch up with how everyone’s week has gone.  David leads our short, said, contemplative service from 7.15pm, a lovely way to draw a busy week to a quiet end and
We’re back at Birtsmorton – hoorah!  The scaffolding may still be up in the transept while we wait for the plaster to be dry enough to paint, but that’s not going to stop us from using our beautiful building.  Join Rev Julie and the team at 10.30am on Sunday for
Its that time of the week again……..Friday night means Compline, our quiet, said service of prayer and psalm to draw the working week gently to an end.  This Friday our service on Phone Church via Zoom will be led by Doug, starting from 7pm with a quick catch up and
Join us at 10.30am at St John the Baptist, Eldersfield for our All Age worship service – fun for all the family, learn new songs, take part in some drama and craft, pray for those you care for and worship with your local community.  All are very welcome, and you
On these chilly days, snuggle down by the fire and join our Compline community for a bit of warmth and friendship.  We meet from 7pm onwards on Phone Church via Zoom using Rev Julie’s Zoom Room.  This week David leads our short said service of Compline which will start at
Our service of Evensong, taken from the Book of Common Prayer, will take place at 6.30pm at All Saints, Hollybush, the little church on the Common.  There are hymns, canticles and psalms, as well as a cracking sermon from David, who leads us in prayer and worship.  The beauty of
A week into the New Year already, where does the time go??? Step out of time altogether and spend a few moments getting in touch with the eternal as you join us on Phone Church for our regular Friday night service of Compline.  We meet at 7pm to find out
And so a New Year begins with a celebration of faith, perseverance and determination as we celebrate the journey of the wise men, following a star to the manger in Bethlehem.  Rev Julie leads our 10.30am service, and all are welcome to come along and see how the wise men
And we’re back to see out the old year and welcome in the new with our ancient, contemplative service of Compline, a service which has been said for many hundreds of years.  Doug will lead us on Phone Church via Rev Julie’s Zoom Room.  We meet at 7pm for a
We move from our Christmas celebrations to remembering the first martyr of the Christian church – quite a gear shift.  We will meet via Phone Church, using Mike and Anthea’s Zoom room as Rev Julie and Bob will be enjoying some much deserved family time off.  The links are here;
Take your best Christmas present with you when you rock up to celebrate the season at St Faith’s at 10.30am on Christmas Day.  Rev Julie will lead our short informal celebration of the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem. All are very welcome, but do remember to bring
The first communion of Christmas takes place at Hollybush Church at 11.30m on Christmas Eve, when we meet to rejoice at the birth of the Saviour of the world, come to earth as a baby in a stable in Bethlehem.  Please do remember your face covering to be worn whilst
Join us at 5pm on Christmas Eve at this informal, fun service to really get the Christmas party started.  All donations will go to the Children’s Society and you will be given your very own Christingle to take away, and get to sing some celebratory carols.  All are very welcome,
The traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols takes place at 6.30pm this Sunday at St Faith’s Berrow.  The choir will process and sing for us, members of the benefice community will read lessons telling the Christmas story, and we will all sing carols behind our masks and rejoice to
Remember what a great time we had at the Eldersfield Walking Together for Christmas event?  Great news, its back again this Sunday, bigger and better than ever.  Get yourself over to Eldersfield Church anytime between 11am and 2pm to join in the fun and meet up with friends and neighbours
A week to go til Christmas Eve – and a heads up that there won’t be a service of Compline on Christmas Eve as, hopefully, we’ll be Crib and Christingling and Midnight Massing instead.  But for now, as Advent draws to a close, we meet at 7pm on Phone Church
We’re back!  Hollybush Christmas rides again, 6.30pm this Sunday at All Saints Hollybush.  Its so lovely to have all our readers warming up their voices once more.  Our benefice choir, with ranks swelled by new members, are preparing to delight us and lead us in singing those old familiar carols,
Our All Age team are back with a new service to get you in the Christmas mood.  As the poster promises, there will be angels, there will be candles, most of all there will be fun for all the family.  Do come along to St Faith’s Berrow at 10.30am this
Its that time of the week again…….We meet at 7pm on Zoom, courtesy of Rev Julie’s Zoom room, to catch up with the events of the week.  Then at 7.15pm, Doug will lead our quiet contemplative service of Compline.  You can view or download your service sheet here.  All are
Suddenly there’s a Christmassy feeling in the air – and its not just the frosty mornings.  This Sunday we have our morning service of Holy Communion at 10.30am at Birtsmorton Church led by Rev Julie, followed in the afternoon at 4pm by that great Eldersfield occasion of Carols, Candles and
Our  Festive Fayre is back in pop up outdoor form once more.  Join us at St Faith’s to promenade up and down the church path and stock up on Christmas goodies.  Flowers and wreaths, jams and jellies, cakes and bakes and of course a cracking raffle – its all here,
Advent is upon us, with all the busyness of the run up to Christmas.  Step out of the hustle and bustle and join us for the quiet, contemplative service of Compline on Phone Church, via Zoom.  We meet at 7pm to catch up on the week’s news and events, and
Doug Braund leads our 10.30am Family Service at St Faith’s this Advent Sunday.  He describes it as follows; ‘Happy new year!  You may think I’m a month early, but this Sunday is Advent Sunday, which is the first day of the church’s year. Advent means “Coming”, so we can assume
Friday night signals the start of a busy weekend for Doug! First of all he leads our regular Friday service of Compline on Phone Church via Zoom -courtesy of Rev Julie’s Zoom Room.  We meet at 7pm to catch up on how everyone’s week has gone and then at 7.15pm,
The Birtsmorton, Castlemorton and Hollybush History Society meet at Castlemorton Village Hall on Thursday 25th November to celebrate the launch of their latest journal.  The tea party runs from 2.30pm to 4pm, and, as well as copies of the journal, the Covid wall hanging will also be on display.  A
This Sunday we celebrate the feast of Christ the King, but its also, incredibly, the last Sunday before Advent and therefore also known as Stir Up Sunday – get those Christmas cakes and puddings underway! Rev Julie will be leading our service of Holy Communion, and all are very welcome
Friday again, hard to believe – after Remembrance Sunday it always feels like all downhill til Christmas……Make the most of the longer evenings by joining us for Compline at 7pm this Friday.  We meet on Phone Church via Rev Julie’s Zoom Room and begin by catching up with all that
At this time of remembrance, of remembering and giving thanks for all who have gone before, Remembrance Sunday is a focal point of national thanksgiving and remembering.  As a benefice we come together at 10.45am at All Saints Hollybush to remember the fallen and to give thanks for their sacrifice. 
Armistice Day is just past, when we remember those who have given their lives in the service of their country with gratitude and awe.  Take some time out to reflect and join us for our weekly quiet, meditative service of Compline.  We meet at 7pm in Rev Julie’s Zoom room,
Do come along and join Rev Julie for our service of Holy Communion in the beautiful surroundings of St Faith’s, Berrow, as we continue in our season of remembrance, building up to Remembrance Sunday next week. All are very welcome, do please bring some sort of face covering with you
Remember, remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot…..but mainly remember that its Compline day!  David will be leading us in a non-explosive, quiet, contemplative service.  We meet at 7pm to catch up on how each others weeks have gone, then at 7.15pm our calming, meditative service begins.  Your
The parish magazine for November can be viewed below or downloaded here. If you’re reading the magazine using the above fancy “flipbook” we would welcome any feedback – please add a comment below.  It’s best viewed in full screen mode.
We’re moving Phone Church!  Rev Anthea and Mike are heading for the hills in November, so Rev Julie has very kindly offered to take over hosting details and invites you all to join her Zoom Room for Compline every Friday night at 7pm. Full instructions can be found here Or
All Souls is a time in the life of the Church when we remember those who have gone before, who we love but see no more.  There is no time limit on mourning, or the pain of bereavement, and this is an opportunity to mark the loss of a loved
We meet at 7pm to discuss the events, the highs and lows, of the week, then at 7.15pm, David will lead our short said meditative service to draw a busy week gently to a close.  All are very welcome to join us and your service sheet can be viewed or
An exciting development in the benefice – a whole new service put together by a whole new team!  Its happening this Sunday, 24th October, at 10.30am at Birtsmorton Church.  For more details please see the attached flyer which can be downloaded here, and do come along prepared to have some
Bishop Martin, the Bishop of Dudley, is in the middle of a pilgrimage round the diocese, a Pilgrimage of Prayer and Hope, and on Wednesday 20th October at 9.30am, that pilgrimage reaches St Faith’s Berrow, where the Bishop will lead us in Morning Prayer.  You can download your service sheet
It wouldn’t be Friday without our short said service of Compline on Phone Church via Zoom.  We meet at 7pm to discuss the happenings of the week, and then, at 7.15pm, Doug leads our meditative service of prayer, the perfect way to lay down the burdens and busyness of the
First of the month again and there’s definitely a chill in the air as October begins.  Our service of Compline is still here, 7pm every Friday.  First of all we chat to find out how everyone’s week has gone, then at 7.15pm David will lead us in prayer and worship. 
The parish magazine for October can be viewed below or downloaded here. If you’re reading the magazine using the above fancy “flipbook” we would welcome any feedback – please add a comment below.  It’s best viewed in full screen mode. You can still see it using the “old style” by
Our final online Sunday service – for a while at least.  As of October we are back in church for all Sunday services, starting at 10.30am apart from our Hollybush evensongs which start at 6.30pm. But this Sunday we are online at 11am with Rev Julie leading our service of
We meet at Eldersfield Church at 11am for our service of Holy Communion, led by Rev Julie.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and do remember to print it off and bring it along if you can, along with some form of face covering to be worn
Halfway through the month already and autumn is nearly upon us.  Slow things down by joining us for Compline on Phone Church this Friday at 7pm.  First of all we catch up on the events of the week and then, at 7.15pm, Doug will lead us in our short, said,
Our regular Wednesday morning service of Morning Prayer is here again!  We meet at 11am to share our short said service of prayer and praise, then we chat and share news and offer help, support and practical solutions if we can – like scaffold towers!  In fact, over the months,
Sunday morning at 11am Rev Julie will lead our online service of Holy Communion on Phone Church.  All are very welcome to join us, and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here – make sure you have your glass of wine/juice and piece of bread or cracker handy
Friday already!  Time to let go of the stresses and strains of the week by coming along to our regular service of Compline at 7pm on Phone Church.  We meet at 7pm for a catch up chat, then at 7.15pm David will lead us in our short said service of
We meet at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom for our regular service of Morning Prayer – service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  Do come along to share in our short said service of prayer and worship, but, just as important to offer support and a listening ear
The parish magazine for June can be viewed below or by downloading it here. If you’re reading the magazine using the above fancy “flipbook” we would welcome any feedback – please add a comment below.  It’s best viewed in full screen mode. You can still see it using the “old
This Sunday we have a Family Service at St Faith’s Berrow at 11am.  The Family Service is designed to be shorter, less formal and just easier and more relaxing for families to attend.  This week the Open the Book team are in charge, which means our bible story will be
First Compline of Autumn……..we get together at 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom to review the events of the week.  Then at 7.15pm, Doug will lead our short said contemplative service – a great way to draw the week peacefully to a close.  Your service sheet can be viewed or
Another month gone, and we’re really into Autumn now.  Celebrate by coming along to Morning Prayer on Phone Church via Zoom at 11am on Wednesday.  David will lead us in this short said service of prayer and praise, and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here. All are
Its Bank Holiday weekend so the weather must be set fair – right?  Thankfully with 3 weddings over the 3 days the forecast is decent, and on Sunday morning at 11am Rev Julie will lead an open air service of words and music in the churchyard at St Faith’s Berrow. 
Wednesday morning, 11am, grab yourself a coffee and come and join us on Phone Church for our short said service of Morning Prayer.  All are welcome to come for the worship and stay on for the wide ranging and informative chat.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here
We are back on Zoom this Sunday, but thankfully Rev Julie is also back to lead us once more.  We meet at 11am to share in a very powerful and moving Holy Communion.  All are very welcome.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and we look forward
Life is becoming increasingly hectic as things return to some sort of normal.  All the more reason to come along to Compline for a little calm and quiet.  We meet at 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom to catch up on how everyone’s week has gone, and then, at 7.15pm,
Over halfway through the month already – and heading for September with its fetes and concerts, mists and mellow fruitfulness.  But before we get there, join us for Morning Prayer on Phone Church via Zoom.  We meet every Wednesday at 11am, share a short said service of praise and worship,
We’re back at Eldersfield Church at 11am for a Family Service, suitable for adults and children alike.  Rev Julie will be leading us with her usual vim and vigour restored after her short break.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and it is still advisable to wear
Its Friday 13th, scariest of all the dates, so calm yourself down with a bit of Compline, 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom.  We have a bit of a catch up first, and then at 7.15pm David will lead us in prayer and worship.  Your service sheet can be viewed
This Wednesday at 11am we meet for our regular service of Morning Prayer on Phone Church via Zoom.  The short said service is a great way to step out of a busy week for a moment, and the chat afterwards enables us to offer congratulations, help or sympathy, whichever is
In Rev Julie absence, Rev Anthea has been hauled off the subs bench again and will be leading our service of Holy Communion at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and we look forward to seeing and/or hearing you there.
What better way to celebrate Julie and Bob’s anniversary than by coming together to join in the ancient, meditative service of Compline?  Loads of ways actually, including raising a glass of Pimms which I hope they will be doing!  Our catch up chat begins at 7pm on Phone Church via
Its Wednesday so it must be time for Morning Prayer, every Wednesday at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  First we worship, then we chat over our virtual coffee, finding out about each others news, wildlife sightings, causes for celebration or
First day of the month, we’re at St Faith’s, Berrow at 11am for our regular service of Holy Communion, led by Rev Julie.  Although masks are no longer compulsory, we would still prefer them to be worn whilst moving around inside the building to keep everyone safe.  And if you
Nearly the end of the month, and we meet for Compline once more, this Friday at 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom.  First we chat, reflecting on the events of the week, then at 7.15pm Doug will lead our short said contemplative service.  Your service sheet can be viewed or
Our 11am service of Morning Prayer happens every Wednesday at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  First we worship, then we chat, ranging far and wide over an eclectic mixture of topics.  All are welcome to come along and share triumphs and defeats, cares and concerns, news and views.  Your
Our online service of Holy Communion is back on Phone Church this Sunday and Rev Julie is leading us in our online service of praise and worship.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here and we look forward to seeing you.
This ancient contemplative service has been used for many centuries to draw the monastic day to an end.  Give it a go as a way to draw your working week to an end and quieten the chattering mind down for the weekend.  We meet at 7pm to catch up with
As it is my dear, long suffering husband’s birthday today, I will not be leading our regular 11am service of Morning Prayer on Phone Church via Zoom.  However, David has very kindly agreed to step into the breach, so you can still view or download your service sheet here and
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