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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
We are at Eldersfield Church this Sunday at 11am for our service of Holy Communion.  You need to ensure you have a face covering with you to wear whilst in the building, and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  If you’re able to print off and bring
Our regular end to the week happens every Friday at 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom.  First we catch up with how everyone’s week has gone, then at 7.15pm David will lead our short said contemplative service, the final monastic office of the day.  Your service sheet can be viewed
Every Wednesday we come together to share worship at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom, and to offer support, help and share news with each other.  Our short said service begins at 11, and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  Afterwards, over a virtual or actual coffee,
Rejoice with us as Rev Julie returns safe and sound from her holidays to lead us in our regular Holy Communion service on Phone Church via Zoom at 11am.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and we look forward to welcoming you.
Our regular short said service of Compline on Phone Church via Zoom happens every Friday from 7pm.  We meet to update each other on how our week has gone, and then at 7.15pm our service begins.  Tonight Rev Anthea will be leading the worship, as stand in for Doug who
Every Wednesday at 11am we gather on Phone Church via Zoom to put the world to rights, and to worship together in the short said service of Morning Prayer.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and we look forward to seeing/hearing you on Wednesday.
This Sunday we are back in our lovely Church building at Berrow, with lots of brilliant banns to be read for our wonderful and very patient wedding couples.  And its a service with a difference this week, a Family Service, designed to be shorter and more informal than our Communion
Every Friday we come together to sign off on the week, and head peacefully into the weekend through the ancient said service of Compline.  We meet at 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom, and our service begins at 7.15pm.  Its a short and contemplative service, the perfect way to round
View or download the latest edition of the Malvern and Upton Deanery Newsletter here.  It contains lots of interesting information and articles, including one by our very own ALM, David Allen.
The parish magazine for June can be viewed below or by downloading it here. We’re trying out a new way of producing the fancy “flipbook” above and welcome any feedback – please add a comment below. You can still see it using the “old style” by follow this link.
The last day of June already, where does the time go???  Pause for a few moments of reflection at 11am every Wednesday and join us for our short said service of Morning Prayer, and the eclectic and wide ranging conversation which follows.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded
Come along and join us for our regular online service of Holy Communion at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Rev Julie will lead us, before she heads off for a very well earned break.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here in landscape format or here in
If its Friday, it must be time for Compline!  Every Friday at 7pm we meet on Phone Church via Zoom to talk over the highs and lows of the week just gone.  Then at 7.15pm, Doug will lead us in our short, said, contemplative service to guide you gently into
Every Wednesday at 11am we come together on Phone Church via Zoom, to share worship, to share news and to offer help, support and friendship.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  Come for the worship, stay for the coffee and the chat!
This Sunday we are at Eldersfield Church for an 11am service of Holy Communion, led by Rev Julie.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and if you can print it off and bring it along with you, that would be grand.  Spares are available on the day.
Our weekly “thin place” where we come together in silence and stillness to say the ancient monastic office of Compline together, every Friday at 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom.  First we get the happenings of the week off our chests, then at 7.15pm David will lead us in this
We meet at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom to say Morning Prayer together, and then to hear everyone’s news and to offer support, help or reassurance to each other, and to learn, inform and laugh together.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and I urge you
Two services on offer today – the first is our online service of Holy Communion at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Rev Julie will lead us in worship, and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here. Then at 5.30pm at St Faith’s Berrow we have an outdoor
Tonight’s service of Compline begins at 7pm with time and space for an exchange of news, and details of how our respective weeks have gone.  Then at 7.15pm our short said contemplative service begins, led this week by Rev Anthea, called off the subs bench at the start of Euro
Our regular 11am midweek service of Morning Prayer happens every Wednesday on Phone Church via Zoom.  We worship together with a short said service of Morning Prayer and then go round the group to see how everyone’s doing, what they’ve got planned for the rest of the week, and what
This Sunday at 11am we meet at St Faith’s Berrow for our Sunday service of Holy Communion.  Rev Julie will lead us in worship, and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  A great opportunity to take in the lichen trail which is part of our Love your
Tear yourself away from the garden for a gentle contemplative service of Compline, every Friday from 7pm on Phone Church.  We begin by having a catch up chat to see how everyone’s week has gone, then at 7.15pm we join together in our short said service which draws the week
Next week is Love your Burial Ground week, and we are celebrating this at St Faith’s Berrow by focussing on the amazing flora and fauna which can be found in the churchyard.  A full programme of events can be viewed or downloaded here, and you’ll see that the counting of
The parish magazine for June can be viewed below or by downloading it here. We’re trying out a new way of producing the fancy “flipbook” above and welcome any feedback – please add a comment below. You can still see it using the “old style” by follow this link.
Join us for the first service of a new month, as we meet for Morning Prayer at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and do stay on for the eclectic and entertaining chat afterwards.
We celebrate Trinity Sunday at Birtsmorton Church with an 11am service of Holy Communion led by Rev Julie.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here in landscape format or here in portrait format.  If you can print off and bring along your own service sheet, it would be
Start the bank holiday weekend off in style by joining us for Compline at 7pm this Friday.  We have 15 minutes of catch up chat, and then our short said contemplative service begins at 7.15pm.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here and we look forward to welcoming
Morning all, welcome to another day on planet Earth.  Let’s celebrate by coming together for Morning Prayer at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and we look forward to welcoming you.
Join us on Sunday at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom as we celebrate the birthday of the Church with the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Rev Julie will lead us in this celebratory service of Holy Communion, and your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here. The afterwards
Join us for our short said service of Compline at 7pm on Phone Church via Zoom.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here and we look forward to sharing this quiet contemplative end to the working week with you.    
Finally its starting to feel a bit like summer – or at least spring!  So spring forward into summer with Morning Prayer, every Wednesday 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.
Another Sunday back in a Church – hoorah!  We meet at Eldersfield Church at 11am as Rev Julie leads our service of Holy Communion.  All are very welcome.  Please bring along a face covering to wear during the service.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here in portrait
We meet at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom for our short said service of Morning Prayer.  Then we stay on, if able, for a virtual coffee and catch up chat to share our joys and sorrows and to offer support, wit and wisdom to one another.  All are very
The parish magazine for May can be viewed below or by downloading it here. We’re trying out a new way of producing the fancy “flipbook” above and welcome any feedback – please add a comment below. You can still see it using the “old style” by follow this link.
A change to our normal online services, as this Sunday Doug leads us in a Family Service – shorter, more informal and aiming to contain something for all the family.   Come along and find out more!  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here and we look forward to
Join us at 7pm for a catchup session where we share the highs and lows of the week.  Then at 7.15pm David will lead us in the contemplative and calm said service of Compline – a great way to usher in the weekend.  Your service sheet can be viewed or
Every Wednesday we meet for a short service and a long catch up chat on Phone Church via Zoom.  Our said service begins at 11am, and is followed by a virtual coffee and catch up session, where we share our good news, our challenges and the things which keep us
Another Sunday back in a Church – Alleluia!  We meet at St Faith’s Berrow, to worship and to enjoy coming together once more as a Christian community.  Rev Julie leads our service of Holy Communion at 11am.  Please do ensure that you have a face covering with you to wear
The last day of April – where is the year going???  Celebrate by indulging in a little contemplative reflection at our regular Friday night service of Compline on Phone Church via Zoom.  We meet at 7pm for a catch up and look back on the week, then Doug will lead
Our regular midweek service of Morning Prayer takes place at 11am every Wednesday on Phone Church via Zoom.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  Do join us for our short said service at 11, followed by a time for wide ranging, caring and supportive chat – afraid
Happy Birthday Rev Julie!  Join the birthday girl as she leads our regular Sunday morning worship at 11am on Phone Church via Zoom.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here in landscape format or here in portrait format.  Make sure you are in good voice so that we
Our new deanery of Malvern and Upton is focussed on communicating well across the whole deanery.  They are all over social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – but have also produced a Newsletter which can be viewed or downloaded here.
Its Friday, its 7pm so it must be time for Compline!  We begin with a 15 minute time and space to catch up with how everyone’s week has gone, and what they have planned for the weekend.  Then at 7.15pm David will lead us in the ancient contemplative said service
All are welcome to join us for our short said service of Morning Prayer at 11am on Wednesday morning on Phone Church.  Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here.  Come along with your virtual cup of coffee and stay on after the service to catch up with everyone
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 or by downloading it here.
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