Category Archive: Church

Mar 16

News from St Andrew’s Ashford Bowdler – Mar

As mentioned in the February magazine, the Annual Meeting of Parishioners and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in St. Andrew’s Church on Thursday, 30th March, starting at 7pm. The first meeting is open to all residents of Ashford Bowdler, while the second is only for those on the church electoral roll. This …

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Mar 16

Mar 17 – St Mary Magdalene

Between April and September this year, while the church is being refurbished there will be no Sunday services. However on April 9th, the Family Service will be held in the Village Hall, starting with a procession from the church door at 9.30 to celebrate Palm Sunday. On April 16th, there will be Family Service in …

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Nov 27

News from St Andrew’s Ashford Bowdler

Our Christmas services will be as follows: Holy Communion on Christmas Day will be at the usual time of 11.15 and then, also as usual, our Carol Service will be on the following Sunday (1st January) at 3pm (replacing Matins on that day). Please join us for either or both of these services if you …

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Oct 27

News from St. Andrew’s Ashford Bowdler

We have been delighted to welcome Revd. Richard Mutter as our ‘stand-in’ vicar since 1st September during Kelvin’s special assignment to the Ludlow parishes. Richard has conducted several of our services, including the Harvest Festival. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Once again, we are extremely grateful to Susannah Hall for riding for us in the annual ‘Ride and Stride’ …

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Sep 07

News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler

Susannah Hall has once again kindly agreed to ride for us in the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust sponsored cycle ride on Saturday 10th September, and her sponsorship form is on the table at the back of the church for anyone to sign who has not already done so. As usual, all money raised by Susannah …

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Sep 07

Ashford Carbonell Entertainathon 2016

What an occasion! The event was enjoyed by so many and the weather was definitely on our side. It was wonderful to see the community coming together, mucking in and having a good time. We couldn’t have had a show without Peter Stretton, the organiser in chief inside the church – a huge thank you. …

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Sep 07

Sea Sunday

On Sunday 10th July, Kelvin lead a wonderful family service in aid of Sea Sunday. A Charity that has been caring for seafarers for the last 160 years. Chaplains support the seafarers on their ships and are in contact with their families. The response was great and a large congregation attended the service. The amount …

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Jun 11

News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler

At its meeting on 17th May the new PCC decided to make certain changes to our regular pattern of services in the future. In June there will be no service of Holy Communion on Sunday the 26th. Instead, parishioners are strongly encouraged to attend the mid-summer service of Evensong that day at Richard’s Castle old …

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Jun 11

News from St Andrews Ashford Bowdler

On 12th April we held our annual parish meetings in the church, with Rev. Kelvin Price in the chair and 15 members of our electoral roll present. We were pleased to have a much larger attendance than last year. Michael Chesshire had decided not to seek re-election as churchwarden. In the absence of any other …

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Jun 11

St Mary Magdalene Church Roof Restoration

As you can see from the press release below, sent to the local press, we have finally been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the restoration of the church roof. The saga goes all the way back to 2010, when the Quinquennial Report on the state of the Church fabric revealed problems of …

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