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  • Christingle Service St Mary’s Church, Ashford Carbonel on Sunday 22nd December at 4.00 pm Please pop the date in your diary and come and join in a very special time. -
  • NEWS FROM ST ANDREWS ASHFORD BOWDLER November 2019 - The church was filled on Tuesday, 1st October, for the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Michael Shallow. The service was led by Stephen Treasure, who gave a moving address on Michael’s distinguished career in the Royal Navy and then at Chichester Cathedral, his marriage to Wendy and his love of family and his …
  • THE RECTOR’S LETTER - Dear Friends I am delighted to be able to welcome Revd. Preb Nick Helm, to the Benefice. Nick will have been licensed to the Benefice as an Associate Priest, by the Bishop of Ludlow on Sunday 22nd September. Nick currently works as Ministerial & Spiritual Development and Curate Training Officer for the Diocese of Hereford …
  • LETTER FROM THE DIOCESE - Final Thoughts Soon after I moved to Hereford I wrote a parish magazine article entitled “First Impressions”. Now it’s time to write my last article and I’ve been reflecting on those first impressions. Second only to the wheel, the sat-nav is a wonderful invention. I’ve got lost a few times, but what a wonderful area …
  • A letter from the Diocese - The winter wheat in the fields opposite my house have recently been harvested. The grain is gathered in. As I write the bails of straw remain, soon to be stored. It looks as if this year has been good with sensible yields. Watching the season’s progression has been a joy. The familiar patterns with the …
  • A letter from the Rector - Dear Friends, At the time of writing I am beginning to think about and plan for our holiday in a few weeks time. Hopefully most of you have managed a break of some kind over the summer months. One of the things that I love about holidays is having the opportunity to walk along the …
  • News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – April 19 - Our annual parish meetings took place in the church on 25th March with the Rector, Rev. Lyn Money, and 11 members of our electoral roll present, the same as last year. At the Annual Meeting of Parishioners, Ann Lansdell was re-elected to serve as churchwarden for another year and a vote of thanks for her …
  • St Mary Magdalene’s Annual Meeting - The Annual Meeting of Parishioners and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in Ashford Carbonell Church on Thursday 4th April 2019 starting at 7.00 pm. The Church Electoral Roll, which is renewed every six years, is due for renewal this year. Application forms (ER2) are being distributed to all those named on the …
  • News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – Feb 19 - Annual MeetingsThe Annual Meeting of Parishioners and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in St. Andrew’s Church on Monday, 25th March, starting at 7.30pm. The first meeting is open to all residents of Ashford Bowdler, while the second is only for those on the church electoral roll. This is your chance to hear …
  • News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – Jan - Tom Froggatt Many people in the two Ashfords were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Tom Froggatt shortly before Christmas. Tom and Shirley had lived for many years at Ashford Mill, previously owned by Tom’s parents, following his retirement from Barclays Bank. They moved to Craven Arms in 2015 but continued to worship …

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