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The Bromyard Community Arts group has been formed to promote and organise arts events and activities for the benefit of the local community in Bromyard and the surrounding area and to create opportunities for participation, engagement and education.
Bromyard ARTWALK coming soon!
20th – 29th August 2022
This year’s ARTWALK will start on Saturday 20th August and run until Monday 29th August 2022. The shops, salons and businesses of Bromyard will display a fine selection of artworks in their windows during these nine days so do take a walk around town for a look! It’s a great opportunity for everyone to check out the skills of our talented local artists.
Venues include the Studio Gallery in Market Square and the Heritage Centre Art Gallery and Studio (next to the public hall and the sheep sculpture!).
The ARTWALK will be online too
The Chapel Gallery and Tearoom on Sherford Street will be open over the two weekends (20th, 21st August and 27th, 28th, 29th August) and will be serving tea, coffee and the all-important cake.
Local rural charity, Community First, and Share Energy Consultants are carrying out a project aimed at exploring the issues related to installing car charging points at village halls in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The project will look at the nuts and bolts of installing car charging points, solar panels and batteries at halls. Aiming to make the best use of off demand power, renewable energy and supporting electric community vehicle schemes to help with rural transport challenges.
As part of the project we are collecting opinions from individuals in areas around village halls in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Please can you consider circulating this survey in your local newsletter or bulletins and hopefully filling in the form yourself.
No personal information will be shared from the surveys or used in any marketing.
The link to the SHORT electronic survey is here:
The survey will close in mid September and the more information and views we have about this issue the better will be our advice and support for village halls when they are considering installing car charging points.
Many thanks in anticipation.
Community Buildings Officer at Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Mon until 12.30, Tues until 5.00, Thurs until 12 noon.
Tel : 07598 892613
Details of services, sidesmen, readers and flower arrangers are shown above
The suspension and subsequent dismissal of the The Revd Clive Evans from his post has caused much upset and sadness within our community.
The unacceptable length of time taken by the Church of England to reach a conclusion has been frustrating for our parish and devastating for the parties directly involved.
The PCC’s thoughts and prayers are with them all.
Looking to the future, the process of finding a replacement for Clive has begun and the PCC hopes to have further news on this sooner rather than later.
Whether you are a complete beginner or a yogi / yogini, you can enjoy and benefit from yoga classes from the convenience and comfort of you own home by joining my Zoom yoga classes on a Wednesday.
I am a fully qualified yoga teacher and have been running my popular Zoom sessions since the pandemic lockdowns began.
Yoga benefits body and mind. It increases flexibility and strength, improves sleep, reduces stress, enhances clarity of mind and much more.
I run two classes every Wednesday. A "gentle yoga" session, from 2.00pm to 3.15pm, and a "yin yoga" session, from 6.00pm to 7.15pm.
Prices are £6.50 per session, or for a 6 class pass it is just £30 (equivalent to £5 per session).
Everyone is welcome!
ECHO is an independent, Herefordshire-based charity, driven by the needs of our participants.
They are at the centre of our services and included in the running of ECHO.
We are proud to offer 26 Project opportunities to adults with learning disabilities, from work-based day opportunities to club nights out!
We have also recently opened a Talk Community Hereford Hub on Mondays, 9am-4pm, located in our shop on West Street, Leominster, where you can drop in to be connected to services, groups and activities across Herefordshire.
At the heart of ECHO is the belief that everyone can achieve when given the right support, meaningful choices, and meaningful opportunities. You can find our website at www.echoherefordshire.org.uk
Would you like to learn new skills? Have fun and make new friends?
Most of our activities are suitable for people with moderate or severe learning difficulties.
For more information, call the ECHO office on 01568 620307, or email email@example.com
Volunteer with us…
Would you like to make a positive difference to your local community? Use your skills and life experience to help others? Meet new people
Our volunteers support participants to access activities, enjoy themselves and learn new skills and are supported by Volunteer Coordinators. We have volunteer vacancies and would love to hear from you. Please contact the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“With ECHO you get back more than you give”
Volunteer Support us…
There are many ways you can help us. You can donate to us through regular giving or a single donation, be involved in events and sponsorship, set up legacy or in memoriam giving, or simply shop with us.
For more information, please phone the office or email email@example.com
I am an artist, writer, poet and maker.
I make bespoke hand-made bags and cushions using vintage fabrics and jewellery from found objects.
My contact details are on the flyer above and in the "Businesses - Arts" listings.
Dear Friends and Neighbours of Stoke Lacy Church (St. Peter & St. Pauls’)
For 850 years, from 1279 at least and possibly in Saxon times too, the Church in Stoke Lacy has served the people of the parish. Whether or not we attend Church services, most of us still live by Christian values and turn to the Church for major events in our lives such as weddings, christenings or funerals, or to celebrate festivals or seek comfort and support at challenging times. Having an open churchyard, a haven for wildlife, where we can remember those we have loved, is also very important to many people.
Additional to all of this our church is a fascinating repository for a remarkable history, the bedrock of our community:
• The church building is largely a Victorian restoration but with an arch from Norman times. Artefacts from the Medieval period include a font, Grade II listed stone cross base (1400) and 6 well-tuned church bells dating back to 1350 plus highly regarded stained glass windows.
• Amongst the many interesting connections of our Rectors the church has, in particular, a very strong association with members of the Morgan family who became famous for the creation of the Morgan Motor Car Company and its 3-wheeler car.
• There are also fascinating connections with the Kempson family (rector, church architect and predecessor of the acting Redgrave family) and Fabian Stedman one of the forefathers of bell ringing (1677) as we know it today.
Why are we writing this letter to you?
A prevailing myth is that Stoke Lacy Church receives financial support from the Diocese of Hereford or the national Church of England.
This is completely wrong!
The church has to pay its own way including paying towards the salary and housing of the priest we share with other parishes as well as the repair, maintenance, insurance and utilities for our church building.
We are teetering on the edge of a gap between expenses and income.
This is not sustainable.
Please will you help us to bridge this gap?
Household budgets are tight at present, but we would be most grateful if you would join the many households in our community which already support the church with any contribution you could make, by giving monthly or annually.
It is now possible to support the church through Direct Debit, as for any other charity, through the Parish Giving Scheme(PGS), a national scheme to make giving to church simpler.
You can do it one of three ways:
ONLINE (secure connection): https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/
TELEPHONE: 0333 002 1271, Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm.
BY POST: In this case you will need the Direct Debit form, Parish Name: Stoke Lacy St Peter & St Paul, Diocese: Hereford PGS Parish Code: 180618062. Address: Parish Giving Scheme, 76 Kingsholm Road, Gloucester GL1 3BD
All new donors will receive a letter of confirmation and the opportunity to amend/cancel.
Thank you in advance for your support for our community’s much-treasured church and the service it gives.
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St. Peter & St. Paul, Stoke Lacy.
For more information, please contact Stoke Lacy PCC Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01432 820154