Dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch
Come and enjoy a warm welcome at St Margaret’s – our Parish church which has been at the heart of the community for over 800 years. Inside the Church, which is open during daylight hours, you’ll find a leaflet on the history of this lovely building as well as one explaining our purpose and thinking.
Every Sunday at 11am, except the 5th Sunday in the month which is a Group service at 10.30am in one of the churches in the benefice – Canon Pyon, Kings Pyon, Birley, Westhope, Ledgemoor or Wellington. All services are based on Common Worship.
First Sunday – morning praise (lay-led)
Second Sunday – Holy Communion
Third Sunday – family service
Fourth Sunday – Holy Communion
Fifth Sunday – as above
Every Wednesday morning at 9.30 there is a short Holy Communion service.
Our vicar, The Reverend Prebendary Jane Davies and our curate, The Reverend David Wyatt would love to hear from you if you would like to speak to them about a christening, wedding or funeral or if you would like a visit or would like to talk about anything connected with the life and worship at St Margaret’s.
Their contact details are:
Jane – The Vicarage, Brookside, Canon Pyon, Herefordshire, HR4 8NY. 01432 830581
David – Sunnybrook, Wellington, Herefordshire, HR4 8AZ. 01432 830542
Church email: email@example.com
Church Mobile: 07858013289
In the event that you are unable to contact Jane and your enquiry is urgent, one of the Church Wardens will be able to help: Peter Manson 830097 or Margaret Makin on 830452
Looking to the future..
…in common with many churches, we face an upward battle to raise enough money to keep going, but thankfully Wellington parishioners are very supportive of our efforts. Fund raising is now getting underway to install a kitchen and toilet to help make the building more user friendly and there will continue to be fund-raising events for the general fabric and running costs of the building.
There has been a church on the present site since at least the 11th century; parts of the building are Norman – notably the tower with its unusual features – which since its recent restoration presents a glorious and welcoming landmark in the village.
The font dates from the 14thC, the chancel from the 13th C and we know there was a Church in existence when the Domesday Book was compiled.
There is a leaflet on the history available from inside the Church which is open during daylight houts; there are many interesting features to look at – see if you can find the green man!
Jane says “St Margaret’s is at the heart of the community, belongs to the community and its doors are open to anyone who wishes to come along – the Church is entirely dependent on donations and there are fundraising events held throughout the year. We aim to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and to show God’s love in the world – if you are not already a regular Church-goer why not come along to one of our services and let us make you welcome”