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 – Eucharist
Third Sunday – family service
Fourth Sunday – Eucharist
Fifth Sunday – as above
Every Friday morning at 9.30 there is a short Eucharist service.
The Revd, Pred Jane Davies is now installed as our new Vicar and should be contacted to arrange baptisms, weddings and funerals or for help and advice. She can be contacted as follows:
Revd Preb Jane Davies
Vicar of The Pyons (Birley, Canon Pyon, King’s Pyon and Wellington)
And Dean of Women’s Ministry for the Diocese of Hereford
Tel 01432 830581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Future Village Events
Saturday 13th October Harvest Barn Dance Community Centre
Sunday 14th October Harvest Festival St Margaret’s Church
Saturday8th December Christmas Tree Festival St Margaret’s Church
Sunday 9th December Christmas Tree Festival St Margaret’s Church
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!
Michael 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”