Church services in the Parish.

December is a great time to look over your year, seeing what you’ve achieved, what you want to hold onto and what you want to let go of to make way for the new!
It can give a great boost to look at everything that’s happened. Take fifteen minutes to yourself; light a candle and write down everything you’ve gone through and achieved! You will be surprised and emboldened for the coming year.

The Annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, with the Birchpole Choir singing, will take place on Sunday 11 December at 16.00

WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO READ A LESSON? We aim to get a cross section of Yarpole people and particularly would welcome those new to the village to take part.
Let Barbara Nurse know if you would like to take part. (01568 780637 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Carols around the Tree 24th December, St Leonards’ Church Yarpole

3.30 pm Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

4.00 pm Carols and Entertainment

This is an informal gathering, a chance to sing your favourite carols from the Bethlehem Carol Sheet.

During the carols, we will be joined by the shepherds, sheep, kings and angels, brought up to the crib by children in the congregation.

There will be readings, poems and anecdotes, if you have a short piece of music you would like to offer, please bring it along. If you could let me know beforehand so I can allocate a slot.

A heart-warming opportunity to sing, take an hour from the hectic build-up and enjoy.

DECEMBER

Sunday 4 December Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer Croft 9.30

Sunday 11 December Holy Communion – Common Worship Yarpole 9.30

Sunday 11 December Service of 9 Lessons and Carols Yarpole 16.00

Sunday18 December Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer Yarpole 8.30

Saturday 24 December Carols Round the Tree Yarpole 15.30

Saturday 24 December Christmas Eve – Midnight Mass Yarpole 23.30

JANUARY 2023

Sunday 1 January Joint Parishes: New Year’s Day Yarpole 10.30

Sunday 8 January Holy Communion – Common Worship Yarpole 9.30

Sunday 15 January Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer Yarpole 8.30

Sunday 22 January Themed non communion service Yarpole 9.30

Sunday 29 January Joint parishes service TBN 10.30

Changes to the programme will be displayed on notice boards and on the Community website

Anyone wishing to contact a priest please phone:
Rev. Matthew Burns on 01568 614399, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For other information please phone: Priory Office 612124 Monday to Friday 9.30 – 1.00
Churchwarden Barbara Nurse (780637) 

Safeguarding Policy.

This policy applies to St Leonard’s and to St Michaels and All Angels Croft.

Croft with Yarpole and Lucton PCC takes a ‘whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This means that all organisations, Church bodies, officers and ministers involved in activities at St Leonard’s and Croft are committed to consistent safeguarding policy and practice. Everyone associated with our churches who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play in safeguarding.

If you have any concerns please contact: Barbara Nurse, Parish Safeguarding Officer – 01568 780637, Matthew Burns, vicar – 01568 614399 or Mandy McPhee, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor – 07875 757396.

To read the Safeguarding Policy, please follow the link.

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Yarpole is a parish of 700 people situated in North Herefordshire, midway between the market towns of Leominster to the south and Ludlow to the north. Visit Leominster Western Parishes regularly to see Matthew’s updates, including posts from Bishop Richard and Archdeacon Derek.

The Parish of Yarpole is unusual in that there are two working parish churches. St Leonard's situated in the village of Yarpole and St Michael and All Angels Church situated next to Croft Castle, a National Trust property. Many visitors assume that the church is managed by the National Trust as it is part of a visit to the estate. The National Trust does not contribute to the running costs of St Michael and All Angels church.

St Michael and All Angels Church at Croft. The small church is situated in the grounds of Croft Castle, owned by the National Trust. The church, however, is still a working church and is looked after by the Parish. 

Money is always needed to help with the maintenance of these two lovely churches. If you are able to help please use the donation button below.

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We use Golden Giving, a charitable website which ensures that we receive more of your donation to us. Sites such as JustGiving charge a fee of 5% on each donation as well as a monthly fee. This clearly reduces the value of any donations to us.

If you are happy to make your donation using a cheque or BACS we receive the whole amount. This can be done via Golden Giving by selecting 'Alternatively, you can compare and choose an alternative payment method, including PayPal, bank transfer and cheque' at the top of the webpage. Golden Giving will claim any Gift Aid on our behalf

The churches of St Leonard’s and St Michael’s take seriously the care and protection of adults and children. If you have any concerns please contact: Barbara Nurse, Parish Safeguarding Officer – 01568 780637, Matthew Burns, vicar – 01568 614399 or Mandy McPhee, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor – 07875 757396.