Church services in the Parish.
Sunday 29 January Joint parishes service, Orleton 10.30am.
Sunday 5 March Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer Croft 9.30am
Sunday 12 March Holy Communion – Common Worship Yarpole 9.30am
Sunday 19 March Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer Yarpole 8.30am
Sunday 26 March Themed non communion service Yarpole 9.30am
Sunday 2 April PALM SUNDAY:Holy Communion Ivington 10.30am
Friday 7 April Good Friday Reflections Yarpole 11.00am
Saturday 8 April Easter Vigil Croft 18.30pm
Sunday 9 April NO SERVICE AT ST LEONARD’S OR CROFT
Please attend a neighbouring church if you wish (check times)
Sunday 16 April Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer Yarpole 8.30am
Sunday 23 April Themed non communion service Yarpole 9.30am
Sunday 30 April Joint Parishes Service ? 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,
For other information please phone: Priory Office 612124 Monday to Friday 9.30 – 1.00
Churchwarden Barbara Nurse (780637)
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.
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.
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.
Croft with Yarpole and Lucton PCC
Many, many thanks to those who responded to our previous articles in the magazine to donate, or to become a regular giver, to St Leonard’s Church. As we’ve said before, we cannot do it without you.
Our first article dealt mainly with The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS), where donors can make regular donations by signing up to the PGS. This is vital to us as a PCC, it helps s to budget as we know what income can be expected on a regular basis. We also appreciate that not everyone wants to make a regular commitment particularly in the current climate of rising prices and the cost of living reaching new heights.
With this in mind, PGS have now included a facility for a one-off donation. So, you can now make a one-off donation, that you can repeat if and when you want to, by using the QR code below.
St Leonard's & Michael’s churches 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.