The village of Mathon is situated in a rural Herefordshire parish with the beautiful and historic parish church of St. John the Baptist in the heart of the village (on the Cradley to Colwall road - postcode WR13 5PW). The congregation share traditional Christian services and values, reaching out into the wider community with a hand of friendship and welcome to all who would wish to join them. With over 900 years of history it is a Church and a building with many roles:
Mathon church is a place of meeting and peace, a place of prayer and for music. It is a focus for the community, a building for everyone ... and a venue for milestones in the lives of many generations of local families.
The Revd Robert Ward's ministry covers the parishes of Mathon, Cradley and Storridge, in addition to this he is also Rural Dean for the Ledbury Deanary.
A MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR (updated 2 September 2020)
As we emerge tentatively from the 'lock-down' of the last six months there will be many appeals for help from charities close to our hearts. We'd ask you not to forget your local churches, dependent almost entirely on local good-will for their day-to-day survival. Fundraising has been hit hard this summer, as have other crucial sources of income, including summer weddings.
Richard Jackson, newly arrived as Bishop of Hereford just as the pandemic began, has called for a Parish Gift Day throughout the diocese on Sunday 20 September. Since it's difficult at present to plan events of any kind which involve people coming together, could we ask you to consider making a special donation to your local parish church on or before Sunday 20 September, and if they come in envelopes labelled 'Parish Gift Day', we'll count them as arriving on that day.
Thank you for your consideration.
Are you looking for different ways in which you can pray at home (especially if you are social distancing or self isolating)? Here are some ideas:
BBC Radio 4 Long Wave - Daily Service at 09.45 a.m. See detals online
BBC Radio 4 - Sunday Service at 08.10 a.m. - See detals online
Prayer and reflection for healing and well-being - A resource produced by Hereford Cathedral - details online
Ways to pray from home - produced by Wakefield Cathedral - download
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